For Heavy D and his crew at DiselSellerz, there is nothing more fun than building extreme rides, the bigger the better. And while Heavy D is most associated with diesel trucks, the man can work on virtually anything that has an engine and runs on wheels. Over the years, D has worked on numerous vehicles including his first motorcycle, a 1976 Yamaha YZ80 to his most famous creation, the Mega Ram Runner. For D, mechanics are there to be pushed to their limit. And while there is a fine line between overworking machinery and pushing it to its limit, Heavy D manages to achieve the benchmark every time. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Dave Sparks AKA Heavy D.
A man of secrets:
For all his appearances in reality TV, Heavy D rarely talks about his childhood. He is believed to be born sometime during the late 1970s. Little is known about his early life including details on his parents, early life, and birthplace. But going from his skills while working on vehicles, it is safe to say that Heavy was an automobile enthusiast from a relatively young age. He spent much of his early life including his highschool days studying auto mechanics, welding, and fabrication.
After graduating from high school, Dave started managing an ATV and motorcycle rental business for his close friend and mentor, Rich Eggett. The experience proved to be invaluable for Dave who was searching for a way to get into the automobile industry. Midway through his career, Dave decided to enroll at Weber State University. But after studying one semester, Dave seemingly realized that he could learn more from the real world than while sitting in a classroom. So dave quit college at 21 years of age and started operating heavy equipment for his uncle’s construction business. This short stint later turned into a full-time commitment for Dave who started his own small excavation business building rock walls, waterfalls, and other types of landscaping.
Heavy D met Diesel Dave at a hangout and invited Dave to come with him to the lake. After pouring gasoline all over his truck, Heavy D was helped by Diesel to siphon the truck. As a result, the pair ended up bonding and started their own business. Entitled DieselSellerz, the business focused on heavy diesel trucks. The company is well known for its quality supplies and over the top giveaways that happen around the year. The pair also co-wrote a book. Entitled The Diesel Brothers: A Truckin’ Awesome Guide to Trucks and Life, the book features epic and inspirational stories behind Heavy D and Diesel Dave’s business and personal lives, from the guys’ first meeting to their early adventures building DieselSellerz.
Heavy D is a married man and has been so for a while. The pair met in 2009 at one of the events for singles. This was also where he met Diesel Dave a few years prior. Heavy D is happily married to Ashley Bennet Sparks and the pair have been together since 2010. In their ten years of togetherness, the pair has three lovely kids Charly, Beau, and Mack. The family of five lives in Arizona, Utah.