The 2014 season has been strong for the Stone Crusher team and as the leaves started to change color, the guys were wrapping up the year with their final two weekends of events. The first of two stops in October brought the Stone Crusher to Berlin Raceway just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan for their first ever Monster Truck Throwdown event. Unfortunately heavy rains for two straight days forced the cancellation of the Friday night event but the event would go on rain or shine Saturday night. While the temperatures were cool Steve Sims and company were looking forward to showing what the Stone Crusher could do after a strong set of performances over the summer. With dark clouds looming it looked like the event might sneak by without rain, but as the trucks came back to the pits from the pit party the skies opened up and the rain came falling down. Crew chief Tommy Powers and Josh Bushee took extra precaution in advance to make sure the Stone Crusher was ready to battle the rain and mud. Their efforts showed throughout the night as the Stone Crusher didn’t miss a beat in all three competitions, putting up a good pair of wheelies in the wheelie contest and took fast qualifier in racing. Sims worked his way through the bracket where he took on the newly crowned Monster Truck Throwdown tour champion Jamey Garner and Over Bored. The two were neck and neck down the long and fast straightline course but it would be Sims and the Stone Crusher edging out Over Bored for the victory! With the chance to take home another trophy in sight, Sims didn’t hold back in freestyle as he pushed the Stone Crusher to thrill the fans that stuck it out through the cold and rain. Sims delivered a great a run despite minimal traction as he got some big air before blowing out a right front tire. The run would be topped only by his son Steven and Hooked as they narrowly defeated the Stone Crusher for the win.
From Michigan it was back home to the Commonwealth as the Stone Crusher made a visit to the annual Run-a-Muck Mud Bog at Virginia Motor Speedway for a freestyle exhibition with Maxie Broaddus and the Walking Tall Monster Truck. It would be a fun afternoon to watch some of the wildest mud trucks on the east coast do battle and to cut loose and have some fun without worrying about scores or competition. In typical Stone Crusher fashion Sims put on a show for the fans with some big air over the cars and vans and even slung some mud while cutting some donuts. It was a great way to close out 2014 as the team gets ready for yet another busy first quarter with Monster Jam. Be sure to keep an eye on our Schedule and Facebook to find out where we’ll be in 2015! Thanks to all our fans, crew, and sponsors for your continued support and letting us do what we do!