Stone Crusher Claims 2015 King of the Beach Title!

Stone Crusher | Monsters On The Beach 2015

Over the last nine years the annual Monsters On The Beach has been a mainstay on the Stone Crusher Monster Truck team’s schedule. The hometown event is one of the most looked forward to events for driver Steve Sims and the entire crew as it’s a weekend at one of the most unique Monster Truck events in the country right in their backyard. Many local fans make the trip down to the Oceanfront to cheer on their local hero’s in the Sims family with the Stone Crusher and Hooked trucks so the team goes the extra mile to make sure the fans that have supported them from day one get an amazing show each and every time the trucks hit the track. This year would be no different as they battled for the King of the Beach title as well as the George Carpenter Cup trophy awarded to the winner. After three straight years of coming up short Sims would not be denied as he pulled out all the stops and would finally claim the trophy. [Read more…]

Stone Crusher Finishes Championship Series in Syracuse

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(Photo By: David DeAngelis – MonsterJam.com)

 

After a grueling eight weeks of competition the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series came to its final stop in Syracuse, New York where Stone Crusher and 15 others would try to make their mark on the end of long season. While Steve Sims hasn’t been at the top of the standings, he was one of the most consistent competitors on the series all season long and turned in a number of good showings through out the season coming into Syracuse. Sims and company looked to continue on their success at the Carrier Dome in hopes to make the Monster Jam World Finals XVI field. The trucks took to the track Friday night for practice where Sims and the Stone Crusher were in the middle of the pack with a ninth place time. Saturday night saw them improve as Sims put up an eighth place time which put him into the eight truck racing bracket as the final qualifier. His round one opponent would be a tough one as he faced off against Charlie Pauken and the Grave Digger. It was a good pass for Sims and the Stone Crusher but they came up just short and were defeated by Grave Digger ending their racing efforts for the night.

An early rollover the week before in Detroit had the Stone Crusher slated to go out early in the freestyle competition, but Sims didn’t hold back in his freestyle run putting up a great run. The blue Ford Stone Crusher was running great as Sims put the truck through it’s paces with some big air jumps and several crossthreads. As the clocks hit zero Sims got one more big air shot in for the bonus judge and a few more moves after the clock stopped to cap off a strong freestyle. The fans saluted Sims on the good performance, but the judges weren’t as appreciative resulting in a score of 29. While the scorecards may determine the finishing position, the only result that mattered to Sims was that the fans in Syracuse got a great show from the Stone Crusher.

While the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series has come to a close that doesn’t mean the end of year for the Stone Crusher. Be sure to check back soon for our summer schedule as we hope to see all our awesome fans again soon!

Stone Crusher Hits The Halfway Mark of the Season in St. Louis

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(Photo By: Brett Moist Photography)

Round Five of the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series brought the Stone Crusher Monster Truck team to St. Louis, Missouri’s Edward Jones Dome for the next event on the season. The previous weekend in Indianapolis saw Steve Sims and the Stone Crusher break through and score their first point on the season, and were looking to gain some more on the massive floor in St. Louis. [Read more…]

Stone Crusher Scoring in Indy | Round 4: Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series

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(Photo By: Chris Kaelin – AllMonster.com)

The firs three rounds of the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series have brought their own sets of challenges to the Stone Crusher Monster Truck team, but in their first ever visit to Indianapolis Steve Sims were able to get their first point in the standings for 2015. [Read more…]

Stone Crusher in Atlanta for Round Two of Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series

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(Photo By: Dave DeAngelis – MonsterJam.com)

Round Two of the Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series brought the Stone Crusher Monster Truck team to a familiar stop, as they returned to Atlanta, Georgia’s Georgia Dome. After a trying weekend in Houston with mechanical troubles cutting their night short, Steve Sims and the Stone Crusher were ready to turn their luck around early in the new season. Crew Chief Tommy Powers tracked down their oil pump issues and had the Stone Crusher ready for action. [Read more…]

Rough Start to Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series for Stone Crusher

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After a strong 2014 campaign Steve Sims and the Stone Crusher Monster Truck team were invited to be a part of the all new Monster Jam Fox Sports 1 Championship Series in 2015. The series features 16 of the industry’s top trucks in a nine week tour across the United States at some of the nation’s most prestigious stadiums. With both Steve and son Steven with the Hooked Monster Truck apart of the series, the father and son duo were excited to start off the new year. [Read more…]

Racing Victory in Michigan | Closing Out 2014 in Virginia for Stone Crusher

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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!

Second Place Racing Finish For Stone Crusher in Charlotte

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The Stone Crusher team was back to Charlotte for the Back To School Monster Truck Bash once again this weekend, marking the sixth year in a row the team has participated in this marquee event. Mechanical troubles plagued the team last year in Charlotte as they were defending both the racing and freestyle wins from 2012. Driver Steve Sims was looking for a bounce back year after the disappointing outing in 2013. The always challenging crossover track would have a new element involved for this year, as rain showers passed overhead just hours before showtime. [Read more…]

Runner Up Freestyle Peformance for Stone Crusher in Bristol

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Last year at Bristol Motor Speedway, Steve Sims and Stone Crusher put it all on the line and thrilled the fans in freestyle but were just short of picking up the freestyle win. This year he wasn’t leaving anything on the table coming into last Saturday’s event, and did just that during his freestyle run. His biggest challenge in pursuit of the win would come from his own flesh and blood, his son Steven. With both turning in spectacular performances, the crowd was left to decide the victor. [Read more…]

Stone Crusher Finishing Up 2013 Strong

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Photos By: Al Goulder – http://almo.photoreflect.com/

The Fall months tend to be a slower time for most of the monster truck world but the Stone Crusher team finds ways to keep busy and thrilling fans. The month of October featured two different events, starting off with a four show weekend in Philadelphia, and then taking a quick trip to Jamaica, Virginia for the annual Run A Muck Mud Bog at Virginia Motor Speedway. Four shows are always a grueling test on equipment but the Stone Crusher team kept the truck at peak performance throughout the entire weekend in Philadelphia. The stacked line up of former world champions was a tough field of competition, proving to be tough competition. While the Stone Crusher was kept out of the winner’s circle for the weekend, the team still had a solid outing with several good freestyle performances, making many new Stone Crusher fans along the way.

After a long four show weekend in Philadelphia, the Run A Muck Mud Bog at Virginia Speedway was quite the change of pace. The freestyle exhibition was a good opportunity to cut loose and have some fun with the truck, and that’s just what Steve Sims did. With only a couple jumps to work with Sims got the most out of them with several flying leaps as he soared the Stone Crusher over them with ease. The crowd loved it as Sims kept going bigger and bigger throughout his performance, eventually knocking loose a few body panels along the way.

This coming weekend marks the final event of 2013 for the Stone Crusher team as they get one more chance to see their dedicated local fans at the Hampton Coliseum, with three shows starting Friday night. It’s sure to be a great time for all so if you’re in the area come on out to cheer us on. Check back soon for recaps from this weekend’s action in Hampton.