Texas has treated Darren Migues and Stone Crusher well so far in 2011. Following a great two day event in San Antonio at the Alamo Dome, Migues made the trip to Houston for an all freestyle event inside the home of the Houston Texans, Reliant Stadium. Before the event Saturday, Migues took the Stone Crusher to the David Smith’s Flame Motorsports shop, home of King Krunch and El Matador, to get the truck back to 100% after the truck suffered some damage in San Antonio. By Saturday both Migues and Stone Crusher were ready for action and action they created.
The night’s events started off with a wheelie competition on the elaborate course laid out by the track crew. Each competitor was given four attempts to get the best wheelstands they could. Migues came out firing on the first hit, getting a great rebound on the landing, as he danced the Stone Crusher up onto the right rear tire, dragging the tailgate before clipping a small ramp on the track. The truck was tossed hard to the right but Migues was able to save the truck in spectacular fashion. Migues returned to the same stack for his second attempt and once again got a great slap wheelie dragging the bumper before running out of room. For his third attempt Migues lined up to a steep stack and nosed the truck vertically up the ramp before bringing the front end back to the ground, and then into another slap wheelie. On his final attempt Migues returned to the stack used in the first two attempts, and jumped it from the backside. Once again Migues got a great rebound and pulled the truck up into another great slap wheelie. The run would score a 25 and would be good enough for the win to start off the night.
After a winning performance in the wheelie competition it was on to freestyle where Migues had a chance to pilot the Stone Crusher to a double down. It would be a freestyle to remember as Migues left the pits and went straight to work. The run was spectacular from start to finish, full of big air, slap wheelies, donuts, and perhaps an early candidate for save of the year, after pirouetting the truck around on the left front tire and back on to all four’s. “Don’t ask me how I pulled that one out,” Migues said afterwards. “After getting the wheelie win against that level of competition, I was just feeling it. I wanted to step it up and go for it.” Migues did just that as he scored a 28 and the win for the double down in the Lone Star state.
The next stop for Migues is Uniondale, New York for a four show Freestyle Mania weekend at the Nassau Coliseum. For more dates, be sure to visit check out our schedule.