After a strong first weekend behind the wheel of the Stone Crusher, Darren Migues made the trip to San Antonio for a huge two show stadium event in the Alamo Dome. The event featured a massive field of trucks along with a unique layout for both racing and freestyle with large banked turns and freestyle stacks. “I really liked the way the track was setup, it was just really cool,” said Migues. The racing course was a chicago style variation that featured a banked first turn and Migues had success early on with the track. During the Saturday night event Migues navigated the Stone Crusher in two round wins; once over King Krunch in the first round and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in the second round. The third round saw a loss to John Seasock and Grinder but Migues was fast enough to return in the semi-finals as the fastest loser before falling to the Air Force Afterburner.
In freestyle Migues attacked the sprawling floor of the Alamo Dome putting the Stone Crusher to the test in a great freestyle run leaving no obstacle unconquered. The action packed run saw plenty of big air along with some fantastic wheelstands including a spectacular wheelie combo where Migues planted the truck vertically in the top of a stack and the slap wheelied out of the rebound upon landing. “I wasn’t sure how that was going to work out. I didn’t know if it was going to go over backwards there,” remarked Migues. The run would pick up a third place in freestyle for the Stone Crusher team for the first day.
The second day of competition at the Alamo Dome saw continued success for Migues and the Stone Crusher. The day kicked off with racing where Migues continued to be a strong contender as he took out Grave Digger in round 1. In round 2 the Stone Crusher was victorious over Bad Habit before taking out a hard charging Raminator in round 3. Migues continued on in the semi-finals taking out the Bounty Hunter before moving onto the finals. The final round race saw a match up with the Air Force Afterburner in a tight race. The two trucks were neck and neck with Stone Crusher having the lead halfway through but the truck broke loose rounding a corner and Migues was unable to make up the difference in time. “It was pretty close. The back end just got loose and I couldn’t bring it around,” said Migues.
After a great day of racing it was time for freestyle. Migues once again put on a spectacular performance to the delight of the huge crowd on hand at the Alamo Dome. The run went the length of the 90 second regulation time before a broken spindle cut short a chance to score some bonus points. The run was good enough for fourth place to close out the weekend.
The next stop for Darren Migues and Stone Crusher will be Reliant Stadium for an all freestyle event next weekend. For more information this event and others take a look at our 2011 schedule.