For the third year in a row the Stone Crusher team returned to the friendly confines of the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the annual Back To School Bash. A favorite amongst fans and drivers alike, the event stirs up a lot of excitement as one of the most unique events of the year. [Read more…]
For the first time ever the Stone Crusher team made a visit to one of NASCAR’s hallowed grounds, the Bristol Motor Speedway. The notorious high banks are known around the world and would be the host for the first of two Monster Truck Challenge events on the year. [Read more…]
After a bit of downtime in the Stone Crusher camp, the team packed up and headed north for a busy week in the state of New York. The first stop for was at Holland Speedway for two shows to start off the week. Steve Sims showed no rust as he returned to the seat of the Stone Crusher putting together two great days of action and picking up a couple wins for the great fans in upstate New York. Following the shows in Holland, NY, the team headed east across the state to the famed Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon. The Stone Crusher has become a regular visitor to the legendary track, and like always lived up to the expectations of some of the sports most die-hard fans with three days of solid performances.
Next up for Steve Sims and the Stone Crusher team is Bristol, Tennessee for their first visit to the high banks of Bristol Motor Speedway. The one night only event takes place this Saturday so be sure to come cheer us on! Also, check out our updates schedule to see where else we’re headed this year.
Every year on Mother’s Day weekend the Stone Crusher team comes home for one of the most unique events in the country, the annual Monsters On The Beach. The four show weekend on the huge sand course is something driver Steve Sims looks forward to every year. With friends, family, and many local sponsors on hand, Sims lived up to expectations all weekend long. The Stone Crusher was strong in racing, making it to the semi-finals three out of four events as well as being the fastest qualifier on Sunday. In freestyle is where Sims let it all hang out. While the freestyle was not judged like most events, the drivers were still very competitive throughout the weekend. Sims pushed the Stone Crusher to the very limits each time out, in an effort to out do his fellow drivers. With massive leaps, big saves, and crossthreads, Sims gave the hometown crowd plenty to cheer for all weekend long. Next weekend the team heads back to Florida for two shows at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville. Stay tuned to the site for our updated summer schedule!
Naples, Florida would be the first stop following the long first quarter season. The Florida Sports Park, known for it’s legendary swamp buggy racing, would play host to a three show Monster Jam weekend. After a great winter indoors it was time to get outside and leg out the Stone Crusher. Driver Steve Sims had a great weekend in the Stone Crusher. Sims was consistent in racing, making the semi-finals on Friday and Saturday, before breaking through on Sunday to pick up the racing victory on Sunday over Scott Hartsock and Gun Slinger. In freestyle, Sims was also strong throughout the weekend finishing in third place during all three freestyle competitions. The Stone Crusher team will remain in Florida this week as they travel north to Ocala Speedway for a four show weekend.
As the regular season came to a close the Stone Crusher team embarked on the journey west to Las Vegas, Nevada. For the fourth year in a row driver Steve Sims was invited back to compete in the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam to square off with 24 of the best drivers in the sport. The festivities kicked off on Friday with the Double Down event where thousands of the most die hard Monster Jam fans came out for the private pit-party and qualifying. After hours of signing autographs Sims geared up for qualifying. During his two practice runs Sims was very consistent and improved considerably on each pass. In his Qualifying pass Sims picked up a great amount of speed with a 16.70 second effort for 12th place.
On Saturday it was time for the biggest spectacle in monster truck racing. The packed Sam Boyd Stadium was electric as the event got started. In the first round of racing Sims had a tough opponent in Jon Zimmer and Amsoil Shock Therapy. When the light turned green, the Stone Crusher flew down Thunder Alley towards the turn with the lead. Sims made a smooth run and sailed to victory. Unfortunately after the finish it became clear something wasn’t right with the truck. Despite the crew’s best efforts the truck was unable to be repaired in time to make the call for the second round.
After a disapointing early exit in racing the Stone Crusher was ready for freestyle. Sims traversed the tough track as he got to work early in his freestyle taking on everything in his path. With massive air and some great vertical leaps the truck lasted throughout regulation and bonus time. In his last jump in bonus time the truck suffered some breakage to the steering, but that wouldn’t stop Sims. The determined driver wouldn’t stop there as he continued on for all the fans. The truck finally came to a stop a minute later after Sims got crossed up over the center hill and ended up on it’s side. The run would earn a score of 24 which was good enough for 10th place at the end of the night.
Once again, it was a great showing on the sport’s largest stage as Sims and the Stone Crusher performed well. Another grueling first quarter was in the books and the team wrapped up another awesome winter season.
For the first time since 2009 the Stone Crusher team headed north to Syracuse, New York this past weekend. The last time the team was in Syracuse, driver Steve Sims picked up a huge racing victory over Tom Meents and Maximum Destruction at the State Fairgrounds. This visit however brought the team to the Carrier Dome for its first ever Monster Jam event. Sims was on his game in Syracuse with just one event before the World Finals in Las Vegas. In racing Sims picked up a first round victory over Brutus. In the second round Sims was beaten by Madusa, but she pushed her truck too hard, and suffered heavy damage giving the Stone Crusher a reprieve into the semi-finals. Sims took advantage and knocked out Superman to advance to the finals. The final round match up pitted Sims against Dennis Anderson and Grave Digger. The two squared off for a great race but in the end it was Anderson coming away with the racing victory over the Stone Crusher. Following a great performance in racing it was time for freestyle. Sims rocked the Carrier Dome with a fantastic run from the Stone Crusher. The over two minute long run featured plenty of big air leaps, a nice save after getting crossed up over a van stack, and some spectacular crossthreads. The run scored a 26 which would tie for third place with Brutus and the Lucas Oil Crusader.
This week the team returns back home to Virginia Beach as they will spend the next week getting the truck ready for the trip out west to Las Vegas for the World Finals.
(Photo Courtesy of Kyle Carr)
Steve Sims and Stone Crusher rocked the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi over the weekend. Sims ran the Stone Crusher hard during the two show weekend picking up a wheelie contest win on Saturday night. Sims also was strong in freestyle picking up two third place finishes to round out the weekend.
Next weekend the Stone Crusher team is off to Syracuse, New York for the first ever Monster Jam at the Carrier Dome. The event is also the last stop before the team returns to Las Vegas to compete in the Monster Jam World Finals.
The Stone Crusher team returned to familiar territory as they traveled south to Jacksonville, Florida’s EverBank Field for one of the largest Monster Jam events of the season. With a sell out crowd of over 70,000 fans the atmosphere was electric for a great night. The action started off with racing where Sims picked up a first round win over Avenger, before falling to El Toro Loco in the second round.
Before freestyle Steve Sims was presented with his qualifier flag for the Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas. The invite marks the fourth year in a row that the Stone Crusher will be competing in the World Finals. With the qualifier flag flying, Sims put the Stone Crusher to the test in freestyle. As always, Sims pushed the truck hard with several big leaps along with a number of crossthreads over the span of two minutes. The always consistent Sims scored well picking up a 24 for his efforts.
From Jacksonville, the team heads to Tupelo, Mississippi for a two show weekend at the BancorpSouth Arena. Check out the rest of our dates on the schedule page here.
(Photo Courtesy of Andrew Fielder)
Darren Migues came off a great weekend in Spokane as he brought the Stone Crusher to the Oakland, California for a major stadium event at the Oakland Coliseum. The chilly temperatures didn’t slow Migues down at all as he started off the night strong in racing with a round one victory over Mark Schroeder and The Felon. From there Migues took out M2D Thunder in the second round for a semi-final match up with Charlie Pauken and Grave Digger. The Digger was no match for Stone Crusher as Migues would meet a familiar foe in Nick Owens and Iron Outlaw for the final round. The race was tightly contested as Migues looked to take the lead in the final corner, but he cut the turn too tight, clipping a turning car and coming up just shy of the victory.
After the narrow racing defeat Migues brought the Stone Crusher back in freestyle for a great freestyle run. Migues delivered a performance packed with plenty of big air and wheelies as he pushed the Stone Crusher to the limit. After nearly three minutes Migues finally came to a stop with a flat right rear tire. The run scored a 23 in regulation along with 2 bonus points for a total of 25. The score would land Migues and Stone Crusher a third place finish in freestyle.