Monster Truck Fest - Day 1 Results

July 16, 2011 at 1:03 PM

The Monster Trucks Unlimited team took back-to-back Monster Jam Team of the Year awards in 2008 and 2009, and Saturday evening at the Holland Motorsports Complex, the Virginia Beach based team showed why by sweeping the night’s activities.

"Stone Crusher," with team owner Steve Sims behind the wheel, captured both the Freestyle and Wheelie events, while "Mopar Magic," with young gun Morgan Kane at the controls, took the honors in race competition.

Eight trucks thrilled the large crowd at the Western New York speedplant with their maneuvers and power through the three competitions. After notching the Wheelie win by two points over "Gunslinger" and "After Shock," Sims took to the track as the final entrant in the Freestyle segment and wheeled "Stone Crusher" through an impressive array of moves to edge Jeremy Slifko’s "Backdraft" by one point for the victory.

The Race competition’s final match-up was a meeting of two of the top young drivers in the game, as 21 year old Kane in "Mopar Magic" took the honors over 21 year old Slifko in "Backdraft." In semi-final action, "Backdraft took the measure of "Stone Crusher," while "Mopar Magic" nipped "Gunslinger," with Scott Hartsock aboard, by a blink of an eye.

Day two of the Holland Monster Truck Fest will take place on Sunday, July 17th. Spectator gates will open at 12:00 noon, with action getting underway at 2:00 PM.

SUMMARY

Wheelie Competition: 1. Stone Crusher (Steve Sims) - 23 points; 2. (tie) After Shock: (Bob Robbins) - 21; 2. (tie) Gunslinger (Scott Hartsock) - 21; 4. Toxic (Travis Petri) - 20; 5. Eradicator (Andy Slifko) - 18; 6. Backdraft (Jeremy Slifko) - 17; 7. Krazy Train (Steve Noto) - 13; 8. Mopar Magic (Morgan Kane) - 12.

Race Competition: Round 1 - Gunslinger def. Krazy Train; Mopar Magic def. Toxic; Stone Crusher def. After Shock; Backdraft def. Eradicator.

Semi-Finals - Mopar Magic def. Gunslinger; Backdraft def. Stone Crusher.

Finals - Mopar Magic def. Backdraft.

Qualifying Fast Time: Gunslinger (21.53 sec.)

Freestyle Competition: 1. Stone Crusher - 28 points; 2. Backdraft - 27; 3. After Shock - 25; 4. Toxic - 24; 5. Mopar Magic - 21; 6. Krazy Train - 15. (Eradicator and Gunslinger did not compete in Freestyle due to mechanical issues.)