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Englishtown NJ – Raceway Park
July 20, 2011
Competing Trucks:  Black Stallion, Higher Education, Batman, Grave Digger, Spiderman, Superman, Viper

     All the top trucks came out for night of monster thrills at Raceway Park.  There were two freestyle rounds where the trucks let it all hang out and showed off their best stuff.  At the conclusion there was a 3-way tie between rookie James Tracey behind the wheel of Higher Education, Grave Digger and Batman.  Grave Digger won the cheer off.

Harrington DE – Delaware State Fair
July 21, 2011

Competing Trucks:  Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Higher Education, Triple XXX

     Michael Vaters in the all Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion won the Wheelie contest.  In racing round one the Stallion eliminated XXX and Higher Education took out Iron Warrior.  In the bonus loser round Trey Myers in the Iron Warrior took 3rd in racing after beating XXX.  In the racing finals Black Stallion was beat in a photo finish by rookie James Tracey piloting Higher Education.  In freestyle Vaters in the Stallion broke a rear, which allowed Higher Education to thrill the packed stands with a highflying gravity defying freestyle.  The monster bus Higher Education took the freestyle win by crowd cheer off.

Hagerstown MD – Hagerstown Speedway
July 22-24, 2011

Competing trucks:  Black Stallion, Higher Education, Grave Digger, Spiderman, Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Iron Man, Gunslinger.

     Photo By Kevin Berryman


     On Friday night Spiderman took the wheelie contest win to start the show off.  Vaters behind the wheel of the Black Stallion in the bad racing lane was unable to get traction and lost to Gunslinger.  Gunslinger was on a roll because he went on to take the racing win.  Michael Vaters in the all Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion thrilled the hometown fans with a spectacle of flying monster machinery.  Vaters’ freestyle run was awesome but the Dalmatian took the win.  

Photo By Kevin Berryman

     The stands were splitting at the seam and there wasn’t an empty seat available on Saturday night at the Hagerstown Speedway.  Iron Man took the wheelie competition win but Higher Education came in a close second.  Racing action saw Monster Mutt Dalmatian work its way through the elimination process round by round to take the win for the night.  Freestyle was last where the drivers had 90 seconds each to show off their stuff.  Michael Vaters in the all Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion wanted to put on a good show for his hometown fans.  Vaters pushed the truck to its limit and then some as he tore across the obstacles and launched the truck vertical time after time.  The crowd roared their approval and the Black Stallion was awarded the freestyle win hands down.  

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Black Stallion racing Grave Digger:

Hagerstwon MD Herald Mail News Article:,0,4329941.story 

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Seekonk MA – Seekonk Speedway
July 31, 2011

Competing trucks: Black Stallion, Iron Warrior, Higher Education

     The Black Stallion team traveled back to the Seekonk Speedway with all 3 trucks this year throw downs some freestyle action as a finale to their normal street stock racing.  The stands were full of monster truck fans anxious to see some action.  Truck by truck came out onto the track to display their best driving skills launching the trucks airborne off each obstacle and whirling around in dizzying donuts.  At the end of the night of racing all 3 trucks came out and exhibited together simultaneously in an encore performance.  The roaring engines multiplied by 3 and monster power was awe-inspiring.  The spectator crowd cheer off selected the long time veteran Michael Vaters in the all Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion as the freestyle winner for the night.

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