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Monster Trucks Wow Crowd in Monster Spectacular at Olympic Stadium in Quebec, Canada

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Michael Vaters is the Monster Spectacular Champion. On April 18 he returned to Montreal, Canada to defend his 2008 title in the Black Stallion Monster Truck.

The Monster Spectacular Series at Olympic Stadium in Quebec is one of the best dome shows on the Canadian circuit
The Monster Spectacular Series at Olympic Stadium in Quebec is one of the best dome shows on the Canadian circuit
Vaters was the crowd favorite because he carried the decals of the local hockey team called the Montreal Habs. “My teammate Trey Myers was sporting the Boston Bruins logos,” said Vaters. “We wanted to build the rivalry and get the fans all fired up.”

The Black Stallion Monster Truck is in Canada to defend his 2008 Monster Spectacular Champion Title
The Black Stallion Monster Truck is in Canada to defend his 2008 Monster Spectacular Champion Title
The Black Stallion took on 11 other Monster Trucks including Avenger, Brutus, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Shock Therapy, Excalibur, Iron Warrior, Wrecking Crew, Spike, Aftershock and Screamin Demon.

The sold out event hosted more than 54,000 spectators who watched a racing course with two sets of cars in each lane. The course was very technical and it looked as if the trucks were on rails as they eliminated competitors.

Bounty Hunter and Black Stallion had excellent runs and were leading the event. Coming out on the last turn, Jimmy Creten got the advantage and took the win.

The freestyle exhibition was the final event of the night. Aftershock began but had steering problems. Trey Myers and the Iron Warrior were determined to win over the crowd but the unpopular Bruin stickers on his Monster Truck kept the crowd quite. “Trey stopped in the center of the floor,” said Vaters. “He got out of the Iron Warrior and slapped the Bruins decals to taunt the crowd. The crowd came to life and erupted with cheers and Trey ripped the decals off the truck and stomped them into the floor.”

When it was Vaters’ turn for freestyle, he was up against the Bounty Hunter. The Bounty Hunter launched in the air but got stuck in the middle of a motor home on the floor. Vaters attempted to nudge the Bounty Hunter free by bumping his rear tire, but it would not budge. Vaters punched the gas and launched the Black Stallion into the motor home destroying what was left. It collapsed and the Bounty Hunter was free to resume freestyle action.

Vaters uses K&N air and oil filters on his Monster Trucks. “Over my many years in this business I’ve used a lot of products, but K&N is the one that can handle the dirty and dusty environment during Monster Jam competitions,” said Vaters. “We are known nationwide for our wild and crazy driving and the ability to push our engines to the limit. We’re hard on our motors and K&N gives us the protection we need for competition.”

Black Stallion’s next event will be in Quebec City, Canada.

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