Black Stallion Grabs Wins in the Harbor Yard Arena
Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion pulls out all the stops at Monster Jam
Iron Warrior blasts out of the pits and sets a faced paced run at Monster Jam
Trey Myers drives Iron Warrior in Bridgeport, Connecticut
Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion has the right formula for championship wins
Black Stallion owner driver Michael Vaters signs autographs at the pit party
Michael Vaters and his Ford powered K&N Black Stallion took two separate wins on Saturday. He also pushed the truck to its limits in the Wheelie contest and ripped off the bedsides and tailgate.
Before the races, more than 3,000 people attended the pit party and fans were able to meet the drivers and take pictures of the trucks. The field included Vaters teammate Trey Myers in Iron Warrior, Grave Digger driven by Charlie Pauken, Adam Anderson behind the wheel of Taz, United States Air Force Afterburner piloted by Damon Bradshaw and finally Donkey Kong with Frank Krmel behind the wheel.
In the semi-finals Vaters could not be stopped. The 27-year veteran beat Kong in the first race, and then watched as Afterburner took down Grave Digger in the second. In the finals, Vaters counted on his experience for an edge. It was a very close race, but the Ford powered K&N Black Stallion notched another racing victory at Monster Jam.
In the free style Monster Jam final, a van was put into the car stack. The fans knew there was going to be a lot of air as part of the competition. Iron Warrior came out of the pits and set the bar high with a faced paced run. “Everyone pulled out all the stops,” said Vaters. “I unleashed my signature reverser jump but Grave Digger ultimately took the win by a margin. The true winners were the fans who were able to see some of the best freestyle action of the season.”
The next night, Vaters set his sights on another win. Grave Digger eliminated Air Force and Black Stallion eliminated his competition. This put Grave Digger and Black Stallion, the two most experienced drivers, together. Vaters used every one of his years of experience to find the right formula and become a two-time racing champion in Bridgeport with the Ford powered K&N Black Stallion.
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 filters and other products gives us the protection we need for competition.”
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