Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion joined seven other Monster Trucks for an event at the Geauga Fair in Burton, Ohio
Teammates Michael Vaters and Trey Myers come off the line simultaneously during a race at the Northwest Missouri State Fair
Iron Warrior flies the K&N flag as Trey Myers flies over car stacks in the wheelie contest
Black Stallion Monster Truck driven by Michael Vaters in the Monster Freestyle Competition
During the wheelie contest the drivers pulled their Monster Trucks high above the car stacks. “I did a textbook wheelie across the first line of cars,” said Vaters. “When I went for my second wheelie I floored the gas in the Stallion and broke the throttle cable. I was out of commission for a while.”
Vaters couldn’t make the racing portion of the event, but Trey Myers drove the Iron Warrior. In the first race, Myers bested Dan Patrick in Sampson by a truck length. Myers also beat Jay Snyder in Screamin’ Demon in the semi-finals, and went on to beat Jim Koehler in Avenger in the finals.
Vaters and his crew completed repairs and made it back out in time for his favorite event, the Monster Freestyle. “I was on a mission to make up lost time in the pits,” said Vaters. “I soared off the cars and van stacks in Black Stallion.”
The next day, Vaters and his team traveled to the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany, Missouri. ‘It was the first time a Monster Truck show performed at this fair so everyone was in for a treat,” said Vaters. “The fans came out in droves and set a record attendance.”
During the first event, the crowd was treated to the sky wheelie competition. “I was able to get the nose of the all Ford Powered K&N Black Stallion up in the air,” said Vaters. “It seemed to be suspended in slow motion and I took the win. I also tore the tailgate off the truck on the line of cars.”
Iron Warrior and Black Stallion next went head-to-head in racing and made it to the finals. “Both trucks came off the line simultaneously when the flag dropped,” said Vaters. “Each truck throttled in the straight-away across the car stacks. We both executed well.” Black Stallion eventually took the win in a very close competition.
Vaters uses K&N air and oil filters on his Monster Trucks. “K&N filters work,” said Vaters. “We push our engines to the limit and are hard on our motors. K&N gives us the protection we need to win competition after competition.”
The Black Stallion Team will next be at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey on September 19.
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