As a special treat for the die hard Crushstation fans of the New England area Greg Winchenbach and the Bottom Feeder Motorsports team decided it was a fitting weekend to break out the blue lobster body for a three show weekend at the XL Center. Joining in the action of course was teammate Lumberjack as they were excited for an opportunity to run close to home.
Mike Thompson and the Lumberjack had a pretty good weekend with the truck as they continue to get better with every event. While they went winless on the weekend it certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort as they put together strong efforts in every competition. Thompson shined the most in freestyle where he started off the weekend with a fourth place finish Saturday afternoon, before closing out the weekend with a second place freestyle on Sunday.
For Winchenbach and the Crushstation they were all about rocking the house in Hartford. While wins are nice, it’s more about thrilling the fans and Winchenbach did just that. The weekend saw the Crushstation rack up a freestyle win, a wheelie contest win, and multiple second place finishes in other competitions. The big wow moment of the weekend that stole the headlines was a wild wreck in freestyle on Saturday. A bad bounce from a big air jump across the floor sent the Crushstation end over end and into the pits. It was an unfortunate situation as the Crushstation did hit Instigator before coming to a rest, but both trucks and drivers were okay. While neither driver cared much for the incident, you couldn’t deny that it was thrilling as the fans at the XL Center in Hartford were on their feet and cheering the Crushstation!
For now the team is busy at the shop in Maine getting ready for next week’s event in Trenton, New Jersey with Monster X Tour. Thanks to all our great fans and sponsors for your continued support!
The new season got underway for the Bottom Feeder Motorsports camp as the Crushstation and Lumberjack visited the Greensboro Coliseum in North Caroline for their first events of 2016. The two show weekend had some solid results for the team as Greg Winchenbach and the Crushstation put up some strong performances in the wheelie and donut contests. For Lumberjack, it was Mike Thompson piloting the truck this weekend and getting plenty of eyes on the unique look to the Monster Logger.
All in all it was a solid start to the new year for the team as they spend the next several weeks performing in many events during first quarter. Our next stop brings the team to familiar confines as we head to Albany, New York’s Times Union Center for a two show weekend. We’ve had plenty of wins in Albany and looking to bring home some more. Be sure to check us out online by following our social media pages. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for all the latest on the Crushstation and Lumberjack monster truck team. Also check out our merchandise store for all your Crushstation gear so you can represent the team when we’re in your town!
Over the weekend the world saw the unveiling of the all new Bottom Feeder Motorsports monster truck named Lumberjack! The teammate truck to the Crushstation has been under construction for a couple years now and was just recently finished up in time for a display over the weekend. Team owner Greg Winchenbach is excited for the Lumberjack to see it’s first on track action in just two weeks with Monster Truck Throwdown at the Windsor Fair.
“There’s no doubt that everyone knows I’m proud to call Maine home and will always be thankful for the people that have stuck by our side throughout the years”, said team owner Greg Winchenbach. “Besides lobstering, Maine’s second largest occupation is logging. This truck is a salute to the fellow blue collar Maine families!” he finished.
The Lumberjack is an awesome new addition to the Bottom Feeder Motorsports team who are known for their over the top concept designs and creativity. Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook for more updates on the Crushstation and Lumberjack monster trucks. Don’t forget to come see us in action with the debut of Lumberjack at the Windsor Fair September 5th and 6th!
Our fans have asked and now they shall receive, as our all new Crushstation Monster Truck Crew Shirts and Hoodies are now available for purchase through our awesome sponsors at Valley Fashions! These dye sublimated crew shirts and pullover hoodies are just like the ones Greg Winchenbach and the Crushstation crew wear every weekend. Be sure to check them out at the Valley Fashions Fan Fare Page to pick up yours. Also don’t forget to check out our Merchandise store for other t-shirts, hats, toys and more! Be on the lookout for more new merchandise on our store as we’ll be adding new Crushstation T-Shirts soon. For now keep up with The Monstah Lobstah on our Facebook page for the latest updates as we’re currently rocking the Monster Truck Throwdown tour.
It’s been a super busy start to 2015 with plenty of shows and action for the Crushstation crew. Since our last update the team has been to Detroit, Albany, and Washington D.C. thrilling fans with the Monstah Lobstah along the way.
The second stop of the season brought the Crushstation to familiar territory as they visited Detroit, Michigan’s Ford Field. Driver Greg Winchenbach and crew chief Mike Thompson worked hard on the Crushstation during the week and were amped up for their only stadium event of 2015 and ready to rock the house. The night started off well as Greg qualified 8th and made the cut for the racing field. Unfortunately Greg wasn’t able to take out fastest qualifier El Toro Loco in round one to advance. In freestyle, they delivered the Wow Moment of the night, but it wasn’t they way they wanted to. Greg opened up his run with a great sky wheelie, which he combo’d into an awesome slap wheelie. Greg walked the Crushstation the length of the floor, but a rear wheel clipped an obstacle which sent the truck cartwheeling end-over-end and eventually on top of fellow competitor Storm Damage. Luckily Greg as well as the Crushstation and Storm Damage were unharmed with mostly cosmetic damage to both trucks.
(Photo By: Shawn Hancock – MonsterJam.com)
After some repairs at Mad Man Motorsports in Michigan the Crushstation team loaded up and headed east to Albany, New York’s Times Union Center for a two show weekend. They got off to a great start Friday with a second place finish in the wheelie contest to our buddy Steve Thompson and Hurricane Force. Then it was another second place in the obstacle course behind the Bounty Hunter. Round one of racing saw a win over Storm Damage, but a broken shock would keep them from finishing the racing bracket. Mike thrashed to get the truck back for the donut competition and freestyle where their efforts paid off with a third in donuts and a first place finish in freestyle!
Saturday in Albany saw two more victories added to the season total as Greg tailplanted the Crushstation to a wheelie victory, and then scored the obstacle course win. They were on their way to another good freestyle run but a broken steering pump would take away their chances of a repeat. All in all it was a great weekend in Albany.
From Albany the team traveled south to the nation’s capital for a weekend at the Verizon Wireless Center in Washington D.C. Greg and the Crushstation found themselves going head to head with legendary Grave Digger driver Pablo Huffaker most of the weekend as they battled for the top spot in the competitions in all three shows. With some rocking wheelie contests and freestyles it was a great weekend with one Obstacle Course win, a wheelie contest win, a tie for first in one freestyle, and two second place freestyles.
It’s been a long month but a good one overall for the Crushstation team as they continue into a busy 2015 season. Next weekend the team heads to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey for another weekend with Monster Jam. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by liking our Facebook and following us on Instagram!