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.
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!