Stone Crusher and driver Steve Simms stole the show in front of huge crowd Saturday night at the 13th annual Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. The monstrous machine won both the elimination challenge and freestyle competition.

Going into the final round of eliminations, Stone Crusher was up against Samson. The two were neck and neck through the entire course, but it was Stone Crusher who won by a nose as they crossed the line.

In freestyle Stone Crusher continued his domination, performing outrageous tricks and jumps that gave him the highest score over nine other trucks including Brutus, War Wizard and last year’s winner Avenger.

Before the Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash, fans had a chance to meet the drivers and get up close to the monster trucks at the Circle K Pre-Race Pit Party. Kids also enjoyed getting to experience what the drivers do in the Sergeant Smash ride-along truck throughout the night.

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