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TRUCK INFORMATION
Driver(s): James Tracey
Engine: 540 CI Big Block Ford, Blown/Alcohol Injected
Transmission C-6 with Pro-Fab Transfer Case
Tires 66" Terra
SPONSOR INFORMATION
Ford Racing, Safety-Kleen, Miller Welders, K&N Performance Filters, A&C Racing Engines, Alto, ARP, BDS, Cloyes, Cometic Gaskets, Dayco Belts, Fluidyne, Go Pro Cameras, Harland Sharp, JE Pistons, Jomar, King Shocks, King Engine Bearings, L&L Hydraulics, Maier, Makita, Manton, Melling, Milodon, Moser Engineering, MSD, Neal Chance Converters, NGK Spark Plugs, Oliver Racing Parts, Optima Batteries, Piloti, PPG Paint, Pro Parts, Pro Werks, Radial Bearings, Safety Solutions, SSBC Brakes, Teamtech, Total Seal, Truck Toyz, Valco
TRUCK HISTORY
Higher Education is the newest piece of the team based in Hagerstown, Maryland, fielded by Michael and Denise Vaters, joining Black Stallion and Iron Warrior in Monster Jam®. Black Stallion has been a top performer in the sport for three decades and has won several Thunder National series championships, as well as competing at Monster Jam World FinalsSM multiple times. Iron Warrior began running as a team Monster Jam truck to Black Stallion in 2004. Then the team expanded again, acquiring a third Monster Jam truck in 2010. The new concept vehicle underwent a series of modifications and finally Higher Education was ready for competition. It made its first start in Monster Jam competition in 2011. Long-time Black Stallion crew chief James Tracey, who has worked on Vaters’ crew for over 15 years, was selected by the team to drive Higher Education at Monster Jam events.