Black Stallion should be known as the Monster Jam® truck with the most “firsts.” It was the first Monster Jam truck to have shocks specifically made for it. Owner/driver Mike Vaters was the first to design and build a "Bypass Tube" shock, creating 36 inches of travel, a feature that became a common staple on all Monster Jam trucks. Another first came in 1999, when Vaters and Black Stallion successfully jumped another Monster Jam truck while driving forward. Three years later, they jumped another Monster Jam truck, but this time in reverse. Black Stallion has been used to secure many Thunder Nationals championships in Monster Jam history.
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