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King Krunch
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King Krunch in 2016

Owner

David Smith

Driver

David Smith

Body Style

2001 GMC

Engine

540CI

Transmission

400 Turbo

Tires

66" Terra

Debut

1983

King Krunch is a Chevy Blazer Monster Truck out of Spring, Texas driven by David Smith. The truck is one of the oldest names in the sport, originally driven by Scott Stephens. King Krunch has been in 7 World Finals and all Monster Jam video games except Battlegrounds. King Krunch was originally apart of Flame Motorsports, but would later go on to be a part of Flame Motorsports. Scott Stephens would be invited to the World Finals in 2000, and David Smith would be invited every year between 2004 and 2010. King Krunch's chassis has also been used for the Fiesta King Krunch body.

History

  • 1983 - King Krunch debuts under Scott Stephens.
  • 1988 - King Krunch gets a sponsorship under Auto Value Parts.
  • 1997 - Scott Stephens suffers a massive crash at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stephens was uninjured, but the truck was totaled.
  • 2000 - Stephens takes part in the first Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas.
  • 2001 - David Smith becomes the owner/driver of King Krunch.
  • 2002 - King Krunch is featured in Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction.
  • 2003 - King Krunch is featured in Monster 4X4: Masters of Metal.
  • 2004 - David Smith makes his first World Finals appearance.
  • 2007 - King Krunch is featured in Monster Jam the Video Game.
  • 2008 - King Krunch is featured in Monster Jam: Urban Assault.
  • 2010 - King Krunch is featured in Monster Jam: Path of Destruction, and debuts a Ford body.
  • 2010 - King Krunch competes in Monster Jam World Finals 11 and suffers a night ending crash in racing after losing to Mark McDonald and El Toro Loco.
  • 2015 - The King Krunch chassis is converted to Aaron Basl's N.E.A. Police for the #MoreMonsterJam tour.
  • 2016 - A brand new King Krunch is debuted by David Smith on the Fox Sports 1 Series (2016). In Indianapolis an old school body is debuted, with slight design changes made over the next two months.
  • 2017 - The 2016 chassis becomes Daron Basl's Monster Mutt Rottweiler for the Triple Threat East tour. David Smith runs the King Kruch body along side Nitro Hornet for a weekend of Toughest Monster Truck evenst in Layfayette, LA.  

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