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David Smith

Birthdate: March 12, 1969
Residence: Spring, Texas
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2 daughters
Favorite food: Steak and Seafood
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite music: Rock
Hobbies: Restoring cars
Sentence that describes him: David is
always working to improve.

David got his start in monster trucks in 1996 by helping to build King Krunch 14 in the evenings after work. He travelled with the team from 1997 to 1999. In 1999 he made the decision to go to work full time as the crew chief for the race team.
He worked hard to learn all he could about the truck and the sport of monster truck racing and helped take King Krunch to the 2000 World Finals in Vegas. David became the full time driver of King Krunch in the Fall of 2000. His first official show as the new driver was at the 2000 Wings Over Houston Air Show.

The 2001 racing season was his first full season. He worked to find his own driving style which also helped find the weak points in the truck. The team worked hard to improve the strength and reliability of King Krunch 14.

In May of 2002, David and owner, Nels Wickander, decided to expand the team to a two truck race team. King Krunch 15 made it’s debut at the 2002 Wings Over Houston Air Show.

The 2003 racing season has been David’s best and busiest yet. They easily doubled the number of appearances from those done the year before and in March, David was named Clear Channel Motorsports’ Most Improved Driver.

David is constantly fine tuning and looking for ways to improve KK15 so look for even bigger things to happen in the coming years.

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Daron Basl

Birthdate: March 12, 1969
Residence: Spring, Texas
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Children: 2 daughters
Favorite food: Steak and Seafood
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite music: Rock
Hobbies: Restoring cars
Sentence that describes him: David is
always working to improve.

Daron got his start at a very young age. It was a family affair with his father(Gary Basl),older brother Ryan and Daron’s twin brother Aaron on the pulling truck circuit. They pulled in the 2wd class running 62? and 63? model chevy trucks.

In 2000 he and his brother Aaron, started working for Jeff Bainter. Daron was a crew guy for Jeff for about a year. After traveling with Jeff he went back home to work with his dad for a little while. He stayed home until 2002 when he started working for Jimmy Creten, taking the full time driving duties in Jimmy’s Bearfoot truck.

In mid 2004 Daron came to work for the King Krunch Racing Team to take on full time driving duties on the El Matador truck. Daron looks forward to an exciting season in the El Matador and many great things to come.

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