Twenty years ago we created Top Truck Challenge as a test of "engineering smarts and driver acumen." Even after all these years, Top Truck has stayed true to the original goal of testing machine and driver in some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. This year will be no exception.
In case you're not familiar with the event, Top Truck takes place over the course of a week near Hollister Hills, California, at the Hollister Hills SVRA. Teams compete in seven events that represent almost every discipline of four-wheeling and consist of the Tow Test, Frame Twister, Mud Pit, Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, Mini Rubicon, and Tank Trap. All of these events are challenging to one degree or another, but the Tank Trap is the crown jewel of Top Truck. The Trap is a one-of-kind, incredibly taxing event that pushes vehicles to the very edge of their design parameters. It can also push teams to their breaking point as they battle the unrelening obstacles while racing against the clock.
Normally, 10 rigs compete in Top Truck and they're selected by Four Wheeler readers. But this year, to celebrate Top Truck's 20th anniversary, we've invited all of the past champions of Top Truck to compete in our Top Truck Champions' Challenge. In addition, there is one reader-chosen competitor that will go head-to-head with the past champions.
This first-ever, unprecedented event will undoubtedly be the pinnacle of off-road competitions. There will be incredible teamwork, fascinating drama, and riveting action. So be sure to check back often for updates and photos from Top Truck Champions' Challenge, June 11-15, 2012!