Toby was one of many who got stuck in the crack coming out of Hole Five; only those with Unimog axles had enough clearance to drive through it. After a quick tug from the winch, he was on his way again.Toby was one of many who got stuck in the crack coming out of Hole Five; only those with U The Tank TrapWe save the best of Top Truck Challenge for last. The final event to challenge our competitors is an infamous piece of real estate called the Tank Trap. A quagmire of deep water holes, huge earthen berms and a massively rutted, very narrow canyon section called No Man's Land all contribute to make the Tank Trap the most difficult challenge our competitors and their rigs face in the week-long event. This year we decided to change up the Tank Trap a bit from previous years. We added another large hole, for a total of seven. Of course we also had to throw in a huge earthen berm between the last two holes. As if that wasn't enough, we reengineered the exit so that the competitors now had to climb out of the final waterhole up a nasty hill seasoned with deep ruts. Scoring the Tank Trap is easy. There is no Driving Elegant point system, and there are no pesky cones. Rather, the one who is lucky enough to finish in the quickest time is the winner. Those who don't finish inside of the 30-minute time limit are assigned a score based on the distance they covered. The Canadian Blazer was one of the first rigs we saw that didn't have to winch out of the monster called Hole One. Bob did have to winch a few times in the canyon section, however, eating up valuable time, but was able to finish the Tank Trap with time remaining.The Canadian Blazer was one of the first rigs we saw that didn't have to winch out of the Corey and the big red Chevy absolutely attacked the Tank Trap. We swore he must have removed the brake pedal, put a brick on the gas pedal and zip-tied his hands to the steering wheel. He stopped a couple of times to winch before completing the Tank Trap in a time just short of 20 minutes.Corey and the big red Chevy absolutely attacked the Tank Trap. We swore he must have remov John and his Bronco absolutely blew through the Tank Trap mess in a super-fast 7 minutes and 38 seconds. The fastest time through the trap was set last year at 7 minutes and 6 seconds on a course that was a little longer, but without the seventh mudhole.John and his Bronco absolutely blew through the Tank Trap mess in a super-fast 7 minutes a Tank Trap NotesBarry's Frog: Winched in Hole One, Two, Four, and Six. Was on the very last hill trying to winch but ran out of time.Jesse's 'Yota: Progress was stopped in Hole One after power wouldn't make it to the tires. A clutch impacted with mud and water was suspected.Bob's Blazer: Made decent progress but had to winch a few times, costing him time.John's Bronco: Set fastest time for the new course and had to use the winch only once.Tim's Toy: Made it through in 21:50. Not too bad for a rig whose tranny was held together with JB Weld, a 2x4 and ratchet straps.Jerry's Jeep: Wasn't able to repair the damaged transfer-case output shaft, and started the event in two-wheel drive. Winched as far as he could for points. Results (Time/Points) 1. John's Bronco 7:38/20 2. Scott's Raptor 18:42/18 3. Cory's Chevy 19:50/16 4. Tim's Toy 21:50/14 5. Toby's Flattie 24:03/12 6. Bob's Blazer 24:38/10 7. Barry's Frog DNF/8 8. Abba's Scout DNF/6 9. Jerry's Jeep DNF/4 10. Jesse's 'Yota DNF/2 The Raptor was blowing through the Tank Trap at an extremely quick pace and seemed bound for a record-breaking run. But Scott had to stop to repair the Raptor's suspension.The Raptor was blowing through the Tank Trap at an extremely quick pace and seemed bound f The water in Hole Six was plenty deep, swallowing the Frog's 44-inch Boggers. Very few competitors were able to power through it; most had to use their winches to escape its clutches.The water in Hole Six was plenty deep, swallowing the Frog's 44-inch Boggers. Very few com John Reynolds' spotter, Jack Graef, started to tire from running around the last hill to look for a winch point. In a smart move, John switched places with him so that Jack was driving and John could find a winch point. Even though Jack was exhausted and covered with mud, the smile on his face and the thumbs up told us he had plenty of fun.John Reynolds' spotter, Jack Graef, started to tire from running around the last hill to l The rear axle on Abba's Scout spun its centersection, taking the rear driveshaft with it. After that, Abba winched as far as he could for points and actually made amazing progress.The rear axle on Abba's Scout spun its centersection, taking the rear driveshaft with it. Tim and his Land Cruiser fell into the massive ruts of No Man's Land but kept on truckin'. The engine stalled out in Hole Five, but after a bit of coaxing, fired back up and Tim was able to finish the Trap in 21 minutes.Tim and his Land Cruiser fell into the massive ruts of No Man's Land but kept on truckin'. Coming into Hole Six Toby ran over his winch cable and it became a tangled mess. While we have seen this same situation end other competitors' attempts at the Tank Trap, Toby and his spotter were able to figure out the mess and keep making progress, finishing the Tank Trap with a few minutes to spare.Coming into Hole Six Toby ran over his winch cable and it became a tangled mess. While we By Craig Perrone Enjoyed this Post? 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