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2002 Top Truck Challenge Hillclimb

Posted in Events on November 1, 2002
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Photographers: Ken BrubakerCraig Perronne
Barry likes to use plenty of throttle when he drives the Frog, and who can blame him? He was able to back off a bit and came in 1.1 seconds faster than the ideal time, which netted him Second place.

The Hillclimb
Usually the hillclimb is reserved for the third day of competition, but we wrapped things up early on day one and decided it was time to get dirty. Last year we had to change locations and were sad to see our old hill go. However, Hollister's rangers were able to provide us with another climb that would do the trick. This year we used the same steep, slippery piece of real estate that made its debut at last year's TTC. With big ruts and some berms added to the bottom, it made a suitable challenge.

Just as we did last year, we also employed the concept of an ideal time to score the hillclimb. This would keep the hillclimb from being a horsepower contest, instead rewarding the driver who came closest to the ideal time determined by the judges. It would also keep drivers from applying too much throttle on the super-slippery slope and coming down the hard way. With the stopwatches ready, the competitors lined up and tackled the hill.

(seconds off ideal time)
1. Toby's Flattie 0.54
2. Barry's Frog 1.10
3. Corey's Chevy 1.13
4. Scott's Raptor 4.01
5. John's {{{Bronco}}} 4.09
6. Jerry's {{{Jeep}}} 5.15
7. Bob's {{{Blazer}}} 5.41
8. Tim's Toy 5.59
9. Jesse's 'Yota 9.23
10. Abba's Scout 67.46
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