Huckfest 2014 - Largest Truck Jump Competiton in the NationPosted in News on October 21, 2014
Have you ever wondered how far you could jump your truck while wheeling with your buddies? Like the young teenage skateboarders that we all used to be, things haven’t changed much when it comes to our off-road machines. The rules are simple, hit the biggest jump and see who can go farther. The same rules apply at Huckfest, an event that has come to be known as the biggest truck jump competition in the nation which has been held at the Oceano Dunes, or Pismo Beach as it’s most often referred to.
We’ve been hitting the sand dunes of Pismo for the past couple of years to check out some well built prerunners, sand rails and even some race trucks as they hit some of the biggest dunes that Oceano Dunes SVRA has to offer to see who can Huck their truck the furthest through the air for bragging rights. The competition started off as a gathering of friends and slowly morphed into the off-road spectacle that it is today which draws in crowds and competitors from all across the nation (some even as far away as Alaska). Huckfest has evolved into a legitimate jump competition with safety coming first for both competitors and spectators. This was quite obvious this year compared to previous years. Spectators were not as close to the action as they used to be but luckily Huckfest had everyone covered by broadcasting the event over the air waves so that spectators could turn up their radios and listen in on how far competitors were jumping. On top of that, there were on-site paramedics standing by with an off-road capable ambulance and even a CalStar emergency air support helicopter to keep everyone safe out in the dunes.
The Huckfest festivities also included live musical performances by Margate, the Moonshine Bandits and The Shell Corporation. There was even an FMX exhibition from the Metal Mullisha riders to finish off the night after the awards ceremony.
This year’s winner was not surprisingly Mike “Hollywood” Higgins in his B & L Motorsports Pro Truck Sand Car with a Huck of 146 feet. Unlike last year, this year’s competition featured much simpler rules with judging that was based on the longest of three jumps. Longest distance jump would take the top honors without any room for protests or confusion and this year’s competitors did not disappoint.
We’re excited to see what becomes of Huckfest next year. Will we end up seeing somebody set a new record for the longest Huck at Pismo Beach? We’re going to guess that we’ll see some bigger numbers and far more competitors at next year’s Pismo Beach Huckfest.
Check out all the action we saw at this year’s Pismo Beach Huckfest!
Unofficial Top Finishing Order:
1) Mike Higgins - 146 feet
2) JK Mayall - 128 feet
3) Brandon Arthur 119 feet
1) Brad DeBerti - 146 feet
2) Frank Taylor - 119 feet
3) Mike Carlson - 113 feet
Open Wheel Class
1) Anthony Crismon - 108 feet
2) Dustin Haning - 101 feet