Day one ended with the mud pit. We had the smallest motor of the bunch and the smallest tire size, but we didn't give in to the doubters. First we backed up and got a good run at the pit, and in fact we'd recommend backing up as far as you can. The little FJ was spinning the wee out of our 42-inch Goodyears (which we later found were as tall as some other manufacturer's 44-inch tires), and to our surprise it kept on clawing forward. In fact the truck almost stopped at one point, but then found traction and amazed onlookers with another 10 feet of progress. More motor and less weight would have helped.