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Ten Questions For TTC Competitors - John Retzloff

1977 Gmc K15 Sierra
Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted May 30, 2013
Contributors: Agustin Jimenez

Challengers Weigh In

We know that you're itching to know a little more about our 2013 Top Truck Challenge Competitors so we decided to ask them a few questions to give you a better idea of who they are and why they've decided to attempt the ultimate off road torture test! Find out why John Retzloff has decided to compete in Top Truck Challenge 2013!

Q: What TTC event are you most looking forard to?
A: "Event most looking forward to: The new rock course, hopefully. I like rockcrawling the best."

Q: What TTC event are you not looking forward to?
A: "Event not looking forward to: The Hill Climb. It just keeps getting tougher every year."

Q: When in a tough spot are you more likely to throttle out or thnk it through?
A: "When in a tough spot I'm more likely to crawl it as much as possible and then throttle when all else fails. I'm a conservative driver."

Q: Are you making changes to your rig before TTC?
A: "A few changes to my rig. I'm going to an automatic transmission and a NorthWest Fabworks Black Box with NP205, and just generally tightening everything up."

Q: How is your spotter/co-driver training for TTC?
A: "Spotters are training real hard right now. I have them running 20 miles a day, 300 push-ups, and I throw wrenches at them occasionally (just kidding).

Q: If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be?
A: "If I could wheel anywhere I would like to wheel down in South America after reading about it in Four Wheeler."

Q: What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
A: "On my stereo I usually have some sort of rock/heavy metal music playing."

Q: What was the last movie you watched?
A: "Top Truck Challenge 2011. For training purposes."

Q: Do you have an averson to poison oak, wild boar, or submerged engines?
A: "After having poison oak for three months straight I don't get it quite so bad now, and I hope my GMC won't suffer from Submerged Engine Syndrome, also known as SES."

Q: What's one thing people should know about you?
A: "One thing people should know about me is that I really appreciate all the helps, support, and votes that everyone has given me this year and over the years. I've made a lot of friends being involved with TTC and will be even competing against some this year, and I wish everyone the best of luck and I hope we all have fun! If my truck isn't broke, most llikely I will be there to help others with their rigs in the pits. Thank you everyone, see you in June!"

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