Twenty one years ago we created Top Truck Challenge as a test of "engineering smarts and driver acumen." Even after all these years, Top Truck has stayed true to the original goal of testing machine and driver in some of the most extreme conditions imaginable. This year will be no exception.
In case you're not familiar with the event, Top Truck takes place over the course of a week near Hollister Hills, California, at the Hollister Hills SVRA. Teams compete in seven events that represent almost every discipline of four-wheeling and consist of the Tow Test, Frame Twister, Mud Pit, Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, the new Coal Chute and of course, the infamous Tank Trap! All of these events are challenging to one degree or another, but the Tank Trap is the crown jewel of Top Truck. The Trap is a one-of-kind, incredibly taxing event that pushes vehicles to the very edge of their design parameters. It can also push teams to their breaking point as they battle the unrelenting obstacles while racing against the clock.
The lucky 10 rigs that will compete in Top Truck are selected by Four Wheeler readers. This year, to celebrate Top Truck's 21st anniversary, we've included a whole new event to make things a little more interesting for all the competitors to really test the limits of their rigs, as well as their own.
This year's event will undoubtedly be the pinnacle of off-road competitions. There will be incredible teamwork, fascinating drama, and riveting action. So be sure to check back often for updates and photos from Top Truck Challenge, June 2013!