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 Aaron Fava has decided to compete in Top Truck Challenge 2013!
Q: What TTC event are you most looking forward to?
A: "The TTC event I'm most looking forward to has to be the Frame Twister, because that will be the test of how hard I can hammer down at the Tank Trap."
Q: What TTC event are you not looking forward to?
A: "Definitely not looking forward to the Coal Chute. Looks like tire-eating leftovers from an earthquake salvage yard. A flat tire here would surely be a DNF."
Q: When in a tough spot are you more likely to throttle out or think it through?
A: "C'mon man, just five weeks left and there is a HUGE difference between 1 5/8-inch and 2 inches. Yes, if we get to the good stuff in time it will be a W.O.T. week. Otherwise, my nightmares have cement trucks in them."
Q: Are you making changes to your rig before TTC?
A: "Yes, most notably the whole body will be replaced and nothing else will have been left untouched/unchecked."
Q: How is your spotter/co-driver training for TTC?
A: "My wingman has a strict fitness program that involves beer and cigarettes. Just hope he doesn't rip the winch off the truck trying to get to an anchor point in a nano-second."
Q: If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be?
A: "I wish that I could go wheeling everywhere in the world. Hmmm, one answer? How about Hollister Hills SVRA? I hear that they let you drive 'em in as long as you tow what's left out. Maybe the price of scrap will go up."
Q: What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
A: "Out of the 2,000 songs on my iPod, I think a Frampton tune was about done when I shut the crummy thing off. Generally basic stuff on there: AC/DC, ZZ Top, Airbourne, Motley Crue, Ozzy, Hagar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Cars, the classic rock, and '80s metal library from my old CD collection."
Q: What was the last movie you watched?
A: "Honestly, the last movie I watched was actually TTC 2012 about 10 times. Before that was TTC 2010. But mostly just Trucks Gone Wild. Gotta love them get-togethers back East."
Q: Do you have an aversion to poison oak, wild boar, or submerged engines?
A: "I'm allergic to poison oak, it kinda makes me itch. Wild boar? I will just go straight for the varmit... and have my co-driver kick its tail-end. My truck has been stuck in the ocean just to have the tide submerge it up to the windows and I'm sure the water holes in the Tank Trap can't be 10 feet deep."
Q: What's one thing people should know about you?
A: "Prior to meeting me in person (sorry about your bad luck) people should know that my alarm goes off at 2:35 a.m. and it's not that I'm lazy, I just don't really feel like working too hard when I get home at night. Something else to note: My wife Lisa and daughter Erin will accompany my spotter and I on this epic adventure."