Day one of Top Truck Challenge started off with all the competitors meeting at Hollister Hills SVRA Park for tech inspection and weigh-in. The competitors' camp, along with the Four Wheeler trailer and picnic area is located at the base of the mountain. Each competitor's camp served as sleeping quarters, repair shop, and hangout area, and by the time the Monday afternoon festivities began, last minute adjustments had been made and hundreds of "competitor red" Four Wheeler shirts and sponsor decals had been handed out. As each driver and spotter came by and filled out their paperwork, they received a giant travel bag filled with goodies from Amsoil, Warn, Tuff Country, Poly Performance, 4 Wheel Parts, Mastercraft, and Mickey Thompson!
The TTC Judges and recovery crew were then let loose on each challenger's vehicle to spot any areas of concern. After all the competitors were lined up, and their rigs were deemed safe to compete in Top Truck Challenge, each vehicle was weighed in to find out how much they tipped the scales at. Suffice it to say that some of the competitors were truly surprised to learn the truth about how much their trucks really weighed-in at. It will not be hard to figure out which two trucks tied for heaviest at over 8100 pounds!
Once the tech inspection and weigh-in were completed, all the competitors were lined up for the world famous group photo. The trucks were lined up to Ken Brubaker's specs and the competitors climbed all over their rigs. Finally, everyone made their way toward the Mansmith’s BBQ truck which had just finished preparing an awesome chicken and brisket dinner for the whole group. After everyone was filled to the brim, our fearless leader, John Cappa, introduced the whole group and went over some of the basic TTC ground rules to keep everyone safe throughout the seven events. Day one introduced the whole group to each other and gave us all a chance to admire all the rest of the competitors rigs. Check out all the photos of the happenings from day one of this year’s Top Truck Challenge.