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Top Truck Challenge 2014 - Tank Trap

Posted in Top Truck Challenge: 2014 on June 13, 2014
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Photographers: Ken Brubaker

One of the biggest reasons that Top Truck Challenge is such a popular competition is arguably what we consider the main event, the Tank Trap! This event is no joke and as such we give the competitors 30 minutes to tackle this trail.

Top Truck Challenge competitors have to work their way through the Tank Trap which climbs 195 feet through mud, rocks, a tight off camber canyon, steep slippery hill climbs, water holes that can swallow up 54-inch tires, V-notches and a final dash to the finish right above the canyon. The Tank Trap is truly a 1/4-mile trail from hell.

This year, the Tank Trap featured no water in Hole 1 but every single other hole did and they were all deep, slippery and treacherous. Hole 2 proved to be a challenge for many competitors as their front tires clawed for traction on the wet rocks entering the tight Rock Canyon.

While more trucks finished the Tank Trap this year than last year, it was a brutal struggle for all the teams from the start to the finish.

Check out some of the action we saw while deep in the heart of the Tank Trap at Top Truck Challenge 2014!

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