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Top Truck Challenge 2014: Mini Rubicon and Obstacle Course - Day 2 Video

Posted in Top Truck Challenge: 2014 on October 7, 2014
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Day 2 at Top Truck Challenge 2014 kicked off with a surprise challenge. While the Mud Pit has been an integral part of Top Truck Challenge in the past, California was facing a major drought so our water rations had to be used wisely. Rather than have a lackluster Mud Pit and an almost dry Tank Trap, we decided to save our water for the main event. This meant that the Mud Pit would remain dry and we would instead opt to run the Mini Rubicon for 2014.

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The Mini Rubicon is a course that is approximately 140 feet in length and packed with boulders and rocks of various sizes. To keep things exciting, there were are no penalties for winching, stopping, or backing up. Instead, we gave each competitor 5 minutes to travel as far as they could through the boulder field that’s designed to snap axle shafts and U-joints. Traveling out of bounds results in disqualification at that point.

The Obstacle Course was also changed up for 2014. The long downhill section was removed this year and the course was also completely dry to save water. You would think this would make for a boring Obstacle Course but truth be told, it was incredibly difficult this year because the devious minds that put together the course decided to dig some massive holes in the lower pools which made for some interesting strategies and lines. Competitors began in the lower section, which was pockmarked with deep menacing holes, off-camber sections, and gobs of loose dirt. Once through the lower section, they faced the upper section that included a pair of deep, nasty holes and the infamous “U-Turn Hill.” From there, it lead into a ravine that stood guard over the finish line. To make things more interesting, Competitors had 10 minutes to navigate their way through the Obstacle Course.

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Check out all the gnarly wheeling action from Day 2 at Top Truck Challenge 2014!

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