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10 Questions For Top Truck Challenge 2015 Competitor John Robinson

Posted in Top Truck Challenge: 2015 on May 18, 2015
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Ten questions for Top Truck Challenge 2015 competitor John Robinson of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, driving a ’96 Dodge Ram 2500.

Q. Why do you want to compete in TTC?
A. “I've been reading and watching it since it began. It's been on my bucket list since Year One.”

Q. What TTC event are you most looking forward to?
A. “Watching my rolled and crushed truck being loaded by an excavator onto the trailer, or the awards ceremony, whichever comes first.”

Q. What TTC event are you not looking forward to?
A. “The Frame Twister. I still have a mostly stock frame. I already broke a 1-ton Dodge frame. Might add some reinforcement before we go.”

Q. Are you making changes to your rig before TTC?
A. “I want to swap out the transmission to a 2WD one to improve jackshaft angles. I don't think I'll have the cash for another one before the event. I will however have to put in a rollbar and some suspension seats. Might have to tie the bar into the back of the frame as well. A snorkel would be a good idea too.”

Q. Will you and your spotter/co-driver be training for TTC?
A. “I've known my spotter for years, but a little training might be needed.”

Q. If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be?
A. “I'd love to do Dakar. Shouldn't need to say why.”

Q. What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
A. “Listening to The Jokerr, Die Antwoord and Astronautalis.”

Q. What was the last movie you watched?
A. “Chappie.”

Q. Do you have an aversion to poison oak, earthquakes, or a submerged engine?
A. “Not a fan of poison oak, and as long as the T.P. supply holds out, we should all be good. I love my diesels, so water is not a real issue except in the fuel or air filter. Earthquakes are no problem. I can't fix it, just enjoy the ride and hope for the best.”

Q. What's one thing people should know about you?
A. “I'm very good at what I do. I just have no idea what it is.”

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