Top Truck Challenge 2015: A Sneak Peek At The Mini RubiconPosted in Top Truck Challenge: 2015 on May 19, 2015
The Mini Rubicon is the third of seven TTC events and it was resurrected in 2014 to replace the Mud Pit, which was a casualty of the ongoing drought in California. The gnarly Mini Rubicon was a TTC staple for many years before it was replaced in 2013 by the then-new Coal Chute. Now that you know Mini Rub’s history, let’s move on what it is and how it works.
Typically, the course is approximately 140 feet in length, and it’s packed with boulders and rocks of various sizes. To keep things exciting, there are no penalties for winching, stopping, or backing up. Instead, we typically give each competitor five minutes to travel as far as they can. Cones mark the course and hitting one results in a 30-second penalty, while a safety violation results in a 1-minute penalty. Traveling out of bounds results in disqualification at that point.
Many competitors who don’t regularly rockcrawl are wary of the Mini Rubicon, while experienced rockcrawlers look at the event as a way to easily gather points. Sometimes fate intervenes and competitors get the opposite of what they expect.
Watch video of the Mini Rubicon from TTC 2014.