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Top Truck Challenge 2015: A Sneak Peek At The Tow Test

Posted in Top Truck Challenge: 2015 on May 12, 2015
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It’s almost time for Top Truck Challenge 2015, so we figured it would be a good time to offer a sneak peek at each of the seven incredible events that comprise Top Truck Challenge (TTC). We’ll begin with the first event of TTC: the Tow Test.

The Tow Test is typical in that it has a maximum length (approximately 150 feet) and a very heavy load to tow (usually a truck of some sort). What’s not normal about the Tow Test is that, unlike other pulling events that take place on flat ground, ours is on an uphill climb that gains approximately 13 feet in elevation over its length and has an approximate max angle of 16 degrees. The composition of the track is tightly packed dirt -- at least for the first few pulls.

The Tow Test is the very first event in TTC and has the innate ability to weed out weak driveline components. Power and traction is key, and we’ve seen competitors utilize various tricks over the years to gain an advantage in both of the aforementioned areas. Each competitor is allowed one pull and there is no time limit. A pull is completed when forward momentum ceases or when the front axle of the towed vehicle crosses the finish line.

Watch some Tow Test action from TTC 2014

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