These gentlemen are the Top Truck Judging Team. Not only are they the brains behind the cr
Top Truck doesn’t just magically happen. There are a number of people who we rely on to handle the incredible amount of logistics before, during, and after the event. Many of these folks burn vacation time from their real jobs to help make Top Truck happen. The Four Wheeler team is humbled by their dedication and to them and the companies that helped make TTC ’11 a success we tip our hats to you.
Chris Finstad, our lead medic, John Fox, Robert Lund, Tony Morales, Debra Fox, and JP Juarez from the San Juan Bautista Fire Department.
Phillip Indihar at Quality Construction, for providing the camera truck, water truck, pressure washers, and security personnel.
J3 Excavation and Las Animas Concrete, for the equipment support.
California Site Services, for the safety fencing.
Yamaha, for use of the way cool Rhino 700 Sport.
Mansmith’s BBQ, for all the mouth-watering meals including the wood fire-cooked welcome dinner.
Hollister Hills SVRA staff and rangers, including District Superintendent Jeff Gaffney, State Park Superintendent I Jack Harper, Maintenance Chief Matthew Allen, Maintenance Supervisor Bruce Meyer, Staff Park and Recreation Specialist Jared Ashton, Heavy Equipment Operator Anthony Terry, the Hollister Hills Trails Team, and the OHMVR Division Trails Team.
Four Wheeler Would Also Like To Extend a Big Thank You to the Official Top Truck Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor and Official Retailer:
4 Wheel Parts, www.4wheelparts.com.
Official Axle & Gear: Superior Gear & Axle, www.superioraxlegear.com
Official Lubricants: Amsoil, www.amsoil.com
Official Winch: Warn Industries, www.warn.com
Official Suspension: Tuff Country, www.tuffcountry.com
Official Traction Device: Eaton, www.eaton.com
Official Lighting: TJM, www.tjm.com
Official Tie-Downs: Mac’s, www.macscustomtiedowns.com
See those orange shirts? The people wearing them are some of the members of the Top Truck
The action is intense at Top Truck, but make no mistake, safety is our number one priority. We enforce the rules that govern the Hollister Hills SVRA and we also institute our own policies to ensure everyone’s safety. As an example, following competitor check-in we gather all of the rigs and physically document important safety information including, but not limited to, what type of safety restraints are installed, where the ignition shutoff is located, where the battery is mounted in each vehicle, etc. This is done to ensure a safe and quick response in case of emergency.
Do You Want To Compete in Top Truck 2012?
Has it been your dream to compete in Top Truck Challenge? Next year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Top Truck with the Champions’ Challenge 2012. All of the previous TTC winners from 1993 onward will be invited to make the trek to Hollister and compete in our seven-event mega thrashfest. They can compete in the rig they originally ran or they can bring a new rig, it’s their call.
What does this mean to you? Well, we’ll be inviting one lucky reader to compete against our previous champions and you will decide who that will be using our normal selection criteria. We’ll publish a list of TTC Champions’ Challenge 2012 hopefuls in the April ’12 issue, and you’ll decide by ballot which reader is invited. We’re opening this contest to former TTC competitors, too, so if you competed in the past and didn’t win, now’s your chance at redemption.
Do you want to go head-to-head with illustrious former TTC Champions? Turn to page 40 and fill out the entry form, send it to the address listed by the due date and maybe your fellow wheelers will vote you in to Top Truck Champions’ Challenge 2012. Please make sure the photo you send is high-quality and shows the entire vehicle. Good luck!