At the starting line a long cable was hooked to the back of each truck. As they made their run the cable was dragged behind them. The cable would be unhooked if the truck crossed the finish line and the cable would be pulled back to the start line by the skidder. If the truck didn’t make the finish line their distance was measured and the skidder would pull the truck back to the starting line and off the track.
I am not a huge Jeep fan but several surprised me at how well they did in the class 2 competition. They seemed light enough so they didn’t get bogged down in the mud. A couple of the big stock trucks like mine were too heavy and didn’t have the tires or clearance to get very far.
This truck was driven by a young lady (16 years old) with her father in the passenger seat. She made a full run in the class 2 but went up the bank at around 130 feet so was not given credit for the full run. I saw it and didn’t think she went out of bounds. She did an excellent job although I did tell the person next to me it was similar to many parents “Drivers Ed” experiences with their kids. On her second run she bogged down about a foot short of the finish line.
I only saw one truck flip on its side in the deep trench. They used an excavator to help get it out. I’m pretty sure the truck frame got twisted in the attempt.
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