2014 Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge Results
2013 saw regular podium placers David Camp, Malcolm Van Ysseldyk and Tazz Baguley give-up their respective driver seats causing much rumoured speculation about who would take their consistent top-end field placings. 2014 had over 20 new teams making largest number of entrants to date, yet there were many unknowns about vehicle capabilities and new team skills adding to the debate about who’d crack a 1, 2 or 3 place on the ladder. Would the Thorpe’s continue their year-on-year gains, was it time for Team PIRATE to make a come-back, would international talent put the Aussies to shame, or would it a new champion surprise us all. With a wet start to some of the most challenging stage layouts yet, this was anyones game.
In what would have to be one of the most unpredictable field of teams for a few years we commend Michael Justice and Tim Nolan in the Just Customs Jeep TJ for not only building an amazing Tuff Truck (awarded the 2014 Engineering Winner) but also showing some fine skill and driving flare. “Pip”s vehicle control is highlighted through the consistently high stage scores and the biggest winning margin ever seen. Runner-up was America’s Dave Cole driving the OPW Tuff Truck with habitual 2nd placer Nick Finch (Mystery Man revealed) starting a whole round of debate on where the talent lays: driver, vehicle or navigator??? (we’re pretty sure all 3 worked well together in this last minute entrant combination). Andrew Stewart &
Peter Keil in Barzook fulfilled their goal of moving up the ladder from previous years placings of 5th & 6th climbing up on to the podium at #3. Well done to all teams who competed and again to Just Customs – the 2014 Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge winners!
|4||Road Runner Offroad||996||$1750|
|10||Team Lock n load||884|
|S2 – Engineering / Show & Shine||Just Customs
|S3 – OPW Travel Ramp (RTI)||Just Customs||67||$1000|
|S4 – Monster Rides Mudrat’s Revenge||X FORCE ROCK MULISHA||115||$1000|
|S5 – Glenn Dobbin Mystery Night Drive||Half Cut||125||$1000|
|S6 – Snake Racing Frame Twister||Just Customs||105||$1000|
|S7 – Performance Metals Mini Wirraba||X FORCE ROCK MULISHA||93||$1000|
|S8 – Mickey Thompson Tires Devil’s Marbles||Just Customs||113||$1000|
|S9 – Offroad Cartel Jaw Breaker||Team OPW||95||$1000|
|S10 – Opposite Lock Rock Garden||Just Customs||118||$1000|
|S11 – Allied Wheels Heartbreak Ridge||Twisty||125||$1000|
|S12 – 4×4 Accessories Store Rocky Horror||X FORCE ROCK MULISHA||100||$1000|
|S13 – BOC All Terrain||Thorpe Motorsport||94||$1000|
We thank all the great teams and sponsors for making this easily the BIGGEST Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge yet.
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