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Re: What was the outcome? TinBenders Vs. POR?
The Pirates whooped up on the rest of us.
The Tin Benders took second by a pretty good margin, but it was no contest for 1st.
The Pirates had Bob Roggy's ARCA rig which just flew through the obstacles for a perfect run. Lance(POR), also made the left wall line, after a bit of musceling, including a rear stand up, that almost put him on his lid, (It was awesome to watch). Billy Bob(POR)also made it using plenty of raw HP and a brutal driving style. Two of our best rigs broke, one durring the competition, and one beyond repair the night before). Mike (Tin Bender), made the left wall line in his rock buggy, with only one back up, and did a great job of driving. I tried everything to get over the rock on the left wall line, but could not get up high enough to make the pivot. 38" tires and up and at least 100" WB seemed to be the ticket. I hammered the Jeep very hard, and in return received quite a bit of rock rash, but in the end I timed out. The drive train held together very well though. It was awsesome driving in front of that many rabid screaming spectators. The magazine photographer from Petersons did photo the entire event, so it will be in a future edition. As for me. I knew I still needed some work, to be competetive with the big boys, but Im not done fabricating, Im just gonna take a little time and enjoy the set up I have, and spend some more time on the trail. Other than not climbing one rock, the Jeep did everything I asked of it very impressively.
There will be another challenge next year.
Wow, you can get a nice tan on your arms, from welding with no shirt on.