2011 Axial/MSD Scale Nationals: Top Truck Challenge

The Top Truck Challenge was the last event of the 2011 Scale Nats weekend. To get into this competition you had to be voted in by members of RCCrawler.com. Anyone can submit an entry, but only the top 10 make the cut. This event is held on Sunday every year, and is the most entertaining to witness by far. It’s just fun watching custom built R/C’s go through this grueling torture test. The was no shortage of breakage, or fried electronics this year either. Almost every competitor had to make repairs at some point during the event. Driver’s meeting started at 10am on Sunday, so we all got to sleep in a little. Once the meeting was done everyone headed down to the first obstacle, “The Frame Twister”. Here’s a quick rundown of the day.

Driver’s ask questions about the format before the event gets underway.
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Frame Twister
Team Axial driver Zach Chatelain’s custom Jeep tuber.
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Utah’s Lance Parker and his custom Jeep Brute build.
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More random shots from the first obstacle.
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Colorado’s Patrick Hardesty working his way through.
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Mud Pit
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Ryan Gerrish won the award for “Biggest Splash” in this event.
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Ty Giebel got a little too close to the pit during Ryan’s pass.
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More random shots
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Obstacle Course
Tim Samuel navigates his custom tuber through the course.
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The finish line had a decent jump before it, most guys hit the skinny pedal as they came through.
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A little carnage.
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More random goodness.
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More at the finish line.
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Dean Hsiao on course.
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Sled Pull
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Mini Rubicon
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It didn’t take the kids long to inherit the pull sled for their Honchos.
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Hill Climb
Ryan Gerrish works his way up the hill climb obstacle.
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John Riplinger’s custom Jeep tuber attacking the hill.
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Few more shots from the hill.
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Tank Trap
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And the winners are………
1st John Riplinger
2nd Lance Parker
3rd Ryan Overbye
4th Zach Chatelain
5th Dean Hsiao
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That’s pretty much it for the 2011 Scale Nationals. It was a great weekend, with some awesome competition. We are already looking forward to next year.

3 thoughts on “2011 Axial/MSD Scale Nationals: Top Truck Challenge

  1. Sweet rigs yall an nnice pictures! i finally got my hands on a scx10 an iv set the llosi and my summit off to The side :) if i can ever Get a a good esc when i got my truck it had no reverse but i like it anyway

  2. i have a honcho i love it and i made it costume with my dad
    great company

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