Just Customs winning streak at the Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge continued on the weekend, with Michael ‘Pip’ Justice and Tim Nolan taking their third consecutive victory at the 2018 instalment of the event. The victory was set up with stage wins on the Travel Ramp, Mud Rats Revenge and Heartbreak Ridge in the v8 powered, portal axle equipped Just Customs TJ Jeep, with the Victorians amassing a total of 1213 points over the three days of competition.
Red Zook has been a fixture on the Tuff Truck podium in recent years and Tim Scott and Luke Schmahl piloted the Sierra rolling on 42’s into second place with 1157 points, with a crushing stage win on the All Terrain and victory on the Frame Twister. After consecutive 4th place finishes in 2016 & 2017, Team Lasernut jumped on to the final step of the 2018 Tuff Truck podium in 2018. US rock crawler, Jesse Haines once again crossed the Pacific to steer Steve Johns Willys Jeep, picking up stage wins on the technical Rock Garden and Jaw Breaker stages on their way to a total of 1131 points.
Dave Camp and Ricky Nolan were successfully reunited to campaign the Team OPW 40 Series. Taking the win on the Mystery Night Stage and fourth overall with 1046 points, ahead of the brand new Twin Lakes Auto Electrics TJ Jeep of Mark and Danny Peters in 5th with 1027 points.
Congratulations to the Tuff Truck team on producing another stellar event. The longer and more technical reworked tracks produced some outstanding drives and fantastic spectating over the three days on the rocks at Milbrodale.
Stay tuned for a photo gallery online and full event coverage in Dirtcomp thanks to Steven Godfrey and Michael Hurren.
TOP TEN OUTRIGHT
1st Just Customs 1213 points
2nd Red Zook 1157 points
3rd Team Lasernut 1131 points
4th Team OPW 1046 points
5th Twin Lakes Auto Electrics 1027 points
6th Team Parrys Fencing 982 points
=7th Mr Diggit 936 points
=7th Full Tilt Offroad 936 points
9th EzyFab Motorsport 925 points
10th Team Rookies 895 points
Engineering: Twin Lakes Auto Electrics
Show N Shine: Full Tilt Offroad
Mini Wiraba: Team Rookies
All Terrain: Red Zook
Rocky Horror: Twin Lakes Auto Electrics
Devils Marbles: Twin Lakes Auto Electrics
Frame Twister: Red Zook
Rock Garden: Team Lasernut
Jaw Breaker: Team Lasernut
Mystery Night: Team OPW
Mud Rats Revenge: Just Customs
Travel Ramp: Just Customs
Heartbreak Ridge: Just Customs
*Results announced at Sunday Nights Tough Dog Tuff Truck Presentation.