Tough Truck racing is fun to watch. It never fails to provide some real carnage, some magical driving, and a certain drive to get out there and thrash on something yourself. I’ve never driven one, but I want to bad, and watching the action never ceases to make me laugh and cringe, sometimes on the same run. I’m not sure how tough truck racing got started, but I’m fairly certain it involved some adult beverages and a group of fun loving truck guys who thought they could put on a show, if only for their own enjoyment. And what’s wrong with that? Nothing in my world.
I’ve longed for a day when I could get a few of my buddies and a $200 car or truck each onto some private track or off-road course for some full contact fun and excitement. Jumping stuff is cool, and there is plenty of that going on during a Tough Truck race. What’s funny though is the number of people that try to keep from catching air, often times slowing down at exactly the wrong moment, and thereby slam the front end into the ground so hard as to break all kinds of stuff up front. How these trucks keep going round after round is a miracle that probably gets some help from a healthy dose of welding wire in the pits.