Start engine, climb hill, done. Driving a rockbouncer doesn’t sound so hard, does it? Sure…if you’ve never seen one in action before, you can be fooled into thinking that all you are doing is cresting a slight bump. But as we’ve shown you plenty of times, “slight bump” usually means nearly vertical wall face, and there is nothing gentle about how these tube-frame, V8 screamers go about their tasking. When they are successful, chances are that there was four wheels off of the ground at one point and a good chance that it came close to rolling over as well. That’s a testament to the way these drivers hammer on their vehicles…all in or don’t bother!
Unfortunately, gravity is the ultimate law of the land and not every last run can be a winner. Sometimes, the attempt on the hill is over with the sounds of tires blowing out, trees getting mangled and of course, the solid impacts of the cage as man and machine return to the horizontal plane in the quickest time possible. That doesn’t mean the competition is over…it just means that the audience will cheer louder when the driver lines up for another attempt!