AROUND 40 offroad enthusiasts from all over the country will compete in the Philippine Tough Truck Challenge XVIII today and tomorrow in Libona, Bukidnon.
According to National Association of Filipino Offroaders president Ramon Toong in a press conference here yesterday, the youngest driver is 14 years old and the oldest is 83 years old.
In its 18-year history that started in Cagayan de Oro City, the Philippine Tough Truck Challenge in 2018 will be joined in for the first time by international champs from Malaysia.
"We have invited members of the Sabah 4-Wheel Drive Association to join in the competition," Toong announced.
With just one race left to decide 2018's Driver of the Year out of 12 legs this season, friendship will be put to test at the exciting Libona course as Noel Bartolome Jr. (ranked first) and Jherico Lara (ranked second) head to the finals with just 12 points separating them.
The Malaysians expected to challenge the championship are 2015-2017 Rainforest Challenge Malaysia champion Cu Xi Chang and 2018 Borneo Safari first runner-up Yap Soon King.
Tough tuck racing is an exciting off-road racing event consisting of modified trucks going around a course filled with different jumps, bumps and turns.
Tough trucks are usually pickup trucks or SUVs that have been upgraded to resist the rigors of the arena unpaved track.
Trucks are usually run one at a time, with the quickest time winning. Sometimes events feature trucks two at a time for added spectacle.
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