Truckin Throwdown has always included a quarter-mile time challenge, but we’ve never had the privilege of conducting it on a NHRA dragstrip. Since this year’s event was held at Auto Club Speedway, we got to take full advantage of their state-of-the-art drag facility. We fired up the lights in the Sportsman configuration and even passed out time slips to give the participants the full experience. Although each competitor was offered multiple runs, most of them chose their runs wisely. It was an extremely hot day on the tarmac and hot-lapping the trucks may have led to early days for a lot of them. But that didn’t stop a few of them from chalking up as many as a dozen runs before the timing tower closed down!