Meet Jason Gray, Team #9, '75 Chevy Blazer, Truck Class.
Q What made you want to compete in TTC?
A "I remember reading the articles on the early TTC events and seeing the ever-changing world of off-roading, from the leaf sprung Jeeps to the Scorpion to the buggies in the current events. Finally, after many years of wheeling and working on my rig I was at the point I felt my truck could hang with the big boys."
Q What type of wheeling do you normally do?
A "I usually wheel the Browns Camp area in Tillamook State Forest and play in the sand at Sandlake, Oregon."
Q What type of wheeling do you rarely do?
A "Rarely do I play in the mud. Not because I don't have fun, but because I don't look forward to the cleanup."
Q If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be, and why?
A "I would like to go to Moab and Johnson Valley. I like wheeling on rocks and what's better than rocks with a spectacular view?"
Q What TTC event are you most looking forward to, and why?
A "I look forward to the Tank Trap. Win or lose, if you finish the 'Trap you have accomplished something that not all competitors have."
Q What TTC event are you not looking forward to, and why?
A "The Tow Test and Mud Pit has to be a weak point for me. I run a 454, but on propane and fairly stock. I think there will be some big horsepower brought to the event that will shine in these events."
Q What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
A "Disturbed, 'Ten Thousand Fists.'"
Q The San Andreas Fault is very close to camp. Have you ever been in an earthquake?
A "I've been in a couple."
Q Have you ever been chased by a wild boar?
Q Have you ever experienced poison oak?
A "Luckily, I have a high tolerance for poison oak and usually don't get a rash. (knocks on wood)"
Q What's one thing people should know about you?
A "I still watch cartoons."