Meet Stan Prueitt, TTC judge.
Age: "Old enough to know better, young enough to still do it."
Occupation: Director of business process management (day job); master instructor of the tactical martial arts- hand-to-hand combat (side job)
Wheeling experience: 28 years
Years involved with Top Truck: 7
Favorite Top Truck event:
"Tank Trap. Me and my truck have been in it several times, either in competition, for fun, or to rescue another vehicle. Every time it is a different experience. The only way to make it more exciting would be to add explosive mines and attacking ninjas jumping from the trees."
"A competitor in the Tank Trap pulls out of Water Hole 6, his engine dies and so his spotter pops open the hood to see what's the matter. He finds sticks and branches tangled in the serpentine belts. He stated, 'There are some sticks jammed up in here.' The driver sarcastically replied 'Hmmm, I wonder how those got in there.'"
Three four-wheel drive vehicles owned most recently:
"2001 Jeep Cherokee, 4-in lift, 33-in Goodyear Wranglers, rock bumper, winch, grenade launcher, and 7.62 machine gun optional equipment; GMC 5500 four-door 4x4 expedition camper; Dodge 3500 4x4 tow rig. Oh, by the way, I own a 6x6. Does that count?"
If you could go wheeling anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?
"Iceland. Deep snow, volcanic rock, steep hills, and lots of avid wheelers. If I could afford shipping the T-Rex over there that would be a blast. It would do well up there on the ice sheets and glaciers, up the volcanos and through their deep mud."
What was the last movie you watched?
What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
"Blue Oyster Cult, Don't Fear The Reaper."