Ten Questions for Clayton Kraatz, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, '08 TTC Champion.
What you be driving in TTCC?
Kraatz will be driving Leroy Latham's homemade buggy (Latham competed in TTC '09). 460ci, Ford EFI, custom C6, NP205, Rockwell 2.5-ton axles, triangulated four-link suspension with King remote-reservoir shocks, King air bumps, 54-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC tires.
What is your most memorable moment from the year you competed?
"Either the Frame Twister or the rock course. I finished both events with the crowd screaming. Both events I couldn't believe I made it. So it's a toss up."
If you could take First Place in only one event, which would it be?
"Tank Trap. It was my worst event last time."
If you had to take a last place finish in one event, which would it be?
"Frame Twister. If I took last place it would be becaue of a DQ for bouncing out of the logs. I wouldn't feel bad about that."
Besides yourself, who has the best chance of taking home the First Place TTCC trophy?
When was the last time you barfed?
"TTC 2008 when I screwed up in the Tank Trap."
When was the last time you were truly scared?
"July 2010. Jumped a bus, broke my back, and couldn't move my feet. Lasted a minute or two then got the feeling back. Very scary."
What was the last movie you watched?
"Sons of Anarchy the series on DVD."
What's playing on your iPod/CD player right now?
"Pink in my truck, Johnny Cash in my shop."
What's one thing people should know about you?