A few words from the winners about the Odyssey Battery Challenge. Gigglepin racing team #2, Allen Sharp and Ben Turpie.
It was one helluva fight! Just collecting punches with no grip at all. One punch at a time, they finished the race on first place.
Here’s how Allen described the challenge.
“For this installment of the Odyssey winch challenge we headed north to Wormhough farm near Leek. It’s been a while since i have been to this venue but I knew what was in store for us – steep inclines, bogs, and lots of winching – this is going to be fun.
First we headed to the centre of the site, working our way along the hillside collecting punches. Along the way we were hampered by having no grip at all in some places, but looking at the other competitors, they were having the same problems, so when we had cleaned up in the middle, we headed to the hellish bog section.
We looked at it and came up with a plan – drive around the edge, drop in, secure the punch and backout. This worked to a degree until the last two metres. We had to get to the thick end of it, boy was it tough!
It took us some time to clear the bog and on to the special section, but this was very badly cut up by the time we got there. It was a drive through a marked route. Sounds easy, but when it’s that greasy, it is like driving on ice! With mud flying, we found some grip from somewhere and put in a good time.
4 o’clock came around all too quickly. With only 3 punches outstanding we called it a day – 47 punches collected on a tough site like this wasn’t bad at all! We were all called to the on-site cabin for the scores of the day.
Yes, we had done it!
Really happy with our first place, we have now got to get the truck ready for the next big adventure – Xtrem Portugal that starts on the 4th of June.”
This event was extremely tough on all the co-drivers with there being so little grip on the ground. It certainly lived up to it’s name – Winch Challenge!