13th KockeTerenci LEGO Truck Trial race, 09.06.2017, Ljubljana – Tacen
13th KockeTerenci race was marked by beautiful summer weather, an interesting track in the pleasant shady forest on the island at the kayak course in Tacen and encouraging number of spectators. 9 contestants competed this year with a total of 10 exciting LEGO Technic terrain vehicles. The competitors were divided into two age groups - group 1 up to and including 15 years of age and the second group of 16+.
The honor of opening the racewas on Technic youth and on behalf of it a promising newcomer in the race Tomaž, who did great for his first race ever and finished third in the category up to 15 years. Next up were the "Skrana" brothers - last year's absolute winner Janez, who finished second this time in up to 15 years category and third in total, and his younger brother Andrej, who had shreded the competition with his agile and light tracked vehicle, and kept the trophy of KT in the family for second consecutive year. Category up to 15 years of age was closed by young Lara. Her interesting conceptual tracked vehicle unfortunately failed to target within the time allowed.
The top of the +16 categoryand 2nd place in total was taken by an old cat Abnormal for the second time in a row. All very well deserved, as he was the first to try and use a manual gear shifter on his racer, which has proved to be an excellent move. The first runner up was 9fingers and the third place was taken byCwetqo. MajklSpajkl and his two overweight and underpowered trucks were no match for the rest this year, so he finished last. Former KT champion Stari89 had to participate outside the competition, since he came to race with his excellent, but several times usedcrawler, whichmeant infringement of the first rule of the race which demands new vehicles each year.
Best of both categories received a prize - LEGO Technic sets. We decided not to draw the third prize this year, as it was Janez’s birthday – so the smallest set went to him. Mr. Abnormal proved very generous and noble as he gave his prizeto this year’s rookie Tomaž for further inspiration."Consolation" prizes–CMF minifigures were given to the rest of participants.
We would like to thank all the competitors and visitors for your participation and we hope to see you again in even greater numbers next year.
Photos below show some moments of LEGO Trial