13th KockeTerenci LEGO Truck Trial race, 09.06.2017, Ljubljana – Tacen
Once more, Slovenian LEGO Technic fans and KockeKlub LUG members opened summer season with 15th edition of the annual LEGO Technic Truck Trial race KockeTerenci. And again, we’ve found a pleasant shade in the shelter of trees of a small island in kayak center Tacen in Ljubljana. 11 competitors in two age categories had to face a very steep downhill at the very beginning of the track, which they rarely survived without rolling their off-road vehicles downhill. After the opening roller coaster, the competitors had to tackle sections with roots and smaller rocks followed by piles of gravel and sand in the end.
In the younger category, "Andrej" won with his light and swift tracked racer in front of "Janez" and "Tina". "abnormal" won among the 16+ category in front of "skrana" and "stari89", with a slightly more precise ride. It seems that the course was too easy for some but still too hard for the others, as three competitors did not reach the finish line in the maximum allowed driving time. Moreover, most maximum penalties for hand assistance (60 s) were given this year overall which also proves the difficulty of the track.
The will of the winners in the older category and the outcome of the raffle prize draw decided that all the main prizes were split among younger competitors, while others received "comforting" LEGO prizes.
We thank all the competitors, visitors and assistants in the organization for another good race, and we wish you a creative, full of inspiration and, of course, hot summer!
Photos below show some moments of LEGO Trial