The idea of using a truck for auto-x is not THAT crazy. After all… pretty much anything can be made “fast” with enough modifications. The Tacoma X-Runner pictured here however… is totally stock… and it’s actually very competitive on the national level in HS versus a field of mostly Mini Coopers.
It makes me wonder if the choice to run this truck in HS was purely coincidental and merely a result of some guy loving his truck, or maybe a calculated decision that came from someone just wanting to be different and hypothesizing that the best way to beat a tiny FWD hot-hatch need not be with another tiny FWD hot-hatch. Either way… huge respect from me. If motorsports is just a battle of drivers, it’s a whole lot more boring than it needs to be.