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Overland Challenge Series By Christian Crawlers 4X4 Club

This was the second year of the Overland Challenge Series held in the Ozark National Forest. From the official event website: www.overlandchallengeseries.com “The National Forest envelops most of the northwest section quadrant of Arkansas. To the north you have the Buffalo River - our nation’s first National River - and Mark Twain National Forest. To the south, lie the Arkansas River Valley, the Ouachita National Forest and Hot Springs National Park. The western side of the National Forest is bordered by the Boston Mountains and several state parks. The eastern side will lead you to Wooly Hollow State Park and eventually the Mississippi River Basin (after lots of farm land!). The Ozarks have a rich history, apparent with a stop at any rural cemetery or homestead. ” Teams consisted of two or three vehicles with no more than six people total. All vehicles had to be street legal, have operating 4 wheel drive, front and rear mounted recovery points, and a full size spare. It was also recommended that vehicles have at least 31” tires, extended breather tubes, and limb risers. In addition each team had to have at least one working winch, a snatch block, a tree strap and a recovery strap. Also since was a three day trip participants had to provide their own camping gear, food, and drink. Five gallons of extra fuel was also recommended as gas is scarce. (IMG_3870) Our team, The Ozark Navigators, had competed in two previous challenges where we won the first event and was disqualified for our second event due to a misunderstanding about the required checkpoints. We had three vehicles for this event, Brad, from West Monroe, LA was driving a 2005 Jeep Rubicon, James, from southern Missouri, was driving a 1999 Toyota Forerunner, and I was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Our team, The Ozark Navigators, had competed in two previous challenges where we won the first event and was disqualified for our second event due to a misunderstanding about the required checkpoints. We had three vehicles for this event, Brad, from West Monroe, LA was driving a 2005 Jeep Rubicon, James, from southern Missouri, was driving a 1999 Toyota Forerunner, and I was driving a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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National Advocate - Winter 2016  

The Winter 2016 issue of the National Advocate features: updates from ORBA Representatives, SEMA, Cal4 Wheel, Outstanding Ambassador Jeff Sl...

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