Truckin' magazine is proud to announce a new and exciting event held during the Heatwave Truck Show, in Austin, Texas, during the weekend of July 22-24. Get out from underneath your EZ-UP and try pushing your custom truck to its limits while competing against other custom truck enthusiasts. Truckin' magazine will have an autocross course set up within the show for any truck owner to drive and compete in on Saturday and Sunday.

The technical 13-turn course will include hard left and right turns, three separate chicanes, and one large, sweeping left-hand turn. Each lap around the course will be timed and the weekend's fastest time will receive a set of Nitto tires. Royal Purple oils and lubricants will be awarded to second and third place. Truckin' magazine will be taking video footage of the autocross competition for our website, and the show's coverage will appear in issue 13, on sale October 18.

Another perk to competing in the autocross competition is the top three trucks automatically qualify for Truckin's THROWDOWN performance truck shootout, held at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, in April 2012. Come and race against our Project Novakane truck and take home some bragging rights. Run the course all day Saturday and Sunday for only $25. We'll also be selling official Truckin' T-shirts, hats, and windshield banners at the show. We guarantee you'll have a blast and even if you've never been around an autocross course, this is a great place to start.

For more information on the show, check out Click here for 2010 Throwdown coverage!

7/29/11 UPDATE: See below for autocross pictures and for Heat Wave Show Coverage!