CONWAY, AR – The 9th Annual Stuck on a Truck was held over the weekend. How long did the winner stay touching the truck?
Stuck on a Truck is an annual competition held outside the Centennial Bank in Conway, Arkansas. Contestants surround that year’s 1st place prize-always a vehicle-and place their hands on it. Whoever is the last person to remain touching it without having let go is the winner.
Doesn’t sound so hard? Keep in mind, there is no sitting, squatting or leaning allowed. A five minute break is allowed each hour and a 15 minute break is given every six hours, but otherwise the contestants must remain awake and on their feet for upwards of 98 hours straight!
The contest started last Thursday at noon, with 25 participants. By Saturday morning, even after vicious thunderstorms swept through the area, 21 were still standing. Supporters cheered from the bleachers next to the truck, but many of the challengers soon began fading.
The contest finally finished this morning when, almost four full days after it had begun, Chuck Speer was the last man standing. Speer has stated he will be giving the truck to his wife.