Race day was a success, truck did okay, I didn't crash and the truck didn't explode.
The biggest issue I had (other than not having a limited slip diff), the bench seat had me trying to hold myself in the truck, which fought against me trying to turn the steering wheel (which is manual, no power). Other than, it needs more go. Just felt like I was fighting to get it to accelerate, so I'd try going back into 1st gear and that was causing the rear end to lock (mostly because I suck at rev-matching).
Do not get me wrong, I still had an absolute laugh riot. Just if I plan to keep autocrossing the truck, there's things I want to make better. That being said, my engine for the BRZ isn't going to be in until mid-October, so at least one more autocross will have to be run with the Hardbody.
I also received a lot of positive comments, questions and goodwill for bringing the truck out. One dude was even telling me all about his old Mazda B2200 he had slammed back in the day.
Lastly, I have to thank Mrs. CraigB for going with me to watch, getting video and photos.
Owners kept using the name because the trucks earned a reputation for being tougher than their size implies, and being incredibly reliable. The Hardbody is every bit the truck it's contemporary Hilux is.