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by Dave ‘Coonbottom” O’Kane

Trucks Gone Wild Weekend

I love October! College football is getting good, hunting season is around the corner and, most importantly, it is time for the annual Pudding Creek mud bog in Perry, Florida. I can admit it. I am biased. For the last six years the Pudding Creek mud bog in October is the one I look forward to the most. Mud bogging doesn’t really have a season, but if it did, this would be the official start of it. If there was one mud bog that people scrambled until the last minute to get their truck ready for, this would be it. This year was no exception.

The crowd started showing up on Friday. I was able to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in months while throwing back some cold ones, talking some trash and checking out all of the trucks.

TGW held a DVD release party Friday night, followed by a live concert by Tobacco Road. When Saturday morning finally rolled around, several new trucks from all around the South made their debut and many more made the trip for the first time just to have their chance to sling some mud in front of thousands of spectators and the Trucks Gone Wild (TGW) film crews.

Most of the Southeast’s best mega trucks showed up and showed out. Around noon, the biggest and baddest mega trucks lined up to take on the infamous Pudding Creek Bounty Hole for $3,000 in cash.

Dusty Gay and the B&S Recovery truck took home first place ($1,500) in that event, while Twitty and his new K5 Blazer won the “Battle of the Berm” Saturday afternoon.

This event continues to pull in more tractor tire mud trucks than any other event. Everyone was impressed to find all the mud holes had been touched up and a new DOT/Military truck size mud hole had been constructed in the rear.

Puddin Creek once again lived up to it’s reputation. We had a fantastic time.

All of the deep puddin’ mud, bounty hole drama, high-flying wheelies over the berm and what seemed like thousands of trucks was worth the dust, sunburn, windburn and exhaustion I had to recover from when I got home Sunday..


Nov. 10-13 – Mud Muckers 4-Day Weekend

MudMuckers, the world’s largest off-road family fun park, will be open Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13. JR McNeil’s “RAZIN’ CANE” will be on hand for a monster truck show, in addition to truck races, Hill & Hole, Mud Drag Strip, an above-ground drag strip, guided night rides, live entertainment and more. Guests will enjoy free camping, free hot showers, free bike wash and Truck and ATV pits in addition to food vendors, a general store and ice machine. Arctic Cat models will be on display and available for free Demo Rides on Saturday, Nov. 12. Entry fee is $25 for all four days and $15 after 5 p.m. Saturday. Gates open Friday at 9 a.m. The park features an ATV pit, a Hill & Hole pit, mud drag pit, 5-acre play area, separate truck campground, ATV/UTV round pen, landing strip, obstacle course, balance beam and more trails than any other park in the world. MudMuckers consists of 11,000 acres of family-owned land in Bunnell, Fla. and has developed the best trails, mud pits, vendor area and entertainment. For more info, see ad on page 76 or call “Iron Horse” Billy at 386-566-1456.

Nov. 11-13 – Redneck Yacht Club Trucks Gone Wild Weekend

Redneck Yacht Club in Punta Gorda will hold its next event on Nov. 11-13 when the park hosts “Trucks Gone Wild” for an entire weekend. Gates open Friday at noon and close Sunday at 4 p.m. Day Pass is $30, Weekend Pass is $40 and Military trucks get in for half price. Children 12 and under admitted free! On Friday at 8 p.m. there will be a “Salute to the Troops” for Veterans Day, followed by entertainment from JJ McCoy and the Chillbillies (formerly with Fakahatchee). On Saturday at 1 p.m. there will be ATV Racing in the Mud Track with a $300 purse, followed by Side-by-Side Racing in the Mud Track with a $300 purse and a Hill-N-Hole Obstacle Course Race with a $7,000 purse! Following the races, there will be a “Tug of War” (mud tires only) with a $2,000 purse at the Truck Pull Pad! On Saturday at 9 p.m., country artist Craig Campbell (“Fish” and “Family Man”) will play on the main stage. Check out www.redneckyachtclubfl.com for details. The huge off-road park has 800 acres of riding trails, four mud holes, a drive-thru buggy wash, plenty of parking, camping, restrooms and concessions, as well as a 500-foot oval mud track that hosts some of the most exciting racing in the Southeast. RYC also features live entertainment and more. See ad on page 76, call (941) 505-8465 or check out: www.redneckyachtclubfl.com for details.

Nov. 12-13 – Hog Waller ATV WEEKEND

Hog Waller Mud Bog will host its ATV Weekend on Nov. 12-13 in Palatka. Hog Waller has 700 acres of trails wide open for ATV/UTVs and guided night rides. Go to: www.HogWallerMudBog.com for details. See ad on page 72.

Nov. 18-20 – Iron Horse Mud Ranch DOES IT AGAIN IN NOVEMBER

he new Iron Horse Mud Ranch in Perry, Fla. will hold its second event Nov. 18-20 with discounted admission for those bringing canned goods (to be donated to needy families through Food Harvest, Goodwill and local churches), according to Project Manager Gary Wells. The 520-acre mud ranch features 5 mud holes, separate truck and ATV mudding (ATV/UTV friendly), Bounty Hole, buggy and truck wash, live band and “Pudding Wrestling.” Overnight primitive camping is available. Located at 8999 U.S. Hwy. 19 S. in Perry. For more information call (850) 584-5437, email [email protected] or visit: www.IronHorseMudRanch.com. See ad on page 75.

Nov. 18-20 – “Rock ‘n Roll Mega Mud Bog at Triple Canopy Ranch

Triple Canopy Ranch is proud to present its “Rock ‘n Roll Mega Mud Bog” party weekend, coming up Nov. 18-20. “It is going to be a hard- core event with awesome live entertainment and several mud bogging events,” Peter Cassidy said. “Go ahead and pencil the date in, because this is going to be something different, starting with the music and ending up with some awesome events. Be on the lookout for more information and a very ‘special announcement’ about this one,” Cassidy added. For details, visit: www.triplecanopyranch.com.

(For the rest of this month's scheduled events pick up the current issue of Woods 'n Water Magazine.)


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