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Boggin' in the South


MARCH MUDDIN'

March brings a ton of muddin’ for offroad enthusiast and boggers! If you love playing in the mud, there are a numerous events to choose from this month – including at least one in your neck of the woods.

Last month, we made it to the Perry Mud Bogg at Kelly Grade (in our back yard) and joined thousands of spectators who enjoyed watching hundreds of BIG, BAD mud trucks slinging it all day on Jan. 31.

Kelly Grade has another event coming up on Saturday, April 25 (see ad in March Issue). We couldn’t make it down to Kenansville for MuddiGras on Feb. 6-8, but thanks to professional photographers Bill Pruitt and Chuck Carroll, we almost feel like we were there.

Wow! The only thing more impressive than the unbelievable trucks and unique rides was the huge crowd (estimated at over 10,000 people) and the very entertaining nightlife.

Go online (http://billpruittphotography.com) and (http://chuckcarrollphotography.smugmug.com) to check out their photos. They are fantastic! Thanks to Bret Bowen for sending us a few photos from the TGW “Monsters Eve,” “Tri Truck Challenge” and “Old School Car Crushing” at Bithlo Motorsports in late January. As we went to press, many of our friends (including the Team Creekbottom/MoreMud.com team) were headed to Doles, Ga. for the Creekbottom ATV races. We look forward to bringing you more on that next month. And now for Muddin’ in March:

March 1 - Waldo Mud Track Grand Opening A new track in Waldo, Fla. will hold its “Grand Opening” March 1 on 100 acres convenient to boggers in North and Central Florida. The excitement will include a “Fire Drill Mud Race” and a variety of other events at 16258 US Hwy. 301 in Waldo, Fla.

March 6-8 - Full Moon Mud Fest BambooFest N the Mud IV Okeechobee will host the “Full Moon Mud Fest” or “BambooFest N the Mud” on March 6-8. The site has 5 large mud holes, ATV riding trails, ATV and UTV races and more.

March 6-7 Sumter Motorsports Park Mega Truck Mud Drag Racing Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Sumter Motorsports Park (Sumter Fairgrounds) as some of the state’s best trucks compete for cash in three classes (Mega Truck V-Tread/Unlimited, Mega Truck 44-inch cut and DOT boggers and Street Stock-below 44” trucks). Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday and racing begins at noon. Sumter Motorsports Park is located at 7620 S.R. 471 in Bushnell, Fla.

March 7 - Bandit Mud Racing Samsula Mud Runs in New Smyrna Beach will host a $5,000 consistency race for the season opener, plus mud pit runs separated by class.

March 7-8 - Ocean Pond There will be “deep, deep” mud for playing and mud races on Saturday and “Tug-of-War” on Sunday, as well as free rides on the “Car-Crushing Mudd Bogg Monster Bus” for kids 10-and-under. Located off U.S. 19 In Old Town, between Chiefland and Cross City.

March 7 - Bradenton Shady Oak Mud Hole Have some fun in the mud Saturday, March 7 with back-to-back “Tug-of-War” and timed tire pulls for cash prizes. Located on Rye Road in Bradenton (1.9 miles off SR-64 East).

March 13-15 Puddin’ Creek Mud Bog TGW Dysfunctional Family Reunion Trucks Gone Wild (TGW) will return to Puddin’ Creek in Perry, Fla. on March 13-15 for the “1st Annual TGW Dysfunctional Family Reunion,” billed as the “single largest gathering of huge mud trucks in history.” The three-day event (gates open at noon on Friday and close on Sunday) is for trucks only (no 4-wheelers) and will be held at 6609 S. Red Padgett Road.

March 14-15 - Boggin’ Bunnell Boggin’ Bunnell has a “Bounty Hole Challenge” for cash and a trophy set for Saturday, March 14 with two classes: “DOT” (street legal tread under 50”) and an “Open” (V treads). The property features two mud holes, a dry track, ATV trails and “Rubber Ball Rally,” DJ/karaoke tent and covered bleachers. Boggin’ Bunnell is open the second Saturday and Sunday of each month and is located at 7447 West Hwy 100 in Flagler County between Flagler Beach and Palatka.

March 28 - East Coast Dirty Girls “Baddest Truck Sho-down” The East Coast Dirty Girls Club will host the “Baddest Truck Sho-down” at “The Barn” in Sanford to select six trucks to represent them in their 2010 calendar to benefit “Helping Our Heroes Foundation.” The day begins at 4 p.m. and will include: the calendar contest, truck, ATV and “Offroad Show and Shine,” Ken’s Tuff Trux “Tug-O-War” competition, “Bucked Up” Hot Pants Contest, free raffles, live entertainment, food, drink specials and vendors.

April 3 - Jesse Black’s Saloon “Tug-O-War” Jesse Black’s (333 East. Oakridge Rd. in Orlando) will host another TGW “Tug-O-War” event on April 3.

April 5 - TGW’s “Battle of the Cliques” at Bithlo Bithlo Motorsports Park (19400 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando) will hold the “Battle of the Cliques” on April 5. Cliques, shops, families, friends or teams will be made up of four trucks (a 1-ton, a “beater” truck and two 2.5-ton or bigger trucks) and compete under a team name against other four-truck “cliques” or teams.

April 25 - Kelly Grade Perry Mud Bogg Kelly Grade (located off of CR-361/Beach Road) will host their second mud bog of the year in Perry, Fla. on April 25. Gates open at 7 a.m. See ad below or call (850) 838-2363 for more information.

April 18 - 19 Creek Bottom ATV Park Mud Bog/Trail Rides Creekbottom ATV in Doles, Ga. will have a mud bog and mud races ($4,000 pay-out) on April 18-19 beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Creekbottom features lighted mud pits, free hot showers, 20 miles of trails and free primitive camping on 500 acres of mud, water and riding trails located on Hwy. 32 – approximately 15 miles west of Ashburn, Ga.