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Mud Fun

June 17, 2014

Six thousand pounds-plus trucks, all built for the ultimate in high performance, put on a show Saturday, up at the Winter Show, in the Second Annual Mud Bog. Mud trucks and their owner-drivers from the Upper Midwest put on quite a display of inspired noise and power, churning through a pit of mud that at times threatened to swallow the “rescue crew,” the brave guys who sacrificed boots and ultimately clothing, hooking cables to the few that didn’t make it.

A small concession of umbrellas sold out at five bucks a piece, and for a few minutes that five bucks was a good investment, when a small shower stayed overhead just long enough to dampen any dust and freshen the pit, which was, literally, already waist-deep in body-sucking, boot-stealing gumbo stew. And ready for magnificent beasts with elegant mechanics producing exquisite noise while boiling the muddy slop on tractor tires.

It was the Second Annual Mud Bog, at the North Dakota Winter Show, Saturday, and a good crowd of several hundred turned out to watch mud trucks from the Upper Midwest compete, and stock mud runners from around the area try their luck with the pit. The show was exciting.
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