Trucks Gone Wild – What you need to know:
This year all truck-buffs be sure to check out the off-road truck mud-bogging event, Trucks Gone Wild, that is going to be hosted all over the US and Canada. In case you are new to the concept of mud-bogging, it is a form of off-road motor-sport popular in the United States and Canada. The goal of this sport is to drive a four-wheel drive vehicle through a pit of mud or a track of given length. Winners are determined by the distance traveled through the pit and if several vehicles are able to travel the entire length, the winners are determined by time taken to cover the path.
Mud Bogging has grown into a worldwide internet sensation today. Mud Parks around the eastern half of the United States have had mud-bogging events that have drawn thousands of participants who bring their lifted Jeeps, UTVs, Atvs, Buggies and Mega Trucks. The trucks are required to have four wheel drive, in order to assure that they don’t get stuck in the mud. Most Mega Trucks are built with a custom chassis, have 5 ton axles, have higher than 700 horsepower and have tractor tires. Some of these Trucks even have a blower motor or a Alcohol injected motor that brings over 1500 horsepower. In order to make competitions fair the trucks can be divided into different classes such as “Mega Truck Class”, “1 Ton class” and “Super Truck Class”.
Early mud-boggers were pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles added with lifted suspensions, engine upgrades, and larger tires. Trucks like the Arizona Outlaw, Goldbricker, Six Pack, Arizona Sidewinder, Instant Motion, Mud Lord, Mud Pup, Wild Thing, Nasty Habits, Unnamed & Untammed, and the Cyclops, from the late ’70’s and ’80’s, were frequent competitors. Some of these trucks were later modified into Monster Trucks.
National Mud Racing Organization (NMRO) is currently one of the only major professional championship series left along with American Mud Racing Association. All NMRO tracks are Flat or Progressive tracks. Open bogs in Florida are mostly natural.
Upcoming event Dates and Venues for Trucks Gone Wild 2017:
MAY 6-7, 2017 – VERMONSTER – VERMONT STATE FAIRGROUNDS – RUTLAND, VT
MAY 18-20, 2017 – COUNTRY COMPOUND – IMLAY CITY, MI
JUNE 8-11, 2017 – BRICKS OFFROAD PARK – POPLAR BLUFF, MO
JUNE 23-25, 2017 – FILTHY REDNECK COUNTRY CLUB – WALDRON SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
JULY 14-15, 2017 – YANKEE LAKE TRUCK NIGHT – BROOKFIELD, OH
AUG. 4-6, 2017 – BARNYARD ALL TERRAIN – LIVERMORE, ME
AUG. 16-19, 2017 – MICHIGAN MUD JAM – HALE, MI
SEP. 1-3, 2017 – 4X4 PROVING GROUNDS – LEBANON, ME
SEP. 14-17, 2017 – LOUISIANA MUDFEST – COLFAX, LA
SEP. 21-24, 2017 – BRICKS OFF ROAD PARK – POPLAR BLUFF, MO
OCT. 26-29, 2017 – IRON HOSE MUD RANCH – PERRY, FL
NOV. 10-12, 2017 – REDNECK MUD PARK – PUNTA GORDA, FL
NOV. 17-18, 2017 – TWITTY’S MUD BOG – ULMER, SC
RICE TRAILERS – sponsored the Official Trailer of Trucks Gone Wild.
DIRT EMPIRE COOLERS – sponsored the Official Cooler of Trucks Gone Wild.