June 23, 2011

Fair to Feature Mud Bog Races on Saturday

by Hannah Kiddoo

Dirt will be flying at the fair Saturday, July 9 during the 2nd annual Mud Bog. The event is an opportunity for drivers to race their vehicles through a mud pit and see how far they can make it before becoming stuck in the mud.

Racers at least 16 years of age have the option of competing in street stock, modified stock, super stock, modified, super modified or open categories. After being divided by class, drivers begin their runs and work their vehicles through a 28-inch deep pit of dirt and water, striving to make it to the finish line 200 feet away. The messy venue and the competitive nature of the runs make the Mud Bog perfect for those that wish to test the limits of their vehicles.

Those that complete the run are placed by time, and those that fall victim to the mud pit are ranked by completed distance.

The Mud Bog is one of the many popular fair activities that have been brought back for another year. Organizers are hoping for a record turnout for the event; last year 60 racers participated.

The event will take place at the south end of the fairgrounds with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and runs kicking off at 1:30 p.m.

Rules and regulations for each division can be found online at www.scotlandcountyfair.com.

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