May 9, 2013

Mud Bogg to Help Raise Funds for Fairground

While a soggy spring has made mud a dirty word for area farmers, motorsports enthusiasts are hoping the wet dirt aversion will not keep spectators away from a May 18th fundraiser for the Scotland County Fair.

Promoter Jim Jones will be hosting a mud bogg in conjunction with the fair board at the Scotland County fairgrounds next Saturday afternoon. Spectators are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and come out to support the 2013 fair while enjoying some the areas toughest vehicles battle the bogg.

The course will feature a two-foot deep pit, more than 15 feet wide and spanning a distance of 150 feet.

Contestants will do their best to make it across the bogg to complete a timed run. The fastest bogg crossers will take home top honors. In divisions where no vehicles cross the entire pit, the distance traveled will determine the winner.

"This event is all about bragging rights, showing off for the crowd and slinging some mud," said Jones. "This is one event you don't want to miss."

The promoter stated that vehicles from across the tri-state area are expected to travel to Memphis to compete in a variety of divisions ranging from standard farm trucks to alcohol burning nitrous buggies and homemade monster trucks.

The green flag on the first runs will fall at 3 p.m. A concession stand will be available on the grounds. All proceeds will go to the upkeep of the fairgrounds.

For more information on the event or to register as a participant, contact Jones at 660-341-7997.

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