history of mud racing
Mud racing has gained popularity in the United States and Canada. Also known as mudding, mud bogging, and mud drags, this activity has become an art form that she enjoys participating in. For those who are avid on the racetrack, it’s about more than just taking your truck out after a good storm. For them, this is a competition, and like any competition, their goal is to be the best. What goes into racing and what determines who and what is better? This article looks at the sport to determine what makes it so entertaining for those who love it.
The object of mud racing is to drive a vehicle through a mud pit of a given length. Winners are then determined by the distance traveled through the hole. The sport also has governing bodies that oversee that the rules and regulations are carried out accordingly. The American Mud Racing Association and the National Mud Racing Organization (NMRO) are two of the governing bodies that preside over the sport.
The vehicles participating in the races may vary, but all must be four-wheel drive. From there, the different classifications are broken down by elements such as tires. When the sport first started, many used trucks or SUVs. These cars would simply put on bigger tires. The next phase used tractor tires. The different types of mud bogs are: Hill and Hole, Flat or Progressive Track, and Open Bog. Florida is the only place for Open Bogs. These prints are very natural and have very little organization looking at them.
Currently, the American National Mud Racing Organization recognizes six different classes. These classes are: Stock, Modified Stock, Pro Stock, Pro Modified Tires, Unlimited/Cut Tires, and Unlimited/Pallet Tires. Each class indicates what changes can be made to a car and they are pretty much self explanatory based on the title. The stock allows no changes while the unlimited class lets almost anything fly, even nitrous oxide.
If mud racing is something you’re interested in but you’re not near a track to see a race in person, fear not. There was a station created in 2007 completely dedicated to sport. Mud Truck Television provides viewers with all the media coverage of mud racing. The show also highlights races from around the country. There’s even a hall of fame. Currently there are members like Tom Marsh, Chad Miller, Rick Running and Ennis Thomas. All of them have participated in the sport for years and decades.
Mud Bogging is a sport that allows both men and women to participate and its popularity continues to grow in the United States and Canada. If you are interested in the sport, there are races all over the country that you can watch. However, this is a sport that is best left to the professionals. It can be extremely dangerous and is more than just something you do on a boring Friday night.