Beautifully warm weather welcomed the 3rd year of the Numidia Dragway semiannual mudbog, this past Sunday, May 17th. The 500ft horseshoe track attracted some new faces and new trucks to the event, as well as familiar faces of mudbogs past! This year has also brought about the addition of a cash payout prize for 1st and 2nd places in each of the five classes as well as the usual trophy and gift cards… and of course bragging rights!
Class 1 winners were:
1st place: Paul in his ’88 Jeep Cherokee
2nd place: Kurt in his ’87 Dodge
3rd place: Dan in his ’99 Jeep Wrangler
Class 2 winners were:
1st place: Ron in his ’94 Ford Ranger
2nd place: Tony Somodi in his '96 Jeep XJ
3rd place: Dan in his ’93 Chevy S10
Class 3 winners were:
1st place: Barry in “The Beast” a ’95 Ford F150
2nd place: Mike in his ’74 Chevy K5 Blazer
3rd place: Rudy in his ’93 Chevy K20
Class 4 winners were:
1st place: Greg in his ’85 Chevy
2nd place: Barry in “The Beast” a ’95 Ford F150
3rd place: Mike in his ’74 Chevy K5 Blazer
Class 5 winners were:
1st place: Dan in his ’97 Chevy
2nd place: Ryan in his ’41 Jeep Willys
3rd place: Greg in his '97 Chevy
Special thanks as always to the sponsors of the event, OK4WD, Numidia Dragway, Bishop Landscaping, Valley Chemical Fire Co., as well as all of Scott’s family and friends, and our awesome staff all of whom are integral to the success of this amazing competition. To the drivers, their families and friends, and spectators we thank you for your continued support and for coming back season after season and making this unique horseshoe track a fun and rewarding day for all! We cannot wait to see you all again in the fall. We also welcome any thoughts you may have on this event as well as suggestions on how we can better this event!
Tech and paperwork being done by staff prepping for the race to come.
We were all happy to see mudbog veteran Milton back for another year! This guy is hardcore about his racing, and gets the highest respect from us all. You may remember reading about him from last year’s Warren County Fair coverage…A real charmer, this one!
Brian driving his ’98 Jeep wrangler in the Class 2 division
Tyler making a full pass in his Ford F250
Not even mud can cover the vibrant green of Mark’s ’95 Grand Cherokee
A Toyota 4 Runner making its way to the first curve of the horseshoe, driven by Dakota.
Two new additions to the vehicles this spring were the very noticeable ’03 PT Cruiser and the ’97 Suzuki X90
It may look like a Ford emblem but it’s actually Clayton’s ’90 Chevy K5 Blazer rounding the second corner!
Just love this ’69 Jeepster Commando driven by Sarah!
Another Jeep Cherokee driven by Tony
Mike ran his K5 Blazer in both Class 3 and Class 4, which turned out to be advantageous for him as he brought home two wins for the day
Ron and Dan took home 1st and 3rd place for class 2- Ron in his ’94 Ford, and Dan in his ’93 Chevy. We loved seeing these racers from previous Line Mountain events venture over to Numidia!
Things started getting a little weird when Kyle started driving his Chevy OUT of the track as opposed to around….
…and then out of the other side of the track.
Yet there was a reason to the wild ride: no steering! Also, many broken parts!
But as usual Kyle’s good nature shines through and even though he may not have run a full pass (and has some fixing to do!) he is still smiling.
Stephen plowing through the finish in his Chevy
Barry in “The Beast” took home two trophies in Class 3 and 4
Luckily a bystander noted a fuel leak in Zach’s ’79 Ford while at the starting line. They all pitched in to roll the truck away from the start, in order for Zach to quickly fix the issue and run through the horseshoe.
Paul in his Jeep claimed first prize for Class 1!
The other fun part: fishing through the mud for lost parts!
Jason’s Suburu always gives the crowd a good show of flying mud
This ’41 Jeep Willy’s driven by Ryan took 2nd place for Class 5
Although the truck has seen the race before, driver Rudy was new, but proved himself well by snagging 3rd in class 3
It was so full of mud, I am not even sure who this truck belonged to anymore, but it appeared they were jumping the track and headed straight for me (rest assured, they were not!)
Also a new truck to Numida was a build 6 months in the making, and highly anticipated by all who saw the progress. A racer from previous years,
Dave Delgaudio and new driver Dan Salvatore both fabricated, and drove this Chevy for Class 5 with Dan commandeering 1st place!
Scott congratulates Dan on his winning run which set a new track record.
After the trucks all had their fun, it was time for the quads to come out and get their chance
Remember to come see us in the fall of 2015 for our second mudbog of the season! Camping is available the night before for you to take advantage of outdoor fun before another winter comes along!