MASON WINS AT SWAINSBORO MUDBOG
The Swainsboro Mudbog held its first point’s bog of the season Saturday April 6th. Mudboggers from around the area geared up for what should be a tight point’s race in every division. With 6’ first place winner’s trophy, winner’s jackets and cash awards for winning a division, it becomes a must not to just win a bog but also to be consistent in doing so to collect as many points as possible.
The 200’ monster pit proved early on that it wasn’t going to cooperate with the boggers. “I aint never just ran thirty feet”, said Gary Moore of Swainsboro. That would however be enough for the 1988 Samurai sponsored by Judd & Sons Auto Repair, running in the Ultra-Light Class. Moore’s distance of 33’ 9” was good enough for first followed by Renae Haskins who finished in second place. Is there anyone better in this division? Moore continues to prove that he is tops when it comes to the Ultra-Light class.
Swainsboro native and Mitchell, Ga. driver Jim Mason claimed first place honors in the Ultra Heavy class, which was the most contested bog of the night. Mason bogged his ’71 Ford Bronco to a distance of 60’ 7 ½”. TwinCity bogger Jason Wilcher came in a close second in his ’79 Ford F 150 with a pass of 59’ 11”. Dustan Fennell of Adrian brought home third place with a pass of 56’ 1 ½” in his ’79 Bronco.
It was Gary Moore winning the Light truck class in his ’88 Samurai with a run of 120’ 10 ½” just 5 ½” further than long time bogger Stacy Rich also bogging a Samurai.
Billy Jack Myers of Waynesboro won the Heavy division in the “stuck on stupid” Chevrolet with a pass of 82’ 5 ½”
The Super Light class was won by Hunter Rich of Waynesboro in his 1988 Suzuki Samurai with a distance of 125’ 4”.
In the Super Heavy class Ronnie Royal, driving the Royal’s Wooden Creations, pink cancer awareness F 150 won for the second week in a row with a pass 118’ 1”. Josh Griffin of Vidalia came in a close second in his 1988 K5 Blazer with a run of 117’ 5”.
In the high powered Tractor Tire class, “Uncle” Wayne Collins of Vidalia wowed the crowd and had the longest run of the night at 149’ 9”. Collins’ 1987 Chevy was last year’s points champion in the tractor tire class.
If you think you have what it takes to beat some of the best boggers the south has to offer, come try your hand at the 200’ monster pit at the Swainsboro Mudbog. Visit www.swainsbororaceway.com for schedule and pictures of all the action at the Swainsboro Mudbog.