BOGGERS DEFEAT MONSTER PIT AT SWAINSBORO MUDBOG
Mudbogging action picked up Saturday April 27th at the Swainsboro Mudbog with first time boggers along with the best mudboggers from our area doing their best to defeat the competition as well as the 200’ monster pit. Four mudboggers in three different classes defeated the monster pit which gave the mudbogging fans their monies worth of admission.
First up was the MODIFED class and newcomer to the Swainsboro Mudbog, Robbie Lowe of Cobbtown. Lowe bogged his 1992 high powered Ford Ranger to a distance of 138’ on his first run and 126’ on his second run. If not for minor mechanical difficulties, Lowe would have more than likely had the best complete run time of the night.
In the ULTRA LIGHT class, Swainsboro bogger Stacy Rich had a complete run with a time of 1 minute and 13.099 seconds to claim the top spot for the second week in a row in his Suzuki Samurai. Second place went to the Gary Moore Tree Services sponsored ’88 Samurai driven by none other than Gary Moore. Moore had a best pass of 128’ 8”.
Marc Collins of Stillmore made his return to the Swainsboro Mudbog and powered his way to a first place finish in the ULTRA HEAVY class. Collins’ distance of 123’ 3½” in his 1975 Ford Bronco was just ahead of Jason Wilcher who finished second with a pass of 120” 10½”.
The LIGHT truck class had the same results as the ultra-light class with Swainsboro drivers Stacy Rich and Gary Moore finishing first and second respectively. Rich had a best run of 149’ 2” and Moore’s first and only run of 120’ 11” due to a broken drive shaft, garnered him a second place finish.
Marc Collins picked up his second win of the night, this time in the HEAVY division. The Stillmore bogger drove his ’75 Bronco to a distance of 123’ 8”. Another newcomer, Ryan Williams of Twin City drove his 1986 Chevy K5 Blazer to a second place finish with a distance of 111’ 10”. Royal’s Wooden Creations driver Koty Royal had a good run going but it was cut short due to mechanical difficulties. Royal would finish in third with a pass of 91’ 11”.
The SUPER HEAVY class had a rare feat happen as two boggers made complete passes on both of their runs and battled it out for first place honors. Making his first trip to the Swainsboro Mudbog, William Sumner of East Dublin bogged his Z 71 to first place with a best complete run of 46.542 seconds. One of the favorite drivers of the Snellgrove girls and Grimm kids is Ronnie Royal. Royal, driving the Pink Cancer Awareness 1981 Ford F 150, sponsored by Royal’s Wooden Creations, placed second with a complete run of 1 minute 14.604 seconds.
The TRACTOR TIRE class had its best turn out of the year and once again is was Wayne “UNCLE WAYNE” Collins of Vidalia bogging his 1987 heavy Chevy to a first place finish with a complete run time of 11.659 seconds. Mark Hall of Lyons came in second his 1970 Blue Chevy with a distance of 159’ and Cole Moore finished in third place with a pass of 92’ 7” in his Toyota Tacoma.
This Saturday May 4th The Swainsboro Mudbog will host the second annual PINETREE MUDFEST with a $200.00 extra payout in all classes and $400.00 extra payout in the TRACTOR TIRE division. Bogging action begins at 5PM. Visit www.swainsbororaceway.com for rules in all classes, pictures and info of all the action at the Swainsboro Mudbog.