BONUS WHEEL RETURNS TO SWAINSBORO MUDBOG
The bonus wheel returned to the Swainsboro Mudbog on Saturday May 18th with an extra $300.00 added to the purse. After bogging action was complete for the night the wheel was spun and the ULTRA LIGHT CLASS was the lucky winner of the extra payout. Winning the ULTRA LIGHT CLASS was Swainsboro’s own Stacy Rich. Rich bogged his Samurai a distance of 125’ 4”. Richard Shuman of Bloomingdale finished a close second in his Samurai with 121’ 1” and Jim Mason of Mitchell brought home third place honors with a pass of 118’ 8 ½”.
The night started off with the MODIFIED CLASS. Two drivers traveled several hours to be a part of the best bogging in the south and had to travel north to get here. Shawn Landon of Jesup, Georgia powered his way to a first place finish in his 1982 Toyota with a run of 168’ 7½” and Joey McCullough of Folkston, Georgia bogged his 1984 Jeep to a distance of 144’ 11”.
Marc Collins of Stillmore was top dog in the ULTRA HEAVY division with a pass of 127’ 3” in his 1975 Ford Bronco. “Mr. Consistent” Jason Wilcher came in second place with a run of 119’ 10” in his ’79 F 150 and Dustan Fennell of Adrian came in third place in his 1979 Ford Bronco with a distance of 116’ ½”.
Stacy Rich won the LIGHT CLASS with a run of 135’ 2” followed by Gary Moore in the Gary Moore Tree Services machine with a distance of 129’ 3½”. Coming in third place again was Jim Mason with a best pass of 122’ 7”.
The HEAVY CLASS saw Marc Collins in the top spot again with a run of 129’. Cousin Koty Royal placed second with a pass of 119’ 4½”.
The SUPER LIGHT CLASS was won by none other than Hunter Rich of Waynesboro. Rich almost made a complete run finishing at 188’ 1”.
In SUPER HEAVY action Jimmy Page of Bloomingdale powered his way to a first place finish in his 1985 Chevy with a run of 151’ 6”. Second place went to the Royal’s Wooden Creations ride driven by Uncle Ronnie Royal himself. Royal drove the pink Cancer Awareness 1981 F 150 to just one inch shorter than Page at 151’ 5”. Daniel Shuman of Guyton placed third with a run of 120’ 4” in his 1978 Chevrolet.
The TRACTOR TIRE CLASS continues to get more competitive each week. All three boggers made complete runs that excited the fans and made for close competition. Wayne “Uncle Wayne” Collin of Vidalia blistered the 200’ monster pit with a time of 8.573 seconds in his 1987 green Chevy. Mark Hall of Lyons had a complete run time of 12.465 seconds in his 1970 Blue Chevrolet and Cole Moore of Dublin came in third place with a complete run time of 33.631 seconds in his Toyota Tacoma.
Mudbogging continues this weekend with the first ATV bog of the year starting at 4:30. The Pinetree Festival Mudfest with the trucks will start afterwards. There is an extra $200 payout in each class and a $400 extra payout in the Tractor tire class.
Visit www.swainsbororaceway.com for info, pictures and schedule of all the action at the Swainsboro Mudbog.