SWAINSBORO MUDBOG HAS SEASON OPENER
SWAINSBORO MUDBOG HAS SEASON OPENER
Thirty five trucks made their way to the south finest 200’ mud pit for the season opener at the Swainsboro Mud bog on Saturday March 22nd. Trucks came from hundreds of miles away to be the best at conquering the 200’ monster pit. On this night the monster reared its ugly head and only allowed the first competitor of the night to make a complete run.
Folkston Georgia’s, Joey McCullough was the only competitor of the night to defeat the monster with a complete run time of 8.425 seconds in his Modified 1995 Chevy S-10. Newcomer Agan Tankersley of Swainsboro, driving a 1998 Chevy S-10 came in second place with a distance of 116’ 6”.
The Super Stock class saw Shawn Landon of Jesup take first place honors in his high powered Toyota with a distance of 173’ 8”. Willis Walker of Cobbtown came in second in his 1978 CJ 5 Jeep with a run of 169’ 3¾”. The aforementioned winner of the Modified Class Joey McCullough came in third place with a pass of 145’4”.
Stacy Rich of Swainsboro captured first place in the Light Truck 36” & under tire size class with a run of 130’ 5½” in his 1988 Suzuki Samurai. Frank Hackle also of Swainsboro came in second place with a best pass of 109’ 1½” in his F & J Auto Repair sponsored ’78 CJ 5 Jeep. Summertown’s Josh Riner finished in third place with his 1987 Samurai with a distance of 107’ 11¼”.
The Heavy Truck 36’ & under tire size class was won by Dane Graham of Douglas, Ga. with a best run of 134’ 10 ½” in his 1979 Ford Bronco. Stillmore’s favorite son, Marc Collins came in a close second with his 1975 Ford Bronco with a pass of 132’ 11” and rounding out the top three was J R Tucker of Waynesboro finishing third with a best run of 129’ 1 ½”.
Hunter Rich of Waynesboro claimed first place in the Light Truck 36½” to 38½” tire size class with a distance of 132’ 8¼”.
Dane Graham of Douglas continued his winning ways in the Heavy Truck 36½” to 38½” tire size class with a first place run of 149’ 9”. Sandy Phillips of Cobbtown came in second with a run of 142’ 5” in his 1990 Ford while third place went to the “Stuck on Stupid” ride of J W Myers of Waynesboro with a pass of 141’ 10” in his 1995 K5 Blazer.
In the Light truck class 39” to 44” tire size division, Team Samurai’s Hunter Rich again found pay dirt with a first place run of 180’ 9”. Josh Riner came in second with a run of 174’ ½’. The Gary Moore Tree Services sponsored machine driven by none other than Gary Moore placed third with a run of 155’ 5½”.
No stranger to winning on this night at the Swainsboro Mud bog, Dane Graham of Douglas again captured first place. This time in the Heavy truck 39” to 44” tire size class. Graham powered his way to a run of 175’ 4 ½” in his 1978 Ford Bronco. When asked about his good fortune on the nights winnings Graham responded “We didn’t come here to play, it is all about the trophies”. Ray Meeks of Helena, Ga. brought home second place with a pass of 149’ 8” in his 1988 GMC Jimmy and Barney Bragg of Sylvania bogging his 1976 Ford came in third place with a run of 140’ 7”.
Mudboggin’ action returns on April 5th with bogging in all nine classes. Will the man that “don’t play”, Dane Graham, make his way back to defend his three wins? Will Hunter Rich remain the man to beat in the Light Truck class? How will Joey McCullough and Shawn Landon fair against the “Cobbtown Crew”? And don’t count out the Royal bogging clan. I’ve got a feeling they are about to make their presence felt at the South’s Finest 200’ Mud bog.
Coming soon to the Swainsboro Raceway will be the new “Pecan Park” go cart racing venue. Owners Paul and Debra Purvis have listened to your request and will bring you the South’s Finest and Fastest go cart racing track for your family fun entertainment.
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