Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Racing for the closing events is going to be a nail biter! A few of the drivers are very close in points and anything can happen in that mud pit....(we've all learned that heartache).
Don't MISS this last event of the season. In most classes who the first place winner will be is anybody's guess.
Current Points as of September 1, 2012 are listed below.
1st Place Cliff Taylor 32 points
2nd Place Amy Evans 28 points
3rd Place Steve Wiesbeski 20 points
4th Place Matthew Grey 15 points
5th Place John Laird 10 points
6th Place Charles Betts 08 points
7th Place Derek Bergeron 07 points
8th Place Kenneth Hearn 06 points
9th Place Trae Revelle 05 points
10th Place Chris Cuono 04 points
1st Place Andy Kauffman 36 points
2nd Place Ed Vogel 33 points
3rd Place Vince McMahon 26 ponts
4th Place John Laird 18 points
Steve Wisbeski 18 points
6th Place Jason Gaskill 14 points
7th Place John Borgstrom 11 points
8th Place Steve Riggin 10 points
Gary Downes 10 points
10th Place Matthew Haines 08 points
11th Place Trae Revelle 04 points
12th Place Brian Johanson 03 points
Brandon Lowe 03 points
Casey Bradley 03 points
15th Place Bruce Vogel 02 points
16th Place Roger England 01 points
Small Tire Super Stock
1st Place Ed Vogel 36 points
2nd Place Kyle Lohmeyer 33 points
3rd Place Daniel Harvison 30 points
4th Place Patrick Long 26 points
5th Place Vince McMahon 24 points
6th Place Nicholas Bateson 09 points
7th Place Randy Willey 07 points
Jake Vogel 07 points
9th Place Casey Bradley 05 points
10th Place Barry Wise 04 points
Brandon Lowe 04 points
12th Place Gary Downes 03 points
Big Tire Super Stock
1st Place Aaron Ellis 40 points
2nd Place Daniel Harvison 27 points
3rd Place Barry Wise 24 points
4th Place Kevin Lohmeyer 21 points
5th Place Mark Christ 19 points
6th Place Randy Willey 16 points
7th Place Steve Riggin 13 points
Patrick Long 13 points
9th Place Billy Marsh 09 points
Roger England 09 points
11th Place Jimmy Hall 08 points
12th Place Vincent ( Guido) McMahon 06 points
1st Place Kelly Hubbard 28 points
Sam Jones 28 points
3rd Place Brian Watson 27 points
4th Place Donald Bowden 26 points
5th Place Charlie Price 22 points
6th Place Aaron Ellis 13 points
7th Place Russell Ford 11 points
8th Place Billy Heil 10 points
Ricky Messer 10 points
10th Place Jared Collins 08 points
11th Place Billy Marsh 06 points
12th Place Barry Long 05 points
Spencer Messick 05 points
14th Place Robert Reed 04 points
Chris Johnson 04 points
16th Place Barry Wise 03 points
17th Place Jimmy Hall 01 points
1st Place Wright Townsend 40 points
2nd Place Kelly Hubbard 26 points
Brian Watson 26 points
4th Place Lee Sturgis 19 points
5th Place Sam Jones 17 points
6th Place Jared Collins 09 points
Chuck West 09 points
Barry Wise 09 points
Ryan Dolan 09 points
10th Place Ricky Messer 07 points
Billy Marsh 07 points
Bill Heil 07 points
Aaron Ellis 07 points
14th Place Patrick Long 06 points
15th Place Chris Johnson 04 points
16th Place Donald Bowden 03 points
1st Place Wesley Ward 37 points
2nd Place Lee Sturgis 25 points
3rd Place Blaine Hitchens 19 points
4th Place Barry Long 14 points
5th Place Ryan Dolan 09 points
Jonathan Corbet 09 points
7th Place Rodney Graves 08 points
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
For more information: www.gumboromudbog.com
Race will begin @ 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Prizes will be awarded for the points winners of the days events.
This is sure to be a full day of fun for everyone!
My favorite for the Lawn Tractor Pulling? The young lady, #63! Yep! She isn't as nervous as she was at the beginning of the season and now has complete confidence in herself! She has NO FEAR!
I wish her the very best of luck and hope she will continue next year.
For more information on Melson's........
Go to www.melsonstractorpull.webs.com/ OR
You can find them on Facebook listed under Melson's Tractor Pulling. Become a friend and keep up with what goes on. Browse the photos and watch videos.........even offer suggestions if you like.
~~BE THERE NOVEMBER 13th~~
For one last day of playing in the dirt!
Monday, September 20, 2010
It should always be remembered that the trucks you see on mudbog day were put together with a great deal of expense and time and care. They all want to win.
Some will drive a great distance to Gumboro.....hours. For those of 187 East Peformance it is a 1 1/2 hour drive. Most of us stop for breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evenings before venturing home. It is not an expense free day.
Without these trucks and without these fearless drivers Gumboro would NOT be what it has become. Each and every truck that enters the pit has paid their fair share, just like everyone else, to participate. And it is always a sigh of relief for me knowing that we arrived safely and the rest of the 187 East Peformance would arrive shortly.
Saturday after the mishap of Orange Crush the spectators witnessed another hair raising moment with Sod Buster.
Flips and roll overs and fires may be excitement for the crowd but I can assure you that it most definitely is NOT for those in the pits! The family is there too....not to forget the extended family of the 187 East Performance.
This incident is unsettling with me. I did not like what I saw in the few seconds after this truck caught fire.
Here's the video followed by some photos.
The first one to arrive to the side of the truck was this driver's son! Within seconds other drivers had jumped the fence INCLUDING the driver's WIFE, daughter and daughter's boyfriend followed by my husband and even more.
Then appearing on the scene even seconds later was the staff arriving in their golf cart looking like the Keystone Kops! That's right. I said Keystone Kops! They do a remarkable job measuring distances driven by the trucks in the pit but when it comes to an emergency situation they stink!
Everyone was screaming to remove the driver. Others were screaming for fire extinquishers. They yelled and yelled while this driver's family and friends scrambled to unhook the extinguishers they had................The "staff" had come unprepared! No one on that cart had a fire extinguisher in hand!
And at the same time all of this was happening the daughter of the driver was running towards the pits screaming for a screw driver. I can't imagine that cart not even being equiped with a few tools..... common sense should tell them that a screwdriver and hammer could always come in handy.
And the other racers and racers families even helped clean up. All that was left to be done was to tow the Sod Buster. The driver was not hurt..........but as in any mishap HE COULD HAVE BEEN!
What is it going to take before an ambulance is present at these races? What's it going to take before fire extinguishers are placed ALONG THE FENCE NEAR THE PITS so your summer tanned pretty boys can fight a flame or a flicker in a truck if they know how to!?
Each and every driver is required to have an extinguisher on board his or her truck. THEY can't always get to it in an emergency situation and neither can the first person to the scene.
This isn't the first time this has occured. We witnessed a similar situation on August 28th.
These drivers spend alot money for and on Gumboro. Not because they have to........they want to. They love the sport. Each mudbog these men and women put on one heck of a show for the spectators in hopes that the crowd will spread the word and return the next time and time after that.
So, in appreciation for what these men and women do and for the revenue THEY bring to the Gumboro Mudbog organization don't they deserve to have that extra reassurance? Surely, by now they have made enough money for the Gumboro Mudbog to affored it.
They deserve it and it should NOT be put upon the people in the pits to take care of these situations...........even though they will and with a reaction time so much faster.
Let's not wait for a true horrible disaster to happen...........it can. By then it will be too late.
A little bit of money spent for SAFETY purposes will go a long way.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Try the MUD HOP
Spectators welcomed. So grab a lawn chair and come watch
Refreshments available Gates open at 5:00 PM
Events begin at 7:00 PM Great fun for the whole family !
9343 Guy Ward Road
~~ SEE YOU THERE TONIGHT ~~