Showing posts with label mud racing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mud racing. Show all posts

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Crisfield Mudbog, Continued ~ September 1, 2012

This is a winner take all race where the drivers dial in what time they think it will take them to finish getting through 150 ft. of mud!  The jackpot grew rapidly once again and before we knew it $2,000.00 was the winning amount!!  The spectators love this - and so do the drivers!

The winner of the Gambler's Race at he Crisfield Mud Bog on Sept. 1 was

Sam was only 0.09 off from his dial in time

"Dirty Dreams"
Driver/ Sam Jones
Photo/ Elizabeth, North Carolina
Summer 2012

Video:  Brian Watson /"Little Red Dakota"

"All Night Soldier"
Driver/Owner/ Patrick Long

 According to the driver Patrick Long, "All Night Soldier" took second place in the Small Tire Super Stock with a 7 second pass.  In Big Tire Super Stock he ran a 6.5.

Which reminds me:  If you have any information about your racing at the last race in Crisfield let me know!

"Friends In Low Places"
Driver/ Daniel Harvison

Video: Charlie Price/ "Midnight Express"

"Poppy's Toy"
Driver/ Gary Downes

"Dirty Dog"
Driver/ Travis Pruitt

Next mud bog will be October 13, 2012 in Gumboro, Delaware.
For information and directions go to

Always looking for new info......
Contact me if you'd like to share.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Race Day ~ Crisfield Mud Bog ~ September 1, 2012

If you are familiar with Labor Day tradition in Crisfield then you know nothing gets started until after the famous and fun Crab Derby Parade- not even mud bogging.  The races started just a few minutes late but not enough for anyone to notice unless you were paying attention to the clock.

It is estimated that  Crisfield  mud bog drew at least 1,000 spectators.  And at one point the cars were lined along the shoulder of the road waiting to pay admission into the mud bog.That's not bad at all considering the holiday and all the events happening in town.  These fans are very dedicated mud bog fans!  Much appreciation needs to be given to them for attending race after race and especially for coping with the HOT temperatures on this day.  In fact, I believe, it was hotter than HOT.

The most welcomed person of the day had to be the young man walking around the grounds selling lemonade.  Hope you bought some of it because it was delicious and just hit the spot on such a hot and humid racing afternoon!  The poor guy walked all day offering his wares and when I met up with him later in the day he looked pooped!  I certainly hope someone gave him a nice dinner and he got some much needed rest. 

As of this post the race results and points have not been posted on the official Crisfield/Gumboro website.  So until I have that information here are a couple of videos and some photos from the mud bug along with what  information I have.  If you have any info you would like to share email me.  My email address is listed on this blog.

"Short and Sassy"
Owner/Driver Barry Wise

"Old School II"
Randy Willey
Hurlock, Maryland

"Mud Dobber"
Driver- Wright Townsend

"Sod Buster"/Driver Barry Long
"All Night Soldier"/Driver Patrick Long
"Wildfire"/Driver Donald Bowden

I'll be back with more photos and video and the name of the winner in the "Gambler's Race".

Friday, August 31, 2012


Saturday  September 1, 2012
4410 Crisfield Highway
Crisfield, Maryland
(behind the Elks Lodge)

Don't Miss the GAMBLER'S RACE !!
Winner of the Gambler's Race at the July 21st night race was Bryan Watson driving "Little Red Dakota".  Bryan made the run in 3.12 seconds !!

Racing begins @ 1:00
Admission: $7.00 - Children under 10 years of age FREE

Don't forget the Kid's Power Wheel Race"
(rules apply)

For more information go to:


**This will be the last race to be held in Crisfield for the season. Last race of the season will be held at Gumboro**

Friday, July 20, 2012

Crisfield Mud Bog ~ Night Racing Saturday

4410 Crisfield Highway
Crisfield, Maryland

Admission: $7.00 - children 10 and under FREE
Gates OPEN 1:00 ~ Racing 4:00

Announcer for the race events will be Buddy Ward!  And there's going to be plenty to talk about!
The events of Saturday's races will feature a $1,000 purse for the driver in ANY class that is CLOSEST TO 5 SECONDS! 

Video:  Wesley Ward, driver of "Git N Busy"  runs 2.67 seconds at May 2012- Crisfield Mud Bog

***All proceeds will benefit the Crisfield Elks Lodge
and the Marion Vol. Fire Dept.***

For more information and rules go to:

Any Questions call 443-235-2329 or 443 614 6585
Don't forget your driver card

And one more IMPORTANT thing to remember!

Be sure to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to June Bug!!
(June Bug (left), Barry Wise driver of "Short and Sassy", and two other mud bog fans!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Crisfield Mudbog This Saturday

4410 Crisfield Highway
Crisfield, Maryland

Gates open at 1:00 PM
Races begin at 4:00 PM

Admission: $7.00 - children 10 and under FREE

All proceeds will benefit the Crisfield Elks Lodge
 and the Marion Vol. Fire Dept. 

Here's what's planned for the racing day!

The CLOSEST TO 5.000 SECONDS WINS $1,000 !!
Classes from Street to Unlimited
This is a 150 ft.  FLAT bog pit
Timing Light System

For more information and rules go to:
Any Questions call 443-235-2329 or 443 614 6585

Crisfield Mudbog This Saturday

The mudbog we have all been waiting for will be held this weekend in Crisfield, Maryland!

Information for the event  will be posted today!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Blaine Hitchens Takes A Tumble With "Rare Species"


Sunday MAY 27, 2012

It always seems to happen at least a couple time during the mud bog season when the joy of a fast fun turn into a nightmare for everyone - especially for the drive.

Blaine Hitchens driving his truck "Rare Species" Blaine had just completed a 3.0 run through the mud when he excelerated causing his truck to swerve the hit the trees, wiped out the new digital timing board, turned over and finally came to a rest on its top.

In his introduction it was stated that the engine alone in this truck cost to the tune of at least $70,000.....maybe more. - That's not counting the body work.

Thankfully Blaine had no injuries- except pride and we all know how easily that gets damaged for some of these drivers. Goes with the sport.

Watch what happens when the truck finally comes to a stop. Be sure to play close attention to the first to arrive to Blaine's aid...... (no matter who the racer is he just arrives before anyone else)

(Thank you, Patrick)

And thank you to the Lower Shore Ambulance
(one of the nicest things about mud bogging in Crisfield)

Mud Bog Races will return to Crisfield in July for a night race.
That should be lots of fun - never been tried before.......don't miss it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gumboro Mud Bog ~ May 5, 2012 ~ First Event of Season

Opening day of the Gumboro/Crisfield Mud Bog Season

A few things were a little different for the first mud bog race of the season.  Barry Long, driver of "Sod Buster"  was sidelined due to a  knee injury.  This left only one other person to drive that mud truck..his son and  my "go to guy" Patrick Long,  who has always driven his very own truck "All Night Soldier".

Patrick drove the "Sod Buster" in two classes on Saturday:
Mini Open/ 4.27 seconds  and Unlimited Class/ 4.38 seconds

(Viedeo: Not sure which class this is)


"Short and Sassy"/Owner-Driver Barry Wise

Next Mud Bog Event:
Sunday ~ May 27, 2012
Crisfield, Maryland


Monday, May 7, 2012

Gumboro Mudbog Racing Has Begun

Gumboro/Crisfield Mudbogs opened the 2012 season on Saturday under foggy skies but the weather didn't seem to put a damper on the amount of mud trucks anxiously awaiting opening day.

I'll have more photos and video posted later.

But first here's something that, in my opinion, you need to know.

The Modified Race was "The William "Mike" Brittingham Mudbog Tribute Race.  

After very successful pass through 200 feet of mud Charlie Price, driver of "Midnight Express",  stopped his truck, removed his helmet and presented it to someone in the granstands.  During the remainder of the race day Charlie's helmet was passed around in the grandstands and pit area to collect funds for the Mike Brittingham family.   

"Midnight Express" / Driver Charlie Price

For those who may not know,  "Mike" Brittingham  was killed in a vehicle accident a few weeks ago.  He was an avid fan of mudracing and  Mike's untimely death  leaves behind a wife and four young children.  Funds collected will go into a trust fund for Mike's  children.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mudbog Schedule Changes

Changes have been made in the 2012 mudbog  racing schedule.
Please note the following changes in dates.

Gumboro-Crisfield Mudbog Schedule
Gumboro Saturday, May 5, 2012
Crisfield Sunday, May 27, 2012
Crisfield Saturday, July 21, 2012 **NIGHT RACE**
Crisfield Saturday, September 1, 2012
Gumboro Saturday, October 13, 2012

There are still a few racers and crew members that have not reserved their tickets for the 2011 Banquet.

DEADLINE for purchasing tickets is Wednesday March 14, 2012
This years banquet will be held at the Crisfield Elks.

To reserve your spot and for tickets contact Charlie Price. 410-330-6571

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gumboro/Crisfield Mudbog Racing Schedule



Saturday, May 5th

Saturday, October 6th


Sunday, May 27th

Saturday, July 28th - Night Race

Saturday, September 1st

Reminder to racers:  Banquet tickets must be purchased  MARCH 14 for the 2011 Mudbog Banquet being held on March 31st at the Crisfield Elks.  Awards will be given out the evening of the banquet.  Contact Charlie Price for tickets.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crisfield Mud Bog Racing Schedule ~ 2012

ATTENTION 187 East Performance Mud Bogging Team and ALL Mud Boggers out there !

My "go to guy" Patrick Long/driver of  "All Night Soldier" has just informed me that the 2012 Crisfield Mud Bog Schedule will be:


Added class this year will be BLOWN TRACTOR TIRE CLASS

Lots going on and I'm sure all of us will be anxious to experience the race under the lights!

This is great news!  Get your trucks ready....

"Short and Sassy"/ driver Barry Wise - is in the process of having some new features installed.

"All Night Soldier"/ driver Patrick Long- reports that there is alot to do with the three truck in his area!

  In the meantime this will give me the chance to finish with the 2011 year of racing so stand by for the photos and racing  fun I never got the chance to post.