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Louisiana Mud Truck Madness

Posted in Events on August 2, 2013
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Contributors: Ricky B. Wilson
Photographers: Ricky B. Wilson

Louisiana Mud Truck Madness (MTM) is definitely one of the big events we look forward to each year. It's a legit event for a bunch of different reasons. It's one of the farthest drives I do all year. If I drove straight through it would probably take me 17 to 18 hours. I always swing by and pickup Matt with Busted Knuckle Films in Alabama to roll with us to team up and cover the event. It's not a huge detour, but it puts the drive more in the 20-hour range. Regardless, my point is that despite all the driving, attending Louisiana MTM is still worth the travel each and every time.

Starting out, the whole MTM crew is cool as crap. David, the main man in charge, is great to work with. It always makes a huge difference when the staff and folks in charge at an event take care of us. MTM is also a charity event, and it's definitely the most legit charity event I've ever been to. The biggest reason it is such a sick event is that they literally have everything anyone could want do, such as playing in the mud in trucks, ATVs, and side-by-sides, racing, and top-name concerts. Quite literally they also have a laundry list of the highest-caliber racing series from across the nation. I don't go to another event all year that has that many topnotch and diverse racing in one place. And don't even get me started about how I pig out on Crawfish when I'm there!

MTM has an awesome play and bog area that's open all weekend, and it doubled in size this year. There is also lots of natural low-lying swamp for rigs to play in, and of course there are always plenty of chicks in the mud. The concerts are held both nights on a professional and legit stage setup, which also hosts great parties.

Friday the Mega Truck Bad Boys absolutely killed a sick obstacle course while qualifying for the Yukon Gear & Axle Throttle King Series. Trucks from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Louisiana competed in the obstacle course. Opielicious took the overall win, including qualification with the Milkman Duramax, Soda Boys truck, and Cajun Sling for the Yukon Throttle King Series.

Saturday the MRA flat track series races were held, once again with the best high-powered flat track drag trucks in the nation. Some of the trucks were pushing over 2,000 hp pulling sick wheelies down the track. Friday afternoon and Saturday they run the mud races in the pit that's put on by the new ArkLaTex Pro Mud Racing Series. Let me tell you that is one impressive series! I don't see trucks run faster over the top of the flat mud pits like I do in the ArkLaTex series. The dang trucks that run in the Outlaw class are hitting times in the low 3-second, high 2-second range! Matter of fact, the Junk Yard Dog Racing team set a record in the Outlaw class of 2.873 seconds.

Regardless, Louisiana Mud Truck Madness is a legit event, as I said above. Totally worth the 18-plus-hour drive I make from N.C. down there each year. So put it on your calendar, and we'll see you there next year.

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