The S.C. Peach Festival is pretty legit. They do it every year in Gaffney, and it’s like a two-week deal that draws thousands of people. They finish the event off with the big mud race, and it’s always huge. This year they upped the purse to $12,000 and made it a Yukon Gear & Axle National Throttle King Qualifying event—and it drew some straight-up sick trucks hungry for the $$$. —Ricky B Wilson
The South Carolina Peach Festival is located in Gaffney, and it started back in 1977. What you see today is a basically a two-week event with just about anything and everything you could want to do or participate in. The festival has everything from parades, carnivals, and 5K and 10K run-walks to golf tournaments, pageants, arts and crafts, wrestling, and more. A few of the crowd favorites are the BBQ, the car shows, the live concerts, and of course the finale to it all, the Peach Festival Mud Race.
The numbers they draw throughout the weekly events are ridiculous, and the Mud Race always follows the same suit. This was the third year they had included the mud race as a part of the festival, and the hype and high-caliber trucks that were drawn were at an all-time new level. This year they decided to put up at $12,000 purse towards the winnings in the various classes, as well as make the event a Yukon Gear & Axle National Throttle King Series Qualifying event.
The race pulled in truck after truck after truck, every sort of rig from mildly modified to the biggest and baddest pros spraying nitrous and running blower motors. World record setting and national champion caliber trucks were all there to shoot it out for the win. The Doo Crew’s Darryl Jones and John Stephens were there, as was two-time National Race Truck Throttle King Champion the Devils Reject. The nationally ranked Resurrection Mega Truck Buggy was there, along with Keith Spiker in his latest Hammerhead series 2½-ton based buggy. Seacrist Motor Sports and the blower-powered Cold Mudded Rigs were also there to go for the win.
The Peach Festival draws a huge crowd and the highest caliber trucks every year. It’s definitely a do-not-miss event.
South Carolina Peach Festival, www.scpeachfestival.org