Every year we head out to Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex (LCMMC) for the yearend points series finale race, which is also coupled with the Yukon Gear & Axle National Throttle King Last Chance Qualifier. It is the LCMMC racers’ last chance to secure their points in the varying classes, and the last chance for any Yukon Throttle King hopefuls to get a qualifying spot in both the Race and Mega Truck classes—so it definitely makes for a sick event.
The track is located in Sanford, North Carolina, and is home to the well-known Doo Crew Mud Racing Team and Darryl Jones’s Scooby and Super Scooby trucks. Also based out of Sanford are John Stephens’ truck Daphne and a few others that we’re sure you’ve seen on YouTube or in a magazine at some point or other. The track has a great setup, with dual pits so that they can run multiple trucks and classes at the same time. One pit setup is typically for the smaller tire truck classes, and then the other for the big tire and big power class trucks.
The facility is truly a racer’s track. Owners Darryl and Debora Jones take care of driver safety and make the conditions as optimal as possible for the racers. They want the drivers to not only have a good run on the track but also have fun with all the spectators. Because of this, they have some very loyal racers and draw some of the sickest high-horsepower trucks from across the country on a regular basis. It’s a guessing game because nobody really knows what nasty out-of-state truck is going to show up to race.
The races here are famous and stand on their own without any additional show, and they have some of the fastest Hill N Hole trucks in the nation competing at their track on a regular basis. However, they also hold additional events like the Yukon Throttle King Last Chance Qualifier. The qualifying event was held on a horseshoe-type track where racers had to power through not one but two Hill N Hole tracks to try and grab the top spot. The top finishers at this Yukon Throttle King event were Johnny Adams in his 2½-ton buggy Resurrection, Danny Ray Messer in Ghost Rider, and John Stephens in Daphne.
It is always a sick event with bad trucks, so if you’ve never been to one of the races here, put it on your list of things to do. We’ll see ya out there.
Special Thanks To:
Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex