Since you have been reading Mud Life you’ve heard me say it plenty of times before that West Ga Mud Park is straight-up legit. It has taken the mega truck scene by storm, and not just in Georgia, but nationwide. The park has been open for about two years now and has trucks traveling from all over the nation to hit their events. Mud Life magazine and 4x4cross has covered about three of their events; the park has hosted two Mega Truck Challenges and has also hosted a Trucks Gone Wild bash. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what I call gettin’ your crap together and doing some work!
The park’s owners, Joey and his brother Lance, are both great guys. I have to say that when it comes to the park, they’ve done everything right so far. They just can’t seem to stop upgrading the park too. I remember the grand opening around December 2011. The park was sick back then and nicely set up for all kinds of mud action motorsports events. The buildup over the past two years has included the new and huge back half of the property, which has basically doubled the park’s size. The back of the park includes an obstacle course race track and a professional stage that was built for the live national acts that perform at the big events. We also can’t forget to tell you about the concrete grudge match pullin’ pad that was built. I’m sure there’s more I’m missing, but now you have a good idea of what goes on here.
Twenty bucks says you’ve also heard of the insane dam jumping that goes on at the park. There are pictures floating around of straight-up sick air from mega trucks that makes monster trucks make look like child’s play! The dam jump was designed by accident too. The land is contoured so they had to make a terraced sort of dam setup for a few of the mud holes. A huge dam on the bottom side of the main area is a retaining wall for the big pond. Don’t quote me here, but I think the famous Air Mundy was the guy who came up with the idea to try and jump the thing. That jump was quite possibly the best idea ever, since it now draws a huge crowd. The dam jump is probably my favorite thing there other than the tuggin’ pad.
The Mega Truck Challenge Weekend is always packed with action too. The trucks have to battle through four different competitions. The drivers gain points for each. The top five place for money and a Yukon Gear & Axle Throttle King Qualifying spot. Friday night the competitors had to grudge-pull on the pad and on Saturday run the Hill N Hole and side-by-side drags. Taking a break in the action Saturday night, there was a sick concert and party with the Georgia Boys on stage. Sunday finished off with the obstacle course race. Finishing Fifth and Fourth was the husband and wife team from Louisiana Sue and Shawn Goodeaux in Cajun Sling and Warrior. Kyle Adams got Third Place in Down N Dirty, Al Abercrombie Second Place in Balls Deep, and John Gordon First Place in Bone Collector.
The West Ga Mud Park holds about four truck events a year as well as ATV events. Trust us when we tell you to get there for at least one of the events.
West Ga Mud Park, www.westgamudpark.com