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A Trucks Gone Wild & Throttle King Qualifier Event

Posted in Events on April 10, 2014
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Contributors: Ricky B WilsonHayley Earnest
Photographers: Hayley Earnest

I always say that out of all the events I go to, based on carnage and big air, Dennis Anderson’s North vs. South Challenge tops the list. It’s amazing action. Then again, what else should anyone expect from an event that combines Trucks Gone Wild and the driver of the Legendary Grave Digger Monster truck, Dennis Anderson?

Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park is located at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s literally right up the road from the Diggers Dungeon where the Anderson Family fleet of monster trucks is created and built. The park is legit, and Dennis and his crew run a number of events all year long, everything from stock truck shows to all-out mega truck races blasting through Hill N Hole pits, courses, and tracks.

The Trucks Gone Wild event is always the largest and sickest event the park hosts every year. It is called the North vs. South event because trucks show up from all over the nation to compete. Racers with their trucks will show up from Florida, Ohio, New Jersey, and everywhere in between. Just to keep the competition challenging they build a different track each year. This year they had a new side-by-side racing track that made the race event extremely interesting and the runs much faster and the heats flowing smoothly. North vs. South also had a long jump contest, and a freestyle contest that kept the spectators on their feet.

This Trucks Gone Wild event was also a Yukon Gear & Axle National Throttle King Qualifying series event. David Tison in his Sweat This truck, Ryan Anderson in Son Uva Digger, and Blaine Hitchens in rare Species 2.0 were the top three in the Race Truck class. Scott Sweat in No Sweat, Opie Labarbera in Opielicious, and Robbie Armstrong in 8 Up were the top three racers in the Mega Truck class. All of the top trucks took home Yukon Throttle King Invitations. Ross Francisco in Ross Mite, who won the long jump, and Jimmy Yeager in the Yeager Bomb, who won the freestyle contest, also received invitations. Regardless, this event is sick with some of the best mud racing action around—make sure you put it on your calendar next year for more Trucks Gone Wild!

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Special thanks to: Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park


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