We’re always receiving invitations to new and exciting mud events from all over America. It seems that everyplace from California to New York has some kind of mudfest-style event and they all want the world to know just how badass they really are. As always, we’re more than happy to oblige! We were finally able to fit into our schedule a visit to Coyote Mud Bog for some action packed mud racing. The park is located in Astatula, Florida, and we had a kickass time while we were there.
With a population of only around 1,900 people, this small quiet town near Orlando quickly comes alive when the sound of 1,200hp motors fill the air. The mud park has some extremely unique features, including five separate fullsize motocross tracks that sit alongside a 240,000-square-foot mud pit. The 15,000-seat amphitheater makes for an incredible concert, and the onsite campgrounds are nice to have after a long night of partying. Party and crash, that’s what we like to do! Of course, no off-road park is complete without a concrete pad for truck tugs. The Coyote Mud Bog has a massive pad with the addition of lights for nighttime battles.
This park is definitely set up for a massive weekend mud event, but this weekend it was all about the thrill of the race. We’ll be back to cover their next free-for-all muddin’ event for sure.
It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally the crew at the Coyote Mud Bog will split a mud hole in half to build a nasty mega-truck racetrack on one side. Next, they throw a bunch of money in a pot and dangle it in front of all the mega truck drivers who come from around the state and want a chance at the purse. It’s not much, and more than likely the prize money won’t even cover the trip to the track. However, when these competitive mega truck driving gearheads get a chance to compete, they never say no. We had a feeling some of the big boys would be showing up to race, so we packed up the truck and hauled ass to Coyote, trying to get there before the racers did.
After arriving early Saturday morning, we unloaded Jason Goves’ Toyota, which we brought to use as a photo stand while our buggy is under the knife. We made a quick tour of the property before setting up camp near the track. We hung out under the tent and watched the local boys hit the mud in some really cool rigs that could easily compete with a few of the race trucks.
After an hour of spectating, we noticed the race trucks starting to arrive. We watched in awe as trailer after trailer pulled in loaded down with hundred-thousand-dollar race trucks. While the rigs were being unloaded and fired up for testing, it was obvious that these guys were ready to run hard. So we set up our camera gear and started snapping away trying to get the best possible pictures. Most of the major race teams had arrived, and once the meet-and-greet was over, the mega truck racing began.
If you are into muddin’ and racing, make sure you hit Coyote Mud Bog at some point. Check out their website for up-to-date event information.
Special Thanks To:
Coyote Mud Bog