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Semi-annual Mud Bog a success
Everyone enjoyed the kids mud race. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

Big trucks and proud truck owners came together Saturday in Long County to show who had the meanest truck around.
They met at the mud pit for the third semi-annual Long County Mud Bog, which was organized by the Long County Recreation Department.
In the Outlaw Class, first place went to Glenn Strickland with a time of 3.539 seconds, just beating Louie Lumley’s 3.657. Tracy Mosley took third.
In the 34-Street Class division, Richard Shuman finished first with a distance of 40 feet, 9 inches, while Tommy Poppell took home second place with a distance of 39-2. Rounding out the top three was Tom Poppell, who traveled 35-1.
In the 38.5 Street Class division, first place went to Blue Bailey with a distance of 56-5. Second place went to Travis Wells at 54-10 and third place to Austin Alewine, who went 51-10.
In the 44 Street Class division, Amanda Parker grabbed first place with a time of 25.11 while the runner up was Donnie Hunt with a time of 27.839. Taking home the third spot was Bryan Cook with a time of 46.823.
In the Winner-Take-All Modified Class, Travis Parker won with a time of 33.332, while in the Winner-Take-All Super Street Class, Tyler Clark showed how it was done with a Mud-Bog-best distance of 184-4.
In addition to the truck races, there also was a race for the kids, who plodded through the mud pit and got dirty from head to toe.
According to LCRD Director Michelle Crowley, more than 500 people attended the bog. She said the event raised $3,330 for the recreation department.
“I want to thank the Long County Fire Department, Willis Walker, Providence Construction, Georgia Fence, Hall’s Electric, Freeman Contracting, Charlie Smith, Adam Parker, the Wildlife Festival Committee and all of the volunteer workers at the event,” Crowley said.

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