Trucks and jeeps from around the region descended on Ludowici on Saturday to compete in the second annual Long County Mud Bog, which was sponsored by the Long County Recreation Department. Proceeds from the event go to the rec department.
In the Outlaw Class, Ronnie Strickland of Pool, Ga., won first place with a time of 3.545 seconds, driving his 1989 Toyota-All American Glass Walker Welding truck. Glenn Stanfield of Glennville took second place with a time of 3.782 seconds, driving his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 truck.
In the 38.5 inch and under Street Class, Travis Crowley, driving his 1973 CJS Jeep, won first place with a length of 79 feet. Greg Herbert of Walthourville, driving his Chevy Silverado truck, won second place with a length of 69 feet. Tyler Clark, driving his Ford Bronco, won third with a distance of 66 feet.
In the 38.5 inch and under Super Street Class, Willis Walker of Cobbtown, driving his 1979 CJ5 Jeep,
won first place with a distance of 108 feet. Hinesville’s Mark Guyette, driving his Chevy S-10, took second place with a distance of 106 feet. Patricia Strickland of Walthourville drove her 1980 Toyota 81 feet through the mud, taking home third place.
In the 44 inch and under Street Class, Amanda Parker of Ludowici drove her Toyota 124 feet to a first-place finish. Just a foot behind Parker, another Ludowici competitor, Bryan Cooke, drove his Jeep Wrangler 123 feet for a second-place finish. Donnie Hunt drove his Toyota pickup 107 feet through the mud for third place.
In the 34 inch and under Street Class, Richard Shuman won. In the modified division, first place went to David Couter, who drove 116 feet. Mark Guyett finished second.
LCRD Director Michelle Crowley said the event raised more than $3,500. The money will help to improve the recreation complex’s playground area and batting cages.
Crowley thanked the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the Long County Road Department, Freeman Contracting, Providence Construction, the Georgia Fence Group, the Wildlife Festival Committee, Willis Walker, Charlie Smith, the event staff, the participants, all the attended and everyone who helped make the day a success.