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Trucks take on Long County Mud Bog
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Mud Bog results

34" and under

street class

1 Terry Williams

2 James Deemer

3 J.R. Ashdown


38 ½" and under

super street class

1 Brian Green

2 Willis Walker

3 Terry Williams


44" and under

street class

1 Stacy Rich

2 Adam Parker

3 Bryan Cooke


38 ½" street class

1 Terry Williams

2 Patsy Ernst

3 Mark Guyette


Outlaw class

1 Ronnie Strickland

2 Mike Ernst

3 Scott Wells


Modified class

1 Ronnie Strickland

2 Mark Guyette

3 Tracy Hoak

The Long County Recreation Department Summer Mud Bog was Saturday and entries from all over came out to take on the mud.

The day began early, with mud-bog fans setting up their tents alongside the pit in preparation for the trucks and Jeeps to see if they could cross the mucky hole. There were six divisions in the challenge, ranging from the modified class to the outlaw class.

According to LCRD Director Michelle Crowley, around 500 fans came out to watch and no one went home disappointed.

Conner Cato, 9, was on hand with his father, and the Hinesville youth knew early which truck he was rooting for to conquer the pit.

"I want Boss Yoda to win," the Joseph Martin first-grader said. "This is awesome and I’m having fun."

When the competition was over, Cato had his wish come true as the Boss Yoda truck, driven by Ronnie Strickland, took home two wins.

Crowley said the event was a fundraiser to help buy additional equipment for the department.

"How much we raise will determine what we can get, but I know the money will be going to buy either a batting cage or playground equipment for our rec-park," she said.

When the day was over, the director said between $3,500 and $4,000 had been raised.

"Today was a great success," she said. "We had a great showing and, hopefully, we will be having another one sometime in August or September."

Crowley said sponsors for the mud bog were Freeman’s Contracting, Dale Nobles, Georgia Fence Group, Andy Strickland, the Long County Wildlife Festival and Pete Clark. Gold sponsor for the day was Providence Construction/Bill Nutting.

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