2013 Mud Nationals- Event Report

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Mud Nationals 2013Everyone loves a party, and every year the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals delivers the party to over ten-thousand avid ATV and UTV fans, from literally all over the World. Every year the masses converge on Jacksonville, TX, March 20-24th, along with all their toys, trailers, and RVs, all in search of a good time. This year the Mud Nationals delivered the party to more ATV and UTV fanatics than ever, with an all-inclusive package of great food, music, contests, custom builds, give-ways, demo rides, vendor areas, mud racing, and of course lots and lots of MUD! If you missed the party this year, then you can start planning for next year’s 2014 ATV Mud Nationals, because it is never too early to start planning!

This year the ATV Mud Nationals kicked off on Wednesday, March 20th, but the party started the weekend before, with people coming in to scope out the best camping spots, and staking their claim to a little piece of “heaven” at Mud Creek Off-Road Park. By Tuesday, the vendors had arrived, and set up their various tents of wares, including tires, axles, seats, radio systems, clothing, and of course some outstanding food. By the time the gates opened on Wednesday morning, the party was up and running in full force as people lined up at the gate with ATVs, UTVs, RVs, and even tractor trailers all waiting to join the party. It is eye-candy for all to see, and it never ceases to amaze to see so many people here for a little bit of mud. 

Mud Nationals 2013Mud Nationals 2013Right out of the gate on Wednesday, the Mud Nationals kicked off with two competitions, including the “Bad 2 ’da Bone” and the “Mud Jam” competitions.  The “Bad 2 ’da Bone” is a competition for the most impressive custom ATVs and UTVs on the planet, and if you like custom built machines, then this is the place to be. Some of the ATVs and UTVs are truly amazing to gawk at and dream about! The Mud Jam competition is the for the loudest and most amazing ATV or UTV sound system out there, and it is something to be heard. Both of these competitions didn’t disappoint, and turned out works of art wrapped inside an ATV or UTV. These events are always crowd pleasers, and you never know what is going to turn up.

On Thursday the party was taken up a notch with the Massimo Obstacle Course Competition and the S3 Power Sports Poker Run. The Massimo Obstacle Course required riders to conquer logs, tires, crushed cars, dirt hills, and water pits, all in a timed event. The crowds loved this event, and it turned out to be an outstanding spectator spectacle as participants worked to complete the course in as little time as possible. Imagine being challenged to run over crushed cars with your ATV or UTV. What a blast! Next up on Thursday was the S3 Power Sports Poker Run. Contestants had to race around the park to five stations to have their cards punched, with the lowest and highest hand winning. 

Friday turned up even more people as trucks and trailers lined up from the main highway into the park itself. Friday also geared up the mud races to the delight of the crowds, and taking the Mud Nationals back to what started it all; MUD RACING! The Can-Am Mud Bog included classes for all ATVs and UTVs including a Mud Bog for kids.   Racers hit the mud pit at full-throttle anywhere from two to four across, pushing themselves and their machines to the limit to be the first across the line. Some racers made it across first, some made it across, and some didn’t make it and had to be rescued. If you have never seen ATV and UTV mud racing, then you are missing out on a bunch of fun. Watching these racers hit the water at full-throttle with water and mud flying everywhere, could not be more entertaining to watch. Be sure to check out! Mud Nationals 2013Mud Nationals 2013

The other Friday ATV event was the HMF Endurance Challenge, consisting of two-person teams racing through the deepest and longest mud hole in the park down the high line. Teams must race from one end to the other and back with both members and their ATV or UTV crossing the finish line.  Winners are determined by the fastest time. This event is truly an endurance race, as the racers must face fatigue in order to even complete the course, much less do it in a fast time. 

Friday came to a conclusion with nothing less than a concert by Frank Foster on the stage in the Oasis Vendor Area.  Crowds enjoyed some great music, good food, and a way to wind down after a fun-filled day. 

Saturday dawned to a new day with several things to keep event attendees busy, but the star of the party was the Polaris Mudda-Cross races in the afternoon. Again, you have to see this racing in action to appreciate how much fun it is. Mud and water sling everywhere, motors roar, and racers work their machines in order to get to the finish line first. The experience of seeing all of this is epic, and a must if you love ATVs and UTVs. Once the Mudda-Cross races concluded, the award ceremony topped off the different competitions at the 2013 Mud Nationals. Saturday ended with yet another concert in the Oasis Vendor Area by Blackberry Smoke with Drake White. Mud Nationals 2013Mud Nationals 2013

Mud Nationals 2013Mud Nationals 2013Mud Nationals 2013Though the ATV Mud Nationals offers many different events for the attendees to participate in or watch, there also is plenty to see in the two vendor areas. This year the vendors were there in force including ATV and UTV manufacturers, tire and wheel manufactures, and all sorts of aftermarket manufacturers of everything from winches to LED lights. Can-Am, Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat, Massimo, Bad Boy, Bennche, and KYMCO all had a presence at the Mud Nationals. Some offered demo rides and offered free mechanical services, while others displayed their product lineup. ITP and STI showed off their latest wheels and tires, while MTA sold wheels and tires from all different brands in the event attendees showed up with the need for some different tires. There were all sorts of other aftermarket companies including Xtreme LED, Offroad Sound Systems, PRP Seats, S3 Power Sports, KFI Products, WildBoar ATV Parts, Custom Splice, WARN, Gorilla Axle, just to name a few. Of course the High Lifter store was open for business every day, showing off their latest products. The food choices included everything from stuffed jalapeno peppers (which were excellent!) to Cajun cooking. There was no shortage of choices as far as food and refreshments were concerned. People had no lack of items to look through, buy, and eat at the Mud Nationals.

Mud Nationals 2013Finally on Sunday, people had a few more remaining hours to enjoy the 2013 Mud Nationals, and the party started to wind down. Trucks, trailers, RVs, and tractor trailers began rolling out of Mud Creek Off-Road Park with their owners in tow, as they set off into to sunset back to where they came. Vendors packed up reeling from several days of lots of activity, conversations, and excitement. It is safe to say fun was had by all as the eleventh year of the ATV Mud Nationals faded off into history. No one has to despair however, because the ATV Mud Nationals will be back in 2014 to Jacksonville, TX, for another year of food, fun, and MUD RACING. WHAT A PARTY!

 

Results

DynoJet Bad 2 ‘da Bone – The show and shine competition gives ATV and UTV enthusiasts a platform to showcase their hard work in crafting a ride like no other. Winners are chosen by public ballot. 

Place

Name

ATV/UTV

1st

Mark Wise

2009 Can-Am Outlander

2nd

Scott Meshell

2013 Can-Am Maverick

3rd

Ryan Wells

2011 Polaris RZR XP 900

 

Wet Sounds Mud Jam – This contest features two first place winners with one awarded the “Loudest” based on decibel reading and once awarded the “Outrageous” based on public ballot. 

Place

Name

ATV/UTV

1st (Loudest)

Scott Funderburk

2011 

1st (Outrageous)

Brian Lane

2012 Polaris RZR


Massimo Obstacle Course – This event was open to any ATV or UTV. Vehicles had to conquer logs, tires, crushed cars, dirt hills, and water pits in this timed event.

Place

Name

Team

1st

Brian Bowden

Arkansas Mudslingers

2nd

Craig Treadwell

Arkansas Mudslingers

3rd

Kyle Forsythe

Custom Splice

 

S3 Power Sports Poker Run – Entry to this event was complimentary and open to all attendees. Participants raced to five stations around the park to have their poker cards punched. Prizes were awarded to high hand and low hand. 

Place

Name

High Hand

Richard Scarborough

Low Hand

Wesley Reeves


HMF Endurance Challenge – This competition consists of two-person teams willing to tough it out through the deepest and longest mud hole in the park. Teams start at one end of the high line, proceed to the marked end, and return to the starting line. Teams are timed and winners determined by the fastest time. Both teammates and an ATV or UTV must cross the finish line to score. 

Place

Name

Team

1st

Dakotah Klein & John Ferranti

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

2nd

Mark Wise & Seth Russell

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

3rd

Craig Treadwell & Brian Bowden

Arkansas Muddslingers

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog 600cc and Under – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 600cc and under. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water. 

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Adam Ladner

Team Anyting Goes

Can-Am Outlander 500

2nd

Brian Haughton

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing

Polaris Sportsman 550

3rd

Scott Beavairs

Team QuadShop Customs

Can-Am Renegade 500

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog 601cc and Up – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 601cc and up. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Cody Shaw

Team Full Throttle Racing

Can-Am Outlander 800

2nd

Jace Chermiel

Team Performance Powersports

Can-Am Renegade 800

3rd

Seth Russell

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Outlander 800

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog RUV – This event was restricted to RUVs. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Josh Monroe

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing

Polaris RZR 900

2nd

Brian Haughton

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing

Polaris RZR 900

3rd

Steve Hittle 

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Commander 1000

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Pee Wee – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 0-125cc. Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

AJ Capra

Team Capra

Polaris Sportsman 90

2nd

Kayman Tidwell

Team WFO

Yamaha Grizzly 125

3rd

Korbyn Tidwell

Team WFO

Yamaha Grizzly 125

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Junior – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 126cc-250cc Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water 

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Kayman Tidwell

Team WFO

Honda Recon 250

2nd

Brandi Tarter

Team Full Throttle Racing

Suzuki 250

3rd

Korbyn Tidwell

Team WFO

Honda Recon 250

 

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Early Teen – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 251-450cc. Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Riley Smith

Team Off-Road Explosion

Can-Am Outlander 400

2nd

Rachael Wright

Team Off-Road Explosion

Can-Am Outlander 400

3rd

Brandi Tarter

Team Full Throttle Racing

Can-Am Outlander 400

 

Polaris Mudda Cross Lite – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 450cc and under. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Arthur Rousse

Team Performance Powersports

Can-Am 400

2nd

Chris Robertson

Team Offroad Explosion

Can-Am 400

3rd

Dwight Stelly

Team Performance Powersports

Arctic Cat 425i

 

Polaris Mudda Cross Bogger – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 451-750+cc. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Dwight Stelly

Team Performance Powersports

Arctic Cat 700H1

2nd

Josh Monroe

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing

Polaris Sportsman 550 XP

3rd

Brandon Tarter

Team Full Throttle Racing

Suzuki King Quad 750


Polaris Mudda Cross Pro Series “A” – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 500-1000+cc with a 53” or less wheelbase. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Matthew Bernard

Team Performance Powersports

Can-Am Renegade 1000

2nd

Adam Ladner

Team Anyting Goes

Can-Am Renegade 1000

3rd

Clint Smith

Team Offroad Explosion

Can-Am Outlander 800

 

Polaris Mudda Cross Pro Series “B” – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 500-1000+cc with a wheelbase longer than 53”. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Brad Smith

Team Anyting Goes

Can-Am Outlander 800

2nd

Chris Robertson

Team Offroad Explosion

Can-Am Outlander 800

3rd

Dakotah Klein

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Outlander 800

 

Polaris Mudda Cross Mud Chic – This event was restricted to ATVs driven by women with engines between 0-1000+cc. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Lisa Wise

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Outlander 1000

2nd

Julia McGinnis

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Outlander 1000

3rd

Jerrie Albritton

Team 4Hix210 Racing

Can-Am Outlander 800

 

Polaris Mudda Cross RUV – This event was restricted to RUVs. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Brian Taylor

SuperATV Team Mud

Polaris RZR 900 XP

2nd

Josh Monroe

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing

Polairs RZR 900 XP

3rd

Steve Hittle

Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am

Can-Am Maverick 1000

 

Polaris Mudda Cross Super Modified – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 0-1000+cc with additional engine modifications such as alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems, superchargers, turbo systems, and big bore kits. ATVs could also have productions or custom suspension lifts, extended A-Arms, extended swing arm, and extended trailing arms. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

Place

Name

Team

ATV/UTV

1st

Tyler Knox

Team Wild Child Customs

Can-Am Outlander 800

2nd

Matthew Bernard

Team Performance Powersports

Can-Am Renegade 1000

3rd

Justin Hebert

Team Performance Powersprots

Can-Am Renegade 800

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