Midway Celebrates the 4th By Mud Bogging

By: Roman Lillie Email
By: Roman Lillie Email

Residents in Midway celebrated the 4th by getting down and dirty mud bogging, and racing on the fast track.

Engines roared as people rode in, their cars and trucks tricked out and ready for racing and mud bogging.

"It's almost like it's a sense of relief when you can just come out and you can tear your stuff up. And you know people enjoy watching you tear it up," says James Green, President of Midway 4x4 Events.

"It's the only place you can get dirty and it's allowed," say Kathy Herron of Wakulla County.

Lots of people say they get addicted to the speed and adrenaline rush that comes with racing so I decided to see what all the hype is about.
But first I had to get advice.

"It's just a little adrenaline rush," says Daniel Dell a Wakulla County resident.

"You better hold on, it's good to have a handle,"adds Heather Shepard, a Wakulla County resident.

I survived my race down the fast track and I now know why it's so popular. Many who enjoy the sport say it's about time something like this came to Midway.

"You get to play hard in the vehicles which you don't want to do in you everyday vehicle and press it to the limit," says Herron.

"It gives us our won place that we can play locally and have a great time," says Green.

Many of the people who came out say they couldn't imagine a better or more fun way to spend the 4th. And event organizers say they hope this isn't just a one time event. They want to start holding these on a regular basis.

Organizers say the 4th will serve as a test run, for the city. The city council is expected to make a final decision on this in the next few weeks.


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