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Folks Get Down and Dirty

By: Angela Salerno Email
By: Angela Salerno Email

It's trucks gone wild.

Six foot deep, muddy water, is the playing field for some monster trucks.

Spencer Little loves bogging and says, "I ride around through the deeper spots you know stir the mud up. We build bigger trucks to go through deeper mud."

The extreme sport is known as "bogging", and it takes some skill to spin these wheels.

Brandon Atkinson says, "It's a whole different level, it's monster trucks so when you turn the truck leans to one side you're hitting 5-6 foot holes with 700 horsepower, it's a whole different ball game."

But, drivers say not getting stuck in the murky water is a challenge.

The trucks tromp through the National Forest, but some laws are now prohibiting them from playing there, in fear of ripping up the pine trees.

A local business owner has opened his private land so these mud enthusiasts have a safe environment to wallow in the mud.

"We do regulate everything that goes on out here, it's a very safe environment, it's patrolled by Gadsden County Sheriff's", said James Green, organizer.

Bogging has been around for many years, but now women too are getting down and dirty in the big trucks.

"I gotta go out there through the big wholes like the boys do", said Audra Minnick, who is keeping up with the guys.

Driving the trucks, or just a watching, everyone seems to be getting just a little muddy.

The event takes place every Saturday, and ten dollars grants you twelve hours of full access to the area.

Organizers will soon open the land to four wheelers and ATV's.


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