Fairgrounds bracing for mud-slinging good time

If images of mud boggers racing through a pit filled with soggy mud appeal to you as the perfect way to spend an August night, then you might want to see this upcoming event.

Olie Anderson’s National Mud Bog and Monster Showdown is coming to the Mesa County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Gates to the event open at 5:30 p.m.

The rain date for the event is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, although Anderson said it would take quite a bit of rain to postpone the event considering mud is a desired substance.

The showdown features monster trucks, tuff trucks, stock and modified stock trucks.

The stock and tuff trucks are similar to pickups commonly seen on the highways of western Colorado. Modified trucks have been custom built or enhanced for optimum performance. Those classes are open to a limited number of local participants. Registration and rules are available at Dave’s Auto Salvage, 117 Second St., in Clifton.

In addition to those trucks, the show also includes a rocket-firing tank and truck that transform into robots, as well as mud boggers that will race through a 75-foot pit filled with soggy, sandy mud.

The mud boggers are from Wyoming, Utah and Idaho.

Advance tickets to the showdown are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the show for an additional $2.


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