Mud boggin, mud bogging or mudding. Whichever you call it, it’s taking off big. All you need are truck lovers and plenty of mud to drive them in. The two combined have produced a new sport that’s growing in popularity.
Anyone who grew up in a rural area has probably had first-hand experience of going through mud in a pick-up for something to do. In the same way little kids love making mud pies, when we get bigger, we still are fascinated by playing in mud. Mud bogging has taken what was once just an idle pastime and transformed it into a true event.
The point of the competition is to make it through what amounts to a trench of mud. Maybe that sounds easy to you? It’s not. It takes a powerful engine to make it without getting stuck.
The driver who wins the event is the one who makes it through in the best speed. It’s just that simple. Often, there isn’t even a prize for winning, other than the chance to brag about the feat.
It isn’t just the drivers than enjoy mudding. It’s good fun for the spectators as well. It’s a good bet that there are a few friendly wagers on the sideline as well, even though there’s no big pot at the end. A collection will sometimes be taken up for the winning driver, though.
If you want to get involved in mud bogging yourself, take some time to check out the trucks that are most often used for the sport. You will need a 4×4 with a strong engine to have a chance of winning. But it’s not all about engine power.
Making it through the trench requires some skillful driving as well. If you have no experience with this, don’t get frustrated if you have a hard time in the beginning. Mudding 4×4 meets are supposed to be a good time, so invest in a truck and head out to the mud.