Every year, starting on the last Wednesday in March, thousands trek to East Texas’ Mud Creek Off-Road Park for the premier mud event of the year, the High
Lifter Mud Nationals. This year the five-day mud festival kicked
off with the JPS Bad 2 ’da Bone show ’n’ shine so builders
could show off their wildest creations before sinking their rides
into Texas’ red clay mud. On vendor row there were several
daily chances to win swag on the MB Quart prize wheel, in
addition to vendor discounts on everything mud.
Day two featured the Endurance Challenge on the High
Line swamp, where two-person teams raced in deep water
on one or two machines, trying to conquer the mud run in
the least amount of time. Natural mud holes separated man
and machine as participants traversed the High Line up and
back to the start/finish line. After all of the sunken, soggy
machines were winched out of the High Line swamp, Arctic
Cat sponsored an evening-into-night poker run with high-hand and low-hand winners.