The engines roared, the tires spun, and the mud and dirt flew for the hundreds of spectators at Scotty’s Mud Drags at 105 Mile on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
Now in its 10th year at the site, the annual event is part of the North West Mud Racing Association (NWMRA) circuit and drew 45 drivers from around the province to the racing grounds located off Lilypad Lake Road about 10 kilometres north of 100 Mile House.
Kamloops resident Dave Biddlecombe, a racer and past president of the NWMRA, has been with the association for more than a decade. He applauds the work done by the promoters – Scotty and Liesbeth Lang – and the volunteers.
Biddlecombe says the condition of the track, the preparation and the mud made last weekend’s races, in his opinion, the “best races 100 Mile House has ever seen.”
“There were no surprises. Everything looked like it was suppose to. We weren’t chasing our tail trying to get anything [ready].”
The results first through third were as follows:
Son Of A Redneck, Lee Briand, Bridge Lake; Bumpy, Gerald Sterne, Langley; and Double OT, Martin Recknegal, Chilliwack.
Down and Dirty, Austin Briand, Bridge Lake; Jewell Digger, Doug Jewell, Chilliwack; and Bad Habit Two, Kyle Buchanan, Lone Butte.
Mud Sweat and Beer, Ian Brewster/Rob Gagnon, Langley; Mud Shark, Cody Penner, Kamloops; and Frog Stomper, Byron O’Connell (Sooke)
All Mucked Up, Bob Diewold, Quesnel; Hybrid Toy, Adam (unavailable); and Frankenstein, Dave Rowan, Chilliwack.
Instigator, Ed Larson, Kamloops; and Frankenstein, Dave Rowan, Chilliwack.
The Outlaw, Chris Anstiss, Lac la Hache; Old Ugly, Terry Barton, Lac la Hache; and Boondoggle, Jim Meade, Lac la Hache.
Overdraft, Steve Strell, Langley; Dirty Thirty’s, Brad Astbury, Langley; and The Boss, Jack Maunu, Merritt.
Good to Go, Gavin McDonald, Langley; Alarming, Dave Biddlecombe, Kamloops; and Disturbed, Andy Antle, Lac la Hache.
The next sanctioned NWMRA event is Sept. 14-15 in Kamloops.