Mud bog drag races set for Pleasant Valley

Matt Veno
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BROOKFIELD - The sound and power of a mud bog truck is something that Mitch Cooke has always loved.
The 25-year-old Brokfield resident is giving other gearheads a chance to take in that action too at a mud bog drag racing event tonight at his family's motocross track in Pleasant Valley.
"It's a thrill," said the pro motocross racer, who will be competing in the event with
his 1999 Ford Super Duty, which features 57-inch tires. "You don't know if you're going
to get stuck or break something or what will happen."
Gates open at 4 p.m. and admission is $10 per person. Driver registration is 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m.
Trucks will be divided into six classes from four cylinder engines to super modified, nitrous-powered monsters.
Entries are expected from all over the Maritimes to battle for the cash prizes and trophies in each class.
"I think it's going to be awesome," Cooke said. "It's going to be really cool under the lights."
Granstands will be set up, however, those who would like to sit should bring chairs in case seating is full. A canteen will also be on site.
Competitors will race head-to-head on the 300-foot mud track.
Cooke said he came up with the idea to host a competitive event after hosting several recreational events at the site.
"We just started talking about it and some of the guys thought it was a good idea," Cooke said.
"It's going to be really cool to have an event and get people together, more than just four or five buddies."

sports@trurodaily.com

Geographic location: Pleasant Valley

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