Region 2 Mud Bog
May 16, 2004

On Sunday, May 16, Region 2 hosted a Mud Bog at Happ's property in Ethel. Over 800 spectators came out to watch 65 competitors take their turn racing through the 150 foot long, chocolate pudding-like mud. All had expectations for a day of fun. They would not leave disappointed.

There were four classes of competitors, based on tire size. The top finishers were:

35" and under
1st   Jeff Polzin   Yelm, WA   20.25
2nd   Chris Patten   Port Townsend, WA   23.56
3rd   Rob Smith   Rochester, WA   25.05
36 - 39"
1st   Dave Ferber   Shelton, WA   14.62
2nd   Brian Talbot   Salkum, WA   14.88
3rd   Ron Gosser   Olympia, WA   18.41
40" and over
1st   Michael Vaardahl   Auburn, WA   19.63
2nd   Ryan Clark   Winlock, WA   24.54
3rd   Richard Hoyt   Lafayette, OR   25.25
1st   Chris Marshall   McMinnville, OR   11.93
2nd   Kevin Conover   Puyallup, WA   17.77
3rd   Nathan White       21.85
Other awards:
Hard Luck Trophy   Derek Pfaff   Kent    
Best Effort trophy   Tim Gordon   Quilcene    
Best Attitude   Matthew Morrison   Sumner    

Thank you to the participants, spectators, vendors, volunteers and land-owners for helping to make this event a success. A special thanks to: Hertz Rental in Yelm, for donating the dozer, BBQ, pressure washer, water pump and tent, about a $1400.00 savings; to HoneyBucket for donating 8 toilets, valued at $850.00; to Berg Scaffolding for donating the bleachers, a $750.00 savings; to the Spanaway Moonshiners Jeep Club for donating $695.00; to Lee from Country Tractor for paying for the first 3 1/2 hrs of mowing at $50.00 per hour; and to D&W Landsculpting for mowing the field.

And finally, a double helping of muddy-thanks to Steve and Leanne Russell, for all their hard work organizing and running the event. Great job!

A full article and photos will also be published in the next issue of Tripower.


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