I know this isn't mud running but it is 4x4 racing nonetheless, this is where guys are going who used to race in the mud. Many reasons, but most of all you get more seat time. This race was 4 hours long and no bitching\crying\wining about who has what for tires\motor\body\no body and so forth. I think if you don't settle on some common ground you'll lose even more drivers to this type of racing. Did I mention it was fun!
Hope you guys figure it all out, I do enjoy going to the local mud runs. Love watching the newbies as well as Tim with his Ford, Twisted Too. I would love to see Henry with Adrenaline at Racing Jason's this summer or at Dad's mud run as well. Good Luck.