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Old August 9th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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august 7th 3pm has any one ran there before ? classes? payout?
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Old August 9th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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august 14th 3pm has any one ran there before ? classes? payout?
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Nice Video
that looks like some pretty deep soup at the end.
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It was a good run but the payout sucked! Don't think we will be back untill that changes. No cash for a 2nd and only 100.00 for a first. As you can see there are hundreds of people at 9.00 per head!!!

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Wow that place was packed!!
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Yea I bet they paid real good money there.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #9
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I couldn't make it, but my nepew was suppose to run his blue and white 49 ford there.........anybody see/remember how he did?
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he ran ok! i think he was having some carb issues it was cool running under the lights there where alot of trucks and people pay back for the smaller classes would be nice. and didn't care for all the gravel fixed in the clay and the 3\8ths cable was a joke but all in all it was a great time there crew did a good job keeping track of the line up and keeping things moving as best they could nice trophies i would say 200 plus trucks and well over 3,000 people . we had 5 trucks from are area holland\zeeland and took home 4 trophies and a pay back in fourth in 44 class for hareled and brian and myself took first place in 35 and 39 class and matt had two seconds. we took top 4 spots in 39.5 class but there was alot of horse power not bad for are second mudrun of the day borculo and fremont
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It was a good run but the payout sucked! Don't think we will be back untill that changes. No cash for a 2nd and only 100.00 for a first. As you can see there are hundreds of people at 9.00 per head!!!


How about it, one of the most unsafe race venues I have seen all season.

And they managed to pour in the crowd and pay the racers jack &#!*.

The shut down area was way too small. (nice ramp into the mid way though)

And yes, the cable was just bigger than a pencil.

Plus, there are 20-30 cement barriers around the entire track. But only a couple lining the pit? Leaving a nice 'EXIT' area right toward the announcers shack where 20+ people were standing.

And all those people climbing over the crowd control (white fence) and sitting directly on those barriers. What good are they now.

Did any one happen to catch this news story about the 8 deaths at an off road race due to the lack of crowd control.http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/150820...fans-dead.html

Boy, imagine your stickers on that rig, or your name in the story, or your truck in the picture, O wait, better yet, your innocent family the victams.

It is the PROMOTERS as well as the RACERS responsability to adhere to proper safety policies. When do you guys stand up and say enough is enough? You must self govern these races and fix the issues.

Stand up and say, lets fix this, or move these people before we race.

Are we waiting for some catastrophic event to wake us up.

Hello neglegence......you mean they were told that the track was unsafe and wouldn't meet the safety requirements for event insurance.

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how about it, one of the most unsafe race venues i have seen all season.

And they managed to pour in the crowd and pay the racers jack &#!*.

The shut down area was way too small. (nice ramp into the mid way though)

and yes, the cable was just bigger than a pencil.

Plus, there are 20-30 cement barriers around the entire track. But only a couple lining the pit? Leaving a nice 'exit' area right toward the announcers shack where 20+ people were standing.

And all those people climbing over the crowd control (white fence) and sitting directly on those barriers. What good are they now.

Did any one happen to catch this news story about the 8 deaths at an off road race due to the lack of crowd control.http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/150820...fans-dead.html

boy, imagine your stickers on that rig, or your name in the story, or your truck in the picture, o wait, better yet, your innocent family the victams.

it is the promoters as well as the racers responsability to adhere to proper safety policies. When do you guys stand up and say enough is enough?

are we waiting for some catastrophic event to wake us up.

our mission has been to provide safe, insured race vensues for mud racing enthusiest where the payback is distributed throughout the racers.

Hello neglegence......you mean they were told that the track was unsafe and wouldn't meet the safety requirements for our event insurance.

Yes, the newaygo fair board approached us acouple of years ago about having a mud race at that venue. We declined due safety reason of having a race in that arena.
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How about it, one of the most unsafe race venues I have seen all season.

And they managed to pour in the crowd and pay the racers jack &#!*.

The shut down area was way too small. (nice ramp into the mid way though)

And yes, the cable was just bigger than a pencil.

Plus, there are 20-30 cement barriers around the entire track. But only a couple lining the pit? Leaving a nice 'EXIT' area right toward the announcers shack where 20+ people were standing.

And all those people climbing over the crowd control (white fence) and sitting directly on those barriers. What good are they now.

Did any one happen to catch this news story about the 8 deaths at an off road race due to the lack of crowd control.http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/150820...fans-dead.html

Boy, imagine your stickers on that rig, or your name in the story, or your truck in the picture, O wait, better yet, your innocent family the victams.

It is the PROMOTERS as well as the RACERS responsability to adhere to proper safety policies. When do you guys stand up and say enough is enough? You must self govern these races and fix the issues.

Stand up and say, lets fix this, or move these people before we race.

Are we waiting for some catastrophic event to wake us up.

Hello neglegence......you mean they were told that the track was unsafe and wouldn't meet the safety requirements for event insurance.
The sad part about this is that it is all true!
Will not be going back unless changes are made and payback is better than well nothing for second racing 20+ trucks! Sounds like they are out there to make a quick $
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Keep in mind that this is only the second year for this event and the first time it was in the main arena. After seeing the video I do agree that a lot needs to be changed with safety in mind.

What was the per class entry fee? Also, realize that ALL gate admissions of spectators during the fair week go to the fair board and not the event promoter. So payout for classes has to come from the racers entry fees.

Since I was not there, could anyone put into detail the issues that need to be addressed and possible remedies. From what I say they should reverse the direction of travel in the pit and give you the open end of the arena for shut down, just like they do with the tractor pulls.

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How about it, one of the most unsafe race venues I have seen all season.

And they managed to pour in the crowd and pay the racers jack &#!*.

The shut down area was way too small. (nice ramp into the mid way though)

And yes, the cable was just bigger than a pencil.

Plus, there are 20-30 cement barriers around the entire track. But only a couple lining the pit? Leaving a nice 'EXIT' area right toward the announcers shack where 20+ people were standing.

And all those people climbing over the crowd control (white fence) and sitting directly on those barriers. What good are they now.

Did any one happen to catch this news story about the 8 deaths at an off road race due to the lack of crowd control.http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/150820...fans-dead.html

Boy, imagine your stickers on that rig, or your name in the story, or your truck in the picture, O wait, better yet, your innocent family the victams.

It is the PROMOTERS as well as the RACERS responsability to adhere to proper safety policies. When do you guys stand up and say enough is enough? You must self govern these races and fix the issues.

Stand up and say, lets fix this, or move these people before we race.

Are we waiting for some catastrophic event to wake us up.

Hello neglegence......you mean they were told that the track was unsafe and wouldn't meet the safety requirements for event insurance.
WOW, just WOW. It wasn't your event, so how could you expect it to be PERFECT. After all they haven't been "muding across michigan". Are you really that upset that a small town fair in MI didn't contact you to run their mud bog and it ended up being a good turnout???
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WOW, just WOW. It wasn't your event, so how could you expect it to be PERFECT. After all they haven't been "muding across michigan". Are you really that upset that a small town fair in MI didn't contact you to run their mud bog and it ended up being a good turnout???
I think its great that mud racing can still bring out large crowds. What is not great is the fairboards and mickey mouse racing orgainizations making poor decisions regaurdind safety, classing and payback, thus regressing the industry.

It should not matter how many times the event has been ran. Hell, during the first one no body wore helmets. I guess they are making great strides for advancement if you take that into account.

All I am saying is do some research on the industry and make the event safe.

Even when concerns were expressed from drivers and spectators, nothing was done about safety issues.

We are not perfect. Nor are machines. Be prepared for something to go wrong. Do your research and plan your event properly when concidering safety.

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I think it great that mud racing can still bring out large crowds. What is not great is the fairboards and mickey mouse racing orgainizations making poor decisions regaurdind safety, classing and payback, thus regressing the industry.

It should not matter how many times the event has been ran. Hell, during the first one no body wore helmets. I guess they are making great strides for advancement if you take that into account.

All I am saying is do some research on the industry and make the event safe.

Even when concerns were expressed from drivers and spectators, nothing was done about safety issues.

We are not perfect. Nor are machines. Be prepared for something to go wrong. Do your research and plan your event properly when concidering safety.
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Someone is pissy cause no one goes to reed city anymore.
After working for 25+ years to advance mud racing, it is depressing to see the regression of the industry back to unsafe venues with poor planning and poor payback for the deserving drivers.

Let me know how the next race there tuns out
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i agree that saftey and organization are key to keeping are sport going there will alway be back yard mud runs that's where this sport started but also to put on a good event does take time and good help they have a good thing started i just hope they can improve on some things and better payout and safty will help. us as driver put alot of time and money into are rigs to come out here to bet the hell out of and with out the rigs coming back the crowd won't either!! but as a mud run owner i do understand you need to make money to keep a good thing going. good luck to everyone and we all need to help keep this sport going.
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i agree that saftey and organization are key to keeping are sport going there will alway be back yard mud runs that's where this sport started but also to put on a good event does take time and good help they have a good thing started i just hope they can improve on some things and better payout and safty will help. us as driver put alot of time and money into are rigs to come out here to bet the hell out of and with out the rigs coming back the crowd won't either!! but as a mud run owner i do understand you need to make money to keep a good thing going. good luck to everyone and we all need to help keep this sport going.
Thanks for the CONSTRUCTIVE input. It seems rare around here.

Thats all I am saying, Drivers and Promoter need to work toghether not only to keep mud racing going but, to advance it further.

Rewarding drivers to race with little pay while beating on their equipment will not help.

Not only are the drivers not often rewarded enough. But, at a few events this season I have seen poor safety and planning also putting the drivers at risk for accidents.

Alot of you guys have bad ass trucks that need to be respected for their power. The best way to offer that respsect is to have safe venues to race at where the pay is compensatory.

Keep the safety communication lines open, most importantly during and at the races, you have the right to say this is wrong lets fix it BEFORE I race.

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