MotorMania CQ’s mud racing day was a slippery affair, with the cars, drivers and spectators up to their armpits in mud.
MotorMania CQ’s mud racing day was a slippery affair, with the cars, drivers and spectators up to their armpits in mud. The Morning Bulletin

A day wallowing in mud

MUD RACING is an event that has to be seen to be believed.

As part of MotorMania CQ, a mud racing day was held at Kabra on Saturday.

The event attracted a crowd of 500-600.

Mud racing involves two drivers racing off for time on two figure-eight tracks.

Then they swap tracks to complete one heat.

There are usually four heats in one event for each class.

There are four classes – junior, standard, buggy and top gun.

Michelle Granshaw won the junior division, Kevin Wales the standard class, and Kevin Steggill the buggy class.

Steve Hell was the winner of the top gun class.

CQ Mudsportz president Marlene Granshaw said it was a good day.

“There were no major rollovers and no one ended up in the moat,” she said.

“There were a lot of families in attendance and the crowds came early, which was great.

“It was non-stop racing all day.”

Mud racing events are held at Kabra three to four times a year.

The next one will be held on the last weekend of August.

Forty-two racers travelled from all over Queensland to compete in the event.

The sport is family-orientated with mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and grandparents competing.



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