Alabama Mud Park holds $20K event
BY JAMMIE ODOM
Alabama Mud Park XBR $20,021 Bounty Hole was a huge success this past weekend. Atv enthusiasts from all over the country gathered at the park for the fun-filled adrenaline rush of a true mud riding experience. With over 2300 spectators in attendance, the mud racers had a lot to live up to. The newly remodeled mud track is the first of its kind in the mud racing bracket. The park upgraded the track to include twist and turns to up the difficulty for more experienced racers.
Alabama Mud Park, XBR or Xtreme Bounty Racing along with Uncle Packy’s Adventures welcomed over 65 mud racers. The racers have customized ATVs that can be considered absolute beasts in the mud. The racers competed for a share of a $20,021 jackpot and a bonanza of hardware and giveaways, and of course, bragging rights. Not only were the park guests entertained by gigantic mud machines and crazy antics from the mud riding celebrities, special guest, musician Frank Fletcher from Enterprise, AL, hit the stage to really bring the event to life.
Diana Colquett, owner of AMP, was overwhelmed by the response from local and national supporters of the famed mud park. In her Facebook post, Diana credits her staff, volunteers, family and friends for a successful event. Colquett, full of excitement, says “I am ready to do it again! Everyone needs to come enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and get their feet in the mud.”
Several ATV classes competed for part of the bounty, including a best sound system award presented by Area 51 Customs. Small Tire Class winners,1st- Lane Gipson – $2,507.00, 2nd- Brian Baxley – $1,000.00. 3rd- Bradley Striplin – $500.00. Big Tire ATV Class winners, 1st- Jace Gipson – $4,507.00, 2nd- Danny Bo Brian – $2,000.00,3rd- Johnny Noe Good – $1,500.00. Big Tire SXS Class winners, 1st- Jason Melinda Gipson – $4,507.002nd- Brandon Root – $2,000.00, 3rd- Matt Julian – $1,500.00. Best sound system in a 9-12 speaker class went to Josh Daniels.
For more information on the mud park experience, call Alabama Mud Park at 334-770-0589. Get outdoors, have some fun, enjoy the sunshine, and per Diana, “happy muddin’ ya’ll.”