Mud to fly at Houston airport this weekend

Mud pits will be loaded with action at the Houston Mud Drags July 11 and 12, with $11,400 in prizes and a raffle for rides through the pits.

Last year the Houston Mud Drags has 35 competitors from Quesnel to Kitimat. Organizers say this year to hope to have more monster and tractor tire trucks race through the pits.

Mud pits will be loaded with action at the Houston Mud Drags July 11 and 12.

Member Sonia LeBlanc says they have $11,400 in prizes and are trying to draw out more of the alcohol and tractor tire trucks to burn through the mud.

A family event, the Mud Drags will give kids a chance to ride a monster truck through the pits.

The rides will be raffled off, with money going to the SPCA and the B.C. Children’s Hospital in honour of Houston’s late Wilf Rondeau and Mike Anderson.

The event will also feature a sound box for kids, bouncy castle, and face painting.

The same vendors will be onsite with food and snacks.

Last year 35 competitors from Quesnel to Kitimat raced through the Houston pits, and LeBlanc says they hope to have more this year.

There will be regular classes as well as sleds, quads and tractor tire classes.

LeBlanc says it is a redneck event, relaxed but pumped with horsepower and big trucks.

“The whole ‘go big or go home’ totally applies,” she said.

Teamwork and support is also a big part, and LeBlanc says drivers are backed by family and friends lining the stands, and a pit crew to handle repairs.

LeBlanc says it will be awesome for families and for all who “love the smell of burnt mud on exhaust.”

Mud Drags are July 11 and 12 at the Houston airport.

 

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