The Ghost Rider from Quesnel takes a pass at the Moricetown Mud Races last Saturday. The eighth annual event drew more racers than last year's event

Moricetown Mud Races get down and dirty for 8th year

Last weekend marked the eighth annual Moricetown Mud Races, with hundreds of spectators taking in two days of high-octane action under clear sunny skies.

Last weekend marked the eighth annual Moricetown Mud Races, with hundreds of spectators taking in two days of high-octane action under clear sunny skies.

Although one snowmobile and a handful of quads entered the competition, trucks in a number of categories made up the majority of entrants in the competition, which times vehicles across a 200 metre mud pit.

Perennial crowd favourite Big Gulp, a 900 horsepower truck built by Smithers resident Mike Kwan, was not in competition this year. Kwan, who helped organize the Moricetown races when they first started up, did bring out Big Gulp to do some exhibition passes.

“It’s getting a little beat up now. Next year it will have a whole new motor, and I’ll start racing again,” said Kwan.

Organizers said they were very pleased with the turnout, with over a dozen more competitors than last year’s event.

“It’s a really nice turnout this year. It’s nice to see people from Kitimat, Terrace and Houston,” agreed Kwan.

More photos and full results from the Eighth Annual Moricetown Mud Races will appear in next week’s Interior News.

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