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Mud Mania to close fair

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The annual Mud Mania event, which closes the Clay County 4-H Fair each year, will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 21, in the track area.

General admission cost is $7.

Gates for the event will open at 3 p.m., with the show starting at 5. The pits will open at noon. All vehicles are required to arrive by 4 p.m.

Cost to participate is $20 per run. Cost for a pit pass is $10.

There are five adult classes, including:

* 35-inch and under stock,

* 35-inch and under modified,

* 40-inch and under modified,

* 44-inch and under modified, and

* Outlaw -- unlimited.

In addition, there are six ATV classes available, including:

* Youth 2WD ATV 400 cc and under,

* Youth 4 WD ATV 400 cc and under,

* Youth UTV,

* Adult 2 WD ATV,

* Adult 4 WD ATV, and

* Adult UTV.

Trophies will be awarded for first-place in each class. There will also be 100 percent payback and a guaranteed $200 per truck class.

The following are general rules and regulations for the event, per the Clay County 4-H Fair Council:

* All drivers must fill out an entry form before taking part in the event,

* Only drivers, owner, mechanics, etc., who sign an insurance release will be permitted in the pit area or on the track,

* Positively no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. All drivers are responsible for their pit crews. Drinking or fighting will result in disqualification and forfeiting of any prize money,

* Drivers must be 16-older in the truck classes. Proof of age will be required. Drivers must be at least 14 in the youth ATV class,

* No duel wheels are allowed,

* Modifications are acceptable in any class, except in the 35-inch and under stock class. Open cabs must have roll bars,

* All drivers must wear a seatbelt and helmet. All trucks must have a fire extinguisher,

* No loose objects in trucks or anywhere else in the vehicle will be allowed. No weight may be added to the vehicles,

* Trucks must have a secure pullback hitch. No clevis will be provided. The council is not responsible for equipment failure,

* No riders will be allowed in the vehicles during competition,

* No one is allowed in the competition area except officials,

* The course will be marked. Crossing boundaries will result in disqualification,

* Drivers will be asked to stop immediately if they make it through the pit,

* Drivers will be stopped if officials feel the vehicle can no longer move forward under its own power in the pit,

* No reckless driving or speeding will be allowed anywhere in the pit area,

* Trucks will be classified by wheel size only, not wheelbase or engine size,

* Trucks must be registered one hour before the starting time, and

* Any truck may run multiple times with different drivers. However, drivers must register and pay for each run at $20 per run.

According to fair officials, rules and regulations are subject to change.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Clay County 4-H Council.

For further information, e-mail organizer Jim Stevenson at stevensn@ccrtc.com, call 765-672-4641, or log onto the event's Facebook page at Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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