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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 765-672-4641, or log onto the event's Facebook page at Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.