Missed the muddy fun? Check out what happens at High Lifter Mud Nationals!

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The winner of each race would continue on to face the winners of the previous rounds until the main-event battle for the overall victory.
The winner of each race would continue on to face the winners of the previous rounds until the main-event battle for the overall victory.

One thing we can say about High Lifter’s events is, they aren’t void of fun! This year’s Jacksonville, Texas based Mud Nationals held great activities and competitions that the whole family could enjoy, and awesome riding for those who enjoy sinking their toys into mucky mud holes.

UTVs competed in the Mudda-Cross event, and they put on a good show for the fans.
UTVs competed in the Mudda-Cross event, and they put on a good show for the fans.

EVENTS
Day one started off with the JPS Bad 2 Da’ Bone show-and-shine competition. Contestants showed off their radically modified mud runners. These are often eye-catching, lifted monsters with giant wheels that help claw through deep mud bogs. Near the end of each day lucky attendees could spin the prize wheel to win cool prizes from companies like High Lifter and Warn.

Argo put on a good showing during the Endurance Challenge mud race, where machines had to battle through three miles of mud bogs with both teammates on at least one vehicle through the finish to win.
Argo put on a good showing during the Endurance Challenge mud race, where machines had to battle through three miles of mud bogs with both teammates on at least one vehicle through the finish to win.

Day two brought some dirty fun with the Endurance Challenge, where teams of riders had to fight through almost three miles of a mud bog. To be an official “finish,” each team had to cross the finish line with at least one running machine with both teammates on it! To end the day, the super-popular Arctic Cat poker run brought a lot of fun to participants of the Mud Nats.

A lot of machines at the Mud Nationals were lifted with big tires that are meant to dig through sludge. Aftermarket doors, roll cages, and wheels, tires and sound systems are common on these machines.
A lot of machines at the Mud Nationals were lifted with big tires that are meant to dig through sludge. Aftermarket doors, roll cages, and wheels, tires and sound systems are common on these machines.

Day three continued the fun and entertainment with an Audio Formz Mud Jam competition, where contestants pitted their best sound systems against each other for a prize of $500! After that the main mud event, the Arctic Cat Mudda-Cross, sent riders through multiple laps around High Lifter’s deep and technical mud course. The winner of each round continued on to compete in the final rounds. High-horsepower ATVs and UTVs tore up the pits with hundreds of people cheering them on. To end the day, a concert was held on the Polaris RZR stage for anyone to enjoy.

Competitors modified their UTVs in different ways to out-handle and maneuver the other racers.
Competitors modified their UTVs in different ways to out-handle and maneuver the other racers.

Day four concluded the great events of the 2016 High Lifter Mud Nationals with a UTV short-course MX race. The high-speed action of machines sliding sideways through turns, rubbing tires and rocketing through the air was a great sight to see. Another concert concluded that Saturday evening.

The Arctic Cat Mudda-Cross was a very popular race to watch at the High Lifter Mud Nationals. Hundreds of people crowded around to spectate.
The Arctic Cat Mudda-Cross was a very popular race to watch at the High Lifter Mud Nationals. Hundreds of people crowded around to spectate.

Finally, day five wrapped up the event with open riding all day, while campers and trailers with big and small machines exited the Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Keep up with High Lifter through their website, www.highlifter.com, to check out their awesome UTV and ATV products and upcoming events!

The machines racing the short course were very different than most of the vehicles out in the Mud Nationals held in Texas. They weren’t designed to handle deep mud holes, but jump big jumps and get sideways in corners.
The machines racing the short course were very different than most of the vehicles out in the Mud Nationals held in Texas. They weren’t designed to handle deep mud holes, but jump big jumps and get sideways in corners.
Audioformz put on a radio competition where machines could compete to see whose UTV sound system was better than the rest for a winning of $500.
Audioformz put on a radio competition where machines could compete to see whose UTV sound system was better than the rest for a winning of $500.
All around the Mud Creek Off-Road Park participants brought machines of all shapes and sizes to play in the deep mud.
All around the Mud Creek Off-Road Park participants brought machines of all shapes and sizes to play in the deep mud.
Arctic Cat sponsored many of the events at the High Lifter Mud Nationals, like the poker run and Mudda-Cross race.
Arctic Cat sponsored many of the events at the High Lifter Mud Nationals, like the poker run and Mudda-Cross race.
Monster-sized machines roamed the Mud Creek Off-Road Park throughout the duration of the event.
Monster-sized machines roamed the Mud Creek Off-Road Park throughout the duration of the event.

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