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Results of Midland's July 28th Mudbog

Here’s mud coming at you ... Win or lose, the competitors all looked the same at the Midland Mudbog on July 28.

The mudbog competition sponsored by the Midland Volunteer Fire Department was held on July 28th.

According to Fire Chief Reuben Vollmer, Jr., the audience included over 300 people and 40 to 50 volunteers helped run the races and and the concessions.

The races included a total of 67 entries among six different classes. Between the races were two bowling ball dives, one for youngsters and one for the ladies.

Vollmer reported that the four-month-long selling of raffle tickets for an 18-foot car trailer "was a worthwhile fundraiser" and that the lucky recipient was Kirby Schofield of Midland.

There were nine entries in the powderpuff category. Kristin Martin took first place, Julie Kelly claimed second and Misti Hostutler received third.

Out of the seven competitors in the small block super stock division, Rick O'Rourke earned first place, Brian Hostutler got second and Nick Van Dam claimed third.

O'Rourke also won the big block super stock category. Of the eight entries, Van Dam took second place and Hostutler got third.

Making a three category sweep, O'Rourke beat out 11 other racers in the small block modified division for first place. Duane Ryan, Sr. earned second place and Todd O'Connor took third.

The big block modified division boasted 13 entries. Travic Callaway came away with first place, Tony Titus got second and O'Connor earned third.

The extreme division, the largest for the day, had 18 entries. Titus claimed first place, Scott White Buffalo got second and Callaway received third.