This article first appeared in the March 2015 issue of the Greenlee Clarion newsletter.
By Ron Pearson
The Greenlee County Mud Drag series kicked off the 2015 season on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Greenlee County Fairgrounds. We had 69 entrants for six classes of vehicles. We run the stock, modified, super modified, open tractor, extreme and ATV/dirtbike classes. We had a very good turnout for this stand-alone race.
We had our local competitors going against vehicles from Lordsburg NM, Nogales, Tucson, Bisbee, Willcox, Benson and our neighbors from Safford as well as Clifton, Morenci, Duncan and in-between. We run dual 180 feet pits and the competitors run side by side for best times per lane. Our fastest run was from Hayden Hardy from Wilcox in Pit Boss with a time of 3.07 seconds in 180 feet.
The Mud drag series consists of 4 races starting with the February race and then the April 11, race at the Greenlee County Spring Rampage then to the July 25, night race then the finale at the Greenlee County Fair on September 19.
We will collect sponsor ship money from businesses, private parties to pay the series winners at the fair. 100% of the sponsorship monies goes to the competitors. Last year we gave out $20,000 to the winners of the classes. We are always looking for sponsors to help with event. Please contact the Greenlee County Public Works Office for more information. (928) 687-2001, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Come support our local drivers as they compete with racers from throughout South East Arizona and the State.
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