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Mud Nationals Another Hit For QMP

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Words & Pics: Kevin Miller

The onset of summer holds a variety of meanings for different people. For a growing number of Midwest motorsports enthusiasts, it means making the annual pilgrimage to Quadna Mountain Park for the High-Lifter Mud Nationals. The three day mud-fueled trail ride has become a staple on the scene, and record numbers at this years event suggest that it’s only just beginning to take off. With three days of uninterrupted sunshine, hundreds of miles of trails, and a variety of events for all skill levels, organizers once again pulled off a fantastic event.

The crossover from the winter sports is easily apparent. Not only were a large majority of vendors regulars from the ISOC vendor area, many of the manufactures had a rig, or three, on hand for the event. As AMSOIL Ski-Doo’s Steve Schuering said, it felt like a precursor to Hay Days.

The Hay Days vibe was tough to ignore. Record crowds, beautiful weather, and an all around solid event, make it tough to believe three won't be at least a few return customers.

The Hay Days vibe was tough to ignore. Record crowds, beautiful weather, and an all around solid event, make it tough to believe three won’t be at least a few return customers.

The Polaris Mud Bog was definitely a sight to see. Participants in all skill levels put their skills to the test in an all out race to the finish.

The Polaris Mud Bog was definitely a sight to see. Participants in all skill levels put their skills to the test in an all out race to the finish.

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"A trail ride on steroids", smiles could be seen everywhere at the three day event.

“A trail ride on steroids”, smiles could be seen everywhere at the three day event.

The pro side by side final was definitely the spectacle of the day, and the pro drivers did not disappoint.

The pro side by side final was definitely the spectacle of the day, and the pro drivers did not disappoint.

All major manufacturers could be seen, and support from aftermarket companies was everywhere.

All major manufacturers could be seen, and support from aftermarket companies was everywhere.

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