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2014 Mud Nationals Winners Announced

Bad 2 ‘da Bone Show and Shine
Bad 2 ‘da Bone Show and Shine

Over the course of five days, attendees could participate in a total of 17 competitive events or races which had cash payouts or prizes totaling over $22,000. In addition to the events and trail riding, the Yamaha eXtreme Outlaw Concert Series was held at the Yamaha Oasis featuring Uncle Kracker, Drake White and The Big Fire, Jason Cassidy, and Swamp Donky.

Scott Smith, President of High Lifter Products, said the 12th running of the world’s largest mud-riding event proved to be one of the best and biggest rides to date. “This year’s High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals was beyond what we could have imagined,” Smith said. “From the exciting competition during the races to the entertainment, it’s truly amazing to see the camaraderie of a variety of people who love mud and the outdoors.”

Other highlights from the event included the drawing for a 2014 Polaris RZR 1000 and 2014 Polaris Sportsman Ace at the Polaris Experience and the Can-Am Freestyle Exhibition on Saturday night featuring Derek and Jon Guetter and Adam Thene from Butter: All Moto Flavored.

On June 6-8, High Lifter will take its signature mud riding event on the road as it heads to Hill City, Minnesota, for the 2014 High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals Presented by Polaris. More information on that event can be found at http://www.quadnamudnationals.com

Results and a description of each event are as follows:

Bad 2 ‘da Bone – The show and shine competition gives ATV and UTV enthusiasts a platform to showcase their hard work in crafting a ride like no other. Winners are chosen by public ballot.

  • 1st – Matt Evans, 2013 Can-Am Maverick Max
  • 2nd – Dustin Jones, 2014 Polaris RZR 1000
  • 3rd – John Bohning, 2013 Can-Am Maverick

Audio Formz Mud Jam – This contest featured two categories, UTV and Unlimited. UTVs with 10 speakers or less qualified for the UTV class while UTVs with more than 10 speakers qualified for the Unlimited class.

  • 1st UTV Class – Cody Alvey, 2012 Polaris RZR – 117.9 db
  • 2nd UTV Class – Dave Harrison, 2014 Polaris RZR 1000 – 113.6 db
  • 1st Unlimited Class – Michael Sharp, 2010 Polaris Ranger – 121.4 db
  • 2nd Unlimited Class – Brian Lane, 2013 Can-Am Maverick – 120.2 db
  • 3rd Unlimited Class – Matt Evans, 2013 Can-Am Maverick Max – 117.5 db

Massimo Obstacle Course – This event was open to any ATV or UTV. Vehicles had to conquer logs, tires, crushed cars, dirt hills, and water pits in this timed event.

  • 1st – Seth Russell, Team Gorilla Axle, Powered by Can-Am
  • 2nd – Aaron Peters, Team Custom Splice
  • 3rd – Craig Treadwell, Arkansas Mud Slinger

S3 Power Sports Poker Run – Entry to this event was complimentary and open to all attendees. Participants raced to five stations around the park to have their poker cards punched. Prizes were awarded to high hand and low hand

  • High Hand (Ace-High Straight) – Jay Smith
  • Low Hand (Nine-High) – Jodie Creppel

Endurance Challenge – This competition consists of two-person teams willing to tough it out through the deepest and longest mud hole in the park. Teams start at one end of the high line, proceed to the marked end, and return to the starting line. Teams are timed and winners determined by the fastest time. Both teammates and an ATV or UTV must cross the finish line to score.

  • 1st – Dakotah Klein & Dave Ostapiw, Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am
  • 2nd – Seth Russell & Caroline Russell, Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am
  • 3rd – Albert Richardson & Jeff Kitchen, Team Marshall All Seasons Polaris

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog 600cc and Under – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 600cc and under. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water.

  • 1st – Rodney White, Team QuadShop Customs Polaris Sportsman 570
  • 2nd – Drew LaFontaine, Team LaFontaine Racing Can-Am 500
  • 3rd – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports Can-Am Outlander 400

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog 601cc and Up – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 601cc and up. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water.

  • 1st – Ryan Hormell, Team Anyting Goes Can-Am Outlander 800
  • 2nd – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports Can-Am Renegade 800
  • 3rd – Matthew Bernard, Team Performance Powersports Can-Am Renegade 1000

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog RUV – This event was restricted to RUVs. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced through 150 feet of mud and water.

  • 1st – Steve Hittle, Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am Can-Am Maverick 1000
  • 2nd – Shane Dowden, S3 Racing Can-Am Maverick 1000
  • 3rd – John Soileau, Team Performance Powersports Can-Am Maverick 1000

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Pee Wee – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 0-125cc. Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water

  • 1st – AJ Capra, Team Lonestar Mudders, Yamaha Grizzly 125
  • 2nd – Guadalupe Beas, Team Beas, Polaris 90
  • 3rd – Greyson Robertson, Team Offroad Explosions, Honda TRX 125

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Junior – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 126cc-250cc Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water

  • 1st – AJ Capra, Team Lonestar Mudders, Suzuki 250
  • 2nd – Guadalupe Beas, Team Beas, Polaris 90
  • 3rd – Hollis Dupree, Team Offroad Explosions, Honda Recon 250

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog Early Teen – This event was restricted to youth ATVs with engines from 251-450cc. Participants showcased their machines durability as they raced through 75 feet of mud and water

  • 1st – Reed Tarter, Full Throttle Racing, Suzuki King Quad 450
  • 2nd – Brandi Tarter, Full Throttle Racing ,Can-Am 400
  • 3rd – Korbin Mullinax, Honda 400

Polaris Mudda Cross Lite – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines 450cc and under. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water

  • 1st – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Outlander 400
  • 2nd – Clint Smith, Team Offroad Explosions, Can-Am Outlander MAX 400
  • 3rd – Matthew Bernard, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Outlander 400

Polaris Mudda Cross Bogger – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 451-750+cc. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water

  • 1st – Dwight Stelly, Team Anyting Goes, Kymco 700
  • 2nd – Rodney White, Team QuadShop Customs, Polaris Sportsman 400
  • 3rd – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Outlander 400

Polaris Mudda Cross Pro Series “A” – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 500-1000+cc with a 53” or less wheelbase. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

  • 1st – Shane Dowden, S3 Racing, Can-Am Renegade 800
  • 2nd – Dustin Jones, S3 Racing ,Can-Am Renegade 800
  • 3rd – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Renegade 800

Polaris Mudda Cross Pro Series “B” – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 500-1000+cc with a wheelbase longer than 53”. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

  • 1st – Matthew Bernard, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Outlander 1000
  • 2nd – Shane Dowden, S3 Racing, Can-Am Outlander 800
  • 3rd – Clint Smith, Team Offroad Explosions, Can-Am Outlander MAX 650

Polaris Mudda Cross RUV – This event was restricted to RUVs. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

  • 1st – Shane Dowden, S3 Racing, Can-Am Maverick 1000
  • 2nd – Steve Hittle, Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Can-Am Maverick 1000
  • 3rd – Brian Haughton, Team High Lifter-Polaris, Polaris RZR 1000

Polaris Mudda Cross Super Modified – This event was restricted to ATVs with engines between 0-1000+cc with additional engine modifications such as alcohol, Nitrous Oxide Systems, superchargers, turbo systems, and big bore kits. ATVs could also have productions or custom suspension lifts, extended A-Arms, extended swing arm, and extended trailing arms. Participants showcased their machine’s durability as they raced around a 150 foot oval filled with mud and water.

  • 1st – Jace Cheramie, Team Performance Powersports, Can-Am Renegade 800
  • 2nd – Jeovany Pinilla, Team Anyting Goes, Can-Am Renegade 1000
  • 3rd – Shane Dowden, S3 Racing ,Can-Am Outlander 800

2014 Mud Nationals Photo Gallery

About High Lifter Products

High Lifter Products, Inc. has been leading the industry in the development and marketing of unique, after-market accessories for UTVs and ATVs since 1996. Originally a one-man, hobby, High Lifter has since grown into a multi-million dollar corporation, operating a 31,700 square foot facility housing a retail showroom, warehouse, and performance shop. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana High Lifter has earned a reputation for product development and collaborations with several OEMs that greatly enhance utility and performance for customers in the ATV market.

High Lifter is well known within its niche market for the creation of the largest outdoor, mud-riding venue in the country. High Lifter plays host to tens of thousands of ATV riders from all over the globe each year at its annual Mud Nationals event in Jacksonville, Texas.

High Lifter fans and customers know where to go for the best information, products and value. A comprehensive product catalog can be found at the company website,www.highlifter.com where visitors can also get the latest information, browse photo galleries, and participate in High Lifter’s popular online forum. Or, check out the latest from High Lifter at www.facebook.com/highlifteratv


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