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2012 High Lifter Mud Nationals

2012 Mud Nationals

2012 Mud Nationals
March 28 – April 1 Mud Creek Off-Road Park

2012 High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals held from March 28-April 1 at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. The annual event draws almost 13,000 attendees from around the world and about 100 vendors from the ATV/UTV industry.

The annual event draws almost 13,000 attendees from around the world and about  100 vendors from the ATV/UTV industry.

Over the course of five days, attendees could participate in a total of 18 competitive events or races which had cash payouts or prizes. In addition to the events and trail riding, the eXtreme Outlaw Concert Series sponsored by Red Direct Hurricane was held at the Yamaha Oasis featuring Nashville-recording artist David Nail, JB & the Moonshine Band, Jason Cassidy, The Bigsbys, Cody Cooke and the Bayou Outlaws, and The Big Smo.

Scott Smith, President of High Lifter Products, said the 10th anniversary of the signature mud riding event was a huge success. “I’m always amazed at how substantial the ATV Mud Nationals has become in the past 10 years,” Smith said. “What started as a small ride and good, old-fashioned mud bog has turned into a major destination for riders from around the world. Without Mud Creek’s continuous improvements and expertise, this event would not be what it is today.”

During the event, High Lifter hosted a drawing for a set of Outlaw2 tires tested by industry magazine ATV Rider. Winning the tires was Tony Werner from Picayune, MS. High Lifter and RidersEye also hosted a drawing for an all-new RidersEye GPS Tracking Unit. Winning the unit was Michelle Monet of New Iberia.

Polaris Mudda Cross – 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.

Team High Lifter Polaris Racing’s Brian HaughtonTeam High Lifter Polaris Racing’s Brian Haughton
First Place: Team High Lifter Polaris Racing’s Brian Haughton

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High Lifter Super Crew at Mud Nationals

EPI 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.

EPI Endurance Challenge

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.

  1. Brian Haughton – Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing – Polaris RZR XP 900

  2. Brian Taylor – SuperATV – Polaris RZR XP 900

  3. Charlie Morris – Team 10:30 – Kawasaki Teryx 916

Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog RUV

Planet ATV Mud Jam Stereo Contest – This contest features two first place winners with one awarded the “Loudest” based on decibel reading and once awarded the “Outrageous” based on public ballot.

Loudest – Scott Reeves – Wicked Off-Road – Polaris RZR 4

Most Outrageous – Jake Jones – Bad Night Crew – 2010 Arctic Cat Mud Pro 1000

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DynoJet Bad 2 ‘da Bone Show ‘N Shine Contest – 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.

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Vendor Area:

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Custom Splice at 2012 Mud NationalsPolaris RZR XP 4 at 2012 Mud NationalsGorilla Axle at 2012 Mud NationalsCustom Splice at 2012 Mud Nationals

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Aerial View of 2011 Mud Nationals

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The Sand Pit

Yamaha Demo Trailer at Mud NationalsBRP Can-Am Demo track at Mud NationalsMain vendor area at 2011 Mud Nationals

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 27,700 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 atwww.facebook.com/highlifteratv.

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