The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Mud Pit races give crowd dirty fun


Pat Krause/Daily Globe

AN ATV racer rides through the mud during the Mud Pit Races at the 29th annual Memorial Day Weekend ATV Rally held in Hurley on Sunday afternoon.

HURLEY - As part of the 29th annual Memorial Day Weekend ATV Rally, Sunday featured the Mud Pit Races, which drew a large group of spectators on both sides of the pit.

The races were held at the Trailhead on the Iron Horse Trail under sunny skies with temperatures in the high 70s.

The primary sponsors of the Mud Pit Races were three area businesses and the Iron County ATV Association. They provided first, second and third place cash prizes in the four classes of racing events.

Hurley Fire Department Chief, Derrell Petrusha, said the racers were given two runs in each class to try and attain the best time and kick up a little (and sometimes a lot) of mud.

Petrusha estimated there were 50-60 entries in the Mud Pit Races.

"All money raised goes for fire department equipment and rescue equipment," Petrusha said. "And everybody has a good time. We really appreciate all the people who support us."


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