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Motor Sports Wrap Up: Things get murky at North Pole Mud Bogs

Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 7:22 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -

As the calendar nears the end of July, the motor sport season also nears its end. However, there is still plenty of mud to be flung, which was accomplished the North Pole Speedway’s Mud Bogs on Saturday.

It was the second event held in North Pole this summer, after another successful event on June 20.

Annie Kiehl continued her dominant summer, claiming the top spot in the ATV class once again, after snagging first place in June’s event.

Chris Carter also defended his crown in the Class 2 Trucks Event (V8 engines up to 371 cubic inches), coming out victorious on Saturday just as he did earlier in the season.

“We have put a lot of time into this truck and we have had several years that we would have gotten stuck doing that,” said Carter after churning up the track on the way to victory. “It is just an absolute thrill to be able to build a truck that is fast enough, with enough power, to be able to pull through some nasty pits like that.”

In the Class 3 race (big blocks), Kendall Pac Jr. took the top spot, while the Class 5 (Diesel) champion of the day was Robert Herman II.

A few short months ago, it was unclear whether drivers would get a chance to show off their vehicles on the track, but Carter was thrilled to see the summer season come to fruition.

“It’s absolutely fantastic,” added Carter, “I have been doing this a long time, I’m not very old, but still a long time, and just being able to come out with my friends, come out and compete...just being able to drive a truck we’ve been working on for a while, it’s an absolute blast.”

The North Pole Speedway’s next scheduled event is August 22.

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