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Motor Sports Wrap Up: Mud Bogs Finale in North Pole

Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -

After an early summer of uncertainty, the North Pole Speedway was able to host three events this year, concluding with Mud Bogs on Saturday.

Several classes were offered in the final races of the year, with the “big block trucks” stealing the show.

Delta’s Wally Marchuk and Anchorage’s Conrad Michlig lined up for four rounds of sprints through the mud pits with some of the best trucks in the state.

“This event is going on and bringing in a crowd which is great,” said Michlig. “I guess I am thrilling them with these nitrous explosions. Doesn’t win races but I like to please the crowd I guess.”

And Michlig was right, it didn’t get him any victories, which went to Marchuk on the day.

“Man it’s the adrenaline flow,” said Marchuk of what got him hooked to the sport. “I have been doing it for 10 years now and every time you get behind that wheel, that adrenaline just goes skyrocket and just gets your heart pumping.”

Saturday was the final event hosted by the North Pole Speedway for 2020. They were unable to host any events at their paved, oval track due to lack of vehicles participating.

Results for Saturday’s event were not made available by publishing.

This weekend, the Mitchell Raceway will be holding their final races of the year on Friday and Saturday, while the Fairbanks Motorcycle Racing Lions have their final city races scheduled for Sunday.

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