Championship Mud Racing returns to BamaJam Farms!
Posted by: Thomas Azar
Date: Jun 19 2013 2:38 PM
Championship Mud Racing returns to BamaJam Farms for more mud and lots of fun!
Championship Mud Racing is proud to announce its return to BamaJam Farms on June 29 as part of its 2013 points race series. CMR is celebrating its sixth year of sanctioned ATV mud racing in the Southeastern United States since its breakthrough season in 2008.
Last September CMR owner Clay Wylie discovered a hidden gem, BamaJam Farms, and partnered with them to bring one of the fastest growing spectator and racing sports to Enterprise, Alabama. The Sept. 21-23, 2012, event was a huge success, and since that time planning another points race at BamaJam Farms has been a priority for Wylie, primarily because of the popularity of the venue.
“I knew that partnering with Bamajam Farms would be a win-win situation for everyone from fans, to beginners to the seasoned racer,” Wylie said. “We are accustomed to holding events where primitive campgrounds and ATV trails are the only attraction. BamaJam Farms has that and so much more. Last year, it became a new premiere destination for the sport.”
BamaJam Farms is like no other venue in the Southeast, Wylie explained.
“From the minute you get there you don’t want to leave,” he said. “The people are so friendly and there is something to do for everyone.”
BamaJam Farms has a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with John Anderson’s Hillbilly Swingin’ Swimmin’ Hole; acres and acres of beautiful land for riding and mud bogging; a man-made beach with volleyball; a party pavilion with live entertainment; fishing; canoe rentals; Frisbee golf; and plenty of RV hookups and primitive camp sites.
A variety of discounted prices are available to racers and spectators who wish to camp at the park and want to enjoy its amenities. A three-day pass, which includes access to the waterpark, ATV trails, entertainment, fishing and beach volleyball, for adults, is $40. For the youth ages 15 and under, a three-day pass is $20. Five years old and under are free. A one-day spectator pass, which includes access to the waterpark, entertainment, fishing and beach volleyball, is $20. Canoe rentals are $10 a day. Frisbee golf, on a nine-hole course, is $5 and guests can reserve a full service RV site for $35 per night. A primitive camping site is $10 per person, per night and includes access to the bathhouse, showers and restrooms. The waterpark is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Racers registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday morning June 29 at the yellow Can Am tent. If for some reason you are late for registration, come to the race pit, and you can sign-up there. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at noon and the races will begin at 1 p.m. with the Youth Classes. The races are expected to end about 5 p.m. Live entertainment at the pavilion begins at 7 p.m.
The CMR awards ceremony will be at 8 p.m. at the pavilion. Food and beverages are served in the pavilion area.
CMR has added an additional class for the event at BamaJam Farms. This class is named “Get You Some,” the race is strictly for beginners with stock ATVs with minor modifications. “All that is required to enter is a $10 entry fee and all participants must wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, over the ankle boots, gloves, helmets, and eye protection”. We will have some helmets and eye protection to loan the racers if they don’t have any!
Wylie said. “We want to grow the sport in this area and this race takes away the intimidation factor and makes it fair for everyone. We want people to give it try and see why it is such a popular sport in Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and other parts of Alabama. “Mud racing is growing in part because of its diversity. It is a huge sport for families. Children, teens and adults can participate and win prize money,” Wylie said.
CMR, like NASCAR, is a points’ racing series. To participate in the final race of the season, with $18,000 in payouts, racers must register for each class that they plan on competing in, to be eligible for the money after the points are tallied up.
“A racer does not have to register with the CMR to race at any of our events, unless he or she wishes to compete in the points series for the year end money. ” Wylie said.
A Bama Bogg Foot Race and Bama Bogg Belly Flop contest is planned. A $10 entry fee for the foot race and $5 entry fee for the belly flop gives you an opportunity to win park passes and a chance to be named “The Beast of Bama Bogg.”
More information about the CMR race classes, prizes, and safety rules and regulations can be found at championshipmudracing.com
To make camping or RV reservations, call Zack Cupp at 334-400-3021. For more information about BamaJam Farms, go to facebook/bamajamfarm.