The fourth annual West Texas Wind Harvest Festival in Roscoe this weekend will feature many events, but for many, none is more anticipated than the Plowboy Mudbog, to be held at George Parks Field on Saturday afternoon.
Event organizers Felix and David Pantoja say the word is out among area mudbog enthusiasts, and the competition this weekend should be even tougher than it was at the Plowboy Mudbog in Roscoe on July 4th, when there were 28 entries. Felix is predicting a huge crowd and as many as 40 entries for Saturday.
The mud track, just beyond right field of the baseball park, will be 200 feet long and go from two-feet deep to four-feet deep in good ol’ squishy Roscoe blackland mud. Winners are those that go the farthest before coming to a halt. The winner of the open class at the July 4th mudbog, Zack Welch, made a distance of 140 feet.
Entries will be in three classes: Street: 36” tires and under; Modified: 36” to 39”; and Open: 40” and over. Since there’s an advantage in going last rather than first, each truck takes two runs, with the second run in reverse order from the first.
The registration fee for entries is $25 with the winners of each class taking the fees as prize money. Registration begins at 8:00am on Saturday in front of the baseball field at Second and Sycamore Streets. Admission to the event beginning at noon is $5 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds will go to benefit the Roscoe baseball little league.
For more information, contact Felix Pantoja at 325-514-8384 or David Pantoja at 325-280-1917.
FOOTBALL: The Plowboys lost in Hamlin to the Pied Pipers last Friday night 39-18. They are now 1-5 on the year and will host the Roby Lions in a district game at Plowboy Field on Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30.