Mud,Sweat and Beers
This Febuary the remote Northern New South Wales town of Walgett hosted its inaugural ‘Mud Bombing’ event. This relatively obscure motor sport is unique to Northern New South Wales, and carries a storied history dating back to the 1950’s.
For racers and local residents alike, the timing of Walgett’s first event couldn’t have been better. Recent rains were the first in the area for three years and brought the most significant one day fall in over a decade.
This rainfall naturally filled the large holes dug into the track that the ‘mud bombers’ collide with at speeds of up to 80km per hour, creating a spectacular show for the locals. For competitors, the mud was apparently as good as it gets; it’s not always this easy to find the water they need.
There are whispers here that the drought may have broken, though on Sunday it was the roar of the Mad Max-esque vehicles that echoed across the town as they hurtled around the track in front of a few hundred happy spectators.