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2011 High Lifter Mud Nationals
Mud Creek Off-Road Park
March 23 - 27, 2011

High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals 2011

2011 High Lifter ATV / UTV Mud Nationals Report

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Jacksonville, TX - The High Lifter Mud Nationals is the premiere event for mud enthusiasts everywhere, and every year it seems to grow in both popularity and fun with the 2011 event being no exception.

Mud Creek Off Road Park once again played host and while last year’s event weather was not exactly great, this year the weather was warm with temps in the 90’s, which created a little dust, but left plenty of mud holes to bury your quad in. However, with the warm weather, the stream that runs through the property was a very popular hangout for those who wanted to cool down, or to just wash some of the mud off their vehicles.

2011 Highlifter Mud Nationals Circle Pit
The High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals plays host to many ATV & UTV related events including EPI Endurance Challenge, Polaris Mudda-Cross, Can-Am Mud Bog & the Bad 2 Da Bone competition

Although the economy has had an effect on some events, it didn’t deter attendance at the High Lifter Mud Nationals this year, as there were at least 15,000 people in attendance. In fact, at one point there were so many people out riding around, that there was a traffic jam of quads on the main trail through the facility that left us sitting in traffic for four hours to only move one mile! Despite the huge crowd, things remained orderly and upbeat, and there was plenty of fun and activities for everyone to partake in.

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2011 Highlifter Mud Nationals
As always at the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals there was plenty of things that you don't normally see including High Lifter Lifted Polaris RANGER CREW SxS

In the vendor area, Can-Am brought out their demo rig and also the new Can-Am Commander that created quite a stir at the event last year when Can-Am distributed flyers about the machine just before its release; and many were lined up for test rides. Yamaha was also in attendance with their service truck, providing help to all Yamaha riders. Arctic Cat brought out their popular utility quads for display including their 450 and Mud Pro ATV’s which, were a majority of machines that were participating in racing events. DWT and Motoworks made their High Lifter Mud Nationals debut and were so impressed with the event that they plan to come back next year as well.

HMF owner Hans Luenger
2011 Highlifter Mud Nationals Arctic Cat Display
HMF's Hans Luenger (far right) was setup in vendors area installing exhaust pipes and servicing vehicles for his customers
Arctic Cat once again showed off their new models at the event & the new XC450i was getting alot of looks including the MudPro

There were many old favorite activities, including the S3 Power Sports Poker Run on Thursday, with the EPI Endurance Challenge on Friday, and many others. One new attraction this year was the addition of helicopter rides. We went up for a spin and it gave us a whole new perspective on just how massive the High Lifter Mud Nationals have become and offered up some great views of the area.

2011 Highlifter Mud Nationals helicopter
2011 Highlifter Mud Nationals Mud Creek Off-Road Park
While up in the air you could really see how many ATV & UTVs were in attendance at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, TX

On the ground, the Bad 2 Da Bone competition offered plenty of tricked out machines for everyone to check out and then there were the ever popular mud bogs. In previous years, the Mud Bog competition course was a soupy mix of mud and water that usually only took riders a matter of seconds to charge through, but this year High Lifer owner Scott Smith wanted to make things a little tougher so it was decided that they would make the mud a bit thicker, only it turned out a bit too thick at first.

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