Playing in the mud

"It was a lot of work. We've been busting our humps just to get ready for this," Lawson said at the Fourth of July event as he looked at the grounds. "This is amazing. It just takes teamwork and that's what the club is all about."

The club is much like a family, said Lawson, and that's a family both he and Dashnaw said they'd like to see grow.

"There's no competition here. It's about just going out and having fun," said Lawson. "The club is a family and we're trying to make it bigger and bigger every week."

"Basically, this year, we're just getting the bugs worked out of it," said Dashnaw. "Then, we'll go hardcore next year."

Eventually, Dashnaw said he'd like to see the Mid-Day Mudders host exhibitions as big as ones they go to in Bradford, Vt. Drawing in people from Saranac Lake, Malone, Elizabethtown, and even as far away as Maine, the club is well on its way, he said.

"We've got potential to do something like that here if the town lets us," said Dashnaw. "We've just got to get more members and we need more trucks."

Why would people want to join? Because playing in the mud is good, clean fun, said Dashnaw.

"It's an adrenaline rush. When you've got your foot to the floor, it's nuts," he said.

The public is invited to Dashnaw Farms, located near the intersection of State Route 22B and Turner Road, every other Sunday beginning at 12 p.m. The next mudding exhibition will be July 18.

"It's fun. It's definitely something to look forward to on Sunday afternoons," said Dashnaw.

For more information, call 572-8873, e-mail middaymudders@yahoo.com or find the group on Facebook, keyword: Mid-Day Mudders.

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