The 43rd Challenge in the Hills 4×4 event held Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28, 2023. The event features one of the fastest 300 ft. sand/dirt drags on the East Coast. The track record is 3.114 seconds held by Tom Hardy with Mudrat IV and there is a $500 bounty on the track record. We are also awarding $700 first place in the Top Class with a four car minimum that is sponsored by Mr Pizza and Crystal’s Bakery of Parsons, Cutright Bros. Racing of Clarksburg and Thornton Dunn Rolling Farm of Bridgeport. Drags also feature a plaque for fastest time of the day in competition. Best Reaction time of the day in competition along with Top Eliminators in both Pro classes and women’s.
At 8 a.m. on Sunday we have the Jr. Drags for ages up to 15 years old. This year will be the First Annual Dylan Marsh Top Eliminator for the Jr. Drags. This is in memory of Dylan Marsh who passed away in November 2020. Dylan started out in the Jr. Drags before moving up to the Pro classes. Dylan and his dad JW built the machine Hillbilly Deluxe, which his dad drives in honor of Dylan.
At noon the mud pit starts with a 150 foot long pit of mud to challenge the competitor and machine to see who can make it the fastest through the pit. There are seven classes of competitors but only one will take home this year’s 7th Annual Dick Kidwell Memorial Fastest time award and $500. The winner’s name will be engraved on a plaque that will be displayed at Kidwell Auto Parts each year.
There is food concession and t-shirts for sale. The Phil Conrad family is featured on this year’s shirt. Phil and Julie have been a part of the Tucker County 4-Wheelers family since the beginning in 1979. They have two sons, Brandon and Brent, who are also racers and have a grandson Rylan who we hope to see follow in their footsteps and competing one day in the Jr. Drags.
So plan on joining us this Memorial Day Weekend for some of the best 4 wheel drive competition around. For more information call Tom Hardy at 304-478-2386 or Tammy Carr at 304-642-4305.
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