While Brian and Chad prepare for their summer vacation on the salt at Bonneville, I’m enjoying one of the drier summers in recent memory in Kentucky. While it’s perfect track-day weather around here, there isn’t a track that’s nearby and open for some good auto-crossing or road racing…well, yet, anyways. Drag racing is fun, but there is that element of boredom to it: straight line, brake, hope you don’t crash. When the fastest thing I have to bring to the track is a 14-second lead sled, it doesn’t exactly excite the way it’s supposed to.
I’m not 100% into four-wheeling (at least compared to other automotive pursuits) but I enjoy it just the same. If I have to pick one thing I enjoy most, it’s romping in the mud pit. You can keep the rocks and the tight, technical trails. For me, it’s an engine singing full song while gravity and momentum have an all-out war in the dirt. Since I’m a little ways away from any good mud pits (at least that I know of) I figured that today will be my Day of Mud.
Kicking things off is this bog footage from a location near Pineland, Texas shot in 2011. You’ll see a couple of psychotic GM K-trucks let loose, both sounding pissed off, one snorting nitrous, and that Cavalier tear giving it one hell of a run. Finally, a good use for a Cavalier!