On Sunday, Oct. 1, there will be a fundraiser motorsport event called Slingin’ Mud for Bud at Jackson’s Mill. The gates will open at 10 a.m. for registration, and the mud bog will start at 1 p.m. The registration for admission is $5.
Bud and Pam Smith are are long-time motorsport enthusiasts who are facing hardships as Bud Smith battles cancer. All of the proceeds from this event will go to him in hopes that he keeps on smiling, something he is notorious for at the races.
The mud race itself will have both a deep pit and a speed pit at $20 per pass with 100 percent payback in all classes. Bud is a long-time mud racer, who has always done it for the thrill, not for the win, so organizers say this is the perfect way to raise money and have a fun day surrounded by good people.
The family-friendly event will not allow alcohol on the property, but there will be concessions, shirt sales, a silent auction and raffles for several great baskets filled with products and different themes, including a Hillbilly Proud basket loaded with $100 in American-made merchandise.
All of the proceeds from the event will be going to Bud Smith. The event is being put on by Kellie Blake Conrad, a former Lewis County resident, who puts on the track events for the West Virginia Interstate Fair.
The entire mud racing community is rallying to support and help in any way they can. For more information, find the Slingin’ Mud for Bud event on Facebook or contact Cassidy McCoy, at 304-216-9445, with any questions.