Regina’s Wicked Motor Sports Mud Bog

Regina is set to host the Wicked Motor Sports Mud Bog in July; the event will feature ATV mud racing and other wicked events

by Lisa Crane

A red ATV

Aaron Nault's ATV is custom modified. — Photo courtesy Aaron Nault

The Canadian Mud Racing Organization is featuring a brand new event in Regina, Saskatchewan, this year: the Wicked Motor Sports Mud Bog, which will be held over the weekend of July 26 to 28.

Aaron Nault, a journeyman auto mechanic from Regina, is organizing the quad mud bog racing, one of the highlights of the weekend.

Nault is an ATVing enthusiast, to say the least. He and his riding buddies are known as the “Regina legends,” and Nault said they haven't acquired that handle for no reason.

“We take it to the extreme if we can,” said Nault. “We try the impassable stuff.”

Nault said that he and the organizers of the Wicked Motor Sports Mud Bog are excited about this first-ever event.

“Our goal is to make this a premium event in Western Canada,” said Nault.

He said they want to showcase the sport in a manner that allows people to see as much as possible in a short period of time.

Nault has been quadding for four years, and has modified his ATV to the extreme.

“You get what you build,” he said. “My goal is to build my own quad from scratch, so I get exactly what I want.”

Nault said that the Wicked Motor Sports Mud Bog weekend will have super mod to stock class mud racing. As well as the quad mud bog racing, spectators can look forward to tough truck competition, hill 'n' hole, monster truck demos and live bands. The event organizer is Greg Wickenhieser, and he can be contacted at 1-306-536-3838. Talk to Nault about the ATV racing at 1-306-591-0458.

Customizing his ride

Aaron Nault's quad is a 2008 Arctic Cat 650H1 that he has owned since it was new. Nault said he started his modifications the day he brought it home.

These are Nault's mods: snorkels, rad relocated, exhaust and flow through foot wells (all custom built), a Highlifter two-inch lift kit, EPI extreme mudder clutch kit with heavy wet clutch springs, Dyno jet carb kit, Gorilla Axles all around, 30-inch Gorilla silverback tires, SS312 14-inch rims, and 2½-inch wheel spacers.

“On the front and rear bumpers you will find 3500-pound winches, rear tool box and hand warmers,” said Nault, “(as well as) a set of extra lights on the front rack for night rides and deep water.”

Nault said all these mods have helped to bring his quad to legendary status.

“We always say you can't give yourself a nickname—it has to be earned,” said Nault, referring to the fact that he and his riding buddies are known as the "Regina legends."

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