Mud Dog Rally
This popular event is perfect for motorsport enthusiasts, and features two main characteristics- Mud and 4x4s!
Hosted by the Barbados Rally Club (BRC), Mud Dog Rally takes place annually, and anyone with a 4x4 jeep or pick-up can compete. This rally evolved from the BRC Safari Championship, an annual off-road competition attracting more than 300 different competitors.
At the BRC Safari Championship the emphasis is placed on the ability of a crew to interpret and follow a pre-set route at slow speeds, taking into account the terrain. Drivers are judged on their abilities to master these rugged terrains. These routes use lands belonging to estates and private individuals, from whom permission is sought by the BRC prior to each event.
In 2008, 4x4 off-road competitions were re-branded by The Barbados Rally Club. These included the navigational events as well as the new challenge events which had become known as Mud Fests. Hence, the Mud Dogs were born. From 2008 until the present, Mud Dog 4x4 Motorsport has been growing at a rapid rate.
To date these Mud Fests are abuzz with spectatorship and activity. Locals and visitors, young and old, males and females, adults and children, all are attracted to these lively events and the prodigious skill of the drivers. Competitors include novices, to the retired well knowns, and the championship garners extensive media coverage for the sponsors and cars involved. This is certinly an event not to be missed for motorsport and outdoor enthusiasts.
MARCH 16th, 2013 March Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 1)
APRIL 13th, 2013 April Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 2)
MAY 1st, 2013 May Day MudFest
JUNE 29th, 2013 Sol Go Further June Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 3)
JUNE 30th, 2013 Sol Go Further June Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 3)
SEPTEMBER 15th, 2013 September Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 4)
NOVEMBER 10th, 2013 Nassco November Safari (Chefette MudDogs Championship, round 5)
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