Walgett Mud Trials

The sport of mud bombing has been popular in north-west NSW since the 1950s and its fanbase is growing. Drivers tackle a muddy circuit with long, deep holes cut in the middle of each straight, building up to speeds of 80km/h before slamming into the mud.

It is more of a trial than a race, with points awarded for the most laps completed in a given time and extra points for getting through the hardest sections of the track. A dedicated tractor man is always on hand to winch competitors out when they get bogged.