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Monster trucks converge in Bradford

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BRADFORD, Vt. -

If you don't mind a little mud, then the fair grounds in Bradford were exactly what you were looking for.

The 8th annual Vermonster gave daredevils a chance to show off some skill and impress the crowd.

"Right here, this is the trench, you get down and dirty. It's considered the nastiest mud hole -- man-made mud hole -- in the Northeast. We've got head-to-head racing. We've got rock crawling. We've got monster trucks, We've got just about anything with four wheels racing out here today," said the event's founder, Randy Oakley.

Anything -- and anyone -- who was up for some speed, power and a challenge, was welcome to give it a shot. "I'm a little scared but I'm having a great time," said competitor Lolly Berube.
 
"I drove this truck here, right up the interstate. Got her running through the trenches here today. Hopefully get her home in one piece," said another racer, Matt Reed.

And for the drivers who come out on top -- there's a cash prize and a trophy. But winning is never easy, and some onlookers, like Finn Bailey, say they aren't sure if they're ready to take the risk. "I don't know, it looks like they get a lot of hurt," he said.

But for business, the more mud, the better. "We have sold out of a lot, which I'm sure a lot of fans of ours can vouch for," said Jessica Hagar with Mudthumpin.com.
 
And Fans say the Vermonster is the perfect contest for Vermonters.

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