If you ask us, the best thing about being involved in the automotive hobby is the incredible variety of vehicles and competitions stretching from coast to coast. Drag racing, autocross, and mud bogging are just a few of the adventures gearheads can participate in, each with their own risks and rewards.
“Hill-n-Hole” racing is one form of mud bogging that is essentially motocross for mudders, complete with a mud-bog laden with jumps that send high-horsepower vehicles like John Lindens hot rod skyward. But as this next video found by Bangshift shows, all it takes is an awkward landing to send everything awry.
Linden’s accident occurred at the Bunker Hill, Kansas Hill-n-Hole competition, a popular mud hole for the locals. Linden’s mudder, named “Nitroglycerin”, cleared the first jump fine, but the second jump sent the farm truck hot rod up at an awkward angle. And so it came down at an awkward angle, bouncing and rolling in a terrifying fashion.
Amazingly, Linden suffered relatively minor injuries including a concussion and a bruised lung. The emergency team was on the scene before the truck even stopped, and amazingly Linden’s time of 4.2 seconds was enough to win him the race. Small consolation for a busted truck, but it’s a lot easier to rebuild a mud bogger than a human body.