Thanks to all who came out to the Mega Run this year! Let's see, last year they had 22 inches of rain in the 2 weeks before the event. This year it was 50 degrees at 7am as final day registration and inspection began and 30 degrees by the driver's meeting at 9am! Let us not forget it was snowing off and on (very lightly) throughout the morning events! First off, I am sorry to say that I didn't get any pictures. My girlfriend/photgrapher was unable to make it to the event due to the ice and snow in Dallas Saturday morning. As I was involved, participating, and running the run, I was unable to get any shots myself. Not too mention my digital camera doesn't like to operate in temperatures below 30 degrees! We had roughly 100 competitors in the three classes. We had everything from stock Jeeps and Toyotas to some really cool dedicated trail rigs and buggies. The K5s/Jimmys were well represented as well. We had a K5/Jimmy in every class! There was some excitement and pretty good carnage this weekend. Several rigs that were not trailered in, were trailered home. Special thanks to High Angle Driveline, Lyons Designs and Offroad Design for sponsoring the event. Lyons Designs made all the stickers. ORD donated some prizes and stickers. I am happy to say the ORD prize went to a Jimmy owner. I am also happy to report that the High Angle Drivelines gift certificate went to a Blazer owner. From CK5, shupach had his rig "trailered" out and competed in his first competition. Did pretty good and quickly learned that big tires really need (a) horsepower and (b) any rim other than 16.5"s. He lost a bead really ansty like in the roughest part of the obstacle course. Lara (muddin4fun) decided to fire her bumper maker! She discovered that here swing away spare tire carrier decided to do just that when she hit the first bump on the obstacle course. But that's not bad. That bump also broke another blazers front axle and chewed a steering arm off an extremely tricked out Zuke. Lara also was still able to take home a trophy. There were several dedicated mud trucks trailered to the event for the mud bogs. Guess who pulled them out? A Jimmy open front and rear sporting a 454 and 38.5s (jaybird). He is also the one that won the Mud Bog event for the Wild class and had the fastest time of the day. I am proud that my rig with only 35s came in second and sported the second fastest time. Too bad the mud got the best of Jay as his fan blades bent from the mud and chewed his radiator. I am happy to say that I finally made it home. Mud can be really nasty on your rig. But frozen mud can be even worse. The car wash helped me unfreeze the mud in my alternator which helped my drive home. It also helped to unfreeze my emergency brake cable, front and rear brakes, and steering joints. Only carnage I suffered that has been revealed so far was from a test run as we were perpearing the mud pits. I got about 150 feet into the 200 foot pit when a Warn Premium hub let go. Chewed all the gears from the inside of the hub. Better that than the axleshaft! After replacing the hub the next morning, I came in second overall in that event. Only thing I am concerned with is I found a buckly in the sheet metal on my driver fender up by the hood. I hit a burm real hard with the drivers side of the front bumper head on. I hope the buckle came from the frame flexing slightly and not bending. I am taking the rig to the car wash tonight to clean it up some and try to find the problem. Thanks again to all that came out. For those that didn't, keep an eye out for the coverage of the event and some of the really trick rigs in attendance in the July 2002 issue of Four Wheeler mag!