Ford F-250 Storms Through the Slalom Race: Muddy Monday

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F-250 Super Duty uses diesel power and a set of massive tires to scoot through the deep, soupy mud.

This week’s Muddy Monday video comes to us from the Alljackedup408 YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-250 Super Duty participating in the slalom race at the Bithlo Muddy Muddy Christmas back in 2009. This high-riding machine shows that even with the massive lift kit and huge tires, it can still “corner” a bit, weaving through the tall poles buried in the muddy pit while putting on a great show for the crowd.

The Machine

The details on this Ford F-250 are very brief, but the details state that it packs a PowerStroke diesel engine and we know from the physical design that it is from the first generation of the Super Duty. Since it is obviously heavily modified, we don’t know which PowerStroke engine is under the hood, as both a 6.0- and 7.3-liter mill was offered during the era that ran from 1999 through 2007. It clearly has a modified engine, but we don’t know if it is the built original engine or something that was transplanted from another truck.

F-250 Super Duty Slalom Racer

In any case, this F-250 has a massive kit setup that keeps the body up out of the mud while also making plenty of room for the huge tires. When coupled with the powerful diesel engine, this early Super Duty is an efficient mud monster, but can it corner while digging through the mud? You bet it can.

Slalom Race

The ideal of Slalom Racing in the mud is to remove the element of momentum from racing in deep mud. Without the slalom poles, a driver just has to stay wide open and fly across the mud without any concerned for turning, shy of not hitting the sides of the pit. By adding the slalom aspect, the drivers have to navigate around the poles, preventing them from relying purely on big power and momentum.

F-250 Super Duty Slalom Racer

This F-250 has no problem scooting through the mud and around the poles, getting to the turnaround in a hurry. After a quick three-point turn, the Super Duty driver dives back into the mud, swerving around the poles one more time to finish the run.

F-250 Super Duty Slalom Racer

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