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LLANO — The object is simple: Whoever gets his or her vehicle from the starting line to the finish line first wins. Sounds as clear as spring water.

Here’s the catch. In between start and finish is some of the thickest and deepest mud around.

Now, how do you feel about getting a little mud on the tires?

If you’re still interested, you’re a good candidate for the Mud Races at Toyland on July 5. The Toyland course is located on the north side of Llano off Texas 16. If you’re heading out of town, just look for the signs past the Llano Ready Mix plant.

Oh, yeah, did we mention that it’s deep mud?

For the past eight years or so, the folks at B&L Construction in Llano have been hosting the event on this piece of property. It’s a chance for all of you who think you have the baddest mudder around to come out and prove it. Officials said they typically get 15-20 entries.

But the event is not just racing. If you want to enjoy the show, they have space for you as well. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 10 and younger. There’s even a pit pass available for $15.

Gates open at 6 p.m. with the mud races starting at 7 p.m.

You can just show up the day of the races to watch or enter. To get more information on racing, call Billy Bell at (325) 247-8685. He’ll be glad to get you in the mix, or, in this case, the mud.