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Swamp Buggy Races

Florida Sports Park

80% of 25 customers recommend

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Motor vehicles with tracker tires designed for racing in swamps zoom around a muddy track, preparing for the next day’s race

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Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. No beverages, food, tents, chairs, or pets allowed. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Swamp Buggy Races - Florida Sports Park: $12 for Outing for Four to Swamp Buggy Races’ Practice Race on Saturday, March 2 ($24 Value)

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$12 for Entry for Four to the Budweiser Cup Spring Classic Swamp-Buggy Practice Race ($24 Value)

On Saturday, March 2, at Florida Sports Park, swamp-buggy racers whip their vehicles around a muddy figure-eight-shaped track in preparation for the next day’s Budweiser Cup Spring Classic. Gates open at 10:30 a.m., and drivers practice throughout the day while spectators watch from grandstand-style seating and nosh on snacks from food vendors.

Swamp Buggy Races

Driving a motor vehicle into a swamp generally sounds like a recipe for disaster, unless the vehicle in question is a swamp buggy. Outfitted with balloon tires and gun racks, swamp buggies originated in the 1930s as a mode of hunting in Naples’ otherwise impenetrable bogs. Years later, buggy owners started an off-season tradition to complement their hunting: swamp-buggy racing. For more than 60 years, Swamp Buggy Races has kept the tradition alive, growing from informal competitions held in muddy potato patches to a thrice-yearly event at Florida Sports Park. Drivers zoom around a track dubbed the Mile O’ Mud, dotted with sinkhole-like “sippy holes” that can only be traversed with sufficient horsepower or with help from a chivalrous man willing to lay down his sturdy coat. As buggies whir past, fans cheer on their favorite buggy from grandstand-style seats and delight in the race’s finale, the Swamp Buggy Queen’s Annual Mudbath, in which the year’s beauty pageant queen is dunked in the track’s sloppiest segment.

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80% of 25 customers recommend

It's a hoot
LARRY J. · January 27, 2015
Great way to spend the day! A lot of fun.
Maria B. · January 26, 2015
Bring sunscreen , lots of fun
Glenn S. · January 25, 2015
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    Florida Sports Park

    8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.

    Naples, FL 34114

    +12397742701

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