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Mudders test their metal on soupy Northern Farms courses

Tucker Downs of Sweet Home didn't hesitate driving his rig straight into a big pool of water Saturday morning at the Northern Farms Mudfest, west of Holley off Highway 228.

He had a pretty good idea what would happen, and he prepared for it, recruiting Keegan Schuster of Sweet Home to rescue him.

Then he drove into it in hopes of getting across and back out. Downs got stuck, and Schuster pulled him out. A few minutes later, he was trying it again, this time with an assist from Brad Lininger of Sweet Home.

"You ain't wheeling hard enough if you aren't getting stuck," Downs said. "It's a b...