By Patrick Rall
This week’s Muddy Monday feature looks at a very different kind of mud truck – as this Dodge Dakota is built to get through the mud as quickly as possible whereas others prefer to spend some time wallowing in the mud. This Dakota a mud drag racing truck and as you can see in the video below, this is a very special Dodge pickup. In all reality there is a good chance that there aren’t many Dodge parts on this truck outside of the fiberglass 2000 Dakota body but hey – it looks like a Dodge Dakota and it is a pretty cool machine.
After a short walkaround, we get to see this purpose built mud racing Dodge Dakota as it pulls to the line against what appears to be a chopped up K5 Blazer. Unfortunately, the Chevy in the far lane takes the win as the two trucks go toe to toe but this is still a cool video – especially at the end with the slow motion action of the Dakota slinging mud as it leaves the line. Crank up your speakers and enjoy a couple minutes of a Dakota mud racer on the track.