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Demolition derby should be a muddy one

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Recent heavy rains have helped ensure there will be a "muddy good time" on the dirt track at the Clay County 4-H Council-sponsored Demolition Derby this Saturday evening.

According to Event Organizer Jim Stevenson, this will be the first of two scheduled derby events this year at the 4-H Fairgrounds, south of Brazil on State Road 59. The second derby is scheduled for Saturday, July 28.

Drivers will be ramming and slamming their vehicles into each other in hopes of being the "last vehicle moving" and the winner of the $1,000 first-place prize. Stevenson said a total of almost $2,000 in prizes are awarded during the event.

"Nearly 1,200 people were entertained by more than 50 cars at last year's event," Stevenson told The Brazil Times. "This is a great event for families to have fun at, and all proceeds go toward the Clay County 4-H program, which is a very worth cause."

With meteorologists predicting more rain and foul weather this weekend, Stevenson said this might be the first time the event has to be canceled.

"If weather gets bad this Saturday, we might have to cancel," he said. "If that happens, we will notify local media outlets and let them know."

Stevenson said he would provide The Brazil Times with cancellation information if the event were cancelled early Saturday morning.

For more information about the derby, contact Stevenson at 765-672-4641.

Derby information

The Clay County 4-H Council Demolition Derby is this Saturday night at the 4-H Fairgrounds, south of Brazil on State Road 59.

* Driver registration will take place 12-5 p.m., with an entry fee of $25 per "crashworthy" car.

* Gates open to the public at 5 p.m., with the cars hitting the track at 7 p.m.

* General admission for demolition fans is $7, with $17 pit passes also available. Preschoolers, and younger children, will be admitted for free.

* Various 4-H groups will be on hand to provide cool drinks and great food for sale, including grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

For more information, call Jim Stevenson at 765-672-4641.

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Last year was the first demolition derby I had attended in years. Since my wife was not all that interested in it, I'm taking my nine-year-old grandson this year. We'll have a great time!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Jun 12, 2008, at 6:51 AM

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