The Turlock Lions Club is encouraging the next generation of demolition derby drivers at this year’s Stanislaus County Fair.
The Lions Club has asked high school students to build their own vehicles and have their administrators drive the cars during the event.
“We want the younger generation involved with the derby in order to keep our traditions going for the next few years,” said Buster Lucas, Turlock Lions Club’s Head of the Derby. “Putting together such a competition will generate interest from the younger demographic for future events.”
There are seven high schools that will be competing in Derby II, four are from Modesto and three are from Turlock. The community will find out which local high school is the true champion of derby when they compete in the second heat on July 17.
We want the younger generation involved with the derby in order to keep our traditions going for the next few years.Buster Lucas, Turlock Lions Club’s Head of the Derby
“The Destruction Derby events are a must at Fair,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “They truly rally up the crowd and get everyone going. With the high school heat addition, it will bring a nostalgic high school rivalry back.”
The Stanislaus County Fair will be the go-to place for this summer’s metal-on-metal destruction, which will be held July 16 and 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena.
Each Destruction Derby day will have four events:
July 16 Derby I:
Heat 1: Only fresh cars that have never been driven in a Derby. Open to all.
Heat 2: Only fresh cars that have never been driven in a Derby. Open to all.
Heat 3: Motorhome Derby
Heat 4: Finals of 1st two heats
July 17 Derby II:
Heat 1: Women’s Powder Puff
Heat 2: High School Destruction Derby
Heat 3: Anyone from Monday’s or earlier Tuesday’s heats can participate in this heat.
Heat 4: Motorhome Derby
The 2018 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 13 for its 10-day run. For more information about the Fair, visit www.stancofair.com.