DEMOLITION DERBY 1 RESULTS
1st John Hearter Oakdale No. 54
2nd Austin Hammon Modesto No. 25
3rd Eddie Dixon Turlock No. 7
1st Dale Nelson Clovis No. Dirty
2nd Troy Lea Turlock No. 77
3rd Trenton Kemps Modesto No. 35
1st Brian Holt Modesto No. 31
2nd Dave Nelson Clovis No. Dirty
3rd Clayton Sanders Modesto No. 21
4th Nathan Holt Oakdale No. 33
1st Bryce Mathews Gridley No. 17
2nd Lloyd Gleaves Ceres No. 3
3rd Fred Neto Jr. Turlock No. 7
For many the Stanislaus County Fair means visiting with friends, connecting with the area’s agricultural heritage and eating some fried treats. For others, it’s a chance to cause some destruction.
Jeff Ikari of Turlock was one of the drivers in the 42nd Annual Turlock Lions Club Demolition Derby. Ikari competed in Monday’s event from the FoodMaxx Arena.
“It's my second time being here,” said Ikari. “I placed third five years ago and it was my first time running the derby and I had the itch of coming back since then. I almost enjoy watching the RV's more than the cars so thought I would try it.”
For Turlock’s Eddie Dixon the derby is a decades-long tradition.
“I have been competing on and off for 31 years,” said Dixon, who was representing The Rock Church Turlock. “The idea of taking out some road rage in the arena is great.”
While the Lions Club has seen fewer and fewer participants in recent years, the event continues to be a fair favorite and supported by the community year after year.