Pop­u­lar De­struc­tion Derby Re­turns To Fair­grounds

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The Tur­lock Lions Club is bring­ing its pop­u­lar De­struc­tion Derby back to this year’s Stanis­laus County Fair – but with a twist.

The fair will be the goto place for this sum­mer’s metal-on-metal de­struc­tion, which will be held Mon­day, July 16 and Tues­day, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena. Also, Derby II on July 17 will have direct in­volve­ment from Stanis­laus County’s younger mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. The Lions Club has asked high school stu­dents from their re­spec­tive high schools 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 De­struc­tion Derby events are a must at the 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 De­struc­tion Derby is sched­uled in the arena at the 2018 fair, along with many other events.

Fri­day, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., Trac­tor Pull I (Smok­ers) and Diesel.

Satur­day, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., Trac­tor Pull II - Gas and Al­co­hol.

Sun­day, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., Gold Coast Buck­ing Bulls.

Mon­day, July 16 at 6:30 p.m., De­struc­tion and Mo- torhome Derby I.

Tues­day, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., De­struc­tion and Mo­torhome Derby II.

Wed­nes­day, July 18 at 6:30 p.m., Bad to the Bone Bull Rid­ing – Humpz and Horns.

Thurs­day, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Ex­treme Rodeo Games – Humpz and Horns.

Fri­day, July 20 at 6:30 p.m., Mon­ster Trucks and Jr. Out­law Rac­ing.

Satur­day, July 21 at 6:30 p.m., Mon­ster Trucks and Tuff Trucks Rac­ing.

Sun­day, July 22 at noon and 6:30 p.m., AMP Mo­tor­sports – Su­per­cross.

The 2018 Stanis­laus County Fair opens Fri­day, July 13 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award­win­ning ex­pe­ri­ence that has been over 107 years in the mak­ing. Dis­counted Fair ad­mis­sion tick­ets, un­lim­ited ride wrist­bands, and the Fair sea­son pass are now on sale. Visit the Fair’s web­site for ticket sale in­for­ma­tion at www.stan­co­fair.com.

The 2018 Fair will fea­ture a spec­tac­u­lar chil­dren’s area pre­sented by Sky Trek Avia- tion. Also planned for 2018 are 10-nights of free celebrity con­certs in­cluded with Fair ad­mis­sion, a to­tal of three stages of live entertainment, up­wards of 30,000 lo­cal ex­hibits and over 1,750 an­i­mals.

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Al­ways a fa­vorite at the Stanis­laus County Fair, this sum­mer’s metal-on-metal De­struc­tion Derby will be held Mon­day, July 16 and Tues­day, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena.

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