Demolition Derby tears it up, Washington County Fair

HURRICANE – Cars crunched metal, incited cheers and sent dirt flying in great red sprays Saturday night at the Washington County Fair’s grand finale event, the annual Demolition Derby.

A driver prepares for his round in the pit, Washington County Fair, Washington County Regional Park, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 15, 2015
A driver in the pit prepares for his round in the annual Demolition Derby at the Washington County Fair, Washington County Regional Park, Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 15, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

The derby began at 7 p.m. and, true to form, brought a climax to the Washington County Fair with packed grandstands and specially modified cars racing around the arena with one goal in mind: Be the last man standing – in this case, the last car running.

Each vehicle has its glass removed to meet safety regulations and drivers are prohibited from ramming the driver’s side door of the vehicle.

Crowds hoot and hollered with each bang of metal as red dust was kicked up into the air.

Competing categories included figure 8s, demo derbies, trucks, and limited weld cars. Competitors ranged in class from child to adult.

“I come here every year as an audience member but this year I’m a pit crew guy,” Dylan Stratton of Hurricane said, “I love the derby.”

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8 Comments

  • mmmbacon August 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Always a good time!

  • Real Life August 16, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    The county fair is great, but why can’t it be held in September, or October when it’s not 108 outside?

    • Dexter August 16, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      The county fair is great. but why can’t it be held in September or October when it’s not 108 outside.?… No Problem. Stay home….

    • fun bag August 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      the heat helps keep out the little sissy boys what aint tough enough for this rodeo…

  • Dexter August 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Oops I almost forgot.. now shut up stupid… LOL.!

    • Real Life August 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Your mommy and I have had a long talk and we have decided that you should shut up stupid.

      • Dexter August 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

        Your daddy and I have had a long talk and we have decided that you should shut up stupid

  • fun bag August 16, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    YEEE-HAHHH! LOVIN’ ME SOME GENUINE HILLBILLY THRILLS!

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