The 2014 Holmes County Fair Demolition Derby will be held on Saturday, August 9, beginning at 6PM in the grandstand. This year’s show offers a new twist for the crowd, with three exciting new events.
Beginning at 6PM there will be a kids “Power Wheel Demo” for participants ages 4-7. This event will include power wheels Jeeps, Escalades, Pick-ups and cars battery operated, with enclosed sides. A family oriented, 20 minute show will take place, with kids participating in a demolition derby type setting within a small area under close adult supervision. Every participant will receive a pendant and the three finalists will receive prizes. This event is limited to the first 20 pre-registered participants. Contact Steve Hanna at 330-763-4554 to register.
The second new event is the “Lady’s Powder Puff min-van heat”. Although actual demo heats are open to both male and female participants, this event was added at the request of interested female drivers who wish to try their skills in a more controlled “driver friendly” event.
Finally, at the request of drivers, a “Limited Outlaw car heat” has been added to the show. This heat will offer relaxed rules for those drivers who want to bring an aggressive, heavily built car. This should offer higher entertainment thrills to the crowd.
Returning to this year’s show will be the popular “Youth Compact Car Heat”. This event is for kids ages 12-16 who are not yet licensed drivers. Last year there were 10 participants, and it is anticipated that the number will increase in 2014.
Additionally, all other heats from last year will be presented, including compact cars and full sized trucks. The show is starting earlier than in previous years, with the main event beginning at 7PM. With the growing show, efforts will be made to speed up the event. Event coordinator, Kevin Hanna, says, “Additional derby staff and skid-steer operators will be on hand to clear the arena in between heats to help speed up the removal process.”
This will be the second year that the Holmes County Fair Board has hosted the event without contracting an outside provider. Overall in 2013, the event went very well, with more cars than in previous years. Hanna further added, “I am very pleased to be the event coordinator for the second year for the fair. We have worked hard to improve the quality of the events and to build upon the many positives that came from last year’s show”.