Demolition Derby this Saturday

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Trucks preparing to back over the $100 stake at the recent derby at the Garfield County fair. Locals Bud Carpenter was #193 and Chuck Martinson was #44. They were first and second. Both Carpenter and Martinson are expected to participate in Kremmling’s Demolition Derby this weekend.
Trucks preparing to back over the $100 stake at the recent derby at the Garfield County fair. Locals Bud Carpenter was #193 and Chuck Martinson was #44. They were first and second. Both Carpenter and Martinson are expected to participate in Kremmling’s Demolition Derby this weekend. photo by Holly Martinson

The popular Get-Smashed Demolition Derby this Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m. at the Middle Park Fairgrounds in Kremmling. Gate fees are $15 or $25 for a pit pass, those under 3 get in free.

The theme car contest will start at 7 p.m., but people are highly encouraged to come earlier. Seating is limited, so arriving early will help you get seating for a better view of the action.

This year the National Anthem will be sung by 10-year-old, Grady Pickering the son of Eric and Leissa Pickering. Hunker Down will also be providing music, starting at 6 p.m.

There are several food vendors on site, and the Kremmling’s Chamber beer garden will once again encompass all the main grandstands (no alcohol will be permitted in the pit or outside of the grandstand area). The Chamber director will have a wide variety of beverages at the trailer – Budweiser, Bud Lite, Shock Top, wine and vodka lemonade.

The added prize money is again set at $25,000 and top drivers from throughout the region, the state and out-of-state will provide four classes of smash ‘em up action.

Event promoters Will and Becca Jones will again ensure that the event will be well run with plenty of action, and the Kremmling Preschool will be hosting the popular Bouncy Ball Bonanza in which participants can purchase chances to win half of the money raised through ticket sales.

The evening will be capped with a spectacular fireworks display provided by Fire Up the Sky.