Tractors, ATVs, sprint cars and more will be featured beginning Wednesday, July 15, with the Roy Bradbury Classic and wrapping up the festivities with the truck and tractor pull Saturday.
This year the fair officials will present the Roy Bradbury Classic for the first time in 25 years. The fair will welcome 600 micro sprint cars competitors to its track 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, July 15. This event will feature both wing and non-wing cars along with junior sprints.
Junior sprint racing will feature drivers ages 6 to 10 years-old. Parker Leek, grandson of Joe Leek, will be competing in the junior division.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m., spectator gates at 4 p.m. Practice begins at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7 p.m.
Elliot Custom Trailor, Concept Chassis, Landrum Spring and Red’s Sweets are sponsoring various cash prizes. A bonus will be paid if the same driver and car can win both the wing and non-wing features. This is an open tire event.
Pit passes are $25, and those running both classes an additional $25 will be collected at the sign-in table. Questions can be directed to Keith Ousley at (574) 551-6407 or by email, [email protected]
KOI Drag Racing will bring two classes competing for a $100 prize. ATVs and full size vehicles will kick up some dirt around the grandstand track for points beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16.
For a full listing of rules visit koiracing.com.
The annual return of Shaggy Memorial Demolition Derby will have drivers pushing their cars to the limit for the coveted first-place grand prize. Stock and modified class winners will receive a $1,000 for first place and $600 payout to the new Gut and Go class winner. According to Chase Collier, derby official, “Gut and Go class is for the novice. It’s a simple car that’s easier to put together.” Collier hopes the new class will get more people involved in the derby.
Collier also reports fair staff and volunteers will launch T-shirts into the grandstand between competitions. Keep an eye out for a chance at a free T-shirt during intermission.
Lewis Salvage, “a major contributor” of the derby, will prepare and help clear the track. For more derby rules and information visit www.kcfair.com. The demolition derby is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17.
Feel and hear the rumblings of truck and tractors digging in the dirt at the truck, tractor and semi pulls 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 18. A fair favorite will have the crowd on their feet as they watch the monster size motors explode into action.
Admission for events are as follows: $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 12 years-old and 5 and under admitted free. Pit passes are $15 excluding Roy Bradbury Classic.