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Demolition Derby to run at fairgrounds

Rev’ up those engines and be prepared to crash. That’s the point in the 1st annual Demolition Derby to be held October 20 at the Clarksville’s Fairgrounds Park to benefit the Life Center Foundation.

Sponsored by the Championship Mud Racers Association Inc., the main event will feature three categories of racing: Big Car Class, Outlaw Class, and Small Car Class. Entry fees are $40 for the Big and Outlaw Class, which offer $800 and $500 first place prizes, and $25 entry fee for Small Car Class with a prize of $125.

The point of a Demolition Derby is to be the last car standing, or in this case, still running.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with the race to destruction beginning at 7 p.m. While waiting for main events, families can browse a variety of vendor tables and youngster can spend time bouncing on a number of inflatables. Admission is $10 for adults, $25 for the entire family.

Life Center Foundation Inc. was designed by Director Bill Irby as a “bridge to a new life” via a residential and/or outpatient recovery program for men and women determined to recover from the devastating impact of alcohol or drug addiction. The concept gives its participants a choice between “incarceration or recovery.” The program incorporates the development of a “higher power” relationship with hands on involvement both in the community and as a support system for others in the program. It includes a job/job training requirement and enforces strict regulations designed to move its participants toward recovery.

Volunteers are needed for traffic control, parking and post-event clean-up. Vendors and sponsors are still needed. Call 527-9917 for details.


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