Pam Dudding
Contributing writer

It has been said that some derby drivers don’t care to compete against the ‘Craig County Boys.’ This past derby proved to be true because after the heats, many had to be towed out of the ring after being smashed.


The Craig County Demolition Derby has proven year after year to be one of the most attended events in the county. On May 18, there was standing room only. B.J. Oliver even pulled in a flatbed for people to stand on so they could see all of the action.

“The ringside parking passes were sold out before they went on sale,” emcee Sammy Huffman said before adding that 30 ringside tickets were to be sold, starting at 7 p.m. on the Friday night prior to the derby. The line started before 5 p.m. and was so long that many started going home before 6 p.m. “We got there at 6 p.m., thinking we were early,” said one lady.

The derby also had Power Wheels back for children and added a new derby, the Lawnmower for teens.

After Huffman welcomed everyone, the little tikes got to have their Third Power Kids Derby. Entries have almost quadrupled since they started the…



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