WAYNE – A late September demolition derby is scheduled to take place in northeast Nebraska raising money for a 4-H building.
The Wayne County Fairgrounds is going to be the place to be this weekend during a ‘Clean-Up’ Demo Derby on Saturday, September 26 starting at 3 p.m.
Cody Henderson is a fairboard member and in charge of the derby. He said there were several phone calls made in putting the event together.
“We got the okay from the health department,” said Henderson. “We had some drivers come to us and a couple other people in the community that derby and wanted to put on a show. We threw some things together and we’re going to make it happen.”
Check-in for vehicles will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. To compete in this weekend’s ‘Clean-Up’ Derby, the driver will need a pre-ran car and just bring the rules from another promoter your car was in.
Cost to enter is $10 at the gate for general admission with those 10 and under free as there’ll be no gate fee for drivers. The only cost to attend for competitors will be a $20 car fee while pit passes will be $20. There’ll also be camper spots available for $20 a night.
All proceeds from the event will go to the 4-H building fund.
“Well our future plan is to replace the old 4-H building with a new 4-H building,” Henderson added. “We’re just trying to get the fundraiser going and raise some money to get that ball rolling so we can make more future plans.”
There’ll be five classes ranging from mods, to limited-weld, 90s and newer, built compacts and bonestock. The champion of the mods and limited classes will receive $1,000 and a trophy while other first place winners will earn $700 and a trophy in 90s and newer, compacts and bonestock classes. Runner-up will take home $500; third place will receive $250 and fourth place $100. There’ll also be Mad dog money which will be determined as more funds are raised.
“They’re going to do like the hardest hit and then some of it’s going to be like the longest haul,” Henderson mentioned. “I’ve had a few phone calls and there’s going to be a few guys coming from a few states away.”
Some rules and reminders the fairboard would like to pass along would be no alcohol in the pit area however beer strands will be on site. Concessions will also be available on the fairgrounds.
Like Wayne County Fair on Facebook or go to thewaynecountyfair.com for more information. Again the 2020 Wayne County Fair was postponed until next summer with more details to be shared once we get closer to the date.
Hear more about this weekend’s Clean-Up Derby on the ‘View from Wayne America’ just after 9 a.m. on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and just after 6 p.m. on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 on Wednesday.