The annual Carbon County Search and Rescue Demolition Derby is set to take place on Saturday August 10 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. With cars already signed up and hopefully more to come Sheriff Jeff Wood is hoping for great things this year.
“I’d like to see us get 50 cars, we’re at 34 right now, and I know of a few more that are being built that haven’t signed up.” Wood said in a recent interview with Castle Country Radio.
All proceeds go to Carbon County Search and Rescue. They are a completely voluntary group that uses the Demolition Derby as their only fundraiser. They use the money raised to fund their operations for the year.
This will be the third year that the derby will be held in conjunction with the Carbon County Fair.
Some of the classes this year are compact mini’s, misfits, trucks, mini vans and mini trucks and 80’s and newer. If you are thinking about putting a vehicle in the derby this year the sheriff has a couple words of advice for you.
“Do it, there’s plenty of time to build a car, the rules are out you can get them at Tire King or on Facebook at the Search and Rescue Facebook page.”
Tickets are available now at Tire King, Big O Tires, Grako’s , Rocky Mountain Hospice and the Sheriff’s office. Prices are 12 and under and seniors $10, adults $13. Children six and under are free. All ticket prices will go up $2 at the gate. They will also be selling tickets at Big 5 Sporting Goods Thursday August 8 only.
Gate will open at 4 p.m. and all the action will begin at 6 p.m.. For further information you can reach Sheriff Wood at (435) 650-9160.
You can listen to the entire interview in the player below: