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Popular Destruction Derby Returns To Fairgrounds Returns To Fairgrounds
Destruction Derby

The Turlock Lions Club is bringing its popular Destruction Derby back to this year’s Stanislaus County Fair – but with a twist.

The fair will be the go-to place for this summer’s metal-on-metal destruction, which will be held Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the FoodMaxx Arena. Also, Derby II on July 17 will have direct involvement from Stanislaus County’s younger members of the community. The Lions Club has asked high school students from their respective high schools to build their own vehicles and have their administrators drive the cars during the event.

“We want the younger generation involved with the Derby in order to keep our traditions going for the next few years,” said Buster Lucas, Turlock Lions Club’s Head of the Derby. “Putting together such a competition will generate interest from the younger demographic for future events.”

There are seven high schools that will be competing in Derby II, four are from Modesto and three are from Turlock.

“The Destruction Derby events are a must at the fair,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “They truly rally up the crowd and get everyone going. With the high school heat addition, it will bring a nostalgic high school rivalry back.”

The Destruction Derby is scheduled in the arena at the 2018 fair, along with many other events.

Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., Tractor Pull I (Smokers) and Diesel.

Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., Tractor Pull II - Gas and Alcohol.

Sunday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., Gold Coast Bucking Bulls.

Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m., Destruction and Motorhome Derby I.

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Destruction and Motorhome Derby II.

Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m., Bad to the Bone Bull Riding – Humpz and Horns.

Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., Extreme Rodeo Games – Humpz and Horns.

Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m., Monster Trucks and Jr. Outlaw Racing.

Saturday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m., Monster Trucks and Tuff Trucks Racing.

Sunday, July 22 at noon and 6:30 p.m., AMP Motorsports – Supercross.

The 2018 Stanislaus County Fair opens Friday, July 13 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-winning experience that has been over 107 years in the making. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass are now on sale. Visit the Fair’s website for ticket sale information at

The 2018 Fair will feature a spectacular children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2018 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals.