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 width=There’s something about watching drivers smash up their vehicles that thrills the young and old alike. The Demolition Derby at the Macoupin County Fair draws thousands of spectators annually to watch this spectacle unfold in front of the grandstand.

Drivers will compete in four different classes including trucks. Any full size ½ ton or ¾ ton truck, SUV, Suburban, or Van may compete in the Fair Truck class. The stock class is limited to any year car and cannot include El Caminos, trucks or vans. The compact and mid-size class includes compact cars which do not exceed a 104-inch wheelbase measured between center of wheel and center of wheel. Mid-size cars shall be 104½-inch to 112-inch wheelbase measured between center of wheel and center of wheel. No convertibles or pacers are allowed and cars shall not have engines bigger than 4 or 6 cylinders. The full size class excludes Jeep, Trucks (Rancheros/El Caminos), Convertibles, Carryalls, Hearse, Limos, and Imperials.

The Demolition Derby gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person; pit pass, $20 (Good only for pit admission, not grandstand seats) (no one under 14 years allowed in pit or on track).

For more information, call the Macoupin County Fair office at (217) 854-9422 or visit their website at www.macoupincountyfair.org.

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