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Annual 4th of July Demolition Derby on tap for Yakima Speedway

July 03, 2012

For Immediate Release: Yakima Speedway Media Relations
Annual 4th of July Demolition Derby on tap for Yakima Speedway
YAKIMA, Wash. (July 2, 2012)-A Yakima Valley tradition for many years
continues Wednesday night as Yakima Speedway hosts its annual
Demolition Derby along with racing in the CWI Security/EZ Credit Auto
Sales Hornet division and the Sea Galley Bump to Pass class.
With one of the area's largest purses available to the last car alive
in the Demolition Derby, the event is a fan favorite during any 4th of
July in the Valley.
As for racing action, Josh Aquirre continues to be the dominant driver
in the Bump to Pass division and will be out to win his sixth
consecutive race of the season. With the success thus far Aquirre is
the championship points leader by a large margin over Joe Stevens who
holds a 26-point advantage on Todd Nunn with Dennis Clouse and Kellie
Zacharias rounding out the top-5.
In the Hornet class Jeff Ball brings a 14-point advantage over Casey
Chambers to the mid-week race as the duo battle for the 2012
championship. Michael Beck, Rodger Eaton and Joshua Reiners round out
the top-5. Ball picked up the division's most recent main event held
June 23 with newcomer Bailey Broers giving chase throughout the night.
The duo should be ready to battle again on Wednesday night.
Tickets for the 4th of July Demolition Derby will be available at the
Speedway's main entrance beginning at 4 p.m. For more information call
248-0647 or log onto
Plans are underway for the summer's final holiday weekend of
2012-Labor Day-as Yakima Speedway management has announced a purse
structure for its Sun City 200 late model event that could net the
winning driver as much as $5,000.
The Sun City 200 features two separate 100-lap main events, one on
Saturday then a finale on Sunday. Each race pays $2,000 to the winner
with the driver scoring the most points in the two-day format adding
an additional $1,000 to his paycheck.
“While the focus may be on the potential of taking home a $5,000
paycheck there is also going to be a payoff through the top-5 drivers
who fare well in the Sun City 200 format,” said Yakima Speedway
general manager Steve Conduff. “The Labor Day weekend late model show
is a fan favorite and will be a good test for teams planning for the
25th Annual Fall Classic that is set for the end of September.”
Drivers who take the green flag in either of the two main events are
guaranteed $400 to start with $1,000 offered to the runner-up, $750
for third-place and $500 for fourth place in each 100-lap feature.
“The Apple Cup and Fall Classic are our signature events with the
track hosting a Sun City 200 format of some type for a long time.
Having the late model teams here will be great for the fans to see
over the two nights and we're excited to bring this show together for
them and the racers,” Conduff said.
To learn more about the Sun City 200 format and payouts race teams are
encouraged to contact the Speedway's main office at (509) 248-0647 to
log onto


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