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Washington / CrashMania 2018! - July 14, 2018 - Walla Walla,WA
« Last post by jb_19 on October 09, 2017, 07:28:11 PM »
See www.CrashManiaDerby.com for full rules and info and to pre-enter

Full Size Cars:
$5,000 to win
$10,000 purse
4 qualifying heats
2 Grudge Match Consolation Heats
1 Final Survivor Main Event

Full Size Trucks:
One Final Survivor heat before the Main Event for full size cars.
$1500 to win

Pre-Enter before Jan 1, 2018 for $100
Entry fee after Jan 1, 2018 is $150

You will receive $100 back for passing tech in either class. Pre-Enter and its basically free plus you get entered to win a Crashmania Fuel Cell!

Please join us in building something special for derby drivers in our part of the country and hopefully we can make this a yearly event! 
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Washington / Yakima 2017 V-8 Stock Truck Eyewitness Report (10.01.2017)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on October 01, 2017, 06:40:20 PM »
   The 2017 Pacific Northwest Demolition Derby season wrapped up with one last run for the Full Size Stock Pickups and one final go round with the Compact Hornet cars at State Fair Raceway.Park at the State Fairgrounds in Yakima.

   7 Hornet cars survived the previous evening and all made it into Hornet Heat 1. Michael Keenan jumped out to a big lead right away in his super quick gold #69 Escort but later got caught behind the #41 Chevrolet Celebrity of Emmit Hottendorf who had fallen a lap down. This allowed the red #99 toyota Camry of Kyle Sisk to close on Keenan. Sisk was then able to get Keenan crossed up and took the lead. Then both cars left the track as Keenan was attempting to retake the lead on the back straight on the last lap. Keenan managed to get back on the track but Sisk was not as fortunate which allowed Keenan to claim yet another win for Ford. 

   6 Hornet cars were able to return for Hornet Heat 2, this time run in the clockwise direction. Once again Keenan jumped out front but this time was overtaken on the first lap by Quinton Douglas' #5-0 Nissan. Both cars quickly caught Robert Patton's battered #64 red, white and blue Escort due to Patton sitting at the start line for an extended period. Douglas and Keenan battled ferociously for the lead which Douglas briefly took before both crashed on the back straight. Keenan was able to regain the lead and the victory making 2 big wins for Ford today.

   After the second Hornet Heat the Best Appearing Contest was held for the V-8 Stock Trucks. Local driver Brian Mosier was a crowd favorite with his shiny black #61 Chevrolet Suburban but Josh Levine's black and red brick #88 Chevrolet was certainly worthy of an honorable mention. In the end Mosier was awarded the trophy.

   All 7 cars managed to make it back for the start of the Hornet Feature but most, sadly, did not last very long after a grueling weekend of beating and banging. Once again Keenan jumped out to an early lead but then lost it again to Douglas. Then Keenan popped his right front tire making cornering to the left pretty much impossible. Keenan quickly exited the track when he saw continuing was pointless. Then Douglas had a tire go down and lost the lead to Patton's #64 Escort, (the same car which Blair Shoemaker so violently ran over with his Datsun B-210 last year), which at that point was one of only 3 cars still running. Patton went on to take the victory and claim yet another win for Ford on this day.

   Now the time had come for the very last Destruction Derby Finale of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Derby season before the long, cold, dark Winter sets in.

   9 Full Size Stock Pickups made their way to the arena floor. The countdown commenced. When the green flag waved the 9 fearless drivers attacked each other with reckless abandon. Each collision seemingly more brutal than the last. Trucks buckled and twisted and contorted under the strain of the repeated blows.

   Blair Shoemaker made an attempt at the Volkswagen "Football" and almost backed over the top of it as he flipped it nearly on it's side. Shoemaker pulled forward and returned to solid ground. Later, after a couple more attempts, Shoemaker was able to score a "Touchdown' and claim the $200 cash bonus.

   Then Cody Brandner did a most impressive job of getting his #75 Chevrolet unstuck after getting pinned near the Front stretch wall.

   At the end it came down to Josh Levine's #88 Chevrolet and Brian Mosier's #61 Suburban. Levine blasted Mosier and nearly flipped him but Mosier escaped. Then a short time later Levine managed to almost flip him again, this time spinning Mosier nearly around in a circle before finally flipping Mosier all the way onto his side to the roar of applause from the crowd. Not only did Levine take the win but also was awarded the "Mad Dog" Most Aggressive Driver Award.

Event Statistics (Events presented in order run.) 
Track Conditions: Dry, hard packed, moderately dusty
Weather: Sun and cloud mix,,breezy, temperature in '60's

Hornet Heat 1: Michael Keenan, #69, '90's "Bubble" Ford Escort 4 door sedan

Hornet Heat 2: Michael Keenan, #69, '90's "Bubble" Ford Escort 4 door sedan

Best Appearing Truck: Brian Mosier, #61, '70's - '80's Chevrolet Suburban

Hornet Main: Robert Patton, #64, '80's Ford Escort 2 door hatchback

Stock V-8 Pickup Truck Destruction Derby Finale:
1st #88, Josh Levine, '70's - '80's Chevrolet
2nd #61 Brian Mosier, '70's - '80's Chevrolet Suburban
3rd #75 Cody Brandner, '70's - '80's Chevrolet

"Mad Dog" Most Aggressive;
#88, Josh Levine, '70's - '80's Chevrolet

Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#4 Graham Barker, later '60's Ford
#8 Blair Shoemaker, '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#47 Jeremy Gruenburg, '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#59 Colton Redburn, '70's - '80's Chevrolet Suburban
#96 Jordan Chapman, '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#615 Darrell O'Toole (?), '70's - '80's Chevrolet 

(While I did my best to present accurate information herein, it is quite possible that there may be errors or omissions contained in this report. Please feel free to correct any erroneous or inaccurate information. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein.)
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Washington / Re: Yakima 2017 V-8 Season Finale Eyewitness Report (09.30.2017)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on October 01, 2017, 11:08:39 AM »
   I was certainly hoping to see a couple of pink cars there. Perhaps next year?
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Washington / Re: Yakima 2017 V-8 Season Finale Eyewitness Report (09.30.2017)
« Last post by DEAFBOB on October 01, 2017, 09:46:35 AM »
Thanks for the report...
Sure wish we were there. Even if just to watch..
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Washington / Yakima 2017 V-8 Season Finale Eyewitness Report (09.30.2017)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on October 01, 2017, 07:14:13 AM »
   The 2017 Pacific Northwest Destruction Derby season went out with quite a bang as 11 well built cars from around Washington state converged on the tiny arena at the State Fair Park Raceway. And to fill out the program 8 compact Hornet cars returned for another crack at their specially constructed off-road track.

   Things got underway with a presentation of all the cars and drivers followed up by the awarding of the "Best Appearing Car" trophy which went to local driver Eric Metcalf's nice looking black and silver #31 mid '70's Chrysler "Shocker" 4 door hardtop.

   Then it was time for the Hornets to come out to play. All 8 cars came out for their first very action packed heat race. The race started with all 8 cars in a single row and, like last year, were forced to squeeze through an opening about 1 and a half cars wide which led to lots of pushing and shoving from the git go. At one point a caution was thrown due to the "hole" being plugged up by a stalled car but most of the drivers seemed to ignore it and it was withdrawn rather than stopping the race. Quinton Douglas went on to win the event in his white #5-0 Nissan Sentra sedan however after he had won he was apparently unable to stop and rear ended another car that had stopped in front of him, resulting in his Nissan catching fire and taking him out from the rest of the evening's races.

   5 cars made it back out for Hornet heat 2, run in the opposite direction just to change things up a bit. Michael Keenan, driving the same very fast gold #69 '90's "Bubble" Ford Escort that he ran last year took an easy victory.

   Next up was a new event added for this year, a "Power Wheels" Demo Derby for 4 future Demo Derby stars. And these little tykes were laying down some very big hits with a lot of aggression. The tough "High Impact" plastic was showing signs of the abuse being dished out by these determined competitors. At one point one of the little cars actually got up on the side of another one. In the end though all 4 were still running and time was called. Participation medals were given to all 4 aspiring competitors.

   Now it was time for the Hornet Main. Michael Keenan jumped out to a huge lead right from the start. On the first lap the #41 Chevrolet Celebrity of Emmett Hottendorf put a brutal hit on the rear corner of Blair Shoemaker's #1 Honda Accord taking him out early. Meanwhile Keenan continued to run away with what looked like was going to be another easy victory until on the last lap he experienced some sort of mechanical failure and lost enough power to allow Kyle Sisk's red #99 Toyota Camry sedan to claim the victory.

   Finally the moment had arrived for the final Big Car Destruction Derby Finale of the 2017 Pacific Northwest season. The smaller car count for this year actually contributed to this being a better Finale than last year as the drivers had more room to maneuver around the tiny arena and build up some speed for some big and aggressive hits.

   The action was fast paced and aggressive right from the start. T.J. Lowe and Eric Anderson both fell out early but most of the other cars kept going for an impressively long time. Donovan Buhr did a lot of damage in his sinister flat black "Suicide" Continental but Ethan Thomas, Landon Shoemaker and Ken Gilbertson all did their part to add to the mayhem and destruction. J.C. Lawrence was able to get some very big speed at times but could not seem to take full advantage to land the really big blows he clearly sought.

   Eventually it came down to Shoemaker, Buhr, Metcalf, Lawrence and Gilbertson and these 5 continued on for several agonizing minutes of brutal combat. Then Donovan Buhr unleashed himself first by delivering a crushing blow to J.C. Lawrence. He followed this up with a devastating hit on Gilbertson. Then a brutal blow to Metcalf resulted in Metcalf's engine erupting in a blazing inferno. At almost the same time a smaller fire erupted in Buhr's engine compartment. The caution horn sounded and the action came to a screeching halt. The fires were extinguished and when action resumed Buhr was the only one still running, though Shoemaker briefly got his car restarted after Buhr whacked him a few times. Officials determined that shoemaker was timed out though and a well earned victory was awarded to Buhr with Metcalf being given second and Gilbertson third. Buhr also was awarded a very well deserved "Mad Dog" Most Aggressive Driver trophy.

Event Statistics (Events presented in order run.) 
Track Conditions: Moderately muddy.
Weather: Increasing clouds, breezy, temperature in '60's

Best Appearing Car: Eric Metcalf, #31, Mid '70's Chrysler "Shocker" 4 door hardtop

Hornet Heat 1: Quinton Douglas, #5-0, '90's Nissan Sentra 4 door sedan

Hornet Heat 2 (Clockwise): Michael Keenan, #69, '90's "Bubble" Ford Escort 4 door sedan

Hornet Main: Kyle Sisk, #99, Toyota Camry 4 door sedan

V-8 Destruction Derby Finale:
1st #23 Donovan Buhr, mid '60's "Suicide Door" Continental
2nd #31 Eric Metcalf, mid '70's Chrysler "Shocker" 4 door hardtop
3rd #56 Ken Gilbertson, mid '70's Cadillac Coupe DeVille

"Mad Dog" Most Aggressive;
#23  Donovan Buhr, mid '60's "Suicide Door" Continental

Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#000 Eric Anderson, mid '70's Cadillac Coupe DeVille
#8D Landon Shoemaker, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door hardtop
#24 Kevin (Last Name Not Recorded), mid '70's Cadillac Coupe DeVille
#41 J.C. Lawrence, '80's "metric" Chevrolet "Sedanogen" wagon
#93 Jeff Eisenbird (?), Mid '70's Chevrolet 4 door hardtop
#97 T.J. Lowe, "metric" '79 - '87 Ford LTD "Sedanogen" wagon
#338 Ethan Thomas, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door hardtop
#615 Darrell O'Ditto (?), early '70's Chevrolet 4 door hardtop

   (While I did my best to present accurate information herein, it is quite possible that there may be errors or omissions contained in this report. Please feel free to correct any erroneous or inaccurate information. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein.)
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General Discussion / Re: Why roll overs are bad
« Last post by Amogachis on September 18, 2017, 08:48:32 PM »
There is a good story to recommend.
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   The fans who braved the cold, dreary and windy weather Saturday night for Championship night  were treated to one of the most intense nights of vehicular carnage in the history of Pacific Northwest motorsports.

   The night got underway with the 2017 V-8 Oval Championship Dash. 12 of the best current racers at Kitsap this season careened around the tight oval pushing and shoving their way as fast as possible to try to claim the victory in this prestigious race. Gregg Pratt, driving his black and orange #525 Imperial, started on the pole and managed to hold off the entire field to take the win,

   Shane Hamre, driving his black and red #34 Honda Accord wagon, managed to take the win in the Compact Oval Championship Dash.

   There was an intense battle for the V-8 Figure 8 Championship Race between the #15 Cadillac of Dan Pieze and the #44 Imperial of Dustin Silva that K.C. Straight also managed to briefly be a factor in but in the end Pieze held off both for the win.

   Not to be denied his share of the glory though, K.C. Straight came back out in his white and red #24 Honda to claim the Compact Figure 8 Championship Race win.

   With the 2017 Championship races out of the way, it was now time for "Play Day" race events to get underway. With points and future 2017 race dates no longer a consideration for most of the drivers the gloves could now come off and that they did!

   The "X" got busy in a hurry in the very first V-8 Figure 8 Heat. First Devon Steele caught Dave "The Hook" Heroux's Suburban in the intersection and sent him flipping violently across the track. Then barely a lap after the green came back out Timothy Bell's #547 Chevrolet tagged Chris Rowland's #72 Imperial and sent him flying over as well. Then when racing again resumed Heroux blasted Steele in the "X" but Steele's Imperial stayed upright. Heroux went on to claim the victory in this race.

   Then in Compact Figure 8 Heat 1 both Cole Marchant and K.C. Straight each took a bite out of Matt Gilbert's #127 Honda in the "X". J.J. Galbreath piloted Geoff Higham's #71F Chevrolet Cavalier sedan to into Victory Lane in that race.

   In V-8 Oval Heat 1 Rachelle Ensor got tangled up with the Turn 2 tire while leading and ended up passing it on the inside costing her a penalty. She then passed the same tire, now far out into the middle of the entrance to the back straight, to the inside again earning an additional penalty and allowing Canadian Chad Raats to claim an easy race win.

   In V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2 Thomas Hedrick's sleek gold '67-8 Buick Wildcat 2 door hardtop got spectacularly overturned in the cross roads by Richard Fiorentino's #131 Chevrolet. Dustin Silva took the win in that race.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 2 Cole Marchant took out the #51 Ford Contour of Dale Dickenson on the last lap, allowing rookie Shane Gentry to capture the first victory of his career in his purple #62 Toyota Corolla sedan.

   Gentry's celebration was short lived however as at the drop of the green flag in the next Compact race, Compact Oval Heat 2, Shane "Sugar Britches" Hamre brutally stuffed Gentry into the Turn One wall with such vicious force that a caution needed to be thrown so medical workers could check on his well being. Fortunately Gentry was able to walk away from the horrific wreck but his Toyota was destroyed beyond any possibility of repair. Hamre went on to easily win the event. He did however get a bit of a comeuppance when track announcer Dennis Buckholts, taking a suggestion yours truly gave him months ago, played "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies as he received his trophy, officially making that the new official 'Sugar Britches" theme song!

   Rookie driver Rachelle Ensor celebrated her first race win of the year with her very proud father joining her in Victory Lane after she took the checkered in V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3 in her colorful #047 "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop.

   V-8 Oval Heat 3 was a very fast paced race and a very quick Richard Fiorentino enjoyed a well earned victory.

   In V-8 Figure 8 Heat 4 Dustin Silva nailed the bright green and blue #01 Oldsmobile Toronado of Dennis Truex in the "X". Truex came back to battle the #15, now being driven by David Gerald but then Truex got stuck on another cars wheel and Gerald took the victory.

   In V-8 Oval Heat 4, another very high speed race, Chad Raats viciously put the #481 '"Bathtub" Caprice of  Kevin "Wildthing" Robinson on his lid. After racing resumed Gerald, again driving Pieze's #15 Fleetwood, went on to take his second win of the night.

   After a brief intermission and a "Changing of the Guard" ceremony for the KDDA board members, it was time for Compact Football, "Red vs. Blue". A total of 16 cars were on the arena floor at the start of this event. One Volkswagon Jetta "Football', seven "Team Red" cars and 8 "Team Blue" cars. And from the drop of the green flag it was total chaos. Hamre and Geoff Higham, driving his Chevrolet Cavalier 2 door race car, were most aggressive at getting the "ball" toward the east end goal line but "Team Blue's" Tony "The Tiger" Timlick and J.J. Galbreath, driving Higham's #71F Cavalier 4 door sedan Demo car put up an aggressive and vigorous defense. And in the process, a lot of Compact class cars got pretty much completely junked, including Cole Marchant's #79 Accord, the left rear of which was effectively obliterated. In the end all the cars expired before an official score could be made but "Team Red" was awarded the victory on the grounds that they had advanced the "ball" deep into "Team Blue's" territory. Shane "Sugar Sugar Britches Candy Girl" Hamre was also awarded a well deserved "Mad Dog" award for his aggressive performance. The Volkswagon Jetta "Football" was smashed almost beyond recognition.

   After another short intermission 4 of the cars that survived the Football game were allowed to resume a battle to vehicular death but it was a short lived affair which left Riley Morris' #2 Toyota Corona as the winner.

   After another brief intermission it was now time for the final V-8 Destruction Derby Finale of 2017 at Thunderbird Stadium. Seven cars rolled out onto the arena floor. Some, like Thomas Hedrick's well worn #43 Buick Wildcat were expected. Others, such as Dan Pieze's blisteringly quick #15 Cadillac Fleetwood, were not. It did not take long for massive destruction to begin. Hits came fast and hard in rapid fire fashion. Then Kevin "Wildthing" Robinson, living up to his nickname did a "Banger" style "follow in" on Kimo Geigel's #210 "metric" Fleetwood sedan after Geigel had put a fairly aggressive hit on Truex's Oldsmobile along the back stretch wall. This was followed mere seconds later by Pieze doing an even more brutal "follow in" on Robinson's #481 "Bathtub" Caprice, shoving Robinson's rear bumper far into the passenger compartment. This was followed the barest amount of time later by Caleb Robinson's #191 Cadillac Fleetwood coupe slamming Pieze square in the back and knocking him several feet away.

   Meanwhile Geigel managed to get his car running again but was hopelessly pinned in between Truex and Robinson. However, rather than try to "rock" his way out, he just floored it and held it wide open. The screaming V-8 mill in Geigel's Cadillac billowed a noxious tower of smoke high into the air, obscuring the view of the arena. Even after he "timed out" he still kept the throttle on the floor for a time.

   In the end the final battle came down to Hedrick's #43 Buick, Pieze's #15 Cadillac and Garrid Larson's #44 "Bubble" Ford Crown Victoria. Then Pieze and Hedrick backed into each other in a brutal collision which completely collapsed Hedrick's right rear corner and disabled the formerly sleek Buick. Now only Larson and Pieze remained.

   Then Larson fed Pieze's Fleetwood a terminal blow to to the right rear that left his car running but immobilized. But Larson was not through. He came back and smashed Pieze in the right front corner, knocking the broken Cadillac further across the arena. Then, Larson backed all the way across the arena, aimed directly at Pieze's crippled and twisted car, mashed the gas and tore across the arena at full speed, slamming into the side of Pieze's Fleetwood, then over the top of it as it overturned, going up on 2 wheels himself before coming back down on top of Truex's Oldsmoble, then rolling back down onto the ground.
   
Event Statistics (Events presented in order run)
Track Conditions: Tacky, smooth, hard packed and very fast
Weather: Cloudy, gusty winds, temperatur in 60's

V-8 Oval Championship Dash: Gregg Pratt, #525, '67 - 8 Imperial 2 door hardtop
Compact Oval Championship Dash: Shane "Sugar Britches" Hamre, #34, Honda Accord wagon
V-8 Figure 8 Championship: Dan Pieze, #15, mid '70's Cadillac Fleetwood sedan
Compact Figure 8 Championship: K.C. Straight, #24, Honda Prelude coupe

V-8 Figure 8 Heat 1: Dave "The Hook" Heroux, #113, Chevrolet Suburban
Compact Figure 8 Heat 1: J.J. Galbrey, #71F, Chevrolet Cavalier sedan
V-8 Heat 1: Chad Raats, #166, early '70's Chevrolet wagon
Compact Oval Heat 1: Steve Van Hale, #98, Mazda sedan
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2: Dustin Silva, #44, "fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 2: Shane Gentry, #62, Toyota Corolla sedan
V-8 Oval Heat 2: Greg Pratt, #525, '67-8 Imperial 2 door hardtop
Compact Oval Heat 2: Shane "Sugar Sugar Britches Candy Girl" Hamre, #34, Honda Accord wagon
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3: Rachelle Ensor, #047, "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop
V-8 Oval Heat 3: Richard Fiorentino, #131, early '70's Chevrolet 4 door hardtop
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 4: David Gerald, #15, mid '70's Cadillac Fleetwood sedan
V-8 Oval Heat 4: David Gerald, #15, mid '70's Cadillac Fleetwood sedan

Compact Football:

Red Team Roster (In Numerical Order):
#2 Riley Morris, Toyota Corona 4 door hatchback
#24 K.C. Straight, Honda Prelude coupe
#34 Shane "Sugar Sugar Britches Candy Girl" Hamre, Honda Accord wagon
#35 Steve Morgan, Toyota wagon
#71 Geoff Higham, Chevrolet Cavalier 2 door coupe
#127 Matt Gilbert, Honda Accord wagon
#128 Cody Raats, Honda Accord sedan

Blue Team Roster (In Numerical Order):
#9 David Lake, Chevrolet Sprint 2 door hatchback
#11 Frank Morton, Toyota wagon
#51 Dale Dickenson, Ford Contour 4 door sedan
#59 Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, '70's Toyota Corolla 2 door hatchback
#71F J.J. Galbreath, Chevrolet Cavolier 4 door sedan
#79 Cole Marchant, Honda Accord 4 door sedan
#98 Steven Sellers, Mazda 4 door sedan
#127 (Name Not Recorded) Honda Accord 4 door sedan

Football: Volkswagon Jetta 4 door sedan

Team Red Declaired Winner
Football Mad Dog - Most Aggressive: Shane "Sugar Sugar Britches Candy Girl" Hamre #34, Honda Accord wagon

V-8 Destruction Derby Finale:

1st #44 Garrid Larson, '98 - '12 Ford Crown Victoria 4 door sedan
2nd #15 Dan Pieze, mid '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door sedan
3rd #43 Thomas Hedrick, '67 - 8 Buick Wildcat 2 door hardtop
4th #481 Kevin "Wildthing" Robinson, mid 90's "Bathtub" Chevrolet Caprice 4 door sedan

Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
 #01 Dennis Truex, early '80's "metric" Oldsmobile Toronado
#191 Caleb Robinson, '80's "metric" Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door coupe
#210 Kimo Geigel, '80's "metric" Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door sedan

(While I did my best to present accurate information herein, it is quite possible that there may be errors or omissions contained in this report. Please feel free to correct any erroneous or inaccurate information. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein.)
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Washington / Re: Yakima
« Last post by pratt152 on September 03, 2017, 09:17:05 AM »
Anyone with questions can call or text me @ 360-801-9623
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Washington / Re: Yakima
« Last post by DEAFBOB on September 03, 2017, 12:59:54 AM »
I got some questions about the rules for the truck Derby. Is there somebody that can provide some help?

Jeremey Pratt .. ;) I'll try to message him to check for you..
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Washington / Re: Yakima
« Last post by wreckingball61 on September 02, 2017, 08:32:28 PM »
I got some questions about the rules for the truck Derby. Is there somebody that can provide some help?
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