Hundreds attend Pumpkin Smash

Demolition derby event featured a large bonfire made up of 100 pallets burning 25 feet high

About 250 people attended the inaugural Pumpkin Smash Saturday at the Hope Sports Bowl. The event featured mini-stock races and two demolition derbies.

Hope Motorsports Group hosted its inaugural Pumpkin Smash on Saturday.

An estimated 250 people attended the event, which featured mini-stock races and two demolition derbies.

There was also a large bonfire made up of 100 pallets burning 25 feet in the air on the mound of dirt just behind the derby arena as well as a pumpkin toss with pumpkins donated by Cooper’s Foods.

“All in all it was successful and we will be able to make a sizable donation to Hope Search and Rescue,” said Scott Medlock, with Hope Motorsports Group.


Demolition derby

1st – Randy Mackowski

2nd – Rich Hamner

3rd – Dave Knoller


Demolition derby fun run

1st – Randy Burgeors


Crowd Pleaser

Randy Mackowski


Mini-stock figure eight

1st –  Dusty Smith

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