Mud flies as Dusty Smith (left)collides with Chris Stephens during the first heat of the truck demolition derby on Saturday at Summer Smash.

Rain dampers Summer Smash

The two-day event hosted by Hope Motorsports featured 37 participants competing in several races and demolition derbies. Event winners received a total of $3,525 in cash prizes.

About 500 people braved the rain last weekend for Summer Smash.

The two-day event hosted by Hope Motorsports featured 37 participants competing in several races and demolition derbies.

Event winners received a total of $3,525 in cash prizes.

“The turnout was pretty good considering the weather. We were hoping for more of course but it’s not bad,” said co-organizer Scott Medlock.

A new addition to Summer Smash this year was an outdoor concert on Saturday night. Slick 50 entertained the crowd until 12:45 a.m. at the local Sports Bowl.

West Coast Amusements also provided a midway throughout the event in Sixth Avenue Park.


Summer Smash winners


Truck demolition derby:

Heat 1: Eron Couch

Heat 2: Dusty Smith

Heat 3: Dusty Smith


Car demolition derby:

Heat 1: Dale Hahn

Heat 2: Collin Briggman

Heat 3: Psyco Bill


Mini-stock races:

Both days won by Chelaine Hahn


4×4 races:

Long box: Mike Vereeken

Short box: Jamie Darby

Bob tail: Troy Black

Modified: Jeff Cole

Buggy: Scott Medlock

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