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

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