New Alexandria demolition derbies benefit those in need |
More Lifestyles

New Alexandria demolition derbies benefit those in need

Jeff Himler
Tribune-Review file
A group of people gather to help push a demolition derby driver out of the mud at the New Alexandria Lions Club demolition derby on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Competitors and spectators revved up for some motorized mayhem will get their wish when the New Alexandria Lions Club’s demolition derbies return for another season, beginning Saturday .

The derbies have been an annual tradition since the 1970s at the Lions Arena, at 1874 Lions Club Road, off Route 119 just south of Route 22. The club uses money raised through the events to help residents in need.

Seven Crash-A-Rama events are planned for the 2019 regular season. All events begin at 8 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Admission costs $9, $4 for children age 12 or younger. A pit pass costs $20.

Vehicle classes include compact and full-size stock cars, mowers and mini trucks and vans.

After the opening night, events will follow on May 31 and June 15. June 28 will be Cancer Awareness Night, July 13 Military Appreciation Night and July 26 Fan Appreciation Night. Championship Night is set for Aug. 10.

The arena also will play host to the Watt’s Truck Center 12th Annual Truck and Equipment Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17, with free admission.

More information is available on the club’s demolition derby Facebook page.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.