Dirt Action Rumbles into the Iowa State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lori Chappell   
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:46

DES MOINES, IA (07/30/2012)(readMedia)-- "Nothing Compares" to the speed, action and adrenaline of track events at the Iowa State Fair. The Fair will host the thunder and roar of races, tractor and truck pulls and a demolition derby on the half-mile dirt track during the Fair's August 9-19 run.

Kicking off track events at the Fair, the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models speeds into the Grandstand on Monday, August 13. The race feature late models, hobby stocks, stock cars and dirt trucks. Hot laps start at 5:30 p.m. with races at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free.

The Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa Farmer Today rumbles into the Fair on Wednesday, August 15. The following classes will face off in the dirt: Light Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Pro Stock Tractors, Modified Tractors, Diesel Super Stock Tractors, Modified 4 Wheel Drive Pickups, Modified 2 Wheel Drive Pickups, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors and Pro Stock Pickup. The action starts at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-11. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free.

The Fair's Demolition Derby wraps up the dirt action with non-weld, small car and county fair winners smashing and bashing on the track Saturday, August 18. The derby begins at 11:30 a.m. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-11. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free.

Tickets for all Grandstand events are on sale at the State Fair Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Convenience charges apply. All track events are general admission. Grandstand tickets do not include Fair admission.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. Save money on advance admission tickets now through August 8 (while supplies last). For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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