Dirt Events take center stage at 2018 Clay County Fair

The Sleep Number Grandstand will showcase five separate dirt events during the nine days of the 2018 Clay County Fair, September 8-16.

A long-standing Fair tradition, Chuckwagon Races will kick off dirt events Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 at noon on both days. Adult general admission tickets are $15 and child general admission (ages 12 and under) tickets are $10.

The Antique Tractor Pull will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, and will be free to all fairgoers. The historical pieces of machinery are always a highlight during the fair.

The IMCA Blue Ribbon Showdown’s hot laps will start at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. Adult general admission tickets are $12, child general admission (ages 12 and under) tickets are $6 and pit passes are $25. This will be the final night for IMCA class racing for the 2018 season at the Clay County Fair Speedway. IMCA classes include Hobby Stocks, Sports Mods, Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sports Compacts.

The Outlaw Elite National Truck and Tractor Pull will show its power at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13. Adult general admission tickets are $20 and child general admission (ages 12 and under) tickets are $10. One ticket is good for both sessions, featuring a total of 11 classes. The Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association is the top-notch pulling association in the Midwest.

“We are excited to be partnering again with the Outlaw Pulling Association,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. “Tractor pull enthusiasts will get a great bargain since one ticket will be good for admission to both sessions.”

For the second year, an all-sprint car show will wrap up racing at the Fair on Friday, September 14 with the CCF Sprint Car Triple Header. The race will again feature 410, 360 and non-wing sprint cars. Hot laps will start at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $25, and children general admission (ages 12 and under) tickets are $10. The IRA was founded in the mid 1960’s were known as winged super modifieds, and later converted to sprint cars and a regional touring schedule.

Tickets for all Dirt Events go on sale Friday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at www.midwestix.com, by phone at 515-244-2771, or in person at the Clay County Regional Events Center Box Office.

About The Clay County Fair & Events Center Rooted in Tradition, the Clay County Fair and Events Center is a year-round facility that annually hosts more than 300 events, including its signature event, the Clay County Fair. Known as “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 325,000 guests each September for nine-days of world-class entertainment, competition, food, fun, and the largest farm machinery show at any fair in the United States. Additional information can be found at claycountyfair.com.