Pursuit and Demolition

Demolition Derby may become a premier attraction in Carbon County

“In one way or another, we’re going to destroy things,” Lonnie Pacheco told the Carbon County Commissioners last week. “That’s the whole point of the Raw Town Riot Demolition Derby.”

In his third year of running Rawlins’ demolition derby, Pacheco said he’s trying a few new approaches to the event. One of those changes is a rule change the drivers voted on at the end of the derby last year that may attract drivers from outside Carbon County and Wyoming. Known as Stirrin’ Dirt Rules, named for the promotion that hosts several derby events in Utah, Pacheco said the adoption r...


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