The Benton Franklin Fair has stepped it up this year, and YOU could cross one item off your bucket list!

The Fair and Townsquare Media are giving you a chance to drive a car in the heat races AND 2014 Demo Derby at the Benton County Fairgrounds, August 18th.    You just have to be at least 18 years of age, and be willing to fill out the waiver.   The rest?  Leave it up to the Fair.

There's a new exciting class added this year, the "Small Car" class.   Instead of the larger Ford LTD's, Chrysler New Yorkers, and other monster passenger cars of the 60's and 70's (built like tanks)  this class will feature smaller sub-compacts - Datsuns,  Toyotas,  maybe even Ford Pintos and other smaller, quicker cars.

Because of a growing number of smaller cars that were entering the derby every year, the Fair officials decided to reward them with their own derby.   Many of the smaller, lighter sub-compacts actually were faster and outperformed the traditional derby "monsters" especially in the heat races.  So, there will be two derby events August 18th.

If you win our contest, you will get to compete in this new class.   You will qualify your car on the dirt oval track inside the rodeo grounds, then you will race in the heat races.  And finally,  you will try to destroy or disable as many other competitors as you can before somebody GETS YOU!

To enter, just fill out the form below.   Again, you just have to be 18 or older, and willing to have the TIME OF YOUR LIFE!   This is the first time this opportunity has ever been given, to win a driving seat in the derby, so jump on it!  The car, and all necessary equipment, will be provided by the Fair.

And remember,  get your tickets and carnival passes for the 2014 Benton Franklin Fair and Horse Heaven Round up Rodeo,  August 19th through 23rd.  Enjoy the Carnival Lights and Country Nights!  For more details and ticket purchases, log on now to the fair website!

 Time trials August 18th begin at 6:30pm at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds August 18th.  Fill out the form below to enter.  ENTRY DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT AUGUST 11.

BREAKING NEWS FLASH!  We are now going to give TWO people the chance to drive, one male and one female winner!  YAY!