The Versailles Republican Sports
August 2, 2007
'07 Ripley County 4-H Fair
track events were a success
Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
Events held in front of the grandstand and pits area at the
Ripley County 4-H Fair were both exciting and well managed,
allowing spectators to get their monies worth in entertainment
Festivities began with an Antique Tractor Pull on Friday,
July 20. Sponsored by the Osgood Lions Club, with sled service
from Kevin Menchhofer, participants reported a grand and exciting
Sunday nights tractor pull, on July 22, again sponsored by
the Osgood Lions Club with sled by Kevin Menchhofer, enlisted
the larger farm tractors for competition. Of the many local
entries pulling, the pull included Christopher Linville of
Osgood on his 4520 John Deere.
The Motorcross races were held on Monday, July 23. Absolute
excitement and jumps that marvelled the eye were seen as observers
watched the cycles and quads in action. Various sizes and
ages gave all an opportunity to find something or someone
to cheer on.
Tuesday, July 23, afforded the Figure 8 enthusiast a chance
to get their thrills as Terry Eaglin Motorsports led the activities.
Contest chairman Terry Eaglin of Eaglin Motorsports again
led the way for the demolition derby on Wednesday, July 24.
The demolition derby proved to be a rough and rugged set of
drivers that endured long after one would assume they possibly
could. Cheers and jeers abounded as favorites were trapped,
hit, freed and smashed into another. An awesome display of
battlers to the bitter end.
Not to be let down, fans were able to watch the quad and cycle
flat drags on Thursday, July 26. The infield was full of bikes,
quads and people as the events proceeded through the evening.
Friday, July 27, showers caused the truck drags to be cancelled,
with a truck pull to take place on Saturday, July 28, as the
2007 Ripley County Fair's closing event.