Rough Truck contest adds new competition with UTVs

| July 17, 2014

DSC_0097COSHOCTON – The 17th annual car show and rough truck contest will be Saturday, July 19 at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. with the car show. Entry fee for each car is $10 which will go to the Three Rivers Fire District. The car show is free to the public. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries.

Prizes will be awarded beginning at 2 p.m. There will be 40 sponsor choice trophies and a kids’ choice award.

“We like to have all the kids go around and pick their favorite car in the show,” said Lyn Powelson, chief of the Three Rivers Fire District. “We also have the firefighter’s choice award, which is the Best of Show.”

In addition to the car show, there will also be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, a food stand, and a DJ.

After the awards are given, the fairgrounds are emptied in preparation for the rough truck contest. Gates will re-open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 and that money is split between Three Rivers Fire District and the Coshocton County Agriculture Society, who both sponsor the rough truck.

To enter a vehicle, cost is $20, which also includes one pit pass. Additional pit passes are $10. Any 4- or 2-wheel drive vehicle may enter.

The trucks will come alive under the lights in the grandstand at 7 p.m. The dirt course is complete with jumps and maneuvers. Each truck is timed and the one with the best time who doesn’t upset the cones, is the winner and will receive a money award and trophies. There is a $1,500 purse and the money will be divided between the rough truck contest and the UTV competition.

The UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) competition is something new to the rough truck contest this year. Side-by-Side vehicles may try their luck on the course after the rough truck and winners are awarded 50 percent of the purse.

The event will be held rain or shine.

“The last few years have been very successful,” said Rodney Adams who is in charge of the rough truck. “If it’s got a motor in it, people want to see it. We’d like to invite everyone to come out that night.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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