The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Steve Salins

14th Lind Coaster Car Derby draws big crowd


Last updated 6/20/2019 at 10:51am

Journal photos by Steve Salins

Roland Zornes (left) and Olivia Blake (right) compete in the coaster car races in Lind on June 9.

Sunshine came early over the hills of Lind on Sunday, June 9.

All was quiet after the Combine Derby the previous day, so the morning held no indication of the Coaster Cars Derby set for later in the afternoon. By early afternoon, however, action picked up on the Lind Smart's Hill racetrack. Coaster Cars began to arrive-carried on flatbed trailers of their sponsors-and hay bale safety barricades were placed at the finish line to keep errant coaster cars on the track.

A hay bale barrier spanned the track width in the block below the finish line in order to stop out-of-control racers from barr...

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