Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Firefighter's Demolition Derby is Coming to the San Diego County Fair

Del Mar-

It's that time of year again when firefighters are working on their entries for the 2013 Fire and Safety Expo/Firefighter Demolition Derby at the San Diego County Fair. This year's event will be held in the Del Mar Arena on the fairgrounds. Gates to the expo open at 10 AM, with the first heat race at 1 PM. This event is in support of the Burn Institute.

In addition to the demolition derby firefighters from throughout San Diego County will be on hand to demonstrate firefighting and rescue skills.

Once again Lakeside's "Downhill Danny Leetch" will be there with his entry. In 2011 Danny won the event on a shoestring as his car was pretty beat-up at the end. After some emergency repairs Danny was able to compete in the finals.

The CSFA Steamer rounds the track before the event.
Danny Leetch takes the checkered flag at the 2011 event.
We would love to see our Lakeside Family out there to cheer on Danny. If you were planning on attending the fair this year maybe June 8th would fit into your plans. This event always delivers as these drivers are looking for bragging rights.

These drivers take the event pretty serious.
Some of the drivers from the 2011 event.
Danny with his crew chief, and wife, Rory.

We will be updating this story as new information becomes available.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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