Keith revs up for 2019 Diesel & Dirt Derby

Diesel & Dirt Derby to deliver high octane action in 2019

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Keith's Diesel and Dirt Derby is on again with more than 10,000 people expected to flock to the showgrounds next Saturday, March 23.

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Keith's Diesel and Dirt Derby is on again with more than 10,000 people expected to flock to the showgrounds next Saturday, March 23.

The action-packed program includes V12 lawn mower races, jump cars, motocross bikes and modified tractor pulls.

Twenty two headers from as far afield as Wudinna, Maitland and Horsham, Vic will line up for the header derby, including Member for Barker Tony Pasin who has had his header straightened out after last year.

There will also be plenty of thrills and spills in the V8 super boats on the challenging course, with 28 boats including two coming all the way from New Zealand.

Renowned pilot Chris Sperou will again entertain the crowd with his acrobatics display

One of the new attractions will be an 800 horsepower modified tractor imported from Canada, by Peter Mann, Bendigo, Vic.

It runs on four 572 cubic metre Rotech engines and uses 120 litres of methanol for each pull.

Organiser Glen Simpson said the committee had worked hard to put on not just a show but chance for attendees to really get involved. 

"Where else can you have a go at the spud races, show off your ute or classic car or bash up an old header in the header demolition derby?," he said.

"There is something for the whole family not just the petrol head, including a ladies pavilion which will have TV screens showing all the action outside, and there is also face painting for the kids."

Mr Simpson said the volunteer support from Keith and the surrounding areas had been outstanding and had put the town on the map.

In the past three years the committee has distributed $100,000 to community groups, aside from the money they have made on Derby days.

Gates will open at 7.30 am with the action starting at 8.30 on the jet boat track as the V8's start practice laps.

The tractor pulls start at 10am and then it's non-stop all around the main arena and other tracks until the highlight for many people, the Centurion tank demo and header demo derby from 5 pm.

Discounted tickets can be purchased prior to the event online through Ticketbo or at the Keith Bendigo Bank branch. Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Details: keithdieselanddirtderby.com.au

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