Tough Trucks take flight


By Chris Miles - cmiles@civitasmedia.com



Adam Blankenhorn in his truck Adamosity powers down the straight away at the Madison County Fair Tough Truck competition. Blankenhorn won the event.


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Duane Lewis tries to keep his truck upright during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at The Madison County Fair.


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Craig Prouty throws up some mud during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday evening.


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Nick Anderson gets some air during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at the Madison County Fair.


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

The six inches of rain that fell in London earlier in the week made the dirt track inside the grandstand at the Madison County Fairgrounds a little wetter than usual, but the competitors in the Tough Truck event plowed through, highlighting a nice, dry night Wednesday at the Madison County Fair.

The wet weather, or in this case the threat of rain which never did come Wednesday evening affected the crowd in the grandstands. There was plenty of room to spread out, much to the dismay of event organizers.

“I wish we could of had a bigger crowd,” Madison County Fair Board member George Roby said. “They were calling for rain earlier in the day and unfortunately that deters some people from coming out.”

Adam Blankenhorn won the event which featured a series of jumps and ramps which drivers had to drive through around and over as they raced against the clock. Blankenhorn was followed by runner-up Michael Springston, Jesse Parsons, Levi Lape and Travis Stevens. Nick Anderson was sixth, followed by John Yoder, Duane Lewis, Chad Kash and Craig Prouty.

Adam Blankenhorn in his truck Adamosity powers down the straight away at the Madison County Fair Tough Truck competition. Blankenhorn won the event.
http://plaincity-advocate.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/07/web1_JDG_3288aa_-TRK11_-Adam-Blankenburn.jpgAdam Blankenhorn in his truck Adamosity powers down the straight away at the Madison County Fair Tough Truck competition. Blankenhorn won the event. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Duane Lewis tries to keep his truck upright during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at The Madison County Fair.
http://plaincity-advocate.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/07/web1_JDG_4145-2-aa_-TRK3_-Duane-Lewis.jpgDuane Lewis tries to keep his truck upright during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at The Madison County Fair. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Craig Prouty throws up some mud during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday evening.
http://plaincity-advocate.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/07/web1_JDG_4946aa_-TRK21_-Craig-Prouty.jpgCraig Prouty throws up some mud during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday evening. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

Nick Anderson gets some air during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at the Madison County Fair.
http://plaincity-advocate.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/07/web1_JDG_4988aa_-TRK22_-Nick-Anderson.jpgNick Anderson gets some air during the Tough Truck competition Wednesday at the Madison County Fair. Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

By Chris Miles

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