Racing for Cancer Research at the Wilmington Crash Derby

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WINNABOW, NC (WWAY) — Racers started their engines and got ready to rumble at the Haw Hill Raceway in Winnabow Saturday for the Wilmington Crash Derby.

Haw Hill has been hosting mud races for about 20 years, but this was only the second crash derby to be held at the raceway.

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The event was put on by Ryan’s automotive and proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society.

60 cars competed for a $5,000 prize and title of Wilmington Crash Derby Champion. New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon and Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram were among those racing in the event.

Raceway announcer Brad Babson said that while the first crash derby back in April was highly successful, it saw nowhere near the turnout that Saturday’s event saw.



Team Cadillac and their driver known only as “Red” outlasted all other cars and took home the trophy.