Washita Valley Weekly

Volume 20 Issue 1August 17, 2022 • Offices: 920 S.4th - Chickasha, OK • wvshopper@att.net • Phone: 405-224-7467 • Fax: 405-224-7469 • www.ChickashaToday.com Washita Valley Community News FREE! Take One PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. Postage Paid Chickasha, Oklahoma Permit No. 8 Shop Local 602 W. Choctaw, Chickasha 405-448-5058 One-Stop-Shop for All Your Drivetrain Needs! Si Habla Español • Free Estimates • Free Towing for Major Repairs • Advanced Diagnostics • Rebuilds & Repairs UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT T he H igher C are 427 S. 4th Street Chickasha, OK High End Products! Lower Prices! Mon.-Thurs. 9-9 Fri. - Sat. 9-10 Closed Sunday New Hours Get 10% OFF with this ad! *must present coupon. expires Aug 31,2022 Veteran Owned and Operated VOTE GARY BRAY GRADY COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3 “Your Choice for Change!” • Experience in Governmental Affairs • Knowledgeable in Road Construction • Your Voice for Good Government • Dedicated to Citizens Safety • Lifetime Local Resident • Your Trust and Vote Appreciated Paid for by Supporters of Gary Bray for Grady County Commissioner District 3 On Tuesday, Aug. 23 Early Voting - Aug. 18-19-20 Free Delivery Every Week to 15,000 Homes Burn Ban - Be Safe Burn Ban - Be Safe Burn Ban - Be Safe Burn Ban  The Grady County Fair, set for August 25-27 will light up with thunder and smoke on Friday and Saturday with the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling event.  Set in the 3,000 seat open air rodeo arena, the monstor trucks and tractors will shake the ground when they fire up to do their pull.  This group of power enthusiasts were formed in 1982 and are the largest of three sanctioned national pulling associations. The OTTPA has 16 classes and more than 350 competing vehicles – making it the best in truck and tractor pulling for fans, competitors, and promoters in the Midwest.  The Grady County Fair is hosting the event for the second time in as many years and will feature 4 classes of top notch entertainment. The show will open with a street stock 4x4 class in which local residents will have the chance to compete in an all-out ‘run what you brung’ battle for part of almost $20,000 dollar purse.  Following the open class the big multi-engine modified tractors will stir up the dust in the arena, followed by the smoke rolling 10,000 pound pro-stock tractors, and last but not least, the ground pounding super modified 2wd trucks.  There will be some exhibition pulls that will be unlike anything ever seen in Chickasha.  Professional pullers from all over the Midwest will be showing their stuff. That includes the Yarick family from Rich Hill, MO and the famous Dirtslingin’ Deere which swept the pro stock class in Chickasha 4 years in a row. Our Pro stock point champion from 2020 comes from Nordhiem, TX and the operator is only 17 years old. Justin Gallion from Edmond will be piloting his Modified Tractor called Lotta Dirt and his newest 2wd truck Wild Side.  In the 2wd class there are some of the toughest trucks in the world. Two of these truck have won the biggest Thunder in Tornado Alley returns to the Grady County Fair See ‘Thunder in Tornado Alley’ on Page 2