DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The National Peanut Peanut Festival Fairgrounds will be filled with hundreds of race fans as the 70th annual National Peanut Festival Cubmobile Derby Race is in town.
This year’s race will be the biggest in its history, as 92 racers are set to take to the track. This will encompass 200 total races in a double-elimination format, where the top three will earn cash prizes and their cars will get to be shown off during the National Peanut Festival Parade and during the National Peanut Festival.
“We love seeing it grow,” National Peanut Festival Facility and Operations Manager, David Butterfield said. “This is a multi-generational event. Families continue to become involved they build cars for nieces, nephews, and grandchildren and it just snowballs. That’s been the secret to the growth of all of it.”
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, October 21. While the races will start at 9:30 a.m. and are expected to last about 3 to 4 hours until only one car remains.