Racers prepare for the 68th annual Cubmobile Derby

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — 78 racers will be competing in the 68th running of the National Peanut Festival Cubmobile Derby this Saturday.

The derby features two drivers at a time where their car will be pushed off a platform, and the driver who crosses the finish line first will move on in the bracket.

The event will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, and will last until three racers remain.

The derby was moved to the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in 2018, but before that, the race took place in downtown Dothan.

“Top three all receive trophies,” Facilities and Operations Manager for the National Peanut Festival, David Butterfield said. “They receive the opportunity to ride in the Peanut Festival parade on a float with their cars. They also get prize money that accompanies those trophies for those three positions.”

The fairgrounds will also be hosting the Dothan Pro Rodeo Circuit at the arena the next two nights, and that will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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