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Laurence Mitchell, left, is rammed while his casket is torn apart by father/competitor Randall Mitchell in the Demolition Derby during the fairgrounds Octane Fest events.

As the Fallon area prepares for summer, preparations of another sort are also underway as the 2017 Octane Fest approaches.

This year’s events will take place June 9-11 in all corners of Fallon.

Rattlesnake and Top Gun Raceways will host high-speed events for dirt track and drag strip fans. Meanwhile, the Churchill County Fairgrounds have their Jamboree, featuring heavy vehicles — including monster trucks, tractors and quads. There will also be a demolition derby, stuntmen, fireworks and the Miss Octane Fest competition.

The events kick off next Friday with the fairgrounds’ gates opening at 4 p.m. for the Monster Truck rides and a meet-n-greet with the monster truck drivers. The evening features truck pulls, karts, a demolition derby, stunt drivers and ends with a fireworks show at 10:45 p.m.

The weekend’s events open bright and early with a burnout contest and monster truck meet-n-greet at 8 a.m. Race fans will be able to meet their favorite drivers and get a close look at the cars during the motorsports car show in the Walmart parking lot at 9 a.m. before the “Cruise and Shine” down Maine Street at 1 p.m.

Sunday will be the capstone of the event and a day of racing. The first races start at noon at Rattlesnake Raceway, and the heats continue throughout the day until the last racers cross the finish line.

More information can be found at http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/octanefest. Tickets can be found at O’Reilly Auto Parts.