Oregon State Fair and GK Machine announce the return of Machine Mania – Seeking Entries Now!

Published on June 28, 2018 3:09PM

Press Release

Salem, Ore., June 8, 2018 – the Oregon State Fair and GK Machine have partnered to announce the Machine Mania motorsports events during the fair which runs August 24 to September 3, 2018. “GK Machine Inc. is excited to return Machine Mania to the Oregon State Fair this year. We’ve planned several exciting events and new competitions for the largest building on the fairgrounds, the GK Pavilion” said Gary Grossen, CEO of GK Machine, Inc.

Events include; Motorcycle racing, a Classic Car show, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Construction Equipment Rodeo, Lawn Mower racing, the Farmers 500 Trash Car Race and the grand finale’ the multi-round Demolition Derby. With over $25,000 in prize monies for these events, there is sure to be a big turnout of participants all trying for a chance to win big! 

If you’re interested in participating in any of these events, go to the GK Machine website for official rules and entry forms at www.gkmachine.com.


Flat Track Motorcycle Racing: Friday, August 24th at 6 pm
Classic Car Show: Saturday, August 25th all day
Cascade Pullers-Truck & Tractor Pulls: Saturday, August 25th at 5 pm
Cascade Pullers-Truck & Tractor Pulls: Sunday, August 26th at 1 pm   

Equipment Rodeo                              

• Backpack Blower Competition: Monday, August 27
• Truck & Trailer Competition: Tuesday, August 28
• Front Loader Competition: Wednesday, August 29
• Backhoe Precision Competition: Thursday, August 30
• Equipment Grand Championship: Thursday, August 30

Lawn Mower Racing: Friday, August 31st 6 pm
Farmer’s 500 Trash Car Race: Saturday, September 1st at 5 pm
Demolition Derby: Sunday, September 2nd at 5 pm
Flat Track Motorcycle Racing: Monday, September 3rd at 3 pm


GK Machine has partnered with several other great companies to return Machine Mania to the Oregon State Fair, which include Axalta, Columbia Bank, Crabtree Rock, Straub Construction, Salem Indoor Speedway, Star Rentals, Point S Tires, Cummins, Motions Industries, Viesko Quality Concrete and Berendsen Fluid Power.


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