In October of 2012, the community of Denton had its first ever coffin race. The rules were simple. Drivers had to be mindful of wheel size, and helmets and brakes were strongly encouraged at best. Of course, that didn’t stop many drivers from disregarding all the rules, and spectators saw everything from cars with no steering wheels to someone racing a hospital gurney. Luckily, no major incidents were reported, no lawsuits were filed, and for the sake of safety and fairness, today’s coffin racer will find many strict rules and regulations to adhere to.
The coffin races have easily become one of the most popular attractions of the festival, and spectators seem to show up earlier every year to stake their claim on what they believe to be the more coveted viewing spots on Hickory.
Coffin Race registration for 2018 has closed. If you would like to be placed on a list of alternates, please email Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org.