Posted Aug 19, 2014 by Matt | Tags: WCPC, news
Important information follows, please read the whole post! Those who follow our Facebook Page know that the World Championships of Punkin Chunkin are at a new location for 2014. The reasons for the move are somewhat complicated, but stem largely from a lawsuit resulting from an accident in 2011 by one of the spotters in the field. The full details have not been disclosed to the public as the case is on-going, but the long and short of it is that the landowner of the field that we have been using since 2007 (and a chunker himself) has requested that the chunk be held off of his property (he is one of the parties named in the lawsuit). This news hit in March, and the Association only recently secured approval to move forward with holding the chunk at Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE and the surrounding grounds for 2014. What this means is big changes in the format and layout of the event, but those details are also still being finalized. Still, the chunk is slated to be held at a field bordering the speedway, so plan accordingly if you wish to come. The event will have a different feel this year, but it looks like there at least will be an event, which was very much in doubt a month ago.
Additionally, the date has changed for the chunk for 2014. The new dates are October 24-26, 2014.
Again, The 2014 World Championships of Punkin Chunkin will be held at Dover International Speedway on October 24-26, 2014. The Punkin Chunkin website ought to have information on tailgating, driving directions, and ticketing soon. We will also try to appraise our fans of any major details both here and on our Facebook Page.