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Day Two of Evel Knievel Days

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Day two of Evel Knievel Days and there is no shortage of events happening.

An exhaust filled air, loud engines, a mass of people and good weather sums up the second day of the Evel Knievel Days festival so far.

During the first half of the day there was plenty of motorcycle action to be seen. This particular show put on by Swoop Productions featured Combat Barbie, one of only a handful of female stunt riders in the country.

"There's a few on the west coast, east coast, down south. I rep the east coast. My favorite trick is 50/50 and spreaders," says Combat Barbie

Stunt riders aren't the only ones stealing the show at Evel Knievel days, there is another popular show attracting audiences, the Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Show.

These pooches practice for at least a year to master their tricks before the big show and most of the dogs are a mixture of more than one breed.

Lead trainer Abby Cline says, "All the dogs that we have we've adopted from rescues and shelters all over the United States. You know most of them aren't pure bred so we want to let people know that you don't need a pure bred dog to do super cool stuff, you know fun tricks, obedience, agility all that kind of stuff. We want people to know that a Heinz 57 dog is just as good as pure bred lab."

Law enforcement says so far the festival has gone off without any major incidents or arrests and that may be attributable to the long hours officers are putting in.

"We doubled our regular shifts up so we're running about 12 regular shifts out there. We had call outs of I think...we made six call outs last night to work the Spanky Spangler jump and to work the bikes and to work the music," says Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich.

Something that might be helping matters is this year the festival does have a drinking curfew of 2 a.m.

The last event is at ten o'clock tonight and the last day of the festival is Saturday so you still have plenty of time to get out there.

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