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Demolition Derby Information

Demolition Derbies

6 Cylinder Car Derby and Pickup Truck, Van, & SUV Derby

Tuesday, July 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Altoona First Savings Bank, SAC, Inc. and Interchange Parts

Compact Car Derby & Mini Van Derby

Thursday, July 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Weaver Sanitation

Full Size Car Derby & Stock Class Derby

Saturday, July 29 - 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank and Thomas Subaru - Thomas Chevrolet

1. Please read all rules carefully.
2. Rules and entry forms are available at the Fair office. Entry forms can also be downloaded by clicking on links below.


(Fair Office hours: April - May 26 - 9am-12pm Monday - Friday --- May 30 - July 21 - 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm, Monday - Friday)

Participants will pay the "pay One Price" fee at the outer gate plus a pit fee of $16 at the pit gate.

Six (6) Cylinder, Pickup Truck, Van, SUV, Compact Car, Mini Van and Stock Class Derby Prizes
Last 2 cars running in each heat - $100 each and trophy
Fans Choice - trophy
1st Place Feature winner - $500 and trophy
2nd Place Feature winner - $300 and trophy
3rd Place Feature winner - $100

Full Size Car Derby Prizes
Last 2 cars running in each heat - $100 each and trophy
Fans Choice - trophy
1st Place Feature winner - $600 and trophy
2nd Place Feature winner - $300 and trophy
3rd Place Feature winner - $100

Contact Larry Humbertson at 301-697-0142 evenings for questions regarding rules and technical information.
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General Rules & Regulations

Demolition Derby Rules and Regulations
1. Definitions of vehicles:
A. Compact Car Demolition Derby - Any factory stock American or foreign auto with 105 inch or less wheel base is allowed. Four cylinders engines only.
B. Full Size Car Demolition Derby - Any factory stock American Made auto or station wagon is allowed. NO CHRYSLER IMPERIALS!
C. Truck, SUV's & Van Demolition Derby - Must be ½ ton and and up to ¾ ton. 4x4's "OK" with removal of front drive shaft, (NO 1 ton's allowed). Trucks follow other Demo Rules plus Rules 38-40.
D. 6 Cylinder Class Demolition Derby - 6 cylinder classes must be 112 inch wheel base or less. All other car rules apply.
E. Mini Vans Demolition Derby - Any Mini Van, foreign or domestic, 4 or 6 cylinder models. No rear engine or mid-engine vans. No flat nose vans permitted. All other car rules apply. 2. NO jeeps, SUV's trucks or 4-wheel drive vehicles will be permitted to enter this class!
F. Stock Class Demolition Derby - A car in this class is defined as a total factory stock automobile, The engine MUST be manufacturer specific. In addition to the General Rules, see the specific rules that apply to this class below.
3. NO "Checkered Cabs" or other specialty vehicles.
4. All drivers are required to wear an approved safety helmet. Full-face helmets are recommended. Safety belts are required and MUST be worn until the heat is completed. (Factory installed shoulder straps are recommended.) Drivers must stay in their cars with their helmet and belts on until event is over. Car and drivers will be D.Q. for the evening if driver unhooks seat belts or removes helmets during the event while under green.
5. All dirt, glass and loose pieces must be removed from car. (Do not break the glass in the doors.)
6. All glass, including head, tail and side marker lights must be removed prior to coming to the track. The windshield must be removed. No lights, sirens, or other noise making devices in or on the car. Nothing mounted on car over 4" over roof or trunk and hood.
7. All chrome molding, rear seat, sun visors, rear view mirrors, and head liners must be removed. Also carpet and padding.
8. All outside plastic and grill must be removed, including the factory nose piece.
9. Stock gas tank must be removed.
10. A maximum of 3 gallons of fuel will be allowed. A 5-gallon metal, approved gas tank must be securely fastened in the area vacated by the rear seat. An approved plastic marine tank will be permitted. Tank must have a fuel line type fitting. No rubber hold down straps allowed.
11. No modifications or reinforcements allowed to the car body, frame or suspension.
A. Except optional bar behind driver seat from door post to door post no higher than ¾ up the back seat. Maximum diameter 3 inches must be welded in place and optional dash bar permitted.
B. Bumpers - car bumpers only on cars. Bumper shocks may be welded. Bumper bracket may be welded but must be in stock locations with no reinforcements, plates or gussets. No chains or cables around bumpers.
C. Large cars bumper height between 18" and 22" top front and rear bumper.
D. No excessive body bending especially in truck area and no wedging.
12. Inner driver door padding is required.
13. No bumper or framed mounted hitches allowed.
14. A working hydraulic operated brake system is mandatory.
15. Hood, trunk and station wagon inner decks must be visible for inspection.
16. Hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on truck.) Minimum ¼ inch "chain or cable", no "dog type chain" maximum 3/8 inch chains or cable. No crossing of chains or cable on trunk or hood. No Readyrod to frame connections. Hood pins allowed through body only max 4, maximum ¾ inch diameter, must not stick up more than 1 ½ inches above hood.
17. Welding: you are allowed 4, 4x4 inch plates, ¼ inch thick maximum, on doors and trunk lid or tailgate.
18. There MUST be a hole in the hood that measures 12 inches in diameter above the carburetor.
19. All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel strap, chains or cables. Chains or cables must be minimum ¼ inch and maximum of 3/8 inch. Solid welding of doors will not be allowed.
20. No forward facing exhaust. Any engine in any car must be in stock location; however engine must be legal for class entered.
21. Battery must be securely fastened to the front seat passenger's floorboard. No rubber straps allowed. Top of the battery must be covered with a secured rubber mat.
22. All cooling systems must be original equipment or less and must be located in the engine compartment under the hood. No cooling systems (motor oil, transmission or water) allowed in the driver's compartment. No auxiliary tanks allowed. Electric fans are allowed but no steel fan blades are permitted.
23. All air conditioning systems must be drained and rubber hoses removed prior to arrival at track.
24. All cars must have 18 inch high numbers clearly painted on roof. Numbers must also be on each door. NO QUESTIONABLE LANGUAGE ALLOWED ON CARS. (Officials' discretion)
25.
No hitting on the driver's door. Doing so will result in disqualification.
26. Any car which does not move or hit a "LIVE" car within 1 minute will be disqualified. Officials will shut down at once any car which is deemed a safety risk. (Excessive smoking or throwing debris from spinning tires).
27. Heat winners and fans' choice can run a car which has been run in the present derby. Car and/or driver can only qualify once, unless car or driver has been D Q for evening.
28. A 5 mph speed limit must be maintained at all times in the pit area, parking lot and driveways.
29. No passengers are to be riding on or in demo cars at any time. This includes pit area, parking lot and driveways.
30. The only people allowed on the track at any time will be drivers, officials, and towing personnel.
31. TIRES: ONLY 4 ply passenger or 6 ply LT tires DOT approved tires can be used except pickups may be up to 10 ply. Only 1 tire per wheel. NO STUDS!!! All wheel weights must be removed. Only AIR is allowed in tires. NO SPLIT RIMS.
32. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested. Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
33. A driver license must be presented by all drivers at registration.
34. All demolition derby cars must be removed from the racetrack within one (1) hour after the competition has ended and from the fairgrounds by 1:00 a.m.
35. All persons in the pit area must display the official wristband for the event or they will be removed from the pit area.
36. All drivers must wear eye protection in the form of goggles or a face shield. Regular eye glasses will not meet this requirement.
37. Tailgate must be removed. Must run chains or cables minimum ¼ inch in 4 spots through bed and around frame in addition to stock bolts.
38. Fuel tank in bed located in front center of bed.
39. No lift kits, no suspension lift kits or mod. of any kind. Maximum bumper top 29 inches.
40. OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIFT THE CAR FOR INSPECTION.

THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIALS IS FINAL! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES TO PARTICIPANTS!

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6 Cylinder Class Derby Rules

See Rule 1D for definition of Six Cylinder Car
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm – Entry Fee $10.00
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 30th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per six cylinder car.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the "Pay One Price" at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo car will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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Pick-up Truck, Vans, SUV's Derby Rules

See Rule 1C for definition of Truck, Van & SUV
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm – Entry Fee $10.00
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 30th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per truck, van or SUV.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the "Pay One Price" at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo truck, van or SUV will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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Compact Car Rules

See Rule 1A for definition of Compact Car
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm – Entry Fee $10.00
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 26th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per compact car.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the "Pay One Price" fee at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo car will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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Mini Van Derby Rules

See Rule 1E for definition of Mini-Van
Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm – Entry Fee $10.00
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 30th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per mini van.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the "Pay One Price" at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo car will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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Full Size Car Derby Rules

See Rule 1B for definition of Full Size Car
Saturday, July 29 – 6:00 pm – Entry Fee $10.00
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 30th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per full size car.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the $10.00 P.O.P. at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo car will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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Stock Class Derby Rules

See Rule 1F for definition of Stock Class Car
Saturday, July 29 – 6:00 pm – Entry Fee $10.00

1. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas only will be allowed. A 5 gallon approves metal gas tank must be securely fastened in the area vacated by the rear seat. An approved plastic marine tank will be permitted. Fuel line must be securely installed in tank. No rubber hold down straps allowed.
2. NO modifications or reinforcements are allowed to the car body, frame, or suspension. Except for an optional bar behind driver's seat, from door post to door post, no higher than 3/4 up the back of seat. The maximum diameter of the bar is 3 inches and must be welded in place. This shall be the ONLY weld allowed on the body or frame of vehicle.
3.Original car bumper only.
4. Original body mounts must be in place.
5. The hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4 inch chain or cable, (no dog type chain) maximum 3/8 inch chain or cable. NO "X"-ing of chains or cables on trunk or hood.NO Ready Rod to frame connections.
6. All doors must be fastened shut by chains or cable only. Chains or cables must be a minimum of 1/4 inch and maximum of 3/8 inch (NO dog type chains).
7. Only 4 ply passenger or 6 ply LT tire DOT approved tires can be used. Only one tire per wheel and NO studded tires are permitted. All wheel weights must be removed and no split rims are permitted. Only air is allowed in tires, No fluid of any type.
8. Floor shifters and removal of the ignition switch will be allowed.
9. Headers are permitted.
10. Rears may be locked.
Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registration will be handled at the fair office in Bedford. Entry forms will be available at www.bedford-fair.com and at the fair office starting April 1st. During April thru May 26th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 30th until the Fair are 9 a.m.-Noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
2. A driver’s license must be presented at the time of registration.
3. The entry fee is $10.00 per stock class car.
4. All persons in the pit must wear official wristband.
5. Everyone, (including all drivers) must pay the $16.00 Pit Fee and wear a wristband.
6. All persons must pay the "Pay One Price" at the main gate. This allows you on the rides and into the exhibits, and on the grandstand.
7. Vehicle hauling demo car will not be charged a parking fee.
8. Registration will close 30 minutes before start of event. Late entries can only be approved by the presiding judge.
9. The decision of the officials will be final.
10. NO ALCOHOL OR INTOXICATED PEOPLE IN THE PITS!! They will be ejected and possibly arrested! Any alcohol will be confiscated!!!
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