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Demolition Derby Information

Demolition Derbies

6 CYLINDER CAR, FULL SIZE STOCK & MINI VAN DERBIES

Tuesday, July 23 - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Altoona First Savings Bank, Sac Inc. and Interchange Parts.

4 CYLINDER CAR, PICK-UP & SUV's DERBIES

Thursday, July 25 - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Weaver Sanitation

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


(Fair Office hours: April - May 24 - 9am-12pm Monday - Friday --- May 28 - July 19 - 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/SUV, Four (4) Cylinder Compact Car, Mini Van and Full Size Stock Car Derby Prizes
*Last 2 cars running in each heat - $100 each and trophy (*except for Full Size Stock)
Fans Choice - plaque
1st Place Feature winner - $600 and plaque
2nd Place Feature winner - $300 and plaque
3rd Place Feature winner - plaque

General Rules & Regulations

The following rules shall apply to entries in any of the below classes of derby in addition to those specific to the individual class. The participant is required to adhere to all General and Class specific rules. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and or removal from the fairgrounds. Officials reserve the right to accept or reject any or all entries.

1. A valid driver's license must be presented at registration by all drivers.
2. NO Chrysler Imperials, "Checkered Cabs", jeeps, SUV's, trucks, 4-wheel drive vehicles or other specialty vehicles will be permitted to enter, except in appropriate/ proper class.
3. 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 helmets and safety belts on until event is over. Cars and drivers will be disqualified for the evening if the driver unhooks seat belts or removes helmet while the event is under a green flag.
4. All drivers must wear eye protection in the form of goggles or a face shield. Regular eye glasses will not meet this requirement.
5. Stock gas tanks must be removed. No forward facing exhaust.
6. There must be a hole in the hood that measures 18" inches in diameter above the carburetor.
7. All cooling systems must be original equipment or less and must be located in the engine compartment under the hood. No cooling system (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.
8. All air conditioning systems must be drained and rubber hoses removed prior to arrival.
9. All glass including headlights, tail lights, side marker lights, side and rear windows and windshield must be removed prior to coming to the fairgrounds.
10. No lights, sirens, or other noise making devices are permitted in or on the car. Nothing can be mounted on the car.
11. All dirt, glass, and loose pieces must be removed from the car. (Do not break the glass in the doors.)
12. All chrome molding, rear seat, sun visors, rear view mirrors, and head liners must be removed. Also all carpet and padding.
13. All outside plastic and grills must be removed, including the factory nose piece.
14. Battery must be securely fastened to the front seat passenger's floorboard. No rubber straps are allowed. The top of the battery must be covered with a secured rubber mat.
15. 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.
16. All cars must have 18" high numbers clearly painted on the roof. Numbers must also be on each door. NO questionable language will be allowed on cars. {Officials' discretion)
17. 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 disqualified for the evening.
18. NO INTENTIONAL hitting on the driver's door. Doing this will result in disqualification.
19. A 5 MPH speed limit must be maintained at all times in the pit area, parking lot, and driveways.
20. No passengers are to be riding on or in demo cars at any time. This includes pit area, parking lot and driveway.
21. The only people allowed on the track at any time will be drivers, officials, and towing personnel.
22. No alcohol or intoxicated individuals will be permitted in the pit area. Any alcohol will be confiscated and intoxicated individuals will be ejected from the fairgrounds and subject to being arrested. Drivers may be subject to an Alcohol Breathalyzer test.
23. Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to enter the pit area.
24. All persons in the pit area must display the official wristband for the event or they will be removed from the pit area.
25. All demolition derby vehicles must be removed from the racetrack within one hour after competition has ended and from the fairgrounds by 1:00 am.
26. Absolutely NO excessive body bending, body creasing, wedging, or dipping of the trunk lid. Drivers that do will be required to cut it out. As a result, the vehicle may be weaker than stock. DON'T DO IT TO BEGIN WITH.

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

Bedford County Fair Special Rules
1. All pre-registrations 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 24th, office hours are 9 a.m.-12 Noon, Monday thru Friday. Hours from May 28th 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 vehicle per class.
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!!!

Six Cylinder Class

6 - cylinder class must be 112 inch wheelbase or less.
In addition to the General Rules, the following rules apply to this class:
1. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas will be allowed. A 5 gallon approved metal 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 is allowed.
2. No modifications are allowed to the car body, frame, or suspension except for an optional bar behind the driver's seat from the door post to door post no higher than 3/4 up the back of the seat. The maximum diameter of the bar is 3 inches and must be welded in place.
3. Original car bumpers only. Bumpers shocks may be welded. Bumper brackets may be welded but must be in stock locations with no reinforcements, no plates or gussets. No chains or cables around the bumpers.
4. Original body mounts must be in place.
5. Hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4"chain or 9 wire, (no dog type chain) maximum 3/8" chain or 9 wire. NO ''X"ing of chains or cables on the trunk or hood. NO all tread to frame connections. Hood pins allowed through body only with maximum of 4, at maximum 3/4" inch diameter. Hood pins must not stick up more than 1 1/2 inch above the hood.
6. You are allowed to weld four, 4 inch by 4 inch plates, 1/4 inch thick maximum on doors and trunk lid tailgate.
7. All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel strap, chains or cables. Chains or cables must be minimum 1/4" and maximum of 3/8". Solid welding of doors or tailgates WILL NOT be allowed.
8. Any engine in any car must be in the stock location and must be a 4 cylinder.
9. Any tire may be used "Except V Treads", absolutely no V treads or homemade tires. Must use factory OEM wheels no weds in centers or bead protectors. 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.
10. Absolutely NO excessive body bending, body creasing, wedging, or dipping of the trunk lid. Drivers that do will be required to cut It out. As a result, the vehicle may be weaker than stock. DON'T DO IT TO BEGIN WITH!

Full Size Stock Class (No Modified)

A car in this class is defined as a full size car which is considered to be a total factory stock automobile or station wagon. The engine must be manufactuer specific such as Mopar to Mopar, Ford to Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Chevy to Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac. All vehicles must use factory motor mounts. Simple 2-barrel or 4-barrel factory carb gas only.
In addition to the General Rules above the following rules apply to this class:
1. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas only will be allowed. A 5 gallon approved metal 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 is allowed.
2. NO modifications or reinforcements are allowed to the car body, frame, or suspension. Except for an optional bar behind the driver's seat, from door post to door post, no higher than ¾ up the back of seat. The maximum diameter of the bar is 4 inches and must be welded in place. This shall be the only weld allowed on this class of vehicle.
3. Original car bumper only.
4. Original body mounts(rubbers) must be in place. Bolts may be replaced with same size bolts if broken and may use up to 1 inch washer. Car must be to factory specs.
5. The hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4" chain or 9 wire, (no dog type chain) maximum 3/8 "chain or 9 wire. NO ''X"-ing of chains or cables on trunk or hood. No all tread to frame connections.
6. All doors and trunk lid must be fastened shut by chains or 9 wire only. 2 spots per vertical seem or 4 spots per door and 4 on trunk lid. Chains must be a minimum of 1/4" and maximum of 3/8" or 9 wire can be 2 single strands or 1 double strand. (No dog type chains.)
7. Any tire may be used "Except V Treads", absolutely no V treads or homemade tires. Must use factory OEM wheels no weds in centers or bead protectors. 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.

Mini Van Class

Any minivan foreign or domestic, 4 or 6 cylinders. AWD or 4 wheel drive vans permitted but drive shaft removal is required to one or the other axle. NO rear engines or mid-engine vans permitted. NO flat nose vans permitted.
In addition to the General Rules, the following rules apply to this class.
1. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas will be allowed. A 5 gallon approved metal 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 is permitted.
2. No modifications or reinforcements are allowed to the van body, frame, or suspension except for an optional bar behind the driver's seat from door post to door post no higher than 3/4 up the back of the seat. The maximum diameter of the bar is 3 inches and must be welded in place,
3. Original van bumpers only, Bumper shocks may be welded. Bumper bracket may be welded but must be In stock locations with no reinforcements, no plates or gussets. No chains or cables around bumpers,
4. Original body mounts must be in place,
5. Hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4" chain or 9 wire, (no dog type chain) maximum S/8" chain or 9 wire, NO "X"ing of chains or cables on trunk or hood, No Ready Rod to frame connections. Hood pins allowed through body only with maximum of 4, at maximum 3/4 inch diameter, Hood pins must not stick up more than 1 1/2 inches above hood.
6. You are allowed to weld four 4 inches by 4 inch plates, 1/4 inch thick maximum on doors and trunk lid tailgate,
7, All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel strap, chains or cables, Chains
or cables must be minimum 1/4 inch and maximum of 3/8 Inch. Solid welding or doors or tailgates will NOT be allowed.
8, Any engine in any van must be in stock location and must be 4 or 6 cylinder.
9. Any tire may be used "Except V Treads", absolutely no V treads or homemade tires. Must use factory OEM wheels no weds in centers or bead protectors. 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.

4 Cylinder Car Class

A car in this class is defined as a factory stock American or foreign automobile with a four cylinder engine and a 108 inch or less wheelbase. Absolutely no W-Body GM products, Monte Carlos, Luminas Gran Prix, etc...allowed in this class.
In addition to the General Rules above, the following additional rules apply to this class:
1. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas will be allowed. A 5 gallon approved metal 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 are allowed.
2. No modifications are allowed to the car body, frame, or suspension except for an optional bar behind the driver's seat from the door post to door post no higher than 3/4 up the back of the seat. The maximum diameter of the bar is 3 inches and must be welded in place.
3. Original car bumpers only. Bumpers shocks may be welded. Bumper brackets may be welded but must be in stock locations with no reinforcements, no plates or gussets. No chains or cables around the bumpers.
4. Original body mounts must be in place.
5. Hood and trunk must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood and 4 places on trunk.) Minimum 1/4"chain or 9 wire, (no dog type chain) maximum 3/8 "chain or 9 wire. NO "X"ing of chains or cables on the trunk or hood. NO all tread to frame connections. Hood pins allowed through body only with maximum of 4, at maximum 3/4" inch diameter. Hood pins must not stick up more than 1 1/2 inch above the hood.
6. You are allowed to weld four, 4 inch by 4 inch plates, 1/4 inch thick maximum on doors and trunk lid tailgate.
7. All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel strap, chains or cables. Chains or cables must be minimum 1/4" and maximum of 3/8". Solid welding of doors or tailgates Will NOT be allowed.
8. Any engine in any car must be in the stock location and must be a 4 cylinder.
9. Any tire may be used "Except V Treads", absolutely no V treads or homemade tires. Must use factory OEM wheels no weds in centers or bead protectors. 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.
10. Absolutely NO excessive body bending, body creasing, wedging, or dipping of the trunk lid. Drivers that do will be required to cut it out. AS a result, the vehicle may be weaker than stock. DON'T DO IT TO BEGIN WITH!

Full Size Truck Class

Any full size pickup truck or SUV ½ ton or ¾ ton 4x4 allowed with the removal of front drive shaft. NO 1-Ton trucks allowed.
In addition to the General Rules, the following rules apply to this class:
1. Body is allowed four 4x4 welds that are ¼ inch thick on doors. Hood can be secured up to 4 spots. Hood must be secured after inspection. All doors must be fastened shut by a horizontal solid steel trap, chains or cable. Chains or cables must be minimum 1/4 "and maximum 3/8". Solid welding of doors will not be allowed.
2. Tail gates must be removed. Must run chains or cables. Maximum 1/4 inch in 4 spots through bed and around frame, in addition to stock bolts.
3. A maximum of 3 gallons of gas wilt be allowed. A 5 gallon approved metal gas tank may be used or an approved plastic marine tank will be permitted.
4. Fuel tank must be located in front center of bed against cab. Fuel tank must be chained or wired in 4 spots through the bed around the frame In addition to stock bolts to keep from moving.
5. No lift kits or modifications of any kind. No modifications or reinforcements are allowed to the truck body, frame or suspension.
6. Factory bumpers only. Bumper and brackets can be welded. Maximum bumper height is 29 inches.
7. Factory bed only, NO utility beds.
8. Original body mounts must be in place.
9. Battery must be moved to front floor board and secured in a battery box covered with a secure rubber mat.
10. Hood must be secured after inspection. (Maximum of 4 places on hood.) Minimum 1/4" chain or 9 wire, (no dog type chain) maximum 3/8 "chain or 9 wire. NO ''X"ing of chains or cables on the hood. NO all tread to frame connections.
11. Any tire may be used "Except V Treads", absolutely no V treads or homemade tires. Must use factory OEM wheels no weds In centers or bead protectors. Only one tire per wheel and NO studded tires are permitted. Ali wheel weights must be removed and no split rims are permitted. Only air ls allowed in tires, NO fluid of any type.
12. Absolutely NO excessive body bending, body creasing, wedging, or dipping of the trunk lid. Drivers that do will be required to cut it out. As a result, the vehicle may be weaker than stock. DON'T DO IT TO BEGIN WITH!
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