The New York State Fair will once again be hosting the annual New York State Championship Demolition Derby and Double Figure 8 Races at the State Fair Grandstand on Labor Day, Sept. 3 at 4:00 p.m.
“The Demolition Derby has appeared on Labor Day at the Grandstand for many years,” said Dan O’Hara, State Fair director. “We look forward to having this favorite among Fairgoers return for another great year.”
The New York State Championship Demolition Derby and Double Figure 8 Race will once again pit drivers of cars from across the state in an annual battle of motor sports survival. Qualifying cars crunch, bump and slam each other until only one vehicle remains moving. During the popular Double Figure 8 event, cars drive along a course of three intersecting circles, colliding as they go.
Participants of the Derby include the winners of similar events held at county fairs throughout the summer. Anyone with an old car they’re willing to modify to use as a battering ram, however, can try to qualify for either the Derby or the Figure 8 event. Potential competitors should contact JM Productions Inc., the event’s promoter, for application instructions at (716) 648-5100 or visit www.jmproductionsinc.com.
General Admission Tickets are $10 each and will be sold only through the State Fair Box Office. This price does not include your admission to the Fairgrounds. An on-sale date will be announced as soon as it is available.
The 2012 Fair will take place Aug. 23 to Sept. 3.
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