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Garden Tractor Pull

Doug Diehl & PJ Dailey
Sponsor:  Jefferson Rentals
Track Area
Sunday, August 3rd, 6:00pm

Registration at 5:00pm

4-STATE Garden Tractor Pulling Series NON-POINTS pull

Rules can be found on the Facebook: 4 STATE GARDEN TRACTOR PULLING SERIES

CLASSES

  • STOCK 16 (HEATS OVER 30)
  • STOCK 25
  • YOUTH 16
  • 5000 SINGLE
  • 5000 TWIN
  • MOD TWIN
  • PRO/SUPER
  • OPEN
  • STK ALTERED
Garden Tractor Pull

Tractor Operator Contest

Tyler Butts & Adam Cook, Chairpersons|
Sponsor:  Berkeley County Farm Bureau|
Horse Barn Arena
Sunday, August 4th, 10:00am

OBJECTIVES:  Encourage Youth to:

  1. Develop leadership, character and good citizenship
  2. Develop skills and attitudes necessary to safely operate a tractor
  3. Practice basic and routine tractor care and maintenance
  4. Demonstrate their knowledge of tractor operation

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. All contestants must be fair exhibitors
  2. Males and Females will compete in same classes
  3. All contestants must register with the chairperson before the contest
    1. Class 1: 12-15 years of age as day of show
    2. Class 2: 16-21 years of age as day of show

EVENTS

The contest winner will be the individual with the lowest number of penalty points from all the events.  The tractor contest will consist of the following events:

Event 1: Safety

Safety practices and behavior of the contestant will be judged throughout the contest.

Score sheet will be provided upon registration

Event 2:  Two Wheel Driving

The two-wheel driving event allows the contestant to maneuver a tractor and a two-wheel implement out of a shed, forward and reverse through an alley, through an obstacle course and placement of the implement back into the shed.  The event will be timed with a maximum of 5 minutes allowed.  Rules, Procedures and Score sheet will be provided upon registration.

Event 3:  Four Wheel Driving

The four-wheel driving event allows the contestant to maneuver a tractor and a four wheel implement out of a shed, through an obstacle course and placement of the implement back into the shed.  The event will be timed with a maximum of 5 minutes allowed.  Rules, Procedures and Score Sheet will be proved upon registration.

Tractor Selection:

New tractors will be used, with standard equipment.  Individuals in charge of the contest will select tractors by availability.

Scoring:

The “points-off” system will be used with penalty points given in errors.  The winner will have the lowest total score.  Stop watches will be used in the two-wheel and four-wheel driving events.  Designated judges will preside over the event and their decisions will be final.

Practice Period:

A practice period to familiarize yourself with the tractor will be designated one half hour before the contest starts.  No individual will be allowed to practice on the course and/or with implements attached.


2023 Winners

Overall Champion:   Natalie Yates

Senior Division:

1st Place:  Natalie Yates

2nd Place: Kali Yates

3rd Place: Samuel Canby

Junior Division:

1st Place:  Nicholas Byers

2nd Place:  **Not used in 2023**

3rd Place:  **Not used in 2023**


TRACTOR DRIVING

JUNIOR & SENIOR DIVISION

First Place

$25, Tommy Puffenburger

Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place

$10, Tommy Puffenburger

Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Third Place

$5, Tommy Puffenburger

Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Overall Champion

$25, Tommy Puffenburger

Trophy, Tommy Puffenburger

Truck and Tractor Pull

Troy Nails, Chairperson
(304) 671-8532

Sunday, August 4th, 2024 starting at 5:00 pm

  • 15,500 Farm Stock
  • 12,500 Farm Stock
  • 9,500 Farm Stock
  • 7,500 Farm Stock
  • 5,500 Farm Stock
  • 7,000 Street Gas Trucks (Local)

Monday, August 5th, 2024 starting at 6:00 pm

  • 466 Hot Farm (East Coast)
  • Super Stock / Pro Stock Tractors (East Coast)
  • Pro Mod 4WD Truck (East Coast)
  • Pro Stock Diesel 4WD Truck (East Coast)
  • 6,400 Pro Stock 4×4 (East Coast)
  • 9,500 Street Diesel (Local – Non East Coast Class)

GENERAL RULES – ALL CLASSES

  • Trophies will be awarded to 1st thru 4th place winners in Stock Classes. All others, payouts per sanctioning body.
  • Farm Stock Classes and Street 4×4 (MUST be tagged & insured) only open to Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties
  • $10 Farm Stock Hook Fee
  • Everyone pays gate admission
  1. All vehicles competing in the farm tractor and street truck classes must have a hitch opening of 3 inches by 3 3/4 inches. No exceptions as the hook on the pulling sled is larger, per insurance regulations.
  2. Contest open to tractors with rubber tires. No four-wheel drive allowed.  No dual tires, studs, or chains permitted.  All power must be transmitted through the wheels.
  3. Each tractor may only pull twice.
  4. Any truck can pull in one of the three classes only: Stock, Modified or Street Modified, but no combination of any two classes.
  5. NO shifting of manual transmissions in any of the three truck classes.
  6. Officials may run any combination of classes.
  7. All pulls must start with a tight hitch. NO jerking permitted.  Contestants will be allowed 2 attempts and 75 feet to start the sled.
  8. Pulling vehicle/tractor must be stopped IMMEDIATELY upon signal from the judge.
  9. Drivers must remain seated during the pull and have complete control of tractor at all times. A safety secured normal size seat must be used.
  10. Pulling vehicle/tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times.
  11. Pulling vehicle/tractor must remain within boundaries of contest courses during the pull or will be disqualified.
  12. The pull shall be considered over when forward motion of the load stops. The judge shall hold digging to a minimum.
  13. A dynamometer will not be used. The following rules will be used instead:  7,500 lb. class not to exceed 80 horsepower; 9,500 lb. class not to exceed 100 horsepower.
  14. NO pressurized fuel tanks allowed except LP gas. NO oxygen allowed.
  15. NO weights allowed past rear wheels
  16. All tractors must be equipped with workable brakes.
  17. Violation of ANY rule shall constitute a disqualification.
  18. Contest to be governed by judge or judges with all decisions final. Judges have the right to stop and disqualify any pulling vehicle/tractor if it is not being operated in such a manner as would be considered safe.
  19. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances (narcotics) are allowed in pit area or on the fairgrounds. Drivers or pit crews caught drinking or engaging with illegal substances (narcotics) disqualifies their vehicle and driver.
  20. Any unruly behavior will result in that person being removed from fairgrounds.
  21. Contestant must pull in position drawn. Any delay will mean disqualification.  Number one (1) puller will be test puller and may pull if weight machine is acceptable or he/she may pull in 3rd
  22. No portion of the pulling vehicle/tractor shall interfere with the sled or sled hitch during pull.
  23. All weights must be safely secured to the pulling vehicle/tractor. Any ballast lost while hooked to sled will be cause for disqualification.
  24. Maximum drawbar height 20 inches.
  25. 12,500; 15,500; and up classes allowed 24 inches.
  26. All contestants under sixteen (16) years of age MUST have written permission from parents.
  27. Drivers must stay with pulling vehicle/tractor during line-up and during that class.
  28. Front wheels not allowed more than 18” off the ground anytime while hooked to the sled.
  29. Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification and forfeit of entry money and any winnings.
  30. No pulling vehicle/tractor shall be left running without driver in seat.
  31. No riders on pulling vehicle/tractor at any time.
  32. Violation of any rule will result in disqualification.
  33. ALL EAST COAST PULLERS MUST be signed up 30 minutes before pull starts.
  34. All farm stock tractors must not exceed 3,000 RPM’s.
  35. All pulling vehicles must have hitch in place when crossing scales to get weighed and hitch height checked.

NOTE:  VEHICLES & OPERATORS PULLING IN EAST COAST CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THAT ORGANIZATION.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!

SUMMARY OF CAUSES FOR DISQUALIFICATION

  1. Loss of ballast weight
  2. Excessive loss of liquid (steady or intermittent stream discharge on the track, or a spot equivalent to more than eight (8) inches in diameter)
  3. Illegal fuel: nitro methane, nitrous oxide, or other oxygen carriers or combustor accelerators
  4. Out of bounds
  5. Unsafe operation of competition vehicle
  6. Intoxication of driver or crew member
  7. Illegal equipment
  8. Leaving starting line under red flag
  9. Unsportsmanlike conduct
  10. Front wheels not allowed more than 18” off the ground anytime while hooked to sled.
  11. Exceeding stock tractor RPM limit.

The decision of the Track Judge is final and shall not be appealed, provided however, that with a showing of reasonable and good cause, the Track Judge may, without liability, reverse or revise his/her decision.

Calls of judgment are not subject to appeal and shall be final.

Thank you to all the 2024 Truck and Tractor Pull sponsors and track volunteers.

Bull Mania Rodeo

Bullride Mania

Kiddie Pedal Pull

Mikey Miller, Chairperson
Wednesday, August 7th, 6:30 pm

  1. Pedal tractor and sled will be provided and will be used by all contestants
  2. Pedal tractor and sled must stay inbounds.
  3. Contestants will register and pull accordingly

Classes according to age:

    • 4 years old
    • 5 and 6 years old
    • 7 and 8 years old
    • 9 and 10 years old

PEDAL TRACTOR PULL

All Trophies, Duncan Custom Farming-Mike Duncan & Family

Mini Tractor Pull Rules/Classes

2024 MINI TRACTOR PULL
RULES AND CLASSES
Thursday, August 8th, 6:00 pm
Mike Miller, Chairperson

Trophies will be awarded to all first, second and third place winners in each class. All entries must be ready to pull one-half hour prior to starting time. No entry fees required. Those entering must be a member of a youth organization affiliated with the Youth Fair and be between the ages of 9 and 21.

GENERAL RULES: ALL CLASSES

Contests open to mini-tractors with rubber tires. No four-wheel drive allowed. No dual tires, tire studs, or chains permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels.

Each tractor may be entered in more than one class, but only once in each class.

Officials may run any combination of classes.

All pulls must start with a tight hitch. No jerking permitted. Contestants will be allowed 2 attempts and 30 feet to start the sled.

Tractors must be stopped immediately upon signal from judge.

Driver must remain seated during the pull and have complete control of tractor at all times. A safety secured normal size seat must be used.

Tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times.

Tractors and skid must remain within the boundaries of contest course during the pull or will be disqualified.

The pull shall be considered over when forward motion of the load stops. The judge shall hold hole-digging to a minimum.

Minimum drawbar length 6 inches from center of rear wheel to point of hook. Drawbar to be stationary in all directions and should not be above center line of rear axle or 10 inches maximum whichever is least. Drawbar must be parallel to the ground.

No pressurized fuel tanks allowed except LP gas. No O2 allowed.

No weights allowed past rear wheels.

All tractors must be equipped with workable brakes.

Violation of any rule shall constitute a disqualification.

Contest to be governed by judge or judges with all decisions final. Judges have the right to stop and disqualify any tractor if it is not being operated in such a manner as would be considered safe.

Consumption of alcoholic beverages prior to pulling will mean disqualification. No alcoholic beverages allowed on the fairgrounds.

Contestant must pull at position drawn. Any delay will mean a disqualification. Number 1 puller will be test puller and may take pull if weight is correct or he may pull in 3rd position.

No portion of the tractor shall interfere with the sled or sled hitch during a pull.

All weights must be safely secured to the tractor. Any ballast lost while hooked to sled will be cause for disqualification.

No portion of any tractor may exceed 8 feet forward of the center of the rear wheel. No portion of any tractor shall exceed 6 feet in width.

All contestants under sixteen (16) years of age must have written permission from parents or guardians.

Tractors may pull in stock classes or altered stock classes, but cannot pull in both classes.

All tractors except original equipment class must have wheelie bar.

No gear changing allowed.

ALL CONTESTANTS MUST ABIDE BY ALL GENERAL RULES AND HAVE A BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR EXHIBITOR NUMBER.
THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY TO THE STOCK CLASSES LISTED

MINI-TRACTOR PULL CLASSES

A. Stock: 650 lbs. and 850 lbs.

    • Largest tire size cannot exceed 10:55 x 12.
    • No cut tires allowed.
    • Body style must be unaltered.
    • No fuel mixture allowed.
    • Hitch height must be stocked or not be above center line of rear axle.
    • Throttle must be stock from factory with foot control allowed.
    • Governor must work accordingly – 4,000 rpm maximum – checked with fair instrument.
    • Exhaust system may be stock position or vertical.
    • Tractor will be disqualified if it raises more than 10 inches off ground during pull.
    • Body style-belts and drives must be shielded.
    • Block-allowed, 1 single cylinder or 1 twin cylinder or 1 tri (3) cylinder original equipment. Motorcycle engines not allowed.

B. Stock 1,150 lbs.

Same rules as above, except tire size cannot exceed 26:12 x 12.

  1. 1,150 lbs. tractors may pull with either 10:55 x 12 or 26:12 x 12 tires in this class.

C. Altered Stock Classes

    • Ages: Drivers must be 10 or older.
    • Helmets: All pullers in the Altered Stock classes required wearing a DOT approved or SNELL rated helmet with chin straps fastened in all classes.
    • Sheet Metal and Chassis: This class is open to lawn and garden tractors, stock in appearance with hood and grill required. You may switch to another factory sheet metal if original is not available, but must remain stock appearing. Modifications to chassis allowed. Wheelbase and axle placement must be in original location.
    • Engines: Up to 2 cylinders for gasoline engines or 3 cylinders for diesel engines. All engines must be OEM produced engines, (Kohler, Briggs, Tecumseh, Onan, Yanmar, etc.) or aftermarket blocks. No motorcycle, snowmobile, or automobile engines allowed.
    • Engine Modification: Engines must use stock stroke. Any bore, valves, cams, etc. are permitted. Crankshaft and camshaft must remain in original position. No welding or cutting to jugs. 1” spacer allowed between carburetor and engine block. Velocity stacks permitted. Air restriction venturi may not be larger than 1.200” in diameter. Air controlled butterfly, in stock position. The choke may be removed.
    • Engine RPM’s: All engines must be governed to 5000 RPM’s maximum. Flywheel must be covered by the stock blower housing or better.
    • Exhaust: Straight pipe or muffler allowed. Straight pipe discharge must be vertical and a minimum of 12” from the engine exhaust port and should be high enough to clear the hood. No rain caps allowed.
    • Fuel: Pump gasoline, Cam II or diesel fuel only. No alcohol allowed.
    • Throttle Control: Foot or hand throttle permitted. Dead man’s throttle spring mandatory or foot type throttle controls.
    • Rear Axle and Transmission: Locked or welded rears permitted. All transmissions/ transaxles must have reverse.
    • Clutch and Belt Drive Components: Clutch components must be shielded 360 degrees with 1/8” steel or 3/16” aluminum. All belt drive units must be covered by stock or better shields.
    • Tires: Any 26x12x12 tire to include professional pulling tires. Cutting of tires is allowed. Front tires can be substituted with rib other type tractor tires.
    • Kill Switch: A kill switch must be incorporated into all competition vehicles. Switch must be capable of immediately shutting down the engine as well as electric fuel pump(s), in case of accidental separation from the sled during the course of competition. On diesel engines, the kill switch must activate the air shutoff. No electrically operated air shutoffs. Diesel system must have a spring loaded air shut-off device activated by cable.
    • Kill Switch Specifications: Breakaway kill switches must have a minimum 1 1/2 “diameter solid ring (ring no less than 1/8” cross section thickness) attached to them. Spiral type rings must be welded at each end to make ring solid. The cable from the sled must be attached to this ring.
    • Kill Switch Location:
    • Kill switch shall be located at the rear of the vehicle in a position that will allow for easy attachment/ detachment. The switch must be located 14: (+ or = 2”) above hook point and within 6” either direction of center.
    • Ring attaching portion of kill switch and mounting bracket(s) must be able to withstand 23 pounds of pull when switch is pulled. All single pin breakaway switches must be able to pivot left or right of center.
    • Kill switch ring must be secured with a single nylon tie wrap (1/8”). The tie wrap must be broken for a re-pull. Competitor will be responsible for replacing the kill switch mechanism and securing the tie wrap once kill switch is checked by a Technical Official.
    • If vehicle has a kill switch or air shutoff located in a legal position, and during the pull attempt it is pulled and the nylon strap is broken, and the presiding official inspects and finds switch capable of operating properly under normal conditions, the vehicle will be allowed to re-pull immediately or drop six positions. The decision to drop must be made before the vehicle leaves the track. It is the competitor’s responsibility to see that the official checks the switch before his vehicle leaves the track.
    • Fire Extinguisher: All vehicles qualifying as an Altered Stock tractor must have a fully charged, functional fire extinguisher with a gauge, within easy reach of the driver. Minimum size: 1 1/2 lbs. ABC type dry chemical or 1 lb. halon. Stock classes are encouraged to have an extinguisher, but it is not mandatory.
    • Hitch height: 13 inches maximum.

D. UTV/Side by Side Pull

NO GEAR CHANGING DURING PULL.

    • Same regulations and safety rules as mini pull.
    • Contestants must be in a Berkeley County Youth Organization affiliated with the Youth Fair.
    • Hitches must be securely mounted to frame.
    • UTV’s will pull together regardless of weight or engine size.
    • Helmets must be worn as part of standard safety equipment.
    • Any contestant riding UTV in excessive speed to scales, and on and off track, will be warned once, and then sent home.

E. All Original Equipment: 16 HP and under

    • Mower decks are required and must be operable.
    • No weights.
    • Everything must be stock
    • Pulling in this class eliminates you from pulling in any other classes.
    • Same general rules apply as in other classes.

F. All Original Equipment: Over 16.5 HP

    • Mower decks are required and must be operable.
    • No weights.
    • Everything must be stock.
    • Pulling in the class eliminates you from pulling in any other class.
    • Same general rules apply as in other classes.

MINI TRACTOR PULL

650 LB

First Place, Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

850 LB

First Place, Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

1150 LB

First Place, Trophy, Harry & Dorothy Snow

Second Place, Trophy, Harry & Dorothy Snow

Third Place, Trophy, Harry & Dorothy Snow

 

ALTERED STOCK 1100 LB

First Place, Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

 

SIDE BY SIDE ATV

First Place, Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

 

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT: LAWN MOWER UP TO 16 HP

First Place, Trophy, Berkeley County Farm Bureau

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT: LAWN MOWER OVER 16 HP

First Place, Trophy, Doyle Family Farm

Second Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

Third Place, Trophy, Arden Equipment Repair

UTV Side by Side Flat Drag Rules

Thursday August 8th, 8:00pm

**Participation may be limited due to time constraints**

Registration opens at 5:00pm. $20.00 registration fee.

MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting. **To follow the conclusion of Mini Tractor Pull**

Racing will begin at 8:30 pm.

All rules strictly enforced.

Everyone pays gate admission.

Track officials will have final say.


200′ Foot Dirt Drags Rules

Classes (Subject to change day of event):

  1. Turbo Charged
  2. Naturally Aspirated

General Rules:

  1. Driver must stay with their vehicle while their class is participating. Failure to stay with your vehicle can result in a disqualification.
  2. Any vehicle that touches the white line on either side of that side by side’s lane will be disqualified.
  3. Winners will return to the staging area immediately in order to receive staging Instruction for their next round.
  4. No speeding or hot rodding the pit area. Vehicles operating in an unsafe manner can result in a disqualification/ejection from the event and/or the fairgrounds. No riders at any time.
  5. Current and valid photo driver’s license Is required for the driver.
  6. Seatbelts MUST be worn and helmets ARE
  7. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances (narcotics) are allowed in pit area or on the fairgrounds. Drivers or pit crews caught drinking or engaging with illegal substances (narcotics) disqualifies their vehicle and driver.
  8. All and any drag racing decisions such as winner and possible disqualifications are FINAL. No appeal process.
  9. ALL DRIVERS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN HELMET

Youth Racing:

  1. Anyone from the ages 14-17 may race in the youth class.
  2. Notarized form is needed and must be presented at Registration.
  3. Youth class is to race on shortened track (100ft)
  4. ALL DRIVERS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN HELMET

Racing Rules:

  1. Batteries must be secure, truck bed needs to be clean (no trash, etc)
  2. No four wheelers, ATV’s, dirt bikes, or home made vehicles.
  3. After the finish line you must stop before the predetermined stop point line, which will be marked on the track. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
  4. Left Lane exits first, followed by right lane. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
  5. No grudge racing

Purse to be determined based upon number of participants

Dirt Drags

2WD Gas, Bumper Thumper

4WD Gas, Bumper Thumper

4WD Diesel, Bumper Thumper

Semis, Bumper Thumper

UTV Turbo, Bumper Thumper

UTV Natural Aspirated, Bumper Thumper

UTV Kids, Bumper Thumper

Flat Drags

Dirt Drag Racing Rules

Chairperson / Contact: Dwayne Flohr 304-268-3011
Track Area
Friday, August 9th, 7:00pm

Registration opens at 5:00pm. $20.00 registration fee.

MANDATORY Driver’s Meeting at 6:45pm

Racing will begin at 7:00pm.

All rules strictly enforced.

Track officials will have final say.

Everyone pays gate admission.

Pit passes are required – $10.00 for Pit Passes.


200′ Foot Dirt Drags Rules

Classes (Subject to change day of event):

  1. ¼ ton & under
  2. Semi’s (Tri County only)
  3. 0 & up (4wd Gas & Diesel ½ ton or larger)
  4. 9 & under (4wd Gas & Diesel ½ ton or larger)

General Rules

  1. Driver must stay with their vehicle while their class is participating. Failure to stay with your vehicle can result in a disqualification.
  2. Any vehicle that touches the white line on either side of that truck’s lane will be disqualified.
  3. Winners will return to the staging area immediately to receive staging instruction for their next round.
  4. No speeding or hot rodding the pit area. Vehicles operating in an unsafe manner can result in a disqualification/ejection from the event and/or the fairgrounds. No riders at any time.
  5. Current and valid photo driver’s license is required for the driver.
  6. Seat belts must be worn and helmets are required.
  7. The use of any form of alcohol/drugs is prohibited.
  8. All and any drag racing decisions such as winner and possible disqualifications are FINAL. No appeal process.
  9. Exhaust may be other than factory. Bed stacks are allowed, hood stacks allowed, passenger side only.
  10. Must be cross-bolted at outlet of turbo. Minimum of two (grade 5 or higher) 3/8 bolts, 1-inch past turbocharger outlet before any bends.
  11. 4-Wheeler or DOT approved helmets are mandatory. All drivers must have their own helmet.

Racing Rules

  1. O.T. Tires only (no cut tires).
  2. Batteries must be secure, truck bed needs to be clean (no trash, etc).
  3. No rails, tube buggy, or bikes. Must be full body. (no open wheeled vehicles).
  4. After the finish line you must stop before the predetermined stop point line, which will be marked on the track. Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
  5. Left Lane exits first, followed by right lane (at the discretion of track officials). Failure to do so will result in a disqualification.
  6. Each class will have a practice round immediately before the competition rounds.
  7. GM trucks with independent front suspensions are strongly suggested to have sleeves or upgraded tie rods. Vehicles deemed unsafe will result in a disqualification.
  8. If truck is equip with a snow plow bracket, it’s advised to temporarily make the bracket (looking from the side) solid due to it interfering with the sensor pickup. Example, would be a thin sheet of metal/cardboard cutout zip tied to side of bracket.

Purse payout is as follows (for each class)

1st place – $150.00

2nd place – $100.00

Flat Drags

Demolition Derby Rules

Registration Forms will be available at the Check In on Saturday. Please bring your entry fee to turn in with the completed form that you will receive onsite.

(4, 6 & 8 Cylinder and Truck)
Saturday, August 10th , 6:00PM

Contact:  Mikey Miller 304-671-3180 and Bucky Engle (304) 820-8013

Power wheels – Ages 4-9

  1. Any regular electric power wheel is allowed.
  2. Stock battery may be replaced with a 12 volt lawn mower battery ONLY. May be located under hood or trunk, but must be secured and covered at all times. All batteries will be checked to ensure they do not exceed 12 volt.
  3. MUST wear a helmet. Bicycle helmets ARE allowed.
  4. Must have some form of seatbelt.
  5. Must be completely stock with no modifications.
  6. No metal frames or added sheet metal.
  7. No lowering or raising the front or rear.
  8. No passengers allowed.
  9. No studs or screws in tires.
  10. Track officials will aid competitors to get those unstuck.
  11. Winner to be determined by number of hits per track officials
  12. All track official decisions are final and not subject to appeal.

General Derby Rules & Regulations:

  1. Each driver must fill out an entry form. All drivers must supply their own car. Only one (1) entry per person per class.
  2. Entry fee – $20.00 per car. No refunds.
  3. All rules and regulations must be observed. Track operators or promoter reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries.
  4. All drivers 16 or 17 years old must have a Notarized release form signed by his or her parent or guardian. No one under 16 years old can drive or be in track area. All drivers should be prepared to show valid driver’s license.
  5. All persons must sign a release form and receive a pit pass to be permitted in the pit area or on the track. Drivers only to receive free pit pass upon registration of car on day of show. All pit passes are $10.00 other than driver. Driver’s pit pass fee ($10) will be taken off of the entry fee.
  6. Both driver & mechanic must be present when vehicle is inspected and certified. Also both must be present at driver-mechanic meeting held one hour before event.
  7. Any driver or crew member disobeying the rules will cause his or her car to be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disqualification. Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew members.
  8. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances (narcotics) are allowed in pit area or on the fairgrounds. Drivers or pit crews caught drinking or engaging with illegal substances (narcotics) disqualifies their car and driver.
  9. The promoter and/or Berkeley County Youth Fair Association will not be held responsible for any cars, parts or personal property before, during and after the show or overnight.
  10. Cars may be left at the grounds for pick up by local salvage people. If you want your car make sure you load it on your trailer and remove it from the grounds immediately after the derby. All cars left will be removed from grounds.
  11. The total purse for the entire event is $3,000.00. This money will be broken down into heat winners, main event, and Bang Up.  First Place only in each heat gets money and trophy. This person is eligible for the main event.

Drivers Entry:

  1. Entry and consent forms will be available at the Fairgrounds the night of the event. Please be at the track for inspection and sign up at least 1 ½ hours prior to event. All money must be paid the night of the event at the Fairgrounds.
  2. All drivers and cars must be entered and at the track one hour before the scheduled starting time of derby.
  3. Enter early! There will be no limit on the number of cars allowed.
  4. You must paint the car number on both side doors. Roof sign is required with the same number on each side. This is to make it easier for the lap counters to keep up with your laps. You may pick your number provided the number is not already taken.

Participant Regulations:

  1. All classes will be separated by the engine cylinder. 4 cylinder, 6cylinder, 8cylinder. Trucks must run in the truck class.
  2. All glass including windshield, side windows, rear window, head and tail lights must be removed. Hood latch mechanisms must be removed. Winding windows down is not permitted. Front windshield may be left in if you are only running the Figure 8. All glass including front windshield must be removed if you are running the Bang Up part of the Derby.
  3. Auto must be swept clean. No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, broken glass, etc. allowed in the car.
  4. Chrome molding strips and all seats except the driver’s seat must be removed. All carpet is to be removed.
  5. On a fresh car, rear end area cannot be mashed down, flattened or crushed.
  6. No coil to leaf conversions. All original body mounts must remain in car. Rear ends may be chained. NO FLAT STACKED LEAF SPRINGS.
  7. Welded or chained down engine mounts are recommended.
  8. Radiators must remain in original position or be taken out. Comparable replacement radiators are permitted. Radiators and cooling systems must have antifreeze flushed out and only water can be added. Transmission coolers are permitted but only if they are secured inside engine compartment.
  9. Four point drivers protection may be used, one bar only between the A- Pillars, one bar between the B-pillars, with one connecting side bar on the drivers and passenger side.
  10. All doors must be fastened shut by wire, straps, chains, or welded and reinforced for driver’s safety. All cars must have a minimum of at least driver door protection-it can be inside or outside the driver door and must extend 6” on either side of the drivers door. If on outside of door, material must be tapered back to car body at the end of reinforcement area.  Absolutely NO concrete will be allowed.
  11. No seam welding, no welding on frame or body except doors.
  12. Only one battery allowed. If battery is moved from original position, it must be placed on floorboard of the front passenger’s compartment in a box or crate. It must be securely fastened to floorboard and completely covered.
  13. Hood, trunk, or tailgate may be wired in six (6) places each, 2 strands of wire per hole. Light chains may be used on trunk or tailgate only. Hood may also be secured by all thread in four locations using no larger than ¾ all thread. Wiring must be from sheet metal to sheet metal. No other wiring to bumpers or frames. No welds on hood, trunk or tailgate. Officials will make decision on overuse of wire or chains. Hood & trunk must be left open until after inspection. Hood must remain on cars.
  14. It is mandatory that an opening be cut in hood over carburetor, approximately 12” or larger, square or round. Hood latch must be removed. It is also recommended that a hole be cut in middle of trunk lid for visibility. Exhaust pipes through hood must extend straight up
  15. Stock gas tanks may be removed form original position and may be placed inside the car in front of rear axle and no farther forward than the rear of the front seat. A portable tank in the form of a Marine tank or fuel cell is recommended. All tanks must be securely fastened to the floor. Gas hoses and fittings to fuel tanks must be secured and leak proof. Only metal or rubber gas lines permitted. No plastic lines. All lines going through the floor board must be covered with a larger rubber line so as not to wear a hole in the lines. A rubber grommet in each hole is OK. This will be checked by officials. Approximately 4 gallons of gas will be permitted per heat. Electric fuel pumps are permitted but must have shut off switch within driver’s reach. Inspection officials will give final approval on tanks and fittings. Tanks must be covered. Note: Gas tank can be left in original position if you are running the Figure 8 race only. Gas tank must be moved per instructions above if you run the Bang Up part of the Derby.
  16. No restrictions on tire size. Double tires or liquids in tires are not permitted. No studs or screws in rims to hold tires. No valve stem protectors. No split rims. Wheel weights must be removed. No solid tires (i.e. forklift tires).
  17. A strong wire or nylon mesh screen is required on windshield area. Heavy plexiglass or lexan is permitted in driver’s windshield.
  18. Safety belt, Z-90 approved helmet, goggles, safety glasses or face shields are required. A neck brace is recommended. Long pants and long sleeve shirt or jackets are required.
  19. No deliberate head-on collisions and no deliberate hitting on the drivers door.
  20. Vehicles must have dependable brakes at all times and boundaries must be observed.
  21. No cars are permitted in the competition area before the heat in which they are to participate.
  22. A vehicle will be disqualified if the driver’s door comes open during the derby.
  23. After the Figure 8 Derby is complete the cars that are capable of running from the heats and the feature will be brought back for a standard bang up Demolition Derby if all glass has been removed and the gas tank has been moved as instructed above. During this part of the derby a one minute limit is enforced by the track officials for re-start and making competitive contact with another car. Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging. Sandbagging may result in the driver being red flagged.
  24. A non-refundable $100.00 protest fee is required to contest another car. All protesting must be done before driver’s meeting.
  25. A fire extinguisher is recommended at close reach in driver’s compartment.
  26. No one riding on outside of cars or passengers inside the care at any time due to insurance regulations. This will result in automatic disqualification.
  27. Boundaries must be observed at all times. Any car shoved or driven out of bounds or is on or over a barrier may be immediately disqualified if Derby officials feel there is a safety hazard.
  28. The front end of your car may be reinforced within the following guidelines: All reinforcement must be kept behind the original grill & within the original sheet metal. Bars used must not exceed 2” in diameter. At least 50% of the radiator must be exposed to the front of the car. Bars must not extend back more than 24” towards the driver’s compartment. Bumpers may be from any year passenger car, attached to the car by stock hardware, late model bumper shocks, or hardnosed to the unibody. Bumper shocks may be lightly welded, bolted or chained. The Officials will be the judge of excess reinforcement and may require you to add or subtract metal as needed.
  29. If it doesn’t say you CAN do it, DON’T do it.
  30. All cars MUST run a Figure 8 Heat to compete in the Bang Up.
  31. Rules are subject to change without notice.

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