The Tioga County Fair is home to the annual demolition derby, one of the fair’s most popular attractions. Included in the fair entrance fee, fair-goers can experience the thrills and excitement of the derby located at Marvin Park in Owego.
New to the derby this year is a truck derby, which will take place on Thursday, Aug. 8. Registration on the day of the derby is $35 per car. Registration fee covers one car / driver and access to the pits, grandstand and the fairgrounds.
This year’s payouts and awards are to be determined, but will include trophies and money. Rules, organizer contact, the derby schedule, and entry forms can be found at http://www.tiogacofair.com/derby.htm.
Derby organizer, Ken Tunnicliff, has helped run and participated in derby events for over 20 years. He now watches his son, who he proudly says took over his place, participate in the derby.
For more information about the derby and the Tioga County Fair, visit www.tiogacofair.com/index.htm. Further questions about the derby can be directed to derby organizer Ken Tunnicliff at (607) 242-4501.
The schedule for the classes and heats areas follows.
Demolition Derby schedule:
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 4 Cyl Stock Heats, 4 Cyl Modified Heats, Junk Run
Thursday, Aug. 8 – Team Show, Full Size Truck
Friday, Aug. 9 – Power Wheels, V8 Stock, V8 Modified, 4 Cyl Stock, 4 Cyl Modified, 4 Cyl Feature