Demolition Derby Comes to Madison County Fair

Derbies Sweep the State This Summer

(Brookfield, NY) This summer there is a new trend on the New York must-have list: a seat at the local demolition derby. A grassroots fixture of fairs and race tracks across the country, demolition derbies crashed into the heart of Americana in the 1950’s and haven’t left since.  Derby enthusiast Chris Marquart believes the misjudged motorsport deserves a place in the hearts of his fellow New Yorkers.

Marquart, who attended his first derby at the age of three, explains the appeal: “It’s mayhem and madness and it’s brilliant when you think about it – it pares down the most exciting and dangerous parts of a typical oval track race.” Marquart was recently named an Ambassador for the DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE (DDL), the international organizing body for combative motorsports. He points out that although some derbies have a “hokey redneck stigma,” in reality the sport requires knowledge of physics, driving strategy, and technical expertise – not to mention a flair for drama.

DDL Commissioner Dudley Disastro states: “We’re excited to bring some exposure to New York derbies – there are some amazing shows in the area, with different events, multiple heats and purses up to $10,000.” This summer’s shows vary in levels of expertise and degrees of legal car modification, with plenty of opportunities for first-time derby drivers to participate.

The DDL is pleased to announce the following events in the Summer 2010 NY Demolition Derby season:

Afton, NY

Afton Fair, July 24

Ballston Spa, NY

Saratoga County Fair, July 20 & 25

Bath, NY

Steuben County Fair, Aug 17, 19 & 22

Boonville, NY

Oneida County Fair, July 26-Aug 1

Brookfield, NY –

Madison County Fair, July 10

Caledonia, NY –

Livingston County Fair, Aug 7

Cobleskill, NY –

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair, Aug 2, 4, 6, 7

Dundee, NY –

Harvest Havoc at Black Rock, Oct 2

Hemlock, NY –

Hemlock Fair, July 20 & 24

Horseheads, NY –

Chemung County Fair, Aug 3 & 8

Little Valley, NY –

Cattaraugus County Fair, Aug 3

Owega, NY –

Tioga County Fair, July 7 & 9

Penn Yan, NY –

Yates County Fair, July 13 & 17

Schaghticoke, NY –

Rensselaer County, Sept 6

Syracuse, NY –

New York State Fair Championship, Sept 6

Waterloo, NY –

Seneca County Fair, July 21 & 24

Weedsport, NY –

Cayuga County Fairgrounds, July 10

Altamont, NY –

Altamont Fair, Aug 22

Batavia, NY –

Genesee County Fair, July 24

Binghamton, NY –

Broome-Tioga Sports Complex, Sept 19

Brookfield, NY –

38th Annual Brookfield Wheel Days, Sept 25

Caledonia, NY –

Last Chance Smash, Sept 11

Canandaigua, NY –

Ontario County Fair, July 27 & 31

Dansville, NY –

Smashtacular at the Airport, Dansville Airport, Jul 18

Hamburg, NY –

Erie County Fair, Aug 19 & 22

Henrietta, NY –

Monroe County Fair, July 16 &18

Irving, NY –

Seneca Nation of Indians 2010, Sept 12

Morris, NY –

Otsego County Fair, Aug 5, 7 & 8

Palmyra, NY –

Wayne County Fair, Aug 9, 12, & 14

Rhinebeck, NY –

Dutchess County Fair, Aug 24 & 29

Schaghticoke, NY –

Schaghticoke Fair, Sept 4 & 5

Trumansburg, NY –

Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Aug 24, 27, 28, 29

Watertown, NY –

Jefferson County Fair, July 15 & 18

Whitney Point, NY –

Broome County Fair, July 28 & Aug 1

The DEMOLITION DERBY LEAGUE is the member-based international organizing body for combative motorsports and is dedicated to providing opportunities for participants of all interest levels to engage in the world of aggressive driving.

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