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Tractors, demo derby roar back into Westmoreland Fairgrounds

Candy Williams
Courtesy of Westmoreland Fairgrounds
Demo Derby Championship Night at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Sept. 21 will be part of an action-packed weekend at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.
Courtesy of Westmoreland Fairgrounds
Westmoreland Fall Nationals Truck and Tractor Pulls at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 will be part of an action-packed weekend at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.
Courtesy of George Neat
Even the kids can participate in the Power Wheels portion of Demo Derby Championship Night at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

There’ll be plenty of power-driven action the weekend of Sept. 20-21 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds.

Even the kids can get in on the fun during the Power Wheels division of the Demolition Derby Sept. 21. Young racers won’t need a pit pass or an entry fee to register and gain access to the arena floor with their pint-sized racers. They must be registered in advance.

All Power Wheels drivers will run their vehicles for 15 minutes and will receive trophies after the event. Only one adult may be on the arena floor with their child while they are driving, according to the rules. Details are available at the fairgrounds website.

After the kids clear out, the big guys and their vehicles will take the floor for Championship Night of the Demo Derby. Those competing must register in advance for events including team compact, team full-size, full-size trucks, minivan/compact trucks, old iron class and pro-class.

Two nights, two competitions

According to a fairgrounds spokesman, the Demo Derby is a Westmoreland Fairgrounds event, while the Truck and Tractor Pulls are sponsored by an outside organization, ACH Productions, which is leasing the property for its competition.

The Westmoreland Fall Nationals Truck and Tractor Pulls at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 will feature the following classes: Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractors, RWYB Street Licenses Diesel, Pro Modified 4×4, Limited PS Diesel 4×4, and Pro Stock 4×4.

Abe Hayes of Kecksburg, a member of the fairgrounds board, said the Demo Derby is a fundraiser for the annual Westmoreland Fair that “can help to keep the fair running for years to come for our community.”

Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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