Big wheels and raw motor power are huge attractions year after year at the Wayne County Fair. The 151st edition, which begins Friday August 2 and runs through Saturday, August 10, has plenty for truck and car fans.
The Four Wheel Drive Truck Pull event is slated for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the main grandstands. General admission to the fair will allow you to see this fan favorite event.
Leeward Construction is the main event sponsor for 2013.
"There will be a full house," said Jim Fox, entertainment chairman of the Wayne County Fair Board, noting the popularity of the event.
There are four classes of trucks which can be entered in the competition. All entries use gasoline engines.
There is the 7,000 pound stock class and the 6,500 pound working stock class. In both of those events, the vehicles have to be street legal, said Fox.
The other two classes are quite different.
Those are the 6,500 pound super street gas class and the 6,200 pound modified class.
In those events, drivers are required to have helmet, kill switches and more in order to comply with safety regulations.
Like all pulling events, a sled is hooked up to each vehicle and the weight moves forward as it goes down the track.
A full pull is 300 feet, said Fox.
He said there will likely be 50 or 60 trucks entered in the competition.
Popular with the fans is the modified divisions, which feature trucks that produce 500 horsepower or better.
A lot of those entrants come from out of the town, said Fox. Some of them travel the circuit in the region which features these classes of trucks.
There will be prize money for the top four finishers in each division and the top three will also receive trophies.
Other motorized events include:
• Tonny Petersen's Hell Drivers Sat. Aug. 3, 7:15 p.m. and Tues. Aug. 6 at 2 p.m.; free grandstand
• Farm Tractor Pull, Sun. Aug. 4, 3 p.m.; free grandstand
• Big Rig Truck Pull & Diesel Pick Up Pull, Mon. Aug. 5, 7 p.m.; free grandstand
• KSR Motorsports/ Monster Truck Thrill Show, Thurs. Aug. 8, 7 p.m.; adults $12, children $8 (12 & under)
• KSR Motorsports/ Monster Truck Freestyle, Sat. Aug. 10, 7 p.m.; adults $12, children $8 (12 & under)
• Demolition Derby Fri., Aug. 9, 7 p.m.; free grandstand.
The Wayne County Fair of course offers a great deal more. There are numerous concerts both in front of the grandstand and small stage; harness racing; many agricultural exhibits and events; amusement rides and attractions; food stands; the exhibit hall; farm museum; Rosaire's Racing Pigs; commercial vendors; fireworks; strolling musicans and other attractions. The Midway opens at noon daily.
Page 2 of 2 - The $8 pay-one-price ticket includes unlimited rides, admission, parking and most grandstand events. See the full schedule at www.waynecountyfair.com or in a brochure.
Fairgrounds are located one mile north of Honesdale off Route 191.