Thomas Motorsport will be conducting demolition derbies at two local venues for the 2014 season.
Ralph and Jane Thomas, owners of Thomas Motorsport, LLC, are lifelong residents of Tyler County, with offices located at Jacksonburg Road in Tyler County.
The company provides car crashing entertainment for county fairs across North Central West Virginia and Pennsylvania with family-friendly alcohol and drug free events.
On Aug. 7 they will return to the Tyler County Fair. On Aug. 11 they will be making their first appearance at Wetzel County Town and Country Days. Scheduled times and competition classes are the same at both locations.
Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the derby begins at 7:30 p.m. in three classes of competition. The Full Size Class consists of V8 cars. Any year car is permitted with the exception of 4x4 cars, convertibles, commercial vehicles and Chrysler Imperials. Police cruisers are allowed.
The Compact Class includes four cylinder and six cylinder cars combined. All-wheel drive cars may be used by removing the rear drive shaft. The compact class rules have changed from previous years. All compact cars must be stock.
The Mini Class includes mini vans, small pickup trucks, and small sport utility vehicles running together as one class. Four- wheel drives must remove either the front or rear drive shaft.
There are specific rules for each class. Cars will be inspected after the driver has registered to make sure they are in compliance with the rules. The rules for each class can be viewed at thomasmotorsports.org. For more information, call 304-889-3256.
Prize money and throphies will be awarded to the top four places in the Full Size and Compact classes and the top three places in the Mini Class.