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Tickets for 2017 NAPA Auto Parts Motor Event Series on sale June 3


Sat, May 27th 2017 07:00 am
'World's Largest Demolition Derby' will be dedicated to W. Jay Milligan
The "World's Largest Demolition Derby," an Erie County Fair finale tradition, will be dedicated in memory of motorsport promoter Walter "Jay" Milligan.
Milligan, the Erie County Fair's own "King of Crash," passed away on March 20.
In 1963, Milligan produced the first demolition derby for the Erie County Fair and quickly became an innovator in the American stunt/motorsport entertainment industry. For over 50 years, his company, JM Productions, was a driving force behind the Erie County Fair's "World's Largest Demolition Derby" and later the "Ultimate Night of Destruction."
Milligan's life will be celebrated prior to the start of this year's derby during a brief ceremony and moment of silence before the roar of the engines takes over the GUSTO Grandstand.
Tickets for the "World's Largest Demolition Derby" and the entire 2017 NAPA Auto Parts Motor Event Series will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3. Events includes:
• Freestyle Motocross Championship Series, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., free - New this year, two-wheeled mayhem roars into the GUSTO Grandstand as the Freestyle Motocross Champion Series makes its debut at the Erie County Fair.
The series is the only national championship title that is decided by performing aerial stunts while launching motorcycles up to 70 feet into the air. The show will feature the nation's top riders, who will defend their titles as champions of extreme sports.
This performance is free with paid admission to the Fair.
•Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Truck & Tractor Pull Champions Tour, Aug. 17-18, 6 p.m.; $12 grandstand, $16 infield, $20 pit pass, kids 12 and under free in the grandstand - The biggest, loudest and toughest trucks and tractors around will be pulling each night of the truck and tractor pull. An annual tradition at the fair, these two pulls pack the grandstand with fans who have a passion for pulling and loud noises. The Empire State Pullers will also be featured to showcase the best pulling New York has to offer.
Thursday's pull will feature Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Super Farm Tractors, 2.6 Diesel Trucks (ESP) and Light Weight Super Stock Tractors (ESP). Friday's classes include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Super Farm Tractors and 2.6 Diesel Trucks.
•"Ultimate Night of Destruction," Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.; $16, kids 12 and under are free - An evening of family fun with free admission for children 12 and under to the grandstand. The 2017 "Ultimate Night of Destruction" will feature the "School Bus Demo Spectacular," the Compact Car Double Figure 8 Racing Championship and the all new Automobile Rollover Contest. Produced by JM Motorsport Productions.
•World's Largest Demolition Derby, Aug. 20, 1 and 6 p.m.; tickets: $20 - This annual event welcomes more than 100 cars from across Western New York to the Fairgrounds to see who can outlast the rest. Cars must navigate the track to keep damage to a minimum if they are to win the heat and make it into the finals. Prior to each heat, cars are judged by the crowd as to who has the wildest and wackiest decorations. Produced by JM Motorsport Productions.
Tickets for all NAPA Auto Parts Motor Event Series shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, and will be available for purchase at Tickets.com, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, or in person at the Fairgrounds main office until 2 p.m. Tickets will also be available during office hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Tickets purchased prior to the day of the show include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
The 178th Erie County Fair will be held Aug. 9-20. Visit www.ECFair.org.

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