Reading Fair’s Dirt Track Double Figure-Eight 2006

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This one will make you wish you hadn’t missed the Reading Fair this year.

Reading, PA, has a long history of dirt track motorsports, and this year’s fair continued the tradition with a series of main events, including Friday night’s crowd favorite double figure-eight, which pits 4-cylinder junkers against each other in a mini-maze race of tractor tires, dust, and impossible intersections.

Many thanks to JM Productions, promoters of this year’s double figure-eight, who interviewed for Berks.TV, talked us through the finer details of the track rules and safety regulations, and granted us backstage access to capture this exclusive footage.

PROGRAM NOTE: No one was injured, and the demolition derby encore continued after a brief car fire on the field. Thank heaven the Leesport fire company was on hand just in case.

NOT A RACER: Believe it or not, covering the double figure-eight was *her* idea. Below, Berks.TV’s managing editor Tara Karleen poses with the ambulance and heavy machinery on hand trackside.

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