About & Q&A
The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks originated in New York, NY in 1868 by 15 men wanting to support each other through the Great Depression. The New York, NY Lodge #1 still thrives today. Blackfoot Elks Lodge #1416 acquired its charter July 13, 1922 and has been serving the community ever since.
Our lodge focuses on Charity, Youth & Veterans. The September Slam Demolition Derby is the annual Youth Fundraiser for the yearly youth events in and around Bingham County. This Youth Fund supports events such as: Scholarships, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Dictionary Program, Sports, Drug Awareness, Distinguished Young Women and more….
This event is run by Elk volunteers in conjunction with the Eastern Idaho State Fair and has been the final show of the fair for over 45 years. Our participants come from all over Idaho and the USA, some as far as South Carolina. We are so proud to partner with the EISF, local businesses and our drivers to produce this show year after year.
Thank you for your support and participation!
We are a Stirrin’ Dirt Racing “Points Derby”
If you have questions not listed below, please contact us – we may add your question and its answer here.
Participant / Driver Questions:
Q: What is the cost to participate in the derby?
A: for 2023, all entry fees are $100
Q: What are the prize money payouts and perks of participating in the derby?
A: For 2023, each entry registration before August 1st includes a free derby sweatshirt and up to 6 pit tickets.
“Chain ‘n’ Bang (aka Wire) Div:
1st – $6,000
2nd – $4,000
3rd – $3,000
Stock (aka Limited Weld) and Minis Divs:
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,500
3rd – $2,000
Mad Dog $1,000 per Heat
Q: When do I need to be at the derby for Check in or inspection?
A: Check-in and inspections will begin at 9:00 AM on derby day.
Q: How late is too late to show up?
A: You MUST be check-in no later than 2:00 PM.
Q: When is the driver’s meeting
A: Driver’s meeting will be at 4:00 PM. ALL drivers and pit persons must be present. You cannot leave the staging area after the driver’s meeting. Stay with your vehicle.
Q: I’ve got a couple derby vehicles, I can bring them both, right?
A: ONLY one pit truck/vehicle per entry will be allowed to enter the pit area.
Q: Should I bring young kids?
A: Sure! You might consider bringing hearing protection for them.
Children (3 & Under) FREE (as long as they sit on an adult’s lap).
Q: How much is it?
A: Ticket Price starting at $30 (additional fees apply)
Children (3 & Under) FREE in the GrandStands only.
Ticket Includes Fair Admission!
This policy does not apply to the Demolition Derby Pit where ALL individuals, including infants, entering the Demolition Derby Pit must have a Pit Pass.
Q: Do I have to pay to get into the fair on top of the price of my derby ticket?
A: Nope, your derby ticket also gets you into the fair that day!
Q: When do I need to be there?
A: Gates open at 6:30 pm, the derby starts at 7:30 pm, but if we’re still going, you’re still welcome!
Q: What time does the derby end?
A: The derby can run until around midnight. If you need to leave before that, we understand (though you’ll miss out on some great moments)!
Q: Where does all the money from this event go?
A: The September Slam Demolition Derby is the annual Youth Fundraiser for the yearly youth events in and around Bingham County. This Youth Fund supports events such as: Scholarships, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, Dictionary Program, Sports, Drug Awareness, Distinguished Young Women and more….