Demolition Derby Rules & Info


**Friday,  August 11, 7pm- Compact Cars & Midsized Cars  

**Saturday, August 12,  7pm- Full Sized Cars, Mini Vans& compact Trucks and SUV’s

Pit Passes available before derby for $10!!!!!         Registration time 5-6 pm

$25 entry fee per demo vehicle (includes entrance to pits for 1 driver and 1 helper)

Car payouts:

$600 -1st and trophy $200 – 2nd

1st & 2nd place in each heat $25

*All car classes must have 12 cars per event for a full payout.

Truck/Mini-Van Payouts:
1st - $500and trophy 2nd - $200

1st & 2nd place in each heat $25

*All truck/minivan classes must have 6 trucks/mini vans per event for a full payout.

Heats will be broken down the night of the Derby.

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Demo Derby Rules & Regulations

1. All drivers under18 must have a notarized release signed by his/her parent or guardian. Those under 16 will not be permitted in the

pit area without a waiver with parental signature.

2. No alcohol is permitted in the pit area or on the fairgrounds. Vehicles will be checked.

3. A $50 protest fee is required to contest another car. Fee will go to the contested car if found to be ok.

4. Only drivers registered before the race are permitted to run in the derby. Any car found with an unregistered driver will be disqualified. Driver must run car he or she is registered to (no swapping)

5. Helmet & eye protection are required. Long sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. Drivers will remain in car until their heat is over; this means your whole body including arms!!! No smoking in demo car!

6. Vehicles must have working brakes and observe boundaries at all times. Cars pushed out of bounds must re-enter the same way or be disqualified. Forward progress is not permitted on cars pushed out of bounds. Competing drivers will be waved off to allow car to re-enter track.

7. Hits must be aggressive, 90 second time limit, all cars, all situations. Running sticks are to be broken off at this time.

8. Drivers door hits, when seen by an official, are an automatic disqualification. Get on the brakes if a driver’s door gets in your way. Shielding and/or sandbagging will be called at the officials’ discretion.

9. Cars will arrive on the track when called to compete in their heat.

10. No riding on derby cars or unsportsmanlike conduct will be tolerated. This is family oriented, profanity and /or hand gestures will result in being ejected from the grounds. This rule pertains to fans as well as drivers.

11. Heats will consist of 6 to 10 cars, the top 2 cars will compete in the feature.

12. Consolidation race will be before the feature and open to all cars that previously ran in their heat, but did not place. Winner of consolidation is permitted to advance to the feature.

13. Track officials decisions regarding : rule interpretation, tech-inspection & disqualification ARE FINAL!

Car qualifications:

Compact cars – All cars 105” wheel base or under. Must be two wheel drive and be 4 cylinder. 6 cylinder permitted if it is front wheel drive and newer than 1980 (No AMC or Volvos)

Midsized Cars: Must be over 105” wheelbase, 4 or 6 cylinders, no full frame or V8 engines

Full sized car – all full sized American made cars over 105” wheel base (no hearses or commercial vehicles)

Truck/SUV Qualifications

Compact Truck – Any two wheel drive mini truck with 4 or 6 cylinders. (No full size trucks, 4x4, or El Caminos) Must have factory bed for year and type of truck.

SUV- Any small to mid-size SUV using only 2 wheel drive (can originally be 4WD as long as 2 wheel drive assemblies are disables.) Must be 4 or 6 cylinders and be less than 116” center of front wheel to center of rear wheel. No open Jeeps or full sized SUV’s such as blazers, Yukon’s, Suburban’s, Expeditions, etc. If you have a vehicle in question be sure to check prior to the event.

Mini Van Qualifications

Mini Vans- Any small size van using only 2 wheel drive (can originally be all wheel drive as long as 2 wheel drive assemblies are disabled.) No full size vans, cube vans, ambulances, blazers, broncos, suburban’s, etc.

Preparations of Car

1. All glass (including the windshield), plastic trim, molding, grill, lights, and wheel weights (inside and outside) must be removed. Wire mesh or straps may be installed for driver safety.

2. Auto must be swept clean. No broken glass, parts, tires, etc.…

3. Doors must be welded, chained or securely tied shut in 4 places max, with welds not to exceed 4 inches. No metal banding. Driver’s door may be welded solid. A behind the driver safety bar, driver side door bar, and 1 vertical front window safety bar is required using no larger than 4” diameter tubing with 6”x6” plates and welded properly. Additional driver’s door safety bars are permitted.

4. Driver’s seat must be securely mounted. Floorboards must be solid.

5. Tires must be no more than 8 ply, no fluid, foam, or foreign materials in the tires. Valve stem protectors are permitted. No paddle, industrial, or agricultural tires allowed. Tires must be within 2 sizes of factory size and have no rim modifications.

6. Any sharp or protruding objects must be smashed down or cut off.

7. No special front, side, or rear reinforcing is allowed, except for the drivers’ door.

8 Stock bumper mounting brackets only, bumper shocks may be welded. The use of other automotive type bumper is permitted.

9. Additional modification of frame, suspension, or body to frame welding is not permitted.

10. Hoods must remain open for inspection and have an approximate 12”x12” hole cut out.

11. Hood and trunk lid may be chained or wired shut from sheet metal to sheet metal only (no fastening to bumpers) in a maximum of four places with no welds exceeding 4 inches.

12. Hoods bolted down can have ½ inch maximum diameter all thread, top of core support of top of inner fender only. No all thread going from hood to frame is permitted.

13. Stock body mounts only. No oversized bolts or washers are permitted. No removal of rubber body mounts. No other alterations of body to frame permitted.

14. Suspension must remain stock. No added springs, altered struts or shocks. Coil blocks not permitted. Bumpers on previously run cars cannot exceed 30 inches to the center.

15. Radiators must remain in the original position with original mounting or be removed. Radiators may be protected with wire mesh. Antifreeze must be removed and flushed from radiator and filled with water. Engine may be chained down and /or mounts welded.

16. If battery is removed from the engine compartment, it must be placed on the passenger floorboard, secured tightly, and covered.

17. Original fuel tank must be removed from under the car. An approved tank is to be secured tightly in the rear seat area. Tank must be in front of the rear axle and covered with a fire barrier before inspection. No plastic tanks are permitted.

18. No special numbers or profanity is permitted. Numbers will be provided after inspection. No number plates on top of cars.

19. All cars must have a white driver’s door, driver’s side only and working seat belt.

20. All cars with electric fuel pumps must have a switch located on top center of dash clearly marked on/off.

21. Pre-packing of cars is not permitted. (Pre-run cars or denting of quarter panels is not considered pre-packing)

22. Maximum length of each chain on car is 3 feet. Minimum chain size is ¼” and maximum is ½”.

23. NO 4 POINT CAGES. A bar to the right of the drivers is permitted but it must be a minimum of 20” from inside of passenger door.

Additional Preparation for Trucks:

1 Truck and bed may be bolted together in no more than 4 places or 

  can be welded together with no more that 4- 6”x6”33/16” plates on

  the bed sides only

2 Tailgates can be welded or bolted to bedsides on vertical seam only inside and out. No Plating!

3 No raising or lowering trucks.

4 No trailer hitches

5 Gas tank must be securely located in the front middle of the bed.

6 Batteries are to be moved and secured inside the cab with a cover.

7 no bed covers/toneau covers permitted.

Additional Preparation for Mini Vans:

1. Gas tank must be securely located in the center of the cargo area.

2. Batteries are to be moved and secured inside the cab with a cover.

3. Roof Racks must be removed.

4. Rear door/hatch may be bolted or welded on vertical seam only. No plating.

5. No trailer hitches.

6. No raising or lowering of the van.

7. Factory type engine (no V-8’s)

Additional Preparations for SUV’s

1. Gas tank must be securely located in the center of the cargo area.

2. Batteries are to be moved and secured inside the cab with a cover.

3. Roof Racks must be removed.

4. Rear door/hatch may be bolted or welded on vertical seam only. No plating.

5. No trailer hitches.

6. No raising or lowering of the SUV.

7. Factory type engine (no V-8’s)

For any questions concerning the demo derby’s contact Chad Findlay (814)673-1960

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