Demolition Derby

HIGH IMPACT MOTORSPORTS DEMOLITION DERBY

Chairman Pat Smith; Barry Bowers

Friday, 8 pm

Demolition Derby event rules and Regulations

Th high impact motor sports derby is promoted as an unusual spectator attraction in the interest of safety, drivers and machine are subject to, and must obey, the following rules and regulations which are set up by the promoter and the track where the event is being held.

1.  each driver must sign and fill out an entry blank, at the registration desk the day of the show.  Every driver must have their driver’s license at the time of registration, NO EXCEPTIONS. Every driver must have his or her car inspected at least one hour prior to show time, or a $25 late fee may be imposed.

2.  all drivers must supply their own cars, only one entry per person.  Proof of ownership may be required on each car entered.

3.  all drivers and/or pit persons 16 or 17 years of age must have a notarized release signed by his or her parent or guardian, nobody 16 or under can be or drive in the pit area.

4.  all persons must sign the release sheet and receive a pit pass to be permitted in the pit area or on the track, drivers only to receive free pit pass upon registration, all other pit passes $15.

5.  the track or promoter reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries.

6.  all cars with be inspected so be LEGAL. . .

7.  no drinking or alcoholic beverages on track, in the emergency vehicle area, or in the pit area.  Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately disqualified and barring from the future derbies.

8.  any driver or crew member disobeying the rules will cause his or her car to be disqualified, non-sportsman like conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disqualification and barring from the future derbies.  Drivers are responsible for the actions of their crew members.

9.  Contestants of the high impact motorsports are not employees of the high impact motorsports.  High impact motorsports will not be responsible for any damage caused by a driver negligence on the track or in the pit area.

10.  the promoter, track, owner, or fair associations will not be responsible for any cars, parts or personal property before, during, or after the show or left overnight.

TOWING AND TRANSPORTING CARS

Towing and transporting demolition derby cars to and from race locations, must meet highway safety codes (including proper light controls, safety chains, tow bars, towing trailers, etc.)

The derby will be composed of individual heats and one feature and the grand prizes will be awarded after the feature.  OFFICIALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL!!!

TYPES OF CARS

1.  remove all glass, includes windshields, side windows, rear window, head and tail lights.  Rolling window down is not permitted.

2.  all autos must be free of debris, NO junk tires, wheels, metal parts, broken glass, etc. are allowed in car.

3.  chrome moldings strips and the bottom portion of rear seats must be removed.  All fiberglass or plastic front header panels must be removed.

4.  any sharp or protruding fins or dangerous objects must be mashed down or removed.

 

CHASSIS/FRAME

Steel plate, on-quarter (0.25″) inch thick twenty four (24″) inches long allowed welded over the humps of coil spring cars. Weld NOT ALLOWED on leaf spring cars.  Where frame are damaged from prior derbies, welds cannot exceed one inch (1″) beyond damage areas. . . if u have any questions please call about the situation!! Can weld frame seam from a-arm forward, weld, must not exceed 1/2″ wide, must be on top frame seam only, must be a straight weld, must be one bead of weld only NO welding on frames or frame seams with the exception of weld over hump on coil spring cars and with A-arms allowances listed above.  Anything found welded on frame seams other than specified will be grounds for disqualification with NO REFUNDS.  DON’T TRY IT. . WE’LL FIND IT!!  Re-stubbing. . if re-stubbing frame of car, must be re-stubbed with the same model car.

BODY

Front end of vehicles can be tilted.  Front body mount spacer can be a max of 6 inches high and 3 inches in diameter, no rubber spacers required for front body mounts.  One (1″) inch all thread allowed from body mount through hood for front mount only.  This will count for 2 of your 6 places for wire or banding.  Must be a 12″ hole over carburetor.

No welding on car body or body seams allowed other than doors (see door section for details) factory rubber body mounts must remain in between body and frame.  No cutting down the rubber sleeve inside mount. . .body bolts can’t be no bigger than 1/2″ inch.  You may use a 3 inch washer on inside of body, bottom holes in frame must remain open your washers may be pur inside the frame only, any questions call.

RADIATOR

Radiator must be in original stock location.  You may patch bottom or radiator support if needed must be flat stock and 1/16 x 2″ strap.

HOODS

Hoods may be wired or banded in 6 places, no more than 2 strands of number 9 wire per hole.  Sheet metal to sheet metal only.  2 of your bands or wires may go around frame, if u choose to use all thread through the hood this will count as 2 of your spots and your spots around the frame.  Officials decision on over use of banding or wire is final.  Latches must be removed from hoods.  You must have opening over carburetor of at least 12″. You may weld washers on hood and fenders to run your banding/wire through.

TRUNKS, TAILGATES, AND HATCHES

You may weld or wire/band your trunks not both.  If you weld you may use up to 1/4 inch thick by 3 inches wide and can be welded 5 on 5 off this means you may weld 5 inches this skip 5 inches.  If you choose wire/banding you may wire/bank 10 spots with 2 of the 10 going around the frame, you may weld washers on trunk to run wire/banding through not to exceed 3 inch washers.  Trunks may not be wedged on fresh cars outside of trunk that meets the upper quarter panel must remain in factory position, center of trunk and speaker deck may be shoved down some to help with drivers view, cannot roll quarters over trunk.  Tail of trunk may be folded in side trunk as long as quarters remain in stock location. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you have any questions call.  12 inch hole must be in center of trunk.  You can still crease your quarters as long as they remain vertical and in stock location.  On pre ran cars your trunk must still be off trunk floor by 12 inches if your car is in need of major repair then its best to call and we will discuss it. This will eliminate wedging a pre ran can that only has few dents in it or does not need to be.

DOORS

May be banded or wired in (6) places.  No more than (2) two strands of #9 wire per hole.  Numbers are permitted.  No profanity will be allowed on any portion of the car.  You may weld a 3″ washer to the outer body to run wire or band through.  All doors may be welded.  Drivers door can be welded all the way around.  All other doors up to the windows.  You may use 1/4″ by 3″ wide metal for welding.  Bar behind the seat cannot extend more than six inches (6″) beyond door post.

DRIVERS

All drivers must get out of their cars for inspection.  In addition drivers must get out of their car when being inspected after heat and feature.

BUMPERS

No homemade bumpers permitted, may weld metal inside bumpers, may weld outer skin to inter.  Bumpers may appear stock, must not have bolt or sharp objects protruding from bumper.  Fenders and bumper ends may be trimmed for wheel clearance.  Bumper maximum height 25 inches to the bottom of the bumper.  Bumper minimum is 15 inches to the bottom of the bumper.  No bolting of bumpers to sheet metal.  Bumper shocks may be welded.  Cannot add metal in any manner to weld on your bumpers.  You may hard nose your bumper and must use a factory style bracket or shock to do so.  ONLY EXCEPTION is on small cars you may make a homemade shock but must not exceed 10″ long and must not be any larger than 2 inches in diameter. This will be strictly enforced!  Any one not clear on the issue call or text.

SUSPENSION

Nine (9) leaf springs with a 1 inch stagger between each spring. Must have a working shackle.  Exception . . . Pre 1973 GM cars, do not have to have a working shackle, 3/8 maximum spring thickness and 2 1/2 inches wide.  No more than four (4) spring clamps per side.  Max clamp width 3 inches and bolts no more than half inch in diameter.  No gussets on spring clamps.  No main over main.  Coil sprung cars may be leafed.  When putting leaf springs under a coil sprung car “box frame” you may weld a 3 inch washer to both sides of the frame to run a shackle bolt through. No strap across top or bottom of frame on 74 or newer cars.  On 73 and older C-channel frames cars you may box in a 3 inch section to mount rear leaf springs.  Rear springs on both sides may have to be able to loosen from axle to rear shackle for inspection purpose.  Rear spring clamps must be removable. Front spring perch may be homemade and no more than 1/4 inch thick, no more than 3 1/2 inches wide by 1/4 inch thick.  Must be a working shackle.  Shackle bolt size max of 5/8 bolt.  Front suspension may be solid replacing shock with max of 1″ all thread front and rear.  option B for front is welding a 3 inch wide by 1/4 inch thick piece of metal from bottom control arm to frame may no go all the way up the frame can only go half way up the frame. Spring risers are allowed between coil springs, leaf springs may be flat or arched no negative arch.  Leafs may be spring steel or cold rolled steal but must not be welded together to make on solid pack.

TIRES/WHEELS

Any type of rubber tire is allowed you may double or stuff your tires.  Valve stem protectors are allowed as long as their safe any piece welded to wheel that we feel is not safe you will be asked to remove for the safety of the fans and other drivers.  No homemade wheels allowed you may not run wheels protectors or bead locks.  You may use the weld in wheel centers.

GAS TANK AND GAS TANK PROTECTORS

Stock gas tanks must be removed from car.  Only allowable gas tanks are metal boat tanks and fuel cells.  Tanks must be placed in front of rear axle behind the driver’s seat.  All gas tanks must be securely fastened to floor and covered.  Gas lines and fittings to fuel tank must be secure and leak proof.  Only metal or rubber gas lines permitted NO PLASTIC LINES!! NO PLASTIC TANKS!! Officials will inspect tank and fittings and their say is final on approval and safety of tanks.  Gas tank protector must come off back seat bar can go back to the rear hump area this can touch the sheet metal but cannot be welded or bolted to frame or sheet metal.  Gas tank protector cannot exceed more than 24″ wide.

BATTERY

May have only one battery any size is allowed.  It must be placed in floor board of drivers compartment, securely fastened and covered.

RUNNING

1.  Safety belt, helmet and some form of eye protection required.

2.  No shorts allowed, you will not run if you have shorts on.

3.  Sandbagging and teaming will not be tolerated.

4.  Separation of stuck cars at discretion of officials (safety reasons or last 2 cars running).

5.  No deliberate head-on collisions and no deliberate drivers door collisions.

6.  Vehicle must have dependable brakes at all times and boundaries must be observed.

7.  No cars permitted in the competition area before the heat in which they participate.

8.  A driver will be disqualified if the driver’s door comes open at any time.

9.  One-minute time limit is enforced by track official for re-starts and making contact with another car.  Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging.

10.  All cars are to be removed from the fairgrounds or track following the show or they will become the property of high impact motor sports and the officials will have them removed.

11.  A $50 protest fee is required to protest another car.  Protest must be made by another driver.  No protest allowed after driver’s meeting.

13.  No riding on outside of cars ay time due to insurance regulations.

COMPACT TRUCK, MINIVANS AND SUVs

The rules are the same as the cars except for the following listed:

  1. Gas tanks must be in the center of bed against cab.
  2. Trucks tailgates can be welded solid.
  3. Truck beds can be welded solid to the cab.
  4. 4-wheel drive must have drive shaft removed.

(ADDITIONAL SAFETY REGULATIONS MAY BE IMPOSED DEPENDING ON TRACT) Titles must be turned in for all cars left for junk.  Rules subject to change without notice according to high impact motorsports.  ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS OF ENTRY FEES.

STOCK CLASS RULES

TYPES OF CARS

Full size cars only.  No imperials.

1.  remove all glass, includes windshields, side windows, rear window, head and tail lights.  Rolling window down is not permitted.

2.  All autos must be free of debris. NO junk tires, wheels, metal parts, broken glass, etc. are allowed in car.

3.  Chrome moldings strips and the bottom portion of rear seats must be removed.  All fiberglass or plastic front header panels must be removed.

4.  any sharp or protruding fins or dangerous objects must be mashed down and/or cut off.

CHASSIS/FRAME

No welding at all on frame.  No creasing of frame.  No tilting of frame.  Only frame that can be welded is motor mounts, bumpers, and cross member.  You may weld a 3 inch piece of angle on inside of frame on newer cars to bolt cross member to body.  Body bolts must be stock.  You may stack 2 factory mounts on top of one another in the front of a ford to get clearance for using a chevy motor, but must be stock mounts no homemade what so ever this allowed for clearance not for strength.  Radiator must remain in stock location of car.

HOODS

Hoods may be wired or banded in a max of 6 places.  There must be a hole cut over the carburetor 12″ x 12″.  No welding washers or extra bolts allowed.

TRUNKS/TAILGATES/HATCHES

May be banded or wired in 6 places.  No welding of washers, no extra bolts or screws.  There must be a 12×12 inch hole in center of trunk.  You may fold the tail of the trunk in at a 90 angle if you choose to do this trunk must be open for the inspection.

DOORS

Drivers door can be welded all the way around.  All other doors may be wired or welded if welded there is only allowed 2 places per door seam 3 inch by 3 inch plate 1/4 inch thinck.  If you do not understand the rule please call.

BUMPERS

No homemade bumpers permitted, may weld metal inside bumpers, may weld outer skin to inter.  Bumpers may appear stock, must not have bolt or sharp objects protruding from bumper.  Fenders and bumper ends may be trimmed for wheel clearance.  Bumper maximum height 25 inches to the bottom of the bumper.  Bumper minimum is 15 inches to the bottom of the bumper.  No bolting of bumpers to sheet metal.  Bumper shocks may be welded.  Cannot add metal in any manner to weld on your bumpers.  You may hard nose your bumper and must use a factory style bracket or shock to do so.

SUSPENSION

Stock suspension only no exceptions!!  Only thing you can do is twist in spring risers.  No homemade risers.

REAR ENDS

Must be stock 5 lug rear-end.  You may change rear ends from one make of car to the other but it must remain stock oem rear. You can weld gears in rear.  You may #9 wire your coils to rear to keep them from falling off.

TIRES/WHEELS

Any type of rubber tire is allowed you may double or stuff your tires.  Valve stem protectors are allowed as long as their safe any piece welded to wheel that we feel is not safe you will be asked to remove for the safety of the fans and other drivers.  No homemade wheels allowed you may not run wheels protectors or bead locks.  You may use the weld in wheel centers.

GAS TANK AND GAS TANK PROTECTORS

Stock gas tanks must be removed from car.  Only allowable gas tanks are metal boat tanks and fuel cells.  Tanks must be placed in front of rear axle behind the driver’s seat.  All gas tanks must be securely fastened to floor and covered.  Gas lines and fittings to fuel tank must be secure and leak proof.  Only metal or rubber gas lines permitted NO PLASTIC LINES!! NO PLASTIC TANKS!! Officials will inspect tank and fittings and their say is final on approval and safety of tanks.  Gas tank protector must come off back seat bar can go back to the rear hump area this can touch the sheet metal but cannot be welded or bolted to frame or sheet metal.  Gas tank protector cannot exceed more than 24″ wide.

BATTERY

May have only one battery any size is allowed.  It must be placed in floor board of drivers compartment, securely fastened and covered.

RUNNING

1.  Safety belt, helmet and some form of eye protection required.

2.  No shorts allowed, you will not run if you have shorts on.

3.  Sandbagging and teaming will not be tolerated.

4.  Separation of stuck cars at discretion of officials (safety reasons or last 2 cars running).

5.  No deliberate head-on collisions and no deliberate drivers door collisions.

6.  Vehicle must have dependable brakes at all times and boundaries must be observed.

7.  No cars permitted in the competition area before the heat in which they participate.

8.  A driver will be disqualified if the driver’s door comes open at any time.

9.  One-minute time limit is enforced by track official for re-starts and making contact with another car.  Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging.

10.  All cars are to be removed from the fairgrounds or track following the show or they will become the property of high impact motor sports and the officials will have them removed.

11.  A $50 protest fee is required to protest another car.  Protest must be made by another driver.  No protest allowed after driver’s meeting.

12.  No riding on outside of cars ay time due to insurance regulations.

13.  Boundaries must be observed at all times.  Any car shoved or driven out of bounds or is on or over a post or tire, may be immediately disqualified if derby officials feel it is a safety hazard.

CONTACT PHONE CALL OR TEXT MICHAEL BETTINGER . . . . . . 740-509-1667

Updated 05/21/17 at 3:21 pm

 

11 comments

  1. bobby payne says:

    Is there going to be a truck or van derby at the perry county fair I heard a rumor of both thanks bobby

  2. Daniel says:

    What are the rules for the lawn mover derby if i may ask

    • fairexpress says:

      The Perry County Fair does not currently host a lawn mower derby. Please check back in 2015 for an updated events list!! Thank you!

  3. eild bill says:

    Are they running trucks and if so can I run a astro van with them

  4. Lucas Dishon says:

    Can a 16 year old run in the derby if there is a parent approval?

  5. Branden gould says:

    What are rules on the bumper shocks length?

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