MODIFIED DEMOLITION DERBY RULES
Driver’s Entry: The car demolition derby shall be open to people who are 18 years of age or older, if 16 or 17 years of age you must have notarized consent from both parents/guardians present. All drivers will adhere to all rules and regulations. Towing and transporting demolition derby cars to and from other demo locations must meet highway safety codes. Fayette County Speedway will not be held liable. Drivers must be sixteen (16) years of age or older. Drivers must furnish his/her own car. The following vehicles will not be allowed: Jeep, Trucks (Rancheros/El Caminos), Convertibles, Carryalls, Hearse, Limos, and Imperials. NO IMPERIAL SUB- FRAMES ALLOWED.
Entry Fees: Car/Driver entry fee shall be $30, Passenger fee will be $25. Entries will be accepted up to thirty (30) minutes prior to the advertised start of the race.
1. Driver’s Regulations: Driver may go forward or backward. No deliberate driver door hits. If a driver becomes inactive for one minute, the car/driver will be disqualified. NO SANDBAGGING! NO TEAM DRIVING! Cars must show visible damage or be moved when hit or be disqualified. The driver must remain in his/her car with helmet on until his/her car has been removed from the track or unless an official tells you different. HELMET MUST REMAIN ON AT ALL TIMES! If your helmet keeps coming off during the race, you will be disqualified. Make sure the helmet strap is fastened. It is mandatory that all drivers and pit crews attend a meeting prior to the race.
2. Car Preparation: SCREWS ARE NOT ALLOWED! PRE-DENTING & TUCKING ARE ACCEPTED! Slogans, advertising, and/or painting can be placed anywhere on the cars except the front doors and right above the front doors on the roof. DRIVER NUMBER MUST BE ON THE FRONT DOORS AND ON A MINIMUM 12”x18” ROOF SIGN! The choice of the number is yours. If that number has already been used, then a letter must be included with your number. The following must be removed before entering the pit area: all glass, chrome, pot metal, lights, carpet, head liners, back seats, fiber glass, and/or anything flammable. DO NOT BREAK GLASS DOWN IN WINDOWS! Trunks must be empty of all debris, spare tires, rims, parts, etc. CAR MUST BE CLEAN OF ALL GLASS.
3. Gas Tanks: Gas tanks must be properly secured and placed in the back seat area. NO MORE THAN 5 GALLONS OF GASOLINE IS ALLOWED! No movement of the gas tanks will be allowed. BUNGEE CORDS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SECURE GAS TANKS! All tanks must have secure caps and be leak proof. Lines must be leak proof. The stock gas tanks in cars must be removed or have holes punched in them and be washed out. PLASTIC BOAT TANKS WILL BE ALLOWED! TANKS MUST BE COVERED! Batteries: Batteries must be covered with a floor mat, inner tube, or anything that is nonflammable. Batteries must be securely fastened down in the front passenger area.
4. Front & Back Bumpers: The front and back bumper may be trimmed. You are allowed to bolt a shock bumper to cars without shock bumpers. Bumpers may be connected with a 3” or smaller diameter pipe not longer than 1’. Welding on shocks on bumpers is allowed. Retaining chains can’t be any bigger than 3/8” from shock mounts to bumper. You are allowed to weld bumper mounts. The height of the bumper can’t be more than 22” from the bottom of the bumper to the ground front and back on fresh cars. No homemade bumpers. No rear bumper brackets on front of car. Bumpers must appear stock. Loading bumpers is permitted. MUST APPEAR STOCK!!!
5. Tires: 12 ply tires will be allowed. DO NOT EXCEED THIS! The following will be allowed: tire inside of tire or field tile inside of tire. ALL TIRES MUST HAVE AIR, NO LIQUID FILLED TIRES, NO TIRES SCREWED TO RIMS, NO SPLIT RIMS, NO PADDLE TIRES, NO TRACTOR TREAD. Valve stem protectors are allowed.
6. Suspension: The following will not be allowed: extra weights, trailer hitches, blocks, and shackles. Air lifts and air shocks must be deflated. Welding or bolting of A Arm down allowed. SPRING SPACERS ALLOWED – MUST BE SECURED!
7. Leaf Spring Specifications: Converting coil springs to leafs will be allowed provided that the following rules are met: springs must be arched, CARS THAT CAN BE CONVERTED MUST BE 80 OR NEWER BODY STYLES – NO EXCEPTIONS, the springs must have at a minimum a 2” stager and not more than 6 clamps per side, a maximum of 9 springs per side. (Springs can be no more than 2 ½” wide with a maximum 3/8” thickness and the longest spring can’t be longer than 5’ with a minimum of 3’.
8. Leaf Spring Mounting: 80’s and newer conversion springs maybe mounted in trailing arm bracket with a gusset 3”x3”x4” or square tubing 4”x4”x ¼”x4” max. welded to frame or bolted through frame no added metal. Rear mount square tubing 4”x4”x ¼”x4” long max. or flat stock 4”x6”x ¼” flat stock welded to or bolted through the frame. Any bracket that is used as reinforcement to or for frame will not be allowed. All others must use stock hangers. Officials make final decision.
9. Radiators & Fans: Radiators and fans may be removed. You are not permitted to relocate them. No homemade radiators.
10. Rear Ends: Changing of rear ends is allowed. NO FLOATER REAR ENDS ARE ALLOWED! G.M. rear ends must not exceed 12-bolt rear end cover. The welding of rear ends is allowed. Factory five lug pattern only. Factory OEM leaf packs do not add leafs.
11. Engines & Transmissions: Any engine or transmission may be used as long as it is mounted in stock position. On a V block engine, the front spark plug must be even or in front on the upper ball joint. On an Inline engine, #2 spark plug must be even or in front of upper ball joint. 2 MOTOR MOUNTS MAY BE WELDED! MOTORS MAY BE CHAINED! Transmission coolers are allowed. Any drive shaft will be allowed. Holes in firewall and floor pan are recommended to be covered. KEEP SAFETY IN MIND WHEN INSTALLING! IF OFFICIALS RULE YOUR INSTALLATION UNSAFE, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FIX OR THEN YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED! It is recommended that you put a red emergency kill switch on the passenger side in the dash area for driver’s safety.
12. Hoods, Trunks, Fenders: If the hoods are removed, all belts must be cut or the fan blade removed. The hoods must have two holes cut in them for extinguishing fires. 2 FIRES YOU’RE OUT UNLESS IT IS A FUEL FIRE THAN 1 FIRE YOU’RE OUT! These holes can’t be over the carburetor. If you use a hood, then you can use up to 6 althread no larger than 7/8” with washers no bigger than 6” outside diameter. Only two althread allowed to go through the frame and must be even with or behind the radiator. NO WELDING HOODS SHUT! ALL HOODS MUST BE OPEN FOR INSPECTION! A chain or nine wire may be used from the hood to the bumper. On the trunk you may use 4 althread no larger than 7/8” with washers no bigger than 6” diameter. Only two allthread allowed to go through the frame. If you use this method the only other bolts you may use are: sae thread no larger the 3/8” with washers no bigger than 1” outside diameter, 20 around header holes, fire holes, 20 bolts around fenders, 20 bolts around trunk lid. You may use mounting bolts for gas tank, battery, shifter, etc. NO WELDING EXCEPT DOORS AND SAFETY BARS IF YOU USE THIS METHOD! If a different method is used you may weld 1” leaving 6”, you can bolt one (1) bolt leaving 6” with bolts no larger than sae thread 3/8” with washers no bigger the 1” outside diameter. Any other fastener will be 1” leaving 6” (if you weld your trunk you can’t bolt, if you bolt your trunk, you can’t weld).
13. Doors: All doors and wagon gates must be chained, wired, or welded shut. All doors may be welded solid. Driver’s door can have one bar (NO GRADER BLADES) attached 6” past back and 6” past front door. The car door may be welded with a 4” wide x 1/8” thick or less strap on the outside only.
14. Frames: WELDING ON FRAMES WILL BE ALLOWED! TOP SEAM ONLY! ½” WIDE MAX. 1 PASS NO ADDED METAL AND NO CONCRETE! Reinforcing the frame is not allowed. No kickers. Notching of the frame is allowed. PATCHES MAY NOT EXCEED 10” LONG X 4” WIDE! ALL PATCHES MUST BE FLAT TO THE FRAME WITH NO HANG OVER. NO GUSSETS!!! NO GUSSETS!!! FLAT STOCK ONLY – NO ANGLE –YOU CAN NOT EXCEED 10 PATCHES. THE TOTAL MAXIMUM LENGTH OF ALL PATCHES COMBINED CAN NOT EXCEED 60” LONG! MAXIMUM THICKNESS IS ¼”! NO METAL IN FRAME – YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION! You are allowed to run a chain from frame to frame in the back behind rear axle. YOU CAN PLATE HUMPS….THIS WILL NOT COUNT AGAINST THE 60″ OF PLATING.
15. Body Mount Bolts: body mount rubbers are allowed to be removed. They may be replaced with a spacer no thicker than 6”. You are not allowed to add more holes for bolts.
16. Inside of Car: WAGONS MUST HAVE THE SPARE TIRE FLAP REMOVED OR A HOLE CUT THAT IS BIG ENOUGH TO SEE THROUGH! You may build a cage from the driver’s side to the passenger’s side doors. Cage must remain a minimum of 12” in front of rear axle. No more than three bars going across: 1 in the dash area and 2 in the back seat area. These may be welded or bolted. 6 Vertical down tubes are allowed AND MAY BE WELDED TO FRAME. NO KICKERS. Material for this cage can’t exceed 12” in width. NO REINFORCEMENTS EXCEPT AS STATED IN THESE RULES! Halo bars are allowed, if they go to the frame they will be counted as two of the 6 vertical down tubes. Front and back window bars may not exceed 4” past top or bottom of window opening. 2 bars in front max. 2 bars in back max. Must have one front bar.
17. Safety & Regulations: Safety belts and DOT approved helmets are required. DRIVER’S DISGRESSION ON SEAT BELTS! All helmets must be securely fastened. You are required to wear long pants and shirt. It is recommended that you wear a long-sleeve shirt or fire suit. Radiator over flow hoses that are shooting steam or water toward other cars or officials will be disqualified. Header pipes aimed toward the front of the care will be disqualified. If anything is changed on your car after inspection to make your car illegal, you will be automatically disqualified and will not receive a refund of entry. If you have a hole in your firewall, it should be covered with something nonflammable.
18. MANAGEMENT DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY A CAR/DRIVER AT ANY TIME! The officials have the right to re-inspect a car at any time including after the race. If anything is found to be illegal, you will forfeit all prizes which will then go to the next person in line. Fayette County Speedway reserves the right to make changes as necessary. These rules supersede any and all rules previously used.
DECISION OF OFFICIALS IS FINAL! SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY
COMPACT DEMO DERBY RULES
The Compact Demolition Derby shall be open to people 18 years of age and older. If 16 or 17 years of age you must have notarized consent from both parents/guardians present. All drivers will adhere to all rules and regulations.
Towing and transporting of demolition derby cars to and from other demo locations must meet highway safety codes. Fayette County Speedway will not be held liable.
1. Driver’s Entry: Driver’s must be sixteen (16) years of age or older. Drivers must furnish his/her own car. Driver and pit persons must sign waiver release of liability prior to entering the pit area or track. DRIVERS AND PIT PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE DRIVER’S MEETING!
2. Entry Fees: Car/Driver entry fee shall be $30, Passenger is $25. Entries will be accepted up to thirty (30) minutes prior to the advertised start of the race.
3. Compact cars shall not exceed 106” wheelbase measured between center of wheel and center of wheel. NO CONVERTIBLES OR LEAFSPRING CONVERSIONS! Cars shall not have engines bigger than 4 or 6 cylinders.
4. Drivers have one (1) minute to hit another active car and not hitting opponents in the driver’s door. No sandbagging. No team driving.
5. Slogans or advertising may be put anywhere except front doors and roof. Put number on front doors and put name above on roof. Also, put a minimum 12” x 18” sign with your number on top of car.
6. Radiator, fans, transmission coolers may be removed but not relocated. Batteries must be placed in a secure position. They must not move when shaken and covered with something nonflammable. Bumpers and fenders may be trimmed.
7. Doors may be welded solid. NO welding wagon gates, they must be wired or chained. Doors not welded must be wired or chained shut. If you do not run a cage you may have a bar on each front door but can’t exceed 3” in front of doors or exceed 3” past back door. For cage one pipe that is no bigger than 5” may be welded behind the driver’s seat, making sure to leave a few inches for some give in the seat. You may build a cage from the driver’s side to the passenger’s side doors. The cage may only go to 1” in front of inner fender well. No more than three bars going across: 1 in the dash area and 2 in the back seat area. These may be welded or bolted. Vertical down tubes are allowed only on the front driver and passenger doors. THESE BARS CAN’T GO TO FRAME! DO NOT CONNECT TO BODY MOUNT BOLTS! Material for this cage can’t exceed 10” in width. NO REINFORCEMENTS EXCEPT AS STATED IN THESE RULES! Halo bars may be connected to frame or cage – NOT BOTH.
8. Cars must have at least one (1) bar attached to middle of windshield to prevent hood from coming in. This may be welded on.
9. Hoods, hatches, trunks, and wagon gates must be wired or chained shut. If althread is used you may use a maximum of six (6) 3/4” with washers no bigger than 6” outside diameter on hood. Two may go to frame, NONE in front of radiator. On trunk, you may use a maximum of four (4) 3/4” althread with washers no bigger than 6” outside diameter(none may go to frame). If you use althread, NO nine wire or chains may be used. If you nine wire or chain, you may use two (2) 3/4” althread on back of hood. NO WELDING ON HOODS! HOODS MUST BE OPENED FOR INSPECTION!
10. No stuffing frames. You may have 4 patches (2”wide 6”long and ¼”thick) on pre-rans only. No welding on fresh cars. No leaf spring conversions.
11. Gas Tanks: Gas tanks must be properly secured and placed in the back seat area. NO MORE THAN 5 GALLONS OF GASOLINE IS ALLOWED! No movement of the gas tanks will be allowed. Lines and connectors must be leak proof. All factory tanks allowed, but must be covered IN BACK SEAT AREA.
12. 4 PLY TIRES ONLY! No water in tires, no tires screwed to rims, no tire inside of tire, no tractor tread.
13. The following must be removed before entering the pit area: all glass, chrome, pot metal, fiber glass, carpet, head liners, back seat, and anything that is flammable except the driver’s seat.
14. No special bumpers, extra weight, no welds on shock bumpers, no trailer hitches, no special lifts, no blocks, shackles. Air lifts and air shock must be deflated. Bumpers must be mounted on factory shock towers or to factory specs. for that car. FULL-SIZE BUMPERS ALLOWED!
Compact Rule Change: 11/4/2013
Rule #14….You can weld on shock bumper. Will allow 1 foot of square tubing on each side to be welded to the frame for bumpers to be welded to.
15. Safety belt and DOT approved helmets are required. All helmets must be securely fastened. You are required to wear long pants and shirt. It is recommended that you wear a long-sleeve shirt or fire suit. It is also recommended that you have a emergency kill switch painted red and located on the passenger side in dash area.
16. If anything is changed on your car after inspection to make your car illegal, you will be automatically disqualified and will not receive a refund of entry.
17. No pit person is allowed in the track area.
18. MANAGEMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY A CAR/DRIVER AT ANY TIME! The officials have the right to re-inspect a car at any time including after the race. If anything is found to be illegal, you will forfeit all prizes which will then go to the next person in line. Fayette County Speedway is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Fayette County Speedway reserves the right to make changes as necessary. These rules supersede any and all rules previously used.
DECISION OF OFFICIALS IS FINAL! SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY!