USA RWD Stock Derby Rules
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ADDITIONAL RULES AND ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE AT FAIR OFFICES, USA OFFICE (989) 860-5045 OR www.usademolitionderby.com
Demolition Derby Championship is restricted to the rules established for this year. You can enter in each class if you so desire. Entry forms only available at the U.S.A. trailer. The U.S.A. Demolition Derby is promoted as a spectator’s thrill attraction. In the interest of safety and sportsmanship anyone entering is subject and must obey the following rules and regulations which areset up by the promoter and track where the event is being held. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the conditions of all events, and, by participating in these events all participants agree to comply with these rules and/or regulations.
Furthermore, all participants agree that their entries (driver, car, and pit crew) will comply with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/ OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official. The race director, judges, stewards, and officials shall be empowered to permit minor deviation from any of the specifications herein or impost any further restrictions in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM ANY PERMITTED DEVIATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final. A participant is any person taking part is any event at a U.S.A. sanctioned track in any form, including but not limited to, drivers, mechanics, crew members, sponsors, track officials or pit area observers. All such persons shall be considered public figures who have by their own choice become involved in auto derby events at a U.S.A. Sanctioned track, with the full understanding that he or she must abide by the rules and regulations established an published or announced by the U.S.A. Demolition Derby staff & officials. All participants are considered to be responsible for their personal conduct & safety. A waiver and release of liability and indemnity agreement must be signed by each participant at the time of registration. Waiver and release of liability and indemnity agreement (POSTED). Please read. An entry fee will be charged for each car. Entry form to be filled out and mailed or returned (posted on each entry form.) All drivers must be 16 years or older and must be able to provide proof of age and picture identification (Driver’s License or State of Michigan I.D. Card). Any participant under 18 is required to have a permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian’s. This must be done at every event that he/she will be entering pit area. NO EXCEPTIONS. Driver must furnish his/her own car. Only one entry per person. Officials reserve the right to accept or reject any and all applications. Furthermore, officials or the hosting Fair, reserves the right to revoke or cancel any entry or participant’s claimed right to be on the track premises if it is felt or determined that a participant’s presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto derbies, the other competitors, the spectators, track management and/or employee’s. Only drivers and pit men who sign release sheets will be permitted in the pit area or on the track. No spectators are permitted in restricted pit area. All persons entering pits must sign waiver and release, have a duty, and meet the minimum age requirements. Enlarged waiver and release of liability and indemnity agreement (POSTED). Please take the time to read it. The driver is responsible for the actions of his pit crew in all respects. The driver shall be the sole spokesperson for his/her car owner and pit crew in any and all matters and must talk with the chief U.S.A. track official in charge regarding their conduct and behavior. Any participant who defies or violates the intent or spirit of the U.S.A. rules shall be considered to have engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct and shall be dealt with by the U.S.A. track officials depending upon the nature of the infraction. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in disqualification and/or suspension. No participant shall subject any U.S.A. official, track employee or sponsor to any abuse or improper language at any time. Any participant who assaults or threatens any U.S.A. official, track official, track employee or sponsor may be disqualified and/or suspended. Anyone entering the pit area must be properly attired at all times. Must wear at least a T shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes. During competition driver must wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants and closed toe shoes. A fire proof suit is recommended.
- Drivers must remain in the vehicle with helmet, seat belt and eye protection on until notified by an official that is safe to exit the vehicle.
- Driver’s door hits are illegal. If the hit is deemed by the official to be careless or intentional, you will be disqualified. If you use the door defense repeatedly you will be disqualified.
- No hot rodding in the pits. Keep it at an idle.
- Any open door will be cause for disqualification, you are allowed one fire, second fire will be cause for disqualification. You may return in later rounds.
- Sandbagging is not tolerated and will be strictly enforced. Locking up the brakes prior to a hit for anything other than a driver’s door will be a cause for disqualification. The fans pay to see a show, put one on for them!
- You will be given ample time for restarts.
- This is not a team event. Team driving will not be tolerated.
- THERE IS NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED IN THE PITS. This includes pit crews. If you or ANY of your crew is caught with alcohol or drugs you will be disqualified.
- All cars WILL have a post race inspection done before any prize money is awarded. Only officials and drivers that won money from the feature will perform inspection.
- Any questions, CALL FIRST. Don’t assume anything. The Officials decision is final.
- Car building questions? Call John Pool-Sova (989) 860-5045
Rear Wheel Drive (FWD) Stock Derby Competition Rules:
Must be a 1978 newer GM, all others must be 1980 to present date RWD Automobile. NO hearse, limousines, FWD, SUV’S, all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive or Checker Cabs.
- All glass, plastic and pot metal must be removed. Nothing may remain in the bottoms of the trunk or doors.
- All outer hardware must be removed – door handles, mirrors, chrome, moldings, screws, fiberglass, etc. No added weights to any car.
- Rear seats in all cars and all decking in station wagons must be removed.
- Front seats must be securely bolted to the floor, however, these bolts may NOT go thru the frame! You must have a functioning seat belt.
- All flammable materials must be removed from the car other than safety padding and the driver’s seat. DASHES AND WIRING MAYBE LEFT INTACTED.
- Air bags must be removed along with charge, if car is equipped with them.
- Engine, trans, suspension, rear end must be factory for that model and make. Mounting components for any of these items must remain stock/Factory for that year, make and model.
- Cars with column shifter may move shifter to the floor.
- Gas tanks may remain in stock position ONLY IF THEY ARE MOUNTED IN FRONT OF THE REAR AXLE/SUSPENSION. If tanks are left in a stock position they must have 2 extra strap (wire, chain, ratchet strap) in addition to the factory straps. Extra 2 straps must wrap around the tank and through the floor as a safety precaution. If you choose to move your gas tank it must be mounted securely in back seat area. No bungee cords allowed to secure tanks. No exceptions!
- Battery is recommended to be moved to passenger front floor board. Battery must be secured to floor board. No bungee cords to secure battery. You may extend your battery cables. (Old jumper cable wire is a good source for extending cable) If computers (ect) is mounted in fender well it maybe mounted to the top of the engine. It may not be mounted in car or cowl. Spray foam maybe used to hold computer into place.
- Drivers protection: A bar maybe placed behind the drivers seat and may extend from side to side. This bar may not exceed 6”X6” diameter round or square. Each end of the bar may have a 12”X12” piece of flat stock steel. (This is to prevent the bar from pocking thru the metal of the car) The bar maybe bolted or welded into place. Drivers door must have a form of protection. A bar maybe ran from the seat bar forward to the A pillar. Another bar maybe placed between inner and outer door skin. Bar must be secured between door skins. A piece of Flat stock steel maybe placed on the outside of the drivers door only. The steel maybe welded or bolted to the door and only may overlap the door seams by 4” max. All 3 forms of drivers door protection maybe used. A single bar maybe place behind the seat vertically. This would be used as rollover protection. This bar may not exceed 6”X6” diameter round or square. Each end of the bar may have a 12”X12” piece of flat stock steel. (This is to prevent the bar from pocking thru the metal of the car) Bar maybe welded or bolted into place. No other bars will be allowed in or on car. No exceptions!
- Doors must be secured shut by wire, chain, seat belt or rope. 4 spots max doors maybe secured shut. Sheet metal to sheet metal 4 strands of wire, rope or seat belt per hole or 1 strand of 3/8” chain with 3/8” bolt, nut and washers ( no welding chain, wire or bolts). No other form of securing doors shut will be allowed.
- Trunks and tailgates must be secured shut with wire, chain, seat belt or rope. 4 spots max to secure trunk lid shut. Sheet metal to sheet metal 4 strands of wire, rope or seat belt per hole or 1 strand of 3/8” chain with 3/8” bolt, nut and washers ( no welding chain, wire or bolts). No other form of securing hood shut will be allowed. There must be a 8”X8” inspection hole cut in the trunk lid. No crushing trunk lid down. Stock position. You may wire 2 of the 4 spots to the rear bumper.
- Hoods must be secured shut with wire, chain, seat belt or rope. 4 spots max and sheet metal to sheet metal 4 strands of wire, rope or seat belt per hole or 1 strand of 3/8” chain with 3/8” bolt, nut and washers ( no welding chain, wire or bolts). There must be a 8”X8” hole cut in center of hood in case of a fire. No other form of securing hood shut will be allowed. 2 of the 4 spots may go to bumper.
- A piece of chain, wire or ratchet strap or bar (2” wide ¼’ thick max) must be attached in the windshield are from the roof to the firewall cowl. This is to protect the driver if the hood would come into drivers compartment.
- All cars must have dependable brakes at all times.
- Rear end gears maybe weld for posi traction.
- Any tire will be allowed, snow, mud, all terrain, tractor and skidster tires are allowed. Tubing tires are allowed. Only factory rims will be allowed with no modifications allowed.
- Rear frame rails maybe notched, penned or pre bent to achieve bend. No welding of the frame when notched.
- Bumper shocks front and rear maybe collapsed and re welded around. You may use 2 pieces of 2″x6″x1/4″ per side to weld from bumper to frame.
- Bumper that aren’t weld to frame, must be wired to frame with 4 strands of wire per side or chained with 3/8″ chain, bolt, nut and washers.
- Bumpers maybe swapped from a 1980 and newer car bumper. No stuffing or seam welding of bumper allowed. You may use Tube in place of a bumper. Tube may not exceed 8″ diameter and 1/4″ thickness.
- Ends of tube must be left open. Tube may only exceed 4″ past outboard of frame on each side.
- Any sheet metal or steel maybe cut and removed, nothing maybe added. Frames may not be shortened in anyway.
- No welding, wiring, taping, chaining any part of the car allowed. No adding any form of material to strengthen the car. Stock means stock. No shaping the body panels or frames. NO welding to the car unless specified in the above rules. If it doesn’t state that you can then you cant. Questions please call first 989-860-5045.
Official’s decisions are final. No exceptions.