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Demolition Derby

Rules and Regulations 

General Rules:

Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. 

This is not a points event.

Class rules may be changed for safety issues and/or the betterment of events.

Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event.  

Any driver under the influence will be disqualified without a refund.

Crew members are permitted in the pit area only.

Only drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 

Drivers can be disqualified for any violation of these rules.

 

The following are general rules applicable to ALL events. For rules specific to an event and vehicle preparation, please see the subsections.

 

Event Rules:

1) All entrants must be 15 years of age. Minors who are 15-17 years old are permitted to participate but must have a parent or guardian present to complete and sign a minor release form at the time of registration ( Any fair board decision regarding entrant's age overrides this rule.)  The parent or guardian must also attend the mandatory driver's meeting with the minor driver.

2) All drivers must register their vehicle and sign a liability waiver upon arrival. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to derby time.

3) Drivers may use their own car number. The driver who registers a number first will receive that number. If a driver registers a number that has already been taken, then that driver will be asked to change their number.

4) Cars will be inspected before the derby starts and again after the feature if needed.

5) All entrants must attend a MANDATORY drivers meeting before competing.

6) There will be a $50.00 protest fee before the derby starts.

7) No intoxicating beverages or drugs will be allowed or tolerated.

8) Unsportsmanlike conduct will be an automatic cause of disqualification.

9) Drivers must wear a helmet that extends below the ears and drivers must wear safety belts.

10) Drivers must enter the track with their car in the heat to be eligible to enter a consultation class. 

11) Drivers will have 60 seconds to make contact with another car before being disqualified.

12) Intentional hits to the driver's door will result in immediate disqualification.

13) When a red flag is thrown for a fire after the fire is extinguished, a driver may restart his/her car. The time that you had when the red flag was thrown will resume and the 60-second rule applies. If a red flag is thrown for the same car twice, that driver will be disqualified.

14) If a driver proceeds to make contact with another car while the derby is under a red flag, that driver will be disqualified.

15) Demo Derby officials reserve the right to disqualify anyone who is unfit for competition or whose car does not comply with the rules. Rules will be enforced!

16) NO REFUND FOR NON-COMPLIANCE OF RULES!

 

Kids Power Wheels Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

1) Ages 3 years through 9 years old. If there are enough participants they will be divided into two age groups ( 3 yr. to 5 yr. & 6 yr. to 9 yr.)

2) This will be a timed event.

3) All participants will receive an award.

4) One “Best Performance” trophy will be awarded in each class.

5) One parent/ guardian will be allowed on the track with their child during the event.

6) Parent/ Guardian must complete a mandatory registration form and complete a liability insurance waiver for the child to participate.

7) Participants must wear a helmet. ( Bicycle helmets are allowed )

8) Seatbelts are mandatory. You may add a seatbelt if the power wheels do not have one.

9) Derby is limited to 6 or 12-volt power wheel only.

10) All doors and tailgates must be strapped shut. Use zip ties, duct tape, or bungee strap.

11) Power wheels may be decorated to look like a derby car but can not be re-enforced. Power wheels must remain stock.

CONTACT THOMAS MOTORSPORT, LLC AT 304-889-3256 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

Compact Class 4 & 6 Cylinder Stock Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

Vehicle:

No trucks or all-wheel drive cars allowed. If you have an all-wheel-drive car you must remove either the front or rear driveshaft.

Compact cars must have a wheelbase of 113 inches for front-wheel-drive cars and 109 inches for rear-wheel-drive cars.

Preparation:

1) All glass, chrome, carpet, and lights must be removed for safety.

2) You may put a number plate with your car number on the car roof so that it is easier to identify your car. Not mandatory.

3) Fenders may be trimmed only for tire clearance.

4) Only 1 piece of pipe, no bigger than 3 inches, may be used behind the seat.

5) Cut a 12×12 inch hole in the center of the hood.

6) Pre-bending is NOT allowed on fresh cars.

7) NO HALO BARS.

8) NO WINDOW BARS.

9) NO CARBURETORS.

Suspension:

1) Suspension must work. NO WELDING SHOCKS OR STRUTS.

2) Tie rod ends may NOT be reinforced.

3) Trailing arms may NOT be reinforced.

Frame:

1) Must be stock.

2) Notching the frame on the back is allowed. No welding cuts.

3) No painting of the frame or inner fenders. No spraying inner fenders or frames with any material such as rhino lining.

4) No welding inner fenders to the fenders.

5) DO NOT REMOVE THE RUBBER BETWEEN THE CRADLE AND THE FRAME.

Gas Tank:

1) The gas supply must be removed from the stock area to behind the driver’s seat. You may use a boat tank, a fuel cell, or the original stock tank. The fuel tank must be securely fastened and well covered. NO GAS TANK PROTECTORS.

Engine:

1) Engine must remain stock but you may replace the dog bone with steel.

2) NO CARBURETORS.

Battery:

1) Any size battery may be used.

2) No more than two 12 volt batteries may be used.

3) It is recommended that the battery be relocated to the inside of the car and securely fastened.

Bumpers:

1) STOCK FRONT AND BACK BUMPERS or you may run no bumpers at all.

Tires:

1) PASSENGER CAR TIRES ONLY. Winter tread is permitted.

2) NO REINFORCEMENT OF TIRES TO RIMS.

Hoods and Trunks:

1) Hoods may be wired, chained, or banded in 6 places. No welding or bolts allowed.

2) Trunks may be wired, chained, or banded in 6 places. No welding or bolts allowed.

3) Pre-bending is NOT allowed on fresh cars.

Doors:

1) Doors may be secured with chains, wire, or bands. NO SCREWS, NO BOLTS, AND NO WELDING IN OR AROUND DOORS with the exception of the driver’s door.

2) Driver’s door may be reinforced.

Radiator and Radiator Supports:

1) Radiators must stay in-stock position.

 

Compact Class 4 & 6 Cylinder Modified Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

Vehicle:

No trucks or all-wheel drive cars allowed. If you have an all-wheel-drive car you must remove either the front or rear driveshaft.

Compact cars must have a wheelbase of 113 inches for front-wheel-drive cars and 109 inches for rear-wheel-drive cars.

Preparation:

1) All glass, chrome, carpet, and lights must be removed for safety.

2) You may put a number plate with your car number on the car roof so that it is easier to identify your car. Not mandatory.

3) Fenders may be trimmed only for tire clearance.

4) Only 1 piece of pipe, no bigger than 3 inches, may be used behind the seat. One piece of the pipe may be used in-dash and passenger side door.

5) Cut a 12×12 inch hole in the center of the hood.

6) Pre-bending is allowed.

7) A halo bar may be used. The halo bar must be attached to the bar behind the seat. You may attach a bar from the halo bar to the fuel tank protector if you use one or to the speaker deck but do not attach it to the trunk.

Suspension:

1) You may weld struts only.

2) Tie rod ends may be reinforced.

3) Shocks may be welded.

Frame:

1) Must be stock.

2) Notching the frame on the back is allowed. No welding cuts.

3) No painting of the frame or inner fenders. No spraying inner fenders or frame with any material such as rhino lining.

4) No welding inner fenders to the fenders.

5) If you remove the rubber between the cradle and the frame you may weld the cradle directly to the frame. Do not use plates. The bolt holding the cradle to the frame can not be any bigger than 5/8 inch. Do not weld the bolt.

6) If the frame is broken, bent, or rusted-out you can only fix it on one side with a 1/8 inch plate no more than six inches long.

Gas Tank:

1) The gas supply must be removed from the stock area to behind the driver’s seat. You may use a boat tank, a fuel cell, or the original stock tank. The fuel tank must be securely fastened and well covered.

2) A gas tank protector may be used. The protector can not be more than 27 inches wide and can NOT TOUCH THE FLOOR.

Battery:

1) Any size battery may be used.

2) No more than two 12 volt batteries may be used.

3) Batteries must be inside of car and securely fastened.

Bumpers:

1) Any bumper may be used to replace the stock bumper. No truck bumpers and no homemade bumpers. Welded bumper seams and end caps are allowed.

2) If you use plates to attach the bumper to the frame the plates can not be placed more than two inches back from the front of the frame.

Shocks:
1) Shocks may be welded.

Tires:

1) Any type of tire is permitted.

2) No studs or screws to hold tires to the rim.

3) No filling tires with any material.

Hoods and Trunks:

1) Hoods must be wired, chained, banded, welded or bolted in 6 places.

2) Trunks must be wired, chained, banded, welded or bolted in 6 places.

3) Pre-bending is allowed.

Doors:

1) Doors must be secured with chains, wire, bands or welded. If welded, weld no more than 3 washers or plates 3 inches long in 3 places. You may also weld one plate at the top of each door.

2) Driver's door may be reinforced with anything.

Radiator and Radiator Supports:

1) Radiators must stay in-stock position.

2) Spray foam may be used around the radiator.

3) Nine gauge wire or bands can be used from radiator support to the bumper.

 

Full-Size Class 8 Cylinder Stock Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

Vehicle:

1) No trucks, 4×4 cars, convertibles, commercial vehicles, or Chrysler Imperials will be permitted

2) No putting subframes from Chrysler Imperials under any other make or model

3) Police cars are allowed.

Preparation:

1) All glass, chrome, carpet, and lights must be removed for safety.

2) Fenders may be trimmed only for tire clearance.

3) Only one piece of 3 inch pipe or 3 inch tubing may be used for support behind the seat.

4) Cut a 12×12 inch hole in the center of the hood.

5) You may put a number plate with your car number on the car roof so that it is easier to identify your car. Not mandatory.

6) You may place 2 or 3 bars in the windshield area in front of the driver’s view for driver’s safety. Not mandatory.

7) If the engine and/or transmission needs replaced, you may use any factory model to replace it/them.

Springs:

1) Only original stock springs are allowed.

2) Adding extra leafs to the spring stack is not allowed.

3) Cars must have working suspension.

Doors and Body:

1) Doors must be secured with chains, wires or bands.

2) Only the driver’s door may be reinforced and may be welded.

Frame:

1) Trailer hitches must be removed.

2) Plating or reinforcing the frame is not allowed.

3) Notching the frame is allowed but do not weld cuts.

4) Do not remove body bolts.

5) Do not reinforce A arms or tie rod ends.

6) Hump plates are not allowed.

7) No painting the frame or inner fenders. No spraying inner fenders or frame with any material such as rhino lining.

Gas Tank:

1) The gas supply must be removed from the stock area to behind the driver’s seat and securely fastened and well covered.

2) A gas tank protector can not be used.

Battery:

1) You may use no more than 2 stock batteries.

Bumpers:

1) Stock bumpers only. No seam welding and no end caps. The ends of the bumper may be trimmed.

Shocks:

1) Shocks must be stock and work.

Tires:

1) Passenger tires only.

2) Winter treads are permitted.

3) You may use tire tubes.

4) Valve stem guards are not allowed.

5) No split rims.

Engine:

1) Weld solid or chain down engine mounts are recommended.

2) A distributor and carburetor protector may NOT be used.

Hoods and Trunks:

1) Hoods must be able to be opened for inspection.

2) Hoods may be fastened with wire, chains, or bands, in 6 places. No bolts or welds.

3) Trunks may be fastened with wire, chains, or bands in 6 places. No bolts or welds.

Transmission Coolers:

1) Transmission coolers are allowed.

Radiator and Radiator Supports:

1) Radiators must stay in-stock position.

2) Nine gauge wire from the radiator support around the bumper may be used.

3) Use of spray foam is NOT allowed.

Rear Ends:

1) Stock rear ends only.

2) You may weld the gears.

 

Full-Size Class 8 Cylinder Modified Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

Vehicle:

1) No trucks, 4X4 cars, convertibles or commercial vehicles will be permitted.

2) Chrysler Imperials and Police cars are allowed.

 

Preparation:

1) All glass, chrome, carpet, and lights must be removed for safety.

2) Fenders may be trimmed only for tire clearance.

3) Only one piece of pipe or tubing may be used for support behind the seat. One piece of pipe or tubing may be used for support behind the steering wheel. The end plates for the pipe or tubing cannot be larger than 4×4 inch square. A roll over bar may be used but can only be connected to the bar behind the seat. If the roll over bar goes outside of the car and over the roof, it cannot be welded to the body. The fourth bar can be added against the passenger door.

4) Cut a 12×12 inch hole in the center of the hood.

5) You may put a number plate with your car number on the car roof so that it is easier to identify your car. Not mandatory.

6) You may place 2 or 3 bars in the windshield area in front of the driver’s view for driver’s safety. Not mandatory.

7) You may place 2 bars in rear window. The bars must be attached to the roof or roll over bar down to the speaker deck. If the speaker deck is removed only 1 bar can be used in the center of roof with a 4×4 inch plate attaching it straight down to the floor. If you have a wagon, the bars cannot go any more than 2 inches on the back gate. Do not attach to the bumpers.

8) Kickers may be used if you are not using an engine cradle. Kickers can not extend beyond the A-frame. If you are using an engine cradle then you can not use kickers.

 

Springs:

1) You may convert coil springs to leaf springs. Only stock type passenger car springs may be used with no more than 7 leafs. NO heavy duty springs are permitted. Springs should not have more than 5 clamps per side.

2) If you convert coil springs to leaf springs, hump plates ARE NOT allowed.

3) You may use a stiffer coil spring on the rear to replace original coil spring.

4) Coil springs may be welded, chained, or wired in.

 

Doors and Body:

1) No reinforcements of body except in driver’s door.

2) No welding body seams.

3) Doors must be secured with chains, wire, bands, or welded. If welded, doors may be welded all around. Front fenders may be welded to door and the rear quarter panel may be welded to the door. Welded on plates can be no more than 2 ½ inches wide on door seams.

 

Frame:

1) No banding, wiring, chaining, or welding the body to the frame or through the frame.

2) Trailer hitches must be removed.

3) No welding the seams on the top or bottom of frame from the A arms to the back of the car. The seams from the A arms to the front bumper may be welded. No pinning the frame.

4) Notching the frame is allowed but do not weld cuts.

5) No painting the frame or inner fenders. No spraying inner fenders or frame with any material such as rhino lining.

6) You can remove body mounts and replace with bolts. Bolts cannot be bigger than 1” x 10” long. Washers cannot be any larger than 4” around or 4” square.

7) Top A arm or bottom A arm can be welded or bolted down. If you have a 2003 or newer Ford and you are making a top A arm, it cannot be any wider than 13 inches and no thicker than ¼ inch.

8) No welding inner fenders to the fenders.

9) Tie rod ends may be reinforced.

10) If the frame is broken or rusted through, you may weld a 4×4 inch plate no thicker than ¼ inch on one side of the frame.

11) Hump plates are allowed on the outside of the frame. Only one piece 4”x24”x¼”. (Hump plate cannot exceed past the frame.) If you have converted coil springs to leaf springs you can not use hump plates.

12) Hard nosing and tilting of the frames is allowed.

 

Gas Tank:

1) The gas supply must be removed from the stock area to behind the driver’s seat and securely fastened and well covered.

2) A gas tank protector can be used. It cannot touch the floor or body. It must be fastened to the bar behind the seat. The protector cannot be bigger than 26 inches inside. Any bigger than that and you will have to cut it. This is not to be used to protect oil coolers or transmission coolers.

3) Any type of fuel can be used.

 

Battery:

1) Any size battery may be used, securely fastened.

2) No more than two 12 volt batteries may be used.

 

Bumpers:

1) Bumpers are interchangeable. Any car bumper may be used on any car. Bumper brackets can not extend any more than 12 inches on frame. No homemade bumpers or truck bumpers allowed. DEC Header bumpers are allowed. Loaded bumpers and using C channel for backing will be permitted.

2) You may weld the bumper seams, shocks, and the brackets to the frame. No welding on the frame except for the brackets.

3) Bumpers may be cut so they do not smash into the tires during the event. Bumpers may be flipped.

4) No bumpers may be welded to the body.

5) For 2003 Fords and newer: If you weld the holes on the frame, the bumper must be fastened straight to the frame with no brackets used. If you don’t weld any of the holes on the frame, you may use bumper tube shock 12 inches long.

6) Rear bumper height must be a minimum of 15 inches from the bottom of the bumper to the ground.

 

Shocks:

1) You may use all thread bolts through the shocks.

 

Tires:

1) Any type of rough tread is permitted.

2) No studs or screws to hold tires to the rim.

3) No filling tires with any material.

4) Valve stem guards are allowed.

5) No split rims.

 

Engine:

1) Weld solid or chain down engine mounts is recommended.

2) A distributor and carburetor protector may be used, mounted to the engine only.

 

Hoods and Trunks:

1) Hoods must be able to be opened for inspection.

2) Hoods may be fastened with wire, chains, bands, or bolts no bigger than 7/8 inch  in 6 places. Three inch washers may be welded on for use of wire, chains, bands or bolts  to go through.

3) Trunks may be fastened with wire, chains, bolts or bands or welded 3 inches on and 3 inches off around the trunk. Plates for welding cannot be bigger than 3×3 inch square. Trunks can be completely removed. Three inch washers may be welded on for use of wire, chains and bands to go through. Bolts cannot go through the frame.

4) If you weld or bolt the trunk, a 12×12 inch hole must be cut in the center for inspection purposes.

5) Trunks must be 8 inches above trunk floor.

 

Transmission and Oil Coolers:

1) Transmission coolers are allowed.

2) Oil coolers are allowed.

 

Radiator and Radiator Supports:

1) Radiators must stay in stock position.

2) Nine gauge wire or bands can go from the radiator support to the bumper.

3) No solid material, such as flat steel or angle iron, may be used in front of or around the radiator. Spray Foam  may be used.

 

Core Support:

1) Four bolts are allowed in the core support. No tubing or pipe is allowed above the bottom of the core support.

 

Rear Ends:

1) You may use any type (Ford/ GM/Mopar/Hybrid) rear ends in any make of car.

2) No dual rims.

3) No rear ends bigger than ¾ ton may be used.

4) You may tilt rear end by shortening or lengthening rear end control arms; however, they must still be working.

 

Mini Class

Minivan/Small SUV/Small Truck Demolition Derby

Rules and Information

General Rules:

1) All wheel drives and 4 wheel drives must be converted to 2 wheel drive by removing one drive shaft.

2) Small trucks can be any 2 or 4 wheel drive mini trucks, Jimmy’s or Bronco II’s. Any type of mini van or small SUVs are allowed.

3) All glass and chrome must be removed.

4) No body lifts or suspension lifts allowed.

5) Trailer hitches must be removed.

6) The battery must be relocated to the front floorboard and securely fastened. Any size battery may be used.

7) Radiator must stay in stock position.

8) Doors may be chained, wired, banded or welded.

9) One piece of pipe may be put behind the seat. One piece of pipe may be used in the dash.

10) Any car bumper may be used. DEC Header bumpers may be used. No homemade bumpers.

11) Hoods must have a 12×12 inch hole cut in the center.

12) All hoods must be opened for inspection. Hoods may be fastened with chain, wire or bands in 4 places. No bolts or welds.

13) All frames must be stock.

14) If the frame is broken or rusted through, you may weld a 3×3 inch plate no thicker than ¼ inch on one side of the frame.

15) A arms may be welded.

16) No adding extra leaf springs. Springs must be stock from factory. Do not weld leaf springs.

17) You may add spring stiffeners to coil springs.

18) The gas supply must be removed from the stock area.

For minivans and SUVs the tank must be located behind the drivers seat and securely fastened and well covered. For small trucks the tank must be mounted inside the cab or in the center of the bed directly behind the cab, securely fastened and well covered.

19) All loose objects must be removed from the cab and bed of the small trucks.

20) Only factory beds are allowed. Beds can be mounted in factory mounts. Rubber mounts may be removed. No additional bolts or welds may be added.

21) The back of the cab may be welded to the bed. Tailgates may be welded. No other reinforcing will be allowed.

 

Engines and Transmissions:

1) Chained or welded down engine mounts are recommended.

2) Transmission coolers are permitted.

3) All vehicles must have working breaks.

 

Tires:

1) Any type of tire is permitted. No studs or screws to hold tires to the rim. No filling tires with any material.

2) No split rims.

3) Valve stem protectors are allowed.


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