Demolition Derby Rules

2016 Demolition Derby Rules

 The Demolition Derby will be held on September 10, 2016, the first Saturday evening after Labour Day.  It will be held in Elgin Park, Uxbridge, Ontario at 7:00 p.m.

In the Event that the Derby is cancelled, The Uxbridge-Scott Agricultural Society will not be held liable.

These rules replace all previously issued rules.

These rules are subject to change without notice.

General Information

Please come early.  Admission to the Fair includes admission to this event but does not guarantee a seat or parking. 

NOTE:  As in all high risk events everyone entering the Fairgrounds does so at your own risk.

In the interest of public safety, the safety of the registered drivers, their pit crew and the Fair staff / volunteers, all persons are subject to and must obey the following rules and regulations as set up by the Uxbridge – Scott Agricultural Society. [THE FAIR]

 Restrictions for All Spectators and Participants

The risk of personal injury at this event is high. THE FAIR endeavors to put in place the current rules, essential emergency services, equipment and restrictions as deemed appropriate.

This event is an alcohol free event. Police and Security Personnel will be on hand to deal with any issues relating to inappropriate behavior, alcohol or drugs issues, on the Fair property and surrounding area.

Police and Security Personnel will enforce the following:

  1. Due to insurance requirements, no one under the age of 18 will be provided a PIT PASS.
  1. During the event, which will be deemed to have commenced as of 4 p.m., only Drivers, Pit Crew Members, Fair Staff & Volunteers wearing a PIT PASS will be permitted in the PIT AREA.
  2. All individuals in the STAGING AREA (TOWER AREA) must be approved by THE FAIR, sign the insurance waiver form and wear a PIT PASS.
  3. While in the STAGING AREA, all individuals must stay in the designated area(s), clear of all emergency service vehicles.
  4. Drivers are to stay with their vehicles at all times, unless it is unsafe to do so.

Driver Information & General Rules

The goal behind these rules are three fold:

  1. To create an event that provides a safe environment for the drivers, volunteers and spectators alike.
  2. To provide an equal opportunity for each driver to be successful by ensuring that the vehicles are of equal standing for the competition.
  3. Since the ring area is being used for equine events the following day, we also need to ensure that the amount of debris left behind is minimal to reduce the possibility of injury to these animals and the handlers. Anything that may fall of should be removed before the event.


Driver & Pit Crew Information

  1. The Uxbridge- Scott Agricultural Society and its members will not be held responsible for any personal injury relating to the running of this event, driving a vehicle in this event or being a pit crew member in this event.
  2. The Uxbridge- Scott Agricultural Society and its members will not be held responsible for any cars, trucks and trailers, parts or personal property, before, during or after the event.
  3. Each car, the driver and the pit crew must be signed in and the vehicle must be ready for inspection BY 4:00 p.m. This will occur in the designated Pit Area. Registration will be available as of 1 p.m.
  4. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and hold a valid G Driver’s License.
  5. Each driver must complete an entry form. Only one driver per vehicle. A photo ID is required for each individual to register.
  6. All drivers must attend the drivers meeting. 
  7. All drivers must provide their own vehicle. Only one entry per person, per class. Proof of ownership must be available.
  8. Registration fee is $45.00
  9. 1 driver pit pass and 1 pit crew member pit pass will be issued for each car. 1 additional crew pit pass may be purchased for $5. (Note: crew member pit passes will only be issued to individuals 18 or older who have signed the insurance waiver form.)

Driver Safety and Running Rules

  1. Seat Belts, Helmets, Gloves, Goggles or Face Shields are mandatory. No Bare Skin. Neck Braces and work boots are highly recommended.
  2. No deliberate head-on collisions or hitting of the driver’s door safety area.
  3. Vehicles must have dependable brakes at all times.
  4. No vehicles are to enter the staging area or competition area until directed to do so by the Track Officials.
  5. If a driver’s door opens during competition, the vehicle will be immediately disqualified. The driver is to remain in the vehicle until the heat is over or the heat is stopped to allow a safe exit.
  6. THE FAIR expects all competitors to be actively involved in aggressive combat. A ONE MINUTEtime limit is strongly enforced by the Track Officials with respect to sandbagging. Sandbagging will result in disqualification.
  7. All derby vehicles left on the property past midnight will be disposed of by THE FAIR with the cost to be paid by the owner of the vehicle.
  8. A $50 protest fee from a registered driveronly is required to contest the results, or ruling of an officials’ decision.
  9. In case of an emergencythe Track officials will attempt to shut down the competition as quickly as possible. It is the Driver’s responsibility to respond as quickly as possible. It may be your car on fire.
  10. This is not a Team event. Those acting as a Team will be disqualified.

Vehicle Prep Rules – 2016

Ask ahead of time if you are unsure.

The official’s decision is final. Vehicles may be rechecked at any time.

Please note for safety reasons no riders inside or outside these derby vehicles is permitted.

  1. Only domestic or import stock hardtop, two-wheel drive, vehicle including station wagons, built since 1980.
  2. NO all-wheel drive vehicles, four-wheel drive vehicles, Chrysler Imperials, convertibles, jeeps, hearses, sedans, limousines or checker cabs are allowed, no full framed mini vans.
  3. If required, V.I.N numbers will be checked. Tampering with these numbers will result in a permanent suspension from the Uxbridge event. Be sure this area is untouched.
  4. Preparation of the vehicle must occur before the vehicle arrives at THE FAIR.
  5. No major body damage will be allowed.
  6. All flammable material must be removed, Seats, trim headliner etc. Dash may remain. All debris, garbage must be removed.
  7. Air Bags are to be removed on both sides.
  8. Trailer hitches and frame reinforcements must be removed.
  9. All glass, mirrors and air bag systems and sensors must be removed.
  10. All exterior trim, lights, bezels, antennas, ornaments must be removed.
  11. A/C systems must be drained.
  12. The cooling system must be flushed of anti-freeze and replaced with water. The radiator must be in its original position. Belt driven fans must be removed. Electric fans are acceptable. Radiator or reservoir overflows must be pointed down and be secured.
  13. Drivers and passenger side front doors to be painted white. On mini vans this extends to include the front fender on the driver’s side.
  14. All doors must be fastened in 4 places with seatbelt strapping, wire or ¼” chain. On mini vans, the sliding side door may be braced to prevent it from coming in. Caution regarding over reinforcing.
  15. The driver’s side seatbelt must be fully functional all the time. Driver’s seatback may be supported with straps only.
  16. The driver’s door must be reinforced on the outside. Passenger side optional. No “C” channel, angle iron. Flat steel only measuring a max off 72” long, 12 “wide, ¼” thick bolted in 6 places with a max of ½” dia.
  17. A strong steel constructed, wire type mesh is recommended for the driver’s side front windshield opening only. One strong, centered, upright steel bar must be fastened into the windshield opening.
  18. An approved, ABC functional fire extinguisher must be secured within reach of the driver’s seat. Gauge must be functional.
  19. One 12-volt battery of original size and capacity must be fastened to the passenger side floor, in a non-flammable container. After inspection it must be covered with a non-flammable shield.
  20. All vehicles with an electric fuel pump must have a safety shut-off switch with pilot light, painted red, located on the roof in the center of the windshield opening. (Pump on, light on, pump off, light off)
  21. Original fuel tank to be removed and replaced with a C.S.A. approved metal marine tank or certified fuel cell. No plastic fuel tanks or non- certified units. Approved fuel tank to be mounted firmly in the middle of the back seat area and covered with a non-flammable material after the inspection. NO LEAKS
  22. All components of the fuel system must be leak free, covered with a non- flammable material and properly secured. Steel or approved rubber lines only. No plastic lines. Lines must be clear of the battery area.
  23. The engine and driveline and all components must be stock for the year and manufacturer. Ownership may be requested to verify originality.
  24. All openings in the firewall must be filled or covered with a non-flammable material.
  25. Transmission shifters may be directly attached to the transmission linkage and relocated.
  26. Transmission coolers are permitted but must be in the engine compartment. The dipstick must be wired in position. A secured, downward facing overflow tube is allowed.
  27. Body mounts must be of stock design including the bolts. Repairs may be made of stock materials.
  28. Body panels are NOT to be pre-bent, bolted or modified.
  29. Necessary mechanical repairs are permitted as long as original type parts are used and the repairs do not strengthen or enhance the structure of the vehicle.
  30. P type tires must be used. Maximum 16” rim size. No snow, mud, fork lift, truck, commercial or solid tires allowed. No split rims, studs, screws. No extra rubber side wall protection permitted. Tires must be air filled. ALL wheel weights must be removed. Double tires are allowed. Spares must follow these rules as well.
  31. Exhaust headers are allowed, but must be aimed upwards away from drivers, spectators and volunteers.
  32. Frames may not be patched, repaired or painted.
  33. Engines may be chained down but not reinforced. Motor mounts may be welded to the cross frame, caution, no reinforcements.
  34. Suspensions must be stock. Movement must occur. Rear coil springs may be wired to the differential or axle.
  35. No cross bracing or firewall bracing. Post to post bracing behind the driver’s seat is allowed max 4” diameter, must be bolted.
  36. The hood must have an opening cut 8” to 10” in diameter hole over the carburetor/ throttle body or in the center for fuel injected vehicles. Trunk lids must also have an opening for inspection purposes. Hood, trunk or tailgate must be in original position. Hood must be open until after the inspection.
  37. The hood, trunk or tailgate must be fastened down in 6 places with seatbelt strapping, wire or ¼” chain.
  38. NO body bending or bolting or reconstructing to change original intent, example sedan’s.
  39. Bumpers, as with vehicles, must be 1980 or newer. Front bumpers may be welded to the bracket and frame, 1 pass only. Bumper shocks must remain. Bumpers may be wired in position at 4 locations only.
  40. Bumpers will not be loaded reinforced or modified.
  41. Roll bars may be used. Floor to roof roll bar cannot be attached to the post to post bar unless the roll bar extends from the top of the post to post to the roof only. Roll bars extending across the roof must be bolted to the roof in 2 locations. A roll bar may be bolted to the frame or rocker panels if not attached to the post to post bar. Caution regarding reinforcing too much.

Class Prize List

THE FAIR reserves the right to change the classes based on entries.

Winning Driver Will Receive a Trophy / Plaque

All winnings must be picked up at THE FAIR office immediately following the Derby.

Preliminary Heats Cars Only
First Place $45.00

Best Dressed Vehicle
(Fair theme for 2016 is “Women in Agriculture]

Full Sized Car Feature
6 or 8 cylinder cars.  (6 cylinder cars 106” or longer will compete in this class.
First Place $700.00
Second Place $350.00
Third Place $225.00

Small Car Feature
4 or 6 cylinder cars. (6 cylinder cars less than 106” will compete in this class.)

First Place $700.00
Second Place $350.00
Third Place $225.00

Mini Van Class
(Class does not include full-frame vans e.g. Astro and Safari).
First Place $325.00