Demolition Derby General Rules MINI CARS 2018
The Demolition Derby will be held on Sept. 8th 2018, the first Saturday evening after Labour Day, in Elgin Park Uxbridge at 7:00 p.m., sharp.
In the event that this Derby is cancelled, the Uxbridge –Scott agricultural Society and the Township of Uxbridge will not be liable. There is no rain date.
These rules replace all previously issued rules and are subject to change without notice.
Please arrive early. Admission to the Fair includes spectator admission to this event but does not guarantee parking on site or seating.
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 and pit crew, the Fair staff, all persons are subject to and must obey the following rules, regulations and directions of the Fair officials 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 endeavours 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 behaviour, alcohol or drug issues on the Fair property and the surrounding area.
Security Personnel and Fair staff members will enforce the following:
- Due to Insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be provided a pit pass, even under parental supervision.
- Spectators are requested to sit in designated areas only, not to stand on the fence line and respect safety zones and fencing.
- Safety glasses and earplugs highly recommended for spectators.
- During the event, which will be deemed to start at 4.p.m., only drivers and pit crew members, fair staff and volunteers wearing the PIT PASS WRISTBAND will be permitted in the Pit Area.
- All individuals in the Staging Area (Tower Area) must be approved by the Fair, signed the insurance waiver and wear the PIT PASS WRISTBANDS.
- While in the staging area, all individuals must stay in the designated areas, clear of all emergency service vehicles.
- Drivers are to stay with their vehicles at all times unless it is unsafe to do so.
The Goals behind these rules are three fold:
- To create an event that provides a safe environment for the drivers, volunteers and the spectators alike.
- To provide an equal opportunity for each driver to be successful by ensuring that the vehicles are of equal standing for competition.
- Since the show ring 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 Derby starts.
- The Fall Fair, and the Township of Uxbridge 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.
- The Fall Fair, and the Township of Uxbridge and its members will not be held responsible for any vehicles, trailers, parts or personal property, before during or after the event.
- Each vehicle, the driver and pit crew must be signed in and the vehicle must be ready for inspection by 4:00 p.m. at the latest. The earlier the better.
- Drivers must be 18 years of age and older and holding a valid G Driver’s License.
- Each driver must complete an entry form. Only one driver per vehicle. A photo ID is required for each individual registering.
- All drivers must attend the Drivers Meeting.
- All drivers must provide their own vehicle. Only one entry per person. Proof of ownership must be available. Registration fee is $55.00 this is not refundable.
- 1 driver pit pass and 1 pit crew pit pass will be issued for each car. 1 additional crew pit pass may be purchased for $5.00. Liability release must be signed. ( note age restriction rule 1)
Driver Safety and Running Rules
- Seat Belts, helmets, gloves or face shield mandatory. No bare skin. Neck braces highly recommended. Work boots highly recommended.
- No deliberate head on collisions or hitting of driver’s door safety area.
- All vehicles must have dependable brakes at all times.
- No vehicles are to enter the staging area or competition area until directed to do so by the TRACK OFFICIALS.
- 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.
- The Fair expects all competitors to be actively involved in aggressive combat. A one minute time limit is strongly enforced by the TRACK officials with respect to sandbagging. Sandbagging will result disqualifications.
- All derby vehicles left on the property past midnight will be disposed of by THE FAIR WITH ANY COST TO BE PAID BY THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE.
- A $75 protest fee from a registered driver only is required to contest any results or ruling of an official’s decision up front.
- This is not a team event, those acting as a team will be disqualified.
- In case of an emergency, the Track Officials will attempt to shut down the competition as quickly as possible. It is the drivers’ responsibility to respond as quickly as possible to directions. It may be your car on fire.
2018 Mini Car Prep Rules
- In 2018 any, 4 or 6 cylinder hardtop or station wagon car is allowed. 6 cylinder cars must have a wheel base of 106’ or less. 4 cylinder cars do not have a wheel base limit as long as it is stock.
- No sedagons or other seriously altered body designs.
- No year restriction as long as the wheel base is within the regulations.
- No 8 cylinder vehicles.
- No all wheel drives or 4x4s
- As in all Uxbridge classes, a vehicle ownership must be on hand in case of vehicle issues
- Preparation of the vehicle must occur before the vehicle arrives at “The Fairgrounds”, including the painting of frame patches.
- The Referees or Fair Boards decision is final when inspecting vehicles. Do not put yourself in a disqualification position by bending or ignoring rules.
- All 4” x 4” patches, or similar repairs, plates to be at max. ¼” thick.
- All repairs must be with stock style components. No reinforcing.
- All flammable material must be removed from the cab area except the dash, driver’s seat and seat belt. This includes carpeting, headliner, door panels and trim. All debris, including in the doors and trunk must be removed.
- All air bags to be removed.
- Trailer hitches and frame reinforcements must be removed.
- All glass, windows, mirrors, trim, lights, antennas, ornaments, bezels, interior and exterior must be removed. ( including bulbs )
- The AC system must be drained.
- The cooling system must be flushed of antifreeze and replaced with water only.
- The Radiator is to be in its original position or removed. The over flow tube must be secured to direct the coolant to the ground. No additional protection except stock AC condenser or a light steel screen or mesh bolted in, 6 locations. No reinforcements or guards. Stock type radiators only.
- Belt driven fans must be removed and replaced with electric fans.
- Drivers door must be painted white, passenger optional ( for ease of seeing the number )
- A CSA approved fire extinguisher, with properly functioning gauge, (ABC) must be properly secured within reach of the driver.
- One 12 volt battery must be properly secured to the front passenger floor board area in a box. This area must be clear of all fuel system parts. Once the inspection has been completed, this battery will be covered with a non- flammable material, shield to control possible splashes. One 12v battery only.
- The stock fuel tank must be removed with all loose fuel lines and straps. It is to be replaced with a CSA approved, steel marine fuel tank, plastic approved fuel tank, custom fuel tank or racing fuel cell. The replacement fuel tank will be positioned in the rear seat area centered between the sides. It will be held securely in place, no leaks, and will be covered with a non-flammable splash cover after the inspection. No movement will occur when inspected. A floating gas tank guard is permitted.The gas tank protector must be 4 inches from the rear shelf.
- All fuel lines must have leak proof fittings with steel or approved fuel rubber lines (no clear lines). Lines must be inside the vehicle if possible, secured and protected. For electric fuel systems a clearly visible, RED safety shut off switch, for the pump only, must be installed, on the roof or dash in the center of the windshield opening for officials, safety purposes. The fuel pump must be isolated, and all components covered with a non- flammable material. Any leaks, at any time, will result in an immediate disqualification.
- Belt driven fans must be removed. Electrical fans may be installed.
- The distributor may be protected. Fresh cars must have 1 “clearance from the firewall.
- Headers may be used. They must be directed upward away from drivers and volunteers.
- Drivetrain protectors may be used as long as they are connected to the engine or transmission only. No reinforcing.
- Motor mounts must be stock. NO additional mounts added. Stock mounts may be welded or chained. Do not reinforce.
- Body mounts and the bolts must be of original design and size. 4 additional body mounts using up to ¾” threaded rod are allowed. 2 threaded rods yp to ¾ “ dia are allowed to secure the rad cradle.
- Hoods must remain open for inspection. A 12” hole must be cut in the center of the hood. Hoods must be fastened down in a maximum of 6 places with, seat belt material, wire, and chain or bolted to the fender. No welding. Hood latches may be removed. Hoods or rad supports may be wired to the bumper in 4 locations.
- Metal may be removed from the wheel openings for clearance. Front fenders and rear quarter panels may be bolted with 5, 3/8’ bolts maximum per panel washers ½’ maximum. No Body Creasing.
- All doors must be fastened shut with chain, wire, or seat belt straps in a maximum of 8 locations. The driver’s door only may be welded in place with 3”x3” plates. A 12” x 60” x ¼ max plate may be used on the 2 front doors outside. The Drivers side is mandatory. Passenger side optional. Padding on the driver’s door inside is highly recommended. No channel or angle iron allowed. These door plates will be fastened on in 8 locations maximum with ¾” bolts and flat washers maximum. Any additional reasonable guarding on the driver’s door will be allowed.
- The trunk or tailgate must be fastened shut using, chains or wire or seat belt material in a maximum of 8 locations. The trunk or tailgate may be welded. If it is welded a 12” hole must be cut in the center of the trunk for inspection purposes. Trunks or tailgates may be wired to the rear bumper in 3 locations as part of the 8 total. Plastic bumper covers must be removed.
- All openings in the firewall must be plugged with similar gauge metal. Large holes in the floor may be securely patched with a similar gauge metal. Do not reinforce. Driver’s seat may be tied to the roof or door post to prevent breaking. No welding of interior panels except for repair purposes, patching.
- This rule is not mandatory, but recommended. ONE roll bar up each door frame, inside or across outside of the roof. Roll bars going across the roof can be bolted/welded to the roof. The roll bar may be welded or bolted to the inside of rockers or to the frame. Down bars off the seat/side bars can extend down to the floor/frame. “feet” on bottom of down bar no bigger than 5″X5″. MUST no way come in contact with transmission/engine cross member. If bolted in the washers on bottom no larger than 2″. ONE additional bar may be added behind the seat welded or bolted from roll bar to roll bar. ONE bar may also extend down the inside of both front doors and be welded to the dash bar for safety creating a square around the driver. No excessive use of materials. SINGLE bars only. Cage not to extend past back of driver’s seat. Bar over roof cannot be attached to any other bar on the car except the rear seat bar. Not to the rear window bar, dash bar, side bars or front window bar. A bar can run between the seats joining the dash and seat bar together for mounting the shifter. This bar must be attached to anything else. . ALL Cage/halo/GTP material 3 “ min to 4″ max round or square tubing. No angle iron or C channel. Not mandatory
- Tires must be low aggression on all 4 wheels. Tread depth must be ¼ “or less on drive wheels. BREAKING OF THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Tires must be air filled only. No spit rims, no solid tire, no welding stem protectors, bead locks, fastening of tires to rims, studs. All wheel weights must be removed. Tires may be doubled. NO triple sides on the drive wheels.
- All rubber stock body mounts and stock sized bolts required. Repairs to the body must be done with similar gauge metal, no reinforcing.
- The front and rear window openings must have a minimum of 1 single steel bar or chain from the cowl or parcel shelf or similar surface, to the roof, bolted or welded. Maximum bar size 2’x 2”.
- Rear bumpers must be of stock design or removed. Rear bumper shocks may be welded to prevent falling off or reinforced by flat steel or tubing, do not overly reinforce. The last 6 inches of the sub frame may be improved to keep the bumper but do not overly reinforce. See rule 27 regarding wiring. Plastic bumper covers must be removed.
- Front bumpers may be replaced with any reasonably sized car bumper of the same length and approximate year, as your vehicle. Bumper shocks may be reinforced with tubing or flat steel to keep them attached. The last 6 inches of the sub frame may be improved to keep the bumper but do not overly reinforce. See rule 23 regarding wiring.
- Transmission coolers OPTION A: These are permitted but must be secured in the engine compartment and covered with a non -flammable cover to protect the driver and volunteers from hot pressurized oil. The transmission dipstick must be secured in place, wired down or have an overflow tube directing the fluid to the ground. OPTION B: These may also be behind the driver’s seat. It must be securely fastened and covered completely with a sheet metal shroud. 2, 1 inch minimum holes must be made in the floor directly beneath the cooler. Hoses must be protected and covered with a non-flammable material that will with stand pressure. Hoses must be rated at 2500psi single brad hydraulic hoses with press fittings only rated at 250 degree F+.
- No welding of frame seams. Damaged frames may be repaired using 4”x4” patches. These patches must not overlap. Do not reinforce. Patches must be painted with a bright colour. No other frame painting.