Demolition Derby Rules TRUCKS, VANS, SUBURBANS 2019

2019 Demolition Derby Rules Trucks, Full Sized Vans, Suburbans

The Demolition Derby will be held on Sept. 7th 2019, 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.

General Information

Please arrive early. Admission to the Fair includes admission for spectators 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:

1. Due to Insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be provided a pit pass, even under parental supervision.

2. Spectators are requested to sit in designated areas only, not to stand on the fence line and respect safety zones and fencing.

3. Safety Glasses and ear plugs are highly recommended for spectators.

4. 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.

5. All individuals in the Staging Area (Tower Area) must be approved by the Fair, signed the insurance waiver and wear the PIT PASS WRISTBANDS.

6. While in the staging area, all individuals must stay in the designated areas, clear of all emergency service vehicles.

7. Drivers are to stay with their vehicles at all times unless it is unsafe to do so.

Policy Information

The Goals behind these rules are three- fold:

1. To create an event that provides a safe environment for the drivers, volunteers and the spectators alike.

2. To provide an equal opportunity for each driver to be successful by ensuring that the vehicles are of equal standing for competition.

3. 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.

Participant Information

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Each vehicle, the driver and pit crew must be signed in and the vehicle must be ready for inspection by 4:00p.m., at the latest. The earlier the better. Registration opens at 1 p.m.

4. Drivers must be 18 years of age and older and holding 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 registering.

6. All drivers must attend the Drivers Meeting.

7. All drivers must provide their own vehicle. Only one entry per person. Proof of ownership must be available.

8. Registration fee is $55.00 this is not refundable.

9. 1 driver pit pass and 1 pit crew pit pass will be issued for each truck. 1 additional crew pit pass may be purchased for $5.00. Liability release must be signed. (note age restriction rule 1)

10. No personal vehicles are allowed within the Pit or Staging area, unless the vehicle is required for transporting a Derby vehicle.

Driver Safety and Running Rules

1. Seat Belts, helmets, gloves or face shield mandatory. No bare skin. Neck braces highly recommended. Work boots highly recommended.

2. No deliberate head on collisions or hitting of driver’s door safety area.

3. All 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-minute time limit is strongly enforced by the TRACK officials with respect to sandbagging. Sandbagging will result disqualifications.

7. This is not a team event. Those acting as a team will be disqualified.

8. There will be no re-tech in advance of the Feature events.

9. 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.

10. A technical protest may be lodged at the registration table up to 6 p.m. on the day of the event. To lodge a protest, the registered driver (complainant) must pay a $75 protest fee up front. The protest will be reviewed in advance of the drivers meeting and the findings of the technical team will be binding. The protest fee will only be returned in the event that the protest is found in favour of the complainant.

11. No protests will be considered during or after the event. All decisions of the officials during the event will be deemed final.

12. 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.

2019 Truck Class Vehicle Prep Rules

Trucks Allowed

1. In 2019 all full-sized trucks are allowed. This includes all full sized 1/2 or 3/4 ton pickups, vans, suburbans, Astro vans and Aerostar vans are allowed. Dodge Dakotas are considered a full-size truck. NO LEAF SPRING FRONT END TRUCKS. NO KICKERS, GUSSETS, PLATES OR WELDS TO BE ADDED ANYWHERE OTHER THEN WHERE SPECIFIED. EXCESSIVE MATERIAL WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

2. Not allowed: jeeps, convertibles, mini trucks (like S-10 and Ranger) dual wheeled trucks nor “1 Ton” Trucks.

3. Trucks previously run in derbies MAY be considered too badly damaged and unsafe, resulting in disqualification. Call or email with pictures first.

4. As in all Uxbridge classes, a vehicle ownership must be on hand in case of vehicles year issues.

Vehicle Prep

1. Preparation of the vehicle must occur before the vehicle arrives at “The Fairgrounds”. This includes painting of the frame repairs as outlined.

2. All repairs must be with stock style components. No reinforcing.

3. All flammable material must be removed from the cab area except the dash, driver’s seat and seat belt. All debris, including in the doors and box must be removed.

4. All air bags to be removed.

5. Trailer hitches, plow attachments and frame reinforcements to be removed.

6. All glass, windows, mirrors, trim, lights, antennas, ornaments, bezels, interior and exterior must be removed. (including bulbs)

7. The AC system must be drained.

8. The cooling system must be flushed of antifreeze and replaced with water only. Radiator 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. No reinforcements or guards. Stock type radiators only.

9. Belt driven fans may be used as long as the hood is securely in place. No hood.  No belt driven fan. An electric fan may be used in place of the belt driven fan.

10. Driver’s door must be painted white, passenger optional. (for ease of seeing the number)

11. A CSA approved fire extinguisher, with properly functioning gauge, (ABC) must be properly secured within reach of the driver.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. An opening 6” larger than the tank must be made in the box to allow the tank to be bolted to the frame. For suburbans or extended cabs the tank must be securely mounted in the rear passenger, center area. Once the inspection has finished this tank will be covered with a flame-resistant splash proof cover. NO LEAKS, must not move. Note approved plastic tanks must be protected from the floor, with a rubber mat.

15. 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 and protected. For electric fuel systems a RED safety shut off switch, for the pump, must be installed, on the roof 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.

16. Engine swaps allowed. Full engine cradles, protectors and transmission braces may be used. Solid motor/trany mounts may be used. Engine cradles, protectors and braces must only mount to the cross members in the factory locations and not come into contact with any other part of the frame or body. These are meant to protect the drivetrain only NOT to reinforce the truck. Distributer guards must be 2’” from the firewall on a fresh truck. Motor mounts can be welded or chained. If swapping engines, 1 plate on each side can be welded to the cross member to allow for engine mounts. NO reinforcing of the cross member. A slider shaft may be used

17. Hoods require a 12” opening in the centre of the hood. Hoods must remain open for inspection. Hoods will be fastened down in a max of 8 locations using seatbelt, wire, chain or bolts. Threaded rod through the rad cradle and hood count as a location. Hoods and rad supports may be wired to the bumper in 3 spots. Rad supports must only be bolted in, no weld. Hoods are not mandatory, however if removed belt driven fans must be removed also.

18. Tailgates and rear hatch can be fastened in the closed position in a max of 6 spots. 3”x3″ plates if welding. Rear bumpers can be wired to the tailgate in 3 spots. Tailgates can be laid flat on the box floor and fastened through the frame with 2, 3/4” dia. lengths of threaded rod using 4”x4” plates.

19. Box sides can be folded in and fastened through the frame with 2, 3/4” lengths of threaded rod. 2 extra body mount bolts 3/4” dia. with 4”x4” plates can be added to the box floor in any location

20. All doors must be fastened shut with wire, seatbelt straps, chains, bolted or welded with 3”x3” plates in 6 locations max per door. A max 12”x 72” x 1/4” thick steel plate may run horizontal down each side (outside the cab) and must come in contact with the front fender. It can be bolted in 4 locations and can have a 1” weld every 16” to fasten it to the door/doors.

21. A steel bar or chain must be bolted or welded from the cowl to the roof in the front windshield opening to prevent the hood from coming in. A strong steel wire mesh may also be added for this purpose.

22. Transmission coolers may be repositioned but if in the cab must be covered with a non-flammable cover to protect the driver from pressurized leaks. Transmission dipstick must be secured and have a redirect to take hot fluids to the ground.

23. Suspension systems must be stock with movement in the front. Stock style leaf springs in the rear. Stock style spring hangers/shackles must be bolted, no welding. Original style tie rods can be replaced or reinforced. Steering column may be altered. ALL OTHER SUSPENSION AND STEERING COMPONENTS MUST BE STOCK. NO LEAF SPRING FRONT ENDS. Rear coil spring suspension can be converted to leaf spring using stock style components and bolts, no welding of hangers/ shackles. Leaf spring clamps are allowed, 4 per wheel max.

24. Ride height in the rear must be no lower than 24” to the top of the bumper.

25. Differentials must be stock. Gears can be welded. You may weld or U bolt a piece of “C” channel across the back of the differential tubes and welded around the pumpkin. A slider driveshaft may be used. 4×4 front wheel drives must be disabled by removing the axle shafts and the front driveshaft.

26. Frame repairs are allowed but cannot reinforce the frame. Max of 4 repair locations only using 4”x4” plates 1/4” thick. Only 2 plates may be used per repair on 2 sides of the frame only. Repair locations must be a minimum of 12” apart. ANYTHING OUTSIDE THESE GUIDELINES AT ALL WILL BE CUT. If there is no visible damage don’t weld it, you will be loaded back on the trailer.

27. Body mounts and bolts are to be stock. Rusty or broken bolts may be replaced using factory sized bolts and washers. 2 extra body bolts may be added inside the cab bolted through the floor and frame using 3/4” threaded rod and 4”x4” plates. The back of the cab can be bolted to the box in 2 places with 3/4” threaded rod and 4”x4” plates.

28. Wheels. All wheel weights must be removed. Air filled only. No split rims. No bead locks or rim guards. No solid tires. No triple sidewalls on drive tires. No studs. Weld in wheel centres allowed. Double tires and tubes are allowed. Skid steer tires allowed. No excessively aggressive tread types.

29. Cage. All material used will be 4”x4” max. You may weld a dash bar post to post but not secured to the firewall or window bar. You may put a bar directly behind the seat with a max 4” gap between the seat and bar welded post to post. You may weld a bar from the dash bar to the seat bar down each side (inside the cab and not welded to the doors) to create a square around the driver. A bar can be added from the centre of the dash bar to the centre of the seat bar for mounting a shifter. This cage may be welded to the floor or frame in 4 locations but all down bars WILL NOT extend farther forward then the dash bar or farther back then the seat bar. A halo bar can be welded up and over the roof from the seat bar and bolted in 2 locations to the roof. If the gas tank is mounted inside the cab a floating tank protector can be welded from the seat bar only around the tank. There must be a 6” gap from the floor and a 6” gap from the back of the cab, and a 14” gap from each door. Excessive material/gussets will not be allowed for anything stated above.

30. Bumpers. Any car or truck bumper can be used or you can use a max 4”x4” straight/flat piece of square tube 50” in length as a front bumper welded directly to the end of the frame rails. You may only use one or the other, square tube OR a factory car or truck bumper. Bumpers may be seam welded but no loading or stuffing. Any extra material will be cut off. You may weld 1 plate 6” in length and 3” wide, 1/4” thick and one piece of square tube 6” long 3”x 3” per frame rail to help secure the front bumper. Rear bumpers may be removed or replaced with a max 4”x4” square tube welded between the frame

31. Bolting of the body panels is not allowed. No extra bolts, screws or other fastenings.