Demolition Derby Rules TRUCKS, VANS, SUBURBANS 2018

Demolition Derby General Rules 2018 Trucks

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.

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 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.
  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 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

  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. 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.
  8. A $75 protest fee from a registered driver only is required to contest any results or ruling of an official’s decision, up front.
  9. This is not a team event, those acting as a team will be disqualified.
  10. 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 Truck Class Vehicle Prep Rules

Trucks Allowed

  1. In 2018 all full-sized trucks are allowed. This includes Full sized 1980 and newer ½ or ¾ pickups, vans, suburbans, Astro vans and Aerostar vans are allowed. Dodge Dakotas are considered a full sized truck.
  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. 4” x4” patches to be at max. ¼” thick.
  3. All repairs must be with stock style components. No reinforcing.
  4. 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.
  5. All air bags to be removed.
  6. Trailer hitches, plow attachments and frame reinforcements to be removed.
  7. All glass, windows, mirrors, trim, lights, antennas, ornaments, bezels, interior and exterior must be removed. ( including bulbs )
  8. The AC system must be drained.
  9. 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.
  10.   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.
  11. Driver’s door must be painted white, passenger optional. ( for ease of seeing the number )
  12. A CSA approved fire extinguisher, with properly functioning gauge, (ABC) must be properly secured within reach of the driver.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Engine swaps allowed. No full engine cradles or transmission braces. Engine mounted distributor guards allowed, however it must be 2“from the firewall on a fresh truck. Motor mounts can be welded or chained but not reinforced. If swapping engines, plates can be welded to the cross member to allow for engine mounts, but not reinforced.
  18. Hoods require a 12” opening in the center of the hood. Hoods must remain open for the inspection. Hoods will be fastened down in a maximum of 6 places using, seatbelt material, wire or chain. Hoods and rad supports may be wired to the bumper in 2 spots. Hoods are not mandatory, however if removed, the safety of the drivers and fair volunteers become an issue with hot fluids. All precautions must be taken to direct hot fluids to the ground in case of an overheated engine, transmission or steering system.
  19. Tailgates can be fastened in the closed position in a maximum of 6 locations. Rear bumpers can be wired to the tailgate in 2 spots. Tailgates can be laid flat on the box floor and fastened through the box floor only with 2, ¾”dia., lengths of threaded rod, not through the frame. Tailgates can be welded to the bedside with 3, 3” x 3” plates. Suburbans, vans, with the larger rear doors can have 6, 3”x3” plates.
  20. Box sides can be folded in and fastened through the box floor with 2, ¾” lengths of threaded rod. 2 extra ¾” bolts can be added to the box floor with 3”x3” washers only.
  21. All doors must be fastened shut with wire, seat belt straps, chains, bolted or welded with 3”x3” plates in 6 locations max per door.
  22.  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.
  23. 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.
  24. Suspension systems must be stock with movement. Stock style leaf springs on the rear. Stock style spring hangers, no welding. Original style tie rods can be reinforced. All other suspension and steering components must be stock.  No leaf spring front ends. Rear coil spring suspensions can be converted to leaf using stock style components and bolts, no welding. Leaf spring clamps are allowed, 4 per side max.
  25. Ride height must be stock. No suspension, driveline bracing
  26. Differentials must be stock. Gears can be welded. 4 x 4 front wheel drives must be disabled by removing transfer case, diff housing, axle shafts and the driveshaft.
  27. Frame repairs are allowed but cannot reinforce. 4”x4” patches only. These repairs are to be painted in a bright colour.
  28. Body mounts and bolts are to be stock.
  29. All wheel weights must be removed. No valve stem guards. Air filled only. No split rims. No bead locks or rim guards. No solid tires. Double tires and tubes are allowed. LOW AGGRESSION skid tires allowed. No triple sidewalls on drive wheels. No studs. No excessively aggressive tread types.
  30. Car or truck bumpers are allowed on the front. Ends may be bent in or cut off.
  31. A 4” dia. tube (or 4”x 4’) can be welded to the frame rails on the front frame behind the stock bumper but not to the bumper or body, OR a 4” x4” square tube 50” in length can be welded to the end of the frame. This may be covered with an outer bumper skin but you cannot use a car bumper. Gussets from frame to bumper cannot be larger than 3 “.Welding of the last 6 “of the frame is allowed to secure the bumper but not reinforce the area. Rear bumpers may be removed. This may be replaced with a 2”x 2” or 2”dia tube welded between the frame rails.
  32. Bolting of the body panels is not allowed. No extra bolts, screws or other fastenings.