Old iron demolition derby rules and regulations



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MEDINA COUNTY FAIR

OLD IRON DEMOLITION DERBY

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Friday, August 7, 2015

Cars may be brought in after 12:00 p.m. the day of the Demo Derby on the north end of the infield.

In the interest of safety, anyone entering is subject to and must obey the following rules and regulations set up by the Medina County Fair Board, where the event is being held.



*****DRIVER’S ENTRY*****

  1. Each Driver must be a licensed driver of at least 16 years of age and (1) Fill out and sign entry form and (2) Sign a waiver of Liability. The Medina County Fair Board reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries.

  2. Entry deadlines are JULY 20, 2015 AT 4:00 P.M. or when all spaces are filled. Mail entries must be postmarked by July 14, 2015.     A $35 entry fee must accompany entry form. (Make checks payable to Medina County Fair). There is no retainer fee. If entries are made after July 20, 2015, the entry fee is $45.

  3. Each entrant will receive ONE (1) Wristband. They must be put on as you enter through the gate. Broken wrist bands will be replaced one for one. Deputies will be patrolling the infield (pit) area and anyone not wearing a wristband will be removed from the pit area. All other people entering the pits will be required to purchase a wrist band prior to entry in the pits.

  4. ALL drivers must supply their own car and have proof of ownership (Title or Bill of Sale) at time of inspection. (NO PROOF OF OWNERSHIP, NO RUN)

  5. One entry per driver. Persons may sponsor more than one car, but each driver drives in one heat race only, except the Feature Race, Sub Compact and Consolation Heats. Car numbers will be drawn at the time of inspection.

  6. NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR CONSUMPTION OF ANY IMPAIRING SUBSTANCE ON TRACK AND/OR INFIELD. THE MEDINA COUNTY FAIR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEARCH ANY VEHICLE ENTERING THE INFIELD.

  7. Any driver not obeying rules will be disqualified.

  8. All drivers’ mechanics, helpers, etc. will answer to the Pit Steward or will be subject to disqualification.

  9. Once on the track, drivers are to answer to the Presiding Track Official or Officials.

  10. Inspection of the cars will start at 2:00 p.m. the day of the Demo Derby and will end at 6:00 p.m. We will have out of county inspectors doing inspection in an INSPECTION AREA where only authorized people are allowed. All cars that pass inspection will be given a “stick” and put in their heat line. No vehicles other than derby cars are permitted in the same area as the heat lines.

*****PARTICIPATION RULES*****

  1. Any STOCK, American made hardtop automobile or station wagon of any year is allowed. No limousines, hearses, ambulances, convertibles, truck chassis, van, jeeps, four wheelers, checkers, or Imperials before 1967 allowed.

  2. Drivers must wear a crash helmet with shield or eye protection (full face helmet is recommended), long pants and long sleeve shirt. Seat belts are required, shoulder harness is optional. Driver will not extend any part of his/or her body outside of the car at any time while the car is on the track.

  3. Cars must be clean. Wheel balance weights must be removed. All glass including head and tail lights MUST BE REMOVED BEFORE ENTERING THE TRACK INFIELD, as well as ALL CHROME TRIM Door handle, locks, window trim ETC. The windshield may be left in place. GLASS MUST BE REMOVED FROM INSIDE OF THE CAR AND DOORS. Trunk and inside must be empty and no weight of any kind may be added. Example: No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, glass, etc. (PLEASE DO NOT DUMP PARTS ON INFIELD)

  4. No Profanity painted on the cars.

  5. BOTH front doors must be painted completely white and a 36”X36” white square is to be painted on the roof of the car before the car enters the pit area. The officials will paint assigned numbers on these areas in black at the time of inspection.

  6. Gas tanks must be constructed of heavy gauge steel, such as Freon bottles, or heavy gauge pipe. We will not honor GI cans, lawn mower gas cans, or boat tanks, or anything else along this line for a tank. A maximum of five (5) gallons of gas will be allowed. ALL TANKS will have steel straps around or brackets WELDED to the tank, which will be SECURED TO THE FLOOR. We will not accept rope, wire, or any type of rubber tie downs. All tanks will be secured to the floor behind the driver’s seat, in the rear seat area. It will be as close to the center of the car as possible and not any further back than the back of where the original seat was mounted. This includes Station Wagons. NO gas tank protectors. Also the GAS LINE (if kept in driver’s compartment) MUST BE RUN THROUGH A LARGER HOSE OR PIPE. IF the line is run under the car, no protection is required. Also, the tanks will be covered with floor material or of similar material. Electric fuel pump may be used, must have on and off switch to be marked in red to indicate cut-off switch. THE PIT STEWARD WILL CHECK ALL OF THE ABOVE AND NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

  7. Bumpers must stay STOCK by manufacture and bolted, no reinforcements will be allowed. FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS WILL NOT BE CUT OR ALTERED WHAT SO EVER. (Like welding bumper shocks). No trailer hitches will be permitted.

  8. Drivers compartment: may have max 3” diameter pipe behind the driver's seat & across the dash. No kickers to the floor or firewall. Driver's door may be reinforced with a door bar. Passenger side may have bar inside driver's compartment, but must not be touching any part of the body - may be installed minimum 6” in from the door.

  9. Chains or weld must securely fasten all doors on latch side of door only to hold door shut. If a welded plate is used it must be no larger than 1/8" thick and a 4"x4" square. Only two plates per door. If door seams are welded you will be disqualified. SEE ATTACHED DRAWING. For additional protection of the driver, we suggest filling the Driver’s Door with sand. (NO CONCRETE).

  10. Suspension must be STOCK and free of all blocks. Suspension must be free from alteration such as added leaves in leaf springs. NO air shocks, air bags, and coil springs over shocks or welded shocks.

  11. Cutting fenders for wheel clearance only is permitted.

  12. Hood and Deck lids must be operable for inspection. Wire or seat belts must be used to secure hood and trunk lid only. After inspection, you can secure the hood and trunk lid. No more than 6 places per hood and per trunk. NO WIRE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ELSE TO REINFORCE CAR. They must have locks removed and a round hole cut in the center of the hood, not less than 15" in diameter and not more than 20" in diameter, for fire. (NO CHAINS). Trunk lids either on or off – no alterations and no tucking. Stock position or none at all.

  13. Two deflection bars made of 1/8"x2" flat bar or heavy gauge pipe (no conduit). It must be bolted (no welding) with at least 3/8" diameter bolts, to the roof and to the firewall area, metal to metal. This is to protect the driver if the hood should enter the car; also, to protect from another car entering through the windshield. NON-COMPLIANCE WILL MEAN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.

  14. STOCK body mounts must be left on cars!!! Cars entering the inspection area without body mounts will be AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED and not allowed to run in the Derby. Cars with rusted body mounts will be allowed to use a round washer no more than three inches in diameter, and retaining bolts no larger than ½ inch in diameter. No hockey pucks will be permitted.

  15. Vehicles must have brakes before beginning of the heat.

  16. Transmission coolers with steel lines will be allowed provided they are kept under the hood or in the trunk area or behind the rear axle in Station Wagons. Splash shields must be provided to protect the driver. Also, the cooler lines must be steel lines.

  17. Engine cooling systems may be altered provided they remain under the hood. RADIATOR “TANKS” MAY BE UTILIZED. MUST RESEMBLE STOCK RADIATOR DIMENSIONS – APPROX. 4” THICK BY 30” WIDE BY 20” HIGH. NO ROUND OVAL CYLINDRICAL OR OTHERWISE TYPE TANKS. **MUST MOUNT IN STOCK RADIATOR SUPPORT POSITION WITH STOCK APPEARING BOLTS AND STRAPS. NO MODIFICATIONS TO FRAME OR BODY. RADIATOR PRESSURE RELIEF LINES ARE TO POINT TO THE GROUND AND EXIT BELOW THE CAR. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO ANTIFREEZE IS ALLOWED.

  18. First echelon maintenance may be provided between heats. (Example: remove dragging fenders, changing flat tires permissible).   All cars will be inspected before the race and winning cars will be re-inspected after the race. Feature cars will be PARKED ON THE TRACK AREA IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND. NO WELDING IS ALLOWED AT ALL.

  19. Any tire may be used (with the exception of deep lug tractor tires for safety reasons). Wheel weights must be removed BEFORE inspection. Valve stem protectors may be used. Studded tires are not allowed.

  20. Once a car is inspected and passes inspection, it will be placed in line up according to its number on the south end of the infield.

  21. NO FLASHING BEACONS DURING RACE ITSELF.

  22. One standard automotive battery only. No truck or industrial batteries. It must be SECURELY fastened before inspection on passenger side floor. Solenoid, regulator, modules, etc. may be moved, but must remain under the hood and in front of the firewall. Battery must be covered prior to going through inspection.

  23. NO Flags, signs or any other OBJECTS will be allowed bolted to the roof of the car due to LIABILITY Insurance

  24. Exhaust pipes coming up through the hood will point straight up.

  25. Additional safety regulations and/or rules may be imposed at race time.

  26. Any deliberate infraction of the rules will result in the car being scratched from the heat and the driver will be banned from racing for three years.



*****RACE ITSELF*****

    1. The race will start at 7:00pm Friday. Cars will be in the pit area, and have their final inspection two hours before each derby starting time. At 6:00, all inspections will be closed. The entry to the pit will also be closed. We will race, rain or shine.

    2. Prior to the derby we will have a contest for the best appearing car. Judges will pick six cars from all the entries to be judged by the spectators. The winner will receive $25 and a trophy.

    3. There will be four flags used during the race: Green – GO, Red – STOP, Pink – Playing Possum, Drive more aggressively, Black – Disqualified for the night

    4. Names of drivers should be given to the Pit Steward at least 1½ hours before the first heat. Driver changes will be permitted only with permission from the Pit Steward and new application made out and waiver of liability has been signed.

    5. NO CARS ARE PERMITTED ON THE TRACK BEFORE THE HEAT IN WHICH THEY PARTICIPATE.

    6. Drivers may maneuver forward or backward. NO DELIBERATE HITTING ON THE DRIVER’S DOOR.

    7. A time limit will be announced to the judges. If a driver does not hit another car within that time limit he/she will be disqualified. DO NOT PLAY POSSUM or this will lead to disqualification.

    8. Boundaries will be observed. DO NOT PUSH CARS OUT OF THE RACING AREA!! PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CARS TILL AFTER HEAT RACE IS OVER!!!!!!!!!

    9. We will race start to finish with no stopping unless an emergency exists. Any car stalled, boxed in, or stuck will not be helped to re-enter the race unless otherwise decided by the Judges. The decisions of the Judges are final.

    10. When red rotating beacons flash, all cars must stop in their tracks. DO NOT MOVE AN INCH. Any cars moving will be automatically disqualified.

    11. Any car spilling gas or catching on fire is automatically disqualified.

    12. PROTEST FEE: Protest procedures against vehicle alterations are available for a fee of $150, refundable upon verification of fact.

    13. JUDGES WILL DISQUALIFY ANY CAR THEY FEEL HAS BEEN RESHAPED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF WEAKENING OR STRENGTHENING THE STRUCTURE.

    14. With the approval of the Pit Steward, if any heat winning car will not start for the feature, the driver may borrow another car. This information will be given to the announcer as soon as possible. If no other car is operable, the driver will be scratched from the race.

    15. DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL JUDGES WILL BE FINAL.

    16. ANY DISQUALIFICATIONS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY PRIZE MONEY IN THE HEAT OR THE FEATURE.

    17. Each of the last two moving cars in each heat will be declared winners of that heat. Each will receive $50 and a trophy and will be eligible for the feature race. The feature race winner will receive a large championship trophy and $3000. The place winners are as follows: 2nd-$1000; 3rd-$500. There will be ONE consolation heat if we get a minimum of six (6) cars each. We will pay first place $50 and a trophy, and second place $25 and a trophy in the heat.

    18. First place winners of a Consolation heat will be eligible for the Feature.

    19. No electronic communication devices allowed during any of the races.

    20. ALL DRIVERS must wear long sleeve shirts and long pants for their protection.

 

ANY CAR NOT HAULED OFF THE FAIR GROUNDS BY 12:00 NOON, THE DAY AFTER THE RESPECTIVE DERBY, WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE MEDINA COUNTY FAIR. THE DRIVER WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM ALL DERBIES AT THE MEDINA COUNTY FAIR FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR.



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