Washington County Fair

 
Demolition Derby Washington County Fairgrounds
 
Washington County Fair Demolition Derby Rules

A.  All drivers 16 or 17 years if age must have a release signed by a parent or guardian in order to drive in the derby.

B.  No one under the age 16 will be allowed to drive

C.   The Fair Board reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries.

D.  All persons must sign the release sheet and receive a pit pass to be permitted in the pit area or on the track. Registration of cars is performed on the day of the event.

E.   No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the grounds

F.    Any driver or crew member disobeying the rules will cause his or her car to be disqualified. Un-sportsman like conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for disqualification. Drivers are responsible for any and all actions of themselves and their crew members.

G.  Fair Board will not be held responsible for any cars, parts or personal injury before, during or after the event.

H.  Car and driver must sign in at the registration desk at least 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

                                                    *TYPE OF CAR*

1.   Any hardtop automobile or station wagon is allowed. No limousines, convertibles, jeeps, or hearses allowed

2.   Compact cars are considered four cylinders. Front and rear wheel drive and six cylinders. Front wheel drive cars only, six cylinders. Rear wheel drive cars run in full size class.

                                                *PREPARATION OF CAR*

1. All glass must be removed including windshield, side windows, rear windows, head and tail lights.

2. Auto must be swept clean. No junk tires, wheels, metal parts, broken glass, etc will be allowed in the cars.

3. Chrome molding strips and the bottom portion of the rear seats must be removed. On station wagons all rear seats and deck lids must be removed. All fiberglass or plastic front header, panels, or skirting must be removed.

4. Any sharp protruding fins or dangerous objects must be mashed down or cut off.

5. No special bumpers, reinforcements or trailer hitches are permitted. Fenders and bumpers may be trimmed to allow for wheel clearance. Bumper mounts may not exceed 6 inches into the frame. Suspension must be in proper working order. NO solid suspensions. Bumper can be welded shock to frame, bumper to plate and bumper shock may be welded also.

6. Rear coil spring cars that change to shackles and springs, can use a maximum of 8 leaf springs. Cars can have up to 4 spring clamps, two in front and two in rear axles per side. Leaf springs must be stair stepped in length and not the same length as main leaf. All compact class cars must use original springs. Rear end must be stock. 4 or 5 lug automobile rear end. NO trucks or aftermarkets.

7. Hump plates are allowed for coil spring cars but not with leaf spring cars (full size class). Only one per side of car. Plates may not exceed ¼ inch thick and 24 inches in length by 4 inches in width.

8. Welded solid of chained down motor mounts are recommended. Body mount bolts may be replaced, but only with stock size bolts (no larger than ½ inch).

9. Radiator must remain in same stock location or removed. Comparable replacement radiators are permitted. Transmission coolers are permitted but only if they are secured inside the engine compartment or back seat area covered or in a concealed unit.

10. Sun roofs must be covered for safety.

11. a four bar enclosure around the cab is recommended for safety. 2 long bars, one behind seat, one across dash area one across each door. Gas tank protectors are permitted. Extending from 4 bar enclosure to rear seat panel. Not to exceed 5 inch pipe or box metal (not to touch rear of floor. 1 inch minimum clearance required). 2 foot wide maximum width of gas protector.

12. All doors must be fastened by wire, straps, chains, or welded and for the driver’s safety. It is recommended the driver’s door be reinforced inside with a steel bar, angle iron, or pipe not to exceed 6 inches past door post. Doors may be welded with strapping not to exceed 3 inches wide 1/8 inch thick. Decision of the officials is final on welding. Doors may be welded outside only all the way around. NO welds on the inside of the doors.

13. ONLY ONE BATTERY, any size is allowed. Battery must be removed from original position, and placed on floorboard of the driver’s compartment and securely fastened and covered.

14. Hood, trunk or tailgate may be wired in 6 places each, 2 strands of wire per hole or light chain. 3 inch square plate can be welded in 6 spots to trunk and tailgate only (minimum 11 inch wire). Decision of the officials is final on welding. Hoods may be bolted down with a 5/8 inch all thread one round washer. Trunks must have a minimum of 16 X 16 diameter hole cut in them. NO WELDS ON HOOD. HOODS MUST BE LEFT OPEN UNTIL AFTER INSPECTION. AFTER INSPECTION HOODS MUST REMAIN ON VEHICLES; IF HOOD IS REMOVED THE FAN BLADE MUST BE REMOVED TOO. HOOD MUST HAVE HOLES CLOSE TO THE CARBURETOR

15. MASHING DOWN THE REAR SECTION OF ANY SECTION OF ANY VEHICLE WILL BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE OFFICIALS.

16. Car must have highly visible numbers. Special numbers are permitted. NO PROFANITY WILL BE ALLOWED TO BE ON ANY PORTION OF THE CAR.

17. STOCK GAS TANKS MUST BE REMOVED FROM ORIGINAL POSITION AND MUST BE PLACED IN REAR SEATING AREA. NOT IN THE TRUNK AREA; all tanks must be securely fastened to floor and covered; a portable tank is recommended in place of the original (NO PLASTIC TANKS) GAS LINES AND FITTINGS TO FUEL TANKS MUST BE SECURED AND LEAK PROOF. Maximum 5 gallons of gas is permitted per heat. Electric fuel pumps are permitted, but MUST have a shut off switch within driver’s reach. Inspection official will give final approval on tanks and fittings.

18. Each driver and mechanics must SIGN IN at the registration desk the day of the show and have their vehicle INSPECTED at least 30 MINUTES prior to the show time.

19.  IT IS MANDATORY TO HAVE A HOLE CUT A MINIMUM OF A 10 INCH DIAMETER IN HOOD OVER THE CARBURETOR. HOOD LATCHES MUST BE REMOVED.

20. NO RESTRICTION ON TIRE SIZE. NO STUDS OR SCREWS IN RIMS TO HOLD TIRE. NO SPLIT RIM. WHEEL WEIGHTS MUST BE REMOVED. VALVE STEM PROTECTORS ARE PERMITTED. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION APPROVED TIRES ONLY. NO TRACTOR TIRES, SKID STEER TIRES, OR AG TREED TIRES. E.T.C ALLOWED.

21. A STRONG WIRE OR NYLON MESH SCREEN IS REQUIRED ON DRIVER’S SIDE OF THE WINDSHIELD AREA/ PLEXIGLASS IS PERMITTED IN DRIVER’S WINDSHIELD AREA/ IT IS RECOMMENDED A CHAIN, STRONG WIRE OR STRAP CAN BE SECURED FROM THE CENTER OF THE ROOF TO THE DASH FOR A CENTER POST TO STOP HOOD FROM POTENTIALLY COMING THROUGH THE FRONT WINDOW.

                                                        *RUNNING*

1.     Safety belts, D.O.T. approved helmet, goggles, safety glasses, or face shield are required. Long pants, shirts or jackets are required as well.

2.     No deliberate hitting on the driver’s door will be tolerated.

3.     Vehicles must have dependable breaks at all times and boundaries must be observed.

4.     No cars are permitted in the competition before the heat in which they are to participate in.

5.     A vehicle will be disqualified if ANY door comes open during the heat.

6.     One minute limit is enforced by the track officials for re-starts and making competitive contact with another car. Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sand bagging.

7.     All cars are to be removed from the fairgrounds or race track following the show. Any cars that are left will become property of the Washington County Fair Board after 12pm the next day.

8.     A driver’s $100 protest fee is required to contest another car. The fee will be refunded if the car is found ineligible. Protest must be done before the driver’s meeting.

9.     No one is to be riding on the outside of the cars at any time, as this is an insurance liability.

10.             Additional safety regulations may be imposed, depending on the track.

11.            Boundaries must be observed at all times. Any car shoved or driven out of bounds may be immediately disqualified if Derby officials feel it is a SAFETY HAZARD.

12.            The Derby will be composed of individual heats and on “Feature”, with money prizes going to the winners of each heat and the top places in the “Feature”

13.             ALL DECISIONS OF THE OFFICIAL IS FINAL!

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