NO CHANGES OR ALTERATIONS OF RULES TO BE MADE EXCEPT BY DONNYBROOK FAIR. PLEASE CHECK AND VERIFY YOU ARE USING THE MOST UP TO DATE SET OF RULES. THE MOST RECENT CAN BE FOUND AT www.donnybrookfair.ca
IMPORTANT: Each driver, mechanic and any pit crew must sign in at registration desk the day of show. Drivers must bring their cars to inspection to have their cars inspected.
DRIVER MUST ATTEND DRIVERS’ MEETING PRIOR TO DEMOLITION DERBY OR DRIVER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
I have read the rules and acknowledge to have received a copy and agree that the decision of the Judges is final. I agree to participate at my own risk. It is a condition of my participation in the contest that I sign a further release of liability in the form to be supplied by Donnybrook Fair and I agree to sign such a release.
SPECIAL NOTICE: NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED IN ANY
RESTRICTED (PIT, HOLDING OR PERFORMING) AREA. ANY
VIOLATIONS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF CAR, DRIVER
AND CREW. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR NOT FOLLOWING THIS RULE!!!
DRIVERS and MECHANICS are subject to and must obey the following rules and regulations which are set up by the promoter and the track where this event is being held:
For all classes not labelled as a “Youth” class, each driver must be a minimum age of 16. A parent or guardian must sign an insurance waiver for all 16 and 17 year old participants. Guardian must provide photo ID.
The original registered driver must drive the registered vehicle for the entire event. No substituting drivers.
Donnybrook Fair or promoter reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries, drivers or pit persons.
Only the driver and mechanic who sign the release sheet will be permitted in the pit area or on the track. The driver will receive free admission to the grounds with their entry. All drivers, mechanics and pit persons must wear supplied pit passes at all times. Failure to do so may result in ejection from the event or grounds.
Donnybrook Fair, the promoter, track owner or fair association will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any cars, trucks, parts or personal property before, during and after the show.
It is highly recommended that each competitor carry their own liability insurance.
Drivers and mechanics should report to the Donnybrook Fair sign in area at a minimum of 1.5 hours before the scheduled start time.
Drivers and mechanics are in the pit area at their own risk.
TYPE OF CAR
Any 4 cyl hardtop automobile or station wagon. 4-cylinder cars only. Full driver’s cage permitted for figure 8 cars only.
Cars previously ran may be considered too battered and unsafe, resulting in disqualification.
If there is in any question regarding the participant’s vehicle it is the driver’s responsibility to prove make, model, year, engine etc.
Risk: Demolition derbies are hazardous and high-risk sports; therefore, anyone with a health condition, i.e., concussion, heart problems, or who is pregnant should not compete. You are competing at your own risk.
Protect yourself: Work Boots, sport equipment such as, neck brace, knee pads, shoulder pads, hip pads etc. are recommended. No bare exposed skin. All drivers MUST wear long pants/coveralls as well as long-sleeved shirts. No exceptions. Working seat belt and racing helmet are mandatory. Helmets MUST have chin straps. Goggles or face shields are recommended.
**No motocross style visors**
BRAKES: Vehicles must have dependable brakes and must be working properly before entering RING at all times. All boundaries must be observed.
NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON TRACK, EMERGENCY VEHICLE AREA OR IN THE PIT AREA. Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs allowed in the pit area. This will be strictly enforced.
Careless driving in the pit area could result in disqualification.
All cars are to be removed from the fairgrounds or racetrack immediately following the show. Additional safety regulations may be imposed, depending on track and conditions.
PREPARATION OF CAR – REMOVE OR CONVERT THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT FAIRGROUNDS OR TRACK
ALL drivers and pit persons MUST sign the event insurance waiver. Failing to do so will result in disqualification. Pit passes must be worn at all times.
2. FLAMMABLE MATERIAL:
All carpet, headliner, door pads and ALL other flammable material MUST be removed from inside of car. Front seat and dashboard may be left in place. Mandatory that front and rear bumper covers be removed.
3. TRAILER HITCH:
Must be removed and all sharp edges must be mashed down prior to derby event.
All windows, mirrors, airbags & trim, must be removed prior to derby event. No loose glass smashed into the bottom of doors.
5. DOORS / NUMBERS:
An optional roof number plate may be securely installed and highly recommended. There is no limit on driver’s door protection. You MUST have your number clearly marked on the car with contrasting paint. Failure to do so will result in your car not being counted.
6. FIRE EXTINGUISHER:
Must be within reach of the driver, must work and have a proper working gauge. Please check gauge on the extinguisher before arriving for the event.
One 12-volt car battery may be moved to front passenger floorboard and securely fastened in a box/container clear of all fuel sources. Following inspection, it must be covered with a non-flammable shield such as rubber mat or steel cover OR be left in stock position, covered with a floor mat.
8. GAS TANK:
Stock gas tanks may be removed. Must be a steel marine tank, custom steel fuel tank, or certified racing fuel cell. All tanks must be securely fastened down (bolted) in the middle of the back seat area. Tank must be covered with a non-flammable material (rubber mat) after inspection OR be left in stock position. Maximum 3 gallons. No movement to occur during inspection. Leaks will result in disqualification. If tank is left in stock position, an additional strap needs to be in place to hold tank. No plastic fuel cells.
9. FUEL LINES:
All fuel lines must have leak proof fitting with steel or rubber lines (no clear lines). No exceptions. Lines should run inside car. Leaks will result in disqualification. All connections MUST have hose clamps to eliminate fuel leaks.
10. ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP:
Must have a safety shut off switch marked in red located on roof in center of the windshield area for officials use. Switch to control fuel pump only. Driver’s safety. MANDATORY. This rule is for fuel injected cars only.
11. HOOD & TRUNK:
Hoods are not mandatory. Without hood – use electric fan only - fans directly connected to motor must be removed. With hood - a 12” opening must be cut in the center of the hood. Hoods must remain open for officials’ inspection. Hood must be fastened down in maximum of 8 places including threaded rod or with seat belt strapping, wire, l/4” chain only, or bolted to fender. Hood latch should be removed. No welding hoods closed. Hoods can be wired to bumper in 2 places. Maximum of 4 spots with threaded rod maximum of ¾ inch holding the hood shut. Max washer size 4X4. Trunk/tailgate to be fastened down in same way as hood or may be welded using 8 – 3” square plates. If trunk is welded closed a 16” square hole must be cut in center of trunk for officials’ inspection. Trunks/gates can be fastened closed in maximum or 8 place including wired in 2 places to rear bumper. Maximum of 2 spots with threaded rod maximum of ¾ inch holding the trunk shut. These spots will account for 2 of the 8 spots. Max washer size 4X4.
Any holes must be covered with non-flammable material.
13. BODY PANELS:
Metal may be cut from around wheels for clearance. Front & rear quarter panels may be bolted with up to 5 bolts per panel - maximum 3/8” bolts. Body panels may be shaped but not reinforced. No tire cutters. If the car comes with a plastic rad support, it can be remade out of angle iron (max 2x2x1/4”).
14. DOOR FASTENING:
Driver door must be reinforced and can be welded solid. All other doors must be fastened shut with wire, straps, ¼” chains or spot-welded, 1” every 12” or 6 – 3” square plates welded.
Outside Car: Driver doors must be reinforced. Recommend flat bar only bolted 8 times (with a maximum 3/4” through bolt) spot-welded 1” every 12” on each side of vehicle, e.g., Max. 60” long x 12” wide x ¼” thick. Beveling allowed. NO “C” CHANNEL OR ANGLE IRON. Not mandatory.
16. ROLL BAR:
Inside Car: Roll cage highly recommended. Cage inside not to extend past the rear strut towers and not to extend past the firewall.
17. WINDSHIELD SPACE:
Must have a minimum of a single steel bar or chain from the cowl to the roof bolted or welded. The “A” or “H” style protection is permissible, but the bars must look like the A or H. The cross brace must be in the middle and in no way come in contact with the distributor protector. The horizontal bar must be a minimum 8” from cowl. If using the “A” it may be welded or bolted in 3 locations. If using the “H” it may be welded or bolted in 4 locations & be no more than 36” in width. Driver must not be impaired from exiting through window area of car in case of emergency.
Appropriate size car bumper, not to extend past middle of the front wheels.
Front bumper may be welded to the frame up to 6” from the back of the bumper. NO tube bumpers allowed.
No cutting of bumpers – may be bent inward…. must have smooth edges …no tire cutters!
Bumpers can be wired to hood in 2 spots.
No fully loading of bumpers but may be seam welded and patches added to cover factory holes to strengthen the bumper - official’s discretion.
Mandatory that front are rear bumpers tied up with wire or seat belts in minimum of 2 spots
19. FRONT GRILL:
Screens allowed, bolted, or welded to rad cradle only. (Stock A.C. condensers permitted in original position.)
Radiators and cooling system must be flushed of anti-freeze and only water added.
Overflows for radiator must point downward to the ground.
Floating or leaned back rad cradles are accepted.
If the rad is relocated, all hoses must be run through PVC pipe in case of rupture. All hoses must be double clamped and have no leaks. If rad is relocated to backseat area you must have a splash shield to protect the driver. Overflow must go through the floor onto the ground.
21. TRANSMISSION COOLER:
Are permitted and must be secured in engine compartment. Transmission dipstick must be securely fastened, wired down or have an overflow tube pointing straight down away from drivers or spectators.
Suspension must remain stock (movement must occur). Broken or sagging parts may be replaced. It is recommended that rear coil be wired to differential. No spring blocks or added helpers.
Headers must point straight up.
24. FRAME ALTERATIONS:
Front frame may be reinforced within reason. Tube inside frame rails or plate on the outside, not both. K frame may be reinforced. Nothing tying into the cage.
25. ENGINE MOUNTS:
Welded solid or chained down engine mounts are recommended.
Any tire may be used on drive tires. All drive tires must be filled with air only. Tires may be doubled. No split rims. No bead locks or bead protectors. No screwing tires to rim or studding. All wheel weights must be removed and no welding stem protections. Carry spare mud tires in case track conditions warrant. NO triple sidewalls on drive tires. Rear tires may be solid, foam filled or spare tires.
27. FIGURE 8 RACE:
Absolutely no deliberate demolition derbying – this will result in disqualification.
“Official’s Decision is Final”
For questions relating to these rules please contact Scott Gerard: 519-427-8301