Destruction Derby Information

Trinity County Fair

2012 DESTRUCTION DERBY

TRINITY COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA

Saturday August 11, 2012 - 8:00pm 



Prizes!

Full Size

1st Place --------------$1200.00

2nd Place ---------------$500.00

3rd Place ---------------$200.00

Mini Cars

1st Place----------------$400.00

2nd Place---------------$100.00


$ 50.00 -------------- Added Prize Money Per Heat

 

Special Trophy for Best Decorated Car

Sponsored by the Trinity County Fair Association


  

Fees
Car Entry (Includes Owner & Driver Pit Passes)           $30.00
Pit Crew (Up to 3)                                                       $10.00 each
Additional Pit Passes                                                   $20.00 each
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ALLOWED IN PIT AREA!!

 




DESTRUCTION DERBY
Rules and Regulations as of 2012

DRIVER SAFETY

1.         Regulation racing crash helmets must be worn at all times while in car.

2.         Seat belts must remain buckled during all heats and main event.

3.         Driver is to stay in his car during entire event, except when directed by officials.

4.         It is the responsibility of the driver to be aware of all safety rules during the event.

5.         Drivers must have VALID Drivers License.

6.         If driver is under the age of 18 a parent/guardian signature is required!

7.         Drivers must attend Driver-Pit Crew Meeting held at 7:45 pm.

8.         Ramming of driver’s door or disabled cars WILL NOT BE PERMITTED!

9.         THE DRIVER OF THE CAR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR PIT CREW AND MAY BE DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE OF THEIR ACTIONS.

10.       DRIVER (OWNER) MUST HAVE PIT PERSONNEL WITH HIM/HER AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.

CAR REGULATIONS

1.         Vehicle inspection and registration will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ANY
DERBY CAR NOT IN THE INSPECTION AREA BY 7 p.m. MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

2.         NO PICK-UP TRUCKS, VANS, FOUR WHEEL DRIVES, OR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES.

3.         All chrome strips, glass, and the rear seats MUST be removed.

4.         Fenders may be cut away from wheels. No other metal may be cut away, except over carburetor and roof for escape purposes. (Holes cut in hood must be free from sharp edges)

5.         TIRES:

a. Mud and snow are permissible. Water in tubes is permissible.
            b. No bar or paddle tires will be allowed!

6.         GAS TANK RULE:

            a.  Gas tanks must be removed from under the car and moved to the rear seat forward of rear                  axle.  MAXIMUM OF 6 GALLONS IN GAS TANK.
            b.  Gas tanks must be secured by chains, cable or steel brackets.  NOTHING 
                 FLAMMABLE!!

            c.  
Gas tanks must be made of steel or similar quality.  NO PLASTIC OR ALUMINUM                      TANKS.

7.         Holes must be made in the floorboard around the gas tank for possible spillage.

8.         BATTERY RULE:

            a. Maximum of 2 batteries per Derby car.
            b. Must be securely attached inside the vehicle and covered.

9.         Doors must be chained or cabled shut.  Trunk must be chained or cabled shut.  Maximum - 6             inch spacing.  Trunk area must be visible for inspection from the rear seat.  NO WELDING.

10.       Hood must be chained, bolted, or  cabled.  Minimum - 6  inches on sides.  Hole must be cut                 out of the hood (at least 8 inches in diameter) over the carburetor to allow a fire extinguisher
            nozzle to enter and put out fires.  Frame CANNOT be used for bolting down the hood.

11.       All chains and cables used to secure doors, hood and trunk must be strong enough to tow a                 car, (preferably 3/8" or better).  DOORS AND TRUNK CHAINED OR CABLED
            ONLY!!

12.        NO WELDING OR CUTTING EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED.

13.        SEAT BELTS ARE MANDATORY!

14.        Front seat may be chained down. Bucket seats allowed.

15.        Bumper heights, front and rear, will not be higher than 24” in height.

16.        Stock bumpers can be tack welded (no more than 1 inch welds) on outside of mount only.

17.        All chrome strips must be removed.

18.        Numbers must be painted on the roof and side of the car at least 24”.

19.        Radiators, if used, must be in stock position.  Radiator and/or support CANNOT be  reinforced or modified in any way other than original configuration!

20.        Engines MUST be chained or bolted to frame.  Engine can be secured at motor mounts  ONLY!

21.        Rear deck on station wagons must be open. NO SUB-FLOORS!

22.       All cars entered may be subject to cut-away inspection at any time before, during or immediately after the Derby. Failure to allow officials to do so will disqualify car, driver and pit crew associated with said car.

 

OPTIONAL VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

  1.          Radiators and fans.
  2.          Locked rear ends .
  3.          Drivers door may be braced for drivers safety. Both front doors may be reinforced.
             Reinforcement is allowed to extend 6” forwards and backwards of the front doors.
  4.          Roll cage.
  5.          Floor transmission lever and hand accelerator throttle.
  6.          Transmission coolers.
  7.          Electric fuel pumps require oil pressure or charging system cut-off switch.

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.         The officials may disqualify the driver and car any time before, during, or after the Derby, if found in violation of any Derby rules

2.             CARS MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FOR:

            a. Sandbagging : staying in the background and doing little ramming.
            b. Getting tied up with another vehicle too long.
            c. Teaming.
            d. Not moving or making contact with another vehicle on own power at least once every two                     minutes.

3.         PERSONAL MISCONDUCT AT ANY TIME DURING THE DERBY WILL           RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION!!!           

4.         ALL CARS MUST BE REGISTERED AND INSPECTED BETWEEN 5:30 PM     
            AND 7:30 PM.  CARS NOT REGISTERED AND INSPECTED BY 7:30 PM MAY                 BE DISQUALIFIED!  REGISTER AT DERBY GATE ON MORGAN HILL RD.                 NEXT TO CALTRANS YARD.

5.         Anyone in timer-judging area other than judges and timers while heat or main event is going may be subject to disqualification of car you are representing.

6.                Event coordinators word is final!  There will be no refunds.

 

MINI RULES

1.         If only one car is registered, that car will be declared winner by default and be awarded 2nd place prize only.

2.         All side doors must be reinforced.

3.         Welding permitted on side doors ONLY!

4.         Heat will be run before the main event.

5.         4 Cylinder engines ONLY!!!

6.         Must have at least 4 cars for event to run.

7.         General Rules and Regulations also apply.

Complete Entry Form and Pit Pass Registration and return by August 11, 2012:

2012 Destruction Derby Entry Form and Pit Pass    


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