7:30 pm Friday May 26, 2017 – Schomberg Fairgrounds

Technical Information: Jeff @ 905-960-0698 –Email: Jrcontracting1@aol.com
Entry forms are at the bottom of this page. (scroll down)

At the Derby Pit

Jeff McPhail – jrcontracting1@aol.com – 905-960-0698

Devi Ragogna –  line-xbarrie@bellnet.ca – 705-795-7009

 

Prize Money & Trophies

Registration $50

Register online before May 13, 2017 and SAVE $10 (link to the entry form is at the bottom of this page)

Open to men & women driving a front engine car

Over $4,200 in cash & prizes!!

Demolition Derby at Schomberg Fair

Demolition Derby at Schomberg Fair

 

Schomberg Demolition Derby Safety Check List (PDF, 45KB)

These rules and regulations have been created for the safety of the spectators, as well as drivers, pit crews and officials. Any drivers, pit crews, or persons associated with drivers that do not conform to these rules and regulations may cause entrants to be disqualified with no refund.
(New items are in bold)
Classes:
(A) SMALL CAR: 1980 and newer – Maximum 4 cylinder; Wheelbase 103″ maximum.
(B) LARGE CAR STRICTLY STOCK: 1980 and newer – V8 or V6; Wheelbase 109″ plus
*Prize money will be based on the number of entries
(C) LARGE CAR PRO MODIFIED: 1980 and newer – Wheelbase 109″ plus
**See additional rules for this class
(D) MINI VANS: 1980 and newer

2017 Demolition Derby Rules and Regulations

Download a PDF of the rules. (PDF, 111KB)

GENERAL OPERATING RULES

  1. Special heats allowing different auto entries may be run at the discretion of the Derby Committee.
  2. Entrants must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License at the time of registration and at the time of the derby.
  3. Each driver must register their vehicle and pay the $50.00 entry fee per driver/car. Only driver and 1 pit crew are allowed in the pit area. If additional Pit crew member are required, they must pay $10.00 . Maximum Pit crew allowed is 2 plus Driver.  Drivers and pit crew must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  4. Each driver will receive 1 free pit pass for themselves and 1 additional pit pass for mechanics only. Pit passes will not be available for purchase. Security will be tight.
  5. Pit crews are allowed in the pit area only, and may not enter the derby area UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, before, during or after any heat or final. Pit passes will be enforced at all times.
  6. Any persons in the pit or derby area without a wristband visibly displayed will be removed. There will be no exception to this rule. Security will be tight.
  7. All vehicles must be ready for inspection upon arrival to the grounds. No equipment trucks are allowed in pit area until the final round, due to lack of space. This will be strictly enforced.
  8. Cars will not be allowed on the fairground before 5:00PM. All cars must be inspected and passed before the start of the derby. All cars must be ready for inspection by 6:30PM. All drivers and pit crews must attend the Driver’s Meeting.
  9. Derby officials have the right to reject any and all entries at any time.
  10. NO SMOKING is allowed in derby vehicles at any time. No alcohol, drugs or offensive language may be used by entrants at any time. No fighting allowed. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  11. Assigned numbers must be painted on the roof of the cars, as well as on both front door panels. Numbers must be legible and in contrasting color to the rest of the car. Numbers must be no less than 1’ in height and sized accordingly in width. Driver’s door must be painted WHITE.
  12. No head-on collisions, or hits on the driver’s doors are allowed. Driver may be disqualified at the discretion of the officials.
  13. Driver’s must STAY IN THEIR CARS until the heat is declared over, or unless otherwise advised by an official. Helmets and goggles must be KEPT ON until the heat is over.
  14. In the event of the last 2 cars (per heat) being locked together, they will be separated and re-started at the discretion of the officials.
  15. If you are one of the 2 remaining cars, and wish to accept 2nd place, you may do so by indicating this to any official by holding up 2 fingers. 2nd place is eligible for the championship heat. After 10 minutes, the race will be called, at the discretion of the officials, and the prize money will be divided equally between the two drivers.
  16. If a driver does not hit another car within 1 minute, they may be disqualified at the judge’s discretion.
  17. A driver is allowed to enter one heat only. If they finish first or second, they are qualified for the final heat using the same vehicle. Any other vehicle leaving the derby pit, under its own power, is eligible for the Second Chance Heat, subject to further safety inspection. Driver’s wishing to enter the Second Chance Heat, must pay $10.00 to enter. Entry money will be awarded to the first place winner of the Second Chance Heat.
  18. The Overall Winner and Best Decorated cars must be made available for the parade, on the following Saturday morning.

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL VEHICLE TYPES

  1. All glass, including windshield, rear window, side windows, head and taillights, etc must be removed. Rolling down or breaking windows in doors is not permitted.
  2. All mouldings and exterior trim must be removed.
  3. All vehicles must be swept clean from glass, debris and garbage in trunk and interior space.
  4. A fully charge ABC type fire extinguished (minimum 2lb) must be mounted within reach of the driver. If you do not have a fire extinguisher – you will be disqualified.
  5. Every competing vehicle must have a working seatbelt and be in use during competition. A DOT approved helmet with visor, safety glasses or goggles must be worn at all times during the race.
  6. You may install mesh screening, plastic snow fence or steel bars on window openings to protect the driver.
  7. The stock fuel tank must be removed. A metal marine type or similar steel or aluminum tank (maximum 5 gallon) can be used. The tank must be installed in the centre of the car on the floor where the lower backseat was mounted. Securely mount with no leaks on the fuel lines or connections. Fuel lines must run on the inside of the floor boards – connecting to the motor. Fuel lines must be made from steel or neoprene braid only. Fuel tank must be covered with a non-flammable cover. NO PLASTIC TANKS OF ANY KIND.
  8. Only one 12 volt car battery is allowed. It must be securely mounted to the floor of the front passenger compartment and contained in a non-flammable container – Milk crate, marine cover, etc.
  9. Radiators must remain in the stock location and must be drained of coolant and filled with water. Transmission coolers can only be mounted in the engine compartment and be totally leak-proof.
  10. Suspensions must remain stock and have movement. No blocked or strapped springs. No welded shocks. Coil springs can be wired or clamped in place.
  11. Rusted frames or body mounts and holes in floors can be repaired with steel no thicker than stock metal. No reinforcing. No plating. No pinning. No arch trusses. No seam welding. No frame boxing. All frame and body repairs are subject to the official’s approval.
  12. Up to 4 more body mounts may be installed on full frame vehicles. They can be installed with bolts or threaded rod no larger than ¾” with 3” washers.
  13. You may remove steel or plastic inner fenders.
  14. TIRE RULE: Only Summer or All Season “P” rated radial tires are permitted. No double, solid, liquid filled or industrial tires. No snow lug or studded tires. No screws or rivets in the rims to hold tires. Tires can be a maximum size of 235. No LT or ST tires are permitted. All wheel weights must be removed.
  15. Any mechanical fans must be removed. You may install one 12 volt electric fan on the radiator.

 

ALL DRIVERS MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING…

  1. Any competing vehicle can be re-inspected by an inspector or derby chairperson at any time – before or after the competition.
  2. A $25.00 protest fee is required if a driver feels that another driver is competing unfairly for any reason. The driver must approach the derby chairperson prior to, during or within 15 minutes after the heat is completed. If the car in question is disqualified, the $25.00 fee will be returned. If the car is found to be legal, the $25.00 fee will be given to the driver in question. The derby chairperson’s decision is final.
  3. Any disputes over an inspector’s decision will be dealt with by the derby chairperson in charge. Since rules can change from year to year – Competitors must follow the current year’s rules. Our goal is to ensure that the demolition derby is a fun and safe event for all. Please feel free to contact a member of the derby committee well ahead of the event with any questions or advise on any modifications. Vehicles have been disqualified for not complying or stretching too many rules to create an unfair advantage.
  4. The Driver’s Meeting is held immediately before the start of the event. This is a MANDATORY MEETING for all competitors and pit crew.

 

GREEN START RACE / HEAT
RED EMERGENCY / STOP RACE
BLACK DISQUALIFICATION
CHECKERED WINNER

FLAGS

  • When a RED flag is out – All drivers must stop and stay in their vehicle until otherwise instructed.
  • When a BLACK flag has been called on you – Shut off your vehicle and remain inside the vehicle until the heat is finished.
  • Failure to obey the Flagging Officials RESULTS IN an automatic disqualification.
  • Drivers must be in control of their vehicle at all times. You will be liable for any damages or injuries caused.

 

Van Rules

  1. Front wheel drive mini vans are only acceptable. No small SUVs, GM, Astro or Safari rear wheel drive vans are permitted.
  2. All vans must have windows. Cargo vans must have large openings cut into the cargo area.
  3. The sliding and rear doors must be securely fastened shut with wire, chains, seat belts, bolts or welded in 4 locations on each door. If welded – You must use no larger than 3 x 3 x ¼“ plates. No seam welding.
  4. The stock fuel tank must be removed. A metal marine type or similar steel or aluminum tank (maximum 5 gallon) can be used. The tank must be installed on the floor between the rear wheel wells and securely mounted with no leaks on the fuel lines or connections. Fuel lines must run on the inside of the floor boards – connecting to the motor. Fuel lines must be made from steel or neoprene braid only. Fuel tank must be covered with a non-flammable cover. NO PLASTIC TANKS OF ANY KIND.
  5. Only one 12 volt car battery is allowed. It must be securely mounted to the floor of the front passenger compartment and contained in a non-flammable container – Milk crate, marine cover, etc.
  6. All glass, lights and interior must be removed except for the driver’s seat, dashboard and engine cover.
  7. The driver’s and passenger doors must be securely closed with wire, chains, seat belts, bolts or welded in 4 locations. If welded – You must use no larger than 3 x 3 x ¼” plates. No seam welding.
  8. The driver’s door and front fender must be painted white to create a No Hit Zone. Assigned number will be painted on the driver’s door.
  9. If your van is fuel-injected – A running light and shut down switch for the fuel pump must be mounted on the dashboard in plain sight and within easy reach of the driver. A 12” x 12” hole must be cut in the centre of the hood for easy access in case of a fire.
  10. A windshield bar must be installed in the centre of the window opening – vertically. Welding or bolting is permitted.
  11. The stock seat belt must be in working order and in good condition and must be worn at all times during the competition.
  12. The van’s breaks must be in working order.
  13. A fully charge ABC type fire extinguished (minimum 2lb) must be mounted within reach of the driver. If you do not have a fire extinguisher, you will be disqualified.
  14. You may install a post-to-post bar behind the driver’s seat no larger than 3” square pipe or tubing. This bar must be securely mounted with a minimum of ½” bolts or welded in place. A door bar can be mounted to the post bar. The door bar can run down the driver’s doors to the floor and securely mounted with ½” bolts or welded. Driver’s side only. No other kickers can be installed to the floor from the post-to-post bar. A roll over bar can be installed from the post bar or floor – It can run out of the side window and across the roof and be securely mounted. No dashboard bars are permitted.
  15. Suspension must be in stock working condition. No strapped springs. No blocked or welded shocks. The suspension must have movement.
  16. If your van has a sun roof – The hole must be covered with body steel or the equivalent thickness.
  17. A steel plate must be mounted on the driver’s door covering from the front fender to the side panel. It must be securely mounted in a minimum of 6 locations with a minimum of ½” bolts or stitch welded. The steel plate must be 72” x 12” and no thicker than ¼”. No channeling. No angle iron. If your plate comes loose during the competition – You will be disqualified.
  18. TIRE RULE: Only Summer or All Season “P” rated radial tires are permitted. No double, solid, liquid filled or industrial tires. No snow lug or studded tires. No screws or rivets in the rims to hold tires. Tires can be a maximum size of 235. No LT or ST tires are permitted. All wheel weights must be removed.

Small Car Rules

  1. Small cars must be 1980 or newer. They must have 4 cylinder motors and have a wheelbase of 103” or less. Two or four door sedans or station wagons are permitted. Front or rear wheel drive is accepted. No small SUVs or 4 wheel drive vehicles. The Derby Chairperson’s decision is final.
  2. Any car too battered from previous competitions or a road accident will be disqualified. The Inspector’s decision is final.
  3. If your small car is built to compete as a Pro-Mod – Read these rules carefully. Your vehicle may not comply.
  4. All glass, lights and interior must be removed except for the driver’s seat and dashboard.
  5. The stock fuel tank must be removed. A metal marine type or similar steel or aluminum tank (maximum 5 gallon) can be used. The tank must be installed in the centre of the car on the floor where the lower backseat was mounted. Securely mount with no leaks on the fuel lines or connections. Fuel lines must run on the inside of the floor boards – connecting to the motor. Fuel lines must be made from steel or neoprene braid only. Fuel tank must be covered with a non-flammable cover. NO PLASTIC TANKS OF ANY KIND.
  6. If your car is fuel-injected – A running light and shut down switch for the fuel pump must be mounted on the dashboard in plain sight and within easy reach of the driver.
  7. Only one 12 volt car battery is allowed. It must be securely mounted to the floor of the front passenger compartment and contained in a non-flammable container – Milk crate, marine cover, etc.
  8. The plastic nose cone on the front and rear of the car can be removed. The bulkhead (bumper) can be welded to the frame. Non-stock bumpers can be installed and welded to the frame. The bumper cannot be wider than the width of the vehicle. It can be bent over and welded or cut off at a 90 degree angle only. No 45 degree angles. Inspector’s decision is final.
  9. Threaded rod can be mounted through the uni-body or frame, through the radiator support and through the hood. The rod can be no larger than ¾” with 3” washers.
  10. No stuffing the uni-body cavity with pipe or steel bars of any kind. If found – YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  11. You may install a post-to-post bar behind the driver’s seat no larger than 3” square pipe or tubing. This bar must be securely mounted with a minimum of ½” bolts or welded in place. A door bar can be mounted to the post bar. The door bar can run down the driver’s doors to the floor and securely mounted with ½” bolts or welded. Driver’s side only. No other kickers can be installed to the floor from the post-to-post bar. A roll over bar can be installed from the post bar or floor – It can run out of the side window and across the roof and be securely mounted. Dashboard bars are not permitted.
  12. Car suspensions must be in stock working condition. No strapped springs. No welded or blocked shocks. The suspension must have movement.
  13. All doors must be secured with wire, chains, bolts, seat belts or welded in 4 locations. If welded – Plates cannot be larger than 3” x 3” x ¼”. No seam welding.
  14. A steel plate must be mounted on the driver’s door covering from the front fender to the side panel. It must be securely mounted in a minimum of 6 locations with a minimum of ½” bolts or stitch welded. The steel plate must be 72” x 12” and no thicker than ¼”. No channeling. No angle iron. If your plate comes loose during the competition – You will be disqualified.
  15. The trunk or tailgate must be secured in 4 locations with wire, chains, bolts, seat belt or welded. If welded – Plates cannot be larger than 3” x 3” x ¼”. No seam welding. Threaded rod can be installed through the uni-body frame – trunk floor – trunk lid and fastened with 3” washers. Threaded rod can be no larger than ¾”.
  16. The hood must be secured in 4 locations with 2 strands of wire or seat belt. No welding. A mandatory 12” x 12” hole must be cut over the carburetor or throttle body.
  17. If the car has a sun roof – The hole must be covered with body steel or the equivalent thickness.
  18. TIRE RULE: Only Summer or All Season “P” rated radial tires are permitted. No double, solid, liquid filled or industrial tires. No snow lug or studded tires. No screws or rivets in the rims to hold tires. Tires can be a maximum size of 235. No LT or ST tires are permitted. All wheel weights must be removed.
  19. A fully charge ABC type fire extinguished (minimum 2lb) must be mounted within reach of the driver. If you do not have a fire extinguisher – you will be disqualified.

Full Size Rules

  1. Full size cars must be 1980 or newer. Two or four door sedans or station wagons with a wheelbase of 106” or larger are permitted. Front or rear wheel drive is accepted.
  2. Rear wheel drive cars must have stock style motors and transmissions. GM with GM, Ford with Ford, Chrysler with Chrysler. Motors can be swapped but cannot be a higher horsepower than stock. Pro-Mod motors and transmissions are not accepted. Inspector’s decision is final.
  3. Any car too battered from previous competitions or a road accident will be disqualified. The Inspector’s decision is final.
  4. No seam welding on the frame. No reinforcing plates. No pinning. No boxing. No arch supports. Any frame repairs must be done with steel no thicker than stock. Body mounts can be removed. Trailer hitches must be removed. If any reinforcements are found – YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  5. You may install a post-to-post bar behind the driver’s seat no larger than 3” square pipe or tubing. This bar must be securely mounted with a minimum of ½” bolts or welded in place. A door bar can be mounted to the post bar. The door bar can run down the driver’s doors to the floor and securely mounted with ½” bolts or welded. Driver’s side only. No other kickers can be installed to the floor from the post-to-post bar. A roll over bar can be installed from the post bar or floor – It can run out of the side window and across the roof and be securely mounted. Dashboard bars are not permitted.
  6. The bumper must be of stock construction – they can be swapped from other vehicles but must be the same style and construction. Bumpers can be welded to brackets and brackets welded to the frame. No reinforcements, plating or gussets permitted. No stuffing of the bumper cavity. No channel tube steel. The bumper ends can be bent over and welded or cut off at a 90 degree angle. No 45 degree angles.
  7. The stock fuel tank must be removed. A metal marine type or similar steel or aluminum tank (maximum 5 gallon) can be used. The tank must be installed in the centre of the car on the floor where the lower backseat was mounted. Securely mount with no leaks on the fuel lines or connections. Fuel lines must run on the inside of the floor boards – connecting to the motor. Fuel lines must be made from steel or neoprene braid only. Fuel tank must be covered with a non-flammable cover. NO PLASTIC TANKS OF ANY KIND.
  8. A windshield bar is mandatory. This bar must be vertically mounted with a minimum of ½” bolts or welded.
  1. A steel plate must be mounted on the driver’s door covering from the front fender to the side panel. It must be securely mounted in a minimum of 6 locations with a minimum of ½” bolts or stitch welded. The steel plate must be 72” x 12” and no thicker than ¼”. No channeling. No angle iron. If your plate comes loose during the competition – You will be disqualified.
  2. Car suspensions must be in stock working condition. No strapped springs. No welded or blocked shocks. The suspension must have movement. Coil springs cannot be swapped for leaf springs. No larger than stock rear axles. Coil springs can be wired or clamped in place.
  3. Transmissions can have a floor shifter installed. Trans mounts, crossmembers and brackets all must remain stock.
  4. Exhaust pipes or headers are permitted through the hood.
  5. All doors must be secured with wire, chains, bolts, seat belts or welded in 4 locations. If welded – Plates cannot be larger than 3” x 3” x ¼”. No seam welding.
  6. The driver’s door must be painted white with assigned number boldly displayed.
  7. Only one 12 volt car battery is allowed. It must be securely mounted to the floor of the front passenger compartment and contained in a non-flammable container – Milk crate, marine cover, etc.
  8. The hood must be secured in 4 locations with 2 strands of wire or seat belt. No welding. A mandatory 12” x 12” hole must be cut over the carburetor or throttle body.
  9. The trunk or tailgate must be secured in 4 locations with wire, chains, bolts, seat belt or welded. If welded – Plates cannot be larger than 3” x 3” x ¼”. No seam welding. Threaded rod can be installed through the uni-body frame – trunk floor – trunk lid and fastened with 3” washers. Threaded rod can be no larger than ¾”.
  10. If the car has a sun roof – The hole must be covered with body steel or the equivalent thickness.
  11. TIRE RULE: Only Summer or All Season “P” rated radial tires are permitted. No double, solid, liquid filled or industrial tires. No snow lug or studded tires. No screws or rivets in the rims to hold tires. Tires can be a maximum size of 235. No LT or ST tires are permitted. All wheel weights must be removed.
  12. A fully charge ABC type fire extinguished (minimum 2lb) must be mounted within reach of the driver. If you do not have a fire extinguisher – you will be disqualified.

 

Two ways to register. (please pick just one)

1/ Printed Entry Form (download and print this form, fill it out and bring it to the derby with your payment)

2/ Online Entry Form (fill out the online form, bring your payment to the derby)