Western States Racing Assoc. www.westernstatesracing.org 2008 Demolition Derby Rules ** denotes 2007 changes 1. Any year and model of passenger car or station wagon except Chrysler Imperials built in 73 or prior, 74 and newer OK. No vans, sport utility vehicles, pick-ups, Convertibles, El Caminos, Rancheros, ambulances, or hearses. No sedagons will be allowed. Small cars allowed in Mini Car heats only. 2. All glass, plastic & fiberglass in or on the car must be removed, this includes fiberglass light brackets and mirrors. All inner panels must be removed from station wagons. Removal of the dash is optional, providing the glass and plastic is removed from it. 3. All outside hardware must be removed (door handles, chrome moldings, fiberglass, headlight rings, and all grills). Plastic/fiberglass front or rear ends must be removed along with trailer hitches. 4. No reinforcements allowed other than specified welding below. Any metal added to reinforce the car is illegal. No welding on frames, except for the bumper brackets. **5. Hoods and trunks must be securely in place, only one option below can be used. A) Welds - Each seam may be welded the total length of the seam, 3/8 cold roll steel or rebar or 1 1/2” X 1/4” flat strap may be used to weld seams. Two (2) bolts, ¾” max. dia. can go through the radiator supports if they are no further than 1 inch away from the radiator supports and must extend up through the hood, and can go down through the body mounts and frame. No other bolts may go through , around, or touch the frame or uni-body. B) Chains - A maximum 3/8” chain is allowed to secure hoods, trunks, and doors. No chain is allowed to secure hoods to fenders. No chain may be welded to the frame or body. Number (9) wire may be used in place of chain with only 4 strands twisted. Two (2) bolts, ¾” max. dia. can go through the radiator supports if they are no further than 1 inch away from the radiator supports and must extend up through the hood, and can go down through the body mounts and frame. No other bolts may go through , around, or touch the frame or uni-body. C) Bolts - You may bolt your hoods and trunk down. The bolts may not exceed an ¾” or 8” in length. No more than (4) bolts per hood, 6 bolts will be allowed through your hood if two go through your radiator supports. These two 2 bolts, ¾” can go thru the radiator supports if they are no further than 1” away from the radiator supports and must extend up through the hood, and can go down through the frame. No other bolts may go through, around, or touch the frame or uni-body. D) The tailgate of a station wagon will be treated as a trunk. ** 6. Bumpers: Bumpers may be flipped. Any questions call Bert @ 801 668 7676. Bumper height rule: front and rear, can not be more than 28” from ground to top of center of bumper. Only 2 of these options can be used: A) Front and Rear bumpers can be wrapped with two chains or twice only with one 3/8” chain to secure the bumpers to the hood or trunk, a 3” washer can be welded to the hood or trunk to run chain thru. B) Bumpers can be welded to the brackets, and the bumper brackets can be welded to the frame, no material may be added other than the weld. Only one set of bumper brackets per vehicle. Bumper brackets can be welded but no more than 18” back from the front of the frame. Must use OEM bumper backets. C) In place of chain, you may use up to 3/8” rebar or (2) 3/8” rolled steel or (2) 1 ½” x ¼” flat strap welded from the hood and trunk vertically to the chrome of the bumper. No more than (2) straps per bumper may be used, if bumper is not chained onto the body; it may be welded up to 6” max. onto the body. Non compression bumpers can be welded to the body. D) (2) 3/4” dia. althread bolted diagonally through trunk lid and bumper with 3” dia (max) washer. No bolts or althread thru the bumper and bumper shock. E) Hood or trunk may be rolled over and welded to the bumper but no more than (2) 6” welds with 1 ½” X ¼” strap (max), horizontically, at the hood to bumper and at the trunk to bumper. 7. Doors may be fully welded at all exterior door seams. You may chain or use #9 wire, (2) wraps per seam but none going around the frame. 8. A bar in the center of the windshield must be installed from the cowl to the roof, enough to prevent an opening hood from entering the car. 9. No adding weight to cars, no packing the trunks, frames, doors, or under floor decking. 10. Front seat must be securely mounted to the floor. Seat belts must be used. 11. All flammable materials in the cars must be removed (carpet, headliner, door panels, etc.) Driver’s door may be padded for protection. 12. Driver’s door may have a protective bar. It can not extend more than 6” past the front door post or more than 6” behind the rear post of the front door. This bar needs to be on the outside only. 13. A pipe or bar (max. 4”) behind the seat is mandatory. A 6” by 6” x ¼” plate at the end of the pipe may be welded to the interior of the car behind the seat. It must be directly behind the seat and no further than 6” behind the seat. An optional pipe may be put in the front seat where the dashboard was located, in between the front door posts. These must be welded around the pipe only, no bolting them in place. No uprights may be attached from the cross pipes to the floor or frame. **14. A support will be required on all cars. This support must be installed and strong enough to prevent roof collapse in the event of a roll over. Channel iron or pipe with a 4” plate min. welded or bolted to top (roof) and bottom(floor), inside of car, behind driver’s seat and passenger seat, then welded to the pipe running horizontally behind seat (see #13). 15. Original gas tank must be removed from the car. Gas tank must be located inside the car, behind the front seat. The tank can be a maximum size of 6-(1/2) Gallons. Tank must be securely mounted to the floor. Hose must be safely attached, just sticking the hose in the hole of the can and using duct tape will not be allowed. A minimum of 10 ½” drain holes must be drilled randomly thru the back floor area so that fuel from any leaking gas tanks will not pool inside the car. 16. Battery must be located inside the car, Mounted on the right passenger side of the car either in the seat or on the floor. It must be covered with non-flammable material. 17. Air cleaners will be on the car at all times during competition. If using starter fluid, you must be able to spray through a tube from your seat. 18. There must be a 12“ diameter or larger hole cut over the air cleaner in case of a fire. ** 19. Cut outs over the wheel are permitted. You may use up to 4 3/8” max.bolts to secure inner/outer fender or quarter panels together, you may use up to a 2” dia. (max) washer. 20. Bumpers may be cut so they don’t smash into the tires during competition. They may be welded to the frame but no filler may be used. 21. Radiators must be in the original position. All antifreeze or other cooling additives will need to be removed; only water will be allowed in the cars. If the radiator is damaged beyond repair, a (2) gallon expansion tank may be mounted under the hood only. No modified systems allowed. 22. Trans coolers will be allowed to be moved to the back seat of your cars if it is in a closed container, strapped and mounted securely with only metal lines allowed inside the vehicle. Rubber connections must stay inside the container. **23. Car numbers must be highly visible, painted on each side of the car, and on the roof on your vehicle at least 16” high with a contrasting color of paint. 24. Cars may be painted any style or color, but no obscene or risqué sayings, pictures, or slogans. **25. Suspension must be stock suspension and work. If it came with coil springs, it must have coil springs. If it came with leaf springs, you may have a max. of 6 springs with a 2” stagger per spring and a max. of 3 clamps. It must have oem leaf springs. No adding extra leaf springs, using overload springs, or extending the existing leaf springs. A 3/8” chain may be ran thru the body and around the hump but no frame to frame or side to side. No leaf springs above main spring. Wagons: if using a 9 leaf springs on a wagon, they must be OEM, no swapping of leafs. 26. All body mounts must be stock and in place, you can not remove bolts and place washers on both sides. Only radiator support mounts may be removed and replaced with no larger than a ¾” bolt and 3” dia. washer. 27. Each car must have a fire extinguisher in the pit area. 28. Motor mounts may be welded; transmissions and motors may be chained. 29. Any engine and transmission combination may be used, mounted within 4” of the original motor. You may cut a hole in the firewall to accommodate the engine within reason. Holes left in the firewall more than 8”x 8” must be covered. 30. Holes in the floor to accommodate the transmission shifter, fuel lines, transmission lines, and wiring are permitted, all others need patched with sheet metal for safety, not reinforcement. Shifters may be tack welded or bolted. **31. Rear ends must be of any passenger car origin only, no truck rear ends or springs. No reinforcing of housing, example: welding angle or plates from axel tubes to pumpkin, axel tubes may be welded with 1 bead only to center pumpkin. 32. All cars must be able to be started by means other than sharp pointed tools, such as prewired switches, no loose tools are allowed in the cars during competition. 33. No electric fuel pumps is preferred. OEM electric fuel pumps will be allowed under the following conditions: A) A shut off valve or switch must be mounted on the dash, or front cross bar, or driver’s door post in reach of the officials in the arena. B) The area around this valve or switch must be painted fluorescent green or orange. C) There will be a twelve inch fluorescent square painted on the driver & passenger door so officials know which vehicles have fuel pumps on board. 34. No tire chains are allowed during competition. 35. All cars must exhibit the ability to stop before entering the arena. 36. Previous ran cars: repairs can be done to them to compete in another derby but not in a way that it goes beyond a repair and becomes reinforcement. You cannot add more material, ( metal or wood ), stronger, thicker or longer than what was there. Repairs will go no more than 2” past the part needs repaired. Repairs cannot have improved the vehicles strength from OEM. This will be a judgment call by our inspectors as to whether it was a repair or reinforcement. If you are unsure of doing a repair, contact our tech inspectors ahead of time @ 801 668 7676. 37. All cars including previously run cars from another event, must pass inspection prior to the event and are subject to an inspection prior to and after the main event. Any car felt unsafe by our officials will not be allowed to finish competing. Any reinforcement and/or changes done to the vehicle after inspection will disqualify the driver and forfeit any winnings earned. RULES FOR COMPETITION: 1. Tech inspections will be completed on all cars approx. (2) hours before the race. No entries will be accepted after 2 hours before a race starts, NO EXCEPTIONS. 2. No alcohol is allowed in the pit area. This includes the driver, pit crew, and any family members. If alcohol is found a disqualification result. NO EXCEPTIONS. 3. Only drivers, pit crew, and race officials are allowed in the pit area. No Exceptions. Each driver receives (3) pit passes, (1) for the driver and (2) for pit crew. Additional passes will be $15. -- Drivers --- Your pit crew needs to be with you at the time you enter the pits, no pit crew passes will be given later, they will need to be bought at $15. 4. There will be only one car per driver allowed to enter the Pre-80’s heats and one car per driver to enter the 80’s and newer heat in events having these heats. 5. All drivers must attend the driver’s meeting; heats will be drawn at the meeting. **6. Drivers must wear long pants and a shirt, preferably a sleeved shirt and close toed shoes. Drivers must wear approved full faced crash helmet, no add on chin guards. Eye protection must be worn at all times during the race. Removing your seat belt or helmet during competition or getting out of your vehicle will result in disqualification unless it is in case of a fire or rollover. 7. If the driver is under age 18, he/she must contact the registration ahead of time to obtain a release form that is to be signed from their respective legal guardian. No one under the age of 16 can participate in a derby. 8. Cars must make a hit every two minutes. No sandbagging. If you do not stay active in the competition, you will be called out. 9. No intentional hitting of the driver’s door. 10. No intentionally hitting a non-flagged car. 11. A driver pulling his flag forfeits any remaining time of their stopwatch. 12. In the event of a roll over, fire, injury, or other related occurrence, an official will stop the race, until it is determined that the driver is OK. 13. Grudge match winners qualify for the main event. 14. The driver will be considered a disqualified out for intentionally hitting a driver’s door or repeatedly hitting non-flagged cars. A disqualified out loses any time remaining on the stopwatch and is done for that heat. This driver will lose their placement in that heat. 15. A driver being called out because of a rollover, 2 fires in the same heat, or three tires past the berm (or over telephone poles) will still be allowed to have the time remaining on the stopwatch. Any car that gets rolled on its side or all the way over during competition is out of that heat, but will have the balance of their time on the stopwatch. Any car with two tires into the berm (or over the poles) is not out of competition, but they cannot be hit by another vehicle until they get themselves back into the arena area providing this is done before their time runs out. 16. Suspended out: If the race was suspended, stopped by an official(s), a suspended driver’s stopwatch will be restarted, not reset, when the race restarts with the remaining time that was on their watch. 17. Our officials will go by the stopwatches ran by our timers only. We will not consider stopwatches or video being filmed by families or other members of the audience. 18. If you have a disagreement with a call, timers, or otherwise, this is to be brought up to the head track official only. No arguing with the individual timers will be permitted. 19. You may be refused the right to race by any official for any just reason. Our race officials have the final say; continuous arguing will get you disqualified from the race. 20. Pit crew must stay out of the arena during competition and after the heat is over, only one pit crew member per vehicle will be allowed in the arena to assist in the removal of the car unless directed by an official. 21. If you feel a car was built illegally and being allowed to compete, you may bring this to the attention of any of the tech. inspectors during tech. inspection and prior to the driver’s meeting to have the car re-inspected. 22. If you feel an illegally built car was allowed to compete, you can pay a $100 protest fee at the announcer’s tower before trophy presentation. They will then get a hold of the head track official. The car will be re-inspected. If it was found to be illegal, your $100 will be returned to you, and that driver will forfeit the prize money and trophy. If the car was found not to be illegal, the $100 protest fee will be paid to the driver of the car being protested. 23. Our tech officials have the right to inspect any cars that won in the Main Event after the race and before Trophy presentation. Any cars found to be illegal with items that were hidden or missed during the pre-race inspection will cause the driver to forfeit any prizes, money, and trophies for that event.
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