Demo Derby at Beeton Fair

Beeton Fall Fair 2022 Demo Derby

The annual Beeton Fall Fair Demolition Derby is to be held Sunday, September 18th,  2022 at 1:00 p.m. on the Beeton Fairgrounds. Gates will be open at 8:30 a.m.

Prizes:

Prizes for the “BEST LOOKING CONSOLIDATED CAR”:

First Place:  $300.00

Second Place:   $200.00

Prizes for the “WINNER OF EACH CONSOLIDATED CAR HEAT”:

First Place:  $100.00

Prizes for the “CONSOLIDATED CAR FINAL HEAT:

First Place:  $1,200.00

Second Place:  $800.00

Third Place: $500.00

 

Type of car:

 

  • Any 4 or 6 cylinder hardtop automobile or station wagon – hereinafter “cars”
  • 6 cylinder cars must have a wheelbase of 109” or less.
  • 4 cylinder cars do not have a wheelbase limit.
  • STRAIGHT STOCK – NO ENGINE SWAPS

 

  1. NO trucks, convertibles, jeeps, vans, hearses, limousines or checker cabs.
  2. Cars ran in previous derbies may be considered too battered and unsafe, resulting in disqualification.
  3. If there is any question regarding the participant’s vehicle, it is the driver’s responsibility to prove make, model, year, engine, etc.

 

Rules and Regulations:

 

DRIVERS AND MECHANICS are subject to and must obey the following Rules and Regulations which are set up by the Beeton Fall Fair where this event is being held:

 

  1. IMPORTANT: Each driver, mechanic and any pit crew must sign in at the registration desk the day of the derby.  Drivers must bring their cars to inspection and have their car examined.  All cars are to be inspected and ready to go by 11:00 a.m., followed by a driver’s meeting at 12:30 p.m., which is exclusively for the drivers. Driver attendance is mandatory or driver will be disqualified.
  2. Each driver must fill out an entry form and supply their own car. Only one entry per person.
  3. Entry fees ($50.00) per car will be paid in the form of cash.
  4. Each driver must be 18 years of age or older and must produce a valid “G” driver’s licence when signing in.
  5. The original registered driver must drive the registered vehicle for the entire event. No substituting drivers.
  6. The Beeton Fall Fair reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries, drivers or pit persons.
  7. Only the driver and mechanics who sign the release/waiver form will be permitted in the pit area or on the track. 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.
  8. Beeton Fall Fair will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any cars, trucks, parts or personal property before, during and after the event.
  9. It is highly recommended that each competitor carry their own liability insurance.
  10. Drivers and mechanics are in the pit area at their own risk.
  11. All cars must be removed from the grounds no later than 2 hours after the derby. All cars left in excess of this time become the property of the Beeton Fall Fair.

 

NO CHANGES OR ALTERATIONS TO RULES MAY BE MADE EXCEPT BY THE BEETON FALL FAIR.

 

NO REFUNDS

 

I have read the Rules and Regulations and acknowledge to have received a copy and agree that the decision of the Officials 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/waiver of liability in the form supplied by the Beeton Fall Fair and I agree to sign such a release/waiver.

 

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.  NO REFUNDS FOR NOT FOLLOWING THIS RULE.

 

Preparation Of The Car:

 

REMOVE OR CONVERT THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT FAIRGROUNDS:

 

  1. FLAMMABLE MATERIAL

All carpet, headline, door panels and ALL other flammable materials MUST be removed from inside of the car.  Front seat and dashboard may be left in place.  Front and rear bumper covers MUST be removed.

  1. GLASS/AIR BAGS

All windows, mirrors, trim and air bags MUST be removed prior to derby event.  There is to be NO loose or smashed glass anywhere in car or into the bottom of the doors.

  1. FIRE EXTINGUISHER

MUST be within reach of the driver.  MUST work and have proper working gauge.  Please check gauge on extinguisher before arriving at the derby.

  1. DOORS AND NUMBERS

It is highly recommended that the driver’s door be reinforced.  An optional roof number plate may be securely fastened.  Car MUST have a number clearly visible (roof sign, contrasting paint on the doors).

  1. BATTERY

Battery MUST be removed to front passenger floorboard and securely fastened in a box/container clear of all fuel sources.  One (1) single CAR battery.  Following inspection, battery MUST be covered with a non-flammable shield such as air bag or rubber mat.  NO heavy truck/equipment batteries permitted.

  1. GAS TANK

Stock gas tanks MUST be removed.  Steel marine tank, custom fuel cell or certified racing fuel cell ONLY.  All tanks MUST be securely fastened (bolted) down in the middle of the back seat area.  Tank must be covered with a non-flammable cover after inspection (air bag, floor mat).  NO movement can occur during inspection.  Any leaks will result in disqualification.  NO gas tank protectors.  Gas tank may be mounted to the post-to-post bar BUT not to act, in any way, as a protector.  If tank is mounted to the post-to-post bar, it cannot touch the floor of the car and MUST be a minimum of 15” from rear sheet metal.  NO UNSAFE FUEL TANKS.  NO “JERRY CANS”.

  1. FUEL LINES

All fuel lines MUST have leak proof fitting with steel or rubber lines (NO clear lines).  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Lines should run inside the car.  Leaks will result in disqualification.  All connections MUST have hose clamps to eliminate leaks.  If your fuel system is not safe – you will not run.

  1. FUEL PUMP

MUST have a safety shut off switch marked in red located on the roof in the centre 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 and does not apply to carbureted cars.  MUST be able to be seen by flag staff from 20’ away.

 

  1. TRUNK/TAILGATE

Trunks must be stock.  Trunk may be tucked, cut or removed.  Trunk lid may be tucked 900 in the centre.  There is NO other manipulating the trunk lid.  Trunk/tailgate MUST be fastened shut in a maximum of 6 places using chain, wire or seatbelts.  NO welding.  NO threaded rod in trunk/tailgate.

  1. HOOD

Hoods are not mandatory.  Without hood, use electric fan only.  Fans directly connected to motor MUST be removed.  Hood to be in stock position or removed.  A 12” opening MUST be cut in the centre of the hood.  Hoods to fastened in a maximum of 6 places using chain, strap, wire or belts.  Hood may be bolted through the rad support ONLY in 2 places with maximum ¾” bolts or rod.  These bolts ARE NOT to extend past the rad support and count for 2 of the 6 places fastening hood closed.  Hoods must remain open for Officials’ inspection.

  1. BODY PANELS

Metal may be cut from around wheels for clearance.  NO extra bolts anywhere.

  1. DOOR FASTENING

All doors must be fastened shut with wire, straps, chains or seat belts in a maximum of 6 spots per door.  NO bolting or welding doors closed.  Driver’s door MAY be welded solid.

  1. DOOR PLATES/DOOR BARS

Outside of car may have a 12” x 60” x ¼” maximum steel plate applied to driver and passenger doors, bolted in 6 locations with a maximum of ¾” bolts.  NO “C” CHANNEL OR ANGLE IRON.  Driver’s door can be reinforced in any form BUT NOT reinforced to the frame.

  1. CAGE/ROLL BAR

Single roll bar up each door frame, inside or across the roof.  Roll bars going across the roof can be bolted twice through the roof for driver safety.  This roll bar may be welded or bolted own to the seat bar only – NOT to floor or frame.  A seat bar (maximum 3” x 3”) can be bolted or welded behind back seat from side to side to protect driver.  NO excessive use of materials – not mandatory.  Seat/roll bars not to extend past back of driver’s seat.  Bar over roof cannot be attached to any other bar on the car except the rear seat bar.  You may have 2 down bars bolted to the floor NOT to the rocker/frame.  “Feet” for the down bars are to be no larger than 5” x 5”.  NO dash bars.  NO passenger side bars.

  1. INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

NO welding of any inside body support seams or firewall seams.  Large holes in car floors MUST be repaired with same gauge metal and securely fastened.  NO reinforcement.  Broken seats may result in disqualification.

  1. BUMPERS

Front bumper only can be replaced with any stock OEM car bumper.  NO loading or seam welding.  NO TUBE BUMPERS ALLOWED.  NO truck bumpers.  Bumper to be welded to the end of the frame.  A 2” wide ¼” thick metal strap can be welded 2” onto the end of the frame across to 2” of the top of the bumper to help hold it on.  You can use 2 plates per mounting spot (2” x 4” x ¼”).  Front and rear bumper can be wired to hood/rad support or trunk in 4 spots each.  These will count as hood/trunk tie downs.  NO tubing in frame to hold bumper on.  Rear bumpers MUST be the stock bumper, in stock location or removed.  You can use 2 (2” x 4” x ¼”) plates to hold the rear bumper on.  NO over welding of front bumper.  If using an aluminum bumper, you may use 2 pieces (per rail) of maximum 2” x 2” x 2” angle iron welded to the frame.  You can bolt your bumper to the angle iron with ½” bolts (4 total).  NO cutting the end of the frame to mount the bumper.  Mandatory that both front and rear bumpers have at least 2 spots of 9 wire to hold bumper on.  If the car came factory with bumper shocks/brackets or crush boxes, they MUST remain.

  1. RADIATOR

Radiators and cooling system MUST be flushed of anti-freeze and only water added.  Overflows for radiator must point downward to the ground.  Radiator must be mounted in original position or removed.  NO screens allowed.  (Stock A.C. condensers permitted in original position.)  NO metal added around the rad for reinforcement.  NO rad guards.

  1. TRANSMISSION COOLER

NO transmission coolers permitted.

  1. SUSPENSION/STEERING

Suspension MUST remain stock.  Cars with aluminum spindles can swap to steel spindles with no major modifications/welding (GM to GM, Ford to Ford etc.).  If parts are broken and need to be replaced, send a message for clarification.

  1. FRAMES

NO welding the frame.  NO seam welding.  NO bolting/pinning sub-frame.  Bent frames may be repaired with 2 (4” x 4” x ¼”) plates.  Frame repairs are to be painted in a bright colour and reported to Officials during inspection.  Trailer hitch MUST be removed completely.  Rear frame may be notched.  NO pre bending the frame or spare tire well.

  1. ENGINES/MOTOR MOUNTS

Stock engine/transmissions.  NO reinforcing motor mounts.  NO chaining motors.

  1. BODY MOUNTS

Stock.  Stock bolts.  Stock Bushings.  NO extra bolts.  NO extra 9 wire “body mounts”.

  1. WINDSHIELD/REAR WINDOW AREA

Front windshield MUST have 1 single steel bar or chain bolted to cowl and front of roof – NOT welded.  NO rear window bars.  NO 9 wire in any windows.

  1. TIRES

Any tire may be used.  All drive tires are to be filled with air only.  Non-drive tires can be solid/foam filled.  Tires may be doubled.  Wheel centres may be welded into rim to change bolt pattern, NOT to reinforce rim.  NO full centres.  NO triple side walls.  All wheel weights must be removed.  NO home-made rims.  NO bead locks.  NO valve stem protectors.

  1. BRAKES

Cars MUST have dependable brakes and brakes MUST be in working order before entering derby ring at all times.  All boundaries must be observed.

 

“OFFICIALS’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL”.

 

Running In The Derby

 

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 skin exposed.  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**

For your safety and the safety of others:  NO head-on collisions and NO hitting of the driver’s door is permitted.  Your car will be disqualified if it becomes unsafe during a heat.  If your car is not ready for the heat or the feature, then you will be automatically disqualified with no refund.  Careless driving in the pit area could result in disqualification.

Keep your cool:  A 60 arm-count limit is enforced by Officials for restarts and making competitive contact with another car.  Hits must be aggressive.  Simple contact within the time does not constitute combat and will be considered “sand bagging”.  NO fighting or arguing with Officials or other participants will be tolerated.  Instigators will be ejected with no refund.  Officials reserve the right to order any alterations to meet our safety standards.  Alterations may also be imposed due to track conditions on the day of the derby.

 

NO ABUSIVE LANGUAGE OR DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON TRACK, EMERGENCY VEHICLE AREA OR IN THE PIT AREA IS PERMITTED.  Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately disqualified and removed from the grounds.  THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.  BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

 

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