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Oregon / Oregon State Fair Outlaw Compact Figure 8 Rules
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on June 11, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
2018
Outlaw Full Contact
Compact Figure 8
at the
Oregon State Fair

Please direct all tech questions to our Head Tech Inspector Steve Morgan. Thank you.

Outlaw Compact Figure 8 Class Rules
   Please note: VERY wide latitude has been extended in these rules HOWEVER please do NOT abuse this! This is NOT a full "Outlaw" show. ABSOLUTELY NO "Mad Max" or other "over the top" style builds will be allowed. If you show up with a car that is clearly in violation of either the letter or spirit of these rules, you will NOT be allowed to run, PERIOD! These rules are intended to allow pretty much any Salem or Willamette Speedway "Trash Car" (with the addition of a driver's side door bar and cross brace), Hornets, Stingers, 4 & 6 Cylinder "Bump to Pass", 4 & 6 Cylinder Compact Demo Cars (specifically including K.D.D.A. Compact and V-6 Cup Cars), and most other conventional steel bodied Compact and Mini Stock Oval Track and Figure 8 cars to compete. (Fabricated sheet metal or aluminum bodies or body parts OK.)

PLEASE NOTE: A small change was made to Section Four Safety Reinforcement in Article 1 at the request of our Head Tech Inspector Steve Morgan. This change has been highlighted in RED.

SECTION ONE Vehicle Eligibility

   1.) Outlaw Figure 8 Class is open to any compact or intermediate size steel bodied rear or front wheel drive 3 to 6 cylinder production passenger car or station wagon having a maximum factory wheelbase of 108". (Cars with plastic or fiberglass body panels such as Fiero, Saturn, etc. MAY use fabricated sheet metal or aluminum body panels.)

   2.) Pick ups, SUVs, vans and convertibles will NOT be allowed.

   3.) No 4 wheel drive vehicles will be allowed.

   4.) Large cars of a size deemed to be a risk to driver safety will not be allowed. NO large inline 6 cars such as Galaxie, Bel Air, Biscayne, etc. Max. wheelbase 108". Fairmont / Zephyr, Taurus, Camry, Cutlass Ciera, etc. OK. NO Nova, Dart / Valiant, Falcon, etc. as these are too big. (If in doubt, call before building / bringing.)

SECTION TWO Preliminary Preparation

   1.) All glass (except windshield which may remain unless severely broken), lights and lenses (window or roof mounted third brake lights may remain), side trim (excluding on roofs), outside mirrors, upholstery (except driver's seat, full front bench seats allowed but not recommended), insulation and other flammable, breakable or loose materials that could reasonably be deemed to pose a risk to driver's safety must be removed. (Broken glass, etc. MUST be removed from car BEFORE arrival at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.) If windshield is removed a maximum 1/4" mesh screen must cover at least the area directly in front of the driver and should cover most if not all of the windshield opening.

   2.)  All trailer hitches, brackets and related hardware must be removed.

SECTION THREE General Safety

   1.) All drivers and crew members in the paddock area shall be required to wear shirts, (long sleeve STRONGLY recommended), (nylon or polyester NOT  recommended), long pants, and closed toed shoes or boots. It is recommended that drivers and crew members handling fuel wear full fire suits made of "Nomex" or similar fire retardant materials, including shoes and head socks.

   2.) All drivers shall be required to wear a full face helmet with a minimum Snell '85 rating and approved eye protection. (Minimum Snell 2000 rating STRONGLY advised.) All helmets subject to tech approval. Visibly damaged helmets may be rejected.

   3.) A competition style 3" minimum lap belt and 3" minimum double shoulder harness with a quick release buckle is strongly recommended in all cars. Stock seat belts in good condition will be allowed this year, must be securely attached to stock mounting points. A 2" minimum anti-submarine belt is also recommended. Competition belts shall be attached securely with minimum 1/2" diameter bolts. Date of manufacture label on competition style lap belt should be intact, clearly legible and not dated more than 5 (five) years old. All installations shall be subject to tech approval. Visibly worn or damaged belts WILL be rejected.

4.) Driver's seat and seat back must be securely mounted and not able to move. All seat installations shall be subject to tech approval. Head rest behind drivers head, either attached securely to seat or roll bar or cage shall be required to protect head/neck from possible "rear ending" injury.

5.)  Front firewalls must not have ANY openings between the engine compartment and the driver"s compartment. Any cutting of the stock front firewall, such as to accommodate distributors, etc. MUST be fully enclosed. It is STRONGLY recommended that ALL openings be fully enclosed in metal however, heavy rubber mats will be allowed this year. Note that in the event of a large fire, rubber will quickly melt or burn through and offer little meaningful protection to the driver.   

6.)  All cars should be equipped with a minimum 2 1/2 lb. type ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher, securely mounted to a metal bracket and within easy reach of the driver.

7.) Inside of driver's door, center of steering wheel and any part of roll or safety cage that driver may come in contact with must be padded with foam padding.

SECTION FOUR Safety Reinforcement

   1.) All cars shall be equipped with a side iron on the driver's side door. (STRONGLY recommended on passenger side.) Minimum 8" wide (12" minimum width STRONGLY recommended) and minimum 1/4" thick. Maximum depth of channel iron shall be 4". Channel or stock car style "sissy bars" (recommended) or grader blade (not recommended but will be allowed this year) only may be used. Channel style side irons must extend a minimum of 4" past door seams but may not exceed 12" beyond door seams. Side irons may NOT extend into any wheel well area. Side irons may be bolted with a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 3/4" diameter bolts (with appropriate washers) or welded or both. Side irons may be mounted on inside or outside of doors. If "sissy bars" are used, must have a minimum of two (2) (three recommended) and be minimum 2" diameter pipe securely welded to roll cage with gussets at all connections to main roll cage.

   2.) ALL cars shall have a minimum of 2 (two) upright pipe or square iron roof supports, minimum 2" diameter, one directly behind the drivers head and the other to the right of the driver, behind or along side. If uprights are used in lieu of hoop or halo type roll bar, uprights MUST extent all the way from the floor to the roof and attach to 4" x 4" plates at both ends which in turn must be secured with a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 3/8" diameter bolts with minimum 2" diameter washers per end.

   a.) All hardtop cars HIGHLY recommended to be equipped with a hoop or halo type roll bar, constructed of minimum 2" diameter pipe or square iron, just behind the drivers head and extending above the top of the driver.s head. Halo bar may extend above roof. Hoop or halo type roll bars are allowed and recommended on all cars.

   b.) A full 4 or more point stock car style roll cage is recommended on all cars to protect the driver from roll overs or roof collisions.

   3.)  All cars shall also have a minimum 2" diameter pipe or square iron cross brace behind the driver's seat. This bar may connect to uprights or roll bar and/or side irons or roll cage.

   4.) If stock dashboard is removed (OR if ANY cutting is done to front firewall), a minimum 2" diameter metal pipe or square iron must be securely mounted in it's place with the steering column securely mounted to the dash bar to prevent collapse. If used, dash bar must be welded to a minimum 4" x 4" metal plate on each end, which in turn must be secured to car by means of welding or a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 3/8" diameter bolts on each side. Dash bar may be attached to side irons or roll cage.

   5.)  All driver's compartment reinforcing MUST be securely welded or bolted in place. All installations shall be subject to tech approval.

   6.) Windshield bars are recommended to prevent large objects from entering the driver's compartment. Windshield bars shall not extend more than 8" beyond top and bottom of windshield opening. Windshield bars may be secured to car with bolts, welds or both. Windshield bars are STRONGLY recommended on any car that has had ANY cutting of the stock front firewall such as to accommodate distributors, etc.

SECTION FIVE Body

   1.) Car bodies shall be constructed of stock steel passenger car pieces or may be fabricated sheet metal or aluminum. NO plastic or fiberglass body panels will be allowed. Cars with plastic or fiberglass body panels such as Fiero, Saturn, etc. MAY use fabricated sheet metal or aluminum panels. "Hybrid" bodies (i.e. pieces from multiple years, makes and/or models) will be allowed. Single layer only. (i.e. No welding fenders over fenders, etc.) No diamond plate or other metal may be added to car bodies. Roof, doors and quarter panels are required, all other body panels are optional.

   2.) Nerf or rub bars or rails will be allowed but MUST NOT be excessive or more than what may reasonably be expected to be used on a typical Mini Stock type race car. Must be hollow and not packed or loaded with ANY substance. In NO case may they protect ANY wheel opening. Absolutely NO "Mad Max" or other over the top style builds will be allowed. If deemed excessive you WILL be required to cut / remove or you will NOT run.

   3.) All doors MUST be secured shut at the beginning of each event. If the DRIVER'S door comes open or if driver's side side iron becomes partially or completely detached during an event, the car WILL be disqualified and scored as though the car became disabled at that moment. If a passenger door comes open or a passenger side side iron becomes partially or completely detached vehicle MAY be disqualified at officials discretion if deemed to be a safety hazard.

   4.) Doors may be bolted with a minimum of 2 (two) 1" minimum diameter bolts with washers, 2 (two) minimum 3/16" diameter chains or seams may be welded or any combination of these. Door seams may be welded in one continuous weld. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel strap or maximum 1/2" diameter rod ONLY may be used as "filler" on door welds.

   5. Hood may be removed or must be secured shut with chain, bolts, pins or welds or any combination of same in a minimum of 2 (two) places (not counting factory hinges) as follows:

   a.) Welds: Minimum length 3 (three) inches. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel plate or maximum 1/4" diameter rod may be used as "Filler".

   b.) Bolts: Minimum 1/2" diameter, maximum 2" diameter. Washers will be maximum 6" diameter by 1/4" thick. A maximum of 2 (two) hood bolts may connect directly to frame however they may NOT pass directly in front of the radiator.

   c.) Chains: Minimum 3/16" diameter, maximum 1/2" diameter. Maximum 1 wrap per chain. Maximum of 1 (one) bolt holding ANY body chain together. A maximum of 2 (two) hood chains may wrap around front bumper to secure it, maximum 1 (one) wrap per chain. These front bumper/hood chains ONLY may pass in front of radiator, vertically or diagonally, ONE wrap per chain only. If using chain you may weld 1 (one) maximum 6" diameter washer to each place on the hood the chain passes through.

   d.) Pins: Hood may be secured with typical stock car type hood pins.

   e.) Hoods should have a minimum of 2 (two) minimum 12" diameter unobstructed openings for fire extinguisher access, one on each side. Inner front fender wells should also be removed or cut open for fire extinguisher access.

   6.) Deck (trunk) lid or tail gate may be removed or must be secured shut with chain, bolts, pins or welds or any combination of same in a minimum of 2 (two) places and a maximum of 8 (eight) places (not counting factory hinges) as follows:

   a.) Welds: Minimum length 3 (three) inches. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel plate or maximum 1/4" diameter rod may be used as "Filler". If trunk is welded or otherwise not able to be opened, there MUST be a minimum 18" x 18" inspection hole cut in the floor of the trunk or in the deck lid.

   b.) Bolts: Minimum 1/2" diameter, maximum 2" diameter. Washers will be maximum 6" diameter by 1/4" thick. A maximum of 2 (two) deck lid bolts may connect directly to frame. If bolting deck lid you may use 2 (two) maximum 1/2" diameter bolts with maximum 6" x 1/4" washers per place.

   c.) Chains: Minimum 3/16" diameter, maximum 1/2" diameter. Maximum 1 wrap per chain. Maximum of 1 (one) bolt holding ANY body chain together. A maximum of 2 (two) deck lid or tail gate chains may wrap around rear bumper to secure it, maximum 1 (one) wrap per chain.

   d.) Pins: Deck lid may be secured with typical stock car type hood pins.

   7.) Rear window bars shall be allowed. Must not be excessive.

   8.) Pre-run cars that are damaged to a point that they may constitute a safety hazard will not be allowed to run.

   9.) Firewalls may be modified to accommodate distributors, etc. so long as any openings or cuttings are fully enclosed. It is STRONGLY recommended that ALL openings be fully enclosed in metal however, heavy rubber mats will be allowed this year. Note that in the event of a large fire, rubber will quickly melt or burn through and offer no meaningful protection to the driver.

   10.) Air dams, side skirts, spoilers, side boards and Sprint Car style hood and roof wings WILL be allowed.

SECTION SIX Frame

   1.) Frames may NOT exceed those of a standard compact or intermediate size production passenger car as would be expected in a typical Compact Demo, Bump to Pass or Hornet / Stinger OR typical Compact / Mini Stock type race car. NO "Mad Max" or other over the top style reinforcement. If in doubt, ASK first!

   2.) Frames may NOT be packed or "loaded" with any substance, including sand or concrete.

   3.) Frames may be cut, creased, drilled, notched or prebent however NOTHING not otherwise specifically authorized by these rules may be added.

SECTION SEVEN Bumpers

   1.) Any production passenger car bumper or MAXIMUM 5 x 5 x 3/16 thickness box tube may used.

   2.) Inner and outer skins of bumper may be fully welded.

   3.) No loaded bumpers.

   4.) Bumper may be welded to brackets and/or frame, nothing else.

   5.) Bumper height may not exceed 18 measured from the bottom of bumper.

   6.) If square tube is used, may not be stuffed, ends may not be welded, and be no wider than the body.

   7.) Any production passenger car bracket may be used on any car in any formation. If bracket and shock are separated only 1 may be used, NOT BOTH. All brackets must be touching bumper and may not extend past the front edge of the A-Arm tower. An alternative to a production passenger car bracket is a 12 long piece of 2 diameter x 3/16 wall thickness tube or 4 wide x 1/4 thick metal plate. Typical fabricated bumpers as might be found on a Compact / Mini Stock type race car will be allowed. Must NOT be excessive!

   8.) NO sharp edges or "can openers".

   9.) Bumpers may be trimmed for tire clearance.

SECTION EIGHT Steering, Suspension, Rear End and Drive Line

   1.) Suspension and steering components may only be stock or those typically found on a Compact / Mini stock type race car or Compact Demo or Bump to Pass type car.

   2.) Wheels must remain in approximately stock position.

   3.) No aftermarket or truck suspension or steering components except as otherwise authorized by these rules.

   4.) Aftermarket weld-in or bolt-in ball joints may be used.

   5.) Universal Joints may be added to steering.

   6.) Aftermarket or reinforced passenger car tie rods may be used.

   7.) Heim joints are NOT allowed.

   8.) Ride height may be altered with the following limitations:

      a.) At the start of each event, no part of the car (except air dams, side skirts, tires and wheels) may be less than 6" off the ground.

      b.) Bottom of bumper must NOT be more than 18" above ground.

      c.) Cars may not be "rigged" to intentionally change ride height during an event such as may result from a collision, etc.

   9.) Suspension set up may NOT strengthen frame in any way.

   10.) All suspension installations shall be subject to tech approval.

   11.) Any passenger car or circle track competition type rear end may be used in any car so long as wheels remain in  approximately stock position. Maximum 5 lugs. No truck rear ends or components.

   12.) Posi-traction or "locked" rear ends OK.

   13.) No coil to leaf conversions. Only stock production passenger car springs.

   14.) Coil springs may be doubled or swapped for height.

   15.) Trailing arms must be stock for make and model of car, may be strengthened, and shortened to change pinion angle.

   16.) No extra leafs, no welding on springs. Production passenger car shackles only. No homemade leaf packs. Maximum of  9 (nine) leafs and 4 (four) leaf spring clamps per leaf pack, 1 maximum width and secured with 3/8 diameter bolts.

   17.) Humps may be chained. Maximum 3/8" diameter chain. Maximum 1 (one) wrap per side. May NOT attach to frame with bolts or welds.

   18.) Axel savers and back braces allowed, must NOT strengthen body or frame in ANY way.

   19.) No full floaters.

   20.) Pinion brakes allowed.

   21.) Drive lines and universal joints may be reinforced or modified in any way so long as no other part of the car is strengthened in any way as a result. Slider drive shafts are allowed.

   21A.) Drive line chains or metal straps, approximately 12" from each end of drive line should be used to help prevent drive lines from being detached.

   21B.) Drive lines should be painted bright yellow with a black "barber pole" style stripe running its full length to aid in its identification and location on the track in the event it becomes detached from the car.

SECTION NINE Engine

   1.) Any 3 to 6 cylinder gasoline or diesel powered passenger car engine with a maximum displacement of 299 cubic inches may be used in any car. 

   2.) Engines may be modified in any way to improve performance or durability except as otherwise specifically restricted in these rules. 

   3.) Lower motor mounts ONLY may be welded. Must use bolt and bushing to engine and this in turn may only be welded to engine cross member.

   4.) Carburetor must have an air cleaner or suitable flame arrestor.

   5.) Full engine cradles allowed. MUST be confined within car body.

   6.) Pully protectors allowed. Pully protectors may NOT come into contact with front sway bar at any time, including during an event such as may result from a collision, etc.

   7.) Header / stack protectors may be used. Must have minimum 2" clearance from hood.

   8.) Distributor protectors allowed.

      a.) Must be attached to engine or transmission only and in a maximum of 4 (four) places. 

      b.) Distributor protector my NOT be welded to the transmission bell housing may only bolt to factory transmission mounting bolts that bolt the transmission to the engine.

      c.) It may not be welded, bolted or otherwise connected to body, hood or frame in ANY way. It also may not strengthen or reinforce any other part of car in ANY way.

      d.) Forward supports must be inside normally positioned headers and not extend past the water pump.  Under NO circumstances may the distributor protector come into contact with the dash bar.

      e.) Maximum width of rear side of protector will be 12"

   8.) Skid plates are allowed both to protect oil pan and to contain leaking fluids.

SECTION TEN Transmission

   1.) Any manual or automatic transmission may be used in any car.

   2.) Floor shifters, including aftermarket or fabricated floor shifters, may be used. Openings in floor to accommodate floor shifters will be as small as possible to reduce fire hazard, etc.

   3.) Automatic transmissions should have a vent tube to prevent fluid from leaking directly onto hot engine or exhaust to prevent fires. 

   4.) Transmission mounting may be modified or reinforced with bolts, welds or chains so long as car is not strengthened in any other way. Maximum 2" x 3" x 3/16" box tubing may be used as a transmission cross member.

   5.) Aftermarket bellhousings will be allowed.

   6.) Steel tail shafts will be allowed.

   7.) Skid plates are allowed both to protect transmission pan and to contain leaking fluids. 

SECTION ELEVEN Exhaust System

   1.) Stock muffler(s) and catalytic converter(s) may be removed.

   2.) If exhaust is routed under car, it is recommended that exhaust exit behind driver.

   3.) Exhaust may be routed through hood.

   4.) Stack protectors will be allowed. Must NOT strengthen or protect ANY other part of car in ANY way.

SECTION TWELVE Cooling System

   1.) Cooling system shall consist of a maximum of 1 (one) radiator and 1 (one) plastic (no metal or other materials) overflow or expansion tank placed in the engine compartment only and in front of the engine in a location which reasonably approximates the location of the stock installation. Neither the radiator nor the overflow / expansion tank shall be raised above or lowered below a level that is a reasonable approximation of the location of the stock installation.

   a.) Radiators are optional. Closed loop systems may be used in lieu of radiators.

   2.) Absolutely NO cooling system components may be located in the driver's compartment or on the roof.   

   3.) NO additional water tanks or water capacity allowed. 

   4.) Competition radiators, hoses and lines may be used. 

   5.) Radiator and transmission cooling fans are optional.

      a.) Electric cooling fans are allowed and may be controlled by a switch inside the car.

      b.) Stock metal fans NOT recommended. Stock metal fans may be removed and/or replaced with plastic or fiberglass. 

   6.) Water ONLY as coolant, NO anti-freeze or other substances. (Downy Fabric Softener or brand equivalent will be allowed.)

   7.) Except as otherwise stated in these rules, NOTHING shall be in front of the radiator, EXCEPT radiator protection as might be reasonably expected on a Compact / Mini Stock type race car. Maximum 2" diameter pipe, MUST be hollow. Must NOT be excessive.

   8.) Radiator may be attached to car in one of the following ways ONLY.

      a.) Factory fasteners or equivalent.

      b.) Wire, straps or plastic ties.

      c.) Any way which might reasonably be expected on a Compact / Mini Stock type race car. Must NOT be excessive.

   9.) Transmission coolers (including non-functioning ones) may be placed in front of the radiator for added protection.

   10.) Functional transmission coolers (and lines) , if used, shall be fully enclosed in the engine compartment. They may NOT be in the drivers compartment or on the roof.

SECTION THIRTEEN Electrical System

   1.)  A maximum of 2 (two) 12 volt passenger car batteries may be used.

   2.) Batteries shall be relocated to front passenger floor area and fully enclosed in a metal box secured to the floor. (Plastic or wood NOT recommended.)

   3.) Multiple batteries may be wired in parallel or in series.

   4.) Switches to control individual batteries or voltage output may be used.

   5.) All cars should be equipped with a "Kill Switch" which completely shuts off ALL electrical power, including the ignition system, located in the CENTER of the dash so it can be reached from outside EITHER side of the car. Switch should be marked with bright yellow, orange or red markings clearly visible from outside the car on either side. Down or back for "off", up or forward for "on". If car is also equipped with an electric fuel pump, it may be wired into the "Kill Switch" so vehicle and fuel pump may be disabled with a single switch or may be controlled by a separate, clearly marked switch. 

SECTION FOURTEEN Fuel System

   1.) All stock fuel tanks shall be removed.

   2.) All cars shall be equipped with a maximum 6 gallon capacity metal marine type fuel tank (5 gallon metal jeep cans not recommended but will be allowed this year) or a maximum 8 gallon capacity competition style fuel cell. Absolutely NO plastic tanks. Absolutely NO beer kegs.

   3.) Tank or cell shall be mounted as far to the rear of the passenger compartment as possible but must stay ahead of the rear wheels. Mini Stock type race cars with fuel cells MAY be allowed to be further back IF cell is properly protected, subject to tech approval.

   4.) Fuel tank protector constructed of minimum 2" diameter pipe, channel or box tube STRONGLY recommended and should protect sides and rear of tank. Fuel tank protectors should NOT strengthen car in ANY other way.

   5.) Fuel lines must have NO leaks and be fully enclosed in larger, leak free, flexible casing such as a garden hose and that in turn must be enclosed in metal where it is inside the driver's compartment.

   6.) Tank or cell and lines inside car MUST be fully enclosed in sheet metal "firewall".

   7.) Fuel tanks should have a rollover valve to prevent leakage in the event car is overturned.

   8.) In the event of a fuel leak during an event, car shall be disqualified and scored as though disabled at that moment.

   9.) Electric fuel pumps are allowed.

      a.) Cars with electric fuel pumps MUST have a large and clearly marked "cut off" switch located in the CENTER of the dash or dash bar so it can be reached from outside EITHER side of the car. Switch will be marked with bright yellow, orange or red markings clearly visible from outside the car on either side. Down or back for "off", up or forward for "on".

      b.) Cars with electric fuel pumps will have the letter "E" painted minimum 6" tall on BOTH sides of their roof top sign board AND on both front doors in a bright and contrasting color.

      c.) Stock built in fuel pump "safety cutoff" switches installed in newer Fords and some other cars should be removed or disabled.

   10.) Gasoline or Diesel ONLY as fuel. No alcohol or methanol fuels. No nitrous oxide. No ether or starting fluid may be used in competition.

SECTION FIFTEEN Tires and Wheels

   1.) Any street legal, DOT approved passenger car or oval track style tire, maximum wheel size 15", minimum wheel size 12", maximum tread width 12", may be used on any car. Passenger car snow tires OK. Metal or plastic studs MUST be removed from studded tires.

   2.) Fork Lift or Hyster type tires may be used if they are size appropriate to your car (i.e. not excessively large or small) and do not have excessively aggressive treads which would exceed those of standard passenger car snow tires.

   3.) NO truck, paddle, sand or off road style tires or heavy equipment tires other than authorized above.

   4.) "Donut Spare" style tires will be allowed.

   5.) "Doubled" tires (i.e. tire inside a tire) OK. Inner tubes OK.

   6.) Tires may be filled with air, water, dry foam or solid rubber ONLY, no other substances. NO wet or "gooey" foams or anything that may be difficult to clean up from the track surface.  ANY substance that may be deemed hazardous shall NOT be allowed to be used in any tire.

   7.) Wheels shall be one piece (no split rims), steel only.

   8.) Double centers may be used on wheels and are recommended. May be welded (recommended) or bolted.

9.)  Valve stem protectors shall be allowed.

10.) Heavy duty / reinforced wheel lugs may be used and are recommended.

11.) Beadlocks and bead savers may be used.

SECTION SIXTEEN Miscellaneous Rules

   1.) Hand throttles may be used.

   2.) Aftermarket or fabricated pedals may be used.

   3.) Brakes must be in good working order and able to fully stop car prior to the start of each event.

SECTION SEVENTEEN Numbers, Identification and General Appearance

   1.) Car numbers must be requested at time of registration. Car numbers will be assigned on a "first come, first serve" basis. If the car number(s) you have selected are already taken you will be permitted another choice. Car numbers should be a maximum of 4 (four) total digits. Alpha - numeric combinations such as B52, K9, U2, Y4 etc. shall be permitted however car number should include at least 1 (one) number, and not be all letters. Fractional numbers may be used. Also, the letter "E" should not be used as part of the car number on any car NOT having an electric fuel pump. Cars having an electric fuel pump must have a letter "E" not less than 6" high next to car number on each side and on both sides of roof top sign board or roof wing if used.

   2.) All cars should be neatly painted and lettered in bright, contrasting colors. Car number shall be painted on both front doors in bright and contrasting colors, minimum 18" high and 3" thick and may also be displayed on both sides of a roof top sign board which must be securely mounted to the roof. Driver's name should be located along both sides of roof above side window openings, minimum 3" high. Should be clearly legible. "Nick names" will be allowed. Spray can or stencil lettering or "factory" earth tone paint is strongly discouraged. Use of flat or "primer" colors is also discouraged. (Exception: Flat or primer colors such as "battleship" grey or desert or jungle camouflage colors and stencil lettering, etc. may be used on military themed vehicles as appropriate.) All black or dark colored cars are discouraged. This is a "family" show! Anything that may be deemed obscene, crude or offensive will NOT be allowed to be displayed on cars. Anything that looks "junky" or "tacky" or "amateurish" is strongly discouraged. Pre-ran cars should be repainted in BRIGHT colors.

SECTION EIGHTEEN Venue Rules

   1.) All drivers shall be a minimum of 16 (sixteen) years of age. Drivers less than 18 (eighteen) years of age shall be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a notarized release form on their behalf before being allowed to compete. Driver's who do not have a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license or an International Driver's Permit combined with a valid license from another recognized country shall be required to demonstrate that they are capable of safely operating a motor vehicle before being allowed to compete.

   2.) All crew members shall be a minimum of 13 (thirteen) years of age. Crew members less than 18 (eighteen) years of age shall be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a notarized release form on their behalf before being allowed into the paddock area.

   3.)  There shall be absolutely NO possession or consumption of alcohol, cannabis (marijuana) or ANY other controlled or other substance that may cause impairment by ANY driver or crew member either at the track or prior to the event. Drivers or crew members who appear to be impaired WILL be denied entry into / immediately removed from the paddock area, NO EXCEPTIONS! Prescription or "over the counter" medications MUST be in their original and properly marked containers. Persons currently using prescription or "over the counter" medications that are labeled "may cause drowsiness" and /or "you should not drive / operate heavy machinery while taking" will NOT be allowed in the paddock area or on the track at any time during the event. Any driver or crew member found in violation of this rule shall be immediately removed from the premises and may be banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years at the sole discretion of the promoter. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

   4.)  Any driver or crew member who causes ANY physical altercation or ANY other disturbance OF ANY KIND shall be immediately removed from the premises and may be banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years at the sole discretion of the promoter. Furthermore, intentional or negligent acts that result in ANY harm to any person or damage to or loss of any property may be criminally prosecuted and may result in arrest and detention by law enforcement and being sentenced to a term in a detention or correctional facility as well as potential financial liability.

   5.) Maximum speed in the paddock area shall be 5 m.p.h. (8 km/h) Violators subject to immediate disqualification, loss of all prize monies and removal from the premises and being banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years, at the sole discretion of the promoter. 

   6.) PLEASE! Keep the area around your car and hauler safe and tidy. If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP! Remove ANY trash, including that left by others, before leaving the venue. We would like to be invited back next year.

SECTION NINETEEN Program and Format Rules

  1.) All events for this class at this event will be FULL CONTACT Figure 8 races. If you do NOT want your car getting bent up, this event is NOT for you!

      a.) Pushing, dumping (spinning), side swiping and jamming on the brakes shall all be considered fair play. Intentionally targeting cars in the intersection shall also be considered fair play so long as reasonable effort is made to avoid intentionally striking a vehicle in the driver's door area. Backing into other cars or cutting across the arena to make contact as might be done in a Destruction Derby Finale style event will NOT be allowed.

      b.) Because of the size of the arena and how close the track is to the crowd, please refrain from intentionally forcing other cars into the outside barriers.

   2.) There MAY be a Best Appearing Car Award at this event. This has NOT been determined at this time. Therefore "a" through "e" below MAY be moot.

      a.) This award, IF presented, will go to a FRESH CAR ONLY. Pre-run cars will NOT be eligible to receive the Best Appearing Car Award.

      b.) Points WILL be deducted from cars that are judged to have been excessively pre-bent, to INCLUDE cars that are pre-bent AFTER presentation of Best Appearing Car Award!

      c.) Cars will be judged based upon quality of paint and other aesthetic preparation work, i.e. filling of body holes, quality of finish, quality of text and striping, etc. Bright and shiny will have an advantage over dark and / or dull.

      d.) MUST complete an aggressive and legal hit to receive Best Appearing Car Award trophy and cash prize. Trophies for Best Appearing, as well as up to 2 (two) Honorable Mentions, will be awarded during pre-race ceremony but MUST be surrendered if winning car does not compete.

   e.) In the event that 2 (two) or more cars are close in quality of appearance, crowd or event sponsor participation MAY be used to determine overall winner.

   3.) There MAY be Time Trials for this event. Number of attempts and number of laps allowed per attempt will depend on car count and time allowed.

      a.) Time Trials MAY be used to determine Trophy Dash and / or Heat Race starting positions.

   4.) There MAY be at least one Trophy Dash (car count permitting) at this event. Number of cars will depend on car count. Trophy Dash(es) IF held will be 6 laps. Trophy Dash(es) will be FULL CONTACT events.

   5.) There MAY be two or more Heat races, depending on car count. Number of cars per Heat will be determined by car count. Heat race finishing positions MAY be used to determine Feature Race transfers and/or starting positions. Heat races will be 12 laps.

   6. There MAY be a Last Chance Qualifier Race for cars that do not advance to the Main through the Heats. (Will depend on car count and time available.)

   7.) The first car to complete 30 laps shall be declared the winner of the Outlaw Figure 8 Feature Race. However, in the event that a point is reached where only one car remains running for 3 consecutive laps, that car shall be declared the winner UNLESS that car sat out for any significant period or is otherwise declared to have been sand bagging in which case the winner shall be the car which completed the most laps under its own power. In the event that two or more cars completed the same number of laps, the car that made it the furthest around the track on its next lap under its own power shall then be declared the winner. (The reason for the last car running rule is so fans do not have to watch a single car make laps for an extended period.)

   8.) The program format and number of events that shall be held may be modified by the promoter or officials to extend the program or if constrained by time, to shorten it as the promoter or officials may deem necessary.

   9.) All drivers shall provide 2 (two) scorers who shall be placed in a designated scoring area to record the time of each lap completed by their assigned car based upon an official scoring clock. Both time and number of lap completed shall be recorded. Scorer shall be responsible for keeping the head scorer informed when their assigned car is one lap away from having one lap to go. Scoring sheets of money and trophy winning cars shall be checked against official video recordings of events and ANY cheating or falsification of scoring sheets deemed intentional shall be grounds for disqualification and / or loss of pay and position at the sole discretion of the promoter. Official video of events and all scoring sheets shall be made available for viewing by drivers and owners within 15 minutes of the conclusion of each event and shall be posted on line after all events have concluded for viewing by the general public. Scorers MAY be assigned to cars different than the car they came with at promoters / officials discretion!

   10.) There MAY be a Mad Dog / Most Aggressive Driver Award that will be awarded to the driver that officials deem to have put on the overall best and most aggressive show in the Main Event. In the event 2 (two) or more drivers are deemed to be close, officials may review scoring video footage prior to making a final decision. Heat performance MAY also be taken into account when making a decision in this matter. This has NOT been determined at this time.

   11.) In the event that there is a major wreck, pile up or caution during the first lap of any race event, there MAY be a complete restart at officials discretion.
 
SECTION TWENTY Competition Rules

   1. The Outlaw Compact Figure 8 Class is a "full contact" class. Pushing, dumping (spinning), side swiping and jamming on the brakes shall all be considered fair play. Intentionally targeting cars in the intersection shall also be considered fair play so long as reasonable effort is made to avoid intentionally striking a vehicle in the driver's door area. Backing into other cars or cutting across the arena to make contact as might be done in a Destruction Derby Finale style event will NOT be allowed.

      a.) Because of the size of the arena and how close the track is to the crowd, please refrain from intentionally forcing other cars into the outside barriers.

   2. Absolutely NO intentional or careless hitting of any driver's door OR driver's door AREA! (Driver's door area shall include the entire area from the left front fender rearward of the front axle center line to ANY part of the left side of the car forward of the rear axle center line. ANY car deemed to have intentionally or carelessly aggressively struck another car's driver's door area shall be subject to immediate disqualification and forfeiture of ANY AND ALL prize monies it may have otherwise been awarded. (Bumping or rubbing up against another car's driver's door or driver's door area while passing is considered acceptable so long as the contact is not deemed unnecessarily aggressive.)

      a.) In the intersection, you have a responsibility to watch out for your own driver's door or driver's door area. Do NOT expect oncoming cars to stop just because your driver's door or driver's door area is facing them as you approach the intersection. If you are approaching another cars driver's door you still have a responsibility to try to avoid hitting it. Although the venue is quite small, getting blasted in your driver's door or hitting another car's driver's door at even 25 - 30 m.p.h. still has the potential to cause serious injury.

      b.) Using your own driver's door area as a shield to "block" hits is STRONGLY discouraged. If a driver strikes the driver's door area of a car deemed to be using their door area as a "shield", no penalty will be assessed.

   3.) The first car to complete the set number of laps for an event shall be declared the winner. The only exception is if only one car remains running for three (3) consecutive laps in which case the car still running shall be declared the winner UNLESS that car sat out for any significant period or is otherwise declared to have been sand bagging in which case the winner shall be the car which completed the most laps under its own power. In the event that two or more cars completed the same number of laps, the car that made it the furthest around the track on its next lap under its own power shall then be declared the winner. IF Heats and/or Last Chance Qualifier are held, transfers will be determined the same way. (The reason for the last car running rule is so fans do not have to watch a single car make laps for an extended period.) A lap shall only be considered complete if completed outside of the course markers at each end of the course. If a course marker is cut the lap shall NOT be scored. (In the event a course marker is moved significantly out of place, the race may be stopped to reset it.) Sandbagging for the purpose of this rule shall be defined as driving unreasonably slowly, avoiding other cars, frequently stopping at the intersection (except to avoid driver's side collisions), sitting out for extended periods or any other action that equates to your not "mixing it up" and adding to the show. This is a FULL CONTACT event. Either you should be hitting other cars or they should be hitting you!

   4.) In the event that a car is overturned it may receive assistance to be uprighted and so long as it is judged safe, may continue.

   5.) In the event of any fire in a qualifying heat, the car catching fire shall be scored as though it became disabled at that moment. During the Feature Race, a car will be allowed 2 (two) small carburetor or upper engine compartment fires. In the event of a third fire, car will be scored as though it became disabled at that moment. In the event of ANY large fire or fire on the bottom of the engine or transmission or fuel tank area or ANY fire inside the driver's compartment, car will be scored as though it became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". "Stack" fires shall NOT be counted as actual fires and will NOT be attended to by safety crews except under special circumstances.

   6.) In the event of a caution such as might be necessary due to a fire, roll over, etc., all cars shall promptly come to a safely controlled full and complete stop. The track is too small to allow for "rolling" cautions. Prior to going back to green, all cars will be "reset" based on track position at the moment the caution was displayed, in a "double file" restart.

   7.) A lap shall only be considered complete if completed outside of the course markers at each end of the course. If a course marker is cut the lap shall NOT be scored. (In the event a course marker is moved significantly out of place, the race may be stopped to reset it.) Drivers are expected to refrain from intentionally moving the course markers or forcing other cars into them.

   8.) While you may GENTLY push dead cars out of your way ABSOLUTELY NO intentionally aggressive hitting of dead cars or careless or intentional infliction of damage to dead cars. Violators of this will be disqualified at the discretion of the promoter, his designee or officials if deemed either intentional or careless.
   
   9. Except in the case of a fire or other legitimate emergency, drivers shall be required to remain in their cars with helmet strapped on and seat belts securely fastened until an event has officially concluded or are otherwise directed by an official. Exiting your vehicle during an event in the absence of a legitimate emergency may be grounds for disqualification and/or loss of position / prize monies at the sole discretion of the promoter. ) During caution periods drivers who wish to exit their vehicles will be directed by officials when it is safe to do so.

   10.) Drivers will be provided with a fluorescent orange "emergency" flag to wave to signal officials in the event of an emergency. Use of this flag will not affect scoring in any way unless use is deemed frivolous. If use of emergency flag is deemed intentionally frivolous you WILL be disqualified. This flag may be used to advise officials of a situation with your own car or something you observe concerning a competitor.

   13.) In the event a drive line or axle becomes detached, event shall be stopped and drive line or axle shall be removed from arena to prevent it from being a safety hazard. 

   14.) Flags:

   a.) Red Stop: Turn OFF Motors (Special Circumstances Only),

   b.) Yellow Caution Stop: But May Leave Motors Running or Attempt to Restart Motor,
   
   c.) Green Start or Continue,

   d.) Black Disqualified OR Safety Hazard (stop where you are either way),

   e.) Rolled Up Black Pointed at You WARNING! (Driver's Door, Out of Area or Sandbagging)

   f.) White One Lap to Go

   g.) Checkered Event Concluded.

   h.) Lights, horns or sirens may be used in addition to red, yellow or green flags.

   i.) Watch for flag officials AT ALL TIMES and PROMPTLY comply with ALL official instructions! Violators, intentional or careless, subject to immediate disqualification and forfeiture of ANY AND ALL prize monies that may have otherwise been awarded.

SECTION TWENTY ONE Inspections

   1.) All cars shall be presented for inspection prior to the beginning of the first event.

   2.) It is the responsibility of the driver or car owner to have the vehicle ready for inspection PRIOR to presenting it for inspection. Failure to have a car fully ready for inspection in a timely manner shall result in car being denied inspection and eligibility to compete.

   3.) In the event a car is found not to be in compliance with the rules an opportunity to bring the car into compliance will be offered when possible. If it is not possible to bring the car into compliance prior to it's heat, it will NOT be allowed to run. At the sole discretion of the promoter, MINOR violations deemed NOT to compromise safety AND which are deemed NOT to give that car any unfair advantage MAY be allowed to compete for REDUCED prize money at the discretion of the promoter.

   4.) After each event ANY car that wins or transfers to the Main shall be reinspected and if found not to be in compliance with the rules may at the sole discretion of the promoter have some or all of their prize monies forfeited or be disqualified altogether. The severity of any sanction imposed will be in direct correlation to the severity of the violation discovered.

   5.) Every effort will be made by the promoter to ensure that ALL rules are enforced in a way that is FAIR to ALL competitors.

   SECTION TWENTY TWO Protests

   1.) Every effort will be made by the promoter to ensure that ALL rules are enforced in a way that is FAIR to ALL competitors. By signing the Official Entry Form you are agreeing to comply with ALL rules and to abide by whatever decisions are made by the promoter, his designee or other event officials.

   2.) All official's decisions are considered final with the following exception: Any official decision may be protested by a driver or car owner ONLY and not more than 15 minutes after the decision has been made by paying a $100 Protest Deposit" (Cash ONLY) and filling out and submitting an "Official Protest Form" directly to the promoter or his designee. By signing the Official Protest Form you are agreeing to abide by whatever decision is made by the promoter or his designee.

   3.) Official "Protest Forms" may be obtained directly from the promoter or his designee.

   4.) The promoter or his designee will then review the decision and if the protest is found to be "frivolous", the "Protest Deposit" will be forfeited TO the person or car being protested AGAINST. If the protest is found to be justified, the "Protest Deposit" shall be returned and the decision MAY be modified at the sole discretion of the promoter or his designee.

   5.) Please note that any driver or car owner who makes a protest WILL draw extra scrutiny toward their own car in post event inspection!

   SECTION TWENTY THREE The MOST important rules!

   1.) Full Contact Figure 8 Racing is supposed to be FUN for EVERYONE involved including fans, drivers, crews and event staff. The REAL winners at any Race or Demo Derby style event are those who had the most FUN! It is the sincere desire of the promoter and organizers of this event that everyone involved remember this event as the most fun and fair event they have ever been to. Coming to the event with a positive and friendly attitude toward all will go a LONG way in facilitating this.

   2.) Getting hurt or worse is most certainly NOT fun for anyone! Don't skimp on safety! If you are new to the sport, ask experianced drivers / builders about how to make your car as safe as possible!

   3.) If you see someone new to the sport in this event, do NOT just go out and track shot him or her right out of the gate. Let them have some fun for a few minutes before you take them out. If they have FUN, they will almost certainly want to come back and run again. If they get blasted in the first 30 seconds, they propbably will NOT be coming back and helping to grow the sport in a part of Oregon where this is the ONLY Full Contact Figure 8 event of its kind!

   4.) If it does not specifically say you can do it in the rules, it is NOT allowed. Final interpretation of all rules is at the sole discretion of the promoter,his designee or appointed officials.

Please direct all tech questions to our Head Tech Inspector Steve Morgan. Thank you.
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General Discussion / Re: Oregon State Fair Derby $5000 to Win
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on June 08, 2018, 06:43:07 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Oregon State Fair Derby $5000 to Win
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on June 08, 2018, 06:41:46 PM »
Rules can be viewed in the Oregon State Forum. Link: http://nwdemoderby.com/forum/index.php?topic=1946.0
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General Discussion / Oregon State Fair Derby $5000 to Win
« Last post by racingones on June 07, 2018, 07:43:41 PM »
Whoever wants to derby at the Oregon State Fair better hurry up and reserve a spot. With the purse that they are advertising I'm sure that it will fill up fast ! They are paying down 5 spots
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Washington / Kitsap 2018 Race #2 Eyewitness Report (06.02.2018)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on June 03, 2018, 12:11:50 PM »
   Last night was the second race of the 2018 KDDA season at Thunderbird Stadium and the weather could not have been better had it been special ordered. Warm, sunny skies and a cool refreshing breeze greeted the fans, drivers and crews. The nice weather also made for a very fast, well groomed track which contributed to some really good racing. Compact Class car count also grew substantially from the Season Opener just 2 weeks previous while the healthy V-8 Class count held nearly steady which was a nice change from some previous race seasons when the second race of the year had experienced some rather low car counts.

   Shane Hamre set fast time of the night in qualifying clocking his #34 Honda in at a blistering 13.96 while Greg Pratt marked his debut this season with an impressive 14.41 second run in his black and orange #525 Imperial. Devon Steele meanwhile lost a drive line in his black and green #771 Imperial coming off of turn 2 in his qualifying attempt. He was unable to return to any race action this night.

   Dan Pieze took the V-8 Dash in his #15 Cadillac after race leader Dave "The Hook" Heroux spun his #113 Suburban on the last lap.

   The Compact Dash was a very exciting race. Hamre impressively went from last to second on the first lap then fell back a bit, tangled with the green #127 Honda of Matt Gilbert, then battled Tony "The Tiger" Timlick's new white #59 Mazda to claim the victory.

   The first V-8 Figure 8 Heat was an action packed affair. First Amber Aubele, driving her gloss purple #5 Imperial tagged the #43 Chrysler Newport of Thomas Hedrick in the "X". Then Tyler Robrahn's #22 Continental Mark V went into the wall in turn 3 causing serious front suspension damage to his car. Then there was a 4 car pile up between turns 1 and 2. Logan Reil survived to take the win in his yellow #12 Imperial.

   There was a short delay at the conclusion of V-8 Class Oval Heat 1 after Dan Garrison impaled the front bumper of his #513 deep into the rear quarter panel of Bria Bennett DuMont's #77 Imperial while safety crews worked to separate the cars.

   In the second V-8 Class Figure 8 Heat Jared Greggerson backed his shiny grey International Travelall directly into K.C. Straight's #24 International Travelall right in the intersection. Then Straight brutally slammed Pratt's #525 Imperial going into Turn 1 (Oval Turn 2) severely deforming the rear of Pratt's car after he had managed to survive the entire 2017 season keeping his black and orange Imperial relatively free of serious damage. Heroux won this race.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 2 Bill Posh driving his #180 Honda slammed rookie driver Zach Mobley's #100 Honda in the "X". Then Cole Marchant took a chunk out of Timlick's Mazda at the cross roads.Jeff Higham, driving his black and silver #71 Oldsmobile Alero coupe took that win.

   The third V-8 Class Figure 8 Heat was a very fast paced event with a lot of impressive high speed needle threading in the intersection. Dan Pieze claimed the victory in this event.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 3 Hamre was leading from the pole but then both front tires went down and he was unable to maintain speed. Timlick, no stranger to Victory Lane, went on to win his first and only victory of the night.

   Some of the best racing of the night came in the third Oval Heats for both classes. Both were very fast paced and action packed races. In the V-8 Class race the #313 Ford wagon of Alex Leslie suffered a broken axle on the first lap when he was blasted by Reil's Imperial going into the first turn. Marc Smith won in his #149 Ford Crown Victoria. 10 Compact Class cars survived the night's mayhem to take the green flag in Compact Class Heat 3 which was won by Higham's Oldsmobile. 

   The feature event for the evening was a Compact Pickup Truck Destruction Derby Finale. No fewer than seven trucks took the green flag and some big hits were laid down. Dan Pieze put a brutal coup de grace to finish off Marc Smith after stuffing him into the wall between turns 3 and 4, nearly bending Smith's truck in half.

   The next race at Thunderbird Stadium is Saturday evening, June 23.

    Find more Destruction Derby and Demolition Stock Car Racing news, information and discussion at nwdemoderby.com and don't forget, Western Oregon's BIGGEST Destruction Derby in 2018, The Oregon State Championship Destruction Derby at the Oregon State Fair will be Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Salem, Oregon!

   BREAKING NEWS! THE OREGON STATE FAIR SHOW JUST GOT EVEN BIGGER! A $500 to Win Outlaw Compact Full Contact Figure 8 event has been added to that program. This event will be open to Salem and Willamette Speedway "Trash Cars", Hornets, Stingers, 4 & 6 Cyl. Bump to Pass, 4 & 6 Cyl. Compact Demo Cars (including KDDA Compact and V-6 Cup Cars) and steel bodied Mini-Stocks which otherwise meet the minimum safety requirements. PLEASE NOTE: This will be a FULL CONTACT event! If you do not want your car getting bent up, this event is NOT for you!

Event Statistics (Events presented in order run)
Track Conditions: Hard packed with a thin loose layer on top, dry and fast but not dusty.
Weather: Mostly Sunny with some high clouds, Temperature in mid 70's.

Fast Time Compact: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord Coupe, 13.96 (15 Cars Timed)
Fast Time V-8: Gregg Pratt, #525, '67 - 8 Imperial 2 door hardtop (21 Cars Timed + 1 DNQ)
V-8 "A" Dash: Dan Pieze, #15, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop
Compact "A" Dash: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord Coupe
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 1: Logan Reil, #12, "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 1: Gary Bauer, #181, (Make Unidentified)
V-8 Heat 1: Ken Holloway, #76, "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop
Compact Heat 1: Cody Raats, #128, Honda Accord 4 door sedan
V-8 Heat 2:  Dan Pieze, #15, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop
Compact Heat 2: K.C. Straight, #24, Honda Prelude coupe
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2: Dave "The Hook" Heroux, #113, '70's - '80's Chevrolet Suburban
Compact Figure 8 Heat 2: Jeff Higham, #71, Oldsmobile Alero 2 door coupe
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3: Dan Pieze, #15, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 3: Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, #59, Mazda 4 door sedan
V-8 Heat 3 (Clockwise Direction): Mark Smith, #149, '90's Ford "Bubble" Crown Victoria
Compact Heat 3 (Clockwise Direction): Jeff Higham, #71, Oldsmobile Alero 2 door coupe
V-8 Pitman Race: (Name Not Recorded), #24, International Travelall

Compact Pickup Destruction Derby Finale:
1st #15 Dan Pieze, Chevrolet S-10
2nd #149 Marc Smith, (Make Unidentified)
3rd #190 Mikey Stevenson, (Make Unidentified)
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#5 Amber Aubele, Toyota
#22 Tyler Robrahn, Mazda
#34 Craig Oenning, (Make Unidentified)
#313 Alex Leslie, Toyota

(While I did my best to present accurate information herein, it is quite possible that there may be errors or omissions contained in this report. Please feel free to correct any erroneous or inaccurate information. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein.)
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Washington / Kitsap 2018 Season Opener "Eyewitness Report" (05.19.2018)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on May 20, 2018, 12:31:28 PM »
   A large and enthusiastic crowd packed the stands at Thunderbird Stadium Saturday evening to witness the 2018 KDDA Season Opener race. Things got off to a bit of a sloppy start due to a somewhat over enthusiastic water truck driver which combined with some unexpected precipitation to "muck things up a bit". (Pun intended!)

   Shane Hamre adapted well to the slippery conditions during qualifying and turned in a quite respectable for the conditions quick time of the night at 16:20 for the Compact Class. Chad Raats was quickest in qualifying in the V-8 Class with a time of 17:53.

   Before actual racing began however, the Best Appearing Car contest was held as it is each year at the Season Opener. Jordan Perez's elegant silver and purple #169 '71 - '72 Mercury Marquis took the well deserved award, though Jared Greggerson's slick grey #229 International Travelall and Amber Aubele's glossy purple #5 "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop were certainly worthy of honorable mention status.

   Race action began with a fast paced and relatively cleanly driven V-8 A Dash which was won by rookie driver Moana Truax's slick looking red #21 Oldsmobile Toronado.

   Tony "The Tiger" Timlick fended off an attempt on the last lap by the lapped car of Jeff Higham to take Timlick out to claim the Compact A Dash victory. Meanwhile, Hamre had managed to work his way from his last place starting position up to second but could not close enough at the end to take advantage of the situation.

   The first V-8 Class Figure 8 Heat was rough and tumble affair with lots of contact. Dave "The Hook" Heroux's Chevrolet Suburban managed to catch both Bria Bennett - DuMont's #77 Imperial and Michael Lewis' #144 Imperial in "the most dangerous intersection in Kitsap County". Dan Pieze, driving his new #15 Cadillac Fleetwood took the victory.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 1 Matt Gilbert's #127 Honda Accord caught Cole Marchant's #79 Honda Accord in the "X" in the left front corner, ending Marchant's night early. The #181 of Gary Bauer won that race.

   Then in V-8 Oval Heat 1 the bright blue and red #313 Ford wagon of Alex Leslie slid into the wall between turns 1 and 2 so hard that the caution was brought out to make sure he was OK. (He was able to continue.)

   When that caution came out K.C. Straight's #24 International Travelall brutally rear ended Kimo Geigel's #210 Chevrolet nearly destroying it. Straight went on to win that race.

   Jared Greggerson took the victory in the chaotic V-8 Flagpole race which was the Special Event for this night. Hamre took the victory in the Compact Flagpole event.

   Moana Truax survived a brutal blasting in the "X" in V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2 from Logan Reil's yellow #12 Imperial which left the red #21 Toronado horrifically deformed Yet Truax was able not only to continue but actually win that race. This was not the only incident in the "X" in this race though. There were multiple crashes in the intersection in this race, including a 4 Imperial pile up involving the #12 of Reil, the bright blue and red #42 of Terry Jull, Rachelle Ensor's #047 and Bria Bennett - DuMont's #77.

   V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3 was another race with way too many intersection confrontations to recount them all. The bright blue and red #42 of Terry Jull claimed the victory in that race.

   The track was finally beginning to dry out somewhat about the time of V-8 Oval Heat 3 which was a very fast paced and action packed 10 car affair. Jared Greggerson claimed that victory in his grey International Travelall, which was beginning to show a few wrinkles in it's previously crisp sheet metal by this time.

   Jeff Higham took the victory in the Compact Destruction Derby Finale (which seemed to stretch the meaning of "compact" with 2 Cameros and a Pontiac Grand Prix) while Rich Buhr claimed the victory in the V-8 Class Destruction Derby Finale driving his black "Suicide Door" Continental.

   The next race at Thunderbird Stadium is Saturday evening, June 2 when KDDA's new V-6 Cup Class makes it's debut appearance.

   Find more Destruction Derby and Demolition Stock Car racing info at nwdemoderby.com and don't forget, Western Oregon's BIGGEST Destruction Derby in 2018, The Oregon State Championship Destruction Derby at the Oregon State Fair will be Sunday. September 2, 2018 in Salem, Oregon! $3,500 to Win!

Event Statistics (Events presented in order run)
Track Conditions: Moderately Sloppy (due to pre race over-watering and precipitation.)
Weather: Mostly Cloudy w/Showers and Sun Breaks. Temperature in 60's.

Fast Time Compact: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord Coupe, 16:20 (11 Cars Timed)
Fast Time V-8: Chad Raats, #166, early '70's Chevrolet wagon, 17:53 (23 Cars Timed)
Best Appearing Car: Jordan Perez, #169, '71 - '72 Mercury Marquis 4 door hardtop
V-8 "A" Dash: Moana Truax, #21, Early '80's Oldsmobile Toronado
Compact "A" Dash: Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, #59, Scion TC hatchback coupe
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 1: Dan Pieze, #15, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 1: Gary Bauer, #181, (Make Unidentified)
V-8 Heat 1: K.C. Strait, #24, International Travelall
Compact Heat 1: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord coupe
V-8 Flagpole Race: Jared Greggerson, #229, International Travelall
Compact Flagpole Race: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord coupe
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2: Moana Truax, #21, Early '80's Oldsmobile Toronado
Compact Figure 8 Heat 2: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord coupe
V-8 Heat 2: Marc Smith, #149, '90's Ford "Bubble" Crown Victoria
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3: Terry Jull, #42,  "Fuselage" bodied Imperial 4 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 3: Tyler Yost, #61, Ford Contour
V-8 Heat 3 (Clockwise Direction): Jared Greggerson, #229, International Travelall
V-8 Pitman Race: David Gerald, #15,  early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop

Compact Destruction Derby Finale:
1st #71 Jeff Higham, Late '90's - Early 2000's Pontiac Grand Prix 4 door sedan
2nd #127 Matt Gilbert, '80's Chevrolet Camaro
3rd #08 Corey Tucker, Ford Contour
4th #59 Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, Scion TC hatchback coupe
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#51 Dale Dickenson, Chevrolet Camaro

V-8 Destruction Derby Finale
1st #110 Rich Buhr, Early '60's "Suicide Door" Continental
2nd #76F (Name Not Recorded), '90's "Bubble" Lincoln Towncar
3rd #43 Thomas Hedrick, 1970 Chrysler New Yorker 4 door hardtop
4th #24F Michael Dean, mid '70's Buick 4 door hardtop

(While I did my best to present accurate information herein, it is quite possible that there may be errors or omissions contained in this report. Please feel free to correct any erroneous or inaccurate information. I am solely responsible for any errors or omissions contained herein.)
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Videos / Re: 2015 and 2013 Forks Demolition Derby
« Last post by Animatesx on May 15, 2018, 09:59:31 PM »
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2018
Oregon State Championship
Destruction Derby
at the
Oregon State Fair

Please direct all tech questions to Steve Morgan. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: Minor typos have been corrected in these rules as follows.
   
   1.) SECTION TEN Article 4 has been corrected to be consistent with SECTION SIX Article 5.

   2.) SECTION TEN Articles 5 through 7 were inadvertently posted in SECTION ELEVEN. They are now in their proper place.


PLEASE FURTHER NOTE: There have been significant revisions to SECTION TWENTY ONE Inspections! These revisions have been highlighted in RED!

NONE OF THE REVISIONS NOTED ABOVE SHOULD HAVE EFFECTED ANY WORK YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY DONE TO YOUR CARS IN ANY WAY!

Pro-Modified Class Destruction Derby Rules
   Please note: VERY wide latitude has been extended in these rules HOWEVER please do NOT abuse this! This is NOT a full "Outlaw" show. ABSOLUTELY NO "Mad Max" or other "over the top" style builds will be allowed. If you show up with a car that is clearly in violation of either the letter or spirit of these rules, you will NOT be allowed to run, PERIOD! (IF multiple cars show up that clearly violate the rules AND are otherwise safe the promoter MAY allow them to run an exhibition event for the fans with NO PAY! And IF time permits.)

SECTION ONE Vehicle Eligibility

   1.) Pro-Modified Destruction Derby Class is open to any full or intermediate size steel bodied rear or front wheel drive 6 or 8 cylinder production passenger car or station wagon having a minimum factory wheelbase of 102".

   2.) Hearses and ambulances will be allowed.

   3.) El Caminos and Rancheros will be allowed.

   4.) Limousines, including "stretch" limousines, will be allowed.

   5.) 1966 model year and OLDER Imperials will  NOT be allowed. 1967 model year and NEWER Imperials WILL be allowed.

   6.) Pick ups, SUVs, vans and convertibles will NOT be allowed.

   7.) No 4 wheel drive vehicles will be allowed.

   8.) Compact cars of a size deemed to be a risk to driver safety will not be allowed. (If in doubt, call before building / bringing.)

   9.) Pre-run cars that otherwise comply with these rules will be welcomed this year.

SECTION TWO Preliminary Preparation

   1.) All glass (except windshield which may remain unless severely broken), lights and lenses, side trim (excluding on roofs), outside mirrors, upholstery (except driver's seat, full front bench seats allowed but not recommended), insulation and other flammable, breakable or loose materials that could reasonably be deemed to pose a risk to drivers safety must be removed. (Broken glass, etc. MUST be removed from car BEFORE arrival at the Oregon State Fairgrounds.)

   2.)  All trailer hitches, brackets and related hardware must be removed.

   3.) All cars but especially pre-ran cars MUST be clean. Mud and dirt MUST be removed before arrival at the Fairgrounds, INCLUDING from underside of cars.

SECTION THREE General Safety

   1.) All drivers and crew members in the paddock area shall be required to wear shirts, (long sleeve STRONGLY recommended), (nylon or polyester NOT  recommended), long pants, and closed toed shoes or boots. It is recommended that drivers and crew members handling fuel wear full fire suits made of "Nomex" or similar fire retardant materials, including shoes and head socks.

   2.) All drivers shall be required to wear a full face helmet with a minimum Snell '85 rating and approved eye protection. (Minimum Snell 2000 rating STRONGLY advised.) All helmets subject to tech approval. Visibly damaged helmets may be rejected.

   3.) A competition style 3" minimum lap belt and 3" minimum double shoulder harness with a quick release buckle is strongly recommended in all cars. Stock seat belts in good condition will be allowed this year, must be securely attached to stock mounting points. A 2" minimum anti-submarine belt is also recommended. Competition belts shall be attached securely with minimum 1/2" diameter bolts. Date of manufacture label on competition style lap belt should be intact, clearly legible and not dated more than 5 (five) years old. All installations shall be subject to tech approval. Visibly worn or damaged belts WILL be rejected.

4.) Driver's seat and seat back must be securely mounted and not able to move. All seat installations shall be subject to tech approval.

5.)  Front firewalls must not have ANY openings between the engine compartment and the driver's compartment. Any cutting of the stock front firewall, such as to accommodate distributors, etc. MUST be fully enclosed. It is STRONGLY recommended that ALL openings be fully enclosed in metal however, heavy rubber mats will be allowed this year. Note that in the event of a large fire, rubber will quickly melt or burn through and offer little meaningful protection to the driver.   

6.)  All cars should be equipped with a minimum 2 1/2 lb. type ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher, securely mounted to a metal bracket and within easy reach of the driver.

7.) Inside of driver's door, center of steering wheel and any part of roll or safety cage that driver may come in contact with must be padded with foam padding.

SECTION FOUR Safety Reinforcement

   1.) All cars shall be equipped with a side iron on the driver's side door. (STRONGLY recommended on passenger side.) Minimum 8" wide (12" minimum width STRONGLY recommended) and minimum 1/4" thick. Maximum depth of channel iron shall be 4". Channel (recommended) or grader blade (not recommended but will be allowed this year) only may be used. Side irons must extend a minimum of 4" past door seams but may not exceed 12" beyond door seams. Side irons may NOT extend into any wheel well area. Side irons may be bolted with a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 1" diameter bolts (with appropriate washers) or welded or both. Side irons may be mounted on inside or outside of doors.

   2.) ALL cars shall have a minimum of 2 (two) upright pipe or square iron roof supports, minimum 2" diameter, one directly behind the drivers head and the other to the right of the driver, behind or along side. If uprights are used in lieu of hoop or halo type roll bar, uprights MUST extent all the way from the floor to the roof and attach to 4" x 4" plates at both ends which in turn must be secured with a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 3/8" diameter bolts with minimum 2" diameter washers per end.

   2A.) All hardtop cars and long 2 door coupe cars such as Chrysler Cordoba, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Thunderbird, etc. HIGHLY recommended to be equipped with a hoop or halo type roll bar, constructed of minimum 2" diameter pipe or square iron, just behind the drivers head and extending above the top of the driver.s head. Halo bar may extend above roof. Hoop or halo type roll bars are allowed and recommended on all cars.

   2B.) A full 4 or more point stock car style roll cage is recommended on all cars to protect the driver from roll overs or roof collisions.

   3.)  All cars shall also have a minimum 2" diameter pipe or square iron cross brace behind the driver's seat. This bar may connect to uprights or roll bar and/or side irons. A maximum of 4 (four) kickers may be used, must NOT extend outside of driver's compartment or into rear wheel well area.

   4.) If stock dashboard is removed (OR if ANY cutting is done to front firewall), a minimum 2" diameter metal pipe or square iron must be securely mounted in it's place with the steering column securely mounted to the dash bar to prevent collapse. If used, dash bar must be welded to a minimum 4" x 4" metal plate on each end, which in turn must be secured to car by means of welding or a minimum of 4 (four) minimum 3/8" diameter bolts on each side. Dash bar may be attached to side irons.

   5.)  Under NO circumstances shall ANY part of any roll or safety cage extend forward of the front firewall nor rearward of the rear axle center line, including fuel tank protectors. All driver's compartment reinforcing MUST be securely welded or bolted in place. All installations shall be subject to tech approval.

   6.) Windshield bars are recommended to prevent large objects from entering the driver's compartment. Windshield bars shall not extend more than 8" beyond top and bottom of windshield opening. Windshield bars may be secured to car with bolts, welds or both. Windshield bars are STRONGLY recommended on any car that has had ANY cutting of the stock front firewall such as to accommodate distributors, etc.

SECTION FIVE Body

   1.) Car bodies shall be constructed of completely stock passenger car pieces. "Hybrid" bodies (i.e. pieces from multiple years, makes and/or models) will be allowed. Single layer only. (i.e. No welding fenders over fenders, etc.) No diamond plate or other metal may be added to car bodies. No fabricated body panels.

   2.) No pipe, angle or square iron or any other reinforcement of car bodies except as otherwise specifically authorized by these rules. The ONLY reinforcement that may be on the outside of the car body shall be the side irons, windshield and rear window bars and halo bar.

   3.) Reasonable cutting, notching or pre-bending of car bodies will be allowed. "Wedging", "canoeing", "pinging", "creasing" or other excessive "body shaping" of FRESH cars is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED but will be permitted this year. (OK for pre-runs.)

   4.) Fresh "sedanagons" are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED but will be permitted this year. (OK for pre-runs.) 

   5.) Wheel wells may be trimmed for tire clearance. Must not be excessive.

   6.) All doors MUST be secured shut at the beginning of each event. If the DRIVER'S door comes open or if driver's side side iron becomes partially or completely detached during an event, the car WILL be disqualified and scored as though the car became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". If a passenger door comes open or a passenger side side iron becomes partially or completely detached vehicle MAY be disqualified at officials discretion if deemed to be a safety hazard.

   6A.) Doors may be bolted with a minimum of 2 (two) 1" minimum diameter bolts with washers, 2 (two) minimum 3/16" diameter chains or seams may be welded or any combination of these. Door seams ONLY may be welded in one continuous weld. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel strap or maximum 1/2" diameter rod ONLY may be used as "filler" on door welds.

   6B.) Door glass frames may be welded to roof and/or roof pillars.

   7. Hood may be removed or must be secured shut with chain, bolts or welds or any combination of same in a minimum of 2 (two) places and a maximum of 6 (six) places (not counting factory hinges) as follows:

   7A. Welds: Minimum length 3 (three) inches, maximum length 6 (six) inches. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel plate or maximum 1/4" diameter rod may be used as "Filler".

   7B. Bolts: Minimum 1/2" diameter, maximum 2" diameter. Washers will be maximum 6" diameter by 1/4" thick. A maximum of 2 (two) hood bolts may connect directly to frame however they may NOT pass directly in front of the radiator. If using bolts, washers may NOT be welded to hood as is allowed with chain. (See Article 7C below)

   7C. Chains: Minimum 3/16" diameter, maximum 1/2" diameter. Maximum 1 wrap per chain. Maximum of 1 (one) bolt holding ANY body chain together. A maximum of 2 (two) hood chains may wrap around front bumper to secure it, maximum 1 (one) wrap per chain. These front bumper/hood chains ONLY may pass in front of radiator, vertically or diagonally, ONE wrap per chain only. If using chain ONLY, you may weld 1 (one) maximum 6" diameter washer to each place on the hood the chain passes through.

   7D. Hood skin ONLY may be bolted back together with a maximum of 12 (twelve) maximum 3/8 diameter bolts with 2 maximum diameter washers.

   7E.) Hoods MUST have a minimum of 2 (two) minimum 12" diameter unobstructed openings for fire extinguisher access, one on each side. Inner front fender wells must also be removed or cut open for fire extinguisher access.

   8.) Deck (trunk) lid or tail gate may be removed or must be secured shut with chain, bolts or welds or any combination of same in a minimum of 2 (two) places and a maximum of 8 (eight) places (not counting factory hinges) as follows:

   8A.) Welds: Minimum length 3 (three) inches, maximum length 6 (six) inches. Maximum 3" wide x 1/8" thick steel plate or maximum 1/4" diameter rod may be used as "Filler". If trunk is welded or otherwise not able to be opened, there MUST be a minimum 24" x 24" inspection hole cut in the floor of the trunk or in the deck lid.

   8B.) Bolts: Minimum 1/2" diameter, maximum 2" diameter. Washers will be maximum 6" diameter by 1/4" thick. A maximum of 2 (two) deck lid bolts may connect directly to frame. If bolting deck lid you may use 2 (two) maximum 1/2" diameter bolts with maximum 6" x 1/4" washers per place.

   8C.) Chains: Minimum 3/16" diameter, maximum 1/2" diameter. Maximum 1 wrap per chain. Maximum of 1 (one) bolt holding ANY body chain together. A maximum of 2 (two) deck lid or tail gate chains may wrap around rear bumper to secure it, maximum 1 (one) wrap per chain.

   9.) Fenders may be bolted to inner fender with a maximum of 5 (five) per fender, maximum 3/8" diameter bolts with maximum 2" diameter washers. 

   10.) A maximum of 2 (two) rear window bars, maximum 3" diameter pipe, square iron or channel iron shall be allowed. Bars shall be bolted (not welded) to roof no more than 8" forward from rear window opening and bolted or welded no more than 10" behind front deck lid seam. (If lower end of rear window bars extends onto deck lid, these bolts will count as 2 of the 8 deck lid securing points allowed.) Bolts shall be minimum 1" and maximum 2" diameter. Maximum 2 (two) bolts at each end of each window bar. Rear window bars may NOT be attached to ANY part of halo bar or roll / safety cage. Rear window bars of ANY kind will NOT be allowed on station wagons.

   11.) Body may be mounted to frame as from factory OR you may replace body bolts with maximum 3/4" diameter bolts with maximum 3" diameter washers. A maximum of 2 (two) additional body bolts may be added between front firewall and rear axle center line ONLY. These also may only be a maximum 3/4" diameter with maximum 3" diameter washers. Any bolt that passes through the frame will be considered a frame/body bolt, and my only go through the factory body sheet metal. No welding body to frame. Body spacers / pucks may be removed.

   12.) Pre-run or otherwise damaged cars (including rust) may not be repaired in any way that makes them stronger than original stock condition. Pre-run cars that are damaged to a point that they may constitute a safety hazard will not be allowed to run.

   13.) Firewalls may be modified to accommodate distributors so long as any openings or cuttings are fully enclosed. It is STRONGLY recommended that ALL openings be fully enclosed in metal however, heavy rubber mats will be allowed this year. Note that in the event of a large fire, rubber will quickly melt or burn through and offer no meaningful protection to the driver.   

SECTION SIX Frame

   1.) Frames may NOT be plated. The ONLY exception is as stated in Article 2 below.

   2.) Damage repair (including rust) shall NOT increase frame strength beyond original factory condition except as otherwise specifically authorized in these rules. Maximum 4" x 4" x 1/4" thick metal plate may be used at the location of frame damage or frame rust ONLY.

   3.) Imperial sub-frames will be allowed ONLY on '67 - '73 model year Imperials, NOT on ANY other cars.

   4.) Seams may be welded ONLY from transmission cross member forward, maximum 1 (one) pass, maximum weld width 1/2".

   5.) Transmission cross member may be replaced with a 2 x 3 x 1/4 square iron or 2 diameter pipe and 2 (two) 5 long pieces of 2 x 2 x 1/4 thick angle iron to attach cross member. NO ADDED METAL other than what is stated here.

   6.) Frames may NOT be packed or "loaded" with any substance, including sand or concrete.

   7.) Frames may be cut, creased, drilled, notched or prebent however NOTHING not otherwise specifically authorized by these rules may be added.

   8.) Body may be attached to frame as stated in Section Five, Article 11 above.

SECTION SEVEN Bumpers

   1.) Any production passenger car bumper or MAXIMUM 5 x 5 x 3/16 thickness box tube may used.

   2.) Inner and outer skins of bumper may be fully welded.

   3.) No loaded bumpers.

   4.) Bumper may be welded to brackets and/or frame, nothing else.

   5.) Bumper height may not exceed 21 measured from the bottom of bumper.

   6.) If square tube is used, may not be stuffed, ends may not be welded, and be no wider than the body.

   7.) Any production passenger car bracket may be used on any car in any formation. If bracket and shock are separated only 1 may be used, NOT BOTH. All brackets must be touching bumper and may not extend past the front edge of the A-Arm tower. An alternative to a production passenger car bracket is a 12 long piece of 2 diameter x 3/16 wall thickness tube or 4 wide x 1/4 thick metal plate.

   8.) NO sharp edges or "can openers".

   9.) Bumpers may be trimmed for tire clearance.

Section EIGHT Steering, Suspension, Rear End and Drive Line

   1.) Suspension and steering components may only be modified as specifically authorized by these rules.

   2.) Wheels must remain in stock position.

   3.) Front suspension may be bolted with 1 (one) maximum 1 diameter bolt and 3 washers or welded down with 2 (two) pieces of 2 x 4 x 1/8 steel straps only, no other welding other than straps.

   4.) Spindles and A-arms may be swapped but must be production passenger car pieces only and bolt on without modification.

   5.) No aftermarket or truck suspension or steering components except as otherwise authorized by these rules.

   6.) Aftermarket weld-in or bolt-in ball joints may be used.

   7.) Universal Joints may be added to steering.

   8.) Aftermarket or reinforced passenger car tie rods may be used.

   9.) Heim joints are NOT allowed.

   10.) Ride height may be altered with the following limitations:

      a.) At the start of each event, no part of the car (except tires and wheels) may be less than 6" off the ground.

      b.) Bottom of bumper must NOT be more than 21" above ground.

      c.) Cars may not be "rigged" to intentionally change ride height during an event such as may result from a collision, etc.

   11.) Suspension set up may NOT strengthen frame in any way.

   12.) All suspension installations shall be subject to tech approval.

   13.) Note: This rule ONLY applies to 1980 model year and NEWER cars, EXCEPT specifically as follows: Buick: '75 and newer Skylark & Apollo, '77 and newer Electra, Estate Wagon, LeSabre & Riviera, '78 and newer Century & Regal. Cadillac: '76 and newer Seville, '77 and newer Deville & Fleetwood, Chevrolet: '77 and newer Caprice & Impala, '78 and newer Malibu & Monte Carlo. Chrysler: '77 and newer LeBaron, Dodge: '76 and newer Aspen, '77 and newer Diplomat. Ford: '75 and newer Granada, '78 and newer Fairmont, '79 and newer LTD. Lincoln: '77 and newer Versailles. Mercury: '75 and newer Monarch, '78 and newer Zephyr, '79 and newer Marquis. Oldsmobile: '75 and newer Omega, '77 and newer Custom Cruiser, Delta & 98, '78 and newer Cutlass, '79 and newer Toronado. Plymouth: '76 and newer Volare. Pontiac: '75 and newer Ventura, '77 and newer Bonneville & Catalina, '78 and newer LeMans & Grand Prix.  ('80 - '87 Chevolet El Camino and '80 & '81 Chrysler Newport & New Yorker, Dodge St. Regis and Plymouth Gran Fury are specifically EXCLUDED from this rule and shall be treated as all other pre-1980 model year cars.) You may pitch, tilt or tip 80s and newer style cars in one location, using any of the following ways only:

      a.) You may cold pitch, no added metal.

      b.) You may cut all three flaps and pull the front end down moving the flap 1/2" and re-weld. Do not re-weld any other crush box seams, no added metal or plate.   

      c.) You may pitch at the transmission cross member, since you are already allowed to weld a 5 inch piece of angle there to mount your cross member.

   14.) Watts Link conversions for 1998 model year and newer Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car will be allowed. This may be done as follows: Use the upper and lower trailing arm brackets off an older Ford. After market trailing arm mounting brackets are allowed, but may NOT be thicker than inch and may be attached with a maximum of 4 (four) maximum 1/2" diameter bolts on each side. No positioning of brackets to strengthen the front down legs of the rear hump, must be mounted in the stock location.

   15.) 2003 model year and NEWER Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car ONLY may be modified as follows:

      a.) May run the original aluminum cradle and stock lower A-arm, Johnson bolt in steel cradle or similar BOLT IN CRADLE is allowed, no weld in cradles.

      b.) Upper A-arm, motor mounts and spring bucket must mount off the 2 existing cradle bolts. No frame welding allowed for these components.

      c.) No mounting plate or component may extend more than 2 inch in front of or behind the cradle bolts, measured from middle of the bolt, this rule will be strictly enforced.

      d.) You may use any automotive or fabricated spring bucket but it must not strengthen the frame in any way, cannot not be any larger than necessary to hold coil spring. Again must be mounted off 2 existing cradle bolts. DO NOT weld to frame in any way.

      e.) To mount steering box, you may weld a tube to the top and bottom of frame. Do not weld excessively, do not pin frame to mount the steering box.

      f.) If you choose to pitch, this must be done in only 1 location and a single pass weld only to re-attach.

      g.) You may cut the excess frame off the front rails but you may not move the front body mount. All body mounts must remain in stock location.

   16.) Any passenger car rear end may be used in any car so long as wheels remain in stock position. Maximum 5 lugs. No truck rear ends or components. Aftermarket gears and axles OK.

   17.) Posi-traction or "locked" rear ends OK.

   18.) No coil to leaf conversions. Only stock production passenger car springs.

   19.) Coil springs may be doubled or swapped for height.

   20.) Trailing arms must be stock for make and model of car, may be strengthened, and shortened to change pinion angle.

   21.) No extra leafs, no welding on springs. Production passenger car shackles only. No homemade leaf packs. Maximum of  9 (nine) leafs and 4 (four) leaf spring clamps per leaf pack, 1 maximum width and secured with 3/8 diameter bolts.

   22.) Humps may be chained. Maximum 3/8" diameter chain. Maximum 1 (one) wrap per side. May NOT attach to frame with bolts or welds.

   23.) Axel savers and back braces allowed, must NOT strengthen body or frame in ANY way.

   24.) No full floaters.

   25.) Pinion brakes allowed.

   26.) Drive lines and universal joints may be reinforced or modified in any way so long as no other part of the car is strengthened in any way as a result. Slider drive shafts are allowed.

   26A.) Drive line chains or metal straps, approximately 12" from each end of drive line should be used to help prevent drive lines from being detached.

   26B.) Drive lines should be painted bright yellow with a black "barber pole" style stripe running its full length to aid in its identification and location on the track in the event it becomes detached from the car.

SECTION NINE Engine

   1.) Any 4 to 8 cylinder gasoline or diesel powered passenger car engine with a maximum displacement of 500 cubic inches may be used in any car. 

   2.) Engines may be modified in any way to improve performance or durability except as otherwise specifically restricted in these rules. 

   3.) Lower motor mounts ONLY may be welded. Must use bolt and bushing to engine and this in turn may only be welded to engine cross member.

   4.) Carburetor must have an air cleaner or suitable flame arrestor.

   5.) Full engine cradles allowed. MUST be confined within car body.

   6.) Pully protectors allowed. Pully protectors may NOT come into contact with front sway bar at any time, including during an event such as may result from a collision, etc.

   7.) Header / stack protectors may be used. Must have minimum 2" clearance from hood.

   8.) Distributor protectors allowed.

      a.) Must be attached to engine or transmission only and in a maximum of 4 (four) places. 

      b.) Distributor protector my NOT be welded to the transmission bell housing may only bolt to factory transmission mounting bolts that bolt the transmission to the engine.

      c.) It may not be welded, bolted or otherwise connected to body, hood or frame in ANY way. It also may not strengthen or reinforce any other part of car in ANY way.

      d.) Forward supports must be inside normally positioned headers and not extend past the water pump.  Under NO circumstances may the distributor protector come into contact with the dash bar.

      e.) Maximum width of rear side of protector will be 12"

   8.) Skid plates are allowed both to protect oil pan and to contain leaking fluids.

SECTION TEN Transmission

   1.) Any manual or automatic transmission may be used in any car.

   2.) Floor shifters, including aftermarket or fabricated floor shifters, may be used. Openings in floor to accommodate floor shifters will be as small as possible to reduce fire hazard, etc.

   3.) Automatic transmissions should have a vent tube to prevent fluid from leaking directly onto hot engine or exhaust to prevent fires. 

   4.) Transmission mounting may be modified or reinforced with bolts, welds or chains so long as car is not strengthened in any other way. Transmission cross member may be replaced with a 2 x 3 x 1/4 square iron or 2 diameter pipe and 2 (two) 5 long pieces of 2 x 2 x 1/4 thick angle iron to attach cross member. NO ADDED METAL other than what is stated here.
 
   5.) Aftermarket bellhousings will be allowed.

   6.) Steel tail shafts will be allowed.

   7.) Skid plates will be allowed to protect transmission pans and to contain leaking fluids.

SECTION ELEVEN Exhaust System

   1.) Stock muffler(s) and catalytic converter(s) may be removed.

   2.) If exhaust is routed under car, it is recommended that exhaust exit behind driver.

   3.) Exhaust may be routed through hood.

   4.) Stack protectors will be allowed. Must NOT strengthen or protect ANY other part of car in ANY way.

SECTION TWELVE Cooling System

   1.) Cooling system shall consist of a maximum of 1 (one) radiator and 1 (one) plastic (no metal or other materials) overflow or expansion tank placed in the engine compartment only and in front of the engine in a location which reasonably approximates the location of the stock installation. Neither the radiator nor the overflow / expansion tank shall be raised above or lowered below a level that is a reasonable approximation of the location of the stock installation.

   1A.) Radiators are optional. Closed loop systems may be used in lieu of radiators.

   2.) Absolutely NO cooling system components may be located in the driver's compartment or on the roof.   

   3.) NO additional water tanks or water capacity allowed. 

   4.) Competition radiators, hoses and lines may be used. 

   5.) Radiator and transmission cooling fans are optional.

   5A.) Electric cooling fans are allowed and may be controlled by a switch inside the car.

   5B.) Stock metal fans NOT recommended. Stock metal fans may be removed and/or replaced with plastic or fiberglass. 

   6.) Water ONLY as coolant, NO anti-freeze or other substances. (Downy Fabric Softener or brand equivalent will be allowed.)

   7.) Except as otherwise stated in these rules, NOTHING shall be in front of the radiator, including but not necessarily limited to ANY kind of radiator protection bars, etc.

   8.) Radiator may be attached to car in one of the following ways ONLY.

      a.) Factory fasteners or equivalent.

      b.) Wire, straps or plastic ties.

   9.) Radiator core support must be in original factory location.

   9A.) Radiator core support may ONLY be reinforced as follows: Maximum of 2 (two) 2" diameter pipe, angle or square iron reinforcement consisting of a maximum of 1 (one) vertical brace per side of radiator and 1 (one) diagonal brace running from the top of the vertical brace down to the frame a maximum of 15" behind the vertical brace. If used, MUST NOT be in front of radiator in ANY way nor may core support reinforcement strengthen the car in ANY other way. Braces on each side of radiator may NOT be connected horizontally.

   10.) Transmission coolers (including non-functioning ones) may be placed in front of the radiator for added protection. Must be secured with wire, straps or plastic ties or factory equivalent fasteners ONLY. This is the ONLY thing that will be allowed to be in front of the radiator.

   11.) Functional transmission coolers (and lines) , if used, shall be fully enclosed in the engine compartment. They may NOT be in the drivers compartment or on the roof.

   12.) Except as otherwise specifically stated in these rules, NOTHING shall be in front of the radiator, including but not necessarily limited to ANY kind of radiator protection bars, etc. 


SECTION THIRTEEN Electrical System

   1.)  A maximum of 2 (two) 12 volt passenger car batteries may be used.

   2.) Batteries shall be relocated to front passenger floor area and fully enclosed in a metal box secured to the floor. (No plastic or wood.)

   3.) Multiple batteries may be wired in parallel or in series.

   4.) Switches to control individual batteries or voltage output may be used.

   5.) All cars shall be equipped with a "Kill Switch" which completely shuts off ALL electrical power, including the ignition system, located in the CENTER of the dash so it can be reached from outside EITHER side of the car. Switch will be marked with bright yellow, orange or red markings clearly visible from outside the car on either side. Down or back for "off", up or forward for "on". If car is also equipped with an electric fuel pump, it may be wired into the "Kill Switch" so vehicle and fuel pump may be disabled with a single switch or may be controlled by a separate, clearly marked switch. 

SECTION FOURTEEN Fuel System

   1.) All stock fuel tanks shall be removed.

   2.) All cars shall be equipped with a maximum 6 gallon capacity metal marine type fuel tank (5 gallon metal jeep cans not recommended but will be allowed this year) or a maximum 8 gallon capacity competition style fuel cell. Absolutely NO plastic tanks. Absolutely NO beer kegs.

   3.) Tank or cell shall be mounted as far to the rear of the passenger compartment as possible but must stay ahead of the rear wheels.

   4.) Fuel tank protector constructed of minimum 2" diameter pipe, channel or box tube STRONGLY recommended and should protect sides and rear of tank. Fuel tank protectors must NOT strengthen car in ANY other way.

   5.) Fuel lines must have NO leaks and be fully enclosed in larger, leak free, flexible casing such as a garden hose and that in turn must be enclosed in metal where it is inside the driver's compartment.

   6.) Tank or cell and lines inside car MUST be fully enclosed in sheet metal "firewall".

   7.) Fuel tanks should have a rollover valve to prevent leakage in the event car is overturned.

   8.) In the event of a fuel leak during an event, car shall be disqualified and scored as though disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out".

   9.) Electric fuel pumps are allowed.

      a.) Cars with electric fuel pumps MUST have a large and clearly marked "cut off" switch located in the CENTER of the dash or dash bar so it can be reached from outside EITHER side of the car. Switch will be marked with bright yellow, orange or red markings clearly visible from outside the car on either side. Down or back for "off", up or forward for "on".

      b.) Cars with electric fuel pumps will have the letter "E" painted minimum 6" tall on BOTH sides of their roof top sign board AND on both front doors in a bright and contrasting color.

      c.) Stock built in fuel pump "safety cutoff" switches installed in newer Fords and some other cars should be removed or disabled.

   10.) Gasoline or Diesel ONLY as fuel. No alcohol or methanol fuels. No nitrous oxide. No ether or starting fluid may be used in competition.

SECTION FIFTEEN Tires and Wheels

   1.) Any street legal, DOT approved passenger car tire, maximum wheel size 16", minimum wheel size 14", maximum tread width 12", may be used on any car. Passenger car snow tires OK and recommended. Metal or plastic studs MUST be removed from studded tires.

   2.) Fork Lift or Hyster type tires may be used if they are size appropriate to your car (i.e. not excessively large or small) and do not have excessively aggressive treads which would exceed those of standard passenger car snow tires.

   3.) NO truck, paddle, sand or off road style tires or heavy equipment tires other than authorized above.

   4.) "Donut Spare" style tires will be allowed.

   5.) "Doubled" tires (i.e. tire inside a tire) OK. Inner tubes OK.

   6.) Tires may be filled with air, water, dry foam or solid rubber ONLY, no other substances. NO wet or "gooey" foams or anything that may be difficult to clean up from the track surface.  ANY substance that may be deemed hazardous shall NOT be allowed to be used in any tire.

   7.) Wheels shall be one piece (no split rims), steel only.

   8.) Double centers may be used on wheels and are recommended. May be welded (recommended) or bolted.

9.)  Valve stem protectors shall be allowed.

10.) Heavy duty / reinforced wheel lugs may be used.

11.) Beadlocks and bead savers may be used.

SECTION SIXTEEN Miscellaneous Rules

   1.) Hand throttles may be used.

   2.) Aftermarket or fabricated pedals may be used.

   3.) Brakes must be in good working order and able to fully stop car prior to the start of each event.

SECTION SEVENTEEN Numbers, Identification and General Appearance

   1.) Car numbers must be requested at time of registration. Car numbers will be assigned on a "first come, first serve" basis. If the car number(s) you have selected are already taken you will be permitted another choice. Car numbers should be a maximum of 4 (four) total digits. Alpha - numeric combinations such as B52, K9, U2, Y4 etc. shall be permitted however car number should include at least 1 (one) number, and not be all letters. Fractional numbers may be used. Also, the letter "E" should not be used as part of the car number on any car NOT having an electric fuel pump. Cars having an electric fuel pump must have a letter "E" not less than 6" high next to car number on each side and on both sides of roof top sign board if used.

   2.) All cars should be neatly painted and lettered in bright, contrasting colors. Car number shall be painted on both front doors in bright and contrasting colors, minimum 18" high and 3" thick and may also be displayed on both sides of a roof top sign board which must be securely mounted to the roof. Driver's name should be located along both sides of roof above side window openings, minimum 3" high. Should be clearly legible. "Nick names" will be allowed. Spray can or stencil lettering or "factory" earth tone paint is strongly discouraged. Use of flat or "primer" colors is also discouraged. (Exception: Flat or primer colors such as "battleship" grey or desert or jungle camouflage colors and stencil lettering, etc. may be used on military themed vehicles as appropriate.) All black or dark colored cars are discouraged. This is a "family" show! Anything that may be deemed obscene, crude or offensive will NOT be allowed to be displayed on cars. Anything that looks "junky" or "tacky" or "amateurish" is strongly discouraged. Pre-ran cars should be repainted in BRIGHT colors.

SECTION EIGHTEEN Venue Rules

   1.) All drivers shall be a minimum of 16 (sixteen) years of age. Drivers less than 18 (eighteen) years of age shall be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a notarized release form on their behalf before being allowed to compete. Driver's who do not have a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license or an International Driver's Permit combined with a valid license from another recognized country shall be required to demonstrate that they are capable of safely operating a motor vehicle before being allowed to compete.

   2.) All crew members shall be a minimum of 13 (thirteen) years of age. Crew members less than 18 (eighteen) years of age shall be required to have a parent or legal guardian sign a notarized release form on their behalf before being allowed into the paddock area.

   3.)  There shall be absolutely NO possession or consumption of alcohol, cannabis (marijuana) or ANY other controlled or other substance that may cause impairment by ANY driver or crew member either at the track or prior to the event. Drivers or crew members who appear to be impaired WILL be denied entry into / immediately removed from the paddock area, NO EXCEPTIONS! Prescription or "over the counter" medications MUST be in their original and properly marked containers. Persons currently using prescription or "over the counter" medications that are labeled "may cause drowsiness" and /or "you should not drive / operate heavy machinery while taking" will NOT be allowed in the paddock area or on the track at any time during the event. Any driver or crew member found in violation of this rule shall be immediately removed from the premises and may be banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years at the sole discretion of the promoter. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

   4.)  Any driver or crew member who causes ANY physical altercation or ANY other disturbance OF ANY KIND shall be immediately removed from the premises and may be banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years at the sole discretion of the promoter. Furthermore, intentional or negligent acts that result in ANY harm to any person or damage to or loss of any property may be criminally prosecuted and may result in arrest and detention by law enforcement and being sentenced to a term in a detention or correctional facility as well as potential financial liability.

   5.) Maximum speed in the paddock area shall be 5 m.p.h. (8 km/h) Violators subject to immediate disqualification, loss of all prize monies and removal from the premises and being banned from returning for up to 7 (seven) years, at the sole discretion of the promoter. 

   6.) PLEASE! Keep the area around your car and hauler safe and tidy. If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP! Remove ANY trash, including that left by others, before leaving the venue. We would like to be invited back next year.

SECTION NINETEEN Program and Format Rules

  1.) All events for this class will be Destruction Derby Finale style events. There will be NO oval or Figure 8 races for this class at this event.

   2.) There will be a Best Appearing Car Award at this event.

   a.) This award will go to a FRESH CAR ONLY. Pre-run cars will NOT be eligible to receive the Best Appearing Car Award.

   b.) Points WILL be deducted from cars that are judged to have been excessively pre-bent, to INCLUDE cars that are pre-bent AFTER presentation of Best Appearing Car Award!

   c.) Cars will be judged based upon quality of paint and other aesthetic preparation work, i.e. filling of body holes, quality of finish, quality of text and striping, etc. Bright and shiny will have an advantage over dark and / or dull.

   d.) MUST complete an aggressive and legal hit to receive Best Appearing Car Award trophy and cash prize. Trophies for Best Appearing, as well as up to 2 (two) Honorable Mentions, will be awarded during pre-race ceremony but MUST be surrendered if winning car does not compete.

   e.) In the event that 2 (two) or more cars are close in quality of appearance, crowd or event sponsor participation MAY be used to determine overall winner.

   3.) There MAY be 2 or more Heats, depending upon car count. If more than 12 (twelve) cars compete heats will be run. If fewer than 10 (ten) cars compete heats will NOT be run. If 10-12 cars compete, a vote will be taken at the Driver's Meeting of Pro-Modified Class drivers to determine IF heats will be held. Cars that are determined to be intentionally sandbagging in their Heat will NOT be allowed to compete in the Main. You MUST also make a minimum of 1 (one) aggressive hit on an active competitor in your Heat to be eligible to compete in the Main. The number of cars starting each Heat will be determined by total number of entrants, which will be distributed as evenly as possible among the Heats by random drawing at the Driver's Meeting. Number of cars that will be allowed back into the Main, (EXCEPT sandbaggers or those that failed to make the minimum 1 required aggressive hit), will be determined by car count. The program format and number of events that shall be held may be modified by the promoter or officials to extend the program or if constrained by time, to shorten it as the promoter or officials may deem necessary.

   4.) All drivers shall provide 2 (two) scorers who shall be placed in a designated scoring area to record the time of each aggressive hit made on an active competitor by their assigned car based upon an official scoring clock. Both time and number of car struck shall be recorded. In the event a car does not make an aggressive hit on an active competitor within the time allowed, the scorers for that car will have a MAXIMUM of 3 (three) seconds to inform the head score keeper that their car is "timed out". Failure to do so WILL result in DISQUALIFICATION and loss of ALL pay that car may otherwise have been eligible to receive. Scoring sheets of money and trophy winning cars shall be checked against official video recordings of events and ANY cheating or falsification of scoring sheets deemed intentional shall be grounds for disqualification and / or loss of pay and position at the sole discretion of the promoter. Official video of events and all scoring sheets shall be made available for viewing by drivers and owners within 15 minutes of the conclusion of each event and shall be posted on line after all events have concluded for viewing by the general public. Scorers MAY be assigned to cars different than the car they came with at promoters / officials discretion!

   5.) There will be a Mad Dog / Most Aggressive Driver Award that will be awarded to the driver that officials deem to have put on the overall best and most aggressive show in the Main Event. In the event 2 (two) or more drivers are deemed to be close, officials may review scoring video footage prior to making a final decision. Heat performance MAY also be taken into account when making a decision in this matter.

SECTION TWENTY Competition Rules

   1.) Absolutely NO intentional or careless hitting of any driver's door OR driver's door AREA! (Driver's door area shall include the entire area from the left front fender rearward of the front axle center line to ANY part of the left side of the car forward of the rear axle center line. ANY car deemed to have intentionally or carelessly struck another car's driver's door area shall be subject to immediate disqualification and forfeiture of ANY AND ALL prize monies it may have otherwise been awarded. Using your own driver's door area as a shield to "block" hits is STRONGLY discouraged. If a driver strikes the driver's door area of a car deemed to be using their door area as a "shield", no penalty will be assessed.

   2.)  Failure to make an aggressive hit on an ACTIVE competitor within the designated time limit shall result in being "timed out" from that event. In the Heats (if run) you will have a maximum of 60 seconds to make an aggressive hit on an active competitor or you will be timed out. In the Main you will have 120 seconds to make an aggressive hit on an active competitor or you will be timed out. An aggressive hit shall be defined as any hit that visibly moves another car or any part thereof OR which causes a CLEARLY audible sound. In the event that two or more cars are traveling toward each other at the moment of impact, ALL cars that collide into each other shall be scored as though they made an aggressive hit at that moment. However, if one or more of those cars is not moving OR moving AWAY from the point of impact, that car or cars shall NOT be scored. The last vehicle to make an aggressive hit on an active competitor shall be declared the winner unless unique circumstances or in the event of "sandbagging". (Results will NOT be official until post event inspection of winning cars has taken place.)

   3.) Intentional "sandbagging" will be grounds for disqualification and forfeiture of position and prize monies. You MUST make a minimum of one aggressive hit in order to be scored in an event.

   4.)  While you may GENTLY push dead cars out of your way ABSOLUTELY NO intentionally aggressive hitting of dead cars or careless or intentional infliction of damage to dead cars. Violators of this will be disqualified at the discretion of the promoter, his designee or officials if deemed either intentional or careless.

   5.)  Intentionally driving outside the designated competition area for any period of time, unless to avoid a legitimate safety hazard, shall result in disqualification and forfeiture of all position and prize monies. Intentionally forcing other cars outside the designated competition area is STRONGLY discouraged and may result in penalty.

   6.) In the event of a caution period, all clocks will stop and resume at the moment that the green flag is displayed. An additional 30 seconds above whatever time was remaining to make an aggressive hit on an active competitor will be given to every active car any time an event is restarted after a caution period. This will include cars which have been removed from competition due to safety reasons but still had time remaining on their clocks at the time they were removed. (See Section Five, Article 6, Section Fourteen, Article 8 and Section Twenty, Articles 8 and 9) 

   7.) In the event of too many cars becoming stuck too early in an event, the promoter or officials reserve the right to stop the event and "reset" the cars to extend the length and quality of the show.

   8.) In the event of any fire in a qualifying heat, the car catching fire shall be scored as though it became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". During the Main, a car will be allowed 2 (two) small carburetor or upper engine compartment fires. In the event of a third fire, car will be scored as though it became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". In the event of ANY large fire or fire on the bottom of the engine or transmission or fuel tank area or ANY fire inside the driver's compartment, car will be scored as though it became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". "Stack" fires shall NOT be counted as actual fires and will NOT be attended to by safety crews except under special circumstances.

   9.) In the event a car is overturned in a heat and requires assistance to be uprighted, it will be scored as though it became disabled at that moment, time will be permitted to keep running until "timed out". In the event a car is overturned in the Main, it may receive assistance to be uprighted and so long as it is judged safe by officials, may continue.

   10. Except in the case of a fire or other legitimate emergency, drivers shall be required to remain in their cars with helmet strapped on and seat belts securely fastened until an event has officially concluded or are otherwise directed by an official. Exiting your vehicle during an event in the absence of a legitimate emergency may be grounds for disqualification and/or loss of position / prize monies at the sole discretion of the promoter. ) During caution periods drivers who wish to exit their vehicles will be directed by officials when it is safe to do so.

   11.)  At the start of each event all cars must have a fluorescent green scoring flag (will be provided) attached to the driver's side "A" pillar. This flag MUST be pulled inside the car immediately if directed to do so by an official. Failure to pull flag when directed may result in disqualification and loss of position and/or prize monies. If a driver pulls their flag for any non emergency reason, car will be scored as "timed out" at that moment. Waving off any hit will result in car being scored as if flag were pulled at that moment.

   12.) Drivers will also be provided with a fluorescent orange "emergency" flag to wave to signal officials in the event of an emergency. Use of this flag will not affect scoring in any way unless use is deemed frivolous. If use of emergency flag is deemed intentionally frivolous you WILL be disqualified. This flag may be used to advise officials of a situation with your own car or something you observe concerning a competitor.

   13.) In the event a drive line becomes detached, event shall be stopped and drive line shall be removed from arena to prevent it from being a safety hazard. 

   14.) Flags:

   a.) Red Stop: Turn OFF Motors (Special Circumstances Only),

   b.) Yellow Caution Stop: But May Leave Motors Running or Attempt to Restart Motor,
   
   c.) Green Start or Continue,

   d.) Black Disqualified OR Safety Hazard (stop where you are either way),

   e.) Rolled Up Black Pointed at You WARNING! (Driver's Door, Out of Area or Sandbagging),

   f.) Checkered Event Concluded.

   g.) Lights, horns or sirens may be used in addition to red, yellow or green flags.

   h.) Watch for flag officials AT ALL TIMES and PROMPTLY comply with ALL official instructions! Violators, intentional or careless, subject to immediate disqualification and forfeiture of ANY AND ALL prize monies that may have otherwise been awarded.

PLEASE NOTE: There have been significant revisions to SECTION TWENTY ONE Inspections! These revisions have been highlighted in RED!

SECTION TWENTY ONE Inspections

   1.) All cars should be presented for inspection as soon as possible after arriving at the venue. All cars MUST pass inspection at least one (1) hour prior to the scheduled start time of the show.

   2.) It is the responsibility of the driver or car owner to have the vehicle ready for inspection PRIOR to presenting it for inspection. Failure to have a car fully ready for inspection in a timely manner shall result in car being denied inspection and eligibility to compete.

   3.) In the event a car is found not to be in compliance with the rules an opportunity to bring the car into compliance will be offered when possible. If it is not possible to bring the car into compliance prior to it's heat, it will NOT be allowed to run. At the sole discretion of the promoter, MINOR violations deemed NOT to compromise safety AND which are deemed NOT to give that car any unfair advantage MAY be allowed to compete for REDUCED prize money at the discretion of the promoter.

   4.) Upon passing inspection (or post event inspection, see Article 6 below) a florescent green scoring flag will be attached to the driver's side "A" pillar for use in that car's next event. These flags shall be numbered and may only be used in a single event.

   5.) Upon passing inspection there shall be NO work of any kind done to cars without the specific authorization of the Head Tech Inspector. The Head Tech Inspector shall also reinspect ANY work done after passing inspection. In NO case shall ANY welding, cutting or "pre-bending" of cars or parts be done after passing inspection. Please have your car completely ready to compete BEFORE presenting it for inspection.


   6.) After each event ANY car that wins or transfers to the Main shall be reinspected and if found not to be in compliance with the rules may at the sole discretion of the promoter have some or all of their prize monies forfeited or be disqualified altogether. The severity of any sanction imposed will be in direct correlation to the severity of the violation discovered.

   7.) Every effort will be made by the promoter to ensure that ALL rules are enforced in a way that is FAIR to ALL competitors.

   8.) ALL money winning cars which are SUSPECTED of unauthorized modification or reinforcement are subject to being CUT OPEN for inspection purposes after the conclusion of the final event. THIS MAY INCLUDE CUTTING WHICH MAKES THE CAR UNUSABLE FOR FUTURE EVENTS! Refusal to submit to this inspection shall result in DISQUALIFICATION AND FORFEITURE OF ALL PRIZE MONIES, as well as possible loss of eligibility to compete in future events for up to 7 (seven) years at the discretion of the promoter or his designee.

    9.) A driver, owner or designated crew chief ONLY of any Pro-Modified Class car competing in this event may request permission to VISUALLY inspect ANY other car competing in this class at this event. Such inspection shall be granted provided there is an official available who is not otherwise occupied to supervise the inspection. A flashlight may be used to aid in visual inspection. Such inspection shall also ONLY be done in the presence of a driver, owner or crew member assigned to the car being inspected. Under NO circumstances may a driver, car owner or crew chief tamper with another competitor's car. ANY person who tampers with another competitors car for ANY reason shall, along with the car(s), driver(s) and entire crew(s) that person is assigned to, be subject to IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND LOSS OF ALL PRIZE MONIES and ALL shall be removed from the premises and not permitted to return for 7 (seven) years!

   10.) The driver, owner and crew chief for each money winning car will be the ONLY persons permitted on the track during post event inspections. ABSOLUTELY NO WORK OF ANY KIND will be allowed on cars before completion of post event inspections, including loading in the case of the Main Event. Violators WILL be subject to IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION AND LOSS OF ALL PRIZE MONIES!

SECTION TWENTY TWO Protests

   1.) Every effort will be made by the promoter to ensure that ALL rules are enforced in a way that is FAIR to ALL competitors. By signing the Official Entry Form you are agreeing to comply with ALL rules and to abide by whatever decisions are made by the promoter, his designee or other event officials.

   2.) All official's decisions are considered final with the following exception: Any official decision may be protested by a driver or car owner ONLY and not more than 15 minutes after the decision has been made by paying a $100 Protest Deposit" (Cash ONLY) and filling out and submitting an "Official Protest Form" directly to the promoter or his designee. By signing the Official Protest Form you are agreeing to abide by whatever decision is made by the promoter or his designee.

   3.) Official "Protest Forms" may be obtained directly from the promoter or his designee.

   4.) The promoter or his designee will then review the decision and if the protest is found to be "frivolous", the "Protest Deposit" will be forfeited TO the person or car being protested AGAINST. If the protest is found to be justified, the "Protest Deposit" shall be returned and the decision MAY be modified at the sole discretion of the promoter or his designee.

   5.) IF protest investigation requires cutting or drilling on a competitors car which MAY make that car unusable for future events (and the car in question could reasonably have been otherwise still considered reusable), the Protest Deposit amount shall be $1,000. If in that case the car IS found in violation the person making the protest shall have his or her money returned. If however a violation is NOT found, even IF the protest is NOT otherwise deemed frivolous, the $1,000 deposit shall be given to the driver or owner of the car rendered unreusable by such inspection as compensation.

   6.) Please note that any driver or car owner who makes a protest WILL draw extra scrutiny toward their own car in post event inspection!

   SECTION TWENTY THREE The MOST important rules!

   1.) Destruction Derby is supposed to be FUN for EVERYONE involved including fans, drivers, crews and event staff. The REAL winners at any Demo Derby are those who had the most FUN! It is the sincere desire of the promoter and organizers of this event that everyone involved remember this event as the most fun and fair event they have ever been to. Coming to the event with a positive and friendly attitude toward all will go a LONG way in facilitating this.

   2.) Getting hurt or worse is most certainly NOT fun for anyone! Don't skimp on safety! If you are new to the sport, ask experianced drivers / builders about how to make your car as safe as possible!

   3.) If you see someone new to the sport in this event, do NOT just go out and track shot him or her right out of the gate. Let them have some fun for a few minutes before you take them out. If they have FUN, they will almost certainly want to come back and run again. If they get blasted in the first 30 seconds, they probably will NOT be coming back and helping to grow the sport in a part of Oregon where there are only TWO other shows left!

   4.) If it does not specifically say you can do it in the rules, it is NOT allowed. Final interpretation of all rules is at the sole discretion of the promoter,his designee or appointed officials.

Please direct all tech questions to Steve Morgan. Thank you.
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British Columbia, Canada / Re: Creston and Grand Forks
« Last post by Hemi-Cammer on February 26, 2018, 07:56:21 PM »
The Creston show is all but dead as it sits but Grand Forks had their first successful show in 2017. Its unfortunately held earlier on the same day as Bonners Ferry, but they had 14? or 16? cars show which is pretty good these days. They're planning on having a second show this September, I will keep the updates coming.
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Not sure DEAFBOB, i see lots around but the majority of the ones for sale are just too far away.

I ended up selling the 2dr 68 Imp and the 68 Satellite but I still have all the GM's plus a 68 T&C Wagon and will do trades for the Fairlane. Not selling anything else separately.
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