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Derby Car Pictures / Re: Images from Port Angeles Demo on 8-21-16
« Last post by Fletchez on July 19, 2018, 12:36:46 AM »
Where can you find more information on the forum so that I can share it with others?
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General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« Last post by Fletchez on July 19, 2018, 12:36:20 AM »
In this forum, most of the knowledge from where to publish.
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Washington / Re: 2018 Walla Walla Eyewitness Report (07.14.2018)
« Last post by nicksf18 on July 16, 2018, 06:38:59 AM »
That was a good read. Thank you for reporting

Nick
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Washington / 2018 Walla Walla Eyewitness Report (07.14.2018)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on July 15, 2018, 09:15:40 AM »
   21 V-8 cars and 11 V-8 trucks, many driven by some of the very best Derby drivers from around the West, came to Walla Walla last night for the inaugural running of the Pacific Northwest Championship Demolition Derby. This was the crown event of the of the new Crashmania Point Series that covers multiple events around South East Washington and North East Oregon.

   To fill out the show, no fewer than 30 Power Wheels, each piloted by an aspiring future Demo driver and 3 heavily modified riding lawn mowers entertained the fans between the V-8 qualifying heats.

   Conner McKeown of Touchet, Washington took the "Best Appearing Car" award in his spiffy looking and quite popular, "Stars and Stripes" themed #11 mid '70's Ford LTD sedan. Alex Barkley's black "Batman" themed #1 mid '70's Ford Thunderbird, Tony Gradwohl's white #96 mid '70's Chrysler and Bobby Walker's gray mid '70's Chrysler were all worthy of honorable mention in this category as well as all of these were particularly slick looking cars.

   The first qualifying heat was a particularly aggressive affair. Donovan Bolling earned the well deserved "Mad Dog" transfer in his black #99 Buick while Cody Vandeweghe and Darryl Ortuno were the other two competitors that managed to survive and transfer to the Feature.

   Amity, Oregon's Steve Marcher and local legend Eric Johnson survived to transfer to the Feature from Heat 2 while Mike Bise of Moses Lake was awarded the "Mad Dog" transfer spot.

   Another local legend, Nick Johnson joined Elgin, Oregon's Creighton Moore as survivors of Heat 3 while yet another local legend, Bobby Walker earned the "Mad Dog" transfer spot. A brief note, Cody Brandner's blue #75 Buick Regal was staged with the other cars from this Heat but did not make it onto the track.

   Tony Gradwohl earned the "Mad Dog" transfer from Heat 4 while Alex Barkley and Michael Tolle were the two other survivors but unfortunately, neither of them was able to make it back out for the Feature.

   There were supposed to be two last chance qualifier "Grudge" Heats but only one car was able to make the first one and while Casey Duncan was able to come out and take a victory lap, he did not return for the Feature. The second last chance "Grudge" Heat was an especially short affair. After experiencing some mechanical problems in Heat 4 Graham Barker, driving his green #4 Mercury Marquis seemed determined to win the 3 minute timed event by earning the one "Mad Dog" transfer. He laid a brutal blow to James Long's #110 Chrysler Cordoba that took them both out within the first 15 seconds, leaving only Tyrul McGuffin's #13 Cadillac Fleetwood still moving.

   11 Trucks rolled out on to the arena for their single "Final Survivor" last man standing event. "Moldy" Ed Moulton, who had towed all the way from Hines, Oregon, was immediately double teamed right out of the arena and over the concrete block barriers right at the green flag. This was a very aggressive event and several trucks were killed quickly. Cody Taylor's bright aqua and white '63 Chevrolet was especially mangled, the bed mostly ripped away from the frame but he managed to last quite a while and laid some good hits in the process. Garrett Parsons at one point threw his entire, detached steering column out of the cab, then proceeded to make several good hits afterward with only his dash bar to hold on to, a most impressive feat. Cody Parsons, who had also lost the ability to steer at the end survived to claim the victory.

   9 of the 14 cars that had earned transfers from the Qualifying Heats made it back out for the Feature Event. Hits came fast and furious. It was not long before the right rear corner of Tyler McGuffin's #13 Cadillac was thoroughly destroyed. Then Tony Gradwohl slammed Mike Bise up onto his side and almost drove right on over the top of his overturned car. This was all just the lead up though to what would become one of the most incredible battles in a Derby I personally had seen in quite a long time.

   After a while there where just 4 cars remaining, Tony Gradwahl's #96 Chrysler, Bobby Walker's #105 Chrysler, Nick Johnson's #214 Ford and Eric Johnson's #222 Ford. Just for context for those who may not know, Gradwahl and Walker are team mates with the same primary sponsor and both drove similarly built Chryslers that arrived together at the event.

   Keeping in mind that this event had already been going on for quite a while what ensued from here was a truly epic, hard and at times seemingly even a bitterly fought battle between two teams that just went on and on. Finally Gradwohl's white #96 Chrysler was the first to succumb to the incredible abuse these men were subjecting these machines to. For a while Bobby Walker stood alone against the onslaught of destruction rained down upon him by the twin brothers. Finally though, Eric Johnson's silver #222 Crown Victoria breathed it's last and expired. Now it was again just a one on one battle.

   For quite a while both drivers seemed determined to pin the other in a long series of reverse "tug of war" exchanges, each determined to push the other into submission through sheer force of will. Both cars belching a noxious looking blend of smoke and steam from their tortured engines. At the end they separated somewhat and made a few final aggressive hits, their front wheels interlocking with each blow. Finally, Walker's gray #105 Chrysler, the rear wrapped up over the rear window and the front twisted like a pretzel, in a burst of flame, gave up the ghost and died. Only Nick Johnson's pink and gray #214 Crown Victoria remained alive to claim the $5,000 first place purse and further extend the Crashmania series points lead he already had over Matt Sandgren going into this event.

     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! $5,000 to Win!

   The next Crashmania Point Series event will be at Hermiston Raceway in Hermiston, Oregon on Friday, August 3, 2018. Other notable events coming up soon are the Kitsap "Whaling Days" race on Saturday, July 28 at Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, Washington and the McMinnville, Oregon "Chain and Go" Demo for Compact and V-8 cars at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 4.

   Event Statistics (Events presented in order run)
Track Conditions: Rough, unevenly watered and dusty at times.
Weather: Clear and sunny. Temperature in mid 90's.

Best Appearing Car: Conner McKeown, #11, '75-6 Ford LTD 4 door sedan

Heat 1 Transfers:
   #90, Kody Vandeweghe, mid '70's Oldsmobile 4 door hardtop
   #615 Darryl Ortuno, 'early '70's Buick 4 door sedan
Mad Dog Transfer:
   #99 Donovan Bolling, early '70's Buick 2 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
   #9 Matt Sandgren, '80's "Metric" Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door sedan
   #11  Conner McKeown, '75-6 Ford LTD 4 door sedan
   

Heat 2 Transfers:
   #45 Steve Marcher, mid '70's Chrysler Cordoba
   #222 Eric Johnson. late '90's Ford Crown Victoria,
   Mad Dog Transfer:
   #92 Mike Bise, mid '70's Chrysler 2 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
   #01 Casey Duncan, '75 - 6 Chevrolet Impala 2 door coupe
   #110 James Long, mid '70's Chrysler Cordoba

Heat 3 Transfers:
   #214 Nick Johnson, late '90's Ford Crown Victoria
   #911 Creighton Moore, '80's "metric" Buick 2 door coupe
Mad Dog Transfer:
   #105 Bobby Walker, mid '70's Chrysler 4 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
   #8 Kevin Dechenne, mid '70's Chevrolet El Camino
   #94 Jason Randle, mid '70's Chrysler Cordoba

Heat 4 Transfers:
   #1 Alex Barkley, late '70's Ford Thunderbird
   #42 Michael Tolle, early '70's Oldsmobile 2 door hardtop
Mad Dog Transfer:
   #96 Tony Gradwohl, mid '70's Chrysler 4 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
   #4 Graham Barker, '70's Mercury Marquis 2 door hardtop
   #13 Tyrul McGuffin, '75 - 6 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door hardtop

Last Chance Qualifier "Grudge" Heat 1:
   Cancelled.
    Transfer by default: #01 Casey Duncan, '75 - 6 Chevrolet Impala 2 door coupe 

Last Chance Qualifier "Grudge" Heat 2:
   Mad Dog Transfer:
   #13 Tyrul McGuffin, '75 - 6 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
   #4 Graham Barker, '70's Mercury Marquis 2 door hardtop
   #110 James Long, mid '70's Chrysler Cordoba

Pickup Destruction Derby Finale:
1st #27 Cody Parsons, '70's - '80's Chevrolet
2nd #1 Tyler Frison, later '60's GMC
3rd (Not Recorded)
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#14 Cody Taylor, '63 Chevrolet
#19 Johnny Brown,  '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#20 Garrett Parsons,  '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#26 "Moldy" Ed Moulton,  '70's - '80's Chevrolet
#36 Tyler Hoepiner, '90's Ford
#43 Chris Fowler, '90's Ford
#51 Joey Barnes, later '60's Chevrolet
#84 Mike Ruth,  '90's Ford
#251 Kyle Benedict, '90's Ford

Pacific Northwest Championship Destruction Derby Finale:
1st  #214 Nick Johnson, late '90's Ford Crown Victoria
2nd  #105 Bobby Walker, mid '70's Chrysler 4 door hardtop
3rd  #222 Eric Johnson. late '90's Ford Crown Victoria
Mad Dog Most Aggressive
#96 Tony Gradwohl, mid '70's Chrysler 4 door hardtop
Did Not Place (In Numerical Order)
#13 Tyrul McGuffin, '75 - 6 Cadillac Fleetwood 4 door hardtop
#92 Mike Bise, mid '70's Chrysler 2 door hardtop
#96 Tony Gradwohl, mid '70's Chrysler 4 door hardtop
#99 Donovan Bolling, early '70's Buick 2 door hardtop
#615 Darryl Ortuno, 'early '70's Buick 4 door sedan
#911 Creighton Moore, '80's "metric" Buick 2 door coupe
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Derby Car Pictures / Re: B pics
« Last post by Blasingame on July 05, 2018, 10:11:24 AM »
Epic pics, DerbyBob32! Now that's a winner alright. I see by those pics and your profile pic that pink is your color lol. More power to you, brother!
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Washington / Kitsap 2018 Race #3 Eyewitness Report (06.23.2018)
« Last post by Thunderbyrd316 on June 24, 2018, 05:08:14 PM »
   What would otherwise have been a great night of racing was marred by an incident on the opening lap of the V-8 Class Figure 8 Feature race which was the last race of the night. Amber Aubele's #5 Imperial was brutally struck in the "X" in the front half of her driver's side door by the #525 Imperial of Greg Pratt. During a lengthy caution, Aubele was carefully removed from her car and taken away in an ambulance. Her present condition is unknown by this writer as of this afternoon but she was conscious and moving around after the crash.

   Steve Morgan set fast time of the night in his black and orange #35 Honda Prelude coupe at a brisk 14.42 seconds. Jordan Perez meanwhile set fast time for the V-8 Class in his purple and silver #169 Mercury Marquis with a lap of 14.87. Cole Marchant meanwhile did not have such a good night as he put his car in the wall between turns 3 and 4 during time trials and then only was able to start a single race event before retiring for the night.

   Dan Pieze dominated the V-8 "A" Dash by coming from the back row to win this fast paced mostly incident free race. The Compact "A" Dash by comparison was a very aggressive, crash filled event. Tony "The Tiger" Timlick managed to survive the chaos and claim the victory on just three wheels with his white #59 Mazda sedan.

   In the first V-8 Figure 8 Heat Devon Hovland's black and white #99 Imperial got tagged in the intersection by Logan Reil's bright yellow #12 Imperial. Then Dan "The Regulator" Garrison's #513 Chevrolet Malibu, sporting a spiffy new "Hot Wheels" inspired black and silver paint scheme, caught the #144 of Michael Lewis in the "X". Dave "The Hook" Heroux claimed the win in this race in his pink and aqua #113 Chevrolet Suburban.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 1 Gary Bauer, driving his flat black #181 Hyundai Sonata sedan caught Michael Kraft's red #62 Honda Civic hatchback on the driver's side in the "X" hard enough to twist the whole left side of the car out of place. Shane Hamre came from his inside back row starting spot to take the checkered.

   V-8 Oval Heat 1 got off to a rocky start when Kevin Lewis, driving his black #311 Imperial, spun at the front of the pack coming off Turn 2 on the first lap and the entire field piled up behind him. When things finally got sorted out Dustin Silva's red and white #44 Chrysler was sitting in Victory Lane.

   A special feature this night was the inclusion of "Quad" racing. These fast little vehicles proved very entertaining to watch. Steve Morgan won the first of two events held for this class on this night while Shane Hamre, sporting a "Superman" costume, put on quite a show despite his at times seeming to be directionally challenged and not always following the prescribed course for this class. The second "Quad" race, held later in the evening, was won by Victor Trent.

   Jared Greggerson won a fast paced V-8 Class Flag Pole Race in his shiny grey #229 International Travelall while Tony "The Tiger" Timlick won the chaotic Compact Class Flag Pole event.

   Tyler Robrahn celebrated the first win of his budding racing career after beating 7 other mostly very fast cars to the checkered in V-8 Oval Heat 2 driving his blue and black Steve Harris prepared #22 Continental Mark V.

   A lot of very impressive "threading of the needle" took place in the cross roads during V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2 though Amber Aubele did get tagged in her rear quarter panel by K.C. Straight's #24 International Travelall as they passed through the cross over. Dustin Silva took home his second trophy of the night by winning this race.

   Rachelle Ensor, driving her multi-colored #047 Imperial caught the #76 Imperial of Ken Holloway in the "X" early in V-8 Figure 8 Heat 3. Then, during a furious battle for the lead, Dan Pieze, driving his black #15 Cadillac, at one point almost flipped Dave "The Hook" Heroux. After they tangled K.C. Straight managed to take the lead and win the event.

   In Compact Figure 8 Heat 3 Shane Hamre, who was driving his black and red #34 Honda took a very nasty driver's side hit from Tyler Yost's #61 Ford Contour right at the end of that race. Hamre, who was quite justifiably angry, exited his car and made his displeasure plainly known to the rookie driver. Fortunately, Hamre did not appear to be seriously injured. It was further fortunate that what appeared to be a large puddle of fuel leaking from under the rear of Hamre's car after it came to rest did not catch fire or the situation could have been far worse. Delta, British Columbia's Cody Raats, driving his blue and black #128 Honda Accord took a trophy back home to Canada with him as a reward for winning that race.

   Rookie Devon Hovland, driving his black and white #99 Imperial earned his first victory in V-8 Oval Heat 3 which, as usual, was run in the clockwise direction.

   Melody Heroux took the checkered flag in both Powder Puff Heats driving her husbands #113 Chevrolet Suburban.

   Gary Bauer, driving his black #181 Hyundai took the victory in the 15 lap Compact Figure 8 Feature Race. Jeff Higham in his #71 Oldsmobile Alero was second while Cody Raats was third in his Honda.

   After the lengthy caution due to the aforementioned incident on the opening lap of the 15 lap V-8 Class Figure 8 Feature Race, the race resumed. At one point Dan Pieze tagged Rachelle Ensor in the "X" but otherwise the race was incident free. Logan Reil claimed the victory while Greggerson was second and Pieze was third.

   The next race at Thunderbird Stadium will be on Saturday evening, July 28.

   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!

Event Statistics (Events presented in order run)
Track Conditions: Loose packed and slick.
Weather: Cloudy early, then clearing and mostly sunny later. Temperature in upper 60's.

Fast Time Compact: Steve Morgan, #35, Honda Prelude Coupe, 14:42 (16 Cars Timed)
Fast Time V-8: Jordan Perez, #169, '71-'72 Mercury Marquis 4 door sedan, 14:87 (21 Cars Timed)
V-8 "A" Dash: Dan Pieze, #15, early '70's Cadillac Fleetwood 2 door hardtop
Compact "A" Dash: Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, #59, Mazda 4 door sedan
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 1: Dave "The Hook" Heroux, #113, Chevrolet Suburban
Compact Figure 8 Heat 1: Shane Hamre, #34, Honda Accord coupe
V-8 Oval Heat 1: Dustin Silva, #44, "Fuselage" bodied Chrysler 4 door hardtop
Compact Oval Heat 1: Jeff Higham, #71, Oldsmobile Alero coupe
Quad Heat 1: Steve Morgan, #35
V-8 Flag Pole Race: Jared Greggerson, #229, International Travelall
Compact Flag Pole Race: Tony "The Tiger" Timlick, #59, Mazda 4 door sedan
V-8 Oval Heat 2: Tyler Robrahn, #22, Continental Mark V
Compact Oval Heat 2: Cody Raats, #128, Honda Accord 4 door sedan
V-8 Figure 8 Heat 2: Dustin Silva, #44, "Fuselage" Chrysler 4 door hardtop
Compact Figure 8 Heat 2: Jeff Higham, #71, Oldsmobile Alero coupe
Quad Heat 2: Victor Trent #119
Figure 8 Heat 3: K.C. Straight, #24, International Travelall
Compact Figure 8 Heat 3:  Cody Raats, #128, Honda Accord 4 door sedan
V-8 Oval Heat 3 (Clockwise Direction): Devon Hovland, #99, '67-8 Imperial 2 door hardtop
Compact Oval Heat 3: Jeff Higham, #71, Oldsmobile Alero coupe
Powder Puff Heat 1: Melody Heroux, #113, Chevrolet Suburban
Powder Puff Heat 2: Melody Heroux, #113, Chevrolet Suburban
Compact Figure 8 Feature Race: Gary Bauer, #181, Hyundai Sonata sedan
V-8 Figure 8 Feature Race: Logan Reil, #12, "Fuselage" Bodied Imperial 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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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.)  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!!!

   2.)  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.

   3.) 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. 

   4.) 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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