ARKANSAS VALLEY FAIR
AMATEUR DEMOLITION DERBY
There is no pre-registration. You may print out this page and bring it to registration prior to the derby. When printing, only print page 1 unless you would also like an entire copy of the rules.
Driver License Number or ID Card
Date of Birth
Years of Derby Driving Experience
ARKANSAS VALLEY FAIR
DEMOLITION DERBY RULES
We will meet for car check-in, inspection, and registration at Crystal Lake Park again this year. This area will be for derby cars and support vehicles only; all spectators and their cars will enter at the eighth street gate on the northwest corner of the fairgrounds. All derby cars/pickups and support vehicles will be allowed to enter before any spectator cars are allowed in.
Derby cars will enter at the south end of Crystal Lake and then proceed north inside the park area. There will be signs on HWY 50 directing derby cars to Crystal Lake and to the check in area.
ENTRY FEE: $55.00 for derby car driver and two support vehicles.
FACILITY CHARGE $5.00 PER ENTRY
PIT PASSES: $15.00 per person (
ADDITIONAL CARS: $15.00 per car
pit passes for each occupant.
CASH ONLY NO CHECKS ACCEPTED
Read the Rule Book Carefully
If you have any questions please contact:
Gilbert Davis @ Davis Auto
Nick Knapp @ Knapp Farms
or the AVF office 719-254-7723
MATCH BOX DERBY / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
With a minimum of (4) four cars to run in each heat.
ENTRY FEE-$55.00 + $5.00 FACILITY CHARGE
car & driver only.
Only 1 support vehicles allowed per contestant
Other vehicles $15.00 per vehicle,
pit passes for occupants.
Entry fees must accompany entry form.
3. Pit passes are $15.00 per person
4. All entry fees & pit passes must be paid in cash
1. Wheel base max 110”
2. Front or rear wheel drive only:
No 4-wheel or AWD
3. Foreign or American made.
DRIVER AND CAR REQUIREMENTS:
1. Same as regular derby.
RACING RULES AND REGULATIONS:
1. Same as regular derby.
CAR RULES & REGULATIONS:
1. Same as regular derby.
MINI TRUCKS & SUV'S RULES:
Same as trucks except Imports and American, minimum of (4) four in each heat
ARKANSAS VALLEY FAIR DEMOLITION DERBY RULES
The Demolition Derby is open to all men and women with a valid driver’s license. In the interest of safety and fairness to all contestants, the following rules and regulations will be strictly enforced.
ENTRY FEE--$55.00 + $5.00 FACILITY CHARGE
Pick-up trucks $55.00 + $5.00 FACILITY CHARGE
car & driver only.
Only 1 support vehicles allowed per team,
other vehicles $15 per vehicle, plus pit passes for occupants.
3. Entry fees must accompany entry form.
4. Pit passes are $15.00 per person.
All entry fees & pit passes must be paid in cash (NO
SECTION 1: ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Each driver must fill out an entry blank completely.
2. Each driver must be a minimum of 16 years of age and have a valid driver license or ID Card. (Ages 16-17 will need waiver from guardian)
3. Each driver must sign a waiver and release of liability, releasing the Arkansas Valley Fair and anyone involved in promoting this event from any and all liability resulting from participation in this event. We will need a minor waiver if any kids are allowed in restricted areas. (REQUIRED)
4. All drivers must attend the meeting held approximately 30 minutes prior to the derby.
5. Unless otherwise specified at the drivers meeting, all cars must be removed from the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds following completion of the derby or they will become the property of the Arkansas Valley Fair, who will then have them removed at the driver’s expense.
NO ALCOHOL / DRUGS
IN THE PITS OR THE ARENA AREA. NO EXCEPTIONS.
7. The Arkansas Valley Fair will not be held responsible for any cars, parts, or personal property before, during, or after the derby.
8. The Arkansas Valley Fair reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries.
SECTION 2: TYPE OF CAR
Any American made stock, hardtop automobile or station wagon is allowed. No trucks, convertibles, jeeps, hearses, limousines, 1967 or older Chrysler Imperials
: No 4-wheel or AWD.
2. The definition of stock, as we consider, it is as follows: Modification of a vehicles body, frame or bumpers, by adding steel, pipe, wire or other foreign materials to the car to assure greater strength is not permitted, except that of the driver’s door which must be reinforced, a maximum 18” front and 18” rear of door frame only. All cars may have a bar on the inside from center doorpost to center doorpost or from passenger side center post to driver side frame behind the seat. Center windshield guard must be installed for safety.
2a. You may brace passenger door on inside of car only.
2b. Halo bars maybe installed but "NOT" attached to the frame, however they will be attached to the floor board.
3. 5 M.P.H. or shock bumpers will be allowed only on vehicles of that year for which they were manufactured for and can be welded or chained. No Exceptions.
4. No welding of frames or any other welding except where specified in rules. Rubber body mounts must remain as stock.
SECTION 3: PREPARATION OF CAR
1. All glass must be removed from the car. That means
ALL GLASS including headlights, taillights, backup, license plate, turn signals, mirrors, windshields, rear windows, and side windows. This includes all brackets and mounting assemblies that hold these lights in place.
All inside door panels, headliner, all carpeting and the rear seat must be removed.
3. All tail light and gauge wires must be cut or removed.
4.All doors may be welded.
5. Trunk lid, rear doors can be welded or chained.
6. All hoods must have a hole in the hood above the carburetor for fire safety. Also, all thread up to 1 inch can be used on hood, through hood to frame at core support only.
6a. Truck can have 1 inch all thread with 8-inch washer to frame.
7. Fender wells may be cut a maximum of 6 inches but cannot be bent over or reattached in any fashion.
7a. NO tucking or prestress of car is allowed.
8. Five (5) gallons of gasoline will be the maximum permitted in the car at one time. The original gas tank must be removed. The replacement tank must be securely fastened behind the driver’s seat in front of or in line with the rear axle. Holes must be drilled or knocked into floor plan to allow for gas to run out onto ground (in case of spillage). The replacement tank must not leak and must be properly ventilated. A firewall of non-sparking material must cover gas tank. No Exceptions! (Metal boat tanks or tanks of a durable construction are highly recommended.) Pump grade fuels only.
No Exotic Fuels.
9. All chrome molding strips and molding clips must be removed from the car. This includes hood, fenders, and sides of vehicle and trunk lid.
10. Auxiliary water systems are not allowed. The factory radiator must be left in its original location. You may remove the fan if desired but no add on electric fans are allowed.
Cooling system must have all anti-freeze flushed out & water only added.
11. You may replace the engine and transmission but they must be left in their original stock locations.
12. No truck rear-ends allowed. No exceptions.
13. All trailer hitches, shackles, lift kits, air shocks and blocks must be removed.
14. Batteries must be moved to passenger side-front floor and securely fastened and covered. All batteries are allowed.
15. Rod support can have 3 inches by ¼ straps from bumper, to support only.
16. Non-stock items such as electric fuel pumps, headers, and transmission coolers are allowed.
17. Factory items such as heating and air conditioning systems that are not needed may be removed.
18. Slogans, advertising or printing may be placed anywhere on the car except on front doors. Only the driver’s name and car number
(in large contrasting print–name above number–use any number you want) shall be on both front doors. Car number must be on roof above driver’s door (MINIMUM 12” LETTERING)
19. No turning rear-end over.
20. Passenger and light truck tires only, ten-ply maximum (load range E). No bead locking allowed. No split rims.
21. No pre-crushing to add strength (such as smashing with a loader) Pre-run cars OK—with Official’s approval.
We require a chain, heavy strap or wire to run between the roof and the firewall to prevent the hood from entering the driver's compartment. (REQUIRED)
SECTION 4: RUNNING
A driver safety belt must be installed and used & fire extinguisher must be within drivers reach. The driver's safety helmet needs to meet 2000 Snell specifications or better, eye protection, gloves & mouthpiece must be used at all times while in competition... (REQUIRED)
2. No passengers allowed in the car.
3. Drivers may maneuver forward or backwards.4.
NO DELIBERATE HEAD ON HITS OR HITTING OPPONENTS CAR IN DRIVERS DOOR. DISQUALIFICATION FOR THESE ITEMS IS AUTOMATIC.
Definition of a HEAD ON HIT is as follows: When contact is made headlight to headlight. If you make a forward movement towards another vehicles headlight’s, then turn away at an angle at the last second, you had better hope that the other vehicle doesn’t turn in the same direction at the same time. This would be considered a head on hit.
5. Team driving, where (2) or more cars run in a pack, work on the rest of the field but do not work on each other, will not be allowed. This will be grounds for
DISQUALIFICATION! JUDGE HAS FINAL DECISION.
(Those disqualified will run in the consolation round.)
6. Contact with another car must be made within one (1.5) minute & 30 seconds or you will be disqualified from the heat. If stalled you have one (1) minute to get your car started and one (1) minute to make contact for a total of two (2) minutes. Hits must be aggressive. Simple contact within the time limit does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging, grounds for
7. Any car with 2 wheels out of bounds or off the ground will be black flagged and disqualified from that heat. Also, if vehicle is rolled, it will be DQ for that heat.
8. All drivers and cars must remain in the arena and in car until the judges have officially declared the heat over except in case of fire. All pit crews must stay out of the arena or their cars will be disqualified.
9. A vehicle will be disqualified if the driver’s door comes open during a heat.
10. There will be four heats (heat 1 & 2 and heat 3 & 4), two semifinals & one final event. Preliminary heats will be divided as evenly as possible with entries in each heat drawn by lot. Last four active cars in each heat will advance to main event. Two semi-finals will be held for all cars that did not advance to main event. The last two active cars from the semi-finals will advance to the final heat.
This will be determined by the number of entries.
11. If the judges declare you disqualified; you must put your flag down immediately and stop or you will still be “live bait” to be hit. This means shut off your engine. No deliberate hits after flags have been broken off. If you leave arena this will be automatic
12. If the last 2 cars left in the Main Event become stuck together, the winner will be determined in the following manner.
AVF Director Discretion.
13. A substitute driver may be named to a qualified car if needed and if qualifications have been met. The
must be notified prior to the Main Event.
14. A $50.00 protest fee is required to contest another car.
15. All cars in the Main Event must stay in the arena following the race. At this time the derby officials will inspect the top three cars. If any car is suspected of illegal modifications the car or cars will be kept overnight for further inspection at a shop of our choice. Please keep all car records on car for all states. Car cannot be picked up until 5:00p.m. the following day.
ONLY DERBY OFFICIALS WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE INSPECTION
. If car or cars are found to be illegal, winnings will be forfeited and driver may be black balled from any future Arkansas Valley Fair Derby Races.
Last car moving wins.
ALL JUDGE’S & AVF DIRECTORS DECISIONS ARE FINAL (NO VIDEO REPLAYS!)
18. These rules supersede any and all rules previously used & are subject to change without notice. Judges reserve the right to re-inspect & disqualify any vehicle during the event.
YELLOW FLAGS & LIGHT MEANS STOP FOR SAFETY
LEAVE SEAT BELT & HELMET ON UNTIL HEAT IS FINISHED
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR ALL PICKUP-TRUCKS
(TAHOE’S, SUBURBAN’S, BLAZERS; ALL ONE CLASS WITH ONE DRIVE SHAFT PULLED)
ENTRY FEE-$55.00 + $5.00 FACILITY CHARGE
1. Includes vehicle & driver only.
2. Only 1 support vehicle allowed per team. Other vehicles $15.00 per vehicle, plus pit passes for occupants.
3. Entry fee must accompany entry.
4. Pit passes are $15.00 per person
DRIVER AND TRUCK REQUIREMENTS:
Same as regular derby…
Derby trucks from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Arkansas Valley Fair are OK to run in 2018 Derby.
PICKUP TRUCK 4X4 ONLY CLASS:
Any American made ½ or ¾ ton 4x4 trucks, standard or extended cabs only. (No dualies)
SUBURBAN CLASS: TAHOE’S, BLAZERS
2x4 or 4x4 ½ or ¾ ton only: Same rules as 2-wheel drive truck class:
Depending on number of entries, this class may be combined. (4x4's will have to pull front drive shaft.)
Fuel tank can be fastened behind the driver’s seat.
Fuel tank must not leak if vehicle turns over, this is for all classes:
RACING RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Same as regular derby.
1. Any American made ½ or ¾ ton trucks, 2-wheel drive only. No 4X4, super duty, extended cabs, one tons, suburban’s or dualies.
2. Cabs…Both doors must be welded shut for safety. Padding is highly recommended on inside of driver door. Outside braces are required on both doors for safety. Two long bars running side to side, one across dash area & one behind driver’s seat. Halo allowed, no running boards & no roll cages. We recommend a nylon or wire mesh screen on driver’s window, windshield & center windshield bar. You may chain, weld or bolt the cab to the frame & install a bar between bed & cab to keep bed from coming into cab.
3. Body…Can be a Chevy with a Ford bed, Dodge with Chevy bed etc. No wooden, steel flat beds or dump beds. Welding between cab and bed is allowed. No plating of sides, beds or floors. No extra reinforcing to bed. Light chains may be used on tailgate (no wiring) or tailgate may be removed or weld tailgate.
4. Gas tank…No stock fuel tanks. We recommend using a metal boat tank or racing fuel cell, a firewall of non-sparking material must cover fuel tank. Must be mounted on passenger side floor board of cab, at least one foot from battery & door.
5. Tires & rims…Passenger or Light truck tires only, ten ply maximum (load range E). No bead locking or liquids allowed. No split rims.
6. Suspension…Must have some bounce. No stiff suspension. No more than eight (8) leaf’s per side. A maximum of four (4) clamps per side-2 front and 2 back. Bumper height maximum 26 inches from bottom of bumper to ground. No short shocking. Springs must have 1 ½ inch stair step down from main leaf- no main over main.
7. Frame…Stock only. No plating, adding, reinforcing or fabricating.
8. Battery…Must be mounted on passenger side floor board, one foot or more from passenger door & fuel tank.
9. Radiator…Must remain in original position or taken out, cannot be relocated. Cooling system must have all coolant flushed out & water only added. Can add 3 1/4 inch (2) straps to bumper for radiator support.
10. Bumpers…Step bumpers are permitted as long as the ball hitch plate is cut out or removed. Front bumper can be stock car or light truck. Car bumpers can be used on front or rear of truck. Should be welded or chained. Stock style flat bumpers may be used in rear or fabricated flat metal bumpers, thickness not to exceed 11 Ga. Or 1/8”.
NEW CLASS OUTLAW CAR: Bring what you Brought/Brung Class: Winner take ALL!
NEW CLASS MINI TRUCKS: Same rules as Full-Size Trucks, need at least 4 to run a heat.
NEW CLASS SCHOOL BUSES:
School buses — please call with any questions if unsure!!!!
The sole purpose of this class is for fun! If you are going to pout, whine, or throw a fit. If you don’t win, please don’t run in this class.
American made school bus with stock wheelbase for year, make and model.
All glass, molding, fiberglass (including hoods), interior (anything that can burn) must be removed.
NO SHORT BUSES!!! NO VAN TYPE BUSES!!!
NO flat nose buses allowed. Engine must be located in front of bus.
If your bus has split rims, on the steer axle they must have chains holding the ring to the rest of the rim, or the ring may be welded solid to the rest of the rim.
Gas tank and battery must be mounted in passenger compartment in a safe and secured manner in a case of roll-over.
Front bumper maybe trimmed for tire clearance, but otherwise bumpers, frame, and suspension must remain stock. No reinforcement!!!!
The bus body maybe welded or more securely attached to the frame.
On buses that had a fiberglass hood, a new hood and fenders may be constructed out of maximum 18 ga. metal but must look close to original.
A radiator protector may be used.
Front entrance door can be welded and reinforced into the opening, or if removed, the bottom half of the opening must be enclosed using cross bars or solid metal.
Bars or other substantial reinforcement must be installed in front of the driver and passenger to prevent the steering column from being forced down or back into the driver’s lap.
A roll bar for the driver for the driver and passenger is highly recommended! This should be constructed in such a way to keep the roof from collapsing on you.
Any other parts that may fall off and be a danger to you or another driver must be removed.
NO hitting either side of the bus at the driver’s location!
A Passenger will be allowed to ride in the bus. The seat must be a racing type seat with 5-point harness. The seat and harness must be securely attached to the frame and or the safety bars. The seat must be directly right of the driver but left of the right-side frame rail. Judges will determine if the seat is safe for passenger, so don’t skimp!
DRIVERS CANNOT HAVE A PA SYSTEM IN THEIR VEHICLE, IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION WILL RESULT!
NO LICKING THE WINDOWS!!!
Rules subject to change without notice:
Decisions of the OFFICIALS & AVF DIRECTORS are final: