Demolition Derby

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Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair
Demolition Derby Rules & Regulations

GENERAL
Driver must be 16 years of age. Sixteen (16) and seventeen (17) year olds need to have a consent waiver signed by parent or guardian to participate. No alcohol or drugs permitted in pits. Track operators may reserve or reject any entries. 
All cars must be at track 2 hours before start time. 
Any year foreign or domestic mass-produced 2 or 4 door hard top car or station wagon is permitted. No 4x4 unless drive shaft is removed or deactivated. All drivers much supply their own car. 
All cars must have an identifying number or slogan displayed on each side and the roof. The numbers must be large enough to be seen from announcer’s booth. 
STOCK MEANS STOCK! These cars are to be considered STOCK unless specifically mentioned in these rules. No altering, swapping, welding or manipulating parts unless specifically mentioned. 
Divers must maneuver cars forward and backwards hitting a live car within 1.5 minutes from their last hit or will be disqualified. No deliberate driver door hits (OFFICALS CALL.) All drivers must wear DOT approved helmet, eye protection, and long pants. Long sleeve shirts are recommended. Drivers must remain in his/her car with all required safety gear on unless officials/safety personal directs you differently. No one but driver is allowed on track. 
Two (2) roll-overs or fires will be disqualified.
Rules are subject to change to fit track. All decisions of the judges are final.

STRIPPING ALL
unnecessary glass, plastic, chrome molding and flammable materials must be removed. No broken windows in doors. 
The car must be clean and free of loose debris in the driver’s compartment and the trunk. All airbags must be removed. 
All trailer/towing hitches must be removed. 

CAGES
A 4 point cage will be allowed for diver protection only. Anything in excess or unsafe will be forced to cut or loaded at judge’s discretion. All cage bars must be a minimum of 2” x 2” x 1/8 and be no bigger the 3” x 3” except side bars which may be C Channel up to 6”. 
If side bars are used inside you MUST have both front and rear cross bars. If side bars are not used, mounting plates not exceeding 1/4 x 6” x 6” may be used on the end of seat bar. 
Halo is okay. One flat bar will be allowed (weld or bolt) on outside driver door for safety, no longer than 4” past door seams. IF YOU CANNOT WELD THEN BOLT!! 
One windshield bar or change is MANDATORY (WELD OR BOLT) if windshield is removed.

GAS TANK and BATTERY
If the tank is in front of the rear axle it may be used. If the stock tank is used it must be chained, wired or cabled in two (2) places to avoid the tank strap failure. Fuel cells or approved marine style tanks are recommended. 
Tanks must be located behind the front seat and must be securely fastened with chains, bolts or both. ZIP SCREWS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. If you choose to use a frame for the purpose of mounting your gas tank, it may either be mounted to the seat bar OR bolted to the floor sheet metal. All gas tank frames/mounts may be no wider than 24” and must start and end 4” away from vertical sheet metal on both used and fresh cars. Additionally, gas tank mounts may not be used as a technical advantage on a car. 
You may run an electric fuel pump, but it must have a kill switch that is clearly marked. Please use fittings or good hose clamps and make sure they are tight. 
Gas tanks must be covered. 
No more than five (5) gallons of fuel allowed. 
One battery allowed and must be secured to floor or seat (battery box recommended.) Battery must be covered.

BRAKES & STEERING 
A working hydraulic brake system is required. You must exhibit the ability to stop before entering the track. 
Steering box to steering wheel must remain stock. 

TIRES & RIMS 
No studded tires, skid steer or ags. No liquid or concrete filled tires. Any ply rating and doubled tires will be allowed. Rubber tires only. 
All wheel weights must be removed, including on the inside of the wheels. 
Valve stem guards and variable lug centers (no full centers) will be allowed. 
No bead locks, no rim guards.

BODY & FRAME 
ALL BODY MOUNTS MUST REMAIN IN STOCK LOCATIONS. Body mounts may be removed and replaced with 5/8 max size bolt with 3” x 3” x 1/4 washer. Must have a minimum 1” rubber spacer between body and frame. 
Notching and pre-bending frame will be allowed. Do not weld notches back together. Do not “enhance” or crease body lines. No tilting. 
No post cars will be allowed one 1/4 x 4” strap directly on the door seam to the roof it can be welded no more than 3” up the roof line and no more than 3” down the door. 
Wedging and lowering of trunk area will not be allowed. Trunk lids maybe cut or bent to tuck. Quarter panels must remain vertical and factory height. If you tuck the trunk it must go straight up and down to the trunk pan. 
Do not paint or undercoat frames inside or out. Do not grind or buff frames.