August 17, 2024 – 7:00 p.m.

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Entry Regulations

  1.  Each car will be checked by the judges prior to the event for any abnormalities and to ensure that it meets all of the following regulations. If any vehicle does not pass inspection by the time of your race, it will not be permitted to run.
  2. All drivers will blow into an O.P.P. breathalyzer prior to entering the derby ring and must pass with a 0.00 or he/she will not be allowed to drive their car. They can however have a substitute driver providing all the regulations are adhered to. All replacement drivers must sign a waiver.
  3. All drivers must be 18 years old and have a VALID class G2 or equivalent driver’s license.
  4. Entry Fee of 80$ per car which includes 2 day passes to enter the fairgrounds and pit. (payment made by Cash only at drivers meeting)
  5. There will be a mandatory driver’s meeting about one week prior to the derby in which the entry fee must be paid.
  6. All derby vehicles must be removed from the grounds by 1am or they become property of the VKH Ag Society.
    • A scrap company will be on site to buy cars if you wish to sell, otherwise you must remove the vehicles by midnight of the night of the derby.
  7. All cars are to be in the fairground’s “pit” between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17th, 2024
    • Any cars arriving before 5:00PM will be forced to wait on the road or park elsewhere.
  8. Only the demolition cars will be allowed in the pit area. Do not bring personal vehicles into the pit, as it may result in damage to your vehicle.
    • The Agricultural Society is not responsible for any damage to any other vehicle in the pit area.
  9. Only people with pit pass bracelets will be allowed in the pit. Pit pass quantity and/or extra cost to be discussed at the drivers meeting.
  10. There will be NO CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES in the pit area. Any participant suspected of being under the influence of alcohol will be disqualified at the judges’ discretion.

  • All windows must be removed. (windshield may be left in, if there are no major cracks – judges discretion)
  • If windshield is removed, a screen/chicken wire must be installed across windshield.
  • All external trim pieces, chrome and exterior lights must be removed.
  • Rear seats must be removed.
  • All airbags near driver should be removed. (don’t forget curtain and seat air bags in newer cars)
  • Steel pipe or bar must be welded across the driver’s door, or inserted into the door diagonally and secured. well. Pipe u-bolted to the side of the door is not allowed. No regulation on how much weld can be used to install the door reinforcement bar.
  • Driver’s door reinforcement bar cannot extend into or past the front wheel well.
  • It is strongly encouraged to support the driver’s seat with a steel pipe welded behind it from the roof to the floor, or a ratchet strap from pillar to pillar.
  • All doors and the trunk must be wired or chained shut. Welding is allowed, but no more than 12” of flat bar can be used to stitch each door/trunk (four 3” pieces each). *Hood must be fastened in a way that it can still be opened in case of fire. NO SEAM WELDING ANYWHERE
  • Suspension must not be modified in any way.
  • All trailer hitches must be completely removed.
  • Maximum 5 gallons of gas must be securely fastened in the back seat in a sturdy tank, away from the driver.
  • The factory gas tank must be removed from underneath the car.
  • The original tank can used if fastened securely in the back seat area, providing the tank is not damaged and has no leaks or fuel residue around it.
  • Fuel line must be of proper PSI rating, and should not be run over the dash. If the fuel lines are run inside the car to the engine, they must be fastened as far from the driver as possible, and/or covered. (garden hose works well)
  • A 10-inch hole is to be cut in the center of the hood in case of fire.
  • The battery can be left in the engine compartment away from the driver, or on the front passenger side floor in a sturdy box or milk crate, must be anchored down well and covered in case of explosion.
  • All drivers’ doors must have padding on the inside. (Leave the factory door panel installed and/or use part of the back seat foam)
  • All vehicles must have a minimum 12”x12” sign on the roof stating their number on both sides for the announcer.
  • ALL wheel weights have to be removed from rims.
  • No AWD or 4wd vehicles allowed.
    • Any 4wd vehicle must be converted to 2wd.

Structural Modifications

  • If a bumper other than the original is used, it must be from a car of the same class. (example no v8 bumpers on a 4cyl)
    • No extra metal can be used to brace bumper to frame rails.
    • On older cars, bumper shocks can be welded solid.
  •  If previous repairs have been done to the car’s structure, the judges will have the final say.
  • All cars must be safe to enter the derby. If damaged and repaired from a previous derby, judge’s discretion.

Mini Truck Specific

  • No 1500 or 2500 chassis (only s-10/Sonoma/ranger etc…)

  • All cars will have a flag taped by their front window. When your car fails to re-start, is immobilized, or you need to stop driving for any reason, you must pull down your flag so other drivers and judges know that you are out.
  • If you become stuck on the blocks you are considered “dead” and you must remove your flag.
  • No hitting on the driver’s door.
  • Unfortunately, door hits can still happen. If you are going towards someone and it appears you could hit near the driver’s door, you are mandated to make your best effort to slow down, and avoid the hit. Raising your hands after/during an accidental door hit is recommended to show the crowd/judge that it was not done with bad intent. HIGH RISK OR CARELESS HITS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
  • You must hit another car at least once per minute.
  • You must stop immediately when the siren blows in case of fire.
  • You must stop immediately if you are flagged down by a judge.
  • Drivers must remain in their car at all times, unless invited to get out by a judge while the derby is stopped.
  • A competitor is considered “dead” when they cannot start or move their car within 1 minute.