IMPORTANT:  Each driver and mechanic must sign in at registration desk the day of show and have their cars inspected solely to determine compliance with those rules and not for purpose of

determining safety of car or participant NO REFUNDS!





I have read the rules and acknowledge to have received a copy of same and agree that the decision of the Judges is final.  I agree to participate at my own risk absolutely.  It is a condition of my

participation in the contest that I sign a further release of liability in the form to be supplied by Impact Motorsports and I agree to sign such a release.


 SPECIAL NOTICE: No alcohol or drugs allowed in any restricted  AREA.

 Any violations will result in disqualification of CAR, DRIVER AND CREW.  NO REFUNDS!!!


The Impact Motorsports Demolition Derby is promoted as an unusual spectator attraction.


DRIVERS and MECHANICS are subject to and must obey the following rules and regulations which are set up by the promoter and the track where this event is being held:


  1. Each driver must be a minimum age of 16.  All 16 & 17 year olds must have a parent or guardians sign an insurance waiver. Guardian must provide photo ID.
  2. The original registered driver must drive that vehicle for the entire event. No substituting drivers.
  3. Impact Motorsports or promoter reserves the right to approve or reject any and all entries, drivers or pit persons.
  4. Only drivers and mechanics who sign the release sheet will be permitted in the pit area or on the track.  Driver and one (1) pit person receive free pit passes upon registration of car on day of show. All drivers and pit person must wear supplied pit passes.
  5. Impact Motorsports, the promoter, track owner or fair association will not be held responsible for any cars, parts or personal property before, during and after the show.
  6. Each competitor to carry their liability insurance. Impact Motorsports policy does not cover participants.
  7. Drivers and mechanics should report to the Impact Motorsports sign in area minimum of an hour before the scheduled start time.
  8. NO pit person under the age of 16. IMPACT MOTORSPORTS reserves the right to ask all pit persons for photo ID. All drivers and mechanics are in the pit area at their own risk.



Type of Car


1. Any 4 hardtop automobile or station wagons. 4 cylinder cars only. Full driver’s cage permitted for figure 8 cars only.

2. Cars previously run in demos may be considered too battered and unsafe, resulting in disqualification.

3. If there is in any question regarding the participant’s vehicle it is the driver’s responsibility to prove make, model, year, engine etc.








Risk: Demolition derbies are hazardous and high-risk sports; therefore, anyone with a health condition, i.e., concussion, heart problems etc. or who is pregnant should not compete.

Protect yourself. Work Boots, sport equipment – e.g. neck brace, knee pads, shoulder pads, hip pads etc. are recommended.

No bare exposed skin.  All drivers MUST wear long pants/coveralls or long sleeved shirts. No exceptions.

Working seat belt and racing helmet are mandatory.  Helmets MUST have chin straps. Goggles or face shields are recommended.

BRAKES – Vehicles must have dependable brakes and must be working properly before entering pen at all times.  All boundaries must be observed.

NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON TRACK, EMERGENCY VEHICLE AREA OR IN THE PIT AREA.  Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs allowed in the pit area. This will be strictly enforced.

Careless driving in the pit area could result in disqualification.

All cars are to be removed from the fairgrounds or racetrack immediately following the show.

Additional safety regulations may be imposed, depending on track and conditions.

Any protests must be made within 5 minutes of the last feature heat by another feature driver. Protest fee’s are $100 and are non refundable.

All decisions of the official are final. NO REFUNDS!!

If you think there is a grey area in these rules contact our office and we will put them in black and white for you. NO REFUNDS

Preparation of car – Remove or convert the following prior to arriving at fairgrounds or track                  Figure 8 2016


ALL drivers and pit persons MUST sign the event insurance waiver. Failing to do so will result in disqualification. Pit passes must be worn at all times.

 2.  Flammable


All carpet, headliner, door pads and ALL other flammable material MUST be removed from inside of car. Front seat and dash board may be left in place. Sunroofs must be filled in.

 3.  Trailer Hitch

Must be removed and all sharp edges must be mashed down prior to derby event.

 4.  Glass/airbags

All windows, mirrors, airbags & trim, must be removed prior to derby event. No loose glass smashed into the bottom of doors. DRIVERS SAFETY

 5. Doors & Numbers

Driver door must be PAINTED WHITE. An optional roof number plate may be securely installed.  No all white vehicles.

 6.  Fire Extinguisher

Must be within reach of the driver, must work and have a proper working gauge. Please check gauge on the extinguisher before arriving for the event.

 7. Battery

One 12 volt car battery maybe moved to front passenger floor board and securely fastened in a box/container clear of all fuel sources. Following inspection it must be covered with a non-flammable shield such as rubber mat or steel cover OR  be left in stock position. Heavy truck or farm batteries may result in disqualification. NO double batteries.

 8.  Gas Tank

Stock gas tanks maybe removed. Must be a steel marine tank, custom steel fuel tank, or certified racing fuel cell.  Plastic tanks MUST have a rubber floor mat mounted between the floor and tank. All tanks must be securely fastened down (bolted) in the middle of the back seat area. Tank must be covered with a non-flammable material (rubber mat) after inspection OR be left in stock position. Maximum 3 gallons. No movement to occur during inspection. Leaks will result in disqualification

 9.  Fuel Lines

All fuel lines must have leak proof fitting with steel or rubber lines (no clear lines). No exceptions. Lines should run inside car. Leaks will result in disqualification. All connections MUST have hose clamps to eliminate fuel leaks.

10. Electric Fuel


Must have a safety shut off switch marked in red located on roof in center of the windshield area for officials use. Switch to control fuel pump only. Driver’s safety. MANDATORY. This rule is for fuel injected cars only.

11. Fuel System

Must have a safety shut off switch marked in red located on roof in center of the windshield area for officials use. Switch to control fuel pump only. Driver’s safety. MANDATORY. This rule is for fuel injected cars only.

12. Hood & Trunk

Hoods are not mandatory. Without hood – use electric fan only – fans directly connected to motor must be removed. With hood – a 12” opening must be cut in the center of the hood. Hoods must remain open for officials’ inspection. Hood must be fastened down in maximum of 8 places including threaded rod or with seat belt strapping, wire, l/4” chain only, or bolted to fender. Hood latch should be removed. No welding hoods closed. Hoods can be wired to bumper in 2 places.  Maximum of 2 spots with threaded rod maximum of ¾ inch holding the hood shut. These spots will account for 2 of the 8 spots. Max washer size 4X4.Trunk/tailgate to be fastened down in same way as hood or may be welded using 6 – 3” square plates. If trunk is welded closed a 16” square hole must be cut in center of trunk for officials’ inspection. Trunks/gates can be fastened closed in maximum or 8 place including wired in 2 places to rear bumper. Maximum of 2 spots with threaded rod maximum of ¾ inch holding the trunk shut. These spots will account for 2 of the 8 spots.  Max washer size 4X4.

13. Firewall

14. Body Panels

Metal may be cut from around wheels for clearance.  Front & rear quarter panels may be bolted with up to 5 bolts per panel – maximum 3/8” bolts.

15. Door Fastening

Driver and Passenger door must be reinforced and can be welded solid.  All other doors must be fastened shut with wire, straps, ¼” chains or spot-welded, 1” every 12” or 6 – 3” square plates welded.

16. Bracing

Outside Car:  Driver and passenger doors must be reinforced. Recommend flat bar only bolted 4 times (with a maximum ½” through bolt) spot-welded 1” every 12” on each side of vehicle, e.g. Max. 50” long x 12” wide x ¼” thick.  Beveling allowed.   NO “C” CHANNEL OR ANGLE IRON.  Not mandatory.

17. Roll bar

Inside Car:  Roll cage highly recommended.

18. Windshield


Must have a minimum of a single steel bar or chain from the cowl to the roof bolted or welded. The “A” or “H” style protection is permissible but the bars must look like the A or H. The cross brace must be in the middle and in no way come in contact with the distributor protector. The horizontal bar must be a minimum 8” from cowl. If using the “A” it may be welded or bolted in 3 locations. If using the “H” it may be welded or bolted in 4 locations & be no more than 36” in width. Driver must not be impaired from exiting through window area of car in case of emergency.

19. Bumpers

1. Any 4 cyl compact bumper allowed. Front bumper may be welded as far as front of Rad cradle. No cutting of bumpers – may be bent inward. No reinforcement or loading of bumpers (holes may be required to be cut in bumpers) – official’s discretion. 50″ wide 4″X4″ max tube maybe used as a front bumper.

20. Front Grill

Screens allowed, bolted or welded to rad cradle only.  (Stock A.C. condensers permitted in original position.)

21. Radiator

1. Radiators and cooling system must be flushed of anti-freeze and only water added.2. Overflows for radiator must point downward to the ground.3. Floating or leaned back rad cradles will be accepted.

22. Transmission


Are permitted and must be secured in engine compartment. Transmission dipstick must be securely fastened, wired down or have an overflow tube pointing straight down away from drivers or spectators.
23. suspension Suspension must remain stock (movement must occur). Broken or sagging parts may be replaced. It is recommended that rear coil be wired to differential. No spring blocks or added helpers.

24. Headers

Headers must point straight up.

25. Frame


Stitching, welding or any altering of frames deemed unnecessary will not be tolerated.      No painting of frames.

26. engine mounts

Welded solid or chained down engine mounts are recommended.

27. Tires

Tires must be low aggression. All tires must be filled with air only. Tires may be doubled. No split rims. No screwing tires to rim or studding. All wheel weights must be removed and no welding stem protections. No grooving of tires. Carry spare mud tires in case track conditions warrant.  NO triple sidewalls on drive tires. No bead lock or rim guards. Stock rims.

29. figure 8 race

Absolutely no deliberate demolition derbying – will result in disqualification.