- Registration and release forms must be completed prior to inspection. Entry must be paid prior to inspection.
- If car fails inspection you may be allowed to make corrections. If you can not completecorrections or decline to make corrections your car will be disqualified.
- Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid before inspection.
- Car numbers are on a first come basis. Any DDRA member can register a car number for the entire season for $20.00.
- Number of heats will depend on number of entries.
- Drivers must be 16 years old. ID required.
- All 16 and 17 year olds planning to drive in any DDRA events must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian and notarized prior to being eligible to race.
- Only one support vehicle per registered car.
- No alcohol allowed in pits.
- Drivers meeting mandatory.
- Compact cars will race under limited weld car rules.
- Compact cars may be American or foreign.
- If we have more than 14 entries in any class we will split into heats so please come prepared.
DEMOLITION DERBY RACING ASSOCIATION DRIVER RULES
- No alcohol in pits at any time.
- A drivers safety belt , safety helmet, Long sleeve shirt AND LONG PANTS (NO SHORTS) MUST BE WORN DURING COMPETITION! Fire suits and neck braces are highly recommended.
- No passengers allowed
- Halo or roll bar mandatory in EVERY class.
- Drivers must make a hit every 90 seconds and hit must be aggressive. Sandbaggers will be warned with a fists together hand gesture by the judge and then must make an aggressive hit or risk disqualification.
- A car with 3 wheels out of bounds will be disqualified. Hitting drivers door and fire will get you disqualified for that heat.
- If the last two cars in the main event become stuck together for a two minute period and are unable to separate on their own, the judges will make every attempt to separate the cars carefully, so as not to inflict damage to either car so that they may continue the first place battle to provide the audience a great show. The race will conclude when one car is no longer able to continue or the driver raises his flag in submission. If a single hit the last one to make a hit will be declared the winner.
- Cars must remain in arena until heat is done. Any prize money will be forfeited if car leaves early..
LIMITED WELD RULES
- Vehicles Allowed
Any stock American made auto or station wagons are allowed. no jeeps, trucks, convertibles, hearses, ambulances, or limousines are allowed.
- Remove Parts
All glass, fiberglass, lights, light brackets, all body trim and clips must be removed. remove head liner, door panels, rear seat, carpeting and all unnecessary electrical wires. If it is not metal it must be removed.No self tapping screws.
- Fuel Tanks
Factory fuel tanks must be removed. a maximum of 6 gallon metal fuel cell shall be installed inside of the car forward of the real axle. Container must be securely fastened down to the floor either by welding or bolting. Plastic container must be encased in a metal box. Minimum 1/8 inch steel .Electric fuel pumps are allowed.
All batteries, maximum of 3, must be inside passenger compartment, boxed and secured down. Either by welding or bolting. A white rag must be attached to the ground cable and be visible. Box must be minimum of 1/8″ steel. Box cannot reinforce the door.
You do not have to use a radiator but if you do it must be in front of engine.
No welding of body to frame. Home made motor and transmission mounts will be allowed.Repairs to frame must only be on 2 sides and 2” either side of repair. ¼” max thickness.K Frame Chryslers may weld K Frame to sub-frame. Call if you don’t know what a K Frame car is. Full size cars only.You can reweld frame seams.Body bolts & bushings may be removed and bolts up to 1″ may be used to bolt body directly to frame with 4″ x 1/4″ washers.Frame Definition:Frame is defined as being able to be removed from the body by bolts.
Transmission oil coolers are allowed.Tranny cooler lines must be steel or purpose correct material. NO FUEL HOSE.
- Drivers Protection
All cars must have safety bar behind the seat going from door post to door post, or from right hand side door post angled down to the drivers side. Cars must have this bar installed in order to race. Bar must be a minimum of three  inches in diameter and a maximum of eight  inches diameter. Dash bar may go across post to post or from left hand post extending twelve  inches past the hump, angled down to the passengers side. Either a “halo” bar or rollover bar is allowed and may be vertically attached to the frame.Any moving drivetrain parts must be covered from a driver. No angled “kickers” allowed of any kind.
Bar behind drivers seat must be within six inches from the back of seat. gas tank protector must only be welded to seat bar and cannot be connected to sheet metal in any way. Halo or roll bar Mandatory.
Factory car bumpers only, larger bumpers may be cut down to fit smaller car. Bumpers may be welded to the mounts and the mounts may be welded to the frame. Two straps 2” x 3/8” thick may be welded from the hood and trunk to the bumpers. Front straps must be placed to the outside of the radiator, not in front to protect the radiator. When welding these straps to either side, only a total of six  inches may be welded to hold it on to the bumpers or hood/trunk on either end.5 mph bumper brackets or fixed brackets may be used but only 1 style.
- 1967 through 1973 IMPERIALS & CARS THAT HAVE/USE IMPERIAL SUB FRAMES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE A 74-79 CHRYSLER POINTY BUMPER VENTED OR NON-VENTED STYLE! PACERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE A 74-79 CHRYSLER POINTY BUMPER VENTED OR NON-VENTED STYLE OR NO IMPALA BUMPERS!
- Doors/Trunk Lids
All doors and trunk lids must be fastened either by welding or 3/8″chain. When welding you may use up to 2″ x 1/8″ flat bar.#9 wire may be used in window openings 2 per window 2 wraps each. May not go to the frame.
Wagons must weld 5” skip 5” or chain their compartments that open and cut a hole so they may be checked.
- Drivers Door
Drivers door must be reinforced with either a minimum of 1/4″ plate ora horizontal bar not to exceed 10″ past front and rear of door.
Hoods may be welded, chained or bolted down. Maximum size chain 3/8″.Bolts 1″ with 4″ washers and nuts. Six locations, three each side of hood, no bolts placed in front area of hood to protect radiator. Pick any two methods. No pulling hood forward and bending down to cover radiator. On old iron only 4 of the 6 can go to the frame. On 80′s and newer all 6 can go to frame.
Welded-Maximum size filler rod 3/8″. Maximum size strap 1/8″ thick X 2″ wide.Bolted-Four locations. maximum size rod 1″. washer size 4″ X 4″ x 1/4″.Chained- Four locations. In addition 2 straps 2″ wide by 3/8″ thick. It may be welded from the trunk to the bumper. Weld not to exceed six  inches on bumper and trunk. Any two methods will be allowed in limited weld class.
- Engine Fire
Hood must have a 24″ X 24″ hole cut over the carburetor in case of an engine fire. Must stay in general area of stock engine.
- Driver Safety/Flying Objects
Drivers door and drivers side of windshield may have vertical bars welded in to protect driver from flying objects.
Two bars from roof down to rear valance panel are allowed in th rear window area 6: welding total either end. If no valance panel then must stay at top 6″ of trunk lid.
Drivers may use any model engine and drive train in any car.
Welding in the interior of the car shall consist of the following only: motor mounts, transmission mounts, radiator support, battery box, gas tank box and cage. The interior of the car shall be defined as the passenger, engine and the trunk compartments. Note: Remember the body can not be welded to the frame. All outside seams may be welded.
No reinforcement of wheels allowed. Maximum of 15″ tires. No studded tires allowed. No split rims allowed. Valve stem protectors allowed.
- Rear Ends
Rear differentials must be 5 lug only. Any and all are allowed. Rear control arms on coiled cars may be reinforced. Leaf spring conversions are allowed but must be done cleanly with no major reinforcement of frame.3 spring clamps total (factory & fabricated) in front and behind axle. Max size 2″ wide 1/4″ think 1 loop of chain or cable/wire may go from frame to rearend on eachside.Leaf springs must be no more than 2.5″ wide and must be staggered atleast 1″ between leafs
- Fender Wells
Fender wells may be cut and rolled for wheel clearance. Fenders can be welded or bolted after cut and rolled
- Car Numbers
A roof top sign shall display your registered car number with letters 12″ tall by 2″ thick. Drivers and passenger doors shall display registered numbers 16″ tall by 2″ wide. Light on dark, dark on light.
Main event cars are subject to reinspection at the conclusion of the event. A protest fee of $250.00 cash to contest another car must be posted with the head judge. If your protest is justifiable your money will be refunded to you, and the car/driver will be disqualified and therefore forfeit any moneys or winnings he/she has won. If it is not justifiable the money will be awarded to the car/driver being protested. Remember in the end judges decision is final. Just because it is not written doesn’t mean it is allowed. Call for any clarifications.
- Compact cars will race under limited weld rules with the following additions: Only 4 and 6 cylinder engines are allowed, wheel base is not to exceed 105″, four wheel drive vehicles will be allowed as long as one drive line is disconnected making it a two wheel drive.
OUTLAW CLASS DERBY RULES
- 8 lug rearends allowed.
- Must be deemed safe to drive by officials.
- Skin must be of sheetmetal origin, max 12 gauge.
- Any and all seems original and created can be welded.
- Seat Belts/Helmets
Seat belts and helmets are mandatory. Fire suits and gloves are recommended.
Main event cars are subject to reinspection at the conclusion of the event. A protest fee of $250.00 To contest another car must be posted with the head judge. If your protest is justifiable your money will be refunded to you and the car/driver will be disqualified and therefore forfeit any money’s or winning’s he/she has won. If it is not justifiable the money will be awarded to the car/driver being protested.
This applies to all classes.
- All Judges Decision are final.
- All rules are subject to change by the DDRA until the first meeting in January 2012. At this point they will be locked in for the 2012 racing season.
- We will be using the limited weld full size DDRA rules unless specified in this addendum.
- ½ ton, ¾ ton trucks, suburbans, carryalls, blazers, scouts, and broncos will be accepted. Either 2 or 4wd models. 4ws must remove one driveshaft. NO VANS.
- Trucks must have a protective cage inside driver’s compartment. This consists of a dash bar, a bar behind the seat and a bar on either side connecting the two. ROLLOVER BAR REQUIRED.
Rollover bar may be laced behind the cab mounted in the bed. 2 bars may angle back and down to the bed but they must not be welded to the frame and they cannot go back past the differential.
- Original bed mounting bolts may be removed (and rubber bushings) and may be replaced with up to 1” bolts with 4” washers. Bed can be bolted directly to the frame. No welding. Bed may be welded to cab and to tailgate with minimum added metal.
- Coil to leaf conversions allowed. Must be converted with minimal modification to frame. Max 9 leafs and must have at least 1″ stagger. 3 clamps front/3clamps rear of differential.
- Inner fenders may be WIRED to frame. Wheel well openings may be cut for clearance and bolted with up to 7 3/8” bolts. Two loops of #9 wire will be allowed to secure rear of body to rear axle housing. One length of chain will be allowed between frame rails. Chain must be located between rear axle and rear bumper.
- Same rules apply for gas tanks but if you need to, you can mount gas tanks in front center of bed. Must have a splash guard.
- Up to 17” rims will be allowed.
- All engines must have the front spark plug even with or in front of upper ball joint.
- Bumpers must be a stock type truck or automotive bumper. No homemade bumpers allowed. Shock bumpers may be installed on trucks that came with bracket mounted bumpers. Stock type brackets must be used with no added metal. Maximum bumper height from the bottom of the bumper will be 25”. Shock or fixed brackets may be used but not both.
- Any stock 1974 & newer, hardtop automobile or station wagon is allowed. No convertibles, jeeps, hearses, limousines or trucks & suv’s. Cars must be fresh – NO pre-run cars allowed.
- Halo or roll bar MANDATORY, must be vertical and be connected to seat bar only, NO kickers.
- The definition of stock, as we consider it, does not permit modifications to the vehicle’s body, frame, bumpers or drive train by adding steel, pipe or other foreign materials to assure greater strength except to the driver’s door & passenger front door. Doors must be reinforced a maximum of 8 inches in front to a maximum of 8 inches past the front door frame. Door guard may not protrude more than three (3) inches. Maximum material size is 6″. May be bolted using up to 1/2″ bolts or all thread or welded using 6″ on 6″ off pattern.
- Cars must have a bar on the inside from center door post to center door post maximum 6″ behind the seat. May be bolted or welded, no cages. Maximum material size 6″ with maximum 12″X12″ 3/8″ thick plates at end of bar with a maximum of 6″ per side of plate welded to body.
- A center windshield guard must also be installed for safety. May be bolted or welded maximum 4″ to sheet metal only.
- All bumpers must remain as stock. Five mph or shock bumpers will be allowed only on vehicles of that year for which they were manufactured. NO push bars, brush guards, pipe bumpers, etc. You can collapse bumper shocks and run one wrap of 3/8″ chain around bumper to bumper shocks or you may pin bumper shocks using one 1/2″ bolt. NO welding.
- No welding of frames. Rubber body mounts and bolts must remain stock.
- Absolutely NO adding all thread or bolts allowed except to bolt on driver and passenger front door guards. Maximum size of bolt is 1/2 inch in diameter. A car’s engine and transmission may be chained down, one wrap only, with a chain measuring 3/8 inch maximum. Motor mounts must be stock. Chain link’s can NOT be welded.
- Doors, trunk, hoods may be welded using 3/8″ max filler rod or may be chained using 3/8″ chain maximum, two wraps per. Hood must have a 24″ hole cut out in center.
- The max continuous weld can be 6”, skip 6”, weld 6”.
- Exterior welds only…doors and door protection, hood and trunk ONLY!
- Cannot weld to supports or frames.
- All glass must be removed from the car – that means ALL GLASS including headlights, tail lights, backup lights, license plate light, turn signals, mirrors, windshields, rear windows, side windows, etc. The brackets and mounting assemblies that hold these lights in place must also be removed. No exceptions. This rule will be enforced!
- All inside door panels, headliners, all carpeting and the rear seat must be removed.
- All tail light and gauge wires must be cut or removed.
- Unlimited use of #9 wire, 2 wraps per location.
- Unlimited use of duct tape.
- You may notch rear frame rails in one location per side. Firewalls may be cut to clear distributor, NO distributor protectors
- All hoods must have a hole cut in them – a minimum size of 24 inches by 24 inches above the carburetor.
- Bumpers may not be raised, lowered, flipped, bent or modified in any way. Bumper ends may be trimmed, but NO bending or welding of trimmed location Stock bumper heights will be enforced.
- Fender wells may be cut a maximum of 3 inches. No bending, rolling, crimping, modification or stressing of any kind.
- Five (5) gallons of gasoline will be the maximum permitted in the car at one time. Only regular, unleaded, diesel and aviation fuels will be allowed – no exotic fuels will be permitted. The original gas tank must be removed. The substitute must be securely fastened in front of or in line with the rear axle. (Metal boat tanks or plastic tanks of a durable construction are highly recommended.) Holes must be drilled or knocked into the floor pan to allow for gas to run out onto the ground (in case of spillage). The tank must not leak and must be properly ventilated. A firewall of non- sparking material must cover the gas tank.
- All chrome molding strips, rivets and molding clips must be removed from the car. This includes hood, fenders, sides of the vehicle and the trunk lid. No exceptions! This rule will be enforced.
- Auxiliary water systems are not allowed. The original, or an automobile radiator, must be left in the original location. You may remove the fan if desired, add-on electric fans are allowed.
- A car may have the engines and transmissions swapped but they must remain in their original stock location. No welding of motor mounts; they must be bolted.
- No truck rear-ends allowed, Maximum 5 lug bolt pattern, locked rear-ends ok.
- All trailer hitches, shackles, lift kits and blocks must be removed. All air shock lines must be cut.
- Batteries must be moved to the passenger side front floor and securely fastened in a metal box and covered. Maximum 2 battery’s allowed.
- Non-stock items, such as shifters, gas pedal’s, electric fuel pumps, headers and transmission coolers are allowed.
- Car number must be in bold numbers on both left and right doors, roof signs with car number are required.
- The rear end may not be turned over.
- Only DOT approved tires will be allowed. No off-road tires or foam-filled tires allowed. Valve stem protectors allowed. 15″ maximum tire size.
- No reinforcing, bracing or altering cars in any way. No modified suspensions, steering, rear ends or drivelines. This is a stock class, all cars must be stock. If you car does not pass you will not run in this class.
- DDRA defines stock as: parts from the factory for that make of vehicle that is stock. For example, Ford cars must have Ford car components only – engine, rear end, transmission, etc. No exceptions!
- No pre stressing, crushing, forming or cutting the cars body, bumper, frames they, must be stock. Illegal modifications are automatic disqualification. Your car must enter the arena looking like it did to pass inspection. If it does not say you can do it in these rules do NOT do it. NO EXCEPTIONS OR REFUNDS