SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAIR - PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY
2017 SO CAL FAIR
Demolition Derby is during the So Cal Fair
and will take place on October 1, 2017.
This is a "CHAIN AND GO STOCK CLASS"! This
is an "AMATEUR" Demolition Derby. NO
PROFESSIONAL DERBY COMPETITOR'S ALLOWED.
IF YOU HAVE RUN IN ANY DERBY THAT PAID A
PURSE, WHETHER YOU WERE PAID OR NOT, YOU
ARE CONSIDERED A PROFESSIONAL. This is a
"TROPHY ONLY" Demo Derby. There will be
prize money for the TOP THREE "BEST
APPEARING" CARS. NO PRIZE MONEY WILL BE
AWAREDED TO THE WINNERS OF THE DERBY!
Demolition Derby is open to any 1980 and
newer full and mid-size size vehicles,
including station wagons. You may run a
car which has been run in other derbies,
but it must meet our rules and be safe.
All rules are subject to the
interpretation of Perris Auto Speedway,
their officials, any equipment that the
officials consider not in the intent of
the rules will be considered illegal for
competition. In the interest of fairness
the rules may be adjusted to create a
balance in competition.
1. 108" Wheel
base or smaller vehicle only. (108" is
measured from the center of the front
wheel to the center of the rear wheel.
2. No 4 -
wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicles.
No pickups or Sports Utility Vehicle.
3. NO WELDING
AT ALL! (Exception of driver's door which
can be welded solid and the cage.
4. Chains only
- All chain must be at least 1/4" minimum
- 1/2" maximum. 2 - chains per door and 4
chains on the hood. No chain to exceed 3
feet anywhere on vehicle. Chains cannot be
welded. Chains must be bolted only.
behind driver's seat is mandatory from
side to side. Driver's door to passenger
door brace may be a maximum of 8" in
diameter. Driver's door can have bar or
"C" channel welded or bolted to the
outside for safety only. It can only
extend more than 3" past the door and be
any bigger than 6".
which have run in other derbies may not
run if Officials rule the car is to bent
up and or is unsafe.
7. All glass,
side chrome and flammable material must be
removed. Glass cannot be rolled down, it
must be removed, Rear seats must be
removed, This must be done prior to coming
to the event.
8. A spark
arrestor or air cleaner must be on the
carburetor or injector. No oil type. It is
mandatory to have at least a 10" hole cut
in the top of the hood next to carburetor.
bar is mandatory in windshield opening, in
front of the driver. Two bars only.
Welded, bolted or anchored by screws from
cowl to roof.
10. No adding
weight to the vehicle at all, such as
packing the trunk, doors or frame.
11. If your
car is rolled on its side or roof during
the event and is pushed back over by
another car, you may continue the derby,
however no person shall enter the arena to
push your car over. An Official may
disqualify you from the derby if your car
is not safe to continue for any reason.
12. There will
be no building of vehicles in the pit
vehicles must have the ability to stop
before entering the derby arena.
14. No chains
or U-bolts allowed around body to frame on
15. No rigid
suspension. Must be stock to the car.
16. No trailer
hitches. No objects protruding outside of
17. Gas tanks
can remain stock if in front or over the
rear wheels. If the tank is under the
trunk, then you must use a steel tank in
the back-seat area. The tank must be
securely attached. No ratchet straps.
must be moved to the inside of the vehicle
and covered with a non-conductive material
like a rubber inner tube. Battery must be
securely bolted to the front passenger
floorboard of the vehicle, away from the
19. Body to
frame hardware and bushings must be Stock
must be stock automotive and in the
original stock position. No additional
supports or mounts. No water inside of
vehicle. No anti-freeze,
must be stock with no large holes. All
holes must be covered up. No welding on
Station Wagon spare tire compartment lid
and all seats except front seat must be
Numbers must be at least 18" on both sides
and tip of vehicle. All colors must be
must be stock to the car.
26. Tires must
be stock to the car. No snow tires or
Pre-Entry $10.00. Day of the event entry
$25. Entry Fee does not include the
Driver’s Pit Pass. All Pit Pass are $25.00
each and must be bought at the track pit
booth. There is no age limit in the pits.
All Minor's must have their Parent execute
a "Minors Release" prior to entering the
participants must be 18 years or older and
have a valid drivers license. Be prepared
to show license when signing in.
3. All drivers
must wear dot approved full/open face
helmets at all times while in the vehicle.
(No brain buckets, skull caps, ect.ect.)
Shirts, and pants are required. Fireproof
clothing is highly recommended.
AND DERBY RULES
1. A DOT/Snell
approved crash HELMET IS REQUIRED with
working chin strap; loss of helmet during
derby will result in car and driver being
disqualified for that heat. All pit
personnel must be attired for working
around vehicles. NO OPEN TOED SHOES OR
MUST wear long pants, shoes or boots, Long
sleeve shirt and gloves while on the
track. Approved fire suit & neck collar
MUST wear eye protection while on the
track, full face shield, goggles or
approved Safety Glasses.
4. The basic
idea of a Demolition Derby is for cars to
ram/smash into and eliminate each other.
AVOID DRIVERS DOOR AT ALL COST, if you hit
a driver’s door you will be DISQUALIFIED.
It is acknowledged that the activities of
this event are very dangerous..
5. A driver
MUST make substantial contact with another
car every TWO (2) minutes. Keeping away
from the action, taking too long to start
the car or being locked up with another
car too long will result in elimination
from the Derby. If a car catches fire it
may not restart the Derby if deemed to be
unsafe by the officials.
6. DO NOT
drive out of the designated derby area. DO
NOT push someone else out of the derby
Orange flag (min. 12in x 10in.)
MUST be securely fastened
to the car within reach of the driver.
Flag MUST extend 6in.
above roof. When eliminated from derby,
tear flag off to signal to other drivers
you are out of competition. If the flag
falls off, you are eliminated. DO
NOT hit a car that is already
eliminated; if you do you will be
disqualified. Once you take your flag
down, you CANNOT put it
8. Stay in
your car at all times during the running
of the derby. You MUST remain buckled in
your car with your helmet on, even after
your car has been eliminated. If you have
an emergency and must get out of your car
waive your flag at the officials so that
they may stop the Derby. It is extremely
dangerous to get out of your car while the
derby is still running.
9. In the case
of an emergency, an air horn will be
sounded along with the red flag. Stop your
vehicle and allow the Officials and Safety
Crew on to the track. You MUST stay in
your vehicle unless an Official allows you
to exit your vehicle if you are already
10. NO ONE but
the driver and officials are allowed on
the competition arena at any time.
DRIVERS MUST attend the drivers meeting
which is approximately 1 hour before each
event. If you do not attend the drivers
meeting you will be disqualified.
12. The Last
Car running will be the “Winner”.
13. All cars
used in the derby must be removed that
night. (b) Failure to remove your car will
result with any or all of the following:
charged a disposal fee, loss of any money
or winnings, loss of points for the event,
suspension from future events.