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February 21, 2014

GRANDSTAND ATTRACTIONS INC.

2014 DERBY MODIFIED RULES

PROTECTOR CLASS

The auto demolition derby is open to men and women who have a valid driver's license. In fairness to all contestants, the following rules and regulations shall prevail.

DRIVER ENTRY

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age or if 16 or 17 years of age must have notarized permit by parent/guardian. Driver must furnish his/her own car. Entry fee $40.00 for driver and $25.00 per pit person unless stated different on schedule. All drivers and pit persons must sign waiver of release of liability before entering pit area or track. NO ONE UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE allowed in pit area or on track. Entries will be accepted up to one hour prior to race time. You must be there at least one hour before show. All driver and pit people must attend meeting prior to race time.

PRIZE MONEY

Prize money is different for each show. Prize money will be on the schedule.

PARTICIPANT REGULATIONS

2003 and newer Vics must have stock cradle. No jeeps, trucks (rancheros, elcaminos are considered trucks), convertibles. No carryalls, Hearst, limos. NO imperials or imperial sub frames allowed. NO LINCOLNS 61 to 70. Driver may maneuver forward or backward. NO deliberate driver's door hits. If a driver does not hit another active car in one minute that car/driver shall be disqualified. No sandbagging, if you are sandbagging the race will be stopped and a flag will be placed on your car that says sandbagger. Whoever takes you out will receive money or advance to the feature event. This is up to promoter and will be announced at drivers meeting. Cars must move when hit or show visible damage. Driver must remain in his/her car with helmet on until car is removed from track or officials tell you different. Make sure helmet strap is fastened. If helmet keeps coming off during race you will be disqualified.

PREPARATION OF CARS

No screws allowed! Pre denting & tucking is okay. Slogans, advertising or painting may be placed anywhere on the car except front doors. MANDATORY-put drivers number on front doors big enough and plain enough to read. You must have a readable roof sign with number. NO profanity. All glass, chrome, pot metal, lights, carpet, head liners, back seats, fiber glass (anything flammable except front seats must be removed before reaching the exhibit area. DO NOT BREAK GLASS DOWN IN DOORS!! Trunks must be empty of all debris, spare tires, rims, parts etc. Car must be clean of all glass. NO ether or any other assisted re starts.

INSIDE OF CAR

Wagons must have spare tire flap removed. Cars must be swept clean of all glass & debris. NO seam welding inside of car.

ENGINES & TRANSMISSION & DRIVE SHAFTS

Any engine or transmission may be used in any car but must be mounted within 3 inches of stock position. Motor mounts may be welded. Motors may be chained. Motors must have air breather. Transmission coolers are okay. High pressure hydraulic line recommended for this. Keep safety in mind when installing. Officials may disqualify you if they think installation is unsafe. You may tie motor down with 2 chains with 2 links welded to the frame or 2 straps 1 inch wide 3 inches weld to frame or wire in addition to motor mounts. Drive shaft- any drive shaft okay.

DISTRIBUTOR PROTECTORS/ ENGINE CRADLES

DISTRIBUTOR PROTECTORS are allowed but must be no wider than 12 inches. May not be welded, bolted or connected to body, hood or frame (MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 5 INCHES FROM DASH BAR). Forward supports must be inside normally positioned headers and not extend past the water pump. AFTER MARKET ENGINE CRADLES are allowed but no side plates or header flanges. It can be no further than 8 inches from original mounts. Must connect to frame as a standard mount would. If you run a pulley protector no sway bar.

BATTERIES

2 12v batteries max. Must be placed in a secure position and be covered with floor mat, inner tube or something nonflammable. Batteries must be securely fastened down.

RADIATORS & FANS

May be removed but not relocated. OEM style radiators only. NO homemade or tube style. AC condensers if left in may be retained by four 3x6x1/4 inch straps max. and eight 3/8 inch bolts with 1 inch washers. Straps may be welded to core support.

GAS TANKS

Maximum of 7 gallons of gas. Gas tanks must be placed in back seat area and properly secured. Tanks must be secured so there is no movement. Do not use bungee cords for this. If tank is not secure you will not be running. Tanks must have secure caps and be leak proof. Lines must be leak proof. Stock gas tanks in cars must be removed or have holes punched in them and be washed out. NO PLASTIC TANKS ALLOWED!! NO PLASTIC GAS TANKS ALLOWED!! NO PLASTIC GAS TANKS ALLOWED!! EXCEPTION- plastic racing fuel cells are allowed. You must have a metal or tin shield between gas tank and driver. This may be mounted with screws.

CAGE/HALO/FRONT & REAR WINDOW BARS

Cage may be constructed 1 of 2 ways.

OPTION 1 - Cage is allowed 2 side bars max. Size 6 inch tubing or channel. Max of 3 cross bars allowed no larger than 5 inches diameter, no curved dash bars, must be a minimum of 5 inches from center of fire wall, must be minimum of 10 inches from floor. No higher than bottom of side windows. Rear bar may attach to front side of inner tire well must be 2 inches off of backseat panel. 4 down legs allowed 6 inches wide max. Down legs may attach to body, may not be within 4 inches of body mount bolts or body plate.

OPTION 2 - You are allowed 2 side bars 60" max. and 2 cross bars(no curved dash bars minimum of five inches from firewall). You are allowed a gas tank protector 6x24 inches must be at least 2 inches from backseat panel. May attach to 2nd bar. 4 down legs as stated in option 1 (option 1 & 2 cage must be left in same position as it was when passed inspection).

HALO BAR - may be added to cage 5 inch diameter max. May go to floor pan sheet metal not to frame. Must remain vertical, NO TILTING. Must be within 12 inches of driver's seat. May only be attached to roof with 2 bolts.

FRONT WINDSHIELD BARS -only 2 1/2 inch max. diameter. 2 bars only. May not extend more than 4 inches past windshield opening. All cross bars must be within windshield opening. The front bars are a minimum of 14 inches apart. Cannot attach to halo bar.

REAR WINDOW PROTECTOR -will either be 9 wire or max of 3/8 chain not welded solid. You are allowed two 3 inch max. retaining plate to attach rear window protector.

FRONT & BACK BUMPER

Must start with a factory bumper. May reinforce the inside of bumper but must remain stock appearing. Reinforced no wider than frame rails. OUTSIDE OF BUMPERS MUST BE STOCK APPEARING .All bumpers can only be reinforced between front bumper skin and stock backing. No home made pointy's. no reconfiguration of stock bumpers. All bumpers and brackets must be passenger car origin, no rear brackets on front. All brackets and shocks must be mounted outside of frame unless factory shocks were mounted inside of frame (example 80's ford). Cadillacs and Y frame Chryslers must be mounted outside frame. Bumpers and brackets may be welded solid to frame; no brackets may extend further back than 10 inches from center of original core support bolt, 2 4x8x1/4 inch straps per bumper may be welded to frame to hold bumper on only. Or 2 3/4 all thread may be used with 4 inch washer max. Washer cannot be welded. Bumper height from ground 16 inches min. 22 inches max from bottom of bumper. For front of cars you must use front bumper brackets no rear brackets on front (OEM) anything excessive will not be allowed.

DOORS

All doors and wagon gates must be chained, wired or welded shut. All doors except wagon gates may be welded solid outside only. You may use a 3 inch strap for this. Wagon gates may weld four 3 inch plates or bolt 4 places with 3/4 inch althread with washers no bigger than 4 inch outside diameter. Driver's door can have one bar attached 3 inches past front doors.

HOODS

If hoods are removed or fan blade showing, belts must be cut or fan blade removed. Hoods must have two holes cut in them for fire extinguishers. Not directly over carburetor. You may use 6 althread no larger than 1 inch with washers no bigger than 6 inches outside diameter. Only two may go through the frame (THESE 2 MUST BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF RADIATOR SUPPORT). None in front of radiator. NO WELDING ON HOODS THEY MUST OPEN FOR INSPECTION. You may use SAE 3/8 bolts with washers no larger than 1 inch outside diameter around header holes, fire holes no more than 20 bolts for this.

TRUNKS

You can use four 1 inch althread with washer no larger than 6 inches outside diameter. 2 may go through frame. You can use 10 SAE 3/8 bolts with washers no larger than 1 inch outside diameter around lip of trunk lid or ten 1 inch welds around trunk lid. If you don't bolt you may weld trunk lid. Weld 6 inches leave 6 inches. 3 inch strap max. Tucking or V'ing of trunk is allowed. NO WEDGING. Quarter panels must remain vertical within 3 inches of OEM position. 1 trunk lid per car.

BODY

Creasing of body allowed but cannot be welded or bolted. Cannot be doubled creased. NO adding of skins. May patch rust hole but must be visible for inspectors. No other body seam welding except what is stated in the rules. NO SEAM WELDING.

SEDAGON

You may sedagon a pre ran wagon but cannot but cannot exceed 4-3/4 althread with 6 inches outside diameter washers. Also may use 10 3/8 bolts with washers no bigger than 1 inch outside diameter. Or weld 10- 1 inch spots along with 4 althread. None can go to frame. You cannot exceed this.

FENDERS

You may trim fenders. You can bolt fenders. 10 bolts per fender with bolts no bigger than SAE 3/8 bolts with washers no bigger than 1 inch outside diameter. REAR QUARTER PANEL CONSIDERED FENDER.

TIRES/RIMS

14 ply fork lift tires okay. Do not exceed this. For those that don't have these, tire inside of tire is okay. Field tile inside of tire okay. V-tread tire okay. NO liquid filled tires. No split rims, NO paddle tires. No tires screwed to rims. Valve stem protectors are okay. No reinforcing of rims except around bolt holes.

SUSPENSION

No special bumpers, extra weights, no weld on shocks, no trailer hitches, special lifts, blocks, shackles, air lifts and air shocks must be deflated. A-Arms- you may weld bolt or chain down your A-arms. You are allowed either 2 straps or 1 chain or 1 bolt per side all chains, bolts, straps must be in the middle of A-arm. Do not weld entire A-arm down. 1 inch max nothing may contact the frame rail. All attachments must be made to spring bucket only.

OLD IRON LEAF FIXING

6 leafs max. 2 1/2 inches wide, 2 inch stager, longest spring 5 ft. No thicker than 5/16. 4 clamps per side. Must be mounted as factory leafs would be mounted. Wagons must be done as factory.

LEAF SPRING SPECIFICATIONS

Converting coil springs to leafs is allowed but you must follow these rules. Cars that can be converted must be 80 or newer body styles NO EXCEPTIONS. Springs must have at least a 2 inch stager, no more than 4 clamps per side, no more than 6 springs per side (car springs only). Springs must be no more than 2 1/2 inches wide, longest spring must be no longer than 5 foot. Thickness no more than 5/16. This will be checked with a 5/16 inch wrench.

Main leaf must be top leaf.

LEAF SRPING MOUNTING

Front spring must use factory suspension hole (trailer arm hole). Reinforcement of this hole must not exceed 3 inches of center of this hole and must be done on outside of frame only and using metal no thicker than the frame. Any reinforcement found on inside of frame will be cause for immediate disqualification. No reinforcement for leaf spring hanging. Washers no bigger than 4 inches, outside bracket no longer than 8 inches total. No welding except what it takes to mount the brackets. This conversion must be as close as possible to OEM style mounting. Example: mid 70 style GM wagons and Chryslers. If officials find you went beyond how factory leaf springs are mounted on factory leaf cars you will not be allowed to participate and no refund of entry fee. NO FLAT SPRUNG CARS.

REAR ENDS

Must be of OEM origin, five lug max. NO FLOATER. Rear end bracing allowed. Braces are for the sole purpose of strengthening rear end housing only. Brake backing plate must be OEM no reinforcements. Trailing arms may be lengthened or shortened. Must be of passenger car origin and may be reinforced. Rear ends with bigger than 35 spline axles will be allowed to compete with stock trailing arms or if a leafed car a 4 inch stager in leafs. If driver refuses to pull axel, if any question of size of axle, that driver shall be disqualified.

Watts link conversions on newer fords. You may convert a watts link to a standard 4 link system in the following way; Use the upper and lower trailing arm brackets off an older ford. No shortening of trailing arms, no positioning brackets to strengthen front down legs of the rear hump. Must mount in the stock location. Use upper mount tray out of older car but must leave 2 inches of original factory package tray to weld to. May not be welded to frame. Do not reweld seam. Welds may only weld to tray package.

A-ARM/TIE RODS/BALL JOINTS

A-arms covered under suspension. Tie rod ends must be factory OEM.(passenger car origin) Turn buckle may be reinforced with sleeve. Tie rods NO HIEM JOINTS. May weld in ball joints with the sole purpose of retaining ball joints in factory position only.

FRAMES

Welding on frames is allowed from the a-arm forward. Top seam only. Do not exceed 1/2 inch weld. You can weld 12 inches max behind a-arms and no further back than front of front door not to exceed 1/2 inch weld. (I do not care how you split this up but do not exceed 12 inches). No added metal. No concrete. Do not reinforce frame. Notching of frame is permitted. Plates allowed on fresh cars max. 4-5x4x1/4 flat plates. You can add 2 more plates 5x4x1/4 to a pre ran car but you can only have a total of 4 plates on front of car. Must have at least 4 inches between patches (Do not cut these patches into a bunch of little ones). You may run a chain from frame to frame in the back. ABSOLUTELY NO UNDER COATING OR PAINTING ON FRAME. Cross member may be welded but not reinforced. If you re-sub frame car it must be model to model. Mopar and Caddies can close in the Y on the front part of frame but cannot add metal to do this.

BODY MOUNT BOLTS

Body mount rubbers may be removed. Mount bolts may be replaced with 3/4 inch. You may add two extra body mount bolts anywhere you want but do not exceed this. If extra body mounts are horizontal cannot be no longer than 7 inches. Bottom body mount washers must be inside frame or removed for inspection. If you use althread 2 nuts 2 washers. If you use bolts 1 nut 2 washers.

SAFETY RULES & REGULATIONS

1. Cars must have 2 bars attached to center of windshield from roof down to dash area to prevent hoot from coming in. Cannot be attached to halo bar.

2. Radiator overflow hoses must be pointing at ground and fastened so they cannot shoot water towards officials or drivers.

3. Header pipes must be pointing straight up cannot be aimed toward front of the car.

4. Note: if you have a hole in the fire wall it should be covered.

5. Safety belts required.

6. DOT approved helmets mandatory. Any driver using an open face helmet will not be covered by insurance if a facial injury occurs.

7. Safety glasses or shield recommended.

8. Mandatory you must wear long pants and shirt. Fire suit recommended.

9. 2 fires you are out unless fuel fire then one fire you are out.

10. No alcoholic beverages or drugs allowed in pit area or track.

11. No pit persons allowed on track.

12. Note: Management does have the right to disqualify a car/driver at any time. Any person on track or causing trouble and not complying with rules will be asked to leave. We can have you escorted off or have you arrested and can be banned from running or being in pit area at future GSA events. Protests must be made no later than 5 minutes after heat in question. No protest will be taken after feature event and only drivers my protest. Officials will re-inspect the top cars. Anything done to car to make it illegal after inspection will be disqualified.

13. If you reinforce anything besides what is stated in these rules it can be considered illegal and you will not run. Official's decision is final.

NOTE: DECISION OF JUDGES ARE FINAL! INSPECTION WILL BE THOROUGH, SCOPE, DRILLS, ETC.

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