"Race to the Fair"
May 25 – 29, 2017

Derby

Monday, May 29 - 5:00 PM
 

Rules and Application

Promoted by Silver Dollar Speedway


  • Rules and Application

  • Website and Contact Info
  • Divisions and Purse

    Full Size Cars

    Main Event

    1st-$1,250 and trophy
    2nd-$600 and trophy
    3rd-$400 and trophy
    4th-$200
    5th-$100

    Compact Cars

    Main Event

    1st-$1000 and trophy
    2nd-$500 and trophy
    3rd-$300 and trophy

    History

    While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. At the end of each heat, the highest scoring driver is awarded the victory. The highest scoring driving in the main event wins bragging rights and a hefty portion of the CA$H purse!!!

    Demolition derbies originated in the United States and quickly spread to other western nations. In Europe, this type of event is called "banger racing".

    Demolition derbies can be very dangerous. Although serious injuries are rare, occasionally they do happen. Drivers are typically required to sign a waiver to release the promoter of an event from liability. To make the event safer, all glass is removed from the vehicle, and deliberately ramming the driver's-side door area is forbidden. The driver's door is often required to be painted white with black numbers or blaze orange, or with contrasting colors, for visibility. Most demolition derbies are held on dirt tracks, or in open fields, that are usually soaked with water. This causes the competition area to become muddy, which in turn helps to further slow the vehicles. Some drivers use both the front and rear of the vehicle to ram the other competitors. Others tend to use only the rear end of the vehicle to help protect the engine compartment from damage.

    Derbies frequently have few rules. Drivers are often required to be at least 16 years old. They are usually required to have a seat belt and helmet.