Post by cdpromotions on May 15, 2017 20:44:58 GMT -5
Attn!!!! Carolina Speedway Derby Drivers!!! We have spoke with many of you the last few days and after these conversations and talking with Carolina Speedway the decision has been made to change the derby on May 26th to a FWD Compact Derby. They were anticipating a field 10 cars or more and the FWD Compact Class is the best option for them to draw this many cars. Also in the past days full size V8 drivers have expressed there displeasure in the 1 inch spacer rule so going forward in 2017 and at Cleveland County Fair this rule will be eliminated. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to seeing you at Carolina Speedway on Friday May 26th. Derby will take place after the cars race.
Post by cdpromotions on May 16, 2017 7:35:54 GMT -5
General Safety and Driver Rules: • Drivers must be at least 18 years old to drive unless you provide a notarized release form. If you are under the age of 18 please call Billy (704)-692-6497 to make arrangements to provide a notarized release form. All drivers shall provide prove of age upon arrival. All drivers must fill out an entry form. • All cars are to be built according to the rules. If certain rules are not specified, it doesn’t mean it’s legal. Call if you have any questions. The judge’s decisions will be final. • All cars shall be on the grounds 2 hours before the event to get inspected. If you are running late call Billy (704)-692-6497. Any car arriving after tech has closed will not be allowed to run. All cars are to be removed immediately after the show. • Approved racing helmets are to be worn at all times. Goggles or a helmet shield shall be worn. Long pants, long sleeves, and closed toe shoes are mandatory. Absolutely no shorts. Fire suits are highly recommended. If any driver removes any article listed above during competition, he or she will be automatically disqualified and must forfeit all winnings. • No alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the pit area. Possession of alcoholic beverages will result in disqualification. • Un-sportsman like conduct by any driver or there crew will not be tolerated. Drivers are responsible for their crew’s actions. • A driver that is disqualified in there heat or any event prior to the main will no longer be allowed to compete for the rest of the night. • All drivers are required to attend the drivers meeting. Not attending this meeting will result in automatic disqualification. • Everyone entering the pit area must purchase a pit pass. Pit passes will be $20.00 dollars. This pass will also include your admission into the fairground activities. • If a car is found illegal, no entry fee money will be refunded. If a car is found illegal after the competition, all earnings will be forfeited. Cars are subject to inspection after the event. • Driver whose name is on the entry form must drive the derby car. Elsewise notify staff before event. Only one driver per car. • Absolutely no welding on cars at the show. • Contact Westley Pitchford (704)-472-2155 or Billy Monroe (704)-692-6497 if you have any questions. You may also contact Head Inspector Jason Padgett for rule and technical questions only (704)-477-0074.
Read and re-read ALL rules carefully, do not twist or bend these rules. If it doesn’t say you can do it, don’t assume that you can, ASK first or don’t do it! . All Judges decisions will be final!! Use common sense!!! Contact Westley or Jason if you have any question on any of these rules.
General FWD Car Rules: • Any stock front wheel drive (2) or (4) door hardtop, sedan, station wagon or hatchback. UNIBODY ONLY! (4), (5), and (6) cylinder engines are allowed as factory equipped. Stock means manufacturer showroom equipped. No AWD, 4 x 4, or rear wheel drives will be permitted. No SUV’S, convertibles, or anything with a truck bed. • Cars must be stripped completely. Remove all decking in wagons. Vehicles must be clean of all debris. Dash can remain. All glass must be removed. • You must have a working seatbelt. Lap or shoulder is fine. • Gas tanks may remain in factory position if mounted in front of rear axle. See “Drivers Compartment”. • All cars must have working brakes.
BODY/DOORS: • Pick between weld, chain, or wire. • If welding: Total of 16’’ of weld per vertical seam. This means you get (4) 4inch welds per vertical seam. Split it up how you please. • If chain: Max of (4) 3/8inch chain per door. • If wire: Max of (4) loops in (4) places per door. • No body creasing. • Inner fenders may be removed. • Outer wheel wells must be in place. Minimum clearancing is permitted but do not get carried away.
DRIVERS COMPARTMENT: • (4) point cage, roll over bar, or dash bar is permitted. None to add strength but for safety reasons only. None of the bars may attach to frame/unibody, or extend into backseat area. Down bars can only attach to floor sheet metal. Must be completely vertical. • Gas tanks may remain in factory position if mounted in front of rear axle. If using a modified fuel cell, must be mounted in the center of the backseat area. Fuel cells must be firmly secured. Electric fuel pumps are fine but an on/off switch must be in reach of the driver seat and clearly labeled “ON”/”OFF”. • One car battery only! Must be firmly secured to the passenger side floor board. • All air bags must be disconnected and removed. • All sunroofs must be clear of glass and shall be covered with sheet metal. Nothing to add strength.
FRAME: • Must be stock as if it came off the show room floor. Only exception is bumper mounting and notching the rear. Notch must be behind the rear axle. • No shortening frames. Cars with crush boxes must retain factory frame. • All body to frame bolts must remain stock. • PRE RUNS ONLY: 4 fix it plates allowed, max size 3” x 3” x 1/8” inch thick per plate. No splitting up or dividing to double plate. Frame damage must be visible.
BUMPERS: • Any factory bumper off any car may be used. • All factory plastic skins must be removed. • If bolting: You may bolt bumper to the frame but nothing excessive. Bumper mounting shall not add strength to the frame. • If welding: You may weld bumper to the frame but nothing excessive. Bumper mounting shall not add strength to the frame. No metal can be added to do so. • If chaining: Bumper may be chained to the frame by welding/bolting, using 1/4inch chain, 12inches long max. • We do not want bumpers falling off. You may change shocks but nothing crazy. Keep them stock as possible. EXP.(NO MOPAR SHOCKS WELDED TO FRAME). • Max bumper height is 20’’ to center, front and rear.
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN: • Any make or model providing same cylinder size is used. • Motor Mounts: Engine may be secured to the frame by any method as long as it does not strengthen the car in any way! ABSOLUTELY ZERO PROTECTORS!
HOODS/TRUNKS: • Hoods/Trunks may be secured by either chaining, bolted, or wire. • If chaining: Max of (4) spots. 1/4inch diameter chain max. • If wired: Max of (4) loops in (4) spots. • If bolted: Max of (4) spots with 2” angle to angle with 3/8” bolts. • 12inch hole is required in hood and trunk for fire suppression. • Trunk lids can be removed.
SUSPENSION: • Suspension must be stock and have travel. • Max bumper height is 20inches to center, front and rear. • Shocks must be stock. • Coil springs may be wired or tack welded in place. Leaf Springs must remain stock.
TIRES: • Any tire 13inches or larger is okay. Valve stem protectors are ok.
RADIATOR/COOLING: • Radiators must be clean of antifreeze. Water only is allowed. • Radiator must remain in stock location with no reinforcements. • Heater system may be bypassed or removed. • Transmission cooler must remain under the hood.