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Derby Car Rules

 

The car must have a minimum of three wheels in contact with the track.
 

The car must be powered solely by gravity (no kinetics, no wind - no propulsion)

The car must have functional brakes (no Fred Flintstone brakes)

You may not spend more than $850 on your car   

The car may not be wider than 5 feet.

 

The car may not be longer than 12 feet.

The car may not weigh more than 500 lbs. (Two men can pick up the dead weight from the ground. Cars will be weighed this year!!!!
ADD Near the top bold…. Front steering may only have a 1/2” of gap in turn. Cars with more radius will be disqualified.

 

The car must have a large eyebolt positioned in the front and rear to   allow it to be towed back up the hill – make it sturdy. Cars get strung together on the trip up the hill, so be prepared to have another car tied to the back of yours.


Drivers will be assigned numbers to be worn on their uniform. Numbers on cars are only for design only.
 

The car must have an audible horn.

 

Luge boards, skateboards, or similar vehicles do not qualify as a car

 

YOUR CAR WILL BE INSPECTED AND HELD TO A “WORKMANLIKE” STANDARD. UNSAFE CARS OR CARS IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RACE.


The Fircrest Derby Days is a designed to be a family event. Our goal is to bring family and community together in the spirit of the old school soapbox derby. We are an unsanctioned purely for fun event. We divide our cars into two categories to give every kid the opportunity to compete fairly. Our category distinctions are based on the type of car and wheels that your driver will enter into the race. A derby elite car is the traditional soap box derby stock car including the Z Glass or similar style wheels. The Derby Custom Class car is a car built from your own design. Please note that if you build a custom car but choose to use traditional Z Glass style wheels, you will be put into the the elite class.

Because our event is designed for family fun, our course is set us as single track, time trial racing. Due to safety reasons, we have restricted the turning radius this year to half an inch in the front axle. We hope to see you out at the Electron Speedway!!

Minimum age for Driver has been set at 5yrs old. all drivers must prove that they have the ability to deploy the brake at the appropriate time. Any driver may be removed from the race at anytime should they be deemed unsafe by race officials.

Helmets should protect the head and cover the drivers ears at minimum. Full helmets are preferred but a 3/4 design will meet the requirement.
 

 

 

 

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