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CONTRIBUTION · 10th September 2010
Terry Reinert
It comes around September every year. And it brings out all kinds of people. The Demolition Derby! This year it is taking on a whole new look.

Terrace Speedway in conjunction with Broadwater Industries, Vast Construction, and Beaudette Contracting and are proud to present the 2010 Demolympics. This year we are opening the invitation to smaller cars in our new class of cars called "BANGERS". These cars will be smaller in general. They are cars that have four or six cylinder engines and may be front or rear wheel drive. They are a dime a dozen and because of their affordability we expect more people to become interested in running a car in this years derby and future derby's to come.

We will be running timed heats with four cars per heat. These heats will be run in a smaller arena to help the cars last longer and to comply with safety concerns. The derby winner will be the cars that score the most amount of points throughout the days different events.

We will be running hit to pass events and some of the popular two people events such as the bag race. Multiple car entry's are encouraged.

If you have your car inspected prior to September 12 or if you bring more than one car and they are painted or themed alike you will be awarded extra points.

Also new to the demolition derby will be a figure 8 course and you know that's going to be exciting!

One week after the Demolympics will be the 2010 "KERMODE MUD CHALLENGE" held at the Terrace Speedway. if you have a truck you wish to enter please contact Brent Devost ,,, 250 635 2598. If you wish to volunteer for either one of these event's contact Terry Reinert 250 615-7905 .

The following is a list of general guidelines for building your derby car. They can also be found updated on the Terrace Speedway site under rules for hit to pass and demolition cars



Any stock front engine full-bodied passenger car allowed except for four-cylinder cars (for safety reasons). No convertibles, Jeeps, Hearses or Limousines allowed. Everything must remain stock. No modifications to the engine, suspension, chassis or other parts of the car allowed unless specified in the rules.


Any stock front engine passenger car allowed except car’s with V8’s. this class is targeting the four and six cylinder cars. Everything must remain stock. No modifications to engine, suspension, chassis or other parts of the car allowed unless specified in the rules.


b1. All glass (except windshield), headlights and tail lights must be removed. All chrome handles, knobs, or sharp protrusions must be removed.

b2. All upholstery except seats and front door panels (optional) must be removed. Padding covering insides of door is recommended.

b3. All cars must have either a factory glass or Lexan windshield or a screen in front of the driver. No Plexiglas allowed. Must have a vertical bar in centre of windshield to deflect hood upwards in case of accident. Must be min 1/8" thick 1" wide steel. Two bars required if using stock windshield.

b4. Must have vertical bar or pipe, minimum 1 1/2" heavy pipe or flat steel such as a leaf spring in or on driver's door, from door to minimum 4" above roof, for driver's protection.

b5. Stock rear view mirror on windshield allowed. No outside mirrors.

b6. All cars must have hoods securely fastened. No body or fender cut outs allowed except to get car mobile after crashing. Hood must have minimum of two 6" x 12" fire extinguisher access holes.

b7. Stock bumpers must be used. No trailer hitches allowed. NO electric fuel pumps allowed however there must be a return line to the tank and the system must be energized by an inertia switch and a manual switch. Also the fuel lines must be run under the vehicle and not through the drivers compartment. Air conditioners must be discharged. Trunk must be empty.

b8. All cars must have doors and trunk lid securely fastened.

b9. Driver's door must may be filled with cement. It is recommended that the passenger's door be filled with cement also. A six inch C channel may be substituted for cement but must be bolted through the car as far as possible on either sides of the door seams. Channel must have large plates on the inside of the car to bolt to.

10. No reinforcing of frames allowed.


b1. Must have a heavy steel roll bar or single post secured between roof and floor. Bar must be centered in car or behind driver.

b2. If an adjustable post is used, the slip joint must be bolted together with a minimum of 2 3/8" grade 5 bolts. Bar must have minimum 6" square x 1/4" steel plate on each
end sandwiched to floor and roof with another minimum 6" square x 1/4" steel plate on top of roof and under floor and be attached with a minimum of four 3/8" bolts
on top and bottom.

b3. Car must also have a spreader bar between the doors, behind the seat. It is to be of the same construction as the roll bar and no lower than the bottom of the seat and
no higher than the top of the seat. It is recommended that the door pillars and the roll bars be padded.

b4. It is recommended that the spreader bar and upright roll bars be bolted or welded together.


b1. Must be street legal. No studded or cut solid rubber tires.


b1. No cooling system other than stock may be used.

b2. Radiators must remain in stock location.

b3. a bolted ridged member no bigger than 2 inches in diameter or across for reinforcing is allowed in front of radiator. Only attaching to the front clip. no welding to frame or unibody. No anti-freeze is to be left in the radiator.

b4. Must have ˝ gallon overflow container mounted in engine compartment.

b5. Must have a cover over the top of the fan.


Stock gas tanks must be removed from original location. A limited capacity boat tank or approved fuel cell must be mounted securely in front of the rear axle, or in the back seat area, centered in the car or on the passenger's side, secured by metal straps with minimum 3/8" bolts and covered by a metal, fire proof shield. No reserve tanks allowed. All caps, fittings, and lines must be leak proof. No more than 6" of rubber fuel line in one spot with a maximum of 18" throughout the entire car. Must use steel fuel line. Must have minimum 6" hole under the tank to allow fuel spillage to drain. Extra tank protection allowed.

NOTE: The tech crew will not tolerate improper mounted tanks. These rules are for everyone's safety.


b1. It is recommended that a driver use an approved neck brace.

b2. All cars must have approved minimum three-point seat belts secured to frame. Properly mounted four or five-point racing harness allowed. Four or five-point harness
must be mounted to spreader bar with minimum 7/16" bolt.

b3. Properly mounted racing seat allowed.

b4. Must have a properly charged, minimum 2 1/2 lb. fire extinguisher secured in proper steel mount, within easy reach of driver.

b5. Battery may be securely mounted to the floor in the driver's compartment provided it is covered with rubber to prevent acid spills. Battery must be held down
with steel straps or bars and bolts.

b6. If factory glass windshield or screen is used, both driver and passenger must wear either approved eye protection or a helmet with full face shield.

b7. Passengers must be seated in front seat with minimum three-point seat belt.

b8. All drivers and pit crew must wear long-sleeved coveralls in pits and cars. Driving suit is recommended. If not used then coveralls should be treated with a fire
retardant formula of 9 oz. borax, 4 oz. boric acid and 1 gallon water. Dissolved thoroughly, dip coveralls, hang to dry. Repeat after each washing.


b1. Drivers in the Hit to Pass class will accumulate points toward year-end trophies like any other class at the Terrace Speedway.

b2. Cars must have highly visible numbers on each door and roof. No foul language on car. Cars with themes or cartoon characters, etc. are highly encouraged.
Operational horns are encouraged.

b3. Cars must be in the pits to be teched at least one hour prior to the start of the event to be teched by Terrace Stock Car Association officials. Any car that the officials deem unsafe or not complying with the rules will be cut from the program until the problem is fixed.

b4. All drivers must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid drivers license. No one under 14 years is allowed in the pits. Waivers are required to be signed by guardians
of all minors under 19 years of age. This is to comply with insurance requirements.

b5. Normal pit fees will apply to Hit-to-Pass events and are $10 per car, $15 per driver and $10 per pit crew.

b6. A $50 car removal deposit will be required for the Demolition Derby only. It will be refunded as long as your car is taken home with you the same day.

b7. The following are grounds for disqualification during Demolition Derby: Ignoring flagman's directions, vehicle is on fire, breaching the barrier perimeter, hitting a car in
which its driver is displaying the white flag, spinning rims on track, and hitting a competitor's door.

Items not specifically covered in the rules are to remain stock. Any "grey areas" in the rules are to be referred to the tech crew. If you have any doubts-ask the tech crew first!!

Any equipment that the tech crew considers exotic or not in the intent of the rules will be considered illegal.


Entry fee is $50.00 per car.

This is a tournament style event in which points will be accumulated and awarded accordingly.

All team entry’s will be awarded extra points

All car’s that arrange for early in house tech will be awarded extra points.

Team entry’s must be of the same class of car.

No big cars allowed to team with little cars.

A final “Last car running” event will be held at the end of the day.

Any questions ? Call me 250 615-7905 Terry
the start of last years derby
the start of last years derby
corinn downings dodge dishing out a beating
corinn downings dodge dishing out a beating
Last years winner!!!! a front wheel drive caddy. congrats Dustin
Last years winner!!!! a front wheel drive caddy. congrats Dustin