The Knights of Destruction make the safety of fans and drivers our number one priority. If we see anything that may become a major safety issue we reserve the right to modify, change or remove whatever is causing the issue. We will help and work to the best of our ability to fix issues of safety, but will not modify our rules.

The Knights of Destruction General Rules

  The Knights of Destruction event rules are designed and enforced to provide the orderly conduct of our racing series and to establish a minimum acceptable requirement for our events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events and by participating all you have been deemed to have read, followed and complied with these set rules. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and/ or specifications. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the event and are in no way a guaranty against injury or death to participants or others.

To encourage participation of outside competitors, event officials may alter the rules for those cars to try and create a level playing field for cars that might fall outside of the normal rules. Rules are subject to change to keep the integrity of the event and as always the official’s decisions are final.

Anything not covered in the below rules, abuse of rules, and a creative interpretation of the rules will not be tolerated and should be checked with event officials and tech before proceeding. Any decision on questionable items about rules is up to officials, If you feel a rule should be reviewed or looked at please see the tech man.

EVENT RULES:

*ALL DRIVERS MUST WEAR A FIRE SUIT*

*Drivers must be 18 years of age or older to compete in any events*

*Cars must be built to event guidelines and rules*

*Your car must have a car number that is large, clear and on both sides or you will not be scored*

*We reserve the right to inspect all cars before & after the event to insure safety and fairness*

*You must pay your entry fee before the start of the first race in order to win any prize money*

*All drivers must wear a seat belts (5 point harness recommended)*

*All drivers must have protection on windshield (Lexan or metal recommended)*

*Door bars are highly recommended*

*Small trucks are not permitted to run many of our events without a full roll cage*

 

4/6 & 8 Cylinder race RULES

If these rules do not say you can do it, then don’t do it!  

All interpretations by the track are final!

You are responsible to know the track’s position on all rules. IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE!

Starting Order:

1. The first LEGAL car to complete 100 laps is the winner.

2. Any driver climbing out of a car during the green flag will be disqualified. NO Exceptions!

3. Cars will hold their position until the green flag is displayed.

4. The yellow flag will not be used. If there are cars with breakdowns or crashed, the other cars will avoid them and continue to race.

5. The red flag will be displayed ONLY if the track is blocked and racing cannot continue. Red Flag will also be displayed if driver’s door is exposed to traffic or if driver is in danger. All cars must stop under the red flag. Failure to stop may result in immediate removal from race track. The race will be restarted with the cars in the same position as before the red flag. Any car involved in the blockage that can continue to race may do so.

6. The flagman will indicate the middle of the race. The white flag will indicate the leader is on the final lap. Checkered flag will indicate the end of the race.

7. Each entry must provide a scorer. A special area will be reserved for the scorers where they can follow the instructions of the head scorer.

8. Race may be run clockwise, counter clockwise, kidney bean or a combination thereof. This can and will happen at any point during the race without notice. Red will be displayed, and then direction of race will be altered.

9. Cars with flat tires must leave the racing surface. Cars that ignore the black flag and continue to run on rims will be disqualified and receive no pay.

10. Rupture of your gas tank and or loss of gasoline requires immediate black-flag.

11. A mandatory drivers meeting for all drivers and scorers will be held on the day of the race.

12. Car numbers will be reserved on a first registered basis.

13. Number will be in contrasting color to the car at least 18” high and located on both doors and roof. Numbers MUST be visible to scorers.

14. All cars must be inspected and in the pit area starting at 12:00 p.m. All cars must be inspected prior to race. It is the racer’s responsibility to be sure they leave adequate time for the inspection prior to the race.

15. No 2 way radios.

16. All calls are final as determined by track officials.

 

Race day Line up:  Line up or starting positions will be determined on day of the show. Line up could be organized by car size, engine size, best appearing or order that cars pass tech inspection.

 

Car and Body:

1. Any sedan, station wagon or mini-van is eligible No special order motor transmission combinations allowed.  No V8 Camaros or Firebirds

2. Driver Protection bars are optional; they must remain within the driver’s area. At no time may they pass through any firewall.

3. A roll cage is optional. The roll cage may not reinforce the body or frame or alter the geometry of the racer but serve only to hold the car off the driver when the car is overturned as a safety measure. Four point cage is optional. Seatbelts are MADATORY and must be in working order.

4. No bracing anywhere of any kind.

5. All doors must be welded, bolted or chained shut

6. All glass must be removed except windshield. If windshield is removed then lexan or screen is mandatory.

7. Complete metal firewall must seal the trunk area from the driver’s compartment, if fuel cell has been relocated to the trunk.

8. Complete bumper to bumper steel uni-body must be retained.

9. Stock unaltered floor pan, firewalls, trunk, trunk floor. Front inner fender wells may be removed.

10. Car must be strictly stock. No cutting, chopping, channeling or shortening allowed. Hood must be kept in place at all times. Hood must be on stock hinges. Hood latch may be removed, and replaces with hood pins or all thread.  Body sheet metal must be kept in place at all times. No gutting of any type with the exception of doors to install roll cage. Anything that can be unbolted can be removed.

11. Headlights and taillights must be removed.  All interior upholstery must be removed.

Ie: back seat, headliner, door panels and carpet. Only the driver’s seat is to remain, aluminum race seat is optional for safety.

12. Gas tanks may be in original position or moved in the trunk and be strapped with 2 steel straps front to back and side to side. Fuel cell optional, but highly recommended.

13. Battery may be relocated anywhere under the hood or in the driver’s area but must be securely fastened and covered.

14. Radiator core support must be stock.

Suspension:

1. No modifying of suspension is allowable. This means NONE!

2. Suspension parts must remain absolutely stock for that make and model of car. No spacers, lumber, chains, etc. may be used to alter the stock suspension of the car.

3. No Racing shocks or springs

4. Stock Sway Bar.

5. Sway bar end links must be same size on both sides.

6. Camber will have 1 inch tolerance. Will be checked with a carpenter square.

Engine:

1. The engine must be strictly stock for that make and model and in its original mounts. No factory high performance parts allowed.

2. Exhaust manifolds must be factory stock for make and model. Muffler, catalytic converter and tail pipe may be removed. Y pipe may be removed. No after-market headers, intakes or carburetors of any kind are permitted. If it wasn’t available from the factory its illegal!

3. Must pull 17” of vacuum at 1,000 rpm before and after race.

4. Metric cars may run 350.

5. May run OEM replacement 4 eyebrow flat top pistons.

6. Choke plate may be removed from carburetor.

7. Must run stock unmodified air cleaner.

8. No Cold Air intake tubes. Must run stock air box.

9. No programmers or go fast chips or reflashed computers.

10. No Bowtie intakes.

 

Transmission and Rear End:

  1. 1.     Stock Transmission and rear end only. No factory high performance equipment allowed.
  2. 2.     V8 Cars automatic only.

Tire and Wheels:

1. Tires must be radial DOT passenger car tires only, no fancy exotic trick gumball tires of any kind. No soaking of tires.

2. Maximum tire size is 70 series for Rear wheel drive V8s.  60 Series for 4 & 6 Cylinder Cars.

3. Stock Wheels or Stock off set racing wheels may be used. White spoke wheels allowed.

4. Wheel width maximum 7”.

6. All four tires must be the same size.

Car and Body:

1. Any sedan, station wagon or mini-van is eligible No special order motor transmission combinations allowed.  No V8 Camaros or Firebirds

2. Driver Protection bars are optional; they must remain within the driver’s area. At no time may they pass through any firewall.

3. A roll cage is optional. The roll cage may not reinforce the body or frame or alter the geometry of the racer but serve only to hold the car off the driver when the car is overturned as a safety measure. Four point cage is optional. Seatbelts are MANDATORY and must be in working order.

4. No bracing anywhere of any kind.

5. All doors must be welded, bolted or chained shut

6. All glass must be removed except windshield. If windshield is removed then lexan or screen is mandatory.

7. Complete metal firewall must seal the trunk area from the driver’s compartment, if fuel cell has been relocated to the trunk.

8. Complete bumper to bumper steel uni-body must be retained.

9. Stock unaltered floor pan, firewalls, trunk, trunk floor. Front inner fender wells may be removed.

10. Car must be strictly stock. No cutting, chopping, channeling or shortening allowed. Hood must be kept in place at all times. Hood must be on stock hinges. Hood latch may be removed, and replaces with hood pins or all thread.  Body sheet metal must be kept in place at all times. No gutting of any type with the exception of doors to install roll cage. Anything that can be unbolted can be removed.

11. Headlights and taillights must be removed.  All interior upholstery must be removed.

Ie: back seat, headliner, door panels and carpet. Only the driver’s seat is to remain, aluminum race seat is optional for safety.

12. Gas tanks may be in original position or moved in the trunk and be strapped with 2 steel straps front to back and side to side. Fuel cell optional, but highly recommended.

13. Battery may be relocated anywhere under the hood or in the driver’s area but must be securely fastened and covered.

14. Radiator core support must be stock.

15. No lead or ballast allowed on cars.

 

7. No Falken Azenis RT 615k Tires

Safety:

1. Seat belts are mandatory and must be in good working condition.

2. Fire Suit Highly Recommended. Must wear pants and long sleeves. Helmet mandatory.

3. Any loss of wheel or tire requires you immediate leaving the track. We will not allow any track damage.

4. Hood must have a 3-5 inch cut out flap for fire prevention. ( fire extinguisher highly recommended.) 


  FWD 80's & UP DEMOLITION DERBY (4 & 6)

All cars must be staged and lined up before the end of the race
scheduled before it

We will not hold the starting of any event; if you enter the track
late you will not compete

Drivers will be lined up on the track by the officials in any way they see fit

Any intentional drivers door hits will be black flagged, removed from the event and banned from competing

If you make an accidental drivers door hit, you will be warned

If you make a second drivers door hit you will be black-flagged and removed from the event and maybe subjected to being banned

Any driver’s door hits with the front of the car accidental or not could end up in a
black flag without a warning

It will be up to the officials call to disqualify any driver

If you are black-flagged and do not respond by driving off the track
or shutting your car off you will be disqualified from all events of
that night.

If you are black flagged you may be subjected to loss of any payouts, points, trophies and your entry
fee for that night

All drivers must have a helmet and seat belt on when entering the track

If you remove your helmet or seat belt during the event you may be disqualified

If your helmet comes off during the event you may be disqualified

You will be given 30 seconds to make contact

If you do not make contact in 30 seconds it will be up to the
officials to black flag you

If you get stuck you will be given extra time to work yourself off

The officials can and will black flag you if you are in any way
causing a safety issue or causing damage to the track

If your car is on fire, smoking badly, leaking gas or causing any
other safety issues you may be black-flagged from the event

If your car is rolled over during the event, the event will be red
flagged and you must exit your car

It will then be up to the officials if your car is safe to re-enter
and start again

You will be given only one restart per car. If you cause a red flag
consider that a warning

If you cause a second red flag you must exit your car

We have a zero tolerance for unfairly teaming up on one car

If you run the derby with teammates you will be forced to hit them

If you enter the demo you are agreeing that it is a last man standing event

If you shut off your car to let another person win you will be
disqualified from that event and maybe subject to being banned

You must stay in bounds at all time

If you happen to end up out of bounds, re-enter slowly.

You cannot make contact out of bounds; if you do you will be black-flagged

You cannot accelerate out of bounds to make a hit inside the boundaries

The winner of the derby is the last car to make an impact on the other

If both cars die at the same time and there is not a clear winner, the
officials will determine the winner, which may result in a tie.

 BUILD RULES:
Cars must have large legible numbers on the roof or hood at least 3’ high.

Hood must have a 3-5 inch cut out flap for fire prevention.

( fire extinguisher highly recommended.) 
 Remove all glass & plastic outside car (windshield can stay as long as it is intact)

You can leave the dash in, everything else must be removed

Can change Front Bumper
Can pre-bend car
Only (4) thread rod in front (hood)
Only (4) thread rod in back (trunk)
Can weld front suspension only
Can weld doors or have plates 3X6 – (6) on each door or 6” long welds
Can run any DOT tire or Donuts
Can move battery
Can weld motor mounts
Can have a seat bar from side to side (must be checked at tech)
General Preparation – All glass, plastic and pot metal must be removed.  Nothing may remain in the bottoms of the trunk or doors.  All outer hardware must be removed – door handles, mirrors, chrome, moldings, screws, fiberglass, etc.

No added weight to any car.

OFFICIAL HAS THE LAST WORD

 

full-size demolition derby ( 8 CYL )
 

NO IMPERIALS OR IMPERIAL SUB FRAME IN ANY TYPE OF CAR. NO 4X4. No 03 or newer fords Lincolns or Mercurys unless you use the fatory cradle. AMERICAN CARS ONLY- FWD cars welcome. Pre-Ran Cars MUST meet all the rules, No Exceptions.

FRAMES:

1. 22” rear hump plating allowed on outside of frame rail no thicker than 1/2", no wider than height of frame or one straight pc to go across up to 22” and no wider than 4 ½ high. Welded only no bolts or all thread. You can chain your humps instead of plating, but you cannot use plate and chain, one or the other.

2. You can weld all frame seams.

3. No stuffing the frame or putting any other plates aside from on the rear humps.

4. Must have a 1/2" gap in between the frame and the body.

5. You can pre-bend, notch or dimple the frame.

6. We have to be able to look inside the frame so don’t cover any of the holes on the frame.

7. DO NOT paint frames if you paint it you will not race.

8. You can tilt but DO NOT PLATE or alter the crash box at all.

9. No all-thread or pinning to the frame.

10. No added steel to core support or mounts.

11. Engine mounts factory location only can be welded solid aftermarket solid mounts are ok.

12. Transmission cross member must be a stock member out of any car. Can mount with angle iron; no bigger than ½ in and width of the cross-member. Welded only, no added plates.

13. NO BOLTS on the frame aside from body bolts as specified.

14. No FRAME OR BODY swaps; must be the same frame the car came with.

15. No double frames. ONE FRAME. BUMPERS: *Bumpers can be stock type from a car or homemade . Can be from other make, model, or year.

1. You can hard nose the bumpers.

2. You can weld pipe (NO SOLID PIPING) for bumper shocks but the pipe cannot go into the frame further than 8" and be NO LONGER than 10" total (meaning your bumpers are max. 6" from frame) if it does you will not race.

3. The bumper height rule is max 30 inches to the bottom. Rear bumper height cannot be less than 15" from the ground.

4. You can weld all seams on bumper and may load bumper, but it has to have a stock bumper cover on it from a car and no metal or sharp edges will stick out.

5. Any question about bumpers please ask before you proceed.

6. You can run front or rear bumper on the front or rear of car.

7. No plastic bumper covers.

8. No sharp edges and cannot be wider than the car.

9. No welding or securing the body to the bumper.

SUSPENSION:

1. All suspension can be welded solid or bolted solid with bolts or all-thread no larger than 1"

2. All suspension must be in stock location.

3. You may leaf spring a coil spring car but you can only use passenger car leafs no truck leafs or added leafs.

4. You can reinforce tie rods aftermarket tie rods are ok.

5. You can replace ball joints with max 1" bolt or all-thread.

6. You can use tread all the rear through the coil springs through the chassis and the floor to pull back of car down.

7. You may reinforce rear trailing arms by adding sq. tube inside the arms and homemade rear control arms are ok.

8. You can use any factory car or truck rear 8 lug are ok.

9. All stock springs must remain in the car in the stock location.

10. Upper and lower control arms can be welded to the frame where they mount and touch the frame. No plating or other reinforcement. CONTROL ARMS MUST REMAIN STOCK.

11. You may cut or modify control arms to be welded to frame but spindles, mounts, springs, or hubs must remain stock.

12. ALL SUSPENSION COMPONENTS REMAIN STOCK TO THE YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL OF CAR.

13 You may run tie bars on steering;

14. Leaf spring cars; no welding leafs. (4) Chains on each okay or 4 clamps .

BODY:

1. You can weld all the seams; except for hood.

2. You can crease body; but no welding or bolting or other securing of the seam.

3. You can patch rust holes with metal the same thickness of the factory body, patch not to be excessive- the patch cannot be more than 1 inch bigger than the rust hole. You may cover any holes in body with the same method of the rust repair but don’t get carried away.

4. You can put a plate on drivers inside or outside of door.

5. You can put a roll over bar and it can sit on top of frame and be welded not on side or through. NO KICKERS allowed. Roll over bar can only CONSIST of (2) down bars and (1) roof bar. Roof bar can be welded to the roof. None of the bars can go more than 14” past the driver door seam or pillar.

6. You can put a 4 point cage in but cannot connect to the frame what-so-ever. If you don’t put a 4 point cage in, a bar behind the seat from post to post is mandatory. None of the bars can go more than 14” past the driver door seam or pillar. Gas tank protector is ok they must attached to the center seat bar cant be wider than 24” can be max of 4” SQ. or Round and must remain at least 4” off floor of car and may only touch the back seat area so remember 24” wide outside to outside max of 4” .

7. You must have some protection on windshield area- rebar, angle or flat stock. Rear window bar may be used and this is how it needs to be CENTERED- in rear window attached no more than 6” on trunk and 6” on trunk and not back on trunk more than 6” from trunk to rear window seam can only and use no more than 2” material (pipe,sq tubing,angle iron).

8. You can replace all body bolts with max 1" tread all max 10 per side; 10 per side of car includes the radiator support bolts. Body bolts can go through the top of the frame to the bottom of the frame. You can use steel plate instead of washers but no bigger than 5"x5" INDIVIDUAL (Not welded together) and you cannot weld it to frame or body you can only have two 1” welds to hold it in place for mounting purposes . ***The 10 body bolts can be a combination of factory and added, but must NOT exceed 10 per side!

9. You must have a 1/2" space between the body and the frame for inspection, so put a spacer (NO BIGGER THAN 5"X5") in between it and if you do not have a 1/2" space you will not run.

10. You must have a 18"x18" hole cut in the top of trunk.

11. You can squish trunk down but we must be able to see inside the quarters.

12. You can use bolt, chain, weld, or all-thread to close trunk. 1" ALL-THREADS ARE ALLOWED TO GO THROUGH THE TOP OF THE TRUNK TO THE BOTTOM OF FRAME 4 per trunk.

13. You can have 6 points on hood to hold it down and you can use chain wire or bolts the front 2 bolts can go through radiator support.

14. The hood must be open for tech NO EXCEPTIONS.

15. Hood can be bolted together no more than 20 3/8 bolts, no added metal and must have 18" hole over engine in case of fire.

16.Limit to (2) core support mounts that can be all-threaded (no bigger than 1") through hood with no bigger than 5"x5" plate(1/4"); no added reinforcement.

17. Tilted cars can use a 2" spacer that can be welded to the top of the factory frame mount and bottom of factory core support mount only.

18. No double bodies, or triple, ONE BODY.

19. Sedagons okay; roof can be bolted or tied to the frame or body in 4 spots.

20. Wedge car is okay.

21. Fender bolts are okay, no welding. Bolts no bigger than 1/2" and a limit to (6) per fender (front and back).

22. No crease welding.

23. PRE-RAN cars can plate the frame where the frame has been bent. Plates cannot exceed 1/2” plate and can only be plated on the outside of frame. Size of plate cannot exceed the dimensions of the bend. Do not be excessive and abuse this rule. Also take a pic where frame was bent 24.Uni-body cars can add 2 extra body bolts where ever they wish.

TIRES:

1. Any tire and rim combo are okay.

2. Valve stem protectors are okay.

3. CAR TIRE tubes are okay.

4. No solid tires.

5. Air filled ONLY.

6. Bead screws are okay.

7. Double stuffed tires are okay.

ENGINE:

1. Engine swap is okay.

2. Race gas is okay.

3. Distributor protectors okay. MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE ENGINE ITSELF, NO WHERE ELSE.

4. Engine must be in stock location to the car.

5. Radiator must remain in stock location to car and covered by hood.

6. No closed cooling systems; car MUST have radiator in use.

7. “Simple engine cradle” Consist of a pulley protector, a lower engine cradle (for engine mounting purposes only) and a front engine plate. However if there is a front engine plate no chains may be attached. There will be no steel Bell housings, and no skid plates at all.

OTHER:

1. All cars and drivers need safety gear.

2. No bigger than 10 gallon fuel cell. Mounted in location of rear seat.

3. Batteries must be inside of car, limit to (2).

4. Car needs to be able to stop.

5. Driver needs to have a seatbelt.

6. White doors are MANDATORY on driver doors; white cars must outline the driver’s door.

These rules are going to be fully enforced if you come with a car that does not pass inspection due to exceeding the rules or unsafe we will try and help you get car legal so you can race we want this racing experience to be fair for all who participate. Thank all you for your support . If you have questions, contact us at 941-914-1440 or jcmollys on Facebook. If something is not covered in the rules, doesn’t mean it’s allowed.

SKICAR RACE

Car number must be as large as possible and located on both sides of the car. A large number is also required on hood or roof of car. Light color cars must use black to number and dark painted cars must use white. Car numbers must be approved during driver sign up, this is to help the scoring of the race.

Front wheel drive cars only

The cars skids must keep the car from bottoming out, only skids should touch track.

Skids must be built with at least 3/16” thick metal.

 They must have curved edge on front and rear to prevent track damage

Design skids with smooth flat bottoms as to not scratch track, just scrape across

Use rounded bus or truck bumpers as skids if possible

At least one support brace must be used.

Engage emergency brake to prevent skid from flipping

No built-up roller derby cars.

 Secure gas tanks and Drivers bars are strongly recommend.

Cars cannot cut through infield. Positions can only be advanced on track surface.

Since this race will be run in a figure 8 style we very storngly insist you add a drivers door bar

Officals or any stafy crew memebers have the right to withhold you from entering the race if its safty related

 

CHAIN RACE

All Cars must be chained together (Bumper to Bumper) at least 5 feet apart.

All Cars must stay chained together or team will be disqualified.

If your chain brakes you will be blacked flagged and must pull into the infeild

All Cars must have large numbers on their car

We will be scoring the front car only

If are car rolls over when attached to the back of another you must stop

Back car must not be running

Only Front cars can run

It is recommended all cars be painted the same color

 
 

FLAG POLE RACE

Car number must be as large as possible and located on both sides of the car. A large number is also required on hood or roof of racing car. Light color cars must use black to number and dark painted cars must use white. Car numbers must be approved during driver sign up, this is to help the scoring of the race.

All Cars must be stock built.

Built up Roller Derby Cars, Cars with push bumpers, or Demolition Derby cars will not be allowed.

No vans, jeeps full size trucks or convertible.

Cars must complete both flag pole loops to have their laps counted.

 

BOAT & CAMPER TRAILER RACE RULES

 

NO JET SKIS

NO ALUMINUM BOATS 

Car number must be as large as possible and located on both sides of the car. A large number is also required on hood or roof of racing car. Light color cars must use black to number and dark painted cars must use white. Car numbers must be approved during driver sign up, this is to help the scoring of the race.

Cars and Trucks only, No jeeps, convertibles flatbeds, dually or vans.

Trucks must be stock height (Not lifted or lowered)

Any vehicle with a small trailer will start in the rear, big Boats & Campers starting in front

Boats & Campers must stay on your trailer or Chained for at-least 1 complete lap to win.

A part of the boat/camper or trailer frame must still be attached to win.

hitting of boat and camper are permitted, but making contact with other race cars is not permitted.

event maybe stoped or red flaged if a drivers door becomes exposed


 

SCHOOL BUS FIGURE 8 RACE

All Buses must should have a Roll Cage Installed

You MUST have racing belts & helmet

Windshield must be clear, side windows may be removed

You must be able to see through both sides of the bus

The battery must be bolted in a battery box

The door MUST BE SHUT.  If the door opens you must pull off the track or you will be black flagged.



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, ISSUES OR COMMENTS PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE RACE DAY.

IT IS ALL DRIVERS RESPONSIBILITY TO FOLLOW THESE SET RULES TO INSURE SAFETY & FAIRNESS.

PLEASE CALL US AT (407) 625-1776