2008 Ramer Race Promotions
General Rules


To better serve our sport, its competitors and fans, we have created four sets of building rules (Old Iron, Fair Class, 1980 & Newer, and Mini Van). All rules have been written and will be enforced with safety as the number one priority. These rules will be used for different types of vehicles at different shows. The different vehicle classes are as follows:

-         Fair Class: Any year car, but no Imperials, Imperial framed cars or Hearses.

-         Trucks & Suburban type vehicles: ½ and ¾ ton allowed. NO 4x4!!

-         Compact Car: 104” wheel base or less, 4 cylinders, and front wheel drive.

-         1980’s & Newer Full Size Car: Must be of a metric body.

-         Old Iron: Any year car.

-         Compact Mini Vans: No mid-size or full size vehicles allowed (4x4 allowed but must remove front or rear drive shaft)

Not all classes will run at all events so be sure to check the schedule for the event(s) you are entering. All rules will be strictly enforced, so please call with any questions. When calling, please be prepared to offer what class, type, and make of vehicle you are preparing to build so we can better answer your questions. We want you to have a fun and safe time at all RRP events and we look forward to creating a new history for the sport of demolition derby in 2008 and beyond.

  1. All drivers must wear an approved full-face helmet, eye protection & seat belts.
  2. A fire suit is recommended. Full-length pants & long sleeved shirts are required.
  3. All derby vehicles that do not pass inspection will be allowed to make corrections. If the vehicle is not able to pass inspection, it will not run. NO REFUNDS.
  4. All drivers must complete an entry form and attend the pit meeting with their crew members.
  5. All drivers and crew members will receive and must wear a pit ID band.
  6. All vehicles will get a stick after they have passed inspection. Break your stick to indicate you are out of competition.
  7. All drivers will have a set time (usually 60 seconds – will be announced at pit meeting) to make a hit. Drivers failing to make a hit will be out of competition and will be told to break their stick by a flagman.
  8. Intentional driver area & door hits are not allowed and will result in disqualification. The area between the wheels on the driver’s side of the vehicle is considered a no hit area.
  9. One extinguishable fire allowed. The second fire will result in disqualification.
  10. If your vehicle is rolled, the event will be stopped & your vehicle will be up-righted. You will be allowed to continue provided your vehicle is safe.
  11. Team driving cannot be prevented, however holding is not allowed and will result in immediate disqualification.
  12. Vehicles should be decorated in good taste only. No foul words or slogans permitted.
  13. No alcoholic beverages allowed in the pits.
  14. Keep speed in the pit area at an idle.
  15. Drivers must be 18 years old or older to compete. Drivers less than 18 years old can compete with a signed and notarized parental consent form.
  16. All judges’ decisions are final. No complaints taken once the event is over.
  17. Poor sportsmanship or misconduct may result in vehicle disqualification.

Individual Class Rules
Click class link

Fair Class
1980 & Newer
Old Iron
Mini Van