We had a drivers meeting to go over the rules for the 2010 derbys.As far as a rule being made to suit this group or a rule being made for that group IS NOT TRUE!
We had a good mix of drivers from all over and drivers
from all local groups were present also. I would like to know how me having a favorite driver or team would
or could benefit me or this series?
We did not change a lot of rules just tryed to tighten up the rules we had in place. There were a couple of new rules added and a new rule for safety nothing that changed that much.
*Frame seam welding is still legal with one pass only
no building up of weld. (to stop some from added metal and covering with weld)Same on crush boxes one pass on factory weld one hole in crush boxes has to be left open to look inside.
*Frame patching is still allowed for a broke frame
You can patch a broke frame with metal but the patch metal cant be thicker than the frame,only on side of frame and six inches wide, must leave some of the broke frame unpatched so a tech offical can see what you are patching, Can not patch a bent frame. Limited to two patches on rear of car and two patches on front of car after that its junk.
* A fire jacket is MANATORY (single layer is ok) this should be a no brainer.Next year will be pants also.
*No wedges but can tuck trunk( we had pictures to show what we allow) The package deck has to stay in factory location. this rule was not meant to be for anyone one person but some were hard to tech and yall drivers were bitching about them last year.
*No dist protecters. we only had three or four cars with them all last year. But when you cut the firewall out
that should be enough to help your dist cap. The dist protecters were not being used for that when you cut firewall out scoot up dash bar and let the protector hit the dash bar.
*We had no problem with rear end braces ,we had pictures to show which one you could use, but it came up why rear braces but no dist protecters and could not agree on it so we stopped them also.(We could change that back to you can run back braces)
*We cleared up the tierod rule it was in the rules you can not reinforce them but we got a little sloppy on teching that and it got out of hand.
*Still no hump chaining or side to side chaining.
* Roof signs with your number are manatory(hard to keep up with top ten with the points )
We will be enforcing the rules from first derby till the last derby.
The 2010 rules will be posted soon MERRY CHRISTMAS MIKE