TSR Bangers (BangerRods) are intended to be a training
ground for new drivers although experienced drivers are very welcome to join in. The TSR bangers will run the first three
laps of each race with NO CONTACT allowed. At the end of three laps the NION JACK will be shown and then LIGHT contact
will be permitted with drivers allowed to spin other cars towards the centre green, no deliberate fencing.
It is stressed that this is a limited contact formula and
drivers who engage in deliberate wrecking tactics will not be permitted to continue in TSR Bangers (BangerRods). If you want
to race in a full contact formula then the other banger formulae run by Skegness & Trackstar are for you.
Demolition type events
Demolition Derby Rules may only be used when the staging promoter (by way of a drivers briefing, letter or notice in
the programme) that these Rules apply.
Attacking from the opposite direction is permitted, provided the attack is from the outside of the track (fence side).
You are allowed to wait for a car, or attack any part of the car, except the driver’s area (which is considered
to be from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear door on the driver’s side).
Important Note When referring to all engine/car construction specification the principle will always be unless specific permission
is made within these rules nothing may be altered or changed in any way to the Standard Parts and therefore if it doesn’t
say you can do it. YOU CANNOT DO IT.
- Any saloon
car under 1600cc front or rear wheel drive, i.e. minimum size Nissan Cherry, Escort/Sunny, 1600 Sierra, Maximum size Cavalier.
- No Cortinas,
Capris, Bluebirds, Stellars or A60’s, Montago, Vauhall Novas, Ford Fiesta and similar size cars.
2. The Racing
- TSR Bangers
(BangerRods) are an enthusiast’s formula rather than all out contact formula that would generally attract a spectator
- All drivers
must be 16 years old or over.
- One car
per driver per meeting.
- There must
be NO contact for the first 3 laps of each race at which time the Union
Jack will be shown by the Starter and drivers will be able to use LIGHT
contact as necessary to pass another vehicle.
who have never raced before will be able to begin TSR bangers in the white grade.
should paint a large Black Cross on a white background on the rear of the car.
- Any of
the following driving infringements may well result in a suspension or a complete ban from TSR Bangers.
cutting to spin another car.
following of another vehicle into the fence.
retaliation, this will be looked at in the same light as the driver who committed the offence.
into parked / empty cars.
all exterior mouldings, headlamps, door handles, bumper over riders and exterior mirrors.
all glass, interior trim, headlinings, floor coverings, passenger seats.
- It is recommended
that all obsolete wiring be removed.
old fuel tanks. Where tanks cannot be removed a 10” x10” hole must be cut at its lowest point.
spare wheel carriers and tow bars.
- You should
NOT FILL IN headlamp or REAR LAMP APERTURES.
must be removed.
- All window
mechanisms must be removed from the driver’s door.
BUMPERS MUST BE REMOVED.
- The front
wings may be trimmed below the front bumper level but no folding, One 13ml nut and bolt may be used to secure bottom of the
- All doors
must be either bolted or chained. At least one bolt through pillars is recommended. Drivers door may be welded
WELDING IS PERMITTED
5. Door Plate Compulsory
- A steel
plate 10” to 15” deep 3/8 -3/4” thick must be bolted over the drivers door.
This must be fitted with a minimum of 3” and a maximum of 6” past the A & B pillars securely bolted
with a minimum of 4 bolts, with a minimum size 16mm of at least two of the bolts. There must be at least 1 bolt on each side
of the A & B pillars. Only flat plate is allowed. No channel, angle or corrugated steel is allowed.
- A steel
plate may be fitted to the drivers floor pan. It must be no thicker than 6mm, and must be bolted and welded in. This may be
modified to rise to the maximum height of the sill of the door side only.
- It is not permitted to cut slots in the driver’s doorplate, holes for bolts only.
- Air filter may be removed.
- Everything must remain as manufactured.
- No distributor guards.
- Solid mounting allowed, but in original
- No injection engines.
7. Gearbox / Axle
- Gearbox must be as manufactured.
- Axle and ratio must be as manufactured.
- No locked diffs or limited slips
- Drivers must Not paint their cars
in team colors or similar to that of other cars
- Bright colours are recommended and
a good overall appearance is required. Cars may be neatly sign written - but no childish scrawl or silly remarks.
- Names and numbers on both sides of car.
No unpainted cars.
May be used inside car only.
10. Bumpers Front and Rear
Please note plastic bumpers must be REMOVED, BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE STADIUM.
AT THE STADIUM WITH PLASTIC BUMPERS NOT REMOVED MUST PAY £5-00 PER BUMPER BEFORE ENTRY). If this is the only protection for the radiator, the
front one only may be replaced by bolting on Escort / Cortina type bumper (at scrutineer’s discretion). No home made
Bonnets may be removable but must be securely fixed
and must have four bolts 3/8” thick. 2 bolts in either side of the bonnet with
a minimum of 18” between the front and rear.
The maximum exposed height above the surface for
all bolts to be 1” maximum.
No added metal to the bonnets is allowed.
Goggles or visors must be worn.
must be of a minimum standard as directed by British Oval Racing Safety Executive (B.O.R.S.E.). These are BS6658/85 Type A,
BS 6658/85 Type A/FR, Snell SA 95, Snell SA2000, SF1 Foundation 31.1, or SF1 Foundation 31.2. The European E2205 standard
helmet may be used in Fiberglass form only i.e. no plastic helmets.
- Neck braces
must wear bright coloured racing type clothing of flame retardant Proban or higher specification material and this must be
maintained in a clean and tidy condition when in view of the public.
- Flame retardant
overalls and helmet must be presented by the driver at scrutineering.
- If wet
weather clothing is used this must be worn in addition to NOT instead of the overalls.
- Good strong
footwear is recommended.
14. Seat Belts
A full shoulder-type safety harness as approved
by ORCi with lap strap must be fitted and bolted to the floor.
It is highly
recommended that a minimum of a four point buckle fixing is used with a minimum of 3 floor fixings. A secure part of the floor
or cage (including the seat bar) are recommended anchor points.
point buckle fixing harnesses will not be allowed from 2nd January 2006.
- Must remain
as manufactured and working on all four wheels.
- Any standard
road wheel up to 5 ½ J.
size tyre 195, lowest profile 60 series.
- All four
wheels must be the same type and diameter
must be removed.
- All balance
weights must be removed.
- No competition
tyres. No Yokohamas. No Avons. No cut tyres. No mud and snow.
- Must be securely fixed and must be fitted inside the car- on, under or
behind the roll bar, not in the foot well. They cannot be left under the bonnet. They must be covered with rot proof material.
A battery cut off switch MUST be mounted on the roll cage on the near side of the
battery and MUST WORK AND BE CLEARLY MARKED.
may remain fitted but all wiring removed from the back of the alternator.
switches must be used NO bare wires.
- 24 volts
to starter motor maybe used.
- Are free,
but may not be removed from original position.
19. Fin Plates
- Fin plates
are compulsory and must be bolted to roof using two bolts and must have numbers a minimum of 10” high, by 2” brush
strokes, black on white background.
20. Drivers Seat
- A seat
with a head restraint must be fitted. The seat must be securely mounted at shoulder height to the cross bar or to the rollover
bar and bolted securely to floor.
- NO racing
21. Roll Bars
- Must be
one complete frame. NO scaffold poles / clamps. All frames must be welded.
- Two uprights
with cross bar welded. Uprights must have 4” plates welded to the base to stop pushing them through the floor.
- At least
one, maximum two, cross bars must be used to reach to doors or pillars and must have 4” plates welded to both ends to
stop them punching through the doors. At least one of the cross bars must be at roof level.
22. Fire Extinguisher
- A fire
extinguisher must be fitted within reach of the driver. It must be at least 1kg (2lb) dry powder or gas and be of the dial
type. It should be maintained in good working order at all times, securely fitted but not taped or tied in. Old type BCF (green
type) extinguishers are not allowed.
23. Fuel Systems
- Only roadside
fuel is allowed.
- Fuel shut off tap within easy reach of the driver. Good condition fuel pipe is compulsory.
- Fuel tank
with outlet from the top of the tank with a secure screw on metal cap with a breather pipe which if inverted would prevent
spillage. Petrol tanks should be fitted in the strongest part of the car as close to the roll cage as possible. Overflow must
be top outlet and pass through car floor.
24. Roof Colours
- When notified
of their grading, drivers will paint the roof of their car in the appropriate colour. White, Yellow, Blue or Red, down to
the tops of the doors. Please make sure you have the correct roof colour or you may be removed to the back of the grid.
Gold Roof Champion
Best in Britain
Red Roof + flashing lights
- Any driver,
who has suffered concussion as a result of an incident during a race, will not be permitted to engage again in that meeting.
- Any driver,
for whom a race has been stopped or suspended because he/she has given the Steward cause to believe that he / she may
be injured, will be excluded from the rest of the meeting for medical reasons.
26. General Rules
- Each driver
is only permitted one car per meeting, and each car is only permitted one driver per meeting.
- Any driver
winning a race must start at the back of his grades for the remainder of the meeting. The onus is on the driver to take up
this grid position and two places may be docked by the steward for each position out of place taken at the start.