Download Conway EcoFest Cardboard Car Derby Intro/Entry Form and Rules and Regulations (PDF)
To promote teamwork at home, work, or play, as well as demonstrate the intrinsic worth of discarded, recyclable and/or reused materials, The event is similar to the gravity propelled Soap Box Derbies and cardboard sled events (no engines).
This Derby is not sanctioned by any recognized competition agency and is intended as an enjoyable event for all ages.
Participation is open to businesses, organizations, youth groups, students, and adults. The two Derby Divisions: Youth 8-17 (drivers); and Adult, 18+ (drivers). Awards for a variety of efforts will be presented, as designed below.
Awards will be presented shortly after the Derby. All participants will receive recognition and an opportunity to showcase their efforts. Cardboard Cars must stay on the premises until the end of the event (3 p.m.) unless prior approval has been given by organizers.
Overall winner will be based on the FURTHEST DISTANCE.
Unique trophies will be awarded to at least the first place finishers in both the adult and youth categories. Ribbons and special recognition will be presented to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each division in the furthest distance category ; all participants will receive certificates.
Other surprise awards may be presented, but shall be done on the whim of the judges!!
Online registration (www.conwayecofest.com ) is preferred. Signed liability forms (see below) may be brought to the Derby beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.
There will be NO day of event registration without prior approval of event coordinators (contact us through our Web site or contact Debbie at 472-0901)
NOTE: If you are entering two drivers for the same car, please submit two applications.
A signed entry form and liability waiver is required from all entrants/drivers (last page of this document). If you have applied online, you may just bring the form with you to the EcoFest Derby. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign the entry form/liability release, and have a responsible adult in attendance;
Divisions are Youth Drivers (8-17) and Adult Drivers (18 and up).
Drivers must be at least eight years old;
Drivers must have participated in the construction of the car in some way;
All drivers must wear protective headgear (DOT certified helmet and protective gear is preferred). Protective clothing and pads are recommended but not mandatory.
Each driver will be allowed at least one practice run;
Each driver is guaranteed a minimum of two competitive runs;
A maximum of two (2) separate drivers may use the same vehicle to race (each should complete an application);
No reckless driving is permitted.
Sept. 14, 2013
NOTE: The times listed below may be adjusted a bit, depending on the number of entries received. Approximately two weeks prior to the EcoFest, you will be notified of the exact time and location of where to unload. Please watch the Web site, www.conwayecofest.com, too.
Check-in and Safety Inspection at 9:30 a.m. at the south parking lot of Laurel Park
A “Safety Board/Derby Marshals” comprised of at least two adult volunteers will be established to determine if entries meet the requirement and intent of the Conway EcoFest’s Cardboard Car Derby guidelines. All decisions made by the Safety Board are final.
Drivers must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the “Safety Board/Derby Marshals” that the braking and steering systems are functional, the cart is structurally sound, and the driver can operate the cart.
Practice runs start between 10 - 10:15 a.m. The Derby starts at approx. 11:00 a.m....please check back closer to the event date to learn of any modifications to the time as it may vary slightly depending on the number of entries.
Cars/vehicles MUST REMAIN ON DISPLAY ON THE GROUNDS in a specifically designed area UNTIL 3 P.M. unless prior arrangements have been made with organizers.
Awards ceremony to follow the completion of the Derby.
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