Boro Derby Rules and Race Process

2019-2020 Boro Derby

Rules and Process

We plan to race at 4 locations in the 2019-20 race season.

DFO - June 8-9 Portland, OR

MGP -  July 19-21Detroit, MI

MELT - Sept 8-13Thompson, PA

Glass Vegas - February 2020


We will run a bracket of 16 -  32 cars at each race event.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd as well as

a special prize for People’s Choice.


All glass artist are invited to apply to participate in the Derby!


Derby Process

1- You must apply to race.

Reach out to us via email, social media, phone, text, or carrier pigeon and we will discuss the details and get you a registration link.

Rex H. - rhilsinger@gmail.com
PH >360.305.5397

IG >@borophoto
Adam H. - adam@handmadeapparel.biz

TEXT > 360-929-9354
FB > Hand Made
IG > @mrhandmade


2- Display your car in the track area.

Please drop your car off at the track area ASAP once you arrive. We will get you checked in and gift you a free raffle ticket.
3- Race your car.

We invite you to prepare and test run your car before the official racing begins.

Racing times will be available in the track area.

We would love for you to be there to race your car but if a prior obligation comes up we understand and will race the car for you.

4- Prizes and Raffles

Join us in the track area while we announce the winners, hand out prizes and draw raffle winners. Also let your friends at the event know we’ll be raffling off prizes throughout the event and to swing by for 1 comp ticket.

5- We hope to sell your car during the event.

We will do our best to sell your car during the event. Please think about the retail and wholesale price you’d accept for your work.

If we do sell your car during the event we will ask for 30% commission which will be reflected as a donation on your part to the Evergreen State Project.  


If your car doesn’t sell at the event you have 3 options:

  1. Leave it with the Boro Derby to tour to our promo booths and be available at wholesale prices to our gallery supporters. If we sell it we’ll ask for a 50% commision which will be reflected as a donation on your part to the Evergreen State Project

  2. Keep your car and do whatever you like with it.  Thank you for Participating !!!

  3. If you’d like to donate the car. 100% of the future proceeds will go to the Evergreen Project and we will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your tax purposes.



Derby Rules

We want to encourage artistic expression. These rules are not in place to impede that expression but to ensure that your car will be able to safely run on the track.

If you have any questions about the construction of your car please one of us right away.

Rex H. - rhilsinger@gmail.com
PH >360.305.5397

IG >@borophoto
Adam H. - adam@handmadeapparel.biz

TEXT > 360-929-9354
FB > Hand Made
IG > @mrhandmade

1. All cars must be constructed of glass.

Construction must be done with “HOT” glass techniques.

Glue is prohibited in the *primary construction of your car.

2. Cars must function as a smoking device.

Contact us if you need more explanation.
3. Cars must be no more than 18oz in weight.

This is measured with the car in “Full Race Condition.”

This means you must consider the weight of your wheels, axles, accessories, etc.

You are not allowed to add water to make weight.

Your car must finish with the same weight is started with.

4. Cars must be no more than 6.5” tall.

This is measured from the ground to the top of your car.

This means you must consider the height added by your wheels and axle setup.

If your car is over height it will be broken as it passes under the timer tower.

No over height cars will be allowed to race.

5. Cars must be no more than 10” long.

This is measured from the forward most point to the rear most point.

This means you must consider length added by your wheels and axle setup.

If you car is over length it will fall off the back of the track at the starting line.

6. Cars must be no more than 3” wide.

This is measured from the leftmost point to the rightmost point.

This means you must consider width added by your wheels and axle setup.

If your car is over width it may hit the car next to it while racing.  

7. All axle tubes must be 1.75” wide.

This assures that your car will run on our track.

Any more narrow and your wheels will pinch the tracks guide rails.

Any more wide and your car will risk hitting the car next to it while you race.

If your axle tubes are not compatible you will not be allowed to race.

8. Your Axles must be secure in the axle tubes(wheels, axles, dowels, etc.)

This ensures that you do not lose a wheel during a race.

This is the most common reason for a crash and/or broken car.

If you can not secure your axles you may not be able to race.

9. No portion of your car should be lower than ⅜” or 10mm from the ground.

This is measured by putting your car on the track to see if it rubs.

If your car dips below this clearance you will risk dragging on the tracks guide rails.

10-All cars must have a spot on the front, in the center. This point will rest on the staging pin.

The staging pin is approximately 2” tall meaning your staging point should not
be more than 2” high.

If your car can not be properly staged it can not be raced.

11-No part of your car may extend ahead of the staging pin.

This includes the forward portion of the front wheels.

12-Cars that are not within the rules may be allowed to race in an unlimited class.

If your car is out of regulation but can still safely run the track you will be included in the unlimited class of racing. This class is not considered for 1st,2nd,or 3rd prizes. This class is considered for People's Choice prizes.