Derby Drivers Resource Page

31st Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby
Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 11am-6pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds



  • Decide on Derby Driver and Team Members to help with fundraising including securing sponsors & donors.
  • Obtain a net minimum of $1,500 in Derby car sponsorships or donations to cover your entry fee. The Burn Institute will provide you with Sponsorship Packets and guide you through this process.
  • Turn in completed Sponsorship/Donation Forms and money by May 19, 2023 (earlier is better).
    **As a reminder: In-kind donations (i.e., car, parts, service donations) need a sponsorship form completed and do NOT count towards your fundraising total.
    **Derby t-shirt sponsor logo deadline is May 9, 2023.


  • Ensure your Derby car meets 2023 Demolition Derby Rules.
  • Ensure your Derby car meets sponsorship benefit specifications for display of sponsor names and/or company logos.
  • BI’s preferred decal vendor is Wriz Designs – Please refer to 2023 Wriz Design Decal Rates Sheet for more information. All logos can be sent to [email protected] (vector files are preferred; otherwise, a high-res jpeg or png file is fine). Decals can be picked up at the final Derby meeting.
    **If you use Wriz Designs, you have the option to cover the cost yourself -OR- let the Burn Institute cover but the expense will be deducted from your fundraising total. Your net fundraising total must be $1,500.
    **You are welcome to use your own vendor, but you will be responsible for the costs.

DERBY MEETINGS (in person and Zoom)

  1. Mandatory: 9am on Friday, January 27 – Agenda: Admin/Entry Rules/Fundraising
  2. Mandatory: 9am on Friday, April 21 – Agenda: Car/Rules/Fundraising
  3. Mandatory In-Person: TENTATIVELY Friday, June 2 – Event Overview/Timeline/T-shirts & Wristbands
    **At least one rep per team must attend the mandatory meetings. Additional meetings to be scheduled as needed and dates subject to change.
    **NEW Drivers must attend final meeting.



  • Have questions regarding Derby Car Build & Competition Rules? Please contact the Chief Steward: Tom Santos, 619-851-4565 or email [email protected].
  • Have questions regarding Registration & Fundraising? Please contact Burn Institute Events Coordinator: Tiffany Wong, 858-541-2277 ext. 117 or email [email protected].