Coffin Races Registration

The 2018 COFFIN RACE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.

**If you would like to be placed on the list of alternates, please email Kelley at dentoncoffinraces@gmail.com. Teams often drop out before the race, so there’s still a chance you could make the roster!

2018 Coffin Race Rules


  • Minimum age for drivers and pushers is 12.
  • All drivers must wear a helmet.
  • All cars must have functional brakes and steering throughout the race. If your brakes or steering become inoperable, you must correct prior to your next scheduled heat. If you are still making repairs when you are scheduled to race, there will be a 15-minute time limit to finish repairs. If you are not race ready by the 15-minute mark, your team must forfeit.
  • The only modifications that you are allowed to make to your car, post-inspection, are for repairs. You may not modify your car once you have been inspected or at any time throughout the race.
  • All cars must be coffin inspired. This is a Coffin Race, after all. We appreciate the creativity teams have shown in the past with their cars, but we are returning to the spirit and intent of this event and requiring coffin-inspired entries by all teams.
  • Total car length may not exceed 12 feet. That includes the push bar if you’re using one. For example, the length from the nose of your car to the end of the push bar may not exceed 12 feet.
  • All teams are  guaranteed two races. The entire field will race twice and we will take your best time — the Top 32 teams advance to the tournament.
  • Foot faults: Your pusher’s foot may not cross the starting line, even for momentum. If your pusher foot-faults on one of your two guaranteed races, the non foot-fault race time will be your official time. If you foot-fault on both of your guaranteed races, you’re eliminated. If you make it into the tournament and you foot-fault, you’re eliminated.
  • You may not utilize a “pusher catcher” at the starting line. No one from your team other than the driver and pusher may be present at the starting line. Teams are allowed one pusher, per coffin, per heat.
  • If you have more than one driver at a time, all drivers must cross the finish line to get your official time.
  • No pedals. No motorized propulsion of any kind.
  • Intentional lane crossing is grounds for disqualification. That means no ramming or steering in front of your competitor.
  • Each driver and pusher must sign the Waiver and Release Agreement prior to the race. The waivers will be available at check-in. Only drivers and pushers are required to sign a waiver.
  • $100 non-refundable entry fee per team. Maximum: 60 teams. Entry fee includes four Coffin Race posters per team. The 1st 25 teams to register will also get two Coffin Race t-shirts. UPDATE: We have 25 registered teams as of 6/6/18; but all teams still get the posters!
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation of your entry, contact us immediately at dentoncoffinraces@gmail.com.
  • DEADLINE for entry: October 5, 2018
  • In order to complete check-in on the day of the race, each car will undergo an inspection by race officials to ensure the guidelines above are met. If the Pit Crew Boss see something at check-in that is questionable (dangerous to other racers and attendees; stabby things, etc) your car will be subject to modification before the race starts. Check-in will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on race day.

The Coffin Races will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018  from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We will have a REQUIRED pre-race meeting on Thursday, October 11th, 6 p.m. at Eastside Denton to go over rules and answer questions. Each team must send a representative to this meeting.

Questions? Contact dentoncoffinraces@gmail.com.


By submitting the following form, you are agreeing to the rules listed above.