Gate Hours & Admission
Wednesday, July 15
1.All rules will be followed, or you will not run!!
2. If car does not pass inspection or driver is unwilling to change car to pass inspection - absolutely no refunds!!
3. Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Ages 16 –17 must have a notarized permission slip and some form of driver’s license. The person that signs in as the driver - must be the driver for that event!
4. Driver must wear seat belt and helmet, along with eye protection.
5. ALL drivers must attend the drivers meeting.
6. DO NOT hit the driver’s door! Sometimes this happens, but if it looks intentional or carelessness, you will be disqualified. Don’t use your door as a shield; it may cause you to get disqualified.
7. No hot rodding in the pits, keep it at an idle.
8. Any open driver’s door hit means disqualification. Any fire will be allowed 1 restart providing fire department calls the car as safe; 2nd is disqualification. If in heat, you may fix it and come back in the consolation.
9. NO sandbagging or holding!!! You will be disqualified! You are given 30 seconds for aggressive hits, 2 minutes for restarts and 2 minutes if you get hung up on a bank or another car.
10. No alcohol in the pits, if anyone is caught with alcohol, they will be disqualified, this includes their pit crew.
11. Cars are subject to re-inspection before any prize money is handed out. There is a $150 protest fee and you must be a driver in order to protest. Only drivers in the feature event may protest another car. Driver must have cash in hand directly after feature event in order to protest.
12. Any controversies will be taken up at the drivers meeting.
13. Any questions ... call! If it doesn’t say you can do it, don’t do it. Call first!! Judges decisions are FINAL!!!
14. If a Gas Tank is DEEMED UNSAFE YOU WILL NOT RUN!! NO SILICONE!!
15. All cars must be stock, unless modification is stated in the rules. No Frame Shaping in any class.
16. All glass, plastic, chrome, and interior must be removed from car before arriving to the derby.
17. All decking in station wagons MUST be removed!!!
18. Tires no bigger than 15 inch, No studded tires. Flapped or Doubled tires OK-we don’t want any flats!!! Valve stem protectors OK.
19. Driver must have pants and a long sleeve shirt on while driving in event.
20. Driver must have safety approved glasses or face shield. Driver needs to have FULL faced helmets.
21. Radiator must be in stock location. All cars must have working brakes.
22. All trailer hitches and braces must be removed.
23. Original gas tanks must be removed. You must use a boat tank or well-made fuel cell and it must be properly secured and covered. NO Plastic gas tanks!!!! Fuel line must be secured and fastened properly. Keep away from exhaust. Place fuel cell behind driver’s seat or in the center of the car where the back seat used to be. If strapped, must use at least 2 ratchet straps in an X pattern. NO BUNGIES!!!
24. Transmission coolers will be allowed, but must be safe and properly secured.
25. Batteries must be moved to passenger floorboard. It must be properly secured and covered. If strapped must use at least 2 ratchet straps in an X pattern. NO BUNGIES!!!
26. You must have a number in Bright colors on each front door and must have 15”x 15” roof sign with car number on it for judging and recognition of car.
27. Must have a hole in the hood 12” by 12” min for fire extinguishing purposes
28. All cars must have a full cage welded in the car, behind seat bar drivers door bar and passenger door bar and dash bar. If you do not have a cage and its not welded in well you will not run the derby.
4 or 6 cylinder only Fwd 108” or less Rwd 106” or less
All cage material must be 2” minimum width. Dash bar and behind the seat bar are mandatory and behind the seat bar can be no more than 2 bars in a crisscross pattern. You must door bars on each side connecting the 2. You can have 2 bars running straight down from the door bars only and have to be within the front inside of the door seam down to the rocker area. Halo bars must be 10” or less from the seat and can be welded to the floor and welded or bolted to the roof. Halo is allowed to attach to the behind the seat bar. Gas tank protectors are allowed and must be attached to the behind the seat bar only. No wider than 30”and can only touch the floor cannot be welded to any sheet metal. A gas tank protector is meant to protect the gas tank NOT reinforce the car.
Driver door MUST have some sort of protection but cannot exceed 6” past each seam. No welding the doors inside the car. 5 on 5 off welding rules driver’s door may be full seem welded. 3” x 1/4” straps max, bolting chaining or 9 wire permitted. Top of doors may be rolled over and welded with no added material.
Hood and Trunk
Hood may be bolted in 8 spots: 2- 1” max threaded rod in front of the core support to the frame 4x4x1/4 washer plates allowed, 2- 3/4” max threaded rod in the engine bay can go down to subframe and 2- ¾” bolts max attaching fender to the hood. Trunk lids welded 5 on 5 off 3” x ¼” straps max. Trunks can be tucked. 2- 1” threaded rod may go from the trunk lid to the frame. 4x4x1/4 washer plates allowed but can’t be welded. Only 1 rear window bar allowed. No more than 6” on the roof and 6” on the speaker deck or trunk lid. 2x2x1/8 square tubing max with no more than 4x6x1/8” plates to fasten to the roof and trunk. It can be bolted or welded but not both (3/8” bolts max). The very end cannot go any more than half past the trunk. No sedagons, decking must be removed.
Seams can be welded A-arms forward with no added material and no wider than 1/2”. Zip screws also allowed providing the ends are not sticking out
The 1” threaded rod in front of the core support to bolt the hood can replace the front body bolt otherwise must remain stock. Rear sub bolts can be replaced with ¾” bolts max with no more than 4x4x1/4 washer plates cannot be welded.
You can bolt fenders to wheel wells no more than 8 bolts 3/8” max front and back. You can fold fenders and weld. One or the other not both!!! You can run 9 wire in 2 spots per window 4 loops max!
Bumpers may be bolted and welded solid. You may fully weld bumpers. Nothing can be put inside the frame to mount the bumper unless it came that way from the factory. Car bumpers only, however any compact or full-size car bumper is allowed. NO LOADED BUMPERS!!!!!!!! No bumper shocks or bumper brackets unless your car came factory with them but must remain in the factory location. Bumper shocks can be collapsed and welded. You may use 3x3x1/4” angle iron MAX to mount the bumper to the frame. Flat plate can be used on top and bottom of frame to mount bumper also. Can only go back to the core support and must leave factor inspection window open. Bumpers may be chained or 9 wired… nothing excessive.
Any 4 or 6 cylinder motor and tranny in the stock location permitted motors can be chained or mounts can be welded solid. Radiators must remain in the stock location unless removed completely. No radi-barrels!!! Expanded metal is allowed in front of the radiator. You can bolt or weld to sheet metal only and can only overlap 1” around the opening. Nothing excessive or you will cut it out!!!!
Rear suspension must remain stock! Leaf spring cars allowed 7 leafs with 4 clamps per side. They must be factory springs out of a compact car. No homemade leafs!!! Rear end may be chained in 1 spot per side. Coil springs may be wired. Upper and lower trailing arms may be reinforced but cannot be replaced and have to function in a factory manor. Front suspension may be welded with 2- 2” straps providing it does not strengthen the frame in any way. Tie rods may be reinforced but must function normally and must remain factory. Any DOT approved tire allowed. Foaming, flapping, doubling and valve stem protectors ok. We do not want flats!!!!
You may patch rust with same thickness metal 1” past the rust. Do not cut out rust!! Plating bends on prerans is allowed with an 1/8” thick plate only 1” past the bend no wider than the frame and only on one side. No more than 20” of plates max per side but each plate can be no longer than 6”. There must be a 1” gap between plates and welds before adding another plate. Must clearly see a bend or you will be told to remove. No making your owns bends just so you can plate it!!!!!!! Floor repairs must be sheet metal only!
Fullsize Car Welded
Any American make sedan. 03 and newer fords must have factory cradles and suspension. No 1970 or older Lincoln’s or thunderbirds, No 1973 or Older imperials or Imperial sub-frames/ frames. No ambulances, hearses, trucks, limousines, etc...
1.Only the Outside of Doors, trunks & Tailgates may be welded 5 on 5 off with up to ¼” inch thick or smaller fill materials. Top of doors may be rolled over and welded with no added materials. If you decide not to weld, then you are allowed to chain/bolt/wire them shut with UNLIMITED use of chain/bolts/wires.
2.DO NOT weld on the frame or the frame seams except as follow:
You can weld top or bottom frame seam from the Firewall forward. (Don’t weld any more than 3 inches behind the firewall body mounts!) The frame seam weld can’t be larger then 1/2” wide or it will be cut!! The uni-body is considered the frame on Mopar cars, which means No bolting the seam. NO FRAME SHAPING!!!
3. For driver’s protection, you must weld a bar behind the seat from doorpost to doorpost, it can be an X, you may also have a bar across your dash, you may connect the dash bar to bars behind seat across the inside of front door only, you may also weld your steering column in, you can also weld a plate across the driver’s door not to exceed 6 inches past each seam. You may have a halo behind the seat, which must be welded to the top of the frame or floor and welded or bolted to the roof – no kickers going to
the back or front of the car. Back of cage including roll bar, can only be 10” from back of seat. You will be allowed 2 down bars on the inside on driver’s door going down from the inside cross bar. Allowed 1 down bar on the inside of the passenger’s front door in the middle of the door only & not to frame or body mount.
4.Bumpers are interchangeable. Any Automotive bumper and bumper brackets may be used on any car but only 1 set of brackets may be used! Must be stock appearing bumpers! No homemade brackets. You can weld bumper brackets and towers to the frame. You can weld bumper brackets and shocks to the bumper. You can weld shocks to shock towers. You can collapse shocks and bolt the shocks to the towers with 1/2 inch or less bolts and this must be done vertically. You may trim bumper ends or fold them around. Welding on the bumper skins together (chrome to inner liner of bumper) is allowed. When welding bumpers, shocks and brackets – do not add any metal. Weld shocks and brackets solid if you wish. Weld them well; we don’t want any bumpers falling off!
5. Bumpers may be welded to end of frame with no added metal, just use the welder. Rear bumper may have 2 straps, 2- chains or 2-wires (4 loops) from trunk deck to bumper (not frame). You can only have 1 of the 3 used, NOT all 3! Straps can be up to 3” wide and no more than 5” on the bumper and 5” on the trunk or tailgate. Straps may be up to ¼” thick. You are allowed wire from radiator support to front bumper in 2 locations.
Hood and Trunk:
7.**Hood must have at least a 12-inch square hole cut out in case of fire. You are allowed 12 extra- 3/8” bolts to bolt your hood skins back together. You will be allowed 8 hood bolts; you MUST have at least 4 hood bolts. You may have up to 1” all thread –2 may be used from the hood down to the frame, but must go through the front body mounts. The top 5” of all thread may be welded to radiator support. Chrysler products may run all thread behind radiator support down to top of frame and be welded to top of frame with no added material – All thread may pass thru frame. Hood bolts must be sheet metal to sheet metal. Plates for hood bolts cannot exceed 5x5x1/2 inch. Hood bolts can be up to 1 inch in diameter.
8.You can tuck the trunk but at least 50% of the trunk lid must be in factory location. No sedagoning of roof on wagons! You may attach the tucked portion of trunk to floor in 2 places with plates up to 3” x 5” x ¼”.
9. 2 - 1” All-thread may go from the trunk lid to frame, these MUST go threw a body mount hole.
10.Body mount bolts can be replaced with 1” bolts, Bolts may extend threw body and have up to a 5”x 5” x ¼” thick washer on top. You are allowed to add 2 body mounts 1 per frame rail. Bolt must be up inside of frame as factory and may have larger washer inside of frame. Washers inside frame may not be used as a gusset! You must have a 1 inch spacer between the body and frame at your body mount. Radiator support doesn’t have to have spacer.
11. Suspension must be at stock height. Leaf springs must be stock, you may add one spring as long as it is 1” shorter than the main leaf spring. The Main leaf spring must be the top spring in the spring pack and leaf springs must stagger down with at least a 2 inch stagger from longest to smallest. No More than 9 Leafs per Side. You can re-clamp springs, 6 clamps per side homemade or factory. Homemade clamps can’t exceed 2x4x1/4 inch. You can put spacers in sagging or double coil springs to get your height. You
can bolt or wire coil springs to rear-end and frame to prevent springs from falling out. You may weld leaf spring mounting brackets to prevent them from becoming unbolted. You can loop chain or wire from rear end to frame in 2 spots on each side. No bigger then #9 wire or 3/8”chain or cable may be used. Leaf
spring conversions allowed. Must function properly and may not reinforce frame.
12. Mopars can weld mounting brackets to uni-body where leaf springs are mounted factory to uni-body frame. Includes rear shackle box.
13. Rear-end control arms may be reinforced, but must be workable. They may be shortened or made longer as well. No Homemade!!
14. Use rear end of choice, must be factory 5 lugs. You can tilt rear end if you wish. Welded or posi-track highly recommended
15. Rear-end Housings may be re-enforced. Hybrid rear-ends are allowed. Must be a Factory appearing rear-end.
16. Front A-arms may be bolted or welded down without any added material. Don’t use the weld to reinforce frame.
17. Engine mounts may be welded to engine cradle. Engine must be mounted in stock location.
18. Use motor and tranny of choice, motor must be in stock location. You may chain or weld motor and tranny to keep in place (don’t strengthen the frame). Bolt on Engine Cradles Allowed
19. You may have a 2-2” straps from the motor head to frame on top side of frame next to A-arm on front side of motor and can be welded with no added metal! If this is used to re-enforce frame, straps will be cut!
20.Tie-rods ends must be stock, but can be re-enforced, A-arms, ball joints and all other steering/suspension must remain stock. You may alter your steering column to prevent loss of steering. Steering knuckles, homemade steering shafts, etc.
21.You may cut wheel wells for tire clearance & you may fold fender over and bolt back together with up to 12 3/8” bolts. The rear quarter panel is considered part of the rear fender.
22. For safety, you are allowed to put a window net over driver’s door window only. ** Hardtop cars may have another strap at the door post. You may have 2 bars in windshield from roof to dash for safety reasons.
23. You can run shifter through floor and you can have a switch panel. You may also have a hand throttle. If you are running an electric fuel pump – must be hooked up to your ignition switch – so when your car shuts off – it shuts off.
24. You are allowed 2 spots with 4 loops of wire (no cable or chain) in each window opening and may go to the frame.
25. You may run wire from frame rail to frame rail underneath back of car, behind rear-end with 4 loops of wire or 1 loop of 3/8 chain/cable in 1 spot only. This must go around the frame, this can not be bolted to the frame.
26.You are allowed to bolt Factory body seams together. NO WELDING!!!!
27.DISTRIBUTOR CAP PROTECTORS ALLOWED up to ½” thick max *Protector MAY NOT be connected to engine cradle! Protector cannot contact cage or car will be DQ’ed. Sheet Metal contact on firewall is ok. Don’t connect Firewall to Cage!
29.You may patch rust with same thickness metal 1” past the rust. Do not cut out rust!! Plating bends on prerans is allowed with an 1/8” thick plate only 1” past the bend no wider than the frame and only on one side. No more than 20” of plates max per side but each plate can be no longer than 6”. There must be a 1” gap between plates and welds before adding another plate. Must clearly see a bend or you will be told to remove. No making your owns bends just so you can plate it!!!!!!! Floor repairs must be sheet metal only!
Chain n' Go Fullsize Trucks
1/2 & 3/4 TON PICKUP’S, SUBURBANS, BLAZERS chain class.
2 wheel drive only- front shaft must be removed on 4 wheel drive.
1. Any body style that is the same as 1960’s or newer.
2. No Radi-Barrels
3. If dash is removed, up to 3” OD pipe or tubing is allowed to be welded where dash was removed. Also, 1 strap max of ¼” by 2” attached from firewall to roof. Halo Bars are allowed. But must be bolted to box. Kickers allowed in front of wheel wells.
4. All body parts including fenders and bumpers must be left on. Fenders may be cut out to allow wheels to clear sheet metal.
5. Battery must be fastened to floor in the front passenger area and covered.
6. All trucks will be restricted to approximately 6 gallons of gas in the tank. The gas tank must be made of steel and located in the box of the truck. The gas tank must be secured to prevent any movement. NO BUNGEE STRAPS. Must use automotive fuel line or steel lines. Fuel line through cab and firewall must be rubber or steel.
7. Any type tires allowed. No studded tires. No screws or fastening of tires to rims. Valve stem protectors are ok. Tire flapping allowed. No SPLIT RIMS!
8. All trailer hitches must be removed.
9. Exhaust modification may be through the hood with a vertical outlet: however judges reserve the right to disqualify any changes deemed to create hazards to participants or spectators.
10. Bumpers can be interchanged, but must be any factory bumper, car or truck, no homemade or added steel. They can be welded to frame with no extra metal. Must have a front and rear bumper.
11. Must have working brakes.
12. No concrete or foam filled frame or body parts.
13. Rear ends must remain factory. No bracing or reinforcing of rear ends.
14. Clamping of leaf springs is allowed. Max of 4 clamps per side.
15. No leaf conversions on coil spring trucks.
16. Maximum of 11 leaf springs allowed. Only one main leaf spring per leaf spring pack. Must meet bumper height 30"
17. Cooling system must be original and must contain WATER ONLY.
18. Transmission coolers may be located inside the truck, however, it must be bolted to the floor and shielded from the driver. Must be in metal container.
19. No distributor protectors, radiator guards or slider driveshafts.
20. Trucks may be drilled or scoped.
21. Coil springs may be bolted or chained so they don’t fall out.
22. Suspension may be bolted solid with out adding steel.
23. Bumper height must be 30 inches or less to top of bumper.
24. All airbags must be disconnected.
25. Bolt on Engine Cradles are allowed. Can be welded in as long as its not reinforcing the frame in any way.
26. ABSOLUTELY NO welding on any part of the trucks EXCEPT on the rear end gears, cage, bumpers and motor mounts due to engine swap and then only to be bare minimum.
27. Chain doors, tailgate, and hood with 5/16 inch chain only. 4 chains allowed on the hood and tailgate maximum. Allowed 2- 1" threaded rod behind the core support through the 1st body bolt
28. Engine/tranny swaps allowed.
29. Battery in covered box and secured in front passenger side.
30. Electric fuel pumps allowed if wired w/disconnect.
31. Only one radiator allowed.
32. Recommended dash bar and seat bar connected by bar on driver's and passenger’s side w/no kickers and may be welded. Not to exceed 6” past door seams or 10” past back of seat. Brace behind driver’s seat from post to post not to exceed 3” OD pipe.
33. NO # 9 WIRE allowed on the truck at any time.
34. You may patch rust with same thickness metal 1” past the rust. Do not cut out rust!!
35. A total of 8 extra bolts is allowed to fasten cab & box w/up to 2” washers to the frame. Maximum of 3/4" diameter bolt.
36. A total of 3 bolts with up to 2" washers to fasten the box to the cab.
37. No bolting of fenders or hood.
38. Frames to be stock (no hardening, lengthening, or shortening) NO TWIN I BEAMS.
39. Pre runs are allowed with no plating of frames.
40. IF IT IS NOT IN THE RULES DON'T DO IT.
Any Questions please contact Eric Gunkel 218-849-3680