General Rules & Regulations:

1.       ALL RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED OR YOU WILL NOT RUN, JUDGES DECISIONS ARE FINAL!!

2.       Any American made car can run with the following exceptions: Full size cars must have a wheel base of at least 113” or more. 4×4’s, ambulances, hearses, trucks or limousines. No manipulating a wagon’s roof to create a sedan on a fresh car. No 1970 or older Lincolns, no 1973 or older Chrysler Imperials or Imperial Sub-Frames.

3.       All drivers must sign a driver’s paperwork before being inspected or they will not run the event.

4.       Drivers must wear a seatbelt, helmet, & fire suit jacket.

5.       All drivers must attend the pit meeting before each event. Driver’s meeting are approx. 30 min before showtime.

6.       No Drivers are allowed any alcohol or drugs before their event. If found drinking alcohol or under the influence while wearing a driver’s band you will be disqualified for the remainder of the event.

7.       Bill Miller 217-430-2283 text before you assume something will pass. If it is not in the rules and doesn’t tell you can do it, then don’t. We can’t stress enough CALL FIRST!!!!

8.       DO NOT paint anywhere on suspension, frame or interior of car. If done, if done we will not even inspect your car.

Show Rules:

1.       You have 1 minute to make an aggressive hit. After 1 minute that car is disqualified. That is 1 minute total. An aggressive hit is solely at discretion of officials.

2.       For safety, DO NOT HIT IN THE DRIVERS DOOR!

3.       You are given 2 fires- 1st one we put out and the 2nd one you are done for that round.

4.       Rollovers- you may keep going as long as your car is deemed safe.

5.       Watch the officials. If they are trying to get your attention there is a reason.

6.       No holding or pinning, you must back up and show daylight. You may not pin to win!

THIS IS A SET OF GUIDELINES OF HOW TO BUILD YOUR CAR.

IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN SPECIFICALLY DO SOMETHING THEN YOU CANT.

Driver Compartment

1.       4- point square cage only with one 2×3 down tube to sheet metal only per side. Max 60- inch side bars 6- inch max. Halo bar allowed to back seat bar or floor sheet metal. Gas tank must be mounted horizontally and 8in off floor. No Gas Tank Protector.

2.       Drivers door must be padded.

3.       Gas tank and battery must be moved and secured. Tank behind the seat, battery centered in passenger front floor.

4.       Nothing may be mounted in a way that strengthens the car.

5.       Trans coolers allowed. Must be mounted inside 4-point cage area.

Bumpers

1.       You may weld on any loaded (loaded on inside only, nothing on the outside) factory OEM Bumper, you may weld the stock bumper bracket for the car or the bumper to frame, single pass only.

·         In addition, you may put 4 one-inch welds on back side of bracket or to weld shock inside frame (example Crown Vics). All bumper material longer than 4’’ back must be removed.

2.       Shocks may be collapsed and welded. All shocks and brackets in stock location only and extended one inch in front of the frame.

·         ALL BUMPER brackets and shocks must be in stock location. OR

·         You may shorten to one inch in front of the core support space and hard nose with no shocks or brackets on car. OR

·         You may chain, one piece of chain per side BOLTED from the mount to mount to hold on the bumper

Only welding allowed is doors, bumper, engine mount, cage, and rear end gears!

Car Preparation:

1.        No fresh paint or undercoating on the frames at all. No buffing or grinding frames or bodies except where welding is specifically allowed in these rules. No painting in the interior of the car.

2.       All cars must be stock, unless modification is stated in the rules.

3.       All glass, plastic, chrome, and interior must be removed from the car before arriving to the derby.

4.       All trailer hitches and braces must be removed.

5.       Batteries must be moved to the passenger front floor board. They must be properly secured and covered.

6.       You must have a number in bright colors on each front door and must have at least the size of a 15”x15” sign on the roof of your car with car number on it for judging and recognition of the car. You cannot use the roof sign to strengthen the car.

7.       All cars must have working brakes when you cross the ramp. If the car is not able to exhibit the ability to stop it will not be inspected.

8.       No welding other than what is mentioned in this set of rules. If the car is found with any weld, other than what is allowed, and you refuse to fix it to the judge’s satisfaction you and your car will not run.

BODY:

1.       Remove all glass mirrors and plastic. Remove all decking in wagons. Vehicles must be swept clean of debris.

2.       No sedagons, ZERO crease enhancement, ZERO metal or frame shaping, forming or folding.

3.       Deck and hood must be 100% in stock location and open for inspection. After inspection you may tuck trunk with a single 90- degree bend.

4.       Anything can be removed; NOTHING can be added!!!

5.       Fasten trunks hoods tailgates in 4 places, 2 strands of #9 wire. You may weld doors 6 inches total on each vertical seam only 2” x 1/8 Strap. Drivers door may be welded 12 inches total on vertical seams only. 2” x 1/8” strap. Do not weld hood or trunk!

6.       Body mounts and spacers to remain stock and in place. If they are broken or rusted out, a single piece #9 wire may be substituted. No body bolt changing  allowed. DO NOT EVEN TOUCH THEM. Exception: you may replace two front body mounts with 5/8” threaded rod with eight 3inch washers and 4 nuts, bottom  nut and washer must be inside frame and may extend through hood. ZERO welding allowed to mount this rod.

7.       Front windshield may have 2 window bar no bigger than 2-inch wide and no more than 6in can be touching the roof or cowl and must be bolted with no more than 6 ½” bolts. No welding to roof or cowl.

Tires/ Wheels:

Tires no bigger than 16inches, No Split rims, No studded tires. Doubled tires are ok.

Frames:

NO welding on frames allowed

1.       No suspension modifications allowed. Must remain strictly stock. Zero aftermarket parts.

2.       1- 2”x2” x 1/8” strap per Upper A Arm.

3.       You may use a single strand #9 wire to hold coil spring to rear end and leaf sprung cars may use 4- single strands #9 as leaf clamps.

4.       No rust repair! Must use fix it plate, and contact Bill before with proof of rust.

5.       No cold bending or tilting

Drive Train: ANY drivetrain allowed with the following criteria.

1.       Only the lower stock engine mounts may be welding to cradle only. You may use two ½” thick spacers to raise engine to clear steering components, may not exceed rubber mount area. You may extend off back of cradle but nothing excessive, ½” flat plate only (Example SBC in Caddy, Mopar)

2.       No tranny protectors, stock mounting only, stock crossmembers only. NO WELDING

3.       Rear Ends Swaps Allowed. No bracing, No axle savers, No coil/leaf conversion kits. Must use lower brackets off of a coil spring rear end and weld on uppers with a rubber mount. Rear ends must be 5 lug only. Max axle size 31 spline. No welding other than gears. Text Bill with any questions.

4.       You may run 1 piece of 3/8” standard chain from rear end around the frame OR 2 strands of #9 from read end to frame, nothing thru body (#9 wire can have 2 loops, 4 strands together in center twist only) One or the other can’t do both

5.       Aftermarket cable shifters, Gas pedals, Steering Columns and Headers are allowed.

Clarification: None may strengthen car.

6.       Lower engine cradles only. No pulley protectors, skid plates, protectors of any kind, no aftermarket parts of any nature. No trans braces or protectors.

7.       You may swap engines. Example: Chevy in a Ford and so on..

8.       Slider driveshafts are allowed.

9.       Must have a stock cross member from a car that is legal to run in this class.

03 & Newer Rules:

MUST BE 100% FACTORY SUSPENSION FOR THAT CAR- NO MODIFICATIONS

1.       Must use factory rack and pinon, no steering box conversions.

2.       Must run the factory aluminum cradle, NO added metal.

3.       Must follow all other rules, any questions text Bill before assuming it will be OK!!

THIS IS NOT A SET OF RULES BUT A SET OF GUIDELINES OF HOW TO BUILD YOUR CAR. IF IT DOESN’T SAY YOU CAN SPECIFICALLY DO SOMETHING THEN YOU CANT. JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL!

This is a simple build, keep it that way!

If you have to call me on these guidelines the answer is likely NO!

Do not get creative or read into the rules or grey areas, this is a back to basic build!

Repair Plate Rules:

Fresh Cars: (2) 6x6x1/8”

Plates must be 1-inch apart including the welds, ½’’ weld max

They cannot touch or be attached to the driveline components at all

Pre Ran: (4) 6x6x1/8’’

Plates must be 1-inch apart including the welds, ½’’ weld max

They cannot touch or be attached to the driveline components at all