CRAWFORD COUNTY FAIR

Demo Regulations

Demolition Derby Supervisory contact information
Rodney Shook, Superintendent 618-421-2938

Oblong IL Demolition Derby Rules 2021

If anyone wants to print a copy of the rules to have you can find the file for it under the Oblong Derby Page Files Section.

Towing and Transporting
Towing and transporting DEMOLITION DERBY car and trucks to and from the fairgrounds must meet highway safety codes. This is including: proper lighting controls, safety chains, tow bars, towing trailers, etc.

Running for ALL CLASSES
Safety belt, Z-90 approved helmet, goggles or face shields are mandatory.
No deliberate hitting on the driver’s door. STRICTLY ENFORCED!
Vehicles must always have a dependable brakes and boundaries including loading equipment must be observed. Any car shoved or driven out of bounds may immediately be disqualified if it is a safety hazard.
NO DRINKING OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES on fairgrounds will be tolerated. Any driver or pit person under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be removed from the grounds. Coolers WILL BE checked AND confiscated if any alcohol is found.
No cars are permitted in the competition area before the heat in which they are competing.
A vehicle will be disqualified if a door comes open during the heat.
A one-minute limit is enforced by the track officials for restarts and making aggressive competitive contact with another car. Simple contact does not constitute combat and could be considered sandbagging.

All cars are to be removed from the Fairgrounds following the show or they will become the property of the Fair Association and the officials will have them removed. A removal deposit may be required in some cases.
A fire extinguisher in close reach in driver’s compartment is recommended.
There will be two inspections of cars, one in the pit area before the derby begins and one immediately before entering for the feature. Heat race winners and feature winner cars will be re-inspected. If a car is suspected of any building violations associated with their class, monies WILL NOT be given.
Additional safety regulations may be imposed depending on track conditions.
NO VEHICLES WILL BE LOADED BY TRACK EQUIPMENT BETWEEN HEATS, DO NOT ASK! This equipment is for track removal only, come prepared to have your car/truck loaded yourself. (i.e., winch, come along, Armstrong, etc.)

ENTRY FEES PIT PASSES AND PAYOUTS
These are the guaranteed payouts, but with more sponsors we receive, the more prize money will be rewarded. There will be Mad Dog trophies awarded to each class! Entry fee for drivers is $40 per car and $20 for passengers and $20 for pit passes.

MINI TRUCKS COMPACTS TRUCKS YOUTH
$1200 $1200 $1200 $500
$400 $400 $400 $300
$200 $200 $200 $100

SUPER CHAIN/WIRE CHAIN/WIRE
MOD STOCK CARS TRUCKS
$1000 $1800 $1000 $1000
$500 $800 $400 $400
$300 $400 $200 $200

PASSENGERS ARE ALLOWED IN ALL CLASSES!
All classes can use an unlimited amount of number 9 wire double strand anywhere on the car outboard of radiator (No number 9 wire may be used on suspension in wire class).

MODIFIEDS
Passengers are allowed, and a cage is required. NO Sedagons, Checkered Cabs, Limousines, or Hearses! If there are 15 or more cars, we WILL run heats!
Front Bumpers
Front bumpers can be homemade. On a Homemade “POINTY” bumper the point may be no larger than 13” from the back of bumper to the front of point and no more than 8” tall. Point must be contoured from frame rails. Bumper height maximum is 29” to the top of the bumper.
FIRST OPTION FOR MOUNTING BUMPER: you may use the original shock tube. If may be welded to the frame, and the length of the shock tube.
SECOND OPTION: you can use 4” wide by 3/8” thick plate extending from your bumper down the outside or top of frame rail. You may only choose 1 side; the plate cannot wrap around corners of frame. Plate must not extend any further back than the front most part of your top front A-arm bracket. Plate may be reconfigured but must stay only 4” wide maximum where plate is welded to the frame. DO NOT ABUSE THIS RULE, YOU WILL FIRE UP YOUR TORCH TO CUT!!
Rear Bumpers
Back bumpers can be homemade. No bigger than 6x6 square tubing, rectangle or pipe. If you are using tubing for bumper it must be STRAIGHT WITH NO POINT! Rear bumper height minimum is 13” from the ground to the bottom of the frame or bumper; will be measured from the closet point to the ground. The rear bumper can be attached to frame using 4 pieces of 2x6 ¼” plate. Meaning 2 per frame rail. If you choose to use a bumper shock to mount bumper; you can weld 9” of bumper shock to frame, but NO 2x6 plate allowed.
Rust Repair
For any rust repairs on body or frame contact Rodney Shook @ 618-421-2938 BEFORE repairing.
Frames
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED:
NO FRAME SHAPING
NO PINNING FRAME
NO PAINTING FRAME
WHAT IS ALLOWED:
You can weld top and bottom frame seams from firewall forward. Pass may not be any larger than ½” wide. DO NOT reweld the upper or lower A-arm brackets when welding frame seams. Frame may be shortened but must be able to utilize the factory core support mount in factory location. K-members can be plated TOP side only 3/8” thick max. Plates may not extend up on frame rails.
You may pitch any year of car in 1 of 3 locations:
1st location – crush boxes: cutting the 3 flaps, and rewelding only where flaps were cut with ½’ wide pass max.
2nd location – Transmission crossmember: no added material or fillers to weld frame together where pitched. 1 pass weld ½’ wide.
3rd location – in front of firewall you can cut a v out of the bottom of the frame. Single bead to weld it back together. No added material to weld it together. These rules do not apply to 03 and newer Fords. See guidelines for them at the end of the rules set!
Hump Plates
You can have hump plates. Plates can be 22” long 6” tall and 3/8” thick. Plates must be centered in the hump; however, they do not have to follow the contour of the hump but must be on the outboard side of the frame.
Cage
Door bars may extend from firewall to rear wheel well; they may be running inside the doors to allow more room in drivers compartment. Door bars must remain a minimum of 1” off the floor of car. More than 1 door bar will be allowed per side. Only one of the door bars will be allowed to run in the rear wheel well, the 2nd door bar will only be allowed no further than 6” past the rear seam of front door. Dash bar maybe no larger than 4x4 and must remain 4” away from firewall. Rear spreader bar may be no larger than 4x4” and must remain 4” away from firewall. Rear spreader bar may be no larger than 4/s” and may not be any further than 6” behind the driver’s seat. All cage components must be a minimum of 4” off the floor, EXCEPT down bars and side door bars. You will be allowed 4 down bars, down bars may not be any larger than 2x6x1/4”, the MUST be welded to the door bars. Down bars must remain vertical and cannot extend higher than the door bar UNLESS being used as a rollover bar. These bars may be welded to the top side of frame. They cannot cover any body mounts. You may plate the inside of driver and passenger door with material NO thicker than ¼’. No cage components may be welded to the frame except down bars mentioned above.
Rollover bars must be attached to the 4-point cage, must be vertical, and cannot be angled forward or backwards. Rollover may also be bolted to roof with 5/8 bolts or smaller.
Gas Tank Protector
Tubing for protector must be 4x4 or smaller. The protector must be NO wider than 32: and must be at least 4” off floor and in the centered in car. Protector may contact rear sheet metal of rear package tray and may also be attached to the package tray using 2- 5/8 bolts.
Fuel Tank
Metal fuel tanks only, no plastic tanks, NO exceptions! Your gas tank MUST be mounted inside the gas tank protector. If you are using an electric fuel pump you MUST have a lighted switch, NO exceptions! Fuel leaks of ANY kind will not be allowed or tolerated!! Make sure your tank, tank fittings, and fuel lines are snug and secure, absolutely NO ratchet straps to hold tank down. Tank MUST be bolted or chained, or you will NOT participate!!!
Core Support
Core support cannot be moved from the factory location. It must stay bolted to fenders in the same way it came from the factory. You may replace core support bolts with 5/16 bolts and washers but only using the number of bolts it had from the factory. Your core support spacers may be NO larger than 3x3 square tubing ¼’ thick, and tubing may pass through core support. It may run form top side of core support. 1’ all thread may be used for core support body mount and may be welded to frame or back of bumper.
Hoods
Can use 6 pieces of ¾’ all thread to bolt hood down. This does not include the All thread that runs through core support. You may use no more than 20 bolts in the hood no bigger than 3/8” diameter to hold sheet metal of hood together.
HOODS MUST GO THROUGH INSPECTION WITH THE CAR AND MUST BE UNFASTED AND READY TO INSPECT!!!
Trunk Lid
Trunk lids can be welded 5 of 5 off all the way around from sheet metal to sheet metal lonely. Strips may only be 3”x 5” x ¼’ thick. You may have 4 pieces of all thread 1” in diameter. Two can be through the body mount holes and two can be welded to the frame. ALL THREAD MUST BE STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN! Must have 2-6” holes or 1-12” hole cut into trunk lid for inspection purpose. Inspection holes may have 5-3/8 bolts holding inner and outer skin together.
Fenders
You may use 10 bolts 3/8” diameter per wheel on front and back. No skinning or added support of any kind is allowed.
Body Shaping
You may only crease/shape front fenders, rear quarter panels and trunk lid.
Engines and Transmissions
No gussets from engine cradle, bell or transmission brace to frame other than engine crossmember. Transmission crossmember can be no bigger than 2”x3”x1/4” round or square. Transmission crossmember can be welded solid to rails or can have one piece of angle iron 2”x6”x1/4” per rail. No gussets from crossmember to frame! If you are not running a distributor protector, you can have 2x2 quarter inch thick square or round tubing from the dash bar to the top side of the frame 3” behind the rear of the top a-arm. If running kickers, firewall must be cut out, so that no engine or cradle components will encounter firewall.
A-Arms
You can use two straps of 2”x6”x1/4” per A-Arm. Mut go from top A-Arm to spring pocket ONLY!
Steering Components
You may use aftermarket spindles, ball joints, tie rods, drag link, and steering columns. Hydraulic steering is allowed.
Radiator
No homemade radiators. Radiator protector can be wire mesh ¼” thick fastened with 3/8” bolts to core support in four places TOTAL and cannot be welded. You may run manufactured radiator guards such as nlr or ski inc.
Doors
Doors can be welded solid all the way around with no bigger than 4”x1/4” from sheet metal to sheet metal. Front doors may be plated inside and out. If door is plated on the outside, door seam to door seam only ¼” thick. If door is plated inside, it may go from sidebar to sheet metal only and no wider than the door seams.
Window Bars
Front Window
For safety, all cars must have 2 window bars extending from the roof to the firewall. Strap cannot be any larger than 3/8x3” flat strap and must be at least 14” apart at firewall. These straps must not come in contact with the dash bar or rollover bar in any way. These straps cannot be connected in any way unless your firewall is cut out.
Rear Window
You are allowed a rear window bar no larger than 3x3 square tubing. This bar must be centered in the car. Bar must run from rollover bar to trunk lid but must stay in contact with front trunk seam. You may have a 4x6x1/4” plate, NO LARGER on bottom of bar connecting bar to trunk. Bar must stay on the outside surface of trunk lid.
Body Mounts
Maximum of 1” all thread/bolts are allowed for body mounts. Plates for body mounts may be no larger than 4”x4”x1/4” plates. 1 extra body mount per rail is allowed inside the drivers compartment of the car.
Rear End
Any rear end 8-lug and smaller may be used and can only be chained in two places and may use 2 pieces of 1” or smaller all thread that goes from rear end through package tray to act as all thread shock.
Rear Suspension
Factory leaf spring cars the leaf springs must be stock and made of stock leaf spring material. You may only have a total of 9 leaf’s per side and no thicker than 3/8”. You are allowed 6 clamps per side with only 4 of the clamps being homemade. Homemade clamps cannot exceed 2/2/1/4”. Factory coil spring cars: You can change springs to a stiffer spring to achieve desired height. Do not raise suspension in any other way. You can chain, bolt, or wire the coil spring to the rear end to prevent spring from falling out. The control arms can be reinforced or replaced with tubing no larger than 3/3” square tubing. Watts link conversion kits are allowed made with material no thicker than ¼”.
Leaf spring conversions are allowed. Conversions must be done in a factory like manner. All leaf spring cars may have the leaf pack mounted under the frame rail. Under the frame rail mounts must be done with material no larger than 3”x4”x1/4” thick channel. No excessive metal can be used to frame reinforcements. Hump plates not allowed on leaf spring conversion cars.
Springs must have a 2” stagger. Springs cannot be welded together. Four (6) spring clamps allowed per side. Clamps cannot exceed 2x2x1/4.
Tires
Any 16” or smaller tire may be used. No studs in tires, no wheel eights, and no split rims AT ALL!
Battery Boxes
Two automotive batteries can be used but MUST BE secured and covered inside the drivers compartment of the car.
Pre-Rans
Re-stubbing pre-rans at crossmember ONLY and may only be butt-welded with NO added metal. No changing from coil to leaf or vise-versa. May have on band-aid per wheel well 4”x6”x3/8”. Band aid must be on a visible bend of the frame.

03 AND NEWER. ( Mod cars only)
Using a stock aluminum cradle, you may not have anything going around the cradle. You may have a ¼” plate going from side to side on top ONLY for engine mounting purposes and may NOY connect to the frame rails. OR you may weld in a factory engine crossmember from a 1980-2002 Ford, Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car ONLY. Single pass buttwelds ONLY! To mount the upper A-Arm you must use the factory mounting ears from a 1980-2002 Ford to the top of the frame in FACTORY configurations. For the rear mount you must use the factory mounting bracket from a 1980-2002 as well. Single pass welds in factory configuration. SPRING POCKET- You are allowed to build a spring pocket and weld to the outside of the frame, ball joint side. This spring pocket can only be one layer thick and made of 1/4 inch plate. It CANNOT be any bigger than 6 inches in diameter. Spring pocket must be flat on top and only give the A-arm a spot to rest, NOT reinforce the A-arm. Must remain 1 inch from engine cradle. The plate MUST not be welded directly to the 3/8" front bumper plate. Must be a 1/2" gap between welds.If I feel you have over built the spring pocket YOU WILL CUT. The only thing that can be welded to the frame is the tubing. All crush zones MUST be open! To mount the idler arm on the passenger side frame rails you may only bolt through the inner rail with only two ½” bolts. No sleeving of bolts on this side, and no large washers.
To mount the steering box, you may drill three holes through the frame and bolt the steering box the same as it would be on the 1980-2002 cars. You may also sleeve these holes with a piece of round tubing no larger than ½” I.D. (1980-2002 use this exact same design to mount as well.) You may use any automotive gearbox of your choice if you stay in the mounting guidelines stated above.
You may pitch-tilt a 2003 and newer anywhere you want, but only in one spot and only in on direction! NO EXCEPTIONS! Absolutely NO welding on any frame seams at the crush boxes!!! Officials have the final say on this, if you have any questions call or send pictures before you attempt the build. Non 03:. ( Mod cars only ). You can have one 6"x 6"x 1/4" plate welded to the outside of the spring pocket on fresh cars ( ball joint side of frame ONLY ). The plate MUST not be welded directly to the 3/8" front bumper plate. Must be a 1/2" gap between welds. The plate WILL NOT count as one of your 4 fix it plates.

COMPACTS AND YOUTH.
If there are more than 10 cars, we WILL run heats! Cages are mandatory in Youth and Compact classes. Youth drivers must have an adult passenger at least 18 years old on the day of the event with parents written permission. Youth drivers must be 14 or 15 years old ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, no exceptions. 108” wheelbase on front wheel drives and 105” wheelbase on rear wheel drives. These wheelbase limits will be STRICTLY enforced, no exceptions! Use the same rules as Modified’s EXCEPT: Cannot have kicker to the frame behind the a-arms or kickers at all, and no hup plates. You can have 10” long shock tubes, no bigger than 3x3x1/4” thick from the bumper back. On struts the top and bottom must be stock where they bolt on. However, you can sleeve the struts with no bigger than 3” diameter around (round or square tubing) ¼” thick. Fuel pumps MUST have a lighted switch and all wiring and ends must be secure! You cannot leaf your car. Metal fuel tanks only, no plastic tanks allowed and NO exceptions! Youth will run on Thursday night only.

TRUCKS
A cage is mandatory, and a halo bar is recommended. The front two down bars cannot go past the firewall. You cannot put leaf spring under a coil spring frame or coils under a leaf frame. Nothing bigger than a 1-ton frame. If there are more than 15 trucks, we WILL run heats!!!
Rules are the same as Modified’s Except the following rules:
Shock tube can be 10” long, 3x3x1/4” thick from bumper back.
Gas tank protector and Halo: The gas tank protector can be as wide as the inside of the bed and stop at the front of the wheel wells in the bed. Can be bolted or welded to the frame in two spots total. You cannot have kickers to the frame behind the A-arms or any kickers at all!!
Tailgate: may be welded standing up or laying down. You can add 6 all threads to the tailgate and bed to help hold it in place. 1” diameter all thread maximums. Washers can be no bigger than 4x4x1/4” thick (tailgate plates)
Cabs
May be bolted to the bed with two bolts per side and may also be welded to bed sides.
Frame
You can have 2- 4x6x1/4” thick plate (one per frame rail) on fresh truck.
Tires
Any 19.5” or smaller tire may be used. No studs in tires. No wheel weights and NO split rims AT ALL!
Rear Ends
May have 2 (one per frame rail) no bigger than 2 ½” x 2 ½” box tubing or pipe. Frame to rear end may be welded.
HOODS MUST GO THROUGH INSPECTION WITH THE TRUCK AND MUST BE UNFASTENED AND READY TO INSPECT!!
Leaf Spring Front End
You can have a piece of 2x3x1/4” thick tubing from the axle to side of frame and only a 2” weld on the front and back side of tubing to frame. (this is your a-Arm strap)
Pre-Ran
4 additional plates 4x6x1/4” thick. You can put them anywhere you want. ½” gab between welds. You can stub with a factory leaf spring or coil spring stub.
Fuel Tanks
Fuel tank must be secured and covered in the bed of the truck. Metal fuel tanks only, NO plastic tanks, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you are using an electric fuel pump you MUST have a lighted switch, NO EXCEPTIONS! Fuel leaks of ANY kind will not be allowed or tolerated! Make sure your tank, tank fittings, and fuel lines are snug and secure, or you will not participate!!!

MINI TRUCK & VANS
A cage is mandatory and halo bar is recommended. No Dodge Durango. Use same rules as Trucks. May only be four- or six-cylinder engines. If there are more than 10 trucks, we Will run heats!! Pre-ran if you stub your truck you must use a compact truck stub.

SUPER STOCK
A cage is mandatory. If there are more than 15 cars, we WILL run heats!! Open to old iron or 80’s and newer. NO Sedagons, Limousines, Hearses, Checkered Cabs, Imperials, Imperial sub-frames, Imperial frames.
Windshield
MUST have #9 wire or chain from roof to firewall!!
Radiators & Core Supports
Must be in stock position Any automotive radiator may be used. No protectors, reserve tanks, adding or welded metal to core support of any kind. Nothing allowed in front of the radiator.
Suspension Stock Spindles and Coils,
You can use stock replacement bolt in ball joints. Your top A-Arm may be welded down by using 2x21/4” thick. One on the front and one on the back of top A-Arm. You may double your coils in the rear of the car. Must be stock coils. NO aftermarket springs.
Steering
Must be stock components other than column and you may use aftermarket or braced tie rods. Must have stock ends.
Body
Must remain COMPLETELY stock! No Sedagons, creasing, body seam welding, sheet metal shaping, added metal, or reinforcing of firewall of any kind. Body bolt at the core support may be changed but no larger than 1” diameter with 4” diameter washers ¼” thick. You can change up to 4 more body mount bolts of your choice. All thread can be no larger than 5/8” and can be 30” length. The ones you choose to take out have to have a 1” gap between the body and frame All thread CANNOT be sleeved! Space between core support and frame may beno more than 5” tall and 2” diameter, ¼” thick. The spacing between the bottom of the core support to top of the frame mount can NOT be more than 5” max. Do NOT tip the doghouse. If your body mounts have been taken out, you can run a ½” bolt from the top side of the frame through the body. It must go through the factory rubber body mount with the factory metal sleeve in it. Washer can be no larger than 2x2x1/7” thick.
Fenders
Fenders cannot be bolted together. No shaping of any kind.
Doors
May be chained, wired or welded. If you decide to weld it is 6 on 6 off, 2” wide and ¼” thick. Sheet metal to sheet metal only!
Hoods
Hoods MUST go through inspection. You may use 1” All Thread at the core support and it can be running through the hood. You may have angle in two places on each side of your hood. 2x2x1/4” thick. You can also have two 3/8 bolts per angle.
Cages
A four-point cage is allowed and can be welded to sheet metal only! No kickers of any kind. Dahs bar, side bars, bar beside seat down tubes and halo and tank protector cannot be any larger than 8” material. Down bars and halo must be straight up and down. No added chain or cable. Side bars can be 60” max length. All cage material has to be 4” off the floor. Tank protector must be free floating 30” wide and 1” from package tray on top AND bottom and cannot be bolted to package tray.
Frames
STOCK, STOCK, STOCK!!! No welding, no plating, no hump plates, no leaf conversions, no pinning, no painting, no undercoating, and no greasing of any kind. If you have a rust hole in the frame you can use the same thickness the metal frame is and can plate the rust hole only. You can cold bend any car! You can shorten the front of the frame down to the front of the core support mount frame hole. Fresh cars can have 2 plates total. One Per frame rail 4x6x1/4” thick. Pre-Ran cars you can have a total of 4 plates 4x6x1/4” thick. You can put them anywhere you want ½” gap between welds. All plates must be on the outside of the frame.
Bumpers
You can have a homemade bumper 8” tall. If you choose to make a point it cannot be any larger than factory point 13” from the back of the bumper to the front of the point and has to be as wide as the frame rails. No sharp points or spears. Bumpers may be welded solid to shock tubes and/or frame. Factory OEAM shock tubes can be welded solid in stock location! Maximum front bumper height of 29” to the top of the bumper, and minimum rear height is 17” to the bottom of the bumper.
Engines and Transmissions
Any engine and transmission can be used. The only protectors you can use is a lower cradle and front plate. No other protectors are allowed. You may run a slider. You can use an aftermarket bellhousing with no bracing. You may NOT run steel tail. Chain welded or homemade mounts are allowed but must meet official’s approval. Transmission coolers are allowed but must be secured and covered inside the car.
Rear Ends
Any rear end can be used. Bracing, axle savers and pinion brakes are allowed. Spider gears may be welded. A maximum of 5 clamps per side allowed on leaf spring rears no larger than factory size clamps. No coil to leaf spring conversions or vice versa. Stock leaf springs only and must be in stock location. You may use aftermarket watts link brackets. Stock trailing arms.
Tires
Any tire 16” or smaller. Full centers and inner bead locks are allowed. No studs, split rims, bead protectors, wheel weights or bracing of rim in any way!
Fuel Tank
Metal fuel tanks only. No plastic tanks, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you are using an electric fuel pump you MUST have a lighted switch, NO EXCEPTIONS! Fuel leaks of ANU kind will not be allowed or tolerated! Make sure your tank, tank fittings, and fuel lines are snug and secure. Absolutely no ratchet straps to hold tank down. Tank must be bolted or chained, or you WILL NOT PARTICIPATE!!!
Batteries
Two automotive type batteries are allowed and MUST be covered and secured in the passenger compartment of the car.
Trunk
You may have two pieces of angle 2x2x1/4” thick with two 3/8 bolts running through the angle on each side of the trunk two at the front (from the trunk lid to speaker deck) and two at the back (back of trunk lid on the tail panel).
Chain & Wire Class Cars
A cage IS mandatory! If there are more than 15 cars, we WILL run heats! NO Sedagons, Checkered Cabs, Lincolns, or Thunderbirds 1972 and older Imperials, Imperial sub-frames and Imperial frames, Limousines, or Hearses!
Steering
You may use a homemade steering column.
Bumpers
Any stock OEM factory bumper is allowed. They may be loaded as long as it is inside the bumper. (MUST BE INSIDE THE BUMPER). You may have 4x6 quarter inch thick plate per side on the back of the bumper where you mount it. Can be welded only the shock tube plate or to the front of the frame. If bumper is welded to the front of the frame, you MUST remove the shock tubes. DO NOT weld bumper skins or seams. No added plates to the bumper anywhere of any kind. You may have a 4” long 3/8” thick chain welded to the front of the frame and to the bumper.
Frames
NO painting, greasing, undercoating, welding, pinning, pitching, tilting, cold bending, shaping, or fabrication of frames of ANY KIND! The ONLY welds to the frame are the bumper attachment and engine fastening rules! You may not change the angle of your frame up-down or side to side. You can fix rust holes. With the same thickness a frame and ½” past the hole.
Body
No creasing or body shaping of any kind. No welding or bolting may be done to the body ANYWHERE. No removing or changing of ANY body mounts is allowed, EXCEPT you may change your core support body mount bolts and use up to 1” All thread and can go through the hood. No bigger than a 4x4 ¼” thick hood washers. No tucking allowed to the trunks. Quarter panels must be left in the upright position. Hood and trunk lids can have four double stranded pieces of #9 wire sheet metal to sheet metal on each side ONLY. No wire can go through ANY body mounts. Two 8”x8” holes must be cut in hood and trunk lids. You MUST have a windshield bar made of chain or wire from roof to firewall. Door may be welded in 2 places 6” long or chained or wired.
HOODS MUST GO THROUGH INSPECTIO WITH THE CAR AND MUST BE UNFASTENED AND READY TO INSPECT!!!
Cage
A 4-point cage is allowed welded to sheet metal ONLY. Cage cannot go any further than 10” past the rear of the front door post. Cage must have a halo touching the roof. All down tubes must be straight up and down and NO kickers.
Fuel Tank
Metal fuel tanks only. NO plastic tanks. NO EXCEPTIONS! You may have a tank protector no bigger than 30” wide and 1” from package tray top and bottom and MUST BE FREE FLOATING! If you use an electric fuel pump you MUST have a lighted switch, NO EXCEPTIONS! Fuel leaks of ANY kind will not be allowed or tolerated! Make sure your tank, tank fittings, and fuel lines are snug and secure. Absolutely NO ratchet straps to hold tank down. Tank must be bolted or chained, or you WILL NOT PARTICIPATE!!!
Suspension
MUST BE STOCK, STOCK, STOCK!!! No aftermarket suspension of ANY kind. No bolting, kicking, or stretching of springs or arms of any kind. Nothing may be modified to make the car set higher, and all steering must be stock.
Tires
No tires bigger than 16”. D.O.T. tires. No studs in tires, and no wheel weights. Rims must be stock, no bead locks, full weld-in centers, no welding or added metal. You may have a small weld in center and valve stem protectors.
Drivetrain
You may crossbreed engines and transmissions. You may run a manual, but they must remain stock and be mounted within 5” of factory location. The only aftermarket parts allowed are headers carb and intake. OEM driveshaft only, no sliders of any kind. No welding on rear end at all. Must be a factory 5 lug rear end. You may jig it up to fit in your car. No bracing or No protectors of any kind are allowed! No coil to leaf spring conversions or vice versa.
Pre-Ran
You may have 1 plate per frame rail. 4x4x1/4” thick.

Chain & Wire Class Trucks
A Cage is mandatory! If there are more than 15 trucks, we WILL run heats! Any 2 wd ½ ton truck or SUV 4wd may be used but must remove front driveshaft.
Steering
You may use a homemade steering column.
Bumpers
May be any ½ ton or car bumper. Can be loaded but must be on the inside of bumper. (MUST BE ON INSIDE OF BUMPER.) You may use 10” long square or round tube ¼” thick by 3” to mount front bumper. Rear bumper must be factory bumper or taken off.
Frames
No painting, greasing, undercoating, welding or fabrication of frames of ANY KIND! The ONLY welds to the frame are the bumper and engine fastening rules.
Body
No creasing or body shaping of any kind. No welding or bolting may be done to the body ANYWHERE! No removing or changing body mounts is allowed, EXCEPT you may change your core support body mount bolts and use up to 1” All thread and can go through the hood. No bigger than a 4x4 quarter inch thick hood washer. NO sleeves on All Thread. Hood can have four double stranded pieces of #9 wire sheet metal to sheet metal on each side ONLY. No wire can go through ANY body mounts. Two 8” x 8” holes must be cut in the hood. You must have a windshield bar made of chain or wire from roof to firewall. Doors may be chained or wired or welded on each seam in 2 places, 6” long.
HOODS MUST GO THROUGH INSPECTION WITH THE TRUCK AND MUST BE UNFASTENED AND READY TO INSPECT!!!
Tailgates
Must remain in original position and may be wired or chained in 4 places.
Bedsides
Must remain in upright position.
Cage
A 4-point cage is allowed welded to sheet metal ONLY. Cage cannot go any further than 12” past the rear of the seat. Cage must have a halo touching the roof. All down tubes must be straight up and down and NO kickers.
Fuel Tank
Metal fuel tank ONLY! NO plastic tanks. NO EXCEPTIONS! You may have a tank protector no bigger than 30” wide and must stay in front of wheel humps. MUST BE FREE FLOATING!! If you use an electric fuel pump you MUST have a lighted switch. NO EXCEPTIONS! Fuel leaks of ANY kind will not be allowed or tolerated! Make sure your tank, tank fittings and fuel lines are snug and secure. Absolutely no ratchet straps to hold tank down. Tank must be bolted or chained. Or you WILL NOT PARTICIPATE!!
Suspension
Must be STOCK for type of truck it is. Must stay at original height to modifications. MUST HAVE BOUNCE!!
Tires
No tires bigger than 16”. D.O.T. tires only. No studs in t

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