Event Sponsor: Hardin County Agricultural Society
DRIVERS and PIT CREW MEMBERS
-Drivers must be at least 16 years of age. All drivers must fill out an entry form. Everyone
requesting a pit pass must sign a release waiver. All drivers must have a valid driver’s
license. No drugs or alcohol in pit area. Any driver or pit crew member believed to be under the influence will be immediately disqualified and may be prohibited from future events. Entry fees and pit passes are not refundable Any misconduct of breaking of the rules will also result in disqualification at the discretion of the officials. No switching of drivers. Officials decisions are final! Rules are subject to change at anytime!
-Any American made hardtop, 2 or 4 door, automobile or station wagons is permitted. No
trucks, jeeps, ambulances, hearses, limousines, Full Frame Chrysler Imperials, 4×4’s, or
-All glass; including windshield, side & rear windows, head & taillights must be removed.
Rolling down windows is NOT permitted. Sunroofs must be covered with sheet metal and
-All exterior chrome moulding, hubcaps, emblems, wiper arms, plastic grilles, outside door
handles, and plastic or fiberglass header panels must be removed before entering grounds.
-All carpeting, interior moulding, rear seats, headliners, inner door panels, and any other
ﬂammable material must be removed before entering grounds. Dash boards are optional.
Vehicles MUST be swept free of all debris.
INTERIOR & CAGE
-Any battery, any size permitted. Must be securely mounted to floor and covered. Push
button and switches permitted. No loose wiring. “Playing” with wiring is considered
-Original fuel tank must be removed and replaced with marine type, neoprene,
polyethylene, or metal tank and securely mounted and covered. NO PLASTIC TANKS OF
ANY KIND! Approx, 8 gallons per heat. All fuel lines must be secured, clamped & leak-
proof. Any car leaking fuel will result in disqualification. Electric fuel pumps are permitted.
-It is highly recommended that a 4-point type safety cage be placed in driver’s
compartment. Bars not to exceed 4” diameter, square or angle. 1 bar across dash and 1 bar behind seat. 2 adjoining bars, perpendicular to dash and seat bar, to attach them together. End plates not to exceed 12” square. Bars must be securely welded. Bars may not attach to frame or ﬂoor in anyway.
-Roll-over bar is permitted and MUST BE ATTACHED TO SAFETY CAGE ONLY! NO
ANGLIN G OF ROLL-OVER BAR! Bars not to extend forward past dash bar nor extend
further back that kick panel/rear decking area.
-1 rear window bar permitted. Can be welded or bolted and MUST BE SHEET METAL TO
SHEET METAL ONLY! No thicker than 3/8” x 3”.
-Free-floating gas tank protectors ARE permitted. May not exceed 24” Width. Must be
centered between frame rails and attach to back seat bar only. Must be 6” off floor. Must
have a 1” gap. Must not attach to any other part of the car.
-Doors must be fastened shut by wire, chain, banding or welding. Maximum 3” wide strips.
Any door that comes open will result in disqualification. It is highly recommended that the
driver’s door he re-enforced. INEVITABLY YOU WILL GET HIT IN THE DRIVER’S DOOR! IT’S A DEMOLITION DERBY, NOT A DRAG RACE. All door seams may be welded solid with max. 3” wide strapping. Tops of doors may be pinched together and welded. No added metal. Sheet metal to sheet metal only. No interior seams may be welded. Rust holes may be patched with no thicker than approx. 14 gauge sheet metal. YOU MUST PROVE YOUR RUST!
-Hoods are optional. Steel clutch fans must be covered. Hood must have a 12” hole cut to
either side of carburetor, unless using headers. Headers must point straight up. Hoods
must be open for inspection and then fastened shut in 8 locations ONLY by #9 wire,
banding or chain. 2 strands of wire per location. Front core support mounts may be 2
desired locations. May use 1” all-thread and. 3” max. washers. Two strands of
wire/bandinglchain may run from core support to bumper.
-Decklids & tailgates may be fastened shut by wire, banding, chain, or welding.
Wire/chain/banding use 8 locations, 2 strands per location. Sheet metal to sheet metal
ONLY! 2 locations may attach to rear bumper. No attaching to frame! If welding, only 3”
wide strapping. Must follow 5”-on-5”-off pattern. A minimum of a 12” hole must be cut in
the decklid for inspection or you will cut your welds! Cannot be welded to bumper!
Quarter panels must remain in stock “POSITION”. You may tuck or “V” decklid BUT
quarter panels must remain in stock position. Wedging, tucking, or removing speaker deck
is permitted. Must have a minimum of 12” between bottom of decklid and trunk floor. No
added bolts through trunk to pan. No interior seam welding permitted.
-Body may be creased as desired. No added metal.
-Max. 2” tubing to space core support. May be welded to core support ONLY!
-Fenders/wheelwells may be trimmed for clearance. Max. four 3/8” bolts per wheelwell.
-Body mount rubbers & sleeves may be removed. A 1/2″ of spacing must remain between
body & frame. (3” wide max). Spacer may not be welded to frame in any way.
-Body bolts may be replaced with maximum 5/8” bolts & 3” washers (1/4” thick).
CHASSIS and FRAME
– Frames cannot be reinforced or strengthened in anyway whatsoever frames will be checked throughly. Officials decisions on frame is finals. Pre-ran frames may be repaired at a minimum. Notching is permitted.
-No leaf conversions. Stock leafed cars must run stock leaf packs. Must be mounted in stock location with stock mounting hardware. No homemade shackles. Max 4 clamps per spring pack. No welding or wrapping springs together.
-Watts Link cars must use factory production brackets and installed to “stock type”
location. ZTR brackets permitted.
-Trailer hitches must be removed. Max. 8-lug rearend. Rear-end braces permitted.
– No frame seam welding permitted. Rust repairs may be made at a minimum. Must be
butt-welded, no overlapping. Must use same thickness material as frame. (TAKE
PICTURES FOR EVIDENCE) Tilting of frame is permitted in one of three ways. Cold bend or cut at crush boxes or cross member. Factory seams may be cut and pushed down. YOU MAY ONLY WELD WHAT YOU CUT! All factory holes must remain. NO ADDED METAL!
-You may use 4” angle max to bolt cross member. Max. 3” tubing/angle/channel for cross
member. Must be bolted to cross member angles. DO NOT WELD TO FRAME!
-Hump plates are permitted on non-leafed cars only. 1/4” thick (approx.) 4” wide x 24” long.
-Front frame may be shortened as desired, HOWEVER, if shortened past factory core
support mounting hole, no bumper shock or bracket may be used. Bumper shock may only extend 6” past factory core su port holes. Max. 2” tubing to space core support. May be welded to core support and frame. No shortening of rear frame.
-A-arms may be welded or bolted to lock front suspension. 2”x4” plates max! Must not
strengthen frame in anyway! No aftermarket spindles and/or A-arms permitted.
-All—thread rear shocked are permitted. Must not strengthen frame in anyway!
-2003 & newer Fords may swap factory engine cradle for any ‘80s and newer factory
production steel cradle. They must be replaced like their original, factory counterparts.
Using only the factory brackets only! No added metal may be used. A—arms must be in
factory location. All welds must consist of 1 single bead! DO NOT RE—ENFORCE CRADLE!
-Spring pockets may also be used off older model car. No altering of frame in anyway!
-No full frame Imperials permitted. Sub-frames may be swapped in other Chrysler production cars. No extra metal to mount swapped sub. Must be mounted in factory production style. New body mounts may be added.
ENGINE and TRANSMISSION
-Any motor/transmission combination is permitted. Motor and transmission mounts may be
chained or welded, so long as it does not strengthen frame in anyway. Hand throttles
permitted. Shifting linkage may be altered. Air cleaner manditory. No ether. Transmission
coolers are permitted and all lines must securely clamped and leak-proof. Burp tube is
recommended on transmission dipstick tube to re—route fluids & prevent fire.
-Engine cradles are permitted. Extreme cradles permitted. No wider than headers. Must
not strengthen frame in anyway! No motor plates to frame.
-Distributor Protectors are permitted. No wider than 14”. Must have a 1” gap between DP & dashbar.
TIRES, RADIATOR. and FAN
-Maximum 16”. No liquid in tires. Tubes acceptable. No tires screws, rivets, or bead-lock on rims. No studded tires. Wheel weights must be removed. No split rims.
-Radiator must remain in stock location. Steel clutch fans must be covered. Electric fans
-All body tears & rips may be repaired at a MINIMUM! 1” overlap only! No thicker than 16
gauge sheet metal. Overkill on repairs will result in completely cutting material away.
ABUSE IT AND LOSE IT!
-May use no more than 4 fix-a-plates. There must be visible damage where fix-a-plate is
used. 4”x4” maximum. CAN ONLY BE USED ON TWO (2) SIDES OF FRAME!
-Reclipping frames are permitted. Must be same make/model as car being used. Must be
butt welded with single 3/8” bead of weld (That’s generous enoughl). NO ADDED METAL!
SAFETY and RUNNING
-Each driver/car is only allowed 1 re-inspection. Only driver & 1 crew member permitted
during inspection. All vehicles subject to post derby inspection!
-DOT or Snell approved helmet mandatory. Eye protection must be worn. Long pants,
sleeves, & gloves are highly recommended. A 2.5 lb. fire extinguisher must be mounted and properly secured within driver’s reach.
-OFFICIAL’S DECISION ARE FINAL!! ANY DOOR THAT COMES OPEN WILL RESULT
IN DISQUALIFICATION. ANY VEHICLE SMOKING EXCESSIVELY OR LEAKING
FUEL WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. BOUNDARIES MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED FOR ANY REASON !! ALL CARS MUST HAVE
-ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND DRIVER’S MEETING. ANY CAR NOT REMOVED
FROM VENUE WITHIN 24 HOURS WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF DERBYDOG
PROMOTER: JEREMY HEJDUK (440)-223—4723
DENNIS SANDERS (440)—231-8165 (Full-Size Cars)
CHUCK SHASTEEN (330)-341-01 08 (Full-Size Cal’s)
POWER WHEELS CLASS
1. ANY REGULAR ELECTRIC POWER WHEELS ARE PERMITTED.
2. AGE LIMIT: 3-8 YEARS OLD
3. HELMETS MUST BE WORN. BICYCLE/FOOTBALL HELMETS ARE PERMITTED.
4. MAXIMUM 12 VOLTS. LAWN MOTOR BATTERY PERMITTED. MUST BE MOUNTED
5. NO SHARP, PROTRUDING EDGES. VEHICLES MAY BE DECORATED AS DESIRED. ZIP
TIES, DUCT TAPE, ETC. MAY BE USED TO FASTEN DOORS, HOOD SHUT.
6. DUCT TAPE OR SCREWS MAY BE USED ON TIRES FOR TRACTION.
7. DO NOT DISAPPOINT YOUR CHILD! THIS IS FOR FUN! THEY ROOT FOR YOU, YOU
ROOT FOR THEM .THE FUTURE IS HERE. ENJOY IT WITH THEM.