2018 Demolition Derby(Sponsored and run by Sandwich Fair Association) DeKalb County Fairgrounds, Sandwich Il, 815-786-2159 We will be running 6 classes. There will be 2 compact classes this year, built and stock, please check the rules for the class you are running. Paying top 5 in all classes except powder puff. Top 3 powder puff cars gets free entry into 80s and newer heat.
$40 entry, $20 pit pass. Mini vans- $1500 Purse 1 $700 2-$350 3-$225 4-$125 5-$100 Bone stock compact- $1800 Purse 1-$800 2-$500 3-$250 4-$150 5-$100 Limited weld compact-$2100 Purse 1-$1000 2-$500 3-$275 4-$175 5-$150 Bone stock(80's and newer)$2500 Purse 1-$1250 2-$600 3-$300 4-$200 5-$150 Fair class( limited weld/patch)$4100 Purse 1-$ 2000 2-$1000 3-$600 4-$300 5-$200 Powder puff-$1000 Purse (top 3 cars gets free entry into 80s and newer heat) 1-$500 2-$250 3-$150 4-$100 All classes are one and done Trophies for top three in each class Also having power wheels again this year Registration from 8am-11:45, NO EXCPTIONS!! ................................................................................................................................................ Powder puff and bone stock compacts will be running 80's and newer bone stock rules. Limited weld compacts will be running limited weld/patch fair class rules. Any questions please ask them here, we will try to answer as soon as we can. Thanks, and good luck to everyone this season!
LIMITED WELD / PATCH CLASS These rules will be used for limited weld compacts(max wheelbase 111")and fair class cars.
Rules must be followed. - Any American made car, except 1973 or older imperials or imperial sub frames, no limos, no hearses, no 4x4s or trucks , ect. -Must run factory engine cradle for car you are running.
FRAME - NO welding except what is mentioned in in these following rules:
- You may weld A- arms forward top of seams, 1/2" wide bead maximum. - Total of 14" welding allowed behind A-arm. This will allow the FoMo cars to tilt at the crush box and the old iron cars to re weld where the factory missed. - You are allowed(6) plates 6"x6"x1/4", can be used anywhere you choose, but must have at least a 1" gap between them. - You may shorten the frame but must be 1" in front of original body mount. No relocating body mounts. - Frame shaping is allowed, but if you tear the frame you cannot re weld it together.
BUMPERS -Any automotive bumper and bumper shocks may be used, you can weld brackets and shocks to the frame, NO brackets/shocks are allowed more than 10" on the frame. -If you choose not to use bumper shocks you are allowed one 4" wide 3/8 thick plate on one side of the frame cannot be longer than 10". - You may reinforce bumpers on the inside only. - You may weld bumper skins down and trim ends. -Homemade bumpers will be allowed, but no points and must look like a bumper! Please ask before hand if you are unsure. -May use 2 loops of #9 wire on each bumper to body. -Bumpers must be mounted in front of frame, no part of the frame may be inside of bumper.
FRONT SUSPENSION -Tie rods may be reinforced but must have stock ends. - A Arms can be welded down with 2"x5"x1/8" strap. -NO aftermarket spindles or reinforcement. -You may change front springs but remain in stock position.
REAR SUSPENSION - Leaf springs must be stock material 3/8 max thick 2 3/4 width -Springs must be 1" stagger, none can be the same length as main. -The top leaf must be the main. -3 clamps per leaf pack, no bigger than 2"x4"x1/4". -You cannot alter mounts. -Coil springs may be swapped and can be double. -You may secure coils in place , wire , chain or clamp. - Do not weld coil springs in any way. -Chain or wire from humps around rear end is allowed, cannot be welded to frame or rear end. -Any rear end with 8 lugs or less can be used. -Bracing is allowed but cannot be used to strengthen car in any way. -Stock control arms must be used and mounted in stock location, you may reinforce them. - Watts' link conversion is allowed.
TIRES -No bigger than 16", no split rims. -Doubled and foam filled ok. -Full centers ok. - Bead lock inside of rim only. -Bead may be reinforced but cannot extend over tire. No plated rims.
DRIVETRAIN -Any motor/trans of your choice. -Two 4"x6" plates can be used to mount engine, must be close to stock location. - Distributor protectors are allowed, it cannot touch anything, you must cut firewall out behind it! -Lower cradles are allowed along with aftermarket lowers welded to frame. -You cannot brace or chain motor down. -Pulley protectors also allowed but must remove sway bar. -None of the engine protectors can be used to strengthen the car. If it does you will not run! -2"x6"x1/4" angle iron can be used as cross member. -Slider drive shafts and pinion brakes are allowed.
BODY -Rust repair is allowed on body's with same thickness metal. -Body creasing is allowed on outside sheet metal only, do not hammer or crease sheet metal on inside of car. -One #9 wire per window. -Body mounts may be changed to 1/2" bolts, but must have 1" spacers no wider than stock diameter, between body and frame. -Core support mounts may be sucked up tight or spaced out, spacers no bigger than 3" square tubing, the all thread must use stock mounting hole in original position on frame! -You cannot add any body bolts. -Radiators can be mounted with four 1/2" all thread with 2"x6"x 1/8" -No radiator guards. -Doors can be welded shut with 3" strap or secured with chai or wire. -Hoods must have at least 12" hole, can use 3/8 max bolts around hole only. -Six hood bolts max 6" plates, this includes the front core support bolts, only those can go through the frame, the rest sheet metal to sheet metal. -Do not shorten front fenders must be stock location. -Fenders can have five 3/8" bolts, max 2" washer, no welding fenders. -Trunks can have 2 all thread to frame, these must use an existing body mount hole with 1" spacer. For these only you can have washers on bottom of frame. -Do not remove speaker deck, trunk lid must remain on stock hinges.
CAGE -No bigger than 6" O.D, door bars 6" max. -Any part of the cage must be 6" away from firewall. -4 down bars allowed, only 2 can be welded to top of frame, others to sheet metal only. -Down bars must be vertical and not angled. -Gas tank protectors are allowed, max 24" wide centered in car and must be 3" away from all sheet metal. -Windshield bars or wire is required , from roof to dash bar/ firewall. -A simple one bar across roof for roll over can be bolted in 2 places on roof ............................................................................................................................................... 80s AND NEWER BONE STOCK These rules will be used for bone stock compacts (max wheelbase 111""), 80s and newer bone stock and powder puff cars. (1977 and newer GM metric cars,1979 and newer ford, mercury, Chrysler and 1980 and newer lincolns are allowed.) 1. Remove all glass, mirrors,plastic,along with decking in wagons. 2. Trunk lid to remain in stock location until after inspection, after inspection you can tuck them. 3. No fresh tucked wagons. No frame shaping. 4. No welding unless stated in the rules. if your frame is broken or rusted you may use #9 wire to fix it. No welding!! 5. Doors are to be wired, welded or chained shut. Six inch weld, skip six inches then six inch weld, on front and back of door seams. 6. Anything can be removed, nothing can be added unless stated in the rules. 7. Hoods and trunks will be allowed 6 pieces of #9 wire, 4 loops per wrap. wire must be sheet metal to sheet metal. On hoods only the front 2 core support bolts can be used to hold the hood down, with washers 1/8" thick and 3"x 3" wide. Must have 12"x12" hole in hood over carb incase of fire. 8. All body mounts must remain stock except for the front 2 core support bolts, these can be changed to 3/4" and can run up through the hood. 9. Motor swaps are ok,(ie,chevy to ford, ford to chevy ect....) lower engine cradles are allowed, no pulley protectors or protectors of any kind. Lower engine mounts are to remain stock. For engine swaps #1 spark plug must be no further back than upper ball joint. Motors must be bolt in only, no welding except for the frame side motor mounts. 10. Rear ends: max 31 spline axles. Bracing is allowed, max 2x2" square tube only. Watts link conversion is ok, bolt in only, no welding, front of lower trailing arm is to be bolted only.(will be checked and enforced) Spider gears may be welded. Rear coil springs may be wired to hold them in place. Leaf springs can only use factory spring clamps. 11. Breaks must show the ability to stop,all cars will be checked at inspection and before entering the track. Any car with out breaks will not be allowed to compete. 12. Bumpers: Bumper swaps ok. No pointy bumpers, no home made bumpers, no stuffing bumpers, must be able to see inside of bumper for inspection. Bumper shocks may be collapsed and welded, single pass only. Hard nosing is allowed. If you choose not to weld bumper 1 piece of chain per side may be used to secure bumper. Chains may run around bumper and blot back to existing bolt on frame to support bumper. You may also use 2 loops of wire out board of radiator from radiator to bumper. We don't want bumpers on the track. 13. A 4 point cage will be allowed and is recommended, dash bar, seat bar and 2 side bars. No further back than 6" behind drivers seat. 14. Padding is recommended , must have a windshield bar running center mast from roof to firewall. (chain or wire is also accepted) 15. Gas tank must be removed and relocated to back seat area using a metal boat tank and strapped securely, no rubber straps.( fuel tank protector is allowed on stock minis, must come off rear bar, no wider than 30",6" away from rear seat, 6"off of floor). The battery must be relocated to the front passenger area and secured. Both will be checked and inspected before entering the track. 16. Steering and suspension: A arms, 3" max welding the A arm down, no reinforcing. This is only to gain height, if used in any other way you will cut. Steering may be modified to allow driver more room. Steering shaft may have no more than 2 u-joint swivels. 17. Home made shifters , headers and throttle pedals are allowed.
This is a stock class, meant to bring back the fun and affordability to the sport and give drivers that wouldn't usually run, or new drivers a chance to put a car together and have some fun. You should be able to build a car in 3-5 days for this class. ..................................................................................................................................................... MINI VAN RULES 1. This class is very stock and is a good start for beginners, or someone who wants to build a car in a day or two. No additional work may be done to the vehicle. No welding except for the safety cage and the drivers door or spider gears. 2.Rear wheel drive or front wheel drive only allowed. NO BLAZERS,SUV OR TRUCK TYPE VEHICLES. 3.Vehicles must be left completely factory stock except as noted below. 4.All trailer hitches, glass, chrome, plastic, molding ,ac coolent, antifreeze, and flammable materials from inside and outside of the vehicle must be removed. Dash may be left in or removed. 5.Stock gas tank must be removed and a small metal tank must be mounted in the rear seat area. Tank must be secure and covered. An original tank due to the fuel injection system will be allowed. Tank mounting , covering and system must be very secure and safe. Use of properly rated lines only . Plastic tanks are not allowed. 6.Electronic fuel systems will be allowed if vehicle came factory installed, but must have an easy to reach switch that must be clearly marked "On/off". 7.Transmision shifter may be modified, floor shifters are allowed. 8.Hoods must have a 12"x12" hole in hood to easily extinguish engine fires. 9.Doors and hood may be chained or wired shut in a minimum of two places per door. Drivers door may be welded only, 6" weld max. 10.Battery must be relocated to front passenger area, secured and covered. Fuel tank and battery will be inspected at inspection and before you enter the track. 11.Dash bar and seat bars are allowed and recommended for drivers safety. Bars may be connected to each other with door bars. Bars may not extend past the firewall and may not extend rearward past the front most part of the rear wheel tub. Bars may not tie into the floor, rear frame humps, drive train or frame. 12.Factory installed drive train must be used. Exhaust headers through the hood are allowed. 13.Any tires or wheel can be used. 14.Bumpers must remain stock for that make and model and may be lightly welded to brackets. 15. All vehicles must have a legible number on roof mounted sign.
POWER WHEEL RULES 1.Must wear seatbelt. 2.Must have doors for protection. 3.Must wear helmet- bicycle style is permitted. 4.No altering of tires. May use duct tape to repair tires. 5.Kids must wear long pants and enclosed toe shoes- no sandals allowed. 6.No larger than a lawn & garden battery will be permitted. 12 volt maximum. 7.Battery must be securely fastened. 8.Always obey the flag person. 9.HAVE FUN!