HOMEPAGE Louisa County Fair July 21-27, 2013
DEMO DERBY RULES
LOUISA COUNTY FAIR
Saturday July 30, 2011 Starting at 7:00pm Check-in and tech 3-6 pm
Compact Class Stock Class Welded Class
Car & Driver Entry Fee $25.00
Pit Pass $15.00
Sponsored by the Columbus Jct. Fire Department
More Information Call 319-728-2613
***IF CAR DOES NOT PASS INSPECTION, OR DRIVER IS UNWILLING TO CHANGE CAR TO PASS INSPECTION, ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS!!***
All rules will be followed, or you will not run!!
Any American made sedan, station wagon, or 2 wheel drive truck can be run. No imperials, or imperial sub-frames, 4x4ís, ambulances, hearses, limousines, etc.
Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid driverís license. Ages 16-17 must have a notarized permission slip and driverís license.
Driver must wear seat belt and helmet, along with eye protection.
ALL drivers must attend the driverís meeting.
DO NOT hit the driverís door!! Sometimes this happens, but if it looks intentional or careless, you will be disqualified. Donít use your door as a shield. It may cause you to get disqualified.
No hot rodding in the pits. Keep it at an idle.
Any open door or fire will cause disqualification. If in a heat, you may fix it and come back in the consolation.
NO sandbagging or holding!! You will be disqualified!!
You are given 90 seconds for aggressive hits, 1 minute for restarts and 1 minute if you are hung up.
NO ALCOHOL IN PITS. If anyone is caught with alcohol, they will be disqualified. This includes their pit crew.
Any controversies will be taken up at the driverís meeting.
Any questions, give us a call!! If it doesnít say you can do it, donít do it. Call first!!
Judges decisions are FINAL!!!
All cars must be stock, unless modification is stated in the rules.
All glass, plastic, chrome, and interior must be removed from car before arriving to the derby.
All decking in station wagons MUST be removed!!
Tires no bigger than 15 inch, no split rims, no studded tires or tractor lugs. Foam filled or doubled tires okay. We donít want any flats!! Valve stem protectors okay.
Use motor and tranny of choice. Motor must be in stock location. You may chain or weld motor and tranny to keep in place. (Donít strengthen the frame.)
Use rear end of choice (must be 5 lug). You can tilt rear end if you wish. Welded or posi-track highly recommended.
You must use a radiator, and it must be in stock location.
All cars must have working brakes.
**A-arms and ball joints must remain stock.**
All trailer hitches and braces must be removed.
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 tanks or gas cans. Fuel line must be secured and fastened properly. Keep away from exhaust. Place fuel cell behind driverís seat or in the center of the car where the back seat used to be.
Transmission coolers will be allowed, but must be safe and properly secured.
Batteries must be moved to passenger floorboard close to transmission. It must be properly secured and covered.
You must have a number on each front door and one on top for judging and recognition of car.
Doors and trunk may be welded solid, etc. DO NOT weld on the frame or the frame seams, factory seams only Ė no homemade body seams. You can weld top frame seam from the front of the A-arms forward. Donít weld bottom side.
If you donít weld your doors, trunk, or tailgate, you can chain them with 3/8 chain or less, and you are allowed 2 chains per seam.
**For driverís protection, you may weld 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 bar 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 driverís door, not to exceed 6 inches past each seam. You may have a roll loop behind the seat, which must be welded to the floor and welded or bolted to the roof. No kickers going to the back or front of the car.
Bumpers are interchangeable, but must be GM to GM, Ford to Ford, etc. You can weld brackets or 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 you can bolt the shocks to the towers with Ĺ inch bolt or less, and it must be done vertically. You may trim bumper ends or fold them around. When welding bumpers, shocks, and brackets, do not add any metal. Weld shocks and brackets solid if you wish. Weld them good. We donít want any bumpers falling off!!
Donít weld your bumpers to anything except brackets or shocks.
**Hood must have at least a 12 inch square hole cut out in case of fire. Any holes cut in hood may be bolted back together with 5/16 or less bolt. You can put a bolt every 12" or 4 per hole. You will be allowed 8 hood bolts. You MUST have at least 4 hood bolts. You may have up to 1" all threadómay 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. 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.
4 Ė ĺ inch all-thread may go from the trunk lid to frame. You may use wire in 4 spots, with 4 loops from trunk lid and may go around the frame with the wire. CANíT DO BOTH. Body mount bolts can be replaced or removed.
You can patch rust holes in sheet metal with sheet metal only! Do not cut rust out; weld 2 inches beyond ruse. Do not patch the frame or weld the body to the frame.
**Suspension must be at stock height. Leaf springs must be stock. You may add one spring as long as itís the main leaf spring. You cannot wrap the added leaf spring to make a double main. Tow packages okay. Leaf springs must stagger down in stock spring length from longest to smallest. You can re-clamp springs, 4 clamps per side, homemade or factory. Homemade clamps canít exceed 2x4x1/4 inch. You can put spacers in sagging 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.
Rear-end control arms may be strengthened and reinforced but must still be workable.
You can run shifter through floor, and you can have switch panel. You may also have a hand throttle. If you are running an electric fuel pump, it must be hooked up to your ignition switch Ė so when your car shuts off Ė it shuts off.
You may alter your steering column to prevent loss of steering.
**You may cut wheel wells for tire clearance. Fenders may be bolted back together. The fender well may be trimmed and welded.
For safety, you are allowed 1 strap in each door window opening. Straps can be 2" wide, ľ" thick, and can be welded 5" on the door, and 5" on the roof. You may not use wire if you use straps. **Hardtop cars may have another strap at the door post.
You are allowed 2 spots with 4 loops of wire in each window opening, and may go to the frame.
**Tie rods may be strengthened and reinforced but must be workable.
Broken frames cannot be welded.
2 bars are required in front of driver from top of roof to top of firewallóno bigger than 1 inch in diameteróto keep hood from entering the driver compartment
No on-board watering systems allowed.
Any car that has a wheelbase of 107 inches or less and came factory with a 4 cylinder engine
You may run a 6 cylinder engine but it must be a car that came factory with a 4 cylinder engine. (example: Chevy Celebrity, Fore Fairmont, etc)
No AMCís! (Pacer, Gremlin, Spirits, etc) These will be allowed to run in the mid-size class.
You may run a 4wd car, but you may only run it in 2wd (must remove the rear driver shaft, etc)
You may weld the doors, trunks and hatches solid (on the outside only). You may use filler rod (no bigger than 3/8 inch diameter) or flat stock (no wider than 3 inches and no thicker than ľ inch) to do so.
If you do not weld your doors, trunks, or hatches, you may use #9 wire or chain (no larger than 3/8 inch and no more than 4 places per seam)
Hoods must open for inspection.
You may bolt your trunk down thru the drip rails using 3/8 or smaller bolts/all-thread (10 places)
No metal straps or wire from the trunk lid (or tailgate) to the rear bumper
Yu may bold the hood and trunk outer skins to the inner structure using ľ bolds.
Hood must be\\have at least a 12 inch hold cut in it, in case of a fire
You are allowed up to 8 hood bolts, no larger than Ĺ inch in diameter. Six of them may be bolted thru the frame (but not welded to the frame). You must have at least 4. Hood washers can be no bigger than 5x5x1/2 thick.
After inspection, you may wire your hood down to the bumper in 4 pics with #9 wire (4 loops max)
Bumpers are interchangeable. Any automotive bumper or bracket may be used. Do whatever you want to the inside of your bumper, but the outside must remain stock appearing. No homemade bumpers or brackets. You may weld or bolt (or both) the bumper brackets/towers to the frame. You may weld the bumper brackets and shocks to the bumper. You may weld the shocks to the st\hock towers. You may collapse the shocks and weld them solid. You may trim the bumper ends, or fold them around and weld them. You may weld the bumper seams, and you may weld the outer chrome skin to the bumper frame itself.
You may not weld the bumper to the body
You may bold the floor seams together on the inside of the car usingľ bolts.
You may cut your wheel wells out of for clearance and bolt them back together using 3/8 or smaller bolts. (5 pics)
You may weld your rear end.
Suspension must be stock height. Leaf springs must be stock. You may reclamp springs. (4 clamps per springóhomemade or factory). Homemade clamps cannot exceed 2x4x1/4 inch. You may put spacers in sagging coil springs to get your height. You may wire coil springs in to prevent them from falling out.
For driversí protection, you must have a bar behind your seat from doorpost to doorpost (no larger than 4 inches in diameter). You must also have a windshield bar (from the roof to the dash). You may run a bar across your dash, which you may connect to the bar behind your seat on the inside of the front doors only. NO KICKERS! You may run a plate on the outside of the drivers door (but it may not be wider than 6 inches and it may not exceed 6 inches past the door seams). You may run a roll over bar (roll loop).
Cars will be teched from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Race will begin at 7:00 pm. Absolutely no cars will be teched after 6:00 pm
Only driver and pit crew in tech area
Once your car is techedóyou need to leave tech area
Hoods are to be removed in the tech area.
IF A CAR DOES NOT PASS INSPECTION OR DRIVER IS UNWILLING TO CHANGE CAR TO PASS INSPECTION----CAR ENTRY ONLY WILL BE REFUNDED!!!!
OFFICIALS MAY DISQUALIFY ANY CAR THEY RULE UNSAFE!!!!!!!
Car & Driver Entry Fee $25.00
Pit Pass $15.00
Louisa County Fair
Columbus Junction, IA 52738