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   MADISON COUNTY FAIR –HIGHLAND IL
CAR DEMOLITION DERBY
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
7:00 pm
 
Entry fee - $40.00 Per Driver
                $20.00 PitPass
 
$7000 in Prize Money
TWO CLASSES
STOCK (Old School)                                                         MODIFIED
1st - $850                      6th - $200                                  1st - $1400                    6th - $200
2nd -$600                      7th - $135                                  2nd -$ 800                     7th - $150
3rd - $400                      8th - $110                                  3rd - $ 500                     8th - $130
4th - $300                      9th - $  80                                 4th - $ 350                     9th - $100
5th - $250                     10th - $  75                                5th - $ 275                     10th -$  95
 
MADDOG Award both classes – Trophies & Prize Money
 
No one under 16 years of age allowed in the pits.
Minors 16-18 years of age must have a release waiver completed by both parents/guardians before entering pits.  Release waiver can be obtained in Fair Office before event during office hours.
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT JERRY - 618-654-7943
www.madcofair.com
 
PLEASE READ RULES CAREFULLY
There will be no refunds if your car does not pass inspection or driver is unwilling to change car to pass inspection!!  All rules will be followed or you will not run!  If it does not say it in the rules ~
DON’T JUST ASSUME YOU CAN DO IT!  CALL FIRST!
 
THE MADISON COUNTY FAIR BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT!
 

GENERAL DEMOLITION DERBY RULES - The following rules apply for all classes with additional rules for each class:

1.        Cars must be in gate by 6:30 pm.  Any car entering the gate after 6:30 pm will be charged a $75.00 late fee.  Drivers must attend the driver’s meeting at 6:55.

2.        ANY SEDAN, HARDTOP OR STATION WAGON - FORD OR CHRYSLER - 1980 OR NEWER - GM CARS - 1978 OR NEWER**NO convertibles, Chrysler Imperials, Checker cabs, specialty cars, Fieros, Corvettes or fiberglass bodies, or trucks will be allowed. 

3.        All cars MUST have car number exhibited on both front doors and on upright number plate on the roof of the car (minimum of 15 inches by 15 inches).  Car numbers are registered on a first come, first serve basis.  No pre-registered numbers are allowed.

4.        All drivers must be legally licensed drivers and, if asked, must show a positive ID.

5.        Any driver under 18 years of age must obtain a Minor Release form.  This form must be filled out and notarized.

6.        No person under 16 years of age will be allowed in the pit area.

7.        If a driver does not hit another car within 1 minute, the driver will receive an X on his door.  After the 2nd warning, the driver will be disqualified.  TWO FIRES - YOU ARE OUT.  IF IT IS A FUEL FIRE.....THEN ONE FIRE AND YOU ARE OUT!

8.        No hitting opponent’s car in the driver’s door.  This will not be permitted and will be grounds for disqualification.

9.        Seat belts and crash helmets are mandatory and must be worn during the event.

10.     All cars will be inspected upon entering the pits.  At this time, hood and trunk must be open for inspection.  If a car does not meet qualifications or is found unsafe, the car will not be entered in the derby.

11.     A final inspection of Feature Winners will be made following the derby.  Failure to submit to inspection or being found illegal will result in moneys earned being distributed among other winners.

12.     All persons entering the pit area must sign an entry form, release form and insurance waiver and purchase a pit pass before entering.

13.     Consumption of alcoholic beverages will not be allowed in the pit area.  VIOLATORS WILL BE ARRESTED AND REMOVED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS BYPOLICE.

14.     ANY DRIVER OR CREW MEMBER DISOBEYING THE RULES WILL CAUSE HIS OR HER CAR TO BE DISQUALIFIED.  DRIVERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR CREW.

FUEL SYSTEM There will be no pressurized fuel tanks allowed.  No more than 5 gallons of gas in tank.  Fuel cell or Marine boat tank is MANDATORY.  All tanks must be secure and meet safety inspection.  Original tanks will not be allowed anymore.

BATTERY Battery must be relocated and securely fastened to passenger side floorboard and covered with explosion proof shield.  One battery per car.  No tarp straps or bungee cords.

GLASS AND TRIM All glass, plastic, chrome, mirrors, fiberglass, metal reflectors, or any loose metal must be removed.  Windshield is optional.

COOLING Radiator or fan may be removed, but not relocated.  Any type of automotive radiator may be used but must be mounted in stock position.  No radiator cooler inside of car.  No reserve or overflow tanks permitted.  No antifreeze allowed.

 

STOCK DEMO RULES

1.        All cars will be limited to 1980 or newer (Ford/Chrysler), 1978 or newer for GM models.
2.        Engine motors must be GM to GM, Ford to Ford, Chrysler to Chrysler, etc.  Must be mounted in stock position ONLY.  Motor mounts may be welded.  Engines must have air breather.  No header pipes allowed. All Exhaust must be ran out the bottom.
3.        No transmission coolers allowed.
4.        Suspension must remain stock. 
5.        Rear ends must be GM to GM, Ford to Ford, Chrysler to Chrysler, etc.  Locking of rear ends is permitted.  You cannot replace the original rear end with an old style.
6.        Drive shafts must be OEM stock - no PTO shafts.
7.        Tie rods, trailing arms and A-arms must be factory originals.  No reinforcing, shortening or lengthening.
8.        The steering column and gear box must remain factory original.
9.        HOOD and TRUNK - must remain in factory position.  Can only be wired or chained shut.  No tucking of trunk lid is allowed.  Hood must have 2 holes by the carburetor. 
10.     BODY, FENDERS and FRAMES - No seam welding.  No patching.  Pre-denting is allowed.  No trimming of fenders.  No reinforcing of the frame.  Notching of rear frame is allowed. NO PRE-DENTING OR TRIMMING ON THE FIREWALL.
11.     BODY MOUNTS - all body mounts must be factory originals.
12.     DOORS - doors cannot be welded shut.  Doors can only be wired or chained closed.
13.     CAGE - You MUST have a cage with two side bars and two cross bars.  The cage cannot extend past the dash area in the front and cannot extend past the back side of the front seat.
14.     BUMPERS - Must be GM to GM, Ford to Ford, Chrysler to Chrysler, etc.  No truck bumpers OR 70’s style bumpers allowed.  Bumpers may we welded to the shock bumpers and then welded to the frame.  The top of the bumper may not be more than 25 inches from the ground.
15.     SHIFTER - may be relocated to the floor
16.     TIRES - all tires must be car type or C rated tires on stock rims only.  MUD TIRES ARE ALLOWED AND RECOMMENDED.
THIS IS A STOCK CLASS.  IT WILL REMAIN A STOCK CLASS SO DO NOT DO ANY MORE THAN WHAT IS STATED IN THESE RULES.  DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR CAR ILLEGAL AFTER INSPECTION.  IF THIS HAPPENS, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND YOUR ENTRY FEE WILL NOT BE RETURNED.  OFFICIALS HAVE THE RIGHT TO RE-INSPECT YOUR CAR AT ANY TIME.
 

MODIFIED DEMO RULES

1.        All cars will be limited to 1980 or newer (Ford/Chrysler), 1978 or newer for GM models.
2.        ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS and REAR ENDS -*any engine or transmission may be used in any car, but MUST be mounted in a stock position.  On a V-block motor, front spark plugs MUST be even or in front of upper ball joint. *engine cooling system MUST be drained and free of antifreeze.  *chained, welded or homemade motor mounts will be permitted  *any type of header is allowed, but MUST be directed away from driver compartment  *transmission oil coolers permitted  *any automobile rear end can be used in any car - NO TRUCK OR FLOATER REAR ENDS will be allowed.  This rule does not mean you can transform a coil spring to leaf spring or vise versa.  On models originally equipped with leaf springs, stock leaf springs and hangers MUST be used.  On models originally equipped with coil springs, stock springs or trailing arms MUST be used.  An OEM trailing arm must be used but may be altered or reinforced in any manner.  Rear end braces are allowed BUT may serve no purpose other than to strengthen the rear end housing. NO ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS MAY BE USED. Any Questions, Call First. *any drive shaft or U joint may be used  *1 chain or cable may be installed cross ways between rear frame rails behind rear end.  *no caging over engine will be allowed.  Distributor protector allowed but must be attached to motor only.  *any engine with an electric fuel pump must have a fuel cut off switch within easy reach of driver.  *distributor protector cannot be in contact with cage at any time
3.        FENDERS and BUMPERS - *fenders and bumper ends may be trimmed to allow for wheel clearance.  *bumpers may be welded, but may not exceed 25 inches from the top of the bumper to the ground
4.        DOORS, HOOD and TRUNK - *front and rear doors may be welded, chained and/or wired.  Straps should be no larger than 1/4 inch thick or 4 inches wide.  *a six (6) post cage may be ran as follows – one across dash, one behind front seat, and one in rear seat area by the humps.  NO kickers will be allowed.  Only 4 down tubes will be allowed.  2 down tubs on the back of the cage to the flat part of the frame.  Halo bar must be attached to the top of the cage only.  The 2 front tubes must stay a minimum of 6 inches behind Z box on Fords and Chryslers and 6 inches behind front arches on GM’s. Front door braces and side braces may be connected but may not brace to the frame or roof.  They must be connected to the inner door skins and/or internal posts only.   *hoods must have 2 holes cut in them for fire extinguishers.  These holes cannot be over the carburetor.  *if you use a hood, you can use up to 4 all thread (no larger than 3/4).  Washers cannot be bigger than 6 inch outside diameter.  Only 2 washers allowed to go through the frame and must be even with or by the frame.  Washers must be even with or behind the radiator.  A maximum of 50 bolts 3/8 inch or smaller are allowed to bolt together hood seams.  *NO WELDING HOODS May use angle iron back to back with a bolt trough it – welded to top of hood and fenders. Angle iron cannot be more than 3/16” thick and no longer than 6”. No more than 2 angle iron brackets on either side of hood. *If hood is removed, either fan blades must be removed or fan belt must be cut.  *Station wagon roofs may be cut or pre-bent but cannot be bolted to floor.  *on the trunk  may be welded 5” on and 5” off. Straps may not be larger than 2” wide and ¼” thick, and use 4 all thread (no larger than 3/4).  Washers cannot be bigger than 6 inch outside diameter.  Only 2 washers allowed to go through the frame  *a window safety bar MUST be installed.  The bar should be attached in the center of the windshield from the roof down to the dash area.  One rear window bar will be allowed from the roof to the trunk lid only.
5.        FRAME - *1980 and newer Fords - you may not replace the aluminum engine cradle with an older Ford cradle.  *all suspension and frame parts will remain stock (tie rods, springs, A-arms, etc.).   *no other frame welding is allowed.  No plating, stuffing, heat treating or foam filling of frames is allowed. NO BAND-AIDS ALLOWED  *all factory holes must be open for inspection of frame.  *no reinforcing front core supports or body mount holes.  *welding on frames will be allowed from the A-arm forward.  TOP SEAM ONLY! A arms may lightly welded or bolted. With strap no more than ¼” thick and 2” wide with one in front and one behind A arm and can be welded 2” on strap and 2” on A arm. A 2” by 2” area on each end of strap may be welded to A arm and frame. DO NOT WELD entire A arm to frame. Skid plates are allowed. They must be separate plated for the engine and the transmission. NO full length skid plates. NO bolting or welding the skid plated to the frame.  *body mounts may be removed, but body must not be welded anywhere to the frame
   6.        TIRES and WHEELS - *only 16 inch or smaller wheels allowed.  *no truck wheels or reinforcing of wheels allowed.  *studs or screws in rims to hold tires in 
place will be allowed.  *tires may be liquid or foam filled - NO SOLID FILLER.  *no cut tires or paddle tires allowed.  *no tire studs allowed  *no split rims will be allowed.