FORD COUNTY FAIR
2013 Demolition Derby
2013 Ford County Fair Demolition Derby
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. Pits open at 3 p.m.
Ford County Fairgrounds Melvin, Illinois
Entry Fee is $30 for cars and trucks
$20 Pit Passes Available
Contact: The superintendent Barry Schlickman after 5 p.m. with questions.
Ø All participants may pre-enter and pre-pay by calling the superintendent at 217.840 0299 after 5 p.m. Or you may pay the day of the derby.
Ø All cars must be removed by 8 a.m. of the morning following the derby or they will become property of fair association.
Ø Judges decisions are FINAL! All cars will be inspected the same. Any infractions, of any rule, will deem that car illegal, and it will not be allowed to compete! Cars may be inspected at any time, before, during, and after competitions. If the vehicle is found to be illegal, it and the driver will be disqualified! “NO REFUNDS”!
Ø All cars must be pulled into the pit area and then the inspection team will be around to inspect the cars. Trucks will be inspected on the trailers and pit east of the track.
No new inspections after first green flag falls.
Rules and Regulations for the Full build Class and Trucks and Compacts
· All rules and procedures will be followed at all times or you will not run!
· Any American made sedan or station wagon can be run. No 1973 or Older Imperials or Imperial sub-frames, 4x4’s, ambulances, hearses, trucks, limousines, commercial vehicles, etc. Pre 1970’s Lincolns will be required to cut and /or drill holes in frame for inspection or scope.
· All bodies must be mounted on stock frames. No frame swaps. (Example: 67 Imperial sub-frame on a New Yorker)GM Wagons- sedagons are ok!!
· Drivers must be 16 years old or older to compete. Drivers 16-17 will be required to have a parent or legal guardian to sign a minor’s release form.
· Driver must wear seat belt and helmet, along with eye protection at all times when operating vehicle. We recommend a securely mounted fire extinguisher within reach of driver.
· All drivers must attend the drivers’ meeting. Meeting will be prior to start time.
· DO NOT hit in the driver’s door. Sometimes this happens, but if it looks intentional or careless, you will be disqualified. Do not use your door as a shield; it may cause you to be disqualified.
· No hot-rodding in the pits, keep it at an idle. Any excessive or erratic driving will get you disqualified and possibly removed from the premises.
· Any open door or fire will cause disqualification if deemed a safety hazard. If in heat, you may fix it and come back in the consolation if you have finished high enough to transfer, car count will determine number of transfer positions.
· Arguments, whining, sandbagging, team driving, hit and hold tactics, or improper displays will get you removed and possibly barred from any further competitions held by us! We will not tolerate any disruptive behavior.
· Absolutely NO alcohol in you, on you, or with you will be allowed!
· Cars are subject to re-inspection before any money is handed out. Top five will be inspected after feature event. If a car is found to be illegal, the money will go to the next finisher (example: 1st place illegal=2nd place will be awarded the win, 3rd to 2nd etc.)
· Any controversies will be taken up at the drivers' meeting or with an official in the pit area. If you have a concern, report to the judge’s stand and ask available official to discuss a resolution to the problem. Do not get out of your car in the arena at any time unless safety is an issue such as fire, or when directed by an official, failure to comply may get you barred from this and future events. Drivers only to discuss concerns with officials.
· No car may run in final event that has not run in a heat.
· No profanities may be placed on any part of the car where it may be visible to the fans.
· All driver’s doors must be painted in a contrasting color to the body color and have a number.
· Any questions give us a call! If it does not say you can do it, do not do it. Call first.
· Judges decisions are final.
· All cars must have numbers on both sides of vehicle, also must have at least a 15 x 15 roof sign with numbers on both sides. Sign is optional.
· All glass, plastic and pot metal must be removed. Nothing may remain in the bottom of the doors or trunks. All outside hardware must be removed (door handles, mirrors, chrome, molding, screw, fiberglass, rear seats, station wagon decking, etc.)
· Front seats must be securely mounted to the floor, however if you are using bolts to secure the seat, they may not go thru the frame. Must have some form of an operable seat belt. We recommend padding for protection inside the driver’s door.
· All flammable materials inside the car must be removed except necessary safety padding and seat.
· Radiators must remain in stock position. Transmission coolers optional. NO engine oil coolers.
· All hoods will be open for inspection.
· Stock gas tank must be removed and replaced with a tank inside the car with a six-gallon maximum. The gas tank must be tightly secured and covered with a protective firewall.
· Batteries must be moved inside driver’s compartment and must be secured and covered.
· Driver’s doors may be welded solid. All other doors can be welded with a six inch weld, then a 3-inch gap (NOT SOLID). Tailgates on wagons must be wired or bolted, no welds. Tailgates on trucks may be welded with a six-inch weld, then a three inch gap (NOT SOLID).
· Hood, trunk, and tailgates may be fastened with six ¾ inch bolts or six places with #9 wires. Must be outboard of radiator. Must use either bolts or wire, not a combination of the two. Cannot go through the frame. Additional wire may be used but must be from sheet metal to sheet metal. Total of 15 bolts in hood or trunk max to hold inner panel to outer max 3/8 bolts or wire.
· New for 2013: Trunks can now be welded 6" on 6" off. Just not solid.
· Any tire must not exceed 16.5
· Body bolts can be replaced with up to ¾ inch bolts, 5"x5" washers. Seam welding is allowed. Leaf spring conversions are allowed, eight springs maximum.
· Four-point cages are allowed. NO kicker bars forward or backward from cage allowed. Vertical bars must go straight down. Cage not to exceed 6 inches behind seat. NO bars outside of car. Gas tank protectors are allowed, but no bolting or welding it to the package tray. Cage highly recommended.
· NO plating or reinforcing of any part of the frame or core support. NO painting or undercoating of frame.
· Cars without headers through hood must have two 8-inch holes on each side of carburetor.
· Fans may be removed.
· All air-conditioning compressors must be removed.
· More than one car can be entered by the same entrant.
· Can use two batteries.
· Flag rules will be explained at drivers’ meeting.
· White flag or stick must be brought down if disabled.
· Air bags must be removed.
· New for 2013: Bumpers: Welded-up bumpers, or 4x4 bumpers with a skin, but must be like passenger car.
· Aftermarket or homemade distributor protector, slip
driveshafts, rear ends, steering columns accelerator peddles, and engine
cradles are all OK.
Trucks and Compacts Only
Compacts may be any make 4 or 5 lug wheels, 4 or 6 cylinders, and 105-wheelbase max.
· Limit on tubing to mount bumpers on trucks and compacts to 8 inch total length 4 inch inside 4 inch outside max. May weld both front doors solid –rear doors 6 on 3 off apply. Same as Fisher, Champaign and Villa Grove.
· Any protests should be made prior to the feature. After the feature begins, it is too late.
· Protest may be made by the driver only!!
1980 and Newer Stock Wire Class Rules
Ford County Fair 2013
The only non-stock/aftermarket components allowed will be HEADERS, SHIFTERS, TRANS. COOLERS, and FUEL TANKS AND TIRES.
If there is a question please Call Barry Schlickman. This is a STOCK Wire Class made so anyone with a car can participate on an equal playing field and have fun building and running a car.
$$$$$$ Pay-outs are guaranteed. With Trophies! $$$$$
Wire Class will have trophies and heat money for the top three
Wire class feature winners:
Full build class:
Pay-outs could be increased depending on the turnout of participants or sponsors’ interest.
Bring all your friends and make a big purse.