2016 Glencoe Fair Demo Derby

Friday September 23, 2016 @ 8:00pm



Rules and Regulations



  • This year there is no welding of any part of the car or you will be classed as modified.

  • This year we do not have modified class. Sorry guys (and girls) it’s a strip and run concept

  • No framed mini vans, limousines, 4x4 if so 4x4 shaft must be removed, and jeeps

  • We will be running:         4 cylinder heat

                                            6/8 cylinder stock no modifies heat

                                            Mini vans


  • Each driver must complete an official entry form and submit it with the fee.

  • Each entry is entitled to have one driver, one pit crew who must be 16 years of age or older and one tow vehicle in the pit area all other in vehicle must pay at gate.

  • All drivers must present a valid drivers license at the time of entry.

  • All drivers and pit crew must have signed the waiver form in order to be allowed in.

  • Derby officials reserve the right to approve or reject any or all entries, head officials word is final.

  • The derby will start at 8pm and cars should be on the grounds and drivers and pit crew registered 2 hours before inspections.

  • Inspections will begin at 5:30 pm.

  • The drivers meeting will be held immediately prior to the start of the race, and is compulsory for all competitors.

  • There is zero tolerance for use of drugs and alcohol, the use of either will result in disqualification and eviction from the grounds.

  • Fighting or arguing with officials or other competitors will result in disqualification and eviction from the grounds.

  • No refunds for entries after the fee’s have been paid.


  • Drivers must have control of their vehicle at all times both on the track and in the pits.

  • All cars and drivers must be equipped with proper safety equipment such as helmets, seatbelts and goggles or shields.

  • All drivers must wear acceptable attire. No shorts, tank tops or short sleeves. Long sleeves or coveralls and works boots are highly recommended.

  • Drivers must pay attention to and obey track officials at all times.

  • Drivers door hits will not be tolerated.


  • If a car catches fire while competing unless it is a 2-3 second carburetor fire that can extinguished without assistance.

  • Driver’s door comes open while participating.

  • Driver’s eye protection or seatbelt is removed either by contact or manually while vehicle is moving. If eye protection is knocked off by contact, the driver must replace it before moving again.

  • Car stopped for more than 2 minutes.

  • A heat winner must drive the same vehicle in the feature race. No driver substitutions are allowed.



  1. FLAMMABLE MATERIALS Seats & trim – All must be removed from the vehicle except driver’s seat.

  2. GLASS/AIRBAGS All windows, mirrors, airbags & trim must be removed prior to inspection.

  3. TRAILER HITCH Must be removed and all sharp edges must be hammered down prior to inspection.

  4. DOORS & NUMBERS Driver’s door must be PAINTED WHITE.

  5. FIRE EXTINGUISHER Must be within reach of the driver and must be in working order.

  6. BATTERY May use one 12 volt car battery only. Must be moved to passenger side floor and securely fastened in a box/ container clear of all fuel sources. Following inspection it must be covered with a non-flammable shield.

  7. GAS TANK Stock tanks must be removed. Must use a steel marine tank, custom steel tank or certified racing fuel cell. No plastic tanks. All tanks must be securely fastened down (bolted) in the middle of the back seat area. Tank must be covered with a non flammable material after inspection. GAS TANK PROTECTORS – may extend off seat bar around the rear of tank max 3” X 3” tubing ¼” wall thickness. Protector CANNOT be bolted through rear firewall. Maximum width of protector is 24 inch outside diameter.

  8. FUEL LINES All fuel lines must have a leak proof fitting with steel or rubber lines (no clear lines). No exceptions. Lines must run inside car.

  9. ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP Must have a safety shut off switch (punch button), marked in red, located on roof, in center of windshield for official’s use.

  10. FUEL SYSTEM Electric fuel pump must be isolated with a non-flammable material covering lines, tanks and pump. Non-flammable covering may be fire resistant blanket or airbag material.

  11. HOOD Hoods are not mandatory but without a hood you must use electric fan only. Fans directly connected to the motor must be removed.

    • With a hood – a 12” opening must be cut in the hood directly over the carburetor (not over fan).

    • Hoods must remain open for official’s inspection.

    • Hood must be fastened down in a maximum of 6 places with seatbelt strapping, wire, ¼” chain or can be bolted to the fender with maximum ¾” threaded rod.

    • Hood latch is to be removed prior to inspection .

    • Hoods maybe have a 1” weld up to every 12”. Under hood bracing.

  12. TRUNKS Trunks/tailgates to be fastened down in same way as hood.

  13. BODY PANELS Metal may be cut from around wheels for clearance. Front & rear quarter panels may be bolted with up to 5 bolts per panel – maximum 3/8” bolt.

  14. DOOR FASTENING All doors must be fastened shut with wire, straps, ¼” chain, or welded but not recommended.

  15. BRACING Outside of car may have a 12” X 72” X ¼” thick max steel plate applied to driver’s door ONLY, bolted in 4 locations (with a maximum ½” bolt) & a 1” spot weld every 12” Bevel should not exceed 20 degrees and can bevel only 2” or less from edge of plate . Ends must remain open. NO “C” CHANNEL OR ANGLE IRON.

  16. ROLL BAR

    An additional bar may be added behind the seat bolted from door to door. MAX 2” round or square tubing. No excessive use of materials.

    Trucks only may have a protective bars around the fuel tank only if fuel tank is in the box, bar no bigger than 2”.

  17. WINDSHIELD SPACE Must have at minimum, a single steel or chain from the cowl to the roof bolted or welded. The “A” or “H” protectors are allowed but must look like an A or H. The cross brace must be in the middle and may in no way come in contact with the distributor protector. The horizontal bar must be a minimum 8” from cowl if using the “A” it may be welded or bolted in 3 spots. If using “H” it may be welded or bolted in 4 spots & cannot come in contact with distributor protector or dash bar.

  18. INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS No welding of any inside body support seams or firewall seams. All holes in firewall must be covered with a non-flammable material. Large holes in car floors must be repaired with the same gauge metal and securely fastened. No reinforcement.

    • SAFETY FLOOR PLATES on drivers side can be installed, bolted 1 spot through the frame and 5 spots through floorboards (MAX ¼” plate)

  19. BUMPERS NO LOADED bumpers/or seam welding! Officials may request a hole be made in bumper for inspection. Bumpers may be mashed in so not to catch on other cars. Bumpers may be wired. You may wire bumper to hood or rad cradle. maximum 6 places. No bumpers exceeding the width of the car. ONLY STOCK BUMPERS FOR MAKE OF CAR, FRONT AND BACK. BUMPER END MAY BE FOLDED IN BUT NOT CUT. NO SUPPORT BRACKETS FROM BUMPER TO FRAME ALLOWED.

  20. FRONT GRILL No screens allowed (Stock AC condensers permitted in original position)

  21. RADIATOR Must be flushed of anti-freeze and replaced with water only. Overflows must point straight down. Floating rad cradles with a maximum 1/8” gauge steel angle or flat bar will be allowed. No reinforcement to frame or rad cradle.

  22. TRANSMISSION COOLER Original tranny cooler must remain secured in engine compartment or relocated to directly behind driver’s seat bolted to seat bar and completely covered with a tin shroud. A minimum of two 1” holes must be made in floor directly below the cooler for drainage. Aftermarket fully enclosed tranny coolers maybe mounted in car. Transmission dipstick must be securely fastened, wired down or have an overflow tube pointing straight down away from drivers or spectators.

    • Hose Specs: 2500psi single braid hydraulic hose with pressed fittings only. Must be rated for 250+ degrees F. Hydraulic hoses must be marked as such by manufacturer. Must have pressed fittings only, no other fittings are acceptable.

  23. DISTRIBUTOR May be protected. Fresh cars must have 1” away from the firewall and cannot extend anymore than 2” past block and cannot cover front of engine. Excessive material will be asked to be removed.

  24. SUSPENSION Suspension must remain stock (movement must occur). Broken or sagging parts may be replaced. It’s required that the rear coil be wired or welded to the differential. No spring blocks or added helpers

    • Rear ends can be exchanged (5 bolt pattern car rear ends).

    • Rear control arms can be changed – Ford/ Mercury 98 & newer 5 control arms, stock material; 98 & older 4 control arms, stock material.

    • Rear differentials may have weld or bolt on protectors. Gears maybe welded. Steering columns, drive shafts and rear sway arms may be altered but not reinforced. Ball joints, tie rods, control arms and steering linkage must remain stock. NO REINFORCING ALLOWED. No truck rear ends. Must be 5 bolt and No Floaters.

  25. HEADERS Must be secure and can be attached to distributor protector.

  26. FRAMES No pinning or welding of frames. Or stuffed frames. Tilted frames will be aloud you may only weld 3 side of crush box. 6 patches are aloud 4”x 4” x 1/4 inch thick.

  27. DRIVETRAIN PROTECTORS Protectors only be fastened to motor or transmission. NO FASTENING TO FRAME OR BODY.

  28. MOTOR MOUNTS Stock motor mounts may be welded or chained. Homemade mounts are acceptable. Any excessive or added mounts will result in disqualification.

  29. TRANSMISSION CROSSMEMBER Must be stock but can be welded in place. NO EXTRA METAL.

  30. BODYMOUNTS Can be ¾” threaded rod, max 3” washers, but MUST HAVE a 1” spacer between body and frame. You may use the original mounts plus 4.

  31. TIRES Tires may be doubled but not loaded. No screwing tires to rim or studding. All wheel weights must be removed. Stem protector are allowed. All season only No snow tires.

  32. PRE-BENDING Cars may be bent within reason. Wedging is allowed but must have a rear window bar. Trunks may be tucked. Wagon roofs may be pre-bent so rear end lifts.