july 23rd 2021- big car demolition derby

2021 SOKY Fair Demolition Derby Info:

EVENT STARTS @ 7:30PM      

Gates open for registration at 5:00 pm CST and ends promptly at 6:30pm CST. All cars MUST be registered by 6:30 pm CST or you will not be allowed to run. All cars must enter from the Glen Lily Road gate.


Big Cars:  

Contact: James Bowles- (270)202-5885


1. Any automobile 1980 and newer (I have a few any year shows and I will post the rules for those as well) 2. Any engine and transmission in any vehicle. You may cut the firewall but leave the tunnel above the trans and driveshaft (dangerous areas). 3. Engine can have 1/2 cradle max with front plate and pulley pro, You may run a mid plate to accommodate the steel bell. (If it’s adding strength to the car or touching components it will be cut, don’t abuse the rule if you don’t wanna cut it out) 4. Engine mounts can be aftermarket, ZTR and Brian’s machine shop style but it must have a polyurethane style mount. Nothing excessive! 5. No engine chains anywhere, if you had them they must come off completely. 6. You may run a steel bell and steel tail but NO BRACES, no pan plates nothing more then just a bell. Rubber mount, ratchet strap or wire at the crossmember. Cannot be welded anywhere on the crossmember. 7. Any rear end , it can be braced but CANNOT reinforce the body or frame in any way. All protection must be 4 inches away from the body or frame rail (fresh or pre ran). 8. You may run a slip shaft. 9. Any wheel and tire combo. (If a rear tire comes apart and is a safety concern we have the option to DQ you) 10. You may shorten a Lincoln or Merc to the same specs as a crown Victoria. DONT MOVE THE EYE cut back flush with the first flap. 11. You may have a 10 inch long 2×2 bumper shock, it must be inside the frame and can only be welded through the factory holes and no more. No added holes, abuse this rule and you will loose the shock. In the rear you may alter the shock to get bumper height or angle. 2×2 round or square material. If you choose to run a factory shock it can be no longer then 10 inches. 6×6 mounting pad at the end of the rail. 12. Choose one location to pitch your car and no more then one spot, single bead of weld no bigger then 1/2 of weld NO ADDED METAL. 13. For ride height you may add 1 piece of 2×2 1/4 plate on each side of the front a arm and weld it (ride height only) or you can use twist in style spacers. DO NOT RUN ALLTHREAD IN THE FRONT. For the back you will be allowed a solid all thread shock that can go through the package tray only. 14. Crossmembers must remain stock or a piece of 2×2 square tubing. 4 inch piece of angle iron welded to the side of the frame for crossmember mount. Bolt the crossmember in. New mount cannot be added in front of the factory mount. Contour cross members are fine but it cannot be anywhere near the boxes. 15. You may run a BOP adapter. 16. You may run a distributor clamp. 17. Any style tie rod or plated tie rods. 18. Sway bar must remain stock on the frame but can bolt it solid to lower a arm (no added metal). 19. You may put square body a arms on bubble style cars. You can run aftermarket ball joints but they have to be a ball joint (not a heim with a bolt type) Moog, Howe, NLR etc. 20. You may run a aftermarket steering column, it cannot strengthen the car. 21. Trans coolers / oil coolers are are ok but cannot strengthen the body or frame. 22. Any shifter, gas pedal, brake pedal and batteries mounted in pass side compartment. None of these can strengthen the body and frame as well. ( pay attention to how close your battery box design is from the trans tunnel and fire wall area. Bolts holding these components in much only be through the sheet metal and component. 23. You may have a floating 4 bar cage, front and rear bars no larger then 4×4 and door bars no bigger then 2×6. Door bars can go from the firewall and must stop 8 inches before the back door seam. Roll bar must go straight up. Gussets are to be no larger then 8 inches and all bars must be 6 inches away from any sheet metal, transmission or floor pan. 24. You may have a 28” wide gas tank protector 3×3 max tubing. It cannot be bolted or welded to any sheet metal at all!! This should come directly off the rear bar, straight back to the package tray area, it may go up and cover the upper part of the tank (nothing extreme this is just for safety). Pressuring it in is fine but do not bolt, pin or weld. 25. Any factory car bumper, it can be loaded and seam welded. Dec, Dixon, ynw, Brian’s machine shop bumpers are all fine. You may also run a steel tubing rear bumper but it must be no smaller then 2×6 and no larger then 4×8 in size. No thicker then 3/8. 30 inch spread with a 8 inch point from backing. 26. front two core support bolts may be replaced with up to 1 inch all thread and it may proceed through the core support and hood. Max 3 inch washer on the hood. 8 inch tall 2×2 core support spacer MAX welded to the eye but not to the core support. 27. Hoods can be mounted in 6 locations, 2 of those spots will be your core support mounts. The other 4 can be 1 or the other. A piece of 2×2 3in long angle welded to the hood and fender with a one 1/2 bolt in it or 4 strands of wire through the fender and hood. But you cannot do both! 28. 4 Door cars may have a total of 14 3×6 1/8 strapping per side, 2 door cars may only have 8 per side 29. You may have a 3/16 drivers door plate. It cannot proceeded no further then 2 inches past the driver door seam. 30. Radiators can be wired or ratchet strapped in. Factory condenser must be wired in as well if you choose to run one. Radiator stays in factory location. No radiator guards AT ALL! 31. Rear quarters and pillars can be creased but must remain standing up. Don’t seam weld, or double. We will be drilling a lot this year!! 32. Trunk lids must have two 10×10 holes cut for inspection. You may have three 3×4 1/8 plates down each quarter panel to weld your trunk shut. You may also have two 3×4 1/8 plate on the speaker deck area and the tail light panel area. Don’t get crazy with these it’s only to make it easier for you guys. If you’d rather wire or bolt you can have 8 1/2 bolts through the upper drip rail only or 8 strands of #9 wire also through the drip rail only. 33. 2×2 rear window bar with a 6×6 mounting area on the roof and within 6 inches of where the speaker deck and trunk lid meet. If the rule is ousted you will cut it out. 34. 1 front windshield bar, either use 9 wire or 2 pieces of 3×1/4 flat bar. This is for safety only so make it simple. 35. You may switch body bolts to a 1/2 bolt but only through the upper part of the frame. 3 inch washer inside and on the top side of the body. No washers welded!!! You must have at least a 3/4 gap between the frame and body. Small style body spacers, you may use washers, steel spacer or hockey pucks (make sure you have a gap that’s a hard problem to fix if not). 36. If you have a rusted frame I must get pictures first but fixes will be very limited. Same goes for pre ran bent cars 37. 1998-2002 cars are allowed watts link conversions ZTR, toast style brackets are ok. Lower bracket cannot be any larger then 6 inches. Upper brackets no bigger then 12 inches wide. 38. You may run aftermarket control arms on the rear end 2×2 style is fine, or plated stock ones. 39. No solid front coil springs, we need to be able to see inside the pockets. 40. No aftermarket spindles, must be a factory set. 41. 1/4 hump plates 4 inch tall and 22” long arched only, I see way too many problems when going straight across. So make sure you follow that rule or you will have to cut them off. 42. You may have a total of 4 – 4×4 1/4 patch plates. Don’t push this or you will cut as well.


COMPETITION RULES: -Drivers must remain in the vehicle with helmet, seatbelt and eye protection on until notified by an official that it is safe to exit the vehicle. -Driver’s door hits are illegal. If the hit is deemed by the official to be careless or intentional, you will be disqualified. If you use your driver’s door as a defense, we will not enforce the rules. -No hot rodding in the pits. Keep it at an idle. -Any open door will be cause disqualification, you are allowed one fire, and then second fire will be cause for disqualification. You may return in later rounds. -Sandbagging is not tolerated and will be strictly enforced. Locking up the brakes prior to a hit for anything other than a driver’s door will be a cause for disqualification. The fans pay to see a show, put one on for them! -You must make AGGRESSIVE HIT every 60 seconds. -This is not a team event, team driving will not be tolerated. -THERE IS NO ALCOHOL IN THE PITS. This includes pit crews. DRIVERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRINK UNTILL AFTER THEIR NIGHT IS DONE! If you or ANY of your crew is caught with alcohol, you will be disqualified. -All cars are subject to a post race inspection before any prize money is awarded. -You must be a driver to protest, the fee is $100 and you have cash in hand. This protest must take place immediately at the conclusion of the feature event. The protesting driver must have competed in the same class as the driver he is protesting. -All cars to be in inspection line 1 hour prior to starting time. There will be a $50 late fee if you don’t meet the deadline –

Any questions, CALL FIRST. Don’t assume anything. The Officials decision is final.