Here are your 2017 Carlton County Demolition Derby Rules! Carlton County Fair Demolition Derby
**Mini Trucks also!
1) $50 entry fee. Covers car and driver. Build to the rules and if any questions call.
2) All cars are to be at the fairgrounds by 4pm. Pre-registration is recommended. Pre-registered cars will be inspected first and allowed in the gate as soon as possible.
3) A Snell approved helmet or equivalent and eye protection is required. Racing suit (REQUIRED IF RUNNING ALCOHOL) or long sleeve shirt or jacket is required for driver safety.
4) All cars must have seat belts. At a minimum, lap belt, but 5 point harness is recommended.
5) All cars must have working brakes.
6) All cars must be completely stripped of all windows, mirrors, chrome, plastic, fiberglass, etc. No trailer hitches and trunks must be empty. All holes in the firewall and floors must be covered or closed up, floors must remain intact unless otherwise specified for drivers safety.
7) Factory gas tanks must be removed. Fuel tank must be inside of car, behind driver’s seat, fastened down securely with steel strap and bolts (maximum ¾ inch) through body tin only. No rubber straps, chain, plumbers strap or screws allowed. Steel boat tanks and fuel cells only, plastic tanks must be secured in metal box no more than 2 inches (in any direction) larger than tank and all tanks should have a 5 gallon max. Electric fuel pump cars will run an inline pump or have pump mounted in tank and not leak. IF RUNNING ALCOHOL TANK MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED AS SUCH.
8) Batteries must be inside of car, no more than 2 automotive or one industrial multi cell battery allowed. Batteries must be encased in a steel box no larger than 2 inches (in any direction) of the type of battery used. Battery box must be welded or bolted (maximum ¾ inch) to body tin only, 2 bolts may go through frame or cross member.
9) Driver’s door should be painted white for your safety. Drivers half of windshield and driver’s door window must have steel mesh, strapping, or expanded steel covering them. Driver’s door can be reinforced, but not more than 6 inches beyond any seam.
10) All cars must have a roof sign (18in.x18in. minimum) with color contrasting numbers (example: white on black).
11) Entry fees will be paid prior to inspection.
12) If a car has material that is not allowed, you may remove it or go home. You will forfeit any entry fee paid. A driver vote will not be allowed. These are the rules, obey them.
13) The top four cars may be inspected following the derby. Anything found that is not allowed at that time will forfeit winnings. Placing will be adjusted accordingly at that point.
14) The last hit on an eligible car wins. In the case of a head-on hit between the last two cars, the last one running wins. All cars will have 1 minute to make an eligible hit. Sandbagging is not allowed.
15) The official rules are signed by the fair board and are the only rules recognized.
16) The judges will have final say in all matters. Questions will be answered by Jeremy Halverson only. Home (218) 384-4061 or Cell (218) 940-5581.
1) Any unibody foreign or domestic passenger type car, max wheel base of 108” measured center of front hub to center of back hub. 4 or 6 cylinder only, no v-8’s. We will measure. No altering of wheel base to meet requirements.
2) If it’s not stated you can do in the rules, DO NOT DO IT. No gray area building. Don’t assume it’s ok…call first!
3) Motor and tranny of choice, cross breeding is allowed and must be located in the stock position. Motor and tranny may be chained down, you may weld mounts and or use 1 2”wide x 1/4” thick strap mounted to anywhere on the engine and welded flat to the top of the frame directly in line with the front tires only. Do not use as means of frame reinforcement. If we feel it is too much or adds strength to the frame, you will cut it. No transmission protectors, or anything attached to the transmission can be welded to any part of the car.
4) All hoods must be able to be opened for inspection at the judges request.
5) Transmission coolers, welded rear ends, headers are allowed. If headers not used, must have a minimum of 12”x12” hole cut in hood over carb area. Transmission coolers can only be in car if there is an automatic transmission being used. Holes must be covered.
6) Drivers door may be welded solid and or steel door bar may be used with steel not to extend more than 1” from original body or 4” past either end of door.
7) Doors must be either welded or chained shut. Chain must be min 5/16 single loop. If welded, may be welded solid using a max of 3” wide x 1/8” plate. Window area can be 9 wired in a maximum of 2 places. No 9 wire anywhere else in or on car. Top of doors can be folded over and welded together, no added metal.
The hood may be secured in 6 places max with any of the following combinations:
A) Single loop 5/16” chain minimum.
B) Maximum size of 1” threaded rod with 4”x 4” max washers. If using rod, up to 4 rods may be welded to, but may not go through frame. If rod bent and laid on frame only 4” maximum length of rod and weld on the frame allowed. Not 5, not 4.5….4” per rod. This will be measured and enforced closely. Remaining rod used must connect tin to tin only.
C) 3” angle, 6” long welded to the hood and vehicle and bolted together.
8) The trunk lid may be secured up to 6 places by any combination of the following:
A) Single loop 5/16” chain.
B) Threaded rod (1” max size) with 4”x 4” max washers. If rod used, up to 4 rods may be welded to or extend through frame. This is for the trunk only. The rest must be tin to tin.
C) 3” angle, 6” long welded to trunk and vehicle and bolted together.
9) A front side to side dash bar, behind the seat side to side bar, driver side and passenger side bar connecting front and back bar allowed. 4” max diameter thick walled with max of 6”x 6” plates on ends. These bars are for safety, not reinforcement and judges will use discretion, so don’t over do it. No vertical bars of any kind connected to cross bars. In other words no kickers down to the floor or frame in any way. Halo bar allowed. 2” minimum tubing welded to crossbar only. May fasten to roof using max of 4 bolts. No part of halo may touch the floor, body, frame, or front dash bar in any way.
10) Sub-frames may be bolted up with ¾” max bolts in 2 places per frame rail. 1 per side in front and 1 per side in back, no larger than 4”x 4” washers may be used on bolts. Absolutely no connection of front and rear frames by any means.
11) All cars must have the factory frame and body match what they came with from the factor. In other words no taking body off a different type of car and putting it on a different style of frame. Frame and body must match.
12) Core support must be factory style for that make and model. If core support is damaged, may use 1 piece of 2”x 2” ¼” angle iron from one fender to the other fender. Angle can be welded to fender tin only.
13) Radiators must be in stock position. You may choose to have no cooling system at all. Radi-barrels are allowed not to extend more than 3” above the core support. May be welded to the core support on top. Thin strap may be used. May be welded on sides to body tin only. No welding of any kind with the purpose of reinforcement. Absolutely no welding of barrel to the frame in any way, shape, or form. Don’t go over board welding these in. If determined by the officials to be excessive or reinforcing, you will be made to cut.
14) May put 2 straps across rear tail light lens holes connecting trunk to bumper, but must leave inspection holes to view inside of trunk. Maximum 3” wide, 1/8” thick flat iron and can not go more than 1” past either side of hole.
15) Suspension may be welded. A arms may be welded, 1 strap up to 2”x 2” may be used on each side. Front bumper height 20”max from ground to the bottom of bumper. Maximum 7 rear leafs per side. May not leaf a factory coil spring car. 5 lug rear axle max.
16) Floor plates are allowed only if original floor is rusted out, we will look at the bottom to verify. 1/8” thick max, must be flush to floor and not raised to cover cheating. Floor plates can not create full frame. No other plating allowed in or on car.
17) Bumpers may be welded on using stock compact bumper shocks or brackets only or hard nosed directly on frame or run without but have mounts removed as well. No sharp edges.
A) Any stock automotive bumper and may be stuffed.
B) Homemade bumpers must be straight across with a chrome skin welded on. Do not cap ends.
18) Any size or ply tire may be used. Double walling, doubling, foaming, water, etc may be done if you choose too.
19) May weld top seam of frame from firewall forward. Use welder only, no added material. ½” maximum bead width.
20) Frame repairs-If frame is rusted you may fix it with ¼” plate 1” past the rust hole ( do not cut the rust spot out). You may weld a plate 1” past a bend. All plates must be welded to the frame and cannot be used to act like a gusset. You may fix body with sheet metal 2”past rust. If car is pre-ran, maximum of 2 plates, each no longer than 6”max, allowed per frame rail. Must be able to prove bends.
21) Questions call Jeremy Halverson only @ cell (218) 940-5581 or home (218) 384-4061.
1) Full size stock passenger cars and wagons only, no commercial vehicles (hearses or limos, etc.) NO IMPERIALS or IMPERIAL SUB FRAMES or IMPERIAL “K” FRAMES. NO GM ROUNDBACK WAGONS. 2003 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury frames must run factory engine cradle.
2) Snow or bar tires on drive wheels are not allowed. There is no ply rule, air only.
3) 1 dash bar is allowed, kickers are not allowed, not to exceed 6 inches in diameter and may have a 6x6 inch plate on either end, welded to body tin only. 1 bar may be welded from dash bar to door bar/brace on both sides and not to floor or frame. Any other bars forward or backward are not allowed.
4) 1 side to side bar behind drivers seat with two kickers is allowed, in the shape of an X, not to exceed 6 inches in diameter and may have a 6x6 inch plate on either end, welded to body tin only. Halos are allowed for safety purposes but must be attached to side to side door bar not the floor or frame. Any other bars forward or backward are not allowed.
5) All hoods, trunks, and tail gates must be open for inspection or a minimum 12 inch diameter hole cut in them. Holes for exhaust stacks will satisfy hood hole requirement. 6 bolts or chains per hood and trunk to body tin only, 2 may go through or be welded to frame but must go straight down and not used as kickers. Maximum size ¾ inch bolts. Doors and tail gates may be welded or chained, 4 chains per door max or 2-4 inch patches welded per outside seam. Absolutely no wedging, trunks may be tucked and hoods bent over radiator core support. Rear dash and deck lids will remain in stock position and form. No bars from roof to trunk.
6) Engine and drive train must remain in stock location. Motor mounts can be welded or chained. 2 additional motor mounts can be added but in front of carburetor and behind pulleys with no more than 4 inches weld on frame on either side. Exhaust stacks are allowed. A lower engine cradle (block saver) with pulley protector will be allowed but only for the purpose of mounting the engine ( 2 spots like factory mounts, no midplates) and not for frame reinforcement. After market engine or transmission protectors are not allowed. Slider drive shafts are not allowed. Engine, transmission, and rear ends can be of any passenger car make and model.
7) Radiator must remain in stock location. Radi barrels are allowed, in stock radiator location, and may be welded to radiator saddle tin or hood/core support bolts only and must be vented down under car.
8) Transmission coolers must be welded or bolted (maximum ¾ inch) to body tin only and covered. Floor shifters are allowed. A 6in x 1ft hole for shifter in floor is allowed but must be covered.
9) Suspension may be solid. A-arms may be bolted or welded (2 spots), shocks may be welded, clamped, or replaced. Leaf spring cars are to have no more than 7 leafs on either side. Non-leaf cars may weld a piece of steel across rear hump, no larger than 2x4 inches in diameter and may be placed as such to facilitate solid rear suspension. Rear bumper must not be higher than the front for any car.
10) Bumpers may be from any make or model of passenger car and must remain stock. If a stock 1-sided bumper is used, the back side may be enclosed with ¼ inch maximum thickness flat steel only. Option 3 you may use a 4x4x1/4” square steel, straight across with no point, as a bumper with a chrome skin welded on. If choosing this option the ends are not to be capped, they must remain open. Stuffing or plating are not allowed. Sharp ends are not allowed. Bumpers may be welded on. Bumper shocks may be removed. If bumper shocks are removed, bumper is to be welded to frame. A maximum of 4 inches of frame, behind bumper, may be used to weld bumper on.
11) Seam welding is allowed, ½” bead, single pass over factory frame welds.
12) Body mounts can be removed or replaced. A maximum of ¾ inch bolt and 4 inch washer may be used. 4 additional bolts may be added to the passenger compartment, to body tin only and not used as kickers.
13) Pre-ran cars may have up to 3 pucker patched areas per frame rail. 8” patch, max 24” per frame rail, 2 sides of frame. Maximum of 2 inches beyond affected area and not thicker than ¼ inch material.
14) These cars will remain stock. Any other welding, frame bolts, or roll cages are not allowed.
15) The judges will have final say in all matters. Questions will be answered by Jeremy Halverson only. Home (218) 384-4061 or Cell (218) 940-5581.
1) Welding from the center of the front wheels permitted. This is the only frame welding.
2) Patch and pucker frame 6” long ¼ thick plate outside of frame only, 8”between patches.
3) No frame swaps. No imperial sub frames, k frames, ect. Stock only.
4) Stock bumpers only. Make sure bumper can cover your beam. No pointy bumpers.
5) Must have a hood and must be bolted down max of 6 places using 1”rod, 6” washer max, 12”x12” opening in the hood above carburetor. All doors must be welded shut. 8 4”x4” pads per door.
6) Roll cages allowed. Inside or outside of the cab. Braces must stay in front of the wheel wells and can be bolted to the frame.
7) Dash bar 3” max, door bars and rear cab bars are allowed, 2 dash bar kickers down to the frame.
8) Cab reinforcement must remain separate from the box.
9) Gear protection in the box cannot be attached to the cab, box front, sides or rear.
10) Tailgate must be welded to the box. Factory tailgates only. ABSOLUTLEY NO WEDGING! Box sides and tailgates are to remain upright in stock position.
11) No stuffing of body panels. (fenders, box sides, ect.)
12) Rear bumpers that are removed, must have frame rails capped using channel or angle, not to extend further than frame rail width.
13) Prior run trucks must meet rules.
14) May add an additional 8 body bolts total, other than factory locations in cab and box. 6” washer max.
15) 4x4’s must have the front driveshaft removed.
16) Dodge Dakotas are allowed. No full size trucks allowed.
17) Motor mounts may be welded. 2 additional straps or chains can be added. Must be behind water pump, but in front of the carburetor.
18) Radi-barrels must be inside frame rails (top and bottom), may be welded or bolted on, 3” thick outside to outside max and vented down.
19) No homemade spring pacs-leafs only.
20) If it doesn’t say you can do it, don’t. It’s not allowed.
Power Wheels Derby SPONSERED BY COMO
1. This is supposed to be fun for the KIDS, parents please don’t ruin it for them.
2. This is for ages 3-10.
3. Derby is limited to 6 or 12 volt power wheels only.
4. No additional reinforcement for strength, let the kids have fun painting them.
5. Stock tires only, no screws, chains, ect.
6. Do not raise or lower, power wheels must sit like they came from the store.
7. Stock battery can be replaced with a 12 volt lawn mower battery. Batteries must be secured.
8. Helmets are mandatory.
9. Seat belts are recommended.
10. No passengers.
11. When choosing a power wheels for your child, please keep in mind that these vehicles will be running into each other. The power wheel will need to be the kind that your child sits in not on. So no 4-wheelers, tractors, ect. Every parent must purchase a pit pass, kids are FREE and receive a trophy.