Demolition Derby Rules

Important Derby Rules Announcement:

We want to announce that these are the new rules. We have joined up with Austin Johnson to try to benefit the derby drivers to bring their cars to multiple shows across central Illinois. Austin Johnson, Shaner Promotions and SF Dirtriders are in no way affiliated with each other, other than all parties have decided to run the same rules at each show. Our want for using the same rules is to provide the drivers more opportunities to run more shows. We want these shows to be fun, family oriented, and competitive. Thank you for your continued support for each show as this is a true passion for us as well.

Derby Rules

*Bone Stock Class limited to 16 & Older!*
*PowerWheels is ages 6 & Older ONLY!*
*Youth Classes ages 11-15!*

Compact Bone

Bone stock class is open to all men and women 16 and over, if under the age of 18 you must have the permission signed by both parents/guardians at the event. If both parents/guardians are not present to sign at the event, the permission will need to be notarized with the required signatures.

Driver may move forward or backward. Driver must make contact every 60 seconds or be disqualified. No sandbagging. If you sandbag the race will be stopped and a sandbagger flag will be put on top of your car. You must show visible damage or must move when hit.

Drivers and passengers must be at least 18 years of age or IF 16 or 17 years of age must have a notarized permission by parent/guardian. Drivers must furnish his/her own car. If this is a passenger heat all drivers, passengers and pit persons must sign a waiver of release of liability before entering pit area or track. Entries will be accepted up to one hour prior to race time. You must be there at least one hour before the show. IF YOU ARE NOT IN LINE TO BE CHECKED IN AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE START TIME, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $20.00 for late check-in. All drivers and pit people must attend the meeting prior to race time.

Bone Stock

Bone stock class is open to all men and women 16 and over, if under the age of 18 you must have the permission signed by both parents/guardians at the event. If both parents/guardians are not present to sign at the event, the Permission will need to be notarized with the required signatures.
Driver may move forward or backward. Driver must make contact every 60 seconds or be disqualified. No sandbagging. If you sandbag the race will be stopped and a sandbagger flag will be put on top of your car. You must show visible damage or must move when hit.

This class will be limited to 1977 or newer GM cars. All glass, chrome, pot metal, carpet, headlights, taillights and back seat must be removed. Anything flammable must be removed before reaching exhibit area.

Must have number on both front doors and on roof sign. Must be big and bright enough to read. Use your choice of number. NO profanity!

Power Wheels

Not much to building a power wheel. The only modification you may do is replace the original battery with a lawn mower battery. Nothing bigger than a lawn mower battery. You may paint and decorate it how you want. Please keep it clean this is for the kids. The child may be between the ages of 4-9. They must wear a helmet. MANDATORY TO HAVE THE NAME AND NUMBER VISIBLE SO THEY CAN BE EASILY IDENTIFIED. If you have any questions, please call or text Shane @ 217.306.2222.

Semi Stock

This class is open to all men and women 16 and over. 16- and 17-year-old must have the permission signed by both parents/guardians at the event. If both parents/guardians are not present to sign at the event, the permission will need to be notarized with the required signatures.
Driver may move forward or backward. Driver must make contact every 60 seconds or be disqualified. No sandbagging. If you sandbag the race will be stopped and the driver given a warning… No team driving allowed, not even on a sandbagger. Cars must move when hit or show visible damage. No driver’s door hits allowed.
This class will be open to any year car! No wedging, no sedagons, no jeeps, no trucks (ranchero and el Caminos are considered trucks), no carryalls, no Hearst, no limos, no convertibles, no suicide Lincolns or Tbirds. Wagons must have spare tire flap removed or a hole cut in it for inspectors to see. ABSOLUTELY NO welding besides what is stated in these rules. UNLIMITED 9-WIRE. No Imperial or Imperial Subframes.  No profanity allowed on cars.

Compact Weld

This class is open to all men and women 16 years old and over. Ages 16 and 17 years old must have a notarized permit signed by a parent/guardian. Drivers must have a driver’s license. In fairness to all, the following rules and regulations shall prevail. Drivers may move forward or backward. Driver must make contact every 60 seconds or be disqualified. No sandbagging. No team driving. Cars must move when hit or show visible damage. No driver door hits allowed.

Driver must furnish his/her own car. If this is a heat, all drivers and pit persons must sign a waiver of release of liability before entering the pit area or track. NO ONE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE allowed in the pit area or on track. Entries will be accepted up to one hour before race time. You must be there at least one hour before the show. IF YOU ARE NOT IN LINE TO BE CHECKED IN AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE THE START TIME, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $20.00. All drivers and pit people must attend the meeting before race time.

Mod Compact, Mini Van, Mini Truck

Compact Cars:
Must not exceed 112-inch wheelbase. They can be 4- or 6-cylinder engines

Mini Vans:
Front or Rear-wheel drive is acceptable They can be 4- or 6-cylinder engines

Mini Trucks:
These can be 2- or 4-wheel drive. Only can use one drive shaft or the other. You can not run front or rear shafts.
They can be 4- or 6-cylinder engines. These do not have to match the make and model. Example: 4.3 GM engine in a Dodge Durango.

NEW: Youth Class

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age or IF 16 or 17 years of age, must have notarized permission by parent/guardian. Driver must furnish his/her own car. Must have AMPLE PADDING in the driver and passenger areas. If this is a passenger heat all drivers, passengers and pit persons must sign a waiver of release of liability before entering pit area or track.

NO ONE UNDER 13 YEARS of age is allowed in the pit area or on the track. Entries will be accepted up to one hour prior to race time. You must be there at least one hour before show. IF YOU ARE NOT IN LINE TO BE CHECKED IN AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE START TIME, YOU WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $20.00 for late check in. All driver and pit people must attend meeting prior to race time.

Bone Stock Midsize Team Derby

2 Person Teams
Front Wheel Drive Only
$200 Per Team
20 Team Minimum

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