Non-Fair Special Events

Special Events at the Morgan County Fairgrounds

                                                       FALL DEMOLITION DERBY

             OCTOBER 22, 2022




  1. Any full-sized car except Chrysler Imperials.
  2. Remove all flammable material and glass from the material, dash may stay in car.
  3. Gas tank must be moved to back seat area and covered.
  4. Driver’s door only, may be welded shut; all other doors wired 2 spots per seam.
  5. Trunk lid & hood may be wired in 6 places. Must have wire/chain from dash to roof in windshield area. Trunk lid must have 12” hole in it for inspection purposes. No rear window bars.
  6. Any drive train in any car. No 8 lug rear ends. If you have a distributor protector, the firewall must be cut out. If you have a pulley protector the sway bar has to be mounted with factory mounts. Aftermarket shifter, steering column, headers, gas and brake pedals, and slider drive shafts are allowed. No engine chains. NO KICKER TO DISTRIBUTOR PROTECTOR OR TRANSMISSION BELL HOUSING OR PROTECTOR. Trans protectors can be bolted to cross member. Must be factory cross member.

You can use ZTR style watts link brackets on 98 and newer fords. They must bolt on with bolts, no larger than ½”.

  1. Tires must be DOT. No solid wheels or bead locks.
  2. Must use a factory car bumper. May be welded on with 2”x6”1/4” strap, 2 per side. No loaded bumpers. Bumper shocks and brackets can be welded onto the frame. No welding behind the core support.
  3. May have a 4 point cage, no bigger than 4” tubing with a rollover bar attached. Dash bar must be 6” off of transmission tunnel, and 6” from firewall. No down legs.
  4. Front radiator support bolts may be changed, using 5/8” all thread with a maximum of 4” floating spacer. Must use factory radiator support frame mounts. All thread cannot be any longer than 12”. All thread cannot go up through the top side of core support.
  5. The back 4 body mounts may also be changed with 5/8” all thread. Must have a 1” spacer between body and frame. All thread cannot be any longer than 8”.
  6. Front suspension: Must remain stock. No kicking springs, no aftermarket ball joints, tie rods, or spindles.

Rear suspension: You can run 2 stands of #9 per side on the rear end, to tie the rear end down.

  1. Prerans are aloud 4-4”x6” plates.
  2. No welding anywhere else on car except what is stated in the rules.
  3. Must have roof sign with number.
  4. Cars will be inspected after the derby!!

Prerans are allowed 2 extra patches for the fall show only.


Morgan County Demolition Derby Rules

Start time 7:00pm.


The show will have modified and stock full size, mini/mid-size cars.

Mini/Mid-size cars will be combined. Wheelbase is 110” and shorter. (Using modified rules) No V8’s allowed in mini/midsize cars.

Inspection starts at 3:00 pm, must be inspected 1 hour prior to race.

Cars will register and pay entry fee after passing inspection.

There will be no refund given due to disqualification during the event.

Entry fee is $25 per car.

  1. Any passenger car or station wagon allowed (minimum of 110” wheel base). No limos, convertibles, hearses, or 4-wheel drives.
  2. The engine and body do not have to be the same make; however if changed, the number 1 spark plug must be in front of the ball joint. Maximum of 4 engine chains, with 4 links per chain welded to frame.
  3. All cars must have a roof sign with number.
  4. The radiators and fans must remain in stock location. A 3”x3” piece of angle 32” long allowed on radiator support. Trans coolers and oil coolers are allowed.
  5. Batteries must be moved to the front passenger floorboard and must be securely fastened and covered.
  6. The original gas tank must be removed and an approved gas tank must be placed in the back seat area properly secured and covered. Gas tank protectors are allowed, no more than 32” wide may touch but not be attached to rear dash. They can be attached to rear window bar.
  7. The doors may be welded, wired or chained shut. If you are using wire or chain you must have at least 2 places per door and no more than 2 per door seam. A driver’s door plate is optional; however if a driver’s door plate is used it must be no more than 4” passed the door seams.
  8. The hood must be open for inspection. A maximum of 6 tie downs allowed with; number 9 wire or bolts. The hood must have a hole in it for fire protection.
  9. The trunk may have a maximum of 6 tie downs (number 9 wire or chain) or may be welded shut. You must have a 12” hole in the trunk lid for inspection purposes.
  10. You must have a bar, chain or number 9 wire from fire wall to the roof in the middle of the windshield; you are allowed to have one back window bar from the roof to the trunk lid, 6” onto trunk lid. Both window bars are allowed to be welded to the up and over bar.
  11. Any tire will be allowed, no taller than 31” (no studded snow tires).
  12. All cars must have operable brakes and seat belt.
  13. All glass, chrome and carpet must be removed and swept clean before arriving at the fairgrounds.
  14. Front Suspension: You are allowed to kick out front coil springs and/or number 9 wire or bolt the top a-arms down or weld with 2 pieces of 2”x4”x1/4” plate. May have 1” all thread front shocks.
  15. Rear Suspension: 8 lug rear ends allowed. You are allowed to convert coil to leaf springs. Maximum 9 leafs per side. Maximum 6 clamps per side. Springs can be mounted with a 4”x4”x6” piece of tubing welded or bolted to the frame. May have 1” all thread rear shocks. No bracing from rear axle to frame.
  16. A four point cage is allowed; maximum of 4” tubing. You are allowed 4 down legs to the top of frame only. The dash bar must be 6” away from the fire wall. You may run a kicker up to the distributor protector from the dash bar. OR, you may have 2 kickers from dash bar angled down to the frame behind the a-arm. No larger than 2”x2” tubing. The seat bar must not go 6” behind the front seats. Cages may be in the doors. You may have a single up and over the roof bar attached to the cage only.
  17. Factory loaded bumpers, homemade bumpers no bigger than 6”x6” and no excessive points on homemade bumpers allowed.

The bumpers may be welded on with 1 of the 2 options (NOT BOTH):

Option 1:

You may shorten frame.

You may weld the bumper seams, bumper shocks and the brackets to the frame. You may not weld any further than 4” behind the radiator support AT ALL when mounting your front bumper brackets on any car. No bracket or welding may be done further than 4” behind the radiator support other than the top frame seam. – NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you choose not to use brackets, you may weld your bumper directly to the frame.

You may not weld the bumper to the body at any time.

Compression bumper shocks may be drained, slid back into the shock and welded fully.

All bumper brackets and shock components must be OEM automotive materials.

You may not reconfigure a bracket or change shock mount location.

Only shocks allowed inside frames are the original shock and configuration from factory.

No REAR bumper brackets allowed on front.

Buick, Olds and Pontiacs may fill the large hole in the frame behind the radiator support. This must be a butt fit, 1 pass weld only. NO overlap allowed.

You may weld a 2″x6″x1/4″ strap from the bumper to the frame to help keep the bumper on the car, 2 per side.

Option 2:

Remove all brackets and shocks and discard.

Leave forward radiator support mount in stock location (bolted/floating mounts such as Cadillac may be welded to frame in stock location.

You may shorten frame in front of mount but must utilize stock body mount hole.

You may weld core support spacer to bumper

(2 plates 1 per side) You  May weld a 4” wide by 3/8” thick plate from bumper to forward most part of top A-arm bracket , any outside frame side (top/bottom/inner/outer) you pick, nothing inside. Do not exceed.

You may weld (2) 2″x6″x1/4″ straps per side from the rear bumper to the frame to help keep the bumper on the car.

You may also run 2 pieces of all thread 5/8″x14″ thru the body pan to help hold the rear bumper on. 5″ washer maximum for this bolt.

  1. Bumper height must be 16″ to 22″ measured to the bottom of the frame at the back and front body mount location. Bumpers cannot be welded to the body.
  2. Body mounts may be changed using 3” washers and must have 1” of space between body and frame. You may use up to a 1” bolt. You may use a spacer at the core support with up to 1” all thread through it for the purpose of fan clearance. This all thread may run up through the hood and count as a hood tie down. You may add 2 body mounts in any position of your choice. They must be welded to outside frame only.
  3. Newer Ford cars with aluminum cradles may have a bolt-in or stock cradle welded in. Watts link cars may use bolt on or weld on brackets for rear end replacement.
  4. Pre ran cars may have up to four plates on the frame. Plates may not be bigger than 4”x6”x1/4”. Must have 1” space between plates. You are allowed to weld top frame seams only from fire wall forward, with a single pass bead.
  5. Hump plates will be allowed up to 22” long by 3/8” thick.
  6. Floor pans can be patched for gas tank and battery safety. Only the doors are allowed to be patched. Patching may not exceed 1/16th thick material. The body panels may be pinched and creased, but not welded. No wedge cars allowed.
  7. Engine and distributor protectors are allowed. Distributor protector cannot be attached to the cage.
  9. Cars will be inspected after the derby!!

You are allowed 2 extra patches for the fall show only!!

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