Terre Haute 2021
Vigo County Fair Rules
2021 Limited Weld Rules: full-size cars, mini trucks & compact cars
-No pinning, painting, welding frame holes shut or altering of frame
except what is mentioned below.
-No frame shaping except for 12 inches of the rear humps. 6 inches in front and 6 inches
behind the center of the hump. No welding or adding material. No hump plates.
-Only method of pitching is COLD BENDING!!
-Fresh cars/trucks get 2 plates anywhere on the frame and Preran cars can have 6 plates. No bending plates
into angle iron. Plates must be contoured to the frame! No plates bigger than 4"x6"x1/4".
of engine crossmember except for 1 plate per side to weld motor mounts down. Keep it minimal and plate cannot touch side frame
rails. Maximum thickness of material is 1/2 inch.
-No body or frame seam welding anywhere except for MINI CARS. They
can weld body seams and K member seams firewall forward only.
-You are allowed to #9 wire or chain rear frame rails together
in 1 location behind rear hump. Chain can be no bigger than 3/8" and can only be bolted, not welded.
rails can be shortened, but the hole in the factory core support mount must remain intact and uncut. The factory core support
mount must be in the factory location.
-Plates and/or welds are not allowed to touch. Must have a gap!
be welded to the frame only, not to the body or sheet metal.
-Frames can be re-clipped, re-horned with same make and
model frame, 1 inch overlap max and no additional material.
-Homemade bumpers are allowed but both ends must be capped, no bigger than 8"x8"
material can be used for bumpers. Points on the front cannot be bigger than a factory Chrysler bumper. Rear bumper mut be
-Any bumper shock/bracket may be used to mount bumper to the frame or you can use 2"x2"x1/4" square
tube or 2"x2"x1/4" flat plate. No rear brackets can be used on the front, only on the rear and cannot be welded
past 6 inches from end of frame on the rear. Only 2 bumper shocks per bumper allowed.
-Bumper shocks cannot extend more
than 6 inches past the center of the hole on the core support mount, even if the shock is inside of frame. Shock can be welded
-Rear bumper shocks cannot extend onto or in rear frame no more than 6 inches.
-Hard nosing bumpers is
-Must be able to see where the bumper shock ends.
-Minimum rear bumper height is 12" for MINI CARS,
14" for FULL SIZE CARS and MINI TRUCKS/MINI VANS.
-You are allowed 2 bumper straps per bumper, 3" wide, 1/4"
thick max and can only extend and be welded onto the frame 3".
-The minimum bumper height measurement will be taken
from the bottom of the rear frame in all classes.
-All suspension/steering components must be factory for that year, make/model
car. Replacement with OEM parts only. No Joker style parts.
-Tierods sleeves may be reinforced. Ends must be factory
OEM tierod ends.
-Aftermarket steering shafts allowed.
-Steering gear boxes can be swapped, but must mount in the
factory location without any added material and no welding allowed.
-2003 and newer Fords can have a ford gear box installed
by drilling holes through both sides of the frame in the factory location of a 2002 and older Ford. You can install small
diameter pipe (sleeve) inside the frame for the bolts to pass through. No welding of the bolts, gearbox or pipe (sleeve) or
washers allowed at all on any car. The steering idler arm must be bolted through one side of the frame only, no welding. This
rule is for 2003 and newer only, other cars/trucks are NOT allowed to use this mounting technique, must be factory mounting
for your make and model car.
-Sway bars can be bolted to lower control arms with 3/8" bolt. Sway bar must be mounted
to frame in stock location with factory mounting hardware. Sway bar cannot be welded to the frame or A arm.
or homemade trailing arm brackets can be used on 98 and newer Fords. MUST be bolted in the factory location, no welding of
aftermarket/homemade brackets. You are allowed to use a factory bracket from 97 and older Ford, but must be welded in factory
location without any added material. Material used for homemade brackets can be no bigger than 3"x3"x1/4" tube.
Bolt cannot pass through both sides of the frame.
-Rear trailing arms can be shortened, overlapped and welded back together
but no adding material. A single hardware washer can be welded to the upper rear trailing arm hole on each side.
A arms can be welded down with a single 2"x4"x1/4" plate from the A arm to the spring pocket. The 4" side
must be vertical! No pipe or tube can be used on full size cars. Same rule applies for trucks and mini cars with A arms. This
is the only acceptable way of locking front suspension with A arms.
-Mini trucks without A arms can have one piece of
1.5 inch round pipe or 1.5 inch square tube from bottom of frame to axle or leaf spring on each side. Mini cars/mini vans
without A arms can weld front struts solid without any reinforcement to the body or frame.
-Rear suspension must remain
stock with OEM parts, no solid shocks or doubled springs. You can wrap #9 wire around coil springs and rearend. . No chaining
in front of the rear humps. You can wrap 1 chain around the rearend and hump per side, but must be vertical and bolted together,
not welded to the frame. Chain no bigger than 3/8".
-Rear leaf springs and mounting must remain stock and in stock
location. No adding leaf springs.
-No leaf spring conversions allowed in any class.
-Max wheel base
for mini cars is 110" for FWD and 106" for RWD. NO FULL FRAME CARS in that class. Mini Vans will run the Mini Truck
-Any engine or transmission allowed in FULL SIZE CARS only. No bigger than a V6 engine in all other classes.
-Engine cradles are allowed. Basic cradles such as Robbo, Big Rock, XXX, M-1 are allowed, but no distributor protectors.
Nothing on top of the engine can extend any further back than the backside of the stacks. You can have stack protectors, but
must remain simple. No carb protector (halo) can be past the back of the stacks. Nothing can bolt on back of cylinder head
or to transmission bellhousing. No spark plug or spark plug wire protectors allowed. No supports are allowed to extend from
the cage to the engine/transmission or vice versa.
-Engine cradle cannot be welded or bolted to side frame rails except
for rules mentioned for the 2003 and newer Fords. No welding engine cradles to engine crossmember or frame rails. All entries
MUST have a motor mounts! Motor mounts may be bolted or welded in place with 4 welds 1in in length.
-You can chain your
engine down with a single chain per side. It can only be welded to the engine crossmember/ k member with 2 chain links welded
down, and not the frame rail. Max chain size is 3/8".
-No transmission protectors of any kind.
case modifications allowed.
-Steel bells and Ultra bells allowed, but nothing can be added.
-If you run a steel
bell, you are NOT allowed to form the sheet metal of the transmission tunnel around it. You are NOT allowed to cut and fold
the tunnel down around the back of the steel bell. If you rip the sheet metal during install, no welding the sheet metal back
-Solid motor mounts allowed, keep them minimal.
-No contoured transmission cross members allowed. If you
choose not to use the factory transmission cross member, you can use 2"x2"x1/4" square tube.
of 3"x3"x1/4" angle 6" long can be welded to the frame on each side to attach the cross member to the
-Must use OEM style transmission mount, no solid transmission mounts allowed!
-Steel transmission tail shafts
allowed. Cannot be welded to the transmission crossmember. You can wrap transmission tail shaft to cross member with #9 wire
or a ratchet strap only. No chain.
-Slider shafts are encouraged.
-Any rearend allowed in FULL SIZE CARS. MINI TRUCKS
are allowed a 6 lug rearend max. MINI CARS are allowed 5 lug rearend max. Must mount in the factory manner for that car or
-Rearend braces are allowed but cannot contact frame or reinforce frame in any way!
-No axle savers allowed.
-Pinion brakes allowed.
-Any rubber tire allowed.
-Any OEM rim allowed, wheel centers allowed, bead lip protectors
allowed on bead lip only (keep it simple), valve stem protector allowed. No homemade rims to look like tires allowed!
bead locks allowed!
-2003 and newer Fords must leave the factory aluminum engine crossmember/cradle in place. You can
use an aftermarket crossmember/cradle designed for 2003 and newers to install your engine to the factory aluminum. It can
only bolt to the aluminum cradle in the factory locations and on top of the factory bolts on the front frame rails. No other
bolting allowed! Must leave factory bolts in the frame. Maximum thickness of either a purchased or homemade crossmember/cradle
is 1/2" thick. Absolutely no welding to frame rails! Aftermarket bolt in cradles cannot encase the aluminum cradle or
wrap around the bottom of the frame rails. If you have any questions or need to see pictures of the 2 acceptable crossmember/cradles
-No radiator protectors allowed except for a single 1/8" thick piece of expanded metal or a single a/c
condenser in front of the radiator, not both! Can only be mounted with four 3/8" bolts and washer no bigger than 2 inch
diameter. Radiator must mount in factory location. You can ratchet strap your radiator to core support or you can weld 2 pieces
of 2" wide flat plate no thicker than 1/8" thick on top of core support and run 3/8" all thread down to the
lower radiator support. No added plate on bottom of radiator support.
-4 point cage recomended. Dash bar, 2 door bars
and a back seat bar. Door bars cannot be longer than 60 inches and must be 6 inches above floor. Dash bar must be 6 inches
away from firewall. At no time will a steel bell be allowed to touch the cage. Max cage material is either 4"x4"
or close. Cage must be inside of car and not through the doors.
-Roll over bar is HIGHLY recommended and must be vertical,
not pitched forward or backward. Must attach to the cage and no further back than 6 inches behind driver seat, no matter where
the seat is located. This is for safety, not reinforcement. It can be bolted to the roof in 2 locations with 1/2" bolts.
Washers cannot exceed 4"x4".
-4 down legs are allowed to be welded from the bottom of the door bar (not the
back of the door bar) to the frame or sheet metal. Cannot be bolted to the frame. No part of the down leg can be in front
of the front inner door seam. Down legs CANNOT exceed 3"x3" material. No exceptions!
-Door bars cannot extend
past firewall in drivers compartment.
-Must have windshield bar or #9 wire. Windshield bars must be outside of valve
covers and can only attach to the firewall and 2 inches onto the roof. Cannot attach to the cage or roll over bar. Material
cannot be bigger than 2" wide and 1/4" thick. #9 wire can only attach to the roof and firewall. No back window bars
allowed in any class.
-Gas tank protectors allowed. Cannot be any wider than 30 inches and must have a 4 inch gap between
rear speaker deck/sheet metal. Halo type protector can be built, must not extend any further than 4 inches above the top of
tank. MINI TRUCKS must mount the fuel tank within 4 inches from the back of the cab, and tank protector cannot extend any
more than 4 inches from rear of fuel tank. For MINI VANS, the gas tank must mount within 4 inches of back seat bar and tank
protector cannot be more than 4 inches above or 4 inches past the back of the tank.
-Body mounts bolts can
be replaced and go all the way through sheet metal. Must have either factory rubber mount or you can use a hockey puck. No
bolting the body solid to the frame. Must have a gap between body and frame all the way from front to back. Body bolts CANNOT
exceed 3/4" in diameter. Washers inside of car cannot exceed 4"x4"x1/4" material. Bolts cannot pass through
both sides of frame. Washer inside of frame CANNOT be homemade, must be a store bought hardware washer. No welding washers
to the frame! Body bolts cannot extend more than 3 inches above sheetmetal. Body mounts can be removed and k member bolted
solid in MINI CARS ONLY!! Mini cars must follow body bolt size rule!!!
-No welding body to frame or k member. No body
seam welding except for MINI CARS ONLY!
-FULL SIZE CARS , MINI CARS and MINI VANS can add 2 body mounts anywhere of your
choice inside the passenger compartment only. MINI TRUCKS can put the extra body bolts in the bed if they choose. It cannot
touch the crush box on any car, cannot exceed a 3/4" bolt or 3/4" all thread and must have a spacer. It must be
welded to the side of the frame rail in a vertical position, single pass weld down both sides only. No plate added.
All thread allowed in core support mounts only. All other body bolts cannot be bigger than 3/4".
-Core support spacers
must be free floating and cannot exceed 2x2 square tube.
-Must use factory core support mount, no added material or altering
the factory mount!
-All thread cannot be sleeved!
-6"x4"x1/4" plate can be welded on top of core
support for the all thread to pass thru. Cannot be welded to the fenders, core support only.
-Doors can be welded solid
if you desire with material no bigger than 3" wide x 1/8" thick.
-Hood can have a total of 6 hold downs. The
all thread in core support counts as 2 of them. You are allowed to weld angle clips to the fender and hood in 4 locations
and bolt it together with bolts no bigger than 3/8". Angle clips can either be welded on top of fender and hood, or to
the fender under the hood . If you weld it under the hood, you are allowed to use 1" all thread welded to the angle up
through the hood and bolt it down that way in 4 locations. Angle iron can be no bigger than 2"x2"x1/4" thick
and no longer than 2 inches long. Unlimited #9 wire is also allowed. No welding all thread/hood hold downs to the frame/unibody
or sheetmetal! Max size hood washers/hold downs is 4"x4"x1/4" and must be individual plates/washers. No bridging
between 2 pieces of all thread allowed.
-Hood must be present and off during inspection.
-Trunks, tailgates or rear
hatch can be welded in 6 locations using 2"x4" material no thicker than 1/4". Unlimited #9 wire allowed.
-MINI TRUCKS are allowed to weld the cab to the bedside in 2 spots per side with a 4"x4" flat plate no thicker
-MINI TRUCKS must leave bedsides vertical and tailgate in the factory location.
-Trunk can be bent
in half, cut in half, removed or left complete. It can be pushed down in the center but not all the way to the trunk floor.
No wedging allowed. Trunk lid must remain on top of drip rail. Rear quarter panels must remain vertical and in factory location.
-Hood can have inner skin bolted in 10 spots with 3/8" bolts and 3/8" washers. No homemade washers.
wall must remain in its factory location/position. Not pushed back or pushed down in any way.
-Everyone must have a 10"
hole in trunk and hood!!! No exceptions!
-Body panel may be creased on rear quarter panels and front fenders only. No
welding and no adding material.
-Tops of doors can be bent down and welded but no adding material!!
well can be bolted with six 3/8" bolts and 3/8" washers per wheel opening.
-No skinning/sheeting of body panels.
You can patch holes with sheetmetal thick material only.
-Bolt in items such as pedals, gas tank, battery box, tranny
cooler ect. cannot be attached to frame or transmission crossmembers. Rusty floor pans/trunk pans can only be repaired with
sheetmetal thick material only. If it's that bad, maybe you should get a cleaner car.
Officials decision is final!!
Rule question oe concerns, contat Will Rogers 317-447-1059
Text anytime between 4pm - 8pm.
80's & Newer Semi Stock, Powder Puff, Youth class Rules
Powder Puff wheelbase 110" Youth Class wheelbase 106" FWD cars only.
All cars must be 1980 or newer passenger car or station wagon to compete.
-Remove all glass, mirrors, carpet,
and plastic. Remove all decking on station wagons. Dash may be left in vehicle.
-Vehicles must be swept clean of all
-All cars must have working brakes.
-Battery must be mounted securely in the drivers compartment, no bungy
straps. Battery box size is limited to a max of 18"x12" and can be welded to the cage or bolted securely to the
passenger side floor pan. No bolts may be attached to the frame. Floor sheet metal only. It must be on the flat part of the
floor pan only and not running up the firewall. You have to have a cover over the battery.
-Fuel tanks must be securely
mounted behind the driver or passenger seat area. You can use a fuel cell or boat tank. Plastic tanks are not recommended,
but if you choose to use one it needs to be mounted in a steel containment box and away from the doors and rear firewall.
Once again, securely mounted. Using bungy straps over the top of them will not work.-You may run an electric fuel pump, but
must wired to a kill switch and clearly marked.
-Fuel lines must run through the car and not underneath. Keep all fuel
lines away from headers or pinch points on the firewall that could cut the line.
-You must have a working seatbelt.
-If you're not running headers through the hood, you need to have at least 8" hole cut in the hood above or around
the carburetor in case of a fire.
-For inspection you need to bring your hoods with your car, and be able to open them.
If running a trunk lid it needs to be open at inspection.
-Absolutely no hammering or creasing of the body allowed. No
pre-bending of any kind. Station wagons may not be tucked or sedagoned at any time, even pre-ran.
-Anything may be removed
from the car, but nothing can be added unless stated in the rules.
-If you have floor pans that are rusted out, you may
patch them using sheet metal only. Rust must be visible and 1" overlap around the rust. No other rust patching allowed.
-You may run aftermarket gas/brake/clutch pedal setups. They can be mounted to the cage or drivers floorboard. However,
if they bolt to the floor it cannot be slanted up towards the firewall and the max size is 14" wide by 21" long.
Can only be mounted to the floor sheet metal. Pedals cannot be attached to the cage and the floor. One or the other.
must be wired, chained, or welded shut.
-Front doors may be welded using up to 2"x1/8" strap. You may weld
up to 12" on each front door vertical seems only. It may be one continuous weld, or broken up, but only 12" per
seam on front doors only.
-The back door vertical seem may be welded up to 6" using up to 2"X1/8" strap.
It may also be continuous or broken up, but only 6".
-Note, the doors may not be welded on the top or bottom, only
the vertical seam can be welded.
-You cannot weld the inner and outer skin together.
-If you choose not to weld
the door, they must wired or chained in at least 4 spots per door.
-A back spreader bar behind the drivers seat,
running side to side is mandatory, but a full cage is recommended.
-You may have a standard 4 pt. cage with 4 downlegs
to the sheetmetal only. All horizontal cage components must be at least 8" above frame level. You may have one bar running
side to side in place of the dash and one running side to side no more than 6" behind the front seat, and the front seat
must be bolted in the factory location. You may have a driver and passenger side door bar connecting the front and back bar.
The side bars may not be any further back than 8" behind the front seat. You may have up to 4 downlegs running to the
floor sheetmetal only, not to the frame. No part of the front downleg can be in front of the inner door seam, and the back
downlegs may be no further back than your back spreader bar. Cage must be ran inside the car and not inside the doors.
-You may have one rollover bar, but must be vertical not pitched forward or backward. It can run under or above the roof
of the car, and attach to your side or back bar.
-A small gas tank protector will be allowed off of your back spreader
bar. It is to be no wider than 30" and must be a minimum of 10" away from the doors. It must be a minimum of 4"
away from rear firewall. This must attach to the back spreader bar only and nothing else.
-All body mounts
be completely stock and untouched except for the front core support mounts. If you have a rusted or broken body bolt, you
may double wrap 9 wire around the frame and floor at that location only. No body bolts may be added.
-To help keep the
body attached to the frame in the rear of the car you may run #9 wire from the rear taillight panel around the frame or back
bumper. You may have 4 spots double wrapped.
-The front two core support mounts may be replaced with up to 3/4"
allthread. This may run thru the frame and up thru the hood. You may use up to a 4" tall spacer between the bottom of
core support and the frame, no bigger than 2"x2" square or 2" round tubing. This may not be welded to the frame
or core support, and must start on top of the frame and stop at the bottom of the core support. Max washer size is limited
to 4"x4"X1/4", and may not be double nutted anywhere.
-Trunk lids must remain on the hinges or must
be completely removed. You may tuck the trunk lid using one 90 degree bend: It must be completely stock, outside of that.
-Trunk lids can be #9 wired to the quarter panels, and/or speaker tray in up to 6 spots. You can use up to 2 loops of wire
in these locations. Note: this needs to be done after inspection, and this is the only way you can attach your trunk lid.
-You may run 2 loops of #9 wire from quarter panel to quarter panel inside of trunk.
-Outside of your 2 allthreads
at the core support mount, you can #9 wire your hood down in up to 4 spots with 2 loops of wire. It can attach to the front
bumper if you choose too.
-For safety you must have at least 9 wire or a chain ran from the roof to the top of the cowl
in the windshield opening. You may run up to two 2"x1/4" metal straps if you prefer.
-You can use any
engine and transmission of your choice. A basic lower engine cradle is allowed. Max thickness is 1/2". No front plate,
distributer protectors, header protectors, carb protectors, pulley protectors, head plates, engine mid plates or trans braces
allowed. No protectors of any kind other than a basic lower engine cradle. Engines with or without basic lower engine cradle
must use factory style rubber motor mounts. The motor mounts can be aftermarket as long as it has a rubber bushing for the
bolt to pass thru. Engines must mount within 4" factory location. The motor mount may be welded to the factory engine
crossmember only. No welding lower engine cradles directly to the frame. Must use a rubber motor mount.
-You may use
an aftermarket steel bellhousing for safety purposes, but no other bracing is allowed and no aftermarket tail shafts. Transmission
must use a factory rubber mount or can be #9 wired to the crossmember.
-Floor shifter or cable shifter is allowed.
-Rearend swaps are not allowed, must be factory rearend for that year, make and model car. You cannot have any bracing on
the rearend at all. No axle savers. No pinion brakes. Keep it all stock. You may lock the rearend by welding the spider gears,
or using a spool. You can run whatever gear you'd like.
-Slider driveshafts are not allowed. Must use a factory, non
slider OEM driveshaft.
-You can run headers through the hood.
-Transmission and oil coolers are allowed, but be
securely mounted and use high pressure lines.
-One factory car type radiator located in factory location. Aftermarket
aluminum radiators are fine. You may use an electric fan. No extra engine cooling devices. If using a normal clutch type fan,
your hood must cover it.
-Radiators must be mounted how they came from the factory, or you can #9 wire or ratchet strap
them to the core support. The only thing allowed in front of the radiator is one ac condenser.
swaps are not allowed. All steering/suspension components must be the stock OEM parts for the year, make and model car you
are running. If parts need replaced go to the parts store and get the factory replacement part. After market steering column
maybe used, but no more than 3/4" shaft and must be mounted only to the cage. However, the gear box must be stock for
that car. Tie rods cannot be reinforced in any way.
-You may weld 1 1/2" OD square tube or pipe to lower a-arm and
butt it up against the frame to gain front bumper height. WELDED TO LOWER A-ARM ONLY. No welding it to the frame.
mid-size and compact cars with struts, to gain bumper height you can notch and slide a hardware style washer over the strut
shaft and weld the washer to the strut shaft only.
-If you have a leaf spring car, factory mounts, leaf packs, shackles,
and clamps must be used.
-No coil to leaf spring conversions.
-You may not chain rearends in. You can #9 wire springs
to the rearend and to the package tray the spring sits in. Leaf spring cars may loops of 9 wire from the rearend to the body/unibody.
compact cars (80 and newer, youth and powder puff) can only have a maximum length bumper shock of 6" from the back of
the front bumper!!
-Any passenger car bumper may be used for the front and back bumper. No homemade bumpers allowed.
All bumper seams may be welded and the chrome skin may be beat flat and welded to the backing. Front bumpers only may be loaded
on the inside of the bumper only. The chrome skin and backing of the bumper must appear factory from the outside. You may
use up to a 6x 8" mounting plate if you'd like. Back bumper can be swapped, but can not be reinforced.
front bumpers you may do one of 3 ways. Choose only 1 method...
A. Use the factory shock. You can collapse the shock
and weld the shock all the way around. Weld the shock to the frame and the bumper to the shock. No welding of the shock beyond
6" past the center of the factory core support mounting hole. It must be left factory behind that point.
B. Do away
with the factory shock and use up to a 2"x2"x1/4" piece of square tubing inside the frame or welded to the
outside of the frame. It can be no further back than 6" behind the center of the core support mount mounting hole.
C. Weld the bumper straight to the frame.
-Only 2 bumper shocks per bumper.
-All cars can have 2 bumper straps
per bumper to help hold them on. Max material is 3" wide, 1/4" thick and can only extend and be welded onto the
frame 2". It can be on the top, side or bottom. Only 2 per bumper!
-Note, you may trim the front frame down to square
it up to make it easier to weld the bumper to it. However, the core mount and mounting bracket must stay in the factory location
-The back bumper mounts and shocks must be used and not altered or welded on in any way or you can remove the
rear bumper and shocks if you prefer.
-The factory transmission crossmember must be used or a piece of 2"x2"x1/4"
square tubing. The 2"x2"x1/4" square tubing has to be straight side to side, not contoured. You may use a piece
of 3"x3"x1/4" angle iron 6" long welded to the side of your frame to bolt or weld your crossmember to.
-You may notch/dimple rear frame rails but no pre bending allowed.
-Absolutely no other welding may be done on the
frame other than the bumper, engine mount, and crossmember mount. No seam welding.
-No frame shaping, pitching or cold
-Fresh cars may use two 4"x6"x1/4" plates anywhere of drivers choice on the frame
-Pre-ran cars may use six 4"x6"x1/4" band-aid plates on a bent or broken frame.
-No rust patching on
-All youth cars must run DOT street tires. No mud or snow tires allowed.
-No split rim, no bead
locks, and no protruding objects on rims.
-No studded tires
-Any tire & rim combination can be used in 80 and
newer semi stock and Powder Puff classes.
'03 and Newer Fords
- To mount your engine you can use a simple grey area style cradle, but still must use factory style rubber motor mounts.
Factory aluminum cradle must stay in the car and in its factory location. To gain bumper height you can do one of the following
not both: Move the lower strut mounting location from the bottom of the lower a-arm to the top of the lower a-arm or use 1"1/2"
OD square tubing or pipe. WELDED TO LOWER A-ARM ONLY. All other rules must be followed as mentioned above.
Gut n Go FWD Rules
Rouse Promotions Money in the Bank Rules
** Safety Rules - Driver must be at least
15 yrs old and have parent/guardian present during registration
* Age verification required, (State issued ID, birth
* Driver must wear long pants, shirt and closed toes shoes while on the track
* Helmets must be
on the entire time you are on the track.
Track Rules :
1. No laying on or across hood to repair or start your mower while on the track.
2. Track will be wet.
3. A mower is out if it rolls over more than once, (Out on the 2nd roll over), catches fire,
the driver touches another mower or driver.
4. No one is to leave their mower UNLESS an emergency occurs or the officials
tell you to exit your mower.
5. If your mower dies, you have 60 seconds to restart and make contact.
must stop on a red flag and remain stopped until the officials wave the green flag. If you have to be told more than once
to stop, you are disqualified.
7. Head official has the right to disqualify any mower for safety concerns.
OFFICALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL !!
Every participant has the
right to protest a mower BEFORE the show. Once the show starts, no protests are valid.
1. Non craftsman frames without
a front exhaust box (stub) are ALLOWED to build a stub to the same dimensions as a craftsman stub which is 8" from axle
to nose of the frame and 12" wide. Max material allowed is 3"x3"x1/8" angle iron.
2. Exhaust plates
may be 10"x5"x1/8" and welded on top and bottom on two sides. NO EXEPTIONS!
3. No frame reinforcement
allowed. No plug welding or seam welding on frame allowed. Fenders may be welded to the frame.
4. No engine plates allowed.
5. Preran mowers get 2 patch plates on the frame. Max plate size is 3"x3"x1/8". Only 2 plates, NO EXEPTIONS!
6. NO BUMPERS ALLOWED ON FRONT OR REAR.
7. Back bars do not count as bumpers.
8. No channel chassis Craftsman
or John Deere 240's allowed in stock class.
1. You are allowed 2"x2"x1/4" square tube or 2" diameter,
1/4" round pipe for cage material.
- if you are using something other than square tube or round pipe, call before
the show for appoval!
2. Cage must be attached to frame in 2 locations (one on each side) directly in front of the running
boards (Running boards must remain their factory location), after that, it may be welded to the running boards and fenders,
but nothing else.
3. Leg guards may be sheeted with material no thicker than 1/8".
4. You are allowed one top
crossbar above the hood.
5. No part of the cage is allowed to be any farther forward than the 2 points to the frame directly
in front of the running boards as mentioned in rule # 2.
6. No belly bars allowed.
7. Back bar MUST BE as wide as
the seat and no taller than the seat.
8. Back bar can only attack to the frame in 2 locations and the fenders in 2 locations.
Front axle steering :
1. Cast iron front axles are allowed but only from the same tractor brand. Craftsman to Craftsman, MTD to MTD and
2. Must be factory spindles. NO reinforcement allowed.
3. Must have factory tie rods and steering arm, but
they can be doubled.
4. Heim joints are allowed.
5. You may weld or bolt front axle to keep it from pivoting.
6. Steering gears must be factory or from the same brand of mower.
1. Only 3/4" rear axle shafts allowed.
No peerless 820 or any other 1" axle shaft rearends allowed.
2. You are allowed to lock spider gears.
swaps are allowed and encouraged.
1. Hoods may have 6" of weld per side, either on the inside or outside of
the hood but not both. You are also allowed to have 20 self tapping screws. No bigger than 1/4" screws allowed. No metal
is allowed to be added to the hood.
2. Plastic grilles may be replaced with sheet metal of the same thickness as the
hood, but MUST HAVE headlight holes in it.
3. Hood may be attached to the dash and frame with either 1/4" self tapping
screws or 3/8" bolts.
4. HOOD MUST BE REMOVED FOR INSPECTION!
1. Must be a vertical shaft, single cylinder
lawn mower engine.
2. Spark plug and carburetor protectors allowed, but must attach to the engine only, not the frame.
3. Exhaust must go up or down. If it goes up, make sure it is not a hazard to you or the other drivers.
Fuel Tank :
Fuel tanks must be securely mounted in a location where it will not be damaged.
2. No fuel tanks under the seat allowed.
3. All fuel lines MUST HAVE a shut off valve.
1. Only air filled tires allowed. No foam or liquid filled tires.
produced rims only, no homemade rims allowed.
3. Tire chains are not allowed.
4. Any air filled tire allowed, Any
tread pattern allowed. Remember, the track will be wet.
5. Rear wheels cannot exceed 12" diameter and cannot be
smaller than 6".
Pro-Stock Mower Rules
craftsman frames without a front exhaust box (stub) are allowed to build a stub to
the same dimensions as a craftsman
stub which is :8" from axle to nose of the frame and
12" wide with 3x3x1/8" angle iron
plates may be 10x5x1/8" and welded on top and bottom on two sides. NO
3. No frame reinforcement
-Plug and seam welding allowed on frame, and fenders may be welded to frame
4. You are allowed a 10x10x1/8"
engine plate that can be attached to the frame by 6 3/8"
bolts or welded on two sides, as well as the 4 engine mounting
5. You are allowed 4 3x3x1/8 patch plates on a pre ran frame. Only 4 plates per frame. If
you have a mower
from last year with only 2 3x3x1/4 patch plates then that will also be
allowed but nothing more than that can be added
6. No bumpers allowed front or rear
7. Back bars don't count as bumpers
1. You are allowed 2x2x1/8 square
tubing or 2" diameter, 1/4 " thickness round pipe
- If you are using material other than tubing please contact
the promoter first for
approval. NOT THE DAY OF THE SHOW
2. Cage may be attached to frame at 4 points (two on each
side). Two of which must be
directly in front the running boards (running boards must be in stock position). After that
the cage may be welded to the running boards and fender but nothing else
3. Leg guards may be sheeted with no thicker
than 1/8" sheet metal
4. You are allowed one top crossbar above the hood and another crossbar in front of the seat
5. No part of the cage is allowed to be any farther forward than the two front points to the
6. No belly
7. Back bar MUST BE at least as wide and as tall as the seat
8. Back bar can only attach to the frame
in 2 places
1. Cast iron front axles are allowed but only from the same tractor brand Craftsman to
craftsman, MTD to MTD and so on
2. Must be factory spindles however some reinforcement allowed
3. Heim joints
4. You may weld or bolt front axle to prevent it from pivoting
1. You are only allowed to
use ¾" or 1" shaft transaxles, however if you have a ¾ axle then
you are allowed an axle brace
2. You are allowed to lock spider gears
3. Pulley swapping is allowed and encouraged
4. Rear wheels may not be
any bigger than 12" and no smaller than 6"
1. Hoods may be seam welded, creased, and folded. But no metal is to be added
to the hood.
2. Plastic grilles may be replaced with sheet metal of the same thickness as the hood, but the
grille must have headlight holes
3. Hoods must be attached to the dash with self-tapping screws or 3/8 bolts
Hoods may be attached to the frame with 2 pieces of 3/4" all-thread or bolted straight to
the frame using 3/8 bolts
5. You must be able to see inside the hood
1. Must be a vertical shaft lawn mower engine
2. Spark plug and carburetor
guards are allowed but they must be attached to the engine or
the engine plate
3. Exhaust must go up or down but
if you have a stack then make sure it is not dangerous to
1. Fuel tanks must be secured properly
in a location that it cannot be damaged
2. Fuel tanks that are under the seat may not be used
3. All fuel lines
must have a shut off valve
1. Tires must be air filled
2. No tire chains allowed
3. Any tread style allowed,
but keep in mind the tracks will be wet
Group inspection will
happen 30min. before drivers meeting.