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Reserved seating is available for the Saturday night derby.  These tickets will go on sale Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. at the Delta Fair office.


Limit 10 tickets per person.  Cash Only.

Thursday, September 28th AND Saturday, September 30th !!!!!!                            

Pee Wee Power Wheels Derby Saturday, September30th , 6:00 p.m.

Contact Dennis Pickard @ 573-717-0338 for details.

Pit Passes will be sold on the fairgrounds prior to each event (Demo Derby and Tractor Pull).  They will not be available in advance.


Any Year car CAN BE RUN

Pit Passes $10.00


September 28th, 7 PM

$6,000 Prize Money & Trophies


Any year model can be run.  Passenger cars only. No imperials or imperial subs, trucks, ambulances, hearses, etc.


 1.  All glass, chrome and pot metal must be removed from car.

 2.  All body bushings must remain in car, except the two (2) front ones.  These can be replaced with ¾” all thread and go through hood. Spacer can be put in its place, 2” max height and cannot be welded.  Washers cannot be welded to the spacer or car.

 3.  Two (2) Chains will be allowed on each door. Two (2) chains on front of car and two (2) chains on rear of car to keep the bumpers from coming off.  One wrap per chain.  Bumpers or brackets cannot be welded in any way.

 4.  The body may be trimmed anywhere for clearance, but cannot be pre-bent or creased in any way.

 5.  Hood and trunk must open for inspection.

 6.  Door post may be duct taped after inspection.

 7.  No added material of any kind.

 8.  Driver's door can be welded with max 4" strap.  No other can be welded.


1.  Bumpers may be swapped, but must be a OEM bumper.  Bumpers may be welded on, but no welding brackets or added metal.  NO IMPERIAL BUMBPERS.

 2.  You may hard noise the car, bu tno added metal to bumper or frame will be allowed.

 3.  Bumpers may be trimmed for clearance, but nothing can be added to the bumper.

 4.  Bumper height will be 20”.
Inside Car

 1.  Gas tank must be removed and a 6 gallon max boat tank can be used.

 2.  Tank must be mounted in center or to the left side of car and covered.  If no fuel cells are used, fuel cell and protector can only be a max of 22 inches from the seat bar.  If mounted to seat bar the fuel cell must be 4" off floor.

 3.  One automotive battery may be used.

 4.  Rusted floors may be patched under gas tank, battery, or drivers feet with thin sheet metal big enough to cover rusted area.  The sheet metal must be bolted, screwed, or riveted.

 5.  Four (4) point cage may be installed in car.

 6.  Cage must be at least 4” off floor and cannot have any kickers to the floor or frame.

 7.  Door bars can be made out of max 8" material.  Dash and seat can be made out of max 6" material..

 8.  Dash bar must be least 6” from firewall and 6” from transmission tunnel.

 9.  Roll over bar must be connected to the cage and be vertical to the seat bar (max 6" material).

10.  Cage cannot go any further than 6” past the outside door seam on front door.

11.  Aftermarket shifters will be allowed, but must be mounted to the floor or simply use a rod for shifter.

12.  No aftermarket gas pedals, brake pedals, or steering columns will be allowed.

13.  One (1) piece of chain or piece of flat steel must be installed from roof of car to the cowl, not the dash bar.

 Drive Train

 1.  Engines may be swapped, but must be in stock location.  Back of block must be at least 2” from firewall.

 2.  Motor mounts maybe welded in, but must use a stock style motor mount.

 3.  No aftermarket parts on engine such as pulley protectors, halos, distributor protectors, etc.  Must remain stock appearing. Intakes may be changed.

 4.  Driveshaft must be stock style.  Homemade driveshaft is fine.

 5.  No sliders or splined driveshafts of any kind.

 6.  Stock transmission only.  No mid plates, transmission protectors or steel bell housings.

 7.  Cross member can be made of angle or square tubing.  No larger than 2” material.

 8.  Cross member can be welded or bolted to a piece of 2” angle no larger than 3” long. This 3” piece may be welded to the frame.

 9.  Suspension must remain stock.  Twist in spacers will be allowed to help with sagging suspension.

10.  No changing of springs, leafs or steering parts.  Everything must remain stock.

11.  Transmission coolers will be allowed, but must be secured to the floorboard.

12.  Radiator must be in stock location.  Radiator can be held in with ratchet straps or bungee cords.  No steel straps or rods.

13.  Electric fans will be allowed.

Rear Ends

 1.  Rear end gears may be swapped and welded up.

 2.  No aftermarket housings, axles or braces of any kind.  Stock rear ends only.

 3.  No welding or swapping of rear end brackets allowed.

 4.  If we have to pull axles at the end of the night to determine axle size WE WILL.

 5.  Any D.O.T tire may be used.  No bead locks, wheel centers, valve stem protectors on wheels will be allowed.

 6. Rear ends may be swapped if it is a direct bolt in. NO welding of any kind.


 1.  Frame must remain completely stock.

 2.  No creasing of frame.

 3.  No Painting or undercoating the frame.

 4.  Notching or pre-bending the fram in rear so it will fold up will be allowed.

 5.  No welding on frame.

Top 3 cars are subject to inspection with or without Protest.  All final decisions will be made by Delta Fair Board.

Contact Dennis Pickard at (573) 717-0338 with questions regarding the rules.

Entry fee is $25.00 per car! This admits car and driver. Because of limited space, only one (1) truck with one (1) trailer will be allowed in the pit area.


Delta Fair Board

Any Year car Can be Run        
Pit Passes $10 


September 30th, 7pm

$9,000 Prize Money & Trophies


Any year model can be run.  Passenger cars only. No imperials or imperial subs, trucks, ambulances, hearses, etc.


      1.    All glass, plastic and pot metal must be removed.

2.    Nothing may remain in the bottoms of the trunk or doors.

3.    All outer hardware must be removed - door handles, mirrors, chrome, moldings, screws, fiberglass, etc.

4.    Front seats must be securely bolted to the floor; however, these bolts may NOT go thru the frame.

5.    You must have a functioning seat belt.

6.    All flammable materials must be removed from the car other than safety padding and the driver’s seat.

7.    Hoods may be bolted, wired or chained shut ONLY.

8.    You may use 4 bolts top hold the hood, ¾” max- The 2 front bolts may go through factory body mount location, NOT welded to the frame. For the other 2 you can weld a piece of  3” x 3” angle to the inside of the fender.

9.    NO welding of cut outs is allowed.

10.  You must have a minimum 10" hole in the hood for fire protection.

11.  Hoods must be open at inspection time.

12.  Doors may be welded solid with 4” max strap, outside seam only! This does not include wagon tailgates or trunk lids.  They may not be welded, If you do not weld your doors you must chain or #9 wire them closed.

13.  You must have a piece of rebar/all thread/chain (3/8” max), #9 wire or 2”X1/4” straps running from the roof to the cowl in the windshield area for driver's protection, up to 2 pieces max. This may not be designed as reinforcement to the car and must be spaced at least 18 inches apart on the bottom, and no cross connections.

14.  No other added metal or mount plates, either weld directly or bolt to sheet metal only.

15.  No rear window bars allowed.

16.  Body creasing, enhancing of existing body lines and addition of body lines is allowed to the sides of the car only.

17.  Trunk lid seams must be clearly visible.

18.  You may run ¾” all thread thru trunk lid in the 4 factory body mount locations in the trunk, plates may not be welded and must be free-floating.

19.  You may place up to 16 - 3/8" bolts in the drip rail area of the trunk lid.

20.  You are only allowed 16 bolts or chains in the entire body so use them wisely.

21.  There must be a 12" minimum hole in the trunk lid for inspection purposes.

22.  Trunk lid seams must be clearly visible and accessible, do not pound over.

23.  Your trunk lid may be V’ed in the center, but must be at least 12 inches off trunk body mount location


1.    If you weld anything to your frame not in our rules, you will be loaded. No exceptions. See bumper section.

2.    NO other frame welding is allowed. No plating, stuffing, heat treating or foam filling of frames is allowed.

3.    DO NOT paint or undercoat your frame or you will not even be inspected and loaded.

4.    You may weld your motor mounts to the engine cradle, not to the frame rails.

5.    Rear frame rails may not be shortened.

6.    No dowel pinning of the frame is allowed.

7.    You may notch the frame for minimal pre-bending, but do NOT weld the cut.

8.    You may run a chain or cable or #9 wire from rear rail to rear rail behind the rear humps. 3/8" chain maximum is maximum allowed. 

9.    You may chain or wire your axle to the frame hump.

10.  You may NOT use strapping of any kind for this.

11.  # 9 Wire or 3/8” maximum chain only.

12.  Chain must go around frame on full frame cars, do not bolt through hump creating a frame pin.

13.  You may not weld the chain links to create a bar effect.

14.  There is no frame shaping allowed at all.

15.  Do not sharpen the corners of the frame or square them in any way.

16.  The frame humps above the rear tires may be beat in for a distance of 8” in each direction from the center of the hump. That is the ONLY frame shaping that is allowed.

17.  No shortening of frame past core support mount.


1.       You must start with a stock bumper.

2.      Bumper re-enforcement may NOT be done in any way.

3.      Bumpers are interchangeable for all cars.

4.      You may weld the bumper seams, the shocks and weld the brackets to the frame.

5.      You may not weld further than 4 inches behind the radiator support AT ALL when mounting your front bumper brackets on any car. NO EXCEPTIONS 

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

7.      You may not weld the bumper to the body at any time. Bumpers may be cut to keep them out of the tires.

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

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

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

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

12.  No REAR bumper brackets allowed on front.

13.  Bumper height must be 16" to 22" measured to the bottom of the frame at the back and front body mount location.


1.      All suspension parts must be of passenger car origin or OEM replacement.

2.      No coil to leaf conversions.

3.      You may change coil springs.

4.      You may not remove the shocks and put pipe or all thread in their place.

5.      You may use one 3/8” bolt or chain to hold down your A-arms. Kicking springs is ok.

6.      No welding A-arms.

7.      You may not plate, reconfigure or re-enforce A-arms

8.      You may reinforce your tie rods or use stock appearing tie rods.

9.      Aftermarket steering columns allowed.

10.  Watts-link conversion for Fords. After market brackets are allowed, but no thicker than ¼ inch and may be attached with max of four ½” bolts each side.

11.  No welding brackets to frame.

12.  No positioning of brackets to strengthen the front down legs of the rear hump. Must be mounted in the stock location.

13.  Any watts link brackets not utilized must be removed.

Tires and Brakes

1.    No split rims, solid wheels, bead locks, bead protectors, or full centers.

2.    You may use aftermarket center with various bolt patterns no larger than 6” diameter, but no other rim re-enforcement.

3.    Valve stem protectors allowed, but may not extend more than 4 inches from valve stem.

4.    Doubled or foam filled tires allowed.

5.    All cars must be able to demonstrate the ability to stop at any time.

6.    If your brakes do not work, you will not compete.

7.    You may not change tires after inspection; ride height will be measured with your competition tires only.

Body Bolts

1.    All body bolts may be replaced with up to ¾” bolts or all thread

2.    Core support bolts may be ¾” diameter. Core support bolts may go thru the hood and count as 2 of your 4 hood bolts.

3.    You may use pipe up to 1 ½" OD to run the core support all thread thru. These pipes may not be welded to the core support.

4.    Washers must be free floating inside the car and inside the frame on the bottom side, bolts may not go all the way through the frame.

5.    Do NOT weld the body washers to the floor. Maximum washer size is 6" X 3/16".

6.    You may add 2 body mounts in the position of your choice.

7.    They must be painted for easy viewing.

8.    If your station wagon came with the body bolts in the humps, these are your 2 additional mounts. You will NOT be allowed to add more mounts.

9.    If you decide to bolt your coil springs in place thru the frame and the rear package tray, these will count as your added mounts.

10.  Wagons are permitted to run 2 of the rear 4 mounts thru the rear pillars. NOT THE ROOF. They must be in the pillar at the tailgate area.


1.    Radiator must be in the stock position in front of the motor.

2.    Radiator supports must remain in the stock location, DO NOT MOVE. - OEM style radiators only, no home-made tube construction radiators.

3.    You may not add cooling capacity.

4.    No supplemental cooling devices allowed.

5.    Nothing is permitted to be mounted in front of radiator except a stock condenser.


1.    A maximum of 2 - 12 volt batteries may be used.

2.    They must be secured inside the car in front of the passenger compartment and covered.

3.    Rusted out holes in your floor sheet metal may be patched where components will be mounted or for drivers safety, sheet metal only.

4.    No other sheet metal patching is allowed unless it is a safety issue.

5.    You may not patch clean and solid floors.

6.    When patching you may NOT weld, you may bolt, self- tap or pop rivet all patches.

7.    No components to include, gas pedal, battery boxes, etc may be welded, and you must bolt only.

8.    Aftermarket pedals are allowed, but can't be bolted to the firewall.

9.      No over-sized mount plates or boxes that will assist in stiffening the crush box.

Fuel System

1.    No plastic gas tanks allowed. Marine tank or metal fuel tanks only.

2.    Original gas tanks must be removed from the car. 

3.    You must have the gas tank securely mounted behind the driver’s seat and it must be covered.

4.    Fuel lines must run inside the car, not under the car along the frame. 

5.    Fuel lines must be secured to the floor and kept from pinch points.  Electric fuel pumps are allowed.

6.    They must be covered and have an on/off switch near the steering wheel and clearly marked in large letters.

7.    All lines must be double clamped.

8.    Gas tank protectors mounted to the seat bar are allowed, but they cannot be any more than 2” larger than tank, tank must be mounted within 2” of seat bar and must be at least 4" off the highest sheet metal point of the floor.  Fuel cell and protector can be no more that 22" from seat bar and must be centered on the seat bar.

9.    If tank is mounted to the floor the material used for the gas tank protector cannot be more than 2" larger than tank or used to strengthen car in any way.

      1.    Any engine may be used in any car, but it must be mounted in original motor location.

2.    You may chain the motor, but you must use an existing bolt.

3.    Chains may not be higher than the top of the stock engine mount cup, only allowed for holding engine in place.

4.    You must have an air cleaner over the carburetor at all times.

5.  Distributor protectors allowed, must be attached to engine or transmission only, backside must be no wider than 12 inches, must not contact cage before, during or after the event or you will be diaqualified.  If you run a DP, do not mount your dash bar closer than 6 inches from middle of firewall.  It may not be welded, bolted or connected to body, hood or frame.

6.    Cradle and pulley protectors are ok, but pulley protectors may not exceed 2” past crank pulley.

7.    No mid-plates allowed.


      1.    Transmission coolers may be used, but they must be secured in such a way to prevent injury. Coolers must be secured in a container in the passenger compartment of the car.

      2.    Transmission protectors top or bottom are not allowed.

3.    OEM transmissions cross member or 3” c-channel, or 3” angle welded to the frame.

4.    No more than 3” of weld per side to mount cross member.

5.    Aftermarket Bell Housings are allowed.

6.    Transmission adapter plates will be allowed, but can’t hit firewall at any time.

Rear Ends

1.    8 lug rear ends will be allowed, but no floater rear ends. No part of rear end may strengthen the car’s frame or body in any way.

2.    You may use any type of rear end (Ford / Mopar / GM / Hybrid)

3.    Trailing arms may be reinforced or use square tubing.

4.    Rear end braces are allowed, but they may serve no purpose other than to strengthen the rear end housing.

Cages and Doors

1.    You may use channel or tubing up to 8" for the door bars.

2.    Total length is not to exceed 60".

3.    This bar may not be more than 8” past outside rear seam of front door.

4.    Dash bar and seat bars may not exceed 6’’ diameter.

5.    Seat bar must be no further than 6" behind the seat.

6.    NO cage components may be welded to the frame.

7.    All horizontal cage components must be at least 4" off the highest sheet metal point of the floor including gas tank protector, side bars measured at the body bolt elevation, dash bar measured at trans tunnel.

Halo or Rollover Bars

1.    You must add a halo bar to the cage components listed above.

2.    It may not exceed 6" diameter.

3.    This bar must attach to the seat bar, no exceptions.

4.    Halo bars must be in a direct vertical line with the seat bar. Halo bars may NOT be angled toward the rear of the car. They must be vertical.

5.    You may bolt the halo bar to the roof sheet metal in 2 places.         
Top 3 cars are subject to inspection with or without Protest.  All final decisions will be made by Delta Fair Board.

Contact Dennis Pickard at (573) 717-0338 with questions regarding the rules.

Entry fee is $25.00 per car! This admits car and driver. Because of limited space, only one (1) truck with one (1) trailer will be allowed in the pit area.


Delta Fair Board

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