2020 Compact Rules

   Compact Rules 2020

These are not suggestions, nor is this a menu. This is what you are allowed to do to prepare your car. We will not have a drivers vote to let you compete. 

GENERAL RULES: 

All cars must have a roof sign, Minimum 15” x 15”, Max 24”x 24”, contrasting colors. It may not be positioned in such a way as to strengthen the car. Official’s decision is final. 

All bodies must be mounted on stock OEM frames for that year and model of car. 

NO painting, undercoating, oiling or greasing of frames. You will not be inspected, you will be loaded. 

Driver must wear helmet, seat belt and eye protection at all times 

Fuel limit is 10 gallons. Your tank cannot hold more than that amount. 

All drivers must attend the drivers meeting 

All drivers must pick up trophies and money at the completion of the event, or it will be forfeited. Money will not be mailed. 

Hot Rodding in the pits will NOT be tolerated, you will be disqualified. Keep it at an idle. 

Any questions CALL FIRST, Don’t assume anything. Official Decision is final. 

COMPETITION RULES: 

Driver must remain in car with helmet, seatbelt and eye protection on until notified by an official that it is safe to exit the vehicle. 

Driver door hits are illegal. If the hit is deemed by the official to be careless or intentional, you will be disqualified. If you use your driver’s door as a defense, we will not enforce the rule. If you use the driver’s door repeatedly you will be disqualified. 

Any fire in your car or if a door comes open at any time, you will be disqualified. You may return in the consolation heat. 

Sandbagging is NOT tolerated and will be strictly enforced. Locking up the brakes prior to a hit for anything other than a driver’s door will be cause for disqualification. The fans pay to see a show, let’s put one on for them! 

You must make an AGGRESSIVE HIT every 60 seconds. You will not be given any warnings; you will just be timed out. 

You will be given ample time for restarts. We will not use a clock exclusively. We try to work with you if you are hung up. Hitters get more time than sandbaggers. 

Any question or controversies will be discussed at the drivers meeting. 

CAR BUILDING GUIDELINES 

GENERAL PREPARATION 

All glass, plastic and pot metal must be removed. 

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

All outer hardware must be removed – door handles, mirrors, chrome, moldings, screws, fiberglass ect. 

NO added weight to any car. 

Rear seats in cars and all decking in station wagons must be removed. 

Front seats must be securely bolted to the floor; bolts may not go thru the frame. 

You must have a functioning seat belt. 

All flammable materials must be removed from the car other than safety padding and drivers seat. 

No sedagons or wedged cars. 

COMPACT PREPARATION: 

NO leaf conversions.

NO full frame.

Only unibodies allowed.

Stock front suspension.

You may weld the A-Arms down with a 2x2in strap to reinforce the A-Arm. 

You can make your own struts. 

Any make of car with an OEM 4 cylinder engine has unlimited wheel base. 

Any make of car with a 6 cylinder engine can be no more than 105” wheel base. 

NO pickups, minivans, convertibles, SUV’s, taxis or custom built vehicles (dune buggies, sand rails ect.) will be allowed. 

You may weld the door’s solid. You may also weld the seat and dash bars to the body sheet metal. 

You may have one door bar on each side running between the dash and seat bars. 

You may add 4 VERTICAL down bars, 2 on each side of the car welded from the cage components the floor sheet metal but they may NOT attach to or conceal a body mount. 

Must have at least one bar, chain or wire running from the roof to the cowl in the windshield area for driver protection, can be welded in place. 

You may weld the trunk lid 6” on 6” off 3” X ¼” max. 

Sheet metal seam welding allowed. 

Other than the above and the bumpers nothing else can be welded. 

Hoods may be bolted, wired or chained shut only. 

If you use chain or wire you may weld up to 5” washers to the hood. If bolting the 5” washers must be free floating. 

You may use 6 bolts to hold the hood 1”max. 

Maximum of 3 hood cut outs allowed. Cutouts may be for header clearance, air cleaner or radiator fill opening. 

If not welded doors and trunk can be #9 wired or chained shut, minimum 2 place maximum 4 places each. Chain can be no bigger than 3/8” X 1 foot long each piece. Wire can be double looped 2 foot long maximum. 

NO paddle tires on driver wheels. 

You must have tubing or plate on the driver’s door for safety. You may weld a plate or tube Max. 6” X ¼” across the drivers doors for protection, not to exceed 6” beyond the front door seams. NO GRADER BLADES. The plates must be in center of the door and run horizontally. 

Cars must remain completely stock. 

BUMPERS, BUMPER BRACKETS: 

Bumpers are interchangeable, Any automotive bumper or bracket may be used on any car. 

You may weld the bumper seams, the shocks and weld the brackets to the frame. You may NOT weld further than 4” behind the radiator support when mounting your front bumper brackets on any car. 

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

You may weld the outer chrome skin to the bumper inner frame. 

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

Bumpers may be cut to keep them out of the tires. 

Bumpers may be flipped upside down. 

Compression bumper shocks may be drained, slid back and welded solid. 

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

You may run 4 loops of #9 wire from the radiator support to the bumper in 2 locations. 

You may weld a 4” X 12” X ¼” strap from the bumper to the frame to help keep the bumper on the car. This must remain in one piece, and may be welded on the top; bottom or side of the frame but it cannot be angled to the corner of the bumper to form a kicker. 12” is the maximum length. 

Do NOT add metal to your bumper. 

INSPECTION PROCEDURES: 

You will be given (1) opportunity to correct items on your car. 

Each car gets a maximum of 2 times thru inspection. 

Cars will be impounded after inspection and staged in a secure location. 

You must be completely ready to bolt hood down after inspection and then put your car in staging. 

NO further work will be allowed and cars will NOT be allowed to go back to their trailers. 

Do NOT come to the inspection if you are not done preparing your car. 

PRE-FEATURE-CONSOLATION CAR PREP: 

You may add 4 strands of wire (2 loops) in 4 locations of your choice prior to consi or feature. 

Leaf springs may NOT be replaced but you may wire or taped before consi or feature. 

NO replacing of sheet metal components prior to consi or feature. 

NO added metal to frame any place prior to consi or feature. 

½ & ¾ TON PICKUP RULES 

These are not suggestions, nor are this a menu. This is what you are allowed to do when preparing your car. We will not have a drivers vote to let you compete

GENERAL RULES: 

All cars must have a roof sign, Minimum 15” x 15”, Max 24”x 24”, contrasting colors. It may not be positioned in such a way as to strengthen the car. Official’s decision is final. 

NO painting, undercoating, oiling or greasing of frames. You will not be inspected, you will be loaded. 

Driver must wear helmet, seat belt and eye protection at all times 

Fuel limit is 10 gallons. Your tank cannot hold more than that amount. 

All drivers must attend the drivers meeting 

All drivers must pick up trophies and money at the completion of the event, or it will be forfeited. Money will not be mailed. 

Hot Roding in the pits will NOT be tolerated, you will be disqualified. Keep it at an idle. 

Any questions CALL FIRST, Don’t assume anything. Official Decision is final. 

COMPETITION RULES: 

Driver must remain in car with helmet, seatbelt and eye protection on until notified by an official that it is safe to exit the vehicle. 

Driver door hits are illegal. If the hit is deemed by the official to be careless or intentional, you will be disqualified. If you use your driver’s door as a defense, we will not enforce the rule. 

Any fire in your car or if a door comes open at any time, you will be disqualified. You may return in the consolation heat. 

Sandbagging is NOT tolerated and will be strictly enforced. The fans pay to see a show, let’s put one on for them! 

You must make an AGGRESSIVE HIT every 60 seconds. You will not be given any warnings; you will just be timed out. 

You will be given ample time for restarts. We will not use a clock exclusively. We try to work with you if you are hung up. Hitters get more time than sandbaggers. 

Any question or controversies will be discussed at the drivers meeting. 

CAR BUILDING GUIDELINES 

Car Building questions? Call Dean Kester (785)425-8432.