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 Demolition Derbies

Demolition Derby Promoter:

YnW Promotions (Young-N-Wreckless)


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for full list of rules.

2022 Derby Dates:

  • September 17th - Rain-Out Date September 24th

General Admission:

  • $10.00 per person, tickets available at Gate only

  • Children 5 and under - free admission

  • Admission Gate Opens - 5:00pm

  • Event Starts - 7:30pm


****Derby Rules****


Please direct all questions regarding derby rules to:

  • Shawn McCollum - (859)553-0951

2021 YnW Quick Build Rules ANY YEAR 


1.)  Any automobile 1980 and newer (I have a few any year shows and I will post the rules for those as well).

2.)  Any engine and transmission in any vehicle. You may cut the firewall but leave the tunnel above the trans and driveshaft (dangerous areas).

3.)  Engine can have 1/2 cradle max with front plate and pulley pro, You may run a mid plate to accommodate the steel bell. (If it’s adding strength to the car or touching components it will be cut, don’t abuse the rule if you don’t wanna cut it out)

4.)  Engine mounts can be aftermarket, ZTR and Brian’s machine shop style but it must have a polyurethane style mount. Nothing excessive!

5.)  No engine chains anywhere, if you had them they must come off completely.

6.)  You may run a steel bell and steel tail but NO BRACES, no pan plates nothing more then just a bell. Rubber mount, ratchet strap or wire at the crossmember. Cannot be welded anywhere on the crossmember.

7.)  Any rear end , it can be braced but CANNOT reinforce the body or frame in any way. All protection must be 4 inches away from the body or frame rail (fresh or pre ran).

8.)  You may run a slip shaft.

9.)  Any wheel and tire combo. (If a rear tire comes apart and is a safety concern we have the option to DQ you)

10.)  You may shorten a Lincoln or Merc to the same specs as a crown Victoria. DON'T MOVE THE EYE cut back flush with the first flap.

11.)  You may have a 10 inch long 2x2 bumper shock, it must be inside the frame and can only be welded through the factory holes and no more. No added holes, abuse this rule and you will loose the shock. In the rear you may alter the shock to get bumper height or angle. 2x2 round or square material. If you choose to run a factory shock it can be no longer then 10 inches. 6x6 mounting pad at the end of the rail.

12.)  Choose one location to pitch your car and no more then one spot, single bead of weld no bigger then 1/2 of weld NO ADDED METAL.

13.)  For ride height you may add 1 piece of 2x2 1/4 plate on each side of the front a arm and weld it (ride height only) or you can use twist in style spacers. DO NOT RUN ALLTHREAD IN THE FRONT. For the back you will be allowed a solid all thread shock that can go through the package tray only.

14.)  Crossmembers must remain stock or a piece of 2x2 square tubing. 4 inch piece of angle iron welded to the side of the frame for crossmember mount. Bolt the crossmember in. New mount cannot be added in front of the factory mount. Contour cross members are fine but it cannot be anywhere near the boxes.

15.)  You may run a BOP adapter.

16.)  You may run a distributor clamp.

17.)  Any style tie rod or plated tie rods.

18.)  Sway bar must remain stock on the frame but can bolt it solid to lower a arm (no added metal).

19.)  You may put square body a arms on bubble style cars. You can run aftermarket ball joints but they have to be a ball joint (not a heim with a bolt type) Moog, Howe, NLR etc.

20.)  You may run a aftermarket steering column, it cannot strengthen the car.

21.)  Trans coolers / oil coolers are are ok but cannot strengthen the body or frame.

22.)  Any shifter, gas pedal, brake pedal and batteries mounted in pass side compartment. None of these can strengthen the body and frame as well. ( pay attention to how close your battery box design is from the trans tunnel and fire wall area. Bolts holding these components in much only be through the sheet metal and component.

23.)  You may have a floating 4 bar cage, front and rear bars no larger then 4x4 and door bars no bigger then 2x6. Door bars can go from the firewall and must stop 8 inches before the back door seam. Roll bar must go straight up. Gussets are to be no larger then 8 inches and all bars must be 6 inches away from any sheet metal, transmission or floor pan.

24.)  You may have a 28” wide gas tank protector 3x3 max tubing. It cannot be bolted or welded to any sheet metal at all!! This should come directly off the rear bar, straight back to the package tray area, it may go up and cover the upper part of the tank (nothing extreme this is just for safety). Pressuring it in is fine but do not bolt, pin or weld.

25.)  Any factory car bumper, it can be loaded and seam welded. Dec, Dixon, ynw, Brian’s machine shop bumpers are all fine. You may also run a steel tubing rear bumper but it must be no smaller then 2x6 and no larger then 4x8 in size. No thicker then 3/8. 30 inch spread with a 8 inch point from backing.

26.)  front two core support bolts may be replaced with up to 1 inch all thread and it may proceed through the core support and hood. Max 3 inch washer on the hood. 8 inch tall 2x2 core support spacer MAX welded to the eye but not to the core support.

27.)  Hoods can be mounted in 6 locations, 2 of those spots will be your core support mounts. The other 4 can be 1 or the other. A piece of 2x2 3in long angle welded to the hood and fender with a one 1/2 bolt in it or 4 strands of wire through the fender and hood. But you cannot do both!

28.)  4 Door cars may have a total of 14 3x6 1/8 strapping per side, 2 door cars may only have 8 per side

29.)  You may have a 3/16 drivers door plate. It cannot proceeded no further then 2 inches past the driver door seam.

30.)  Radiators can be wired or ratchet strapped in. Factory condenser must be wired in as well if you choose to run one. Radiator stays in factory location. No radiator guards AT ALL!

31.)  Rear quarters and pillars can be creased but must remain standing up. Don’t seam weld, or double. We will be drilling a lot this year!!

32.)  Trunk lids must have two 10x10 holes cut for inspection. You may have three 3x4 1/8 plates down each quarter panel to weld your trunk shut. You may also have two 3x4 1/8 plate on the speaker deck area and the tail light panel area. Don’t get crazy with these it’s only to make it easier for you guys. If you’d rather wire or bolt you can have 8 1/2 bolts through the upper drip rail only or 8 strands of #9 wire also through the drip rail only.

33.)  2x2 rear window bar with a 6x6 mounting area on the roof and within 6 inches of where the speaker deck and trunk lid meet. If the rule is ousted you will cut it out.

34.)  1 front windshield bar, either use 9 wire or 2 pieces of 3x1/4 flat bar. This is for safety only so make it simple.

35.)  You may switch body bolts to a 1/2 bolt but only through the upper part of the frame. 3 inch washer inside and on the top side of the body. No washers welded!!! You must have atleast a 3/4 gap between the frame and body. Small style body spacers, you may use washers, steel spacer or hockey pucks (make sure you have a gap that’s a hard problem to fix if not).

36.)  If you have a rusted frame I must get pictures first but fixes will be very limited. Same goes for pre ran bent cars

37.)  1998-2002 cars are allowed watts link conversions ZTR, toast style brackets are ok. Lower bracket cannot be any larger then 6 inches. Upper brackets no bigger then 12 inches wide.

38.)  You may run aftermarket control arms on the rear end 2x2 style is fine, or plated stock ones.

39.)  No solid front coil springs, we need to be able to see inside the pockets.

40.)  No aftermarket spindles, must be a factory set.

41.)  1/4 hump plates 4 inch tall and 22” long arched only, I see way too many problems when going straight across. So make sure you follow that rule or you will have to cut them off.

42.)  You may have a total of 4 - 4x4 1/4 patch plates. Don’t push this or you will cut as well.

These rules may be clarified but will be for sure final by Wednesday. I will also be writing them in sections where it’s easier to read and look for when you have a question. I may have missed something or need to better explain things so by Wednesday they will be 100% done but we are really close with these. I’m really hoping this class takes off and gets some good car counts as I believe it will. Cars are getting harder to find and more expensive so I gave you guys a little more to beat around with. Don’t abuse this or we will go back to what we had.

YnW & The Alexandria Fairgrounds are not liable for any injuries or damages during these events


If it’s not listed in the rules that doesn't mean you can do it, all judges decisions are final. If you have a question please call or message 859-553-0951.



YnW mini car rules


1.) Front wheel drive cars are to be no longer then 110 in wheel base, rear wheels drive cars are to be no longer then 105 in

2.) Amc's are ok but no 4wd vehicles 

3.) Motor swaps and rear end swaps are allowed. Must be 4 or 6cyl engines

4.) You may run a  LOWER MOTOR CRADLE and pulley pro only nothing else, and it can be no wider then the engine. If it acts as a brace to the frame rails you won't pass. NO back plates, mid plates or top braces. Don't push it or you'll think ake it off or cut it off. NO TRANS BRACES OR STEEL BELLS. 

5.) You may run a rear end brace but it also is to brace the rear end only, not the rails or body. 

6.) You may have a floating 4 point cage that has to be 5 inches away from firewall, trans tunnel and floor pan. You can have a gas tank PROTECTOR NO WIDER THEN 24 inches (no it cannot go back into the trunk area. Abuse it and you'll loose it). Rear bar can be no further back then 12 inches from the post. That goes for door bars as well. No down bars!

7.) any wheel and tire is ok

8.) Leaf spring cars must have factory leafs or factory replacements for that car. No home made leafs or flat stacked they don't come from the factory like that!

9.) Doors may be welded 6 on 6 off all the way around on the outside only. 

10.) Trunk may be welded 6 on 6 off and may be pushed down but 1/4's must still be standing with two 8x8 holes cut on the outer part of the trunk lid. 

11.) Must use a factory mini car hood and you may bolt it through the core support and factory frame mount  (NOT THE BUMPER SHOCK) with no bigger then 5/8 all thread. Rubber bushing and a minimum of 1 inch gap. If you push this you'll cut it out and not have a mount. You may also weld four pieces of angle no longer than 3 inches no bigger then 2x2 angle on the fender/hood and put a bolt through it. So you will have 6 hold downs total. 

12.) You may either run the OEM bumper shock for that make and model car or a piece of 2inch round or square tubing. 10 inches max. If you choose to run a stock shock you can only weld 10 inches of it. No bolting either!

13.) Roll bar must go straight up and across. 

14.) You may convert any engine to carb style. 

15.) 1 window bar no bigger then 2x2 or 3 inch x 3/8 flat bar. Must be mounted no further back then the speaker deck with no bigger then a 4x4 1/4 plate welded to the body. Front windshield bar cannot go u fee the hood or brace the car in any way. 

16.) Hoods must be open for inspection

17.) Radiators must be in original location

18.) On your frames you can have 4 patch plates total 1 per rail. 2x4 1/4 max size anywhere you want them but only 1 per rail!!! That's on fresh and pre ran cars

19.) You may any factory car style bumper. It can be loaded or you may have a home made bumper no bigger then 4x6 1/4 material. Back bumpers must remain stock but can load the inside. 

20.) No seam welding of any kind, no shaping or creasing frame. 

21.) trans coolers and oil coolers are allowed but must not be made to strengthen the car in any way or you will remove. 

22.) Can weld your struts solid or home made

23.) If you have a rusty frame or need sheetmetal patched you must send pictures but there will be very limited options for both!!

24.) No shortening of cars what so ever!!

25.) You may run a slip shaft

26.) You may run a piece of 2x2 tubing 3 inches long on the bottom of the frame to mount your sway bar.  No more added and no longer, push the rule you loose the rule. Sway bar cannot touch or be locked into the pulley pro. 

If it’s not listed in the rules that doesn't mean you can do it, all judges decisions are final. If you have a question please call or message 859-553-0951.

Mini Truck / Mini Van Rules

1.) You can weld any car bumpers on and you can have homemade bumper shocks 8 inches long. You can add metal to front bumper only on the inside.

2.) You can weld 4 bar floating cage and have a roll over bar. 6'" material max. 

3.) Motor and trans. can't have any protectors!

4.)  4 or 6 cylinder only.  NO slider drive shafts.

5.) Wire all doors and trunks 6 spots, 2 strands only.  Not permitted around frame.  Tailgates can be dropped down.


6.) Any tires and wheels.

7.) Move battery to floor board and gas tank to bed or back.  It must be secured! You can have a gas tank protector.

8.) NO 4 DOOR trucks!! 

9.) NO full size SUV'S! 

10.) NO 4X4'S at all.

11.) No frame or body creasing!

12.) You can weld rear ends.

13.) You must remove all glass and plastic

14.) The suspension must have travel. It cannot be solid.

15.) All other components must be factory to the vehicle you are running. 

If it’s not listed in the rules that doesn't mean you can do it, all judges decisions are final. If you have a question please call or message 859-553-0951.

Mini Car Circle Track Rules

1.) Remove all glass and plastic from car.

2.) Car must be less than 109 inch wheel base, no altering wheel base to fit.

3.) 4 or 6 cylinder only.

4.) If running a stock gas tank it must be in front of the rear wheels.

5.) You can build a homemade bumper but it can't be wider than the front of the car and it has to be built safely! No points, sharp edges, or leaning of the bumper permitted.  Must be straight up and down.

6.) It is a race not a derby! You will be DQ'ed if not racing.

7.) No wheel protectors outside the wheels.

8.) No sharp or pointed pieces outside the car that is unsafe.

9.) No 4x4 or all wheel drives!

10.) Drivers door plating is permitted.

If it’s not listed in the rules that doesn't mean you can do it, all judges decisions are final. If you have a question please call or message 859-553-0951.

****We will be inspecting frames using a scope. If we can't see in your frame we're drilling a hole and sticking the camera in. It's up to you to follow the rules, no we will not give you the option to cut the side of your frame out to remove the tubing you weren't suppose to have. If we see that certain rules are abused, those rules will go away.****

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