Mini Van Rules
Any American-made 1980’s & newer mini vans ONLY. No suv, trucks, hearses or limos are permitted.
A 12“ x 12“ roof sign is recommended. It cannot strengthen the car in anyway.
Cars must be stock unless modifications are stated in the rules. Cars must have
functioning brakes at all times on at least one axle. No painting of the frames, inside of
body of the car, or underneath of the car and inside of the trunk.
All airbags, glass, plastic, and interior must be removed before arriving to the event.
No painting of the frames, inside of the body of the car, or underneath of the car and
inside of the trunk. This includes overspray. If found with paint within those areas, the
car will not even be inspected. All trailer hitches and braces must be removed. Batteries must be moved to the passenger front floorboard. They must be properly secured and covered. Patching and rust repair will be permitted only if cleared by an official.
If you hammer/shape/weld on the frame in any manner not covered in the rules you will not be
able to run.
1. Must be 100% stock! No cross breeding of the entire drive. It must be the same make as
the car (Ex: Chevy to Chevy, Ford to Ford, etc.) and must appear to be the factory engine
to the car. Headers are permitted. The engine must be mounted with stock mounts in the
stock position. No welding of the mounts is permitted. They must be bolted only.
2. No homemade cross members are permitted. Cross members must be stock and bolted in,
3. The drivers door may be welded solid with skin. all othher doors must be chained or wired in no more than 8 places per door. The wire from the
bottom of the doors may go around the frame. You may use 5/6” chain or two strands of
#9 wire per hole.
4. The trunks must be chained or wired in no more than 8 places. Two of these may go
around the bumper and/or the frame. You are not required to have a deck lid and/or
tailgate. No welding or adding metal is permitted. The trunk lid must be in the stock
location. No tucking, wedging, pre bending, smashing, folding, or anything else you can
think of is permitted. No welding washers for holes is permitted.
5. Hoods may be wired or chained in 8 spots. You may use 5/16” chain or two strands of #9
wire per hole. It must be sheet metal to sheet metal only. No welding washers for holes is
permitted. There must be a 12" hole in the hood in case of fire. You must remove the
hood latch. Hoods must be open for inspection.
6. Any tires are permitted. Doubled tires are permitted. No foam filled tires are permitted.
Valve stem protectors are permitted.
7. You may leave the stock gas tank in the stock location, or you may relocate the fuel tank
to the rear floor of the car. If the frame is rusted out, you must relocate the boat tank or
aftermarket gas tank. If this is done you must use a fuel cell or boat tank. If you relocate
the fuel tank you have 2 options:
a. If running a back bar, you can have a gas tank holder no bigger than 24” x 24”
and it must be 6” away from sheet metal.
b. If no back bar is present, you are permitted to have a 24” x 24” x 12” gas tank
structure no thicker than 1/4” and it must be bolted to sheet metal only.
8. No stock fuel tanks inside of the car is permitted.
9. The windshield may be left in the car or you can remove the windshield.
10. Creasing on the body from the back doors back is permitted.
11. Stock type springs and shocks are permitted. No solid suspension. Screw in spring risers
are permitted. No wire, chains, or any welding on the rear ends or rear spring pockets.
Cars must bounce and cars must be stock. You are permitted an aftermarket lower control
arm but it must be from an auto parts store. No welded control arms are permitted. You
must have a factory sway bar and it must be bolted on (No exceptions).
12. You must use the factory trans-axle unit for the car you are running.
13. You may weld spiders in the dif. to make it posi. No aftermarket gears are permitted,
and you must use stock axles. You are not permitted to change the gear ratio or use
aftermarket axles. This will be the driver’s responsibility to prove they are not changed.
14. Any car bumper is permitted except for Chrysler pointy bumpers. They must be bolted
and welded on in the factory location. You may collapse the shocks and weld all the way
around the shock and to the mounting plate to the bumper and there must be an 1½” gap
between the frame and the factory bumper shock plate. You can use 4” x 4” box tubing
that is 1/4” thick as a bumper that is no more than 5 feet long with no point. The ends of
the bumper must remain open. No metal added to the bumper is permitted. If the car has
no shocks, the bumper may be welded directly to the frame with no metal added. On the
back side of the bumper where the shock mounts you may use a 1/4” x 6” x 6” piece of
flat metal to create a flat mounting surface. Smith Metal Works, DEC bumpers and Adept Products bumpers
are permitted. Homemade bumpers must be bolted together, not seam welded.
15. If the car has a wiring harness in front of the core support, you may move it behind the
16. All body bolts must be factory stock. No altering is permitted.
17. Four point cage is permitted.
FIX IT PLATES
1. All fresh vans are permitted four 4”x4”x1/4” square fix it plates. All pre-ran vans are
permitted six 4”x4”x1/4” square fix it plates. Once plates are put on, they may not be cut
off and moved. There must be a 1” gap between the welds of these plates. Fix it plates
may not connect the body to the subframe or K-member.