Wicked Bonestock 2024 Rules

2024 Wicked Bonestock Rules

  • Do not read anything into these rules, just read the rules! If it doesn’t say you can, YOU CAN’T!
  • No imperials, suicides, or checkered cabs.
  • No all black cars, dark cars must have contrasting letters/numbers. DO NOT paint anywhere on suspension or frame, we will not even inspect your car.
  • Remove all glass, mirrors and plastic. Remove all decking in wagons.
  • All drivers must pick up trophies/earnings at the completion of the event or forfeit them. They will not be available after that date.
  • There is no working on or storing cars in camping areas. All cars will be worked on and kept in the pit area. No work will be performed on an enclosed tent or enclosure of any kind. Pop up tents are welcome with a max of two sides.

Competition Rules

  • Drivers must remain in the vehicle with helmet, seatbelt, eye protection and steering wheel on until notified by an official that is safe to exit the car.
  • Driver door hits are illegal. If the hit is deemed by an 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.
  • No hot rodding in the pits. Keep it at an idle.
  • Any open door will be cause for disqualification.
  • You are allowed one fire. A second fire will be cause for disqualification. You may return in later rounds.
  • Sandbagging is not tolerated and will be strictly enforced. Locking up brakes prior to a hit for anything other than a drivers door hit will be cause for disqualification. The fans pay to see a show, put one on for them!
  • You must make an aggressive hit ever 60 seconds.
  • You will be given ample time for restarts. We do not use the clock exclusively. We try to work with you if you are hung up. Hitters get more time than sandbaggers. This is not a team event, team driving will not be tolerated.
  • There is no alcohol in the pits. This includes pit crews. If you or your crew is caught with alcohol, you will be disqualified.
  • Any questions, message the facebook page. Don’t assume anything. All officials decisions are final.

BODY

  • (2) 6’’x3’’ x ⅛ flat strap with 4 pieces of ⅜ threaded rod through the bottom of the core support to hold radiator in. Straps can be welded to the core support but cant be used to reinforce it .
  • Core support maybe shortened for radiator clearance by cutting and overlapping using (2) ⅜” bolts per side or a single pass 3” per side
  • No sedagons, zero crease enhancements, zero sheet metal or frame shaping, forming or folding.
  • Deck lid and hood must be 100% in stock location and open for inspection. After inspection you may tuck trunk to the floor with one single 90° bend.
  • Wagons ONLY if you remove your tail gate. You may have 6 places of wire 2 strands max must be behind axle sheet metal only. Roof to floor.
  • Anything can be removed, nothing can be added.
  • All cars competing must always have a hood on to run.
  • Fasten trunks, hoods, tail gates in 6 places, 2 strands of #9 wire (sheet metal to sheet metal only) or 6 locations using ½” bolts with store bought washers through the drip rail in the trunk. You may also use angle iron no bigger than 2”x2” and a single ½” bolt to hold hood shut in 6 locations.
  • Door seams may be welded 12” total on vertical seams only. 3” x ¼” strap.
  • Windshield bars must be no biggers than 3” x ¼” wide max.
  • Radiator guards 1/8” material max.
  • You may bolt inner and outer wheel lips together with (5) 3/8 bolts per wheel opening. Bolts must remain above wheel well and follow contour of opening and be spaced no more than 6” apart, washer may not exceed 1 ½” diameter.

BODY MOUNTS

  • You may have up to 4” core support spacer, 2”x2” square tubing max. Spacer must remain between bottom of core support and core support mount on frame in factory locations. This must remain free floating. Do not weld this to anything.
  • If you choose to change your core support mounts with 2 of your threaded rods, you get (3) plates ¼” x 3”x3” max, (5) 5/8 nuts and (5) 3” OD max store bought washers per threaded rod. If core support bolts are changed, this will count for 2 of your 6 mounts. Body mount plates may not be welding in any way.
  • All body mounts not changed must remain stock and in plate. DO NOT even touch them!
  • You may change a total of (6) body bolts out, already in stock location with 5/8” x 30” long threaded rod max with (3) nuts, (3) 5/8 store bought washers and (3) 3”x3” x ¼” thick plates per rod. Cannot remove body from frame. All body mounts changed must have stock rubber/hockey puck, no metal! 1 hockey puck max. Spacers cannot add up to more than 1” max per bolt location. All bottom nuts must be inside frame.
  • Threaded rod must be straight and vertical, no bends or angled pieces. No welding allowed to mount these rods.
  • Rusted out body bolts may be removed and replaced with a single strand of #9 wire.
  • No attaching body bolts to any part of the cage/roll over bar.

Frames

  • You may dimple your rear frame rails only to achieve frame roll.
  • No welding, bolting, wiring or adding any material/substance to strengthen frame.
  • At inspectors’ discretion frames will be drilled, wire wheeled and/or wiped down. Absolutely no painting or spraying any material on frames or welds. Cars will not be inspected.
  • No cold bending or tilting of frames at all!! All frames will be checked with a straight edge.
  • You may have 1 3” x 6” plate for bumper mounting per frame rail. This is allowed front and rear in addition to the bumper shock.
  • OEM crossmember or a 2”x2” straight pieces of square tube. May weld a 3”x3”x6” angle to frame to aid in attaching crossmember only to side rails. 1 per side.

Bumper shock

  • Era specific and model specific EXAMPLE: Metric ford to metric ford.

Bumpers

  • You may hardnose front and rear bumpers if desired, but no shortening of rear frame.
  • Following rules if using a bumper shock: You may weld on DI approved bumper (see below). Bumper brackets (in factory location) may be welded continuously to frame 4” from the back of the bumper only. In addition you may put (4) one inch welds on back side of bumper bracket or to weld shock inside frame (example crown vics). You may shorten 80’s and newer fords up to 1” in front of the core support mount.
  • Message the page with special cars to mount bumper legally.
  • Rear brackets on rear and front brackets on front.
  • Bumper height must be 16” to 22” measured to the bottom of the frame at the back and front body mount location.
  • Bumper may not exceed 9”x9”.
  • Bumpers are interchangeable on all cars.
  • If you start with a stock/replacement bumper you are allowed to reinforce inside of bumper.
  • Bumper must appear stock from the stands with no spike pr protruding items.
  • If your bumper will not fit in a factory skin it is too big!
  • You may weld the outer chrome skin to the bumper inner frame, bumpers may be cut to keep them out of the tires/no sharp ends.

Tires and brakes

  • No tires taller than 30”. 4 wheels max per car. No dual tires.
  • No split rims or studded tires.
  • Double or foam filled tires are allowed.
  • All cars must be able to demonstrate the ability to stop at any time. If your brakes do not work, you will not compete.
  • You may not change tires after inspection. Ride height will be measured with your competition tires only.

 

SUSPENSION and STEERING:
- You may weld 2 straps per upper A-Arm 2”x2” to maintain ride height.
- You may not have a wishbones if you car did not come factory with them
EXP. (98-02 may not use a box ford wishbone)
- You may change coil springs to a stiffer oem passenger car spring.
-OEM style replacement balljoints only

- You may use store bought spring spacers (no homemade spacers or spacers on top of the springs)
- You may use a single strand #9 wire to hold coil spring to rear end. Leaf spring cars may use 4 single strands #9 wire as leaf clamps per spring stack.
- All suspension and steering must remain stock ( unless a modification is stated ).
- Aftermarket steering columns and shafts are allowed. These components may not strengthen car in anyway at anytime.
- Tie rods maybe reinforced in only 1 of the following 2 ways; 1) sleeve maybe discarded and pipe/solid rod tapped can be put in it's place. 2) Factory sleeve and ends maybe welded and reinforced with steel. Tie rod ends must be factory ends and fit the spindle and drag link without reaming the holes larger. A store bought washer maybe placed over the steam of the tie rod and welded.
- Upper A arms maybe interchanged as long as there able to be bolted on. You may cut/trim to make fit but no welding on brackets etc. A arm must bolt on factory brackets of frame, no drilling new holes or enlarging existing holes. Example: 80-91 box ford a arms being installed on a 98-02. Cut the mounting bar out and trim the edges of a arms to get height.
-Rear control arms may be changed, but must be stock.
-Rear control arms must be OEM, but may be boxed in or doubled.
-You are only allowed to have 4 control arms MAX
- 98 up watt links conversion will be allowed only in the following way!! Upper trailing arm brackets must be bolted in. They must be 2 separate brackets, may not be larger than 6”x 12”x 3/8” thick max. 4- 5/8 bolts, nuts and 8 washers per bracket. Brackets may only be bolted to tow package and bolts may not stick thru body. Brackets may not strength frame or body. NO WELDING AT ALL OF UPPER BRACKETS.
-98 up watt links LOWER BRACKET Conversion. Only 1 way will be allowed to mount lower trailing arm bracket. 1 piece of square tube 3”x 3”x 3/8”x 3” long max per side of frame maybe used. Cut the square tube to make a C channel. It must be welded to the inboard of the frame at the point you want your trailing arm mounted. Drill your hole thru the tube and only 1 thickness of the frame. Bolt your arm into place. No other bolts will be allowed to mount this bracket. No factory mounting brackets will be allowed to mount the trailing arms.
-03 Engine Cradles may not be welded to the frame in any way (if found to be welded you will not get the option to cut). May only mount to top 4 cradle
bolts, may only go past cradle bolts 3” MAX EXP. Budde Metric Cradle or The “Bigshow” Cradle
DRIVETRAIN:
- ANY drive train & transmission (manual transmissions allowed, Steel Bell or JW Ultra bell only, Stock Tailhousing, no trans brace, no mid plates, OEM transmission case only )
-you may run a basic front plate and lower engine cradle with pulley protector, but it must be mounted to the car with oem style mounts. Nothing can attach cradle to bell, brace, or tail. Side Bars on cradle may not be longer then back side of motor mount.

-no engine chains, unless approved with pictures
- No halo/carb protectors

Rear axle:
- Any axle but must be hung with factory type control arms
- Rear end brace will be allowed.

-Pinion brake is ok

- You may run 3/8 chain around rear end back to the frame with only each end of the
chain welded back to the frame for ride height control. Any extra chain links or weld on the frame will cause you to run working suspension.
-No allthread shocks

 

SAFETY CAGES

  1. All cars must have a safety cage and roll over bar.
  2. A 4-point cage is required. Your cage must have a dash bar that can not be any closer than 4” from fire wall and trans tunnel. Dash bar needs to be straight and not radiused.
  3. Your cage must have a bar behind the driver’s seat.
  4. You must have (2) side bars 1 per side and they cannot be longer than 60’’ and 4’’away from the wheel tub. (DRIVERSIDE ONLY YOU MAY STACK DOOR BARS BUT CAN ONLY BE THE 60” AND MUST BE 4” OFF THE FLOOR . THIS IS FOR SAFETY ONLY !!!)
  5. Roll over bar cannot be more than 8” behind the head rest. Rollover bar cannot attach to frame. Weld or Bolt it to sheet metal only. Cannot be attached to any body mounts. Must be vertical . Can not be pitched back and used to support pillars.
  6. Rollover bar can be bolted with 2”x2”x3” angle to the roof, no kickers coming off the cage or rollover bar.
  7. Roof sign and mount can not be welded to roll over bar if touching or attached to the roof .
  8. The cage can be welded to sheet metal only.
  9. (2) down posts 2"x4” max (1) per side. Roll over bar counts as 2 if ran to the floor. Down post can only be welded to the side bars and sheet metal and must be vertical.
  10. Cage can be made from nothing bigger than 6” pipe, 6” square tubing, or 4”x 8” box tube MAX. 11. Door posts must be vertical and can be no further forward than the front door seem and a minimum of 4” away from wheel tub. Door post can only be welded to the door bar and to the floor sheet metal. Not the frame!!!
  11. You may have a door plate inside of the car on drivers side only.
  12. All down bars / Dash bars / rear seat bars and halo must be within the 60” door bars. Not in front or behind door bars.
  13. Must have (2) 3”x ¼” Window down bars. Cannot re-enforce the car. Sheet metal to sheet metal only.

Gas tank protectors No wider than 36” max. Gas tank/protectors must be centered between wheel wells and be a minimum of 4” away from the package tray, speaker deck, wheel wells, and roof. Gas tanks may be bolted directly to the floor unless your mounting off your cage/protector then it must have a 4” gap from the floor and cannot be fastened to any sheet metal. If mounting the gas tank directly to the floor you are allowed 4 - ½” bolts with washer not to exceed 3”x3” on bottom side of car. Gas tank cannot be used as a kicker and needs to remain 4” away from all ther sheet metal other than the floorand 2” away from the rear seat bar . You cannot attach the tank to seatbelt bolts. You may use the 4 -1/2” bolts only!!

 

Gas tank mount may have a halo behind the tank no higher than 4’’ above the tank. Halo must be vertically straight (up and down). Meaning a 90-degree angle. Halo needs to remain at least 6” from the roof.