General Rules:

  • Valid driver’s license required for ALL classes.

  • Vehicle registration required for all street classes. Street Stock Gas, Hot Street Gas, and Farm Stock Diesel.

  • No alcohol consumption by competitors prior to or during pulling, or until after the last hook of the day.

  • No passengers allowed in vehicle while pulling. Passengers will be permitted in the powder puff class but the passenger must be in the passenger seat, with seat belt attached and wearing a helmet.

  • Helmets and seat belts required in all classes.

  • Fire suits are highly recommended. Fire proof jacket mandatory in 2.5 Diesel and Altered Gas. Full fire suits mandatory in 2WD.

  • Driver must be present in seat of any running vehicle with a manual transmission for the duration of time the vehicle is running.

  • 2.5 lbs dry chemical fire extinguisher is required to be securely mounted within reach of the driver. Gauge must be functioning.

  • Weight is prohibited inside cab of vehicle.

  • Nitrous oxide, pressurized fuels, and water injection is prohibited.

  • Head lights must be OFF while on the pulling track. Parking and marker lights are permitted.

  • All vehicles must have a working kill switch. Switch must shut off both ignition and fuel. Kill switch no mandatory in Street Stock Gas, Farm Stock Diesel, or work stock diesel classes but recommended. Notice: Kill switches WILL be mandatory for the work stock diesel class in 2019.

  • Any object becoming loose from the pulling vehicle and landing on the pulling surface will cause disqualification from the class. This excludes parts in the event of vehicle breakage.

  • If a competitor wishes to hook more than once per class, the first pull will be recorded as the official distance. This includes different drivers in the same vehicle. In the event there are 5 or less pullers in a class, a puller who enters more than once can use either pulls as their official distance.

  • Pulling order will be determined by the driver drawing a number at the time the entry fee is paid. Exhibition pullers will not draw for pulling order but will pull in the order they sign up. Exhibition pulls will be the pulls of the class they mostly fit. Exhibition pulls will not be eligible for placement or payout.

  • A drivers meeting will be held prior to each event. The time will be announced. All drivers are required to attend.

  • The decision as to whether or not an event will be conducted with or without a floating finish line will be announced at the drivers meeting.

  • All pulls must start with a tight chain. Any attempt to jerk the chain will result in disqualification.

  • Each competitor will be allowed two attempts to make a measurable pull. On his/her first attempt, if an effort is made to let off throttle before going 100 ft, they will get a second attempt. If no attempt was made prior to 100 ft, no second attempt will be granted.

  • The competitor pulling in the first position of the class as determined by the draw at registration is considered the test puller. The test puller may accept the pull provided the sled is deemed correct, or the puller may refuse the pull and will have the option of dropping to the number 6 spot (behind the next 5 pullers) or to the last spot. In the event there are less than 6 competitors, the test puller will drop to the last position. The puller must inform the finish line flagman of his/her intentions immediately after the completion of the pull and before the vehicle moves from the spot it was unhooked from the sled.

  • If at any time the sled requires adjustment, the class will restart. The competitor following the adjustment will be the test puller.

  • The test puller, on their first attempt only, will not be disqualified or measured for running out of bounds or losing weigh. Any other reasons for disqualification apply.

  • Causes of disqualification include but are not limited to: Intoxication of driver of any crew member, any unsportsmanlike conduct by driver or any crew member, illegal equipment or fuel, failure of safety equipment to function, unsafe operation of competition vehicle, leaving the starting line under a red flag condition, or knowingly tampering with any other competition vehicle.

  • Rules are locked through the 2019 season, unless a safety concern arises and a change is mandated by Maumee Valley Pullers.

  • All decisions and findings of these rules by the Maumee Pullers, operations crew, or the tech inspection committee will be final.

  • Any use of these rules outside of Maumee Valley Pullers events shall not reflect towards the Maumee Valley Pullers or their sponsors.