2019 General Rules
1. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be permitted.
2. No racing/speeding allowed in the pit area.
3. Drivers must always remain seated while pulling and during tec. (while tractor is running).
4. Any object that falls off any tractor during pulling will disqualify that tractor for that class.
5. Two attempts per class if tractor is stopped before 40 feet.
6. First puller of each class is the test puller and can drop and re-pull at the end of the class.
7. Long pants, shirt, and closed toed shoes must always be worn while pulling.
8. Helmets are required for all drivers. Helmets must be strapped. Eye protection is highly recommended.
9. Weights may be moved but not added after weigh-in is completed.
10. All tractors must have fenders. Fenders must connect to the foot plate. There must not be an opening between the fender and the foot plate. (NQS)Tractors can’t have an opening between the fenders and foot plate big enough to allow your foot to touch the tires.
11. All drivers 14 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult during the event.
12. You may drive your tractor out on the track, but you are required to push the tractor back to the sled. You cannot drive the tractor in reverse to back up to the sled.
13. Tractors must be in neutral at the time of being hooked to the sled.
14. Wheelie bars/ skid plates are required for all tractors. These must be able to support the tractor’s weight.
15. All tractors must have a garden tractor appearance.
16. All stock tractors must have a 12” hitch height and open tractors may have a 13” hitch height.
17. Track officials have the final say in a pull.
18. All pullers must sign waiver at registration. Pullers under 18 years must have written permission from a parent or guardian.
19. Alcohol consumption not permitted during pulling. This will be monitored by track officials.
20. No refunds for dropping a class after the class has started.
21. All tractors must have working breaks.
22. Hand or Foot throttles/Auto return to idle speed control for all tractors- dead man throttle required for all tractors.
23. No duels or chains allowed.
24. At least one hand must always remain on steering wheel during a pull.
25. Any rules violation will disqualify the tractor and puller until issue is resolved and approved by track officials.
26. Bottom of skid plate/ wheelie bar must not be more that five inches from the ground- plus/minus 1”.
27. Hitch point and wheelie bar can not be mounted on the same bracket. They must be secured to the tractor by separate mounts.
28. Wheelie bars/ skid plates must not extend more than 10” from the rear of the tires, no closer than 5 inches.
29. Weights on the rear of the tractor must not extend more that 10” from the rear of the tires.
30. All tractors must cross scales after the pull is complete. Any tractor not making weight will be disqualified.
31. All tractors must not be more that 3 pounds over weight.
32. Weights may not extend more than 72” from the center of the rear axle to the front of the weight bar.
33. If you need to or want to move up a class, then the tractor must follow the rules for that class. Be prepared.
34. Minimum 2” opening for the hitch point
35. Starter pulleys and flywheels are required to have 3/8” minimum diameter grade #8 bolt and 1/4“thick washer, which must be larger than the PTO end of the crank shaft.
36. Any tractor running over 4000 rpm’s is required to have side covers and clutch covers. Covers need to be made of either 1/8” steel or 1/4” aluminum.
37. Fire suits are recommended for all pullers. But required for alcohol tractors.
38. Any issues will be resolved by track officials before the tractor pulls and track officials decisions are final.
39. If you are caught placing your hands between the tires and fenders while pulling you will be disqualified by the track officials.
40. Once tractors are weighed in they must continue through inspection and can not return to the pits
41. Minimum of 3 tractors per class.
42. Track officials have the ability to disqualify any tractor at any time.
43. Kill switches are required for all tractors.
44. Any tractor in an open RPM class must have a Carrier Bearing on the drive shaft between the transmission and the clutch.
45. Any tractor over 5000 rpm must have head restraints.
46. No billet heads allowed in the stock classes
47. 1 Hook per class per driver. A tractor can be pulled in the same class more than once if there is a different driver.
48. All factory wheel studs and wheel nuts must be used.
49. Pump gas only:
· No oxygenated fuel
· 110 octane max.
· VPC-12 Recommended