Garden Tractor Pullers Of Mid Missouri Association - G.T.P.O.M.M.A.

GARDEN TRACTOR PULLERS OF 
MID-MISSOURI ASSOCIATION
EVENT PULLING RULES FOR 2018, 2019, 2020

Note: These rules have been locked in for the years 2018, 2019 & 2020 with the exception of the “Safety Requirements for all Tractors”. Safety Requirements may be changed by vote of the membership. 

PULLING CLASSES FOR EVENTS: 
(All weights are maximum limit for the driver and all required safety equipment for class. See Safety Requirements for all tractors and class requirement for each individual class for further information). 
It takes a minimum of 3 tractors to make a class for pulling purposes. 
Tractors may step up a class as long as the tractor meets the requirements of that class and the President and Head Safety Official approve the move. 
Tractors may not step down a class. 

STOCK 10 HP & UNDER 900#
(Kid's Class 16 years & under) 
OUTLAW
(STOCK ALTERED 16 HP 1000#)(30 CUBE 950#)
HOT STOCK
(12 HP - 16 HP 1050#) 
14HP and UNDER (Mid-Stock)
SUPER STOCK 16 HP 1050#
MODIFIED 1050#
MOTORCYCLE 1150#
ANTIQUE 3000# 
ANTIQUE 3250# 
OPEN(MINI ROD) 1300#
OPEN (MINI ROD) 1350#
OPEN (MINI ROD) 1400#
TWIN CYLINDER 1050#

PULLING FEES: 
$ 15.00 per Tractor per hook-paid back in prize money.
$1.00 per hook for grounds, sled, and/or miscellaneous fees.
Money collected per sled use from pull sponsors will go into the association account for sled transportation, operation, maintenance and all other necessary equipment operation and maintenance to run the association in a smooth and professional manner. 
POINTS: 
All GTPOMMA tractors will receive points for participating in sanctioned, sponsored pulls in the following manner. 
5 Points to Show  (You must pay hook fee to get points)
1 Point to Hook  (You must register a distance for hook 
If your tractor is broke down and you have it at the pull, please tell the secretary so you can get your points for showing up at pull.  You must attend 75% of GTPOMMA pulls to be a points winner at the end of the season.  
PLACING POINTS AS FOLLOWS:
1st- 10 points 6th- 5 points
2nd- 9 points 7th- 4 points
3rd- 8 points 8th- 3 points
4TH -7 points 9th- 2points
5th- 6 points 10th- 1 point
(11th to end of class no points given for placing)
EVENT PROCEDURES: 
GTPOMMA requires a pull back tractor and blade weighing 1000# or more at each event. The pull sight must furnish this equipment.  -Local classes at the sponsored event may make their own rules, but tractors must pass a safety inspection by GTPOMMA safety officials before hooking to a GTPOMMA sled.  -Admission fees to the event will be determined by the sponsors of the event. -No trophies will be given by GTPOMMA at sanctioned pulls. Sponsors of events may award trophies if they choose to. 

MEMBERSHIP: 
Dues: (See membership form)
You must be a member of the GTPOMMA to pull at sponsored event.
A non-member puller will be allowed to pull if they pay a $10 one day only membership fee and also the hook fee $15. The one day membership only gets payout no points,. unless the owner of tractor is a paid yearly member. .The next time, membership dues will need to be paid before the puller will be allowed to pull. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, PULLING RULES AND PROCEDURES: Tractors:
Contest is open to two wheel drive, rear wheel drive and rubber tire tractors. No dual wheel, chains or studs. 
See individual class for specific requirements. 

Age Requirements: 
Under age 16 pullers-Parents must sign a responsibility waiver.
Under age 10 pullers- One adult is required to walk alongside tractor. Safety officer will determine if the driver is qualified to handle the tractor in a safe manner.
Pullers in the mini rod class must possess a valid driver’s license.
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to work on or around the sled and scales.
Only track personnel are allowed on the track during the pull, unless the puller is under the age of 16 and one adult is required to be on the track, but cannot be touching the tractor. Touching the tractor will be disqualified.

Inspection: 
Safety Officers will inspect all tractors at the play pulls or before allowing tractor to pull at the first pull attended. Tractor will be marked and signed off on by the safety official and the puller to verify it passed inspection. 
Possible random fuel checks for every class at every contract pull.

Sign In: 
Table will be set up and ready to sign tractors/pullers in one hour before scheduled pull time. All pullers will sign in by the name of puller and the tractor name.
Sign in will close 30 minutes before the scheduled time of pull. Exceptions will be made in case of road emergency and evaluated on case by case basis with approval of the President of the association. 

Scales: 
Will be placed in close proximity to sled. 
Scales will open one hour before scheduled pull time for the operators to check the weight of their equipment and make necessary adjustments.
Scales will close to all but the class pulling 15 minutes before the first class starts to allow the garden tractors sufficient time to line up for the official weigh in just before pulling After scales close for pull time the only tractors that need to be in line to weigh is the tractors that are getting ready to pull.
Weight bars must be pushed in before crossing the scales.
Zero tolerance will be allowed on weight overage. Tractors will be weighed just prior to hooking to the sled. Underage will be the operator option.

Line Up Board: 
Pullers will be responsible to check the line up board or sheet for the order of the tractors for the pull. 
1st class will start lining up and getting ready to weigh in 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
1st puller in the class will be weighed and ready to hook by the start time, next puller will be ready to weigh. 
All pullers in a class will be lined up and ready to pull by the time the class starts. 

PULL OFF RULES:
This is when any of the competitors pull past the full pull mark, if one is available, they get to rehook and pull off against each other.  If you disqualify during this you automatically drop to the next place of the pull off competitors.  

Sled and Tractor: 
Chain length from sled will be 33".
No portion of the tractor may interfere with the chain of the sled during the pull.
Chain and kill switch cable must be easily hook-able without interference.
Once the tractor is hooked, in gear and ready to pull, the driver will be the only person allowed to touch the tractor and start it up the track. Adult helping the puller under the age of 16 cannot be touching the tractor after it is hooked and in gear.
If any tractor is having problems (i.e., won't start, carburetor needs adjustment, flat or low tire, etc) and it is the tractor's turn to pull, the driver may elect to drop to the last position in the class.
If all tractors have pulled and you still are not in position, you will have 3 minutes to get into position or be disqualified.
The 1st puller in each class is the test puller, this puller can decline that pull only while still hooked to the sled. The puller must notify the flagman at this time and tell the flagman if they 
wish to re-pull in the 3rd or last position of that class.
If the 1st tractor goes out of bounds, the puller still has the option to re-pull.
Tractors that pull 75 feet or less have the option of a second pull and must tell the flagman at the time of the unhook if they wish to pull again, and if they will move to pull in 3rd or last position.
If a driver raises his/her hand to indicate that they want to stop and re-pull before the 75 foot mark and the tractor coasts by the 75 foot mark, the tractor will be allowed to re-pull.
If the first two pullers go out the gate, the sled will be reweighed or the sled speed will be changed. The class will restart, with the 1st puller having the option to be the 1st hook or drop to the last position in the class that is pulling.
The tractor has to stay within the boundaries of the track during the pull or it will be disqualified.
If a tractor tire has chalk on it, the tractor will be disqualified.
If two or more pullers pull out the gate for a full pull, a pull-off will be held after the last tractor in that class has pulled. The puller will only hook one time, and there will be no options to re-hook in the pull-off. I.e. in a pull off if the tractor only pulls 70 feet, that will be your distance.
If there is a tie for first place, there will be a pull off.
If there is a tie for second place, they will split the 2nd and 3rd place money.
The pull for the tractor will not end until the tractor is unhooked from the sled.
Unhooking will not occur until the forward motion of the sled stops or when the sled goes beyond the end of the track (out of the gate).
Pullers and flagman should hold digging of the track by the tractor to a minimum.
The driver must remain in the seat of the tractor and at least one hand on the steering wheel at all times or they will be disqualified. A puller attempting to pull before proper singal of flagman will be disqualified.
If any part of the tractor or apparatus of the tractor or the driver falls off during the pull, the tractor will be disqualified. There is no distance consideration, the tractor will be disqualified , with the exception of the 1st puller in the class, who will be allowed to refuse the pull and re-pull in the 3rd or last place of the class.
All tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times.
All tractor pullers/operators must wear the required safety equipment (See safety requirements and special requirements in individuals classes).
Shirt and shoes are required during all pulls.\
To encourage spectator attendance and family participation, there will be no loud profanity, fighting or arguments allowed on the premises by our members during the pulls. Individuals acting in such a manner will not be allowed to pull and will be asked to leave. This will be strictly enforced at all times. 

Alcohol and Drug Prohibited: 
Members will refrain from using alcohol and/or drugs, before or during any pull. This will be strictly enforced at all pulls. 
 
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS:
(Specific requirements for each class are listed under the class requirements for the tractor.) 
A helmet is mandatory.
 minimum 2.5 lb. fire extinguisher with a working gauge.
 must have a working kill switch attached to the rear of the tractor and must be easily accessible,(.the switch must kill the ignition and fuel pump).
must have an anti-tip device, either skid plates or dolly wheels, located on either side of the drawbar, not interfering with the hitch of the sled chain. Skid plates or dolly wheels (center of the wheels) are to be no less than 5" behind rear most point of rear tires and not more than 5" above the ground, must have bumper bars incorporated into anti-tip device and must prevent the sled from hitting the dolly wheels or pads of the anti-tip device.
Point of hook on the draw-bars to be stationary on all directions.
The hitching device is not to be more than 3/4" thickness and must have 1-1/2" hole for hooks. The hitches must be stationary in all directions., the pulling point may not be more than 3/4" from the back edge of the hitching device.
All pulls will start with a tight chain.
Starter-generator pulleys and belts must be shielded with 0.60 steel or 0.90 aluminum.
Starter side shielding (scatter shield), with block on side of the head attached securely to the frame, is to be .125 steel or .187 aluminum.
All exhaust must discharge vertically and be securely attached, unless stock muffler is used.
No stamped steel pulleys on horizontal shaft engines allowed, must be billet steel or aluminum with bolt and washer in end crankshaft to keep pulley from sliding off.
Tractors must have 360 degree shielding covering the clutch and flywheel. The shield must be a minimum of .125 steel or .187 aluminum.
Shifting will not be allowed.
Tractors must be equipped with workable brakes.
The jug of the engine block must be strapped down. (exceptions: After-market block and motorcycles).
Tractors must have a self return throttle (dead man throttle).
Weight bars must be installed and pushed in before crossing the scales.
Rear fenders must shield the operator from foot to seat, minimum width of 5".
Seat-upright back support must be a minimum of 3" to keep the puller from sliding off the seat.
Eyelet type tie rod ends required with bolt, washer, and lock nut. Cannot use stock type ball joint.
(stock tractors exempt).
All plastic seats must have a metal frame. 
Safety officials will inspect all tractors at or before the first pull of the season. All tractors must be declared safe before being allowed to pull.

STOCK REQUIREMENTS 900#:
Age Limit: 16 years and under.  
7 years or under must have a parent walking beside the tractor during the pull with a remote kill switch. No touching of the tractor after tractor is in motion or you will be disqualified.
Weight: 900 pounds, including tractor, driver and helmet.
Fuel: Any type gas, no alcohol or nitro.
Engine: Factory type engine only 10 HP and under, naturally aspirated single cylinder.
No motorcycle engines allowed.
Engines are limited to stock stroke.
Engines bore limited to .030 over stock including normal wear.
Engines will be limited to 4000 RPM.
 Engine must have working governor, stock camshaft, stock head, stock valves, stock carburetor and stock flywheel. Steel flywheel is optional
May run 18 horse cam.
 Valve .325 lift maximum valve movement
May run inserted stock rods or aftermarket rods stock stroke. Can run GM points modification.
 Can change duration on cam
Mechanical or electrical full pumps are allowed.
No velocity stacks or extensions allowed.
Intake and exhaust may be ported and polished.
May alter gear ratio
.Length: maximum wheel base; 56” from center of rear  axle to center of front axle and 96" overall length, from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar. 
Maximum tire size: 26 x 12 x 12
PROFESSIONAL CUT tires are permitted 
Hitch Height: 13"
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

14HP and UNDER (MID-STOCK): 
Same as Hot Stock except 26” tire max, open RPM’s and Stock Head.  

HOT STOCK 1050#:
Weight : 1050 pounds, including tractor, driver and helmet.
Fuel: Any type gas, no alcohol or nitro.
Engine: Factory type engine -- 12 -16 HP single cylinder flat head.
No motorcycle engines allowed.
Engines are limited to stock stroke.
Engines bore limited to .030 over stock including normal wear
Engines will be open RPM. 
All parts are to be stock OEM specifications and location, except may run recast head with spark plug in stock location. Engine may have working governor, if desired.
May run inserted stock rods or aftermarket rods stock stroke. Can run GM modification. Can change duration on cam. 
May run 18 horse cam. Valve .325 lift valve movement maximum.
No velocity stacks or extensions allowed. 
Intake and exhaust may be ported and polished
Mechanical or electrical full pumps are allowed.
Must run stock appearing carburetor, no bottom adjuster 
Steel flywheel required. 
May alter gear ratio.
Length: Maximum wheel base: 56" from center of rear axle to center of front axle and 96" overall length, from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar. 
Maximum tire size: 26 x 12 x 12
Professional cut tires are permitted.
Hitch Height: 13" 
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

OUTLAW CLASS: 
Consists of Stock Altered 16, and 30 Cubes. 
Each class follows it's own established rules.
 
STOCK ALTERED 16 HP: 
Weight: 1000# maximum weight allowed including tractor, driver, helmet and fire suit.
Fuel: Gas or alcohol, NO NITRO allowed.
 Engine: Single cylinder four cycle flathead engines only.
Engine must be Kohler, Wisconsin, Tecumseh or Briggs.
Engine blocks must have and OEM stock appearance.
Engines must be factory productions or their OEM replacement with factory deck height.
Stock Head bolt pattern =>stock head gasket must fit over studs or bolts.
Stock Head bolt location and head bolt size.
Maximum crankshaft stroke 3.25”
Maximum engine bore 3.780” 
Cubic inch limit 36.5000
Maximum engine valve size 1.380”
Maximum engine valve lift .330”
Billet heads permitted.
Porting and polishing allowed.
No external welding or external modifications allowed.
Maximum carburetor venturi size 1.00”, no air entering after 1.00” restriction, venturi must be round in shape.
Carburetor must be mounted to the engine with no more than 1” spacer.
No reverse port engines allowed, carburetor must go to the original intake port.
Carburetor must be a stock appearing Kohler-type.
Chassis:
Must run a factory appearing hood and grill.
Tractors must have garden tractor rear-ends.
Tractors must have garden tractor frames.
Frames must maintain factory length.
Wheelbase: 52" maximum.
Maximum length: center of rear axle to forward including extended weight bar.96’
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 
Rules Clarification: 
Below is a picture that shows what will be allowed and not allowed. Any intake port will be checked including one’s that have been braced or repaired, they will be checked for stock carburetor mounting stud locations, center to center distance, height, and port location. Excessive and unnecessary build-up on the outside of the intake port will result in disqualification. Build-up is port epoxy, weld or bracing or any other means of distorting the port’s factory dimensions. 
Top of Deck to Bottom of Port 2.00" maximum
2.25” Center to Center of Manifold
Flange Mounting Bolt Holes 

30 CUBIC INCH:
Weight: 950 pounds, including tractor, driver, helmet and fire suit.
Fuel: Gas or alcohol, NO NITRO allowed.
Engines: Single cylinder, flat head, air cooled naturally aspirated only.
No motorcycle engines allowed.
Maximum cubic inch displacement: 30 cubic inches.
Crankshaft and camshaft must be in original position.
Must maintain original measurement from center of crankshaft, to top deck of block and original head bolt pattern. (Head bolt pattern has to be original pertaining to block manufacturer.)
Open carburetion.
Billet steel or aluminum flywheel and /or starter pulley required. 
Tire size: 26 x 12 x 12
.Length: Maximum wheel base: 56" from center of rear axle to center of front axle and 96" overall length, from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar. 
30 cubic inch may run with superstock 16 with any carburetor.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements.

SUPER STOCK REQUIREMENTS:
Weight:: 1050# maximum weight allowed including tractor, driver, helmet and fire suit.
Fuel: Gas or alcohol, NO NITRO allowed.
Engine: Single cylinder, flat head, air cooled naturally aspirated only.
Stock stroke must be maintained.
No motorcycle engines allowed.
Ignition: any type.
Aftermarket blocks are allowed.
Steel flywheel mandatory.
Crankshaft and camshaft must be in original position.
Must maintain original head bolt pattern.
Carburetor: One and must be stock appearing.
Venture size: 1.200 maximum.
Engine bore limited to: 16 hp .080 over stock including wear.
Hitch Height: 13".
Tires: 26 x 12 x 12
 Length: maximum wheel base: 56” from center of rear axle to center of front axle and 96" overall length, from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar.
8hp super stock cast flywheels can be used. 
Super stock using starter generator all the time, pulley must be billet and steel or aluminum and belt must be shielded with 0.060 steel or 0.090 aluminum (8hp exempt).
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements.

MODIFIED REQUIREMENTS:
Weight: 1050 pounds including tractor, puller, helmet and fire suit.
Fuel: Gas or alcohol, fuel types will run together. No nitro allowed.
Engine: Single cylinder, flat head air cooled naturally aspirated engine only.
No motorcycle engine allowed.
Maximum cubic inch displacement: Modified-50.5 cubic inches.
Crankshaft and camshaft must be in original position.
Must maintain original head bolt pattern.
Open carburation.
Billet steel or aluminum flywheel and/or starter pulley required.
Tire size: 26 x 12 x 12.
Maximum wheel base: 56" from center of rear axle to center of front axle and 96" overall length, from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar. 
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

MOTORCYCLE CLASS: 
Weight: 1150 pounds including tractor, puller and helmet.
Length:  Maximum length 96" from center rear axle forward including extended weight bar.
Fuel: Gas or alcohol. (If running alcohol, fire suit is required.)
Engines: Motorcycle engines (1 cylinder engines allowed to make class), 850 cc's below.
Hitch Height: 13".
Tire Size: 26 x 12 x 12
All exposed turbo chargers or portions, there of must be shrouded 350 degrees with a minimum of 1.060 steel except for inlet and exhaust.
Hood or side shields are optional.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

OPEN 1300 CLASS:
Weight: 1300 pounds, including tractor, puller, helmet, and fire suit, if worn.
All weights, weight brackets or boxes must be safely secured to the mini rod and not extend beyond the rear tires.
Any weights lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for disqualification.
Length: Not to exceed 8' in overall length (excluding wheelie bars) and no longer than 72" between axles (center to center).  Over all length from center of the rear axel to the furthest point forward (including weights) NOT to exceed 8 ft.  Must fit on the scales.
Width: Not to exceed 60".
Tractor must fit scales as they are set up to weight and pull.
Fuel: Pump gas, racing fuel, aviation fuel, diesel and alcohol will be permitted.
(NO METHANE OR NITROUS OXIDE PERMITTED)
Tires/Rims: 26 x 12 x 12, no duel tires, tire studs, cleats or paddle tires allowed.
No 4-wheel drives permitted.
Engine:  No limit on engine CID; open to 4 & 6 cylinder auto engines. No rotary engines. (may limit)
Aluminum heads and aluminum intakes are permitted.
All exhaust must discharge vertically (up) at least 12" above bend and be securely attached.
All engines equipped with harmonic balancers or steel hub shall be shrouded with 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum. Shroud shall be no more than 1" away and be 360 degrees.
All exposed turbo chargers or portions there of must be shrouded 360 degrees with a minimum of 0.060 steel, except for inlet and exhaust.
Hitch Height:  13”
Wheelie bars and weights must be attached so as not to interfere with hooking of sled chain and drawbar.
Mandatory wheelie bars to prevent a possible turn over, they must be adequate to support the weight of the entry.
Drawbars are to be stationary in all movement, constructed of steel (min of 3/16") and have a minimum hole of 1-1/2".
Maximum drawbar hitch height is 13" from top of device parallel to the ground.
Saftey:
Hand throttles must be spring loaded. Engine must come to an idle when hand is removed from throttle device.
Use of torque converter/automatic shifts will be permitted.
All automatics must have a park/neutral safety switch.
All manuals must have a clutch safety switch.
All drive line u-joints to be enclosed 360 degrees shield to be constructed of steel 1/16" or aluminum 1/8". 
All flywheels and flex plates must be shielded 360 degree, minimum width of 4", constructed of 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum.
Transmission blankets are optional.
All mini rods shall have a kill switch attached to the center behind the driver and in a position, so it can be easily hooked to the sled on all pulls.
All mini rods shall have a battery disconnect switch. This is to be located where (in case of an emergency) track personnel can get to the switch. Switch must be in battery line before going to starter and kill all power to the unit.
Roll Bar to prevent 360 rollovers is optional.
Before hooking and after unhooking from sled, driver shall operate mini-rod at such a speed as to be in full control at all times.
During pull, driver must have at least 1 hand in contact with steering wheel at all times.
All entries must be equipped with a workable brake and a workable reverse gear.
All pulls must start from a tight hitch, no jerking will be permitted
Blade tractor will blade track after each mini-rod pull to ensure fair pull for all entries.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

MINI ROD REQUIREMENTS for 1350 OPEN CLASS: 
Weight: 1350 pounds, including tractor, puller, helmet, and fire 
suit, if worn.
All weights, weight brackets or boxes must be safely secured to the mini rod and not extend beyond the rear tires.
Any weights lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for disqualification.
Length: Not to exceed 8' in overall length (excluding wheelie bars) and no longer than 72" between axles (center to center).  Over all length from center of the rear axel to the furthest point forward (including weights) NOT to exceed 8 ft.  Must fit on the scales.
Width: Not to exceed 60".
Tractor must fit scales as they are set up to weight and pull.
Fuel: Pump gas, racing fuel, aviation fuel, diesel and alcohol will be permitted.
(NO METHANE OR NITROUS OXIDE PERMITTED)
Tires/Rims: 26 x 12 x 12, no duel tires, tire studs, cleats or paddle tires allowed.
No 4-wheel drives permitted.
Engine:  No limit on engine CID; open to 4, 6 and small block V8 cylinder auto engines. No rotary engines. (may limit)
Aluminum heads and aluminum intakes are permitted.
All exhaust must discharge vertically (up) at least 12" above bend and be securely attached.
All engines equipped with harmonic balancers or steel hub shall be shrouded with 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum. Shroud shall be no more than 1" away and be 360 degrees.
All exposed turbo chargers or portions there of must be shrouded 360 degrees with a minimum of 0.060 steel, except for inlet and exhaust.
Hitch Height:  13”
Wheelie bars and weights must be attached so as not to interfere with hooking of sled chain and drawbar.
Mandatory wheelie bars to prevent a possible turn over, they must be adequate to support the weight of the entry.
Drawbars are to be stationary in all movement, constructed of steel (min of 3/16") and have a minimum hole of 1-1/2".
Maximum drawbar hitch height is 13" from top of device parallel to the ground.
Saftey:
Hand throttles must be spring loaded. Engine must come to an idle when hand is removed from throttle device.
Use of torque converter/automatic shifts will be permitted.
All automatics must have a park/neutral safety switch.
All manuals must have a clutch safety switch.
All drive line u-joints to be enclosed 360 degrees shield to be constructed of steel 1/16" or aluminum 1/8". 
All flywheels and flex plates must be shielded 360 degree, minimum width of 4", constructed of 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum.
Transmission blankets are optional.
All mini rods shall have a kill switch attached to the center behind the driver and in a position, so it can be easily hooked to the sled on all pulls.
All mini rods shall have a battery disconnect switch. This is to be located where (in case of an emergency) track personnel can get to the switch. Switch must be in battery line before going to starter and kill all power to the unit.
Roll Bar to prevent 360 rollovers is optional.
Before hooking and after unhooking from sled, driver shall operate mini-rod at such a speed as to be in full control at all times.
During pull, driver must have at least 1 hand in contact with steering wheel at all times.
All entries must be equipped with a workable brake and a workable reverse gear.
All pulls must start from a tight hitch, no jerking will be permitted
Blade tractor will blade track after each mini-rod pull to ensure fair pull for all entries.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

MINI ROD REQUIREMENTS for 1400 OPEN CLASS: 
Weight: 1400 pounds, including tractor, puller, helmet, and fire suit, if worn.
All weights, weight brackets or boxes must be safely secured to the mini rod and not extend beyond the rear tires.
Any weights lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for disqualification.
Length: Not to exceed 8' in overall length (excluding wheelie bars) and no longer than 72" between axles (center to center). Over all length from center of the rear axel to the furthest point forward (including weights) NOT to exceed 8 ft.  Must fit on the scales. 
Width: Not to exceed 60".
Tractor must fit scales as they are set up to weight and pull.
Fuel: Pump gas, racing fuel, aviation fuel, diesel and alcohol will be permitted.
(NO METHANE OR NITROUS OXIDE PERMITTED)
Tires/Rims: 26 x 12 x 12, no duel tires, tire studs, cleats or paddle tires allowed.
No 4-wheel drives permitted.
Engine:  No limit on engine CID; open to 4, 6 and small block V8 cylinder auto engines. No rotary engines. (may limit)
Aluminum heads and aluminum intakes are permitted.
All exhaust must discharge vertically (up) at least 12" above bend and be securely attached.
All engines equipped with harmonic balancers or steel hub shall be shrouded with 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum. Shroud shall be no more than 1" away and be 360 degrees.
All exposed turbo chargers or portions there of must be shrouded 360 degrees with a minimum of 0.060 steel, except for inlet and exhaust.
Hitch Height:  13”
Wheelie bars and weights must be attached so as not to interfere with hooking of sled chain and drawbar.
Mandatory wheelie bars to prevent a possible turn over, they must be adequate to support the weight of the entry.
Drawbars are to be stationary in all movement, constructed of steel (min of 3/16") and have a minimum hole of 1-1/2".
Maximum drawbar hitch height is 13" from top of device parallel to the ground.
Saftey:
Hand throttles must be spring loaded. Engine must come to an idle when hand is removed from throttle device.
Use of torque converter/automatic shifts will be permitted.
All automatics must have a park/neutral safety switch.
All manuals must have a clutch safety switch.
All drive line u-joints to be enclosed 360 degrees shield to be constructed of steel 1/16" or aluminum 1/8". 
All flywheels and flex plates must be shielded 360 degree, minimum width of 4", constructed of 1/4" steel or 3/8" aluminum.
Transmission blankets are optional.
All mini rods shall have a kill switch attached to the center behind the driver and in a position, so it can be easily hooked to the sled.
All mini rods shall have a battery disconnect switch. This is to be located where (in case of an emergency) track personnel can get to the switch. Switch must be in battery line before going to starter and kill all power to the unit.
Roll Bar to prevent 360 rollovers is optional.
Before hooking and after unhooking from sled, driver shall operate mini-rod at such a speed as to be in full control at all times.
During pull, driver must have at least 1 hand in contact with steering wheel at all times.
All entries must be equipped with a workable brake and a workable reverse gear.
All pulls must start from a tight hitch, no jerking will be permitted.
A puller attempting to pull before proper signal from flagman will be subject to disqualification.
Blade tractor will blade track after each mini-rod pull to ensure fair pull for all entries.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. 

TWIN CYLINDER CLASS: 
Weight: 1050 pounds, including tractor, driver and helmet.
3 tractors in class, money divided up between the pullers. Board of Directors will review the policy as tractor numbers increase in this class.
Steel flywheel mandatory.
All stock internal.
After market rods (inserted rods, rod bearing).
Guide assembly
Up to bore 50 and over.
Head must match the block, NO 30 HP heads.
No port or polishing.
Single barrel carburetor, stock.(can rejet)
25 and under carb horsepower intake.
Stock valves, can go to roller rockers.
Cepek allowed, maximum 56" length wheel base.
Apparel:
All drivers must wear: shirt, long pants and shoes (no sandals). If using alcohol for fuel driver must wear a fire suit (coat and pants or one piece coverall type)
They must be worn properly zipped, snapped and all loose ends in place. If not, tractor and driver will be disqualified.
Rules subject to change with puller deliberation.
See: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL TRACTORS for additional setup requirements. . 

ANTIQUE TRACTORS:
3000# CLASS:
Weight:  3000lb plus driver
Tires/Rims:  Factory Tires no over size
Engine:  150 cic engine
Hitch Height:  18” height
4mph
3250# CLASS:
Weight:  3250lb plus driver
Tires/Rims:  Factory Tires no over size
Engine:  150 cic engine
Hitch Height:  18” height
4mph

GRIEVANCE OR PROTEST POLICY: 
Protest at anytime before the 3rd puller in the next class.
Protester or griever must notify the secretary of a possible protest or grievance. The secretary will take it to the Head Safety Officer. The results of the protest will be returned to the secretary and given to the protester or griever.
Protester must deposit with secretary $40.00 in cash at the time of the protest or grievance. One protest fee covers complete tractor inspection.
Protester or griever must be a puller of the same class as the puller being grieved against.
For a weight protest, tractors will be weighted on a certified scale, a 1% variance will be allowed.
For fuel protest, a sample of the fuel will be taken and tested in a GTPOMMA hydrometer or nitro fuel tester.  
For a bore and/or stroke protest, tractor will be allowed to cool down, owner will be allowed to remove and cover head and valves in private. (Exceptions will be made in pro-stock class, then the valves must remain uncovered and stock owners will not be allowed to cover anything) the bore must be exposed, bore and stroke measured by safety officials with GTPOMMA tools.
For Fuel, Weight, RPM’s that are found illegal that tractor will not receive placing points for that pull.
Only the following will be present at the protest:
Head Safety Official, Protested Puller, Safety Officer (to be chosen by Head Safety Officer)
All measurements are done by Safety Officials. 
All will comply with the rules within this document.
Failure for tractor to comply with protested regulations will cause tractor to be ruled illegal.
FIRST (1ST) OFFENSE:
If the tractor is found illegal, tractor and driver will be suspended from the class for thirty days, and will lose all accumulated points to the date, and money is returned to the protester.
SECOND (2ND) OFFENSE:
A sixty day suspension from the class and loss of points accumulated to that date and money is returned to the protester.
If the tractor is found to be legal, the protested puller gets the protest fee.

All grievances will be settled in a fair and business like manner. All decisions made by the officials will be considered just and final.   Any questions on specifics or any questions on the rules stated can be directed towards the Head Safety Official. 

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