Common Sense Applies Here

W. L. “Bill” Simmons Antique Tractor Club Pull Rules

“Stock” CLASS “A”

Revised: February 1, 2012

1.      Younger contestants participating in tractor pulls will be required to hook to the sled for a trial pull prior to the start of pull. If these individuals cannot operate the tractor to pull standards set by the pull committee they will not be allowed to participate in the class. Safety of the individual and tractor are the key factors due to insurance regulations. All contestants under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian to participate in each pull.

 2.      Tractors need to be registered prior to the event. Tractors will be weighed and lined up before each class. Tractors can be weighed at any time BUT only the weight prior to the pull will be accepted.

3.      Only one person is to be on a tractor at any time, no riders.

4.      Eligible tractors:

A.    Because of insurance requirements, all tractors will look original or be restored to original stock conditions. M&W engine  kits, power packs and power blocks will be allowed in rebuilding or restoring tractors.

B.     Definition of original stock condition: This means the engine is original or is a natural progression replacement, restored to factory specifications. No homemade manifolds, headers, engine shields, aluminum manifolds or aluminum frame parts will be allowed. Only manufacturer’s original replacement parts are allowed. All tractors are required to have fan shrouds in place. No K&N filters will be allowed. 

C.     No tractors newer than 1959 will be pulled.

E.     Tractors later converted to rubber tires will be allowed. Steel wheel tractors will pull at the end of each class.

F.      No splitting of rims to accommodate oversize tires will be allowed. Tire size may be increased one size over original as indicated by the manufacturer of the tractor. Tire size of 14.9 can go to a 15.5. Front tire size can be one rim size and one tire size smaller than the original. Example: 6:00-16=5:00-15

G.    No cut tires will be allowed.

H.    No increasing of wheel diameter from original factory size.

I.       Pump Gas Only

J.       No GPS will be allowed.

 5.      Drawbar height cannot exceed 20 inches and cannot be closer than 18 inches from the center of the rear axle to the back of the hitch hole. Drawbars must be securely fastened. No vertical movement is allowed. Purchased, forged twisted clevises are allowed. No support can exceed the top of the axle or original point of hook. A clevis or “D” pull ring must have a minimum 2 ¾” diameter opening. Clevises must have a top support.

6.      Weighted tractors:

Wheel weights must be permanently mounted. Addition and subtraction of weights will not be allowed after weigh-in. Suitcase weights not allowed

7.      The track flagman has the right to stop any pull if safety becomes a factor.

8.      Anyone operating a tractor while under the influence of intoxicants will be automatically disqualified.

9.      First Gear only. 

10.  Any foul language directed toward any track official will mean immediate disqualification.

11.  The puller will be disqualified if any tractor wheel touches a track boundary line.

12.  If the track judge feels your front end is too high a flag or whistle blowing will stop you. If the tractor is equipped with wheelie bars the rule does not apply.

13.  If track judge thinks you are showing excessive RPM, he will ask you to pull off the track after your pull to be checked. There will be 300 RMP’s allowed over manufacturers specifications. All tractors must have a positive throttle stop with a working governor.

14.  There will be a 1% allowance over your weight limit.

15.  If you are not ready to pull in order, you will pull last in your class.

16.  Classes will be designated as “A”

 

 

 

 

3.5 MPH CLASS “B”

Revised: February 1, 2011

The intent of the antique tractor pull is to provide entertaining and friendly competition among antique farm tractor owners.

“Common Sense Rules”

1.         Younger contestants participating in tractor pulls will be required to hook to the sled for a trial pull prior to the start of pull. If these individuals cannot operate the tractor to pull standards set by the pull committee they will not be allowed to participate in the class. Safety of the individual and tractor are the key factors due to insurance regulations. All contestants under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian to participate in each pull.

2.      Tractors need to be registered prior to the event. Tractors will be weighed and lined up before each class. Tractors can be weighed at any time BUT only the weight prior to the pull will be accepted. Tractors in this class are designated as "B"

 

3.      Only one person is to be on a tractor at any time, no riders.

4.      Eligible tractors:

A.    Because of insurance requirements, all tractors will look original or be restored to original stock conditions. M&W engine  kits, power packs and power blocks will be allowed in rebuilding or restoring tractors.

B.     Definition of original stock condition: This means the engine is original or is a natural progression replacement, restored to factory specifications. No homemade manifolds, headers, engine shields, aluminum manifolds or aluminum frame parts will be allowed. Only manufacturer’s original replacement parts are allowed. All tractors are required to have fan shrouds in place.

C.     No tractors newer than 1959 will be pulled.

D.  3.5 MPH tractor will NOT be allowed to pull in the 6 MPH class.

E.     Tractors later converted to rubber tires will be allowed. Steel wheel tractors will pull at the end of each class.

F.      No splitting of rims to accommodate oversize tires will be allowed. Tire size may be increased one size over original as indicated by the manufacturer of the tractor. Tire size of 14.9 can go to a 15.5. Front tire size can be one rim size and one tire size smaller than the original. Example: 6:00-16=5:00-15

G.    No cut tires will be allowed.

H.    No increasing of wheel diameter from original factory size.

I.       No alcohol fuel mixture will be allowed. Racing fuel such as CAM II or Turbo Blue will be allowed. Maximum specific gravity for gas will be .750. No injected gases or nitrous will be allowed. Your fuel may be checked at any time. If any extra checks are to be made on a tractor the operator and two (2) committee members will be present.

J.       No GPS will be allowed.

K.         Tractors may not enter a weighted class less than the factory shipping weight.

 5.      Drawbar height cannot exceed 20 inches and cannot be closer than 18 inches from the center of the rear axle to the back of the hitch hole. Drawbars must be securely fastened. No vertical movement is allowed. Purchased, forged twisted clevises are allowed. No support can exceed the top of the axle or original point of hook. A clevis or “D” pull ring must have a minimum 2 ¾” diameter opening. Clevises must have a top support.

 6.      Weighted tractors:

Wheel weights must be permanently mounted. Addition and subtraction of weights will not be allowed after weigh-in. Suitcase weights will be allowed on the front and back of the tractor. Older tractor weights of any brand will be allowed, however, weights must be mounted neatly against the front of the tractor. No rear weights are to be bolted to the front of the tractor. All weights must be fastened securely and weight brackets must be neat in appearance.  Belly bars will be allowed but it must be able to clear the scales.

7.      The track flagman has the right to stop any pull if safety becomes a factor.

 8.      Anyone operating a tractor while under the influence of intoxicants will be automatically disqualified.

 9.      The puller will not be allowed to change gears but will be able to activate a torque amplifier during competition in the 3.5 mph class.

 10.  Any foul language directed toward any track official will mean immediate disqualification.

 11.  The puller will be disqualified if any tractor wheel touches a track boundary line.

 12.  If the track judge feels your front end is too high a flag or whistle blowing will stop you. If the tractor is equipped with wheelie bars the rule does not apply.

 13.  If track judge thinks you are showing excessive RPM, he will ask you to pull off the track after your pull to be checked. There will be 300 RMP’s allowed over manufacturers specifications. All tractors must have a positive throttle stop with a working governor.

 14.  There will be a 1% allowance over your weight limit.

 15.  If you are not ready to pull in order, you will pull last in your class.

 16. Third sounding of speed alarm means the puller will be disqualified.

 

6 MPH CLASS “C”

Revised: February 3, 2010

 Younger contestants participating in tractor pulls will be required to hook to the sled for a trial pull prior to the start of pull. If these individuals cannot operate the tractor to pull standards set by the pull committee they will not be allowed to participate in the class. Safety of the individual and tractor are the key factors due to insurance regulations. All contestants under the age of 16 must have a consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian to participate in each pull.

  1. Tractors need to be registered prior to the event. Tractors will be weighed and lined up before each class. Tractors can be weighed at any time BUT only the weight prior to the pull will be accepted. Only one person is to be on a tractor at any time, no riders.
  2. Eligible tractors: 1959 and older. Class is Designated as "C"
  3. Because of insurance requirements, all tractors will look original or be restored to original stock conditions. M&W kits, power packs and power blocks will be allowed in rebuilding or restoring tractors.
  4. Definition of original stock condition: This means the engine is original or is a natural progression replacement, restored to factory specifications. All tractors are required to have fan shrouds.
  5. Aluminum frame parts, headers, pressed steel wheels any aftermarket parts made available to those tractors will be allowed. Also no lengthening of frame or sheet metal added to tractor will be allowed. Tractors in this class will be required to have wheelie bars and a kill switch (wheelie bars must meet NATPA specifications).
  6. Tractors later converted to rubber tires will be allowed. Steel wheel tractors will pull at the end of each class.
  7. Tractors in the 6 mph class will be allowed to run up to 38” wheels.
  8. Tire sizes for the 2500, 3000 and 3500 lb 6-mph classes will be limited to a 170 sq. in max “foot print” which is a 13.6 x 38, or a 14.9 x 28 tire size.
  9. Tire sizes for the 4000, 4500 and 5000 lb. 6-mph classes will be limited to a 210 sq. in max “foot print” which is a 14.9 x 38, 15.5 x 38 or 16.9 x 28 tire size.
  10. Tire sizes for the 6000 thru 9000 6-mph classes will be limited to a 300 sq. in. max “foot print” which is a 16.9 x 38, 18.4 x 28, 18.4 x 34,18.4 x 38 tire size.
  11. Tractor tires may be sharpened in any manner and the front edge may be “cut” to a sharp edge.
  12. Front tires may be of any agriculture style. The minimum front tire size shall be 12 inches in diameter.
  13. No alcohol fuel mixture will be allowed. Racing fuel such as CAM II or Turbo Blue will be allowed. Maximum specific gravity for gas will be .750. No injected gases or nitrous will be allowed. Your fuel may be checked at any time. If any extra checks are to be made on a tractor the operator and two (2) committee members will be present.
  14. Tractors in the 6 MPH class will be allowed to run GPS.
  15. Drawbar height cannot exceed 20 inches and cannot be closer than 18 inches from the center of the rear axle to the back of the hitch hole. Drawbars must be securely fastened. No vertical movement is allowed. Drawbars with holes drilled to extend clevis height or modified clevises will not be allowed. Purchases, forged twisted clevises are allowed. No support can exceed the top of the axle or original point of hook. A clevis or “D” pull ring must have a minimum 2 ¾” diameter opening. Clevises must have a top support.
  16. Wheel weights must be permanently mounted. Addition and subtraction of weights will not be allowed after weigh-in. Rear suitcase weights and belly bars are allowed. Front weights must be mounted as close to frame as possible. All weights must be fastened securely and weight brackets must be neat in appearance.
  17. The first puller of each class will have the option of pulling 3rd or last.  You will need to let the flagman know before you un-hook from the sled. If you decided to re-pull then your distance from the second pull will be recorded.
  18. Each puller will be allowed a re-pull as long as his first pull does not exceed 50 feet.
  19. The track flagman has the right to stop any pull if safety becomes a factor. If pulled does not abide to the flagman they will be disqualified.
  20. Anyone operating a tractor while under the influence of intoxicants will be automatically disqualified.
  21. The puller will not be allowed to change gears but will be able to activate a torque amplifier during competition in the 6 mph class.
  22. Any foul language directed toward any track official will mean immediate disqualification.
  23. The puller will be disqualified if any tractor wheel touches a track boundary line.
  24. The track judge will not stop a pull due to excessive front wheel height, as the tractor is equipped with wheelie bars.
  25. If track judge thinks you are showing excessive RPM, he will ask you to pull off the track after your pull to be checked. There will be 300 RPM’s allowed over manufacturers specifications. All tractors must have a positive throttle stop with a working governor.
  26. There will be a 1% allowance over your weight limit.
  27. If you are not ready to pull in order, you will pull last in your class.
  28. Tractors can only pull one speed per weight class. Third sounding of speed alarm disqualifies the puller.