Rules

General Rules | Track Rules | Garden Tractor Rules | Ultralight Tractor Rules | Antique Farm Tractors Class | Straight 6 Class | V-6 & V-8 Small Block Class | Modified V-8 Small Block Class | Stock Altered Garden Tractor

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General Rules

No alcoholic beverages! Any driver(s) drinking alcoholic beverages before or during a pull event will NOT be allowed to pull at that event.

Both hands need to be on the steering wheel/throttle at all times for the Ultra Lights, V-6 and V-8 classes. Garden tractors and Stock Altered must have one (1) hand on the steering wheel at all times. With having only one hand on the steering wheel - BUTT NEEDS TO STAY IN YOUR SEAT!

All machines must have rear fenders.

All machines must have operating brakes.

Driver must be in control of machine at all times.

All weights listed per class include the weight of the driver (You cannot be over the allowed weight in any class).

Your machine must meet all safety rules after the first pull.

No tire chains or studs in the tires are allowed in any class or no liquids in tires at all.

Single rear wheels on all machines (No duals allowed).

No hot rodding or unsafe driving with your machine (This means before and after pulling too). If you are caught hot rodding, the following can happen;

  • 1st offence: Loss of points and money for that pull
  • 2nd offence: Three (3) pull suspension for driver and tractor
  • 3rd offence: Ten (10) pull suspension consecutive even if it falls into the next year

Any puller is subject to be weighed immediately after completing a pull.

All weights must be securely fastened to the machine. All weight bars need to be horizontal. If you have a vertical weight bar, it must be enclosed or boxed in.

Drivers and machine must be at pull site one (1) hour prior to scheduled time. If you are not able to make it on time, please call a Board Member to register you. This will make things run smoother.

Driver must be on or with their tractor at the scales and lined up for their class (if the driver is not on or with their tractor, they will be skipped and not allowed to pull). Drivers MUST attend a drivers meeting before every pull.

Every machine can only pull once (two (2) drivers cannot pull the same machine in a class) with the exception of the kids classes (0-13HP Garden Tractors). This class can use the same tractor.

ALL DISPUTES IN WRTING will be settled the same day as disputed but they will be discussed AFTER the pull is over, NOT in the middle of the track, so as not to shame the club.

Tech inspectors will have the final say on safety equipment and weights at the time the machine is weighed in.

The hook person is responsible for the driver and machine to meet all safety requirements. All protests are to be brought up to the hook person, not the driver. If the hook person overlooks something, the driver will not be disqualified.

If your tractor is broken, it has to be driven out on the track under its own power, pull the chain tight, start motor and push in the clutch, put in gear and attempt to pull the sled in order to receive last place points. Unable to do so, no points will be given.

In order to have a class we need two (2) registered tractors or more to pull. If less than two (2) are registered, you will only get five (5) hook points. Both tractors need to pull at least 1/2 of the season to get a coat at the end of the year.

If the machine pulls the sled too easy, the sled operator can make the decision to reset the sled and have the driver re-pull. Drivers have the option to re-hook immediately or drop to last place and re-pull.

Protest fee for Garden Tractors is $75.00. Protest for the Ultra Lights, V-6, V-8 and multi-motor classes is $500.00. Money must be paid in full, up front, before tear down occurs. If it is found that the tractor is legal, the tear down fee goes to the tractor owner and the protester must pay to have the protested tractor put back together. This includes parts, materials and labor at a shop rate of $75.00 per hour with a maximum of two (2) hours.

The pull is over when the flagman flags the driver for safety reasons. Even in a floating finish.

The driver must be looking at the flagman at all times. No looking down at the track, at the tractor tires or back at the sled. Failure to do so can result in disqualification. Drivers in the kids class(es) will be allowed to glance at the parent or guardian walking along beside them, but should also remember to look at the flagman.

Kids class(es) only: The parent can only touch the tractor to help push in the clutch to start and stop the tractor. Parents may NOT touch the steering wheel even to stop the child from going out of bounds. Pump gases only. No alcohol or compressed gases allowed EXCEPT in the E98 and Antique class(es) ONLY.

Cheating is not permitted. If you are caught cheating the following can happen;

  • 1st offence: Loss of points and money for that pull
  • 2nd offence: Three (3) pull suspension for driver and tractor
  • 3rd offence: Ten (10) pull suspension consecutive even if it falls into the next year

The following year will be randomly checked to see if they meet all requirements.

The use of foul language is not permitted. Use of foul language can result in the following:

  • 1st offence: Loss of points for that pull
  • 2nd offence: Three (3) pull suspension for driver and tractor
  • 3rd offence: suspension from the club for the rest of that pulling season

No jumping of classes.

All pullers need to pick a job, register, pull a number and then pay.

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Track Rules

No changing weights on your machine on the track unless you stop before the 50/75 foot mark to adjust accordingly.

One pull per machine unless you are the 1st puller.

Only one hook in a pull-off (You cannot stop before the 50/75 foot mark and restart in a pull-off).

One restart will be allowed if sled is stopped before the 50/75 foot mark (This rule does not apply in a pull-off situation).

Machines WILL cross scales and be inspected while lined up, hitch height will be checked at this time.

If your tires go over the line OR touch the line, you will be disqualified (You will receive last place points in that class and if two (2) people go out of bounds, you will split last place points).

Anything falling off the machine will result in a disqualification even if you are the first puller in the class. This does not include drive train breakage.

First puller in each class has the option to turn their first pull down and come back in third or last position.

No person is to run down the side of the track when a machine is pulling - EXCEPT in the Kids class(es), one (1) person will be allowed to walk along side of the tractor.

If breakage on your machine occurs before the 50/75 foot mark, you can drop to last position, and you will have five (5) minutes after last puller to pull.

The flag people will have the final say at the time of the pull. One (1) will be at the 75 foot mark and one (1) at the end of the track.

Track will be 275 feet in length and 20 feet in width. Track will be 300 feet when possible.

If kill switch is pulled at all on track - driver is not to touch it at all - the track official will determine the results.

In a pull off, when a floating finish is being used, when you pass the full pull mark the tractor still needs to stay within the imaginary white lines or you will be disqualified.

In a regular pull, if your tractor goes over the full pull mark and the tractor goes out of bounds you will not be disqualified.

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Garden Tractor Rules

Must be 4 years to 8 years old to pull in the Kids (Beginner) 0-13 HP class. Birth Certificates must be shown to prove child's age before he/she can pull for the first time.

Must be 9 years to 12 years old to pull in the Kids (Advanced) 0-13 HP class.

Can be 10 years old to pull in the 0-13 HP class and the Stock Go Fast class. Must have two (2) years experience to pull in the Stock Go Fast class.

Can be 10 years old to pull in the 14-20 HP class. Must have two (2) years experience to pull in this class.

Must be 14 years of age or older to pull in the E-98 class with parent or guardians written permission.

Fire suits are mandatory for the E-98 CLASS ONLY.

Driver must wear a helmet, long pants and leather work boots 6 inches or higher (Can wear SFI approved fire shoes - high top only) and goggles/safety glasses/helmet shield. E-98 Class must also wear leather gloves or SFI approved gloves.

Hitch height: To be no more than 13 inches off the ground and no more than 18 inches in back from centerline of the rear axle for all four (4) of the following classes; Kids (Beginner), Kids (Advanced), Single Cylinder and Modified Stock classes.

Hitch must be solid with a 1 3/4 inch opening.

No ball hitches.

Rim size in ALL the 0-13 HP classes (Both Kids, Single Cylinder and Modified Stock) is 12 inches. Rim size for ALL 14-20 HP and E-98 classes (14-20, 14-20 Twin and E-98) is 16 inches. Tires must be stock bar and no Chevron cut EXCEPT for the Modified Stock class which, you can only run a performance tire or Chevron cut.

Must have stationary wheelie bars and a kill switch. It is mandatory to have at least one of these to be allowed to pull for new comers. After your first pull, you must have both.

Weights cannot exceed 7 foot forward of centerline of rear axle, 2 foot behind centerline of rear axle and 12 inches outside of rear tires.

All weights must be securely fastened and cannot affect the safe operation of the tractor or the safety of the driver. No sitting on weights.

Tractor must be a factory equipped tractor with a factory garden tractor type rear end. (Positive traction and welded rear ends are approved). No Wisconsin or Onan motors allowed in these classes.

Carburetors - MUST BE FACTORY EQUIPMENT. Can have an electric fuel pump, but it has to be connected into the kill switch. 0-13 HP 1 inch carburetor or less, 0-13 HP Modified Stock 1 1/16 inch carburetor, 14-20 HP, 14-20 HP Twin and E-98 classes no larger than 1 1/4 inch carburetor. Can run up to 1/2 inch carburetor spacer if you don't run the stock isolator.

All factory shielding must be in place and around belts. If you do not have factory shielding it needs to be 1/16 inch thick steel or aluminum.

Skid plates or wheels (center of wheels) are to be no less than 5 inches behind the rear most point of rear tires and not more than 6 inches off the ground. Must have a 4 inch square pad on wheelie bars and bumpers on ends are recommended.

Tractor must have at least a 3 inch back on all seats.

Tractors can have foot pedals, straight pipes, retractable throttle cables, and over sized air breathers, if using straight pipe it needs to be 90 degrees up or straight down. No velocity stacks.

In the Modified Stock class the tractors MUST have a steel flywheel. They will be allowed to run at 6500 RPMs.

In the stock classes you are allowed to run only 4000 RPMs. This will be checked at the crank.

Fenders must be at least 3 inches over tires.

Tear down of engine consists of checking the bore, seeing if the valves are stock, the lift on the cam, if the stroke and piston is flush with the block, stock electrical system, no Chevy points plates, bore on carburetors, checking of the head, no crank triggers, coil needs to be factory or factory equivalent and no automotive high performance coils allowed.

Speed limit for the Kids (Beginner and Advanced) and 0-13 HP Single Cylinder tractor classes is 3.8 mph.

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Ultralight Tractor Rules

Fire suits are mandatory at all club events.

Driver must be 14 years of age to pull in the 0-580cc class, 16 years of age to pull in the 581-800cc class, 801-1200cc class and 0-2400cc class.

Driver must wear a helmet, leather gloves or SFI approved gloves and eye protection (goggles/safety glasses or helmet shield). Leather work boots 6 inches or higher, or can wear SFI approved shoes-high tops only.

Must have a full operating kill switch.

Tractors, where your legs are by the wheels, must have a 2 inch restraint shield behind the leg with the centerline of the tire to shield the leg. Fenders must cover at least 1/2 the width of the tires.

Tractor must have stationary wheelie-bars no more than 5 inches behind farthest most point of rear tires and a maximum of 6 inches off the ground. If you DO NOT have steel OR aluminum wheels, you must have 4 inch square pads with no sharp edges on wheelie bars and mandatory 4x4x1/4 steel and aluminum bumpers on the end.

Tractor must have 360 degree shields on all coupler(s) or 180 degrees on drive chains. Shielding needs to be 6 inches wide and at least 1/8 inch thick steel or aluminum.

Hitch height for 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes; 16 inches off the ground - no more than 8 inches back from centerline of rear axle and 1 3/4 inch hole. 0-2400cc class; 13 inches off the ground - no more than 10 inches back from centerline of rear axle and 1 3/4 inch hole.

Tire size for 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes: 26x12x12 maximum. 0-2400cc class: 31x15.5x15 maximum.

Length of the 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes can be no more than 7 feet forward from center of rear axle. 0-2400cc class can be no more than 8 feet forward from the center of the rear axle. Weights cannot extend any further back than the wheelie bar. The width of the tractors can be no more than 72 inches wide at the maximum.

Exhaust must be made to point either up, down or back over the driver.

Must have a motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile motor. If a snowmobile motor is used, it must have a 1/8 inch thick steel guard or 1/4 inch aluminum guard 180 degrees horizontally and completely cover the clutch assembly.

Must have a shield behind the carburetors if they are pointed in the direction of the driver.

Must have a deadman's throttle (spring-loaded) with acceleration in the forward manner.

0-2400cc class must have a roll bar or roll cage.

0-2400cc class must have more than one motor on the tractor to pull in this class.

No turbos or blowers allowed in any of the ultra light classes.

Weights must be secured or contained.

Strongly suggested, but not mandatory. You may have a seat belt, lap type.

Must have four wheels. Front tires must track within rear wheels.

MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES. Brakes on the driveline or on rear wheels are mandatory.

Tractor must be equipped with fire extinguisher that has a gage on it.

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Antique Farm Tractor Rules

Fire suits are mandatory at all club events.

Driver must be 14 years of age to pull in the 0-580cc class, 16 years of age to pull in the 581-800cc class, 801-1200cc class and 0-2400cc class.

Driver must wear a helmet, leather gloves or SFI approved gloves and eye protection (goggles/safety glasses or helmet shield). Leather work boots 6 inches or higher, or can wear SFI approved shoes-high tops only.

Must have a full operating kill switch.

Tractors, where your legs are by the wheels, must have a 2 inch restraint shield behind the leg with the centerline of the tire to shield the leg. Fenders must cover at least 1/2 the width of the tires.

Tractor must have stationary wheelie-bars no more than 5 inches behind farthest most point of rear tires and a maximum of 6 inches off the ground. If you DO NOT have steel OR aluminum wheels, you must have 4 inch square pads with no sharp edges on wheelie bars and mandatory 4x4x1/4 steel and aluminum bumpers on the end.

Tractor must have 360 degree shields on all coupler(s) or 180 degrees on drive chains. Shielding needs to be 6 inches wide and at least 1/8 inch thick steel or aluminum.

Hitch height for 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes; 16 inches off the ground - no more than 8 inches back from centerline of rear axle and 1 3/4 inch hole. 0-2400cc class; 13 inches off the ground - no more than 10 inches back from centerline of rear axle and 1 3/4 inch hole.

Tire size for 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes: 26x12x12 maximum. 0-2400cc class: 31x15.5x15 maximum.

Length of the 0-580cc, 581-800cc and 801-1200cc classes can be no more than 7 feet forward from center of rear axle. 0-2400cc class can be no more than 8 feet forward from the center of the rear axle. Weights cannot extend any further back than the wheelie bar. The width of the tractors can be no more than 72 inches wide at the maximum.

Exhaust must be made to point either up, down or back over the driver.

Must have a motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile motor. If a snowmobile motor is used, it must have a 1/8 inch thick steel guard or 1/4 inch aluminum guard 180 degrees horizontally and completely cover the clutch assembly.

Must have a shield behind the carburetors if they are pointed in the direction of the driver.

Must have a deadman's throttle (spring-loaded) with acceleration in the forward manner.

0-2400cc class must have a roll bar or roll cage.

0-2400cc class must have more than one motor on the tractor to pull in this class.

No turbos or blowers allowed in any of the ultra light classes.

Weights must be secured or contained.

Strongly suggested, but not mandatory. You may have a seat belt, lap type.

Must have four wheels. Front tires must track within rear wheels.

MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES. Brakes on the driveline or on rear wheels are mandatory.

Tractor must be equipped with fire extinguisher that has a gage on it.

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Straight 6 Rules

Age of driver must be 16 or older with parent or guardian's written permission if under 18 years old.

Engine cannot exceed 300 cubic inches for straight 6. Not to exceed .030 over bore size.

Headers must point directly up or down.

Tractor must be equipped with fire extinguisher that has a gage on it.

One (1) four barrel carburetor not to exceed 650cfm. No predator or dominator allowed and no fuel injection.

Factory heads are acceptable. Aftermarket heads, to manufactures specifications, may be used.

Factory intake acceptable. Aftermarket intake, to manufactures specifications, may be used.

Tractors not to exceed 6 feet in width.

Tractor not to exceed 8 feet in length from centerline of rear axle.

Must have four wheels - front tires must track within rear wheels.

Hitch not to exceed 13 inches. Hitch may not be connected to wheelie bars. Must have 3/8 inch cable that goes over housing and crosses under the housing and attached to hitching point. Must have minimum of two (2) clamps on cable.

Tire size for the Straight - 6 is 26x12x12. No duals, no chains, and no studs.

Tractor must have a deadman throttle (spring-loaded) with acceleration in a forward manner. All foot throttles must have a foot strap.

No weights will hang beyond rear most point of rear tires.

All seats will have a back support of at least 12 inches.

Tractor must have wheelie bars: bars must extent at least 6 inches behind rear tire and no more than 6 inches off the ground. BARS MUST SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE TRACTOR, must have 4 inch pad with no sharp edges on wheelie bars and bumpers on ends are mandatory. Steel or aluminum wheels are allowed.

Seat belts are required. Five (5) point harness is recommended but not mandatory.

All moving driveline components must be shielded by 360 degrees and full length of component with 1/4 inch steel or aluminum.

ROLL OVER PROTECTION IS REQUIRED!! It can be a roll cage that is attached to the frame. The roll cage needs to be at least a .090 tube.

If not sitting between the fenders, the seat must have some kind of side restraints.

Engine block must be shielded from bottom of heads to the bottom of the crank throw and from the front of the block to the back of the block with a minimum of .060 steel or 1/4 inch aluminum.

Fenders must protect the driver from contact with tires. Fenders MUST be at least 1/2 the width of the tires.

No metal fans allowed, electric or plastic can be used.

MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES. Brakes on the driveline or rear wheels are mandatory.

Drivers must wear helmets, fire suits with gloves, leather work boots 6 inches or higher and eye protection is required. Can wear SFI approved high top fire shoes.

Must have steel or aluminum fly wheel. No cast.

Transmission must have and utilize rear transmission mount or an "X" brace that will support transmission in case of breakage.

Must have SFI approved bell housing or updated SFI approved scatter blanket on all manual transmissions, with block saver plate.

Automatic transmissions must have updated SFI approved scatter blanket to cover complete transmission or you can use an SFI approved transmission.

Tractors must have an ignition kill switch, must be centered directly above the hitch.

Must have workable reverse light on back of tractor or back up alarm. Driver may also have a light on the dash to let them know when they are in reverse. This is optional.

Must have fluid vibration damper, SFI approved harmonic balancer cover or SFI approved balancer. Must have shield.

Tractors must have a starter interrupter switch. Tractors can only start in neutral or park.

Tractor must have positive reverse gear lockout and neutral safety switch. The switch must prevent the engine from starting in gear.

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V-6 & V-8 Small Block Rules

Age of driver must be 16 or older with a parent or legal guardians written permission if under 18 years old.

Engine cannot exceed 275 cubic inches for the V-6 class and cannot exceed 375 cubic inches for the V-8 class.

Headers must point directly upward.

Tractor must be equipped with a fire extinguisher that has a gauge on it.

One (1) four barrel carburetor not to exceed 750 cfm. No predators or dominators allowed and no fuel injection.

Any aftermarket or factory heads and intake are acceptable.

Tractor not to exceed 6 feet in width.

Tractor not to exceed 8 feet in length from centerline to rear axle.

Must have 4 wheels - front tires must track within rear tires.

Hitch not to exceed 13 inches; hitch may not be connected to wheelie bars. Must have a 3/8 inch cable that goes over housing and crosses under the housing and attached to hitching point. Must have a minimum of two (2) clamps on cable.

Tire size for the V-6 class can run either 26x12x12 or 31x15.5x15. Tire size for the V-8 classes is limited to 31x15.5x15. No duals, no chains and no studs.

Tractor must have a deadman throttle (spring-loaded) with acceleration in forward manner. All foot throttles must have a toe strap.

No weights are to hang beyond rear most point of tires.

All seats are to have a back support of at least 12 inches.

Tractor must have wheelie bars; bars must extend at least 6 inches behind rear tire or no more than 6 inches off the ground. BARS MUST SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE TRACTOR, must have 4 inch square pad with no sharp edges on wheelie bars and bumpers on ends are mandatory. Steel or aluminum wheels are allowed on wheelie bars for the V-6 class only. No wheels allowed on wheelie bars for the V-8 classes.

Seat belts are required. Five (5) point harness is recommended.

All moving driveline components must be shielded by 360 degrees and full length of component with 1/4 inch steel or aluminum.

ROLL OVER PROTECTION IS REQUIRED!!! It can be a roll cage that is attached to the frame. The roll cage needs to be at least .090 tubes.

If not sitting between the fenders, the seat must have some kind of side restraints.

Engine block must be shielded from the bottom of heads to the bottom of crank throw and from the front of the block to the back of the block with a minimum of .060 steel or 1/4 inch aluminum.

Fenders must protect the driver from contact with tires. Fenders MUST be at least 1/2 the width of the tires.

No metal fans allowed, electric or plastic can be used.

MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES. Brakes on the driveline or on rear wheels are mandatory.

Drivers must wear helmets, fire suit with gloves, leather work boots 6 inches or higher, and eye protection is required. Can wear SFI approved high top fire shoes.

Must have steel or aluminum flywheel. NO CAST.

Transmission must have and utilize rear transmission mount or an "X" brace that will support transmission in case of breakage.

Must have SFI approved bell housing or block saver plate on all manual transmissions.

Automatic transmissions must have updated SFI approved scatter blanket to cover complete transmission or you can use SFI approved transmission. 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum can also be used to cover whole transmission to bottom of pan.

Tractors must have ignition kill switch, must be centered directly above hitch.

Must have workable reverse light on back of tractor or back up alarm. Driver may also have a light on the dash to let them know when they are in reverse. This is optional.

Must have fluid vibration damper, SFI approved harmonic balancer cover or a SFI approved balancer.

Engines may not have aluminum blocks. Must be original passenger vehicle small blocks. No aftermarket blocks. No big blocks.

Tractor must have positive reverse gear lockout and neutral safety switch. The switch must prevent the engine from starting in gear.

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Modified V-8 Small Block Class

Age of driver must be 16 or older with parent or guardians written permission if under 18 years old.

Maximum tire size can be 18.4x16.1 for naturally aspirated tractors and maximum tire size can be 31x15.5x15 for fuel injection blower tractors.

Headers must point directly upward.

Engine cannot exceed 375 cubic inches for this class.

Drawbar to be constructed of 3/4 inch solid steel or hollow tubing with minimum 1/4 inch wall and a 5/16 inch steel safety cable.

Tractor is required to have kill switch that interrupts the ignition and electric fuel pump circuits. Kill switch to be located 18 inches above the point of hook and within 6 inches of center in any direction. Kill switch must have a solid steel or aluminum ring of a minimum 2 inch diameter and 1/8 inch cross section thickness.

Tractors equipped with any type of clutch must have a blow proof bell housing having no non-factory holes. Exception bell housing may have a clutch maintenance or inspection hole and 1 inch cooling hole.

May be equipped with a block saver plate or 3/16 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum.

Use only steel or aluminum components. No cast iron components permitted. Components are defined as flywheel, pressure plate, floater and clutch disc(s).

Automatic transmissions must have a securely fastened updated SFI or equivalent approved safety blanket or safety shield covering the transmission.

Tractor must have positive reverse gear lockout and neutral safety switch. The switch must prevent the engine from starting in gear.

Steel harmonic balancers are recommended. If using factory OEM units, they must be shielded with 5/16 inch steel, 360 degrees. SFI approved balancers or HUBS or steel do not require shielding. A bolt is required in the end of the crankshaft to hold the balancer or HUB.

Drivers must wear helmets, socks, fire suit with gloves and eye protection is required. Driver has to wear SFI approved high top fire shoes.

Tractor must have a roll cage that, in the event of a roll over, will keep arms and legs inside the cage. It should be constructed of at least .090 inch material and securely fastened to the frame and must be able to support the weight of the tractor.

Tractor must have an SFI five (5) point harness.

Tractor must be equipped with a fuel shutoff.

Tractor must be equipped with a fire extinguisher that has a gage on it.

Tractor must have wheelie bars; bars must extend at least 6 inches behind rear tire and no more than 6 inches off the ground. BARS MUST SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE TRACTOR, must have 4 inch square pad with no sharp edges on wheelie bars and bumpers on ends are mandatory. No wheels allowed on wheelie bars.

Any aftermarket or factory heads and intake are acceptable.

Tractor not to exceed 6 feet in width.

Tractor not to exceed 8 feet in length from centerline of rear axle.

Must have 4 wheels - front tires must track within rear tires.

Hitch not to exceed 13 inches; hitch may not be connected to wheelie bars. Must have a 3/8 inch cable that goes over housing and crosses under the housing and attached to hitching point. Must have a minimum of two (2) clamps on cable.

Tractor must have a deadman throttle (spring-loaded) with acceleration in a forward manner. All foot throttles must have a toe strap.

No weights will hang beyond rear most point of rear tires.

All moving driveline components must be shielded by 360 degrees and full length of component with 1/4 inch steel or aluminum.

If not sitting between fenders, the seat must have some kind of side restraints.

Engine block must be shielded from the bottom of heads to the bottom of throw crank and from the front of the block to the back of the block with minimum of .060 steel or 1/4 inch aluminum.

Fenders must protect the driver from contact with tires. Fenders MUST be at least 1/2 the width of the tires.

No metal fans allowed, electric or plastic can be used.

MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES. Brakes on the driveline or on rear wheels are mandatory.

Transmission must have and utilize rear transmission mount or an "X" brace that will support the transmission in case of breakage.

Must have SFI approved bell housing or updated SFI approved scatter blanket on all manual transmissions, with block saver plate.

Automatic transmissions must have updated SFI approved scatter blanket to cover complete transmission or you can use an SFI approved transmission.

Tractors must have ignition kill switch, must be centered directly above hitch.

Must have workable reverse light on back of tractor or back up alarm. Driver may also have a light on the dash to let them know when they are in reverse. This is optional.

Must have fluid vibration damper, SFI approved harmonic balancer cover or an SFI approved balancer.

Engines may NOT have aluminum blocks, must be original passenger vehicle small blocks or cast aftermarket blocks only. No big blocks.

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Stock Altered Garden Tractor

ENGINE

Single cylinder flathead engines only

Engines must be Kohler, Tecumseh or Briggs

Stock stroke

Stock valve diameter intake and exhaust

.060 overbore

Maximum valve lift .330

Maximum carburetor venture size 1.00 inch 12 HP/1.200 inch 16 HP

Maximum carburetor spacer 1 inch

Carburetor must be Kohler type or stock

Billet head must be stock appearing

Porting and polishing allowed

No external welding or external modifications allowed except for lower block repair

Billet flywheel, cast or billet engine pullies

Velocity stack allowed, maximum length 3 inches

Ignition points must be covered

Engine subject to random tear down (head removal)

Gas or alcohol only (gas subject to random check)

CHASSIS

May be altered to accept non original engine

All modifications must be done in a secure, safe and neat manner

Maximum 52 inch wheel base

Maximum tractor width 48 inches

Sheet metal may be altered but must look like a tractor

Foot rest and fenders must appear in stock location

Seat must be securely mounted with a minimum of a 3 inch high back

Seat may not extend past rear tires

May change rear end but must be garden tractor type

Maximum tire size is 26x12x12. Cepek and Pit Bull are allowed

Locked rear ends allowed

Weight, including driver, is 1050 lbs.

Maximum frame length is 57 inches

Tricycle front ends not allowed

SAFETY

Electric fuel pumps allowed but must be wired to kill switch

Engine side shield mandatory opposite cam side minimum 1/8 inch steel or 3/16 aluminum, from bottom to 4 1/2 above centerline of crank and a minimum of 7 inches wide

Drive shaft must have support or safety loop

Clutch 360 degrees shield 1/8 inch steel or 3/16 inch aluminum. Drive belt 180 degree top

Deadman throttle mandatory

Fuel tanks may not be mounted to engine and vented away from engine compartment

Starter carts must have cover over battery and exposed terminals

All tractors must meet safety requirements before being allowed to pull

Must have functional fire extinguisher 1 1/2 lb. dry or 1 lb. Halon

Must wear helmet, fire suit, gloves and high top fire shoes or 6 inch leather work boots

QUALIFICATIONS

If driver is under 16 years old he/she must have at least 1 year experience in stock class

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