Tractor Tracks

Professional Tractor and Truck Pulls


SAMPLE RULES FOR TRACTOR PULLS

 

These are only typical.  You can run lighter and/or heavier classes with our eliminator.  We can also pull modified tractors, trucks, modified trucks, and semis.  You, the pull organizer, can have any rules you want that don’t conflict with safety requirements.  We will play by your rules. 

 

Some tractor pullers want every pull to have the same rules, but whoever makes the rules tends to favor certain colors of tractors.  When the other colors consistently get beat by the slanted rules, those pullers quit coming to that particular pull.  Pretty soon you only have a few tractors like we have heard about in certain parts of the state.  We feel it is actually good to have a variety of rules for the various pulls each weekend so the pullers have a choice.  Try to make your rules to appeal to almost everyone.  Remember, we are all doing this for fun – definitely not for the money.

 

To get a copy of these rules in a Microsoft Word document so you can edit them easily, click here:

 

Sample Rules in Microsoft Word Format

 

 “PULLING FOR KIDS”

CHARITY TRACTOR/TRUCK PULL

 

Christ Lutheran School – West Bloomfield

N6412 State Road 49, Weyauwega, WI 54983

 

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11:00 AM

(Rain Date:  Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:00 AM)

 

Last year this was one of the biggest one day pulls in Wisconsin with 249 hooks!

This year we will have two eliminators running simultaneously for faster pulling!

 

WEIGHT CLASSES

 

Pure Stock Classes – 3 mph Pace:     3000#, 4000#, 5000#, 6000#, 7000#, 8000#

Antique Classes – 4 mph Pace:          3500#, 4500#, 5500#, 6500#, 7500#, 8500#

Powder Puff Classes – 4 mph Pace: 3600#, 4600#, 5600#, 6600#

BOSS HOG Money Class – 4 mph Pace (100% Payback):  6001#

Hot Antique Classes – Unpaced:      3750#, 4750#, 5750#, 6750#, 7750#

SCWTP Classes – Unpaced:             4750# No Turbo, 5500# Open No Turbo,

5500# 8MPH, 6250# No Turbo

Farm Classes – 6 mph Pace:              4800#, 5800#, 6800#, 7800#, 8800#, 9800#, 10800#, 11800#, 15800#, 25800# FWD

Super Hot Farm Classes  – Unpaced:  6900#, 7900#, 8900#, 9900#, 10900#, 11900#

Team Classes 4 mph Pace:              8000#/pair, 10000#/pair, 12000#/pair, 14000#/pair

Truck Classes – Unpaced:           6200# Stock, 6200# Street Altered, 6200# Super Stock,

                                                      6200# Modified, 8000# Diesel

Only $15/ hook.  Registration open all day.

Pull in every class in which you meet the rules.

This pull is for Pullers who like to Pull.

Directions to Pull:  West Bloomfield is about halfway between Appleton and Stevens Point in Central Wisconsin in the northeastern corner of Waushara County.  Take U.S. Hwy 10 west of Appleton/Neenah about 25 miles.  Then, after crossing the Wolf River in Fremont, turn South onto State Hwy 49 about 5 miles.  West Bloomfield is about 7 miles South of Weyauwega and about 8 miles North of Poy Sippi along State Road 49.  The pull is on a double wide clay track behind Christ Lutheran Church.  Park your truck and trailer in the pit area immediately adjacent to the track.  Food and refreshments available trackside.     

Rules?  Visit the Internet at www.TractorTracks.net then click on Pulling Rules.

Comments?  Steve Loehrke (920) 867-3600 or (920) 540-9963 or Steve@TractorTracks.net
 

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL PULLERS IN ALL CLASSES

1.             Safety First.  Always think safety.  Always act safely.  Drive slow, look around, think of others.  Drive like your father and mother are watching you.  All contestants enter at your own risk.

2.             This Year’s Rules are listed here.  If you don’t like this year’s rules, contact a track official to have your proposed changes considered for next year.

3.             Prize Money and/or Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers depending on the number of entries.  All profits go to support kids at the local school.  Remember:  We are Pulling for Kids.

4.             Registration cards must be completely filled out and signed.  Only one pull per class per tractor.

5.             Order of pull within each class will be in reverse order of registration.  (Last one registered will pull first.)  The pulling order will be posted at the staging area.  All drivers should be in line and ready to pull at the start of their class.  Time is only allowed to add weights between classes.

6.             Age of Driver must be 12 years or older.  Driver 12 - 18 years of age must have written permission from parent or legal guardian to enter tractor pull and present a farm safety course certification.  Driver must be 18 or older to drive in unpaced classes.

7.             Powder Puff Classes are for females only.  To share a tractor, the Powder Puff Classes allow different ladies to pull the same tractor in the same class.  No other classes allow this sharing.

8.             Fenders are mandatory.  Kill switch and wheelie bars are recommended but not mandatory except in unpaced classes.  Wheelie bars must be strong enough to hold weight of tractor when tested.  If no wheelie bars, tractor will be flagged to stop when the front wheels exceed a safe height as determined solely by the Track Official (about knee high).

9.             Tires may be mounted forwards or backwards.  All tires must be on the tractor.  No tracks, duals, or chains allowed.  Duals okay in 25800# FWD.  Factory steel wheels allowed but must pull last. 

10.          Drawbar Height not to exceed 20" for all tractor classes.  Drawbar must be at least 18" back of center of the rear axle and rigid in all directions.  Hitch must be equipped with a 2 ½” clevis or 2 ½” pulling eye.  No floating drawbar.  Two or three point hitch, if used, may not rise at all during the pull.

11.          Scale is available to weigh tractor as many times as necessary before the hook.  Every tractor must cross the scale immediately after the hook is completed to verify official weight and hitch height.

12.          Tractor Tracks Eliminator.  Once the tractor starts pulling the eliminator, there are no controls in the cab that will affect the progressive increase in friction to stop the tractor except the cab brakes.  If the brakes are applied for any reason (such as an equipment failure or a kid crossing the track), the red lights automatically come on.  Everyone gets an honest hook without “dropping the pan.”  Computers on the eliminator automatically send instantaneous speed and distance measurements to the track announcer and to the digital scoreboard at the end of the track.

13.          Paced Classes have an extremely loud air horn system linked directly to the main computer in the cab of the eliminator.  It will honk automatically when the actual ground speed exceeds the pace set by the rules and it stops when the ground speed is reduced enough to fall under the pace setting.  At the finish line of the track is an extra large digital display updated by computer four times a second which is visible to the tractor driver and the spectators while the puller is driving down the track.  The tractor driver can honk the horn as necessary to adjust tractor engine RPM’s until the 100 foot mark (double cones), but if the horn honks, even slightly, after the eliminator operator goes past the double cones, the driver is disqualified.

14.          Chain must be tightened slowly to get the green light.  The pull must start with no jerks.  All tractors must be in neutral while hooking up.

15.          Track Officials have the right to stop a tractor at any time and their decision is final.  Track Officials or Pull Organizers have the right to reject or disqualify any entry at any time before, during, or after the pull.

16.          Track Boundary violation occurs when any wheels of the tractor touch the side boundary line.  Pull will be measured from that distance if the driver stops promptly when flagged.

17.          Driver’s Butt must remain in tractor seat at all times.  Leaning is allowed.

18.          Pull stops when the forward motion of the eliminator stops.  Weights must be secured.  If anything falls off of tractor before it is unhooked, the tractor is disqualified. 

19.          Power Shift or T.A. may not be used after first 100 feet (double cones) except in Farm Classes.

20.          Alcohol Fuel & nitrous injection not allowed.  Tractors must use only stock fuel for that model.

21.          Driver’s Meeting rule changes made by Pull Officials at the Driver’s Meeting take priority over these printed rules.

22.          No Crybabies.  Treat the volunteer workers with respect.  They aren’t getting paid.  They are contributing their time.  Talk to a track official if you have any questions or concerns.

23.          Have Fun.  We are here to have fun.  If we don’t have fun we won’t want to do this again.

 

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR PURE STOCK CLASS (3 MPH PACE)

3000#, 4000#, 5000#, 6000#, 7000#, 8000#

 

1.             AGE - Tractors must be 1957 or older.  Tractor with only one or two cylinders can be 1960 or older.

2.             HP & RPM - No more than 10% over on factory HP or RPM's according to the serial number of tractor as published in the official Nebraska test guides.  Working PTO, unaltered positive throttle stop, and working governor mandatory.  Any Pure Stock tractor can be contested and put on the Dyno for a legitimate reason with the Track Official’s or Pull Organizer’s agreement.  Any Pure Stock tractor more than 10% over on factory HP or RPM’s will be disqualified.  

3.             TIRES - Maximum rear tire size is 15.5 x 38” in classes up to 5000#, and 16.9 x 38” in classes above 5000#.  No front cut tires allowed. 

4.             WEIGHTS – No weight brackets in front of Front End Casting.  Weights on wheels, platform, steps, three point, homemade weight brackets, or chains okay.  Weights must be safely fastened.  Special bonus weight feature:  If tractor has only wheel weights mounted properly on wheels, then an extra 200 pounds will be allowed so you can round up (example: 5200# in the 5000# class).  This will purposely give a tractor with only wheel weights an advantage over suitcase weights, weight brackets, extra log chains, or sandbags.

5.             HITCH – For your own safety, if the tractor has no wheelie bars, then original length hitch (about 13” to 14” behind PTO) is mandatory.  If you shorten your hitch, install wheelie bars.

6.             Tractors must have Stock Model Block, Carburetor, & Serial Number for that make and model.

7.             Tractors must run on only Stock fuel designed for that tractor.

8.             Tractors must have Stock appearance in the opinion of the Track Officials or Pull Organizers.

9.             Tractors in the Pure Stock class can also pull in any other class because they already meet the rules to pull in any other class.

 

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR ANTIQUE CLASS (4 MPH PACE)

3500#, 4500#, 5500#, 6500#, 7500#, 8500#

POWDER PUFF CLASS  3600#, 4600#, 5600#, 6600# and BOSS HOG MONEY 6001#

 

1.             AGE - Tractors must be 1955 or older. 

2.             HP & RPM - Any horsepower is allowed.  If RPM exceeds twice original factory specifications, then safety equipment such as bellhousing blanket or flywheel wrap is mandatory.  Positive throttle stop and governor are mandatory.  In the opinion of the track officials, any tractor operating unsafely will be disqualified.   

3.             TIRES - Maximum rear tire size is 15.5 x 38” tires to 5000# class and 18.4 x 38” in classes above 5000#.  No front cut tires. 

4.             WEIGHTS – Weights may extend frontward no more than 24" in front of tractor casting and backward no more than 24" behind center of rear axle.  Weights should be safely fastened.

5.             Tractors must have stock block for that make and model.  No 12 port heads or M/M 800 parts.

6.             The Boss Hog Money Class and Powder Puff Classes follow the rules for this class.

                                            

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR HOT ANTIQUE CLASS (UNPACED)

3750#, 4750#, 5750#, 6750#, 7750#

1.             AGE - Tractors must be 1955 or older. 

2.             HP & RPM - Any horsepower is allowed.  Kill switch is mandatory in unpaced classes.  If RPM exceeds twice original factory specifications, then safety equipment such as bellhousing blanket or flywheel wrap is mandatory.  Working governor is recommended.  In the opinion of the track officials, any tractor operating unsafely will be disqualified.

3.             TIRES – Any size tires.  Let the track decide if you have the right size.  Front cut tires allowed.

4.             WEIGHTS – Weights may extend frontward no more than 24" in front of tractor casting and backward no farther than the rear edge of tractor tires.  Weights should be safely fastened.

5.             Hot Antique tractors must have stock block for that make and model.

 

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR FARM CLASS (6 MPH PACE)

4800#, 5800#, 6800#, 7800#, 8800#, 9800#, 10800#, 11800#, 15800#, 25800# FWD

 1.             AGE - Tractors can be any age. 

2.             HP - Any horsepower is allowed.  If RPM exceeds twice original factory specifications, then safety equipment such as bellhousing blanket or flywheel wrap is mandatory.  Working governor is recommended

3.             TURBO – Turbos are allowed for paced Farm Classes.  Shift-on-the-go is allowed. 

4.             TIRES - Maximum rear tire size is 18.4 x 42” in classes up to 9000# and any size tires in classes above 9000#.  No front cut tires.

5.             WEIGHTS - Weights may extend frontward no more than 24" in front of tractor casting and backward the rear weights can be any reasonable distance.  All weights must be safely and securely fastened.  Special bonus weight feature:  Non-turbocharged tractors may weigh an extra 1000 pounds to compete more effectively against tractors with a turbo.  (Example: 9800# in 8800# class)

6.             FWD Class – Only the 25,800# Class may have dual wheels all around.

  

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR SUPER HOT FARM CLASS (UNPACED)

6900#, 7900#, 8900#, 9900#, 10900#, 11900#

 1.             AGE - Tractors can be any age.  Tractors may be MODIFIED and may run any fuel.

2.             HP & RPM - Any horsepower is allowed.  Kill switch is mandatory in unpaced classes.  If RPM exceeds twice original factory specifications, then safety equipment such as bellhousing blanket or flywheel wrap is mandatory.  Working governor is recommended.  In the opinion of the track officials, any tractor operating unsafely will be disqualified.

2.             TURBO – Turbos are allowed for unpaced Farm Classes.  Shift-on-the-go is allowed.

3.             TIRES - Maximum rear tire size is 18.4 x 42” in classes up to 9000# and any size tires in classes above 9000#.  Front cut tires are allowed.

4.             WEIGHTS - Weights may extend frontward no more than 24" in front of tractor casting and backward the rear weights can be any reasonable distance.  All weights must be safely and securely fastened.

5.             P-PUMPS – No P-Pumps in 8900# and 9900# classes.

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR TEAM PULL CLASS (4 MPH PACE)

8000#/pair, 10000#/pair, 12000#/pair, 14000#/pair

 

1.             TWO TRACTORS pull side by side hooked to an evener like a team of horses.  A fun event!

2.             AGE - Tractors can be any age. 

3.             HP & RPM - Any horsepower is allowed.  If RPM exceeds twice original factory specifications, then safety equipment such as bellhousing blanket or flywheel wrap is mandatory.  Working governor is mandatory

4.             TIRES - Maximum rear tire size is 15.5 x 38” tires in classes up to 8000#/pair class and 18.4 x 38” in classes above 8000#/pair.  No front cut tires allowed.

5.             WEIGHTS – Weights may extend frontward no more than 24" in front of tractor casting and backward no farther than the rear edge of tractor tires.  Weights should be safely fastened.

6.             WEIGHT - Weight per pair is a total weight.  Each tractor can weigh differently as long as the total is within the weight limit.  For example, in the 8000# class, if one tractor weighs 3900#, then the teammate tractor can weigh up to 4100# for a total of 8000#.

 

Tractor Pull Entry Form   _____________________

Registration Number

Name:  ________________________________________________________________

Address:  _______________________________________________________________ 

City:  ______________________________________ State: ________ Zip:  __________

Tractor:  _________________________________________   Year:  _______________

                       

Circle Class and Weight

Pure Stock Classes – 3 mph Pace:      3000#, 4000#, 5000#, 6000#, 7000#, 8000# 

Antique Classes – 4 mph Pace:                       3500#, 4500#, 5500#, 6500#, 7500#, 8500# 

Powder Puff Classes – 4 mph Pace:    3600#, 4600#, 5600#, 6600# 

Big Bucks Money Class – 4 mph Pace:  6001#  

Hot Antique Classes – Unpaced:        3750#, 4750#, 5750#, 6750#, 7750# 

SCWTP Classes:          4750# No Turbo, 5500# Open No Turbo, 5500# 8MPH, 6250# No Turbo 

Farm Classes – 6 mph Pace:               4800#, 5800#, 6800#, 7800#, 8800#, 9800#, 10800#, 11800#, 15800#, 25800# FWD 

Super Hot Farm Classes  – Unpaced:  6900#, 7900#, 8900#, 9900#, 10900#, 11900# 

Team Pull Classes – 4 mph Pace:       8000#/pair, 10000#/pair, 12000#/pair, 14000#/pair 

Truck Classes – Unpaced:                  6200# Stock, 6200# St Alt, 6200# SS, 6200# Mod, 8000# Diesel

 

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

 

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to enter for any purpose any RESTRICTED AREA (herein defined as including but not limited to the track, pit areas, infield, approach area, shut down area, and all walkways, concessions and other areas appurtenant to any area where any activity related to the event shall take place), or being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or for any purpose participate in any way in this Tractor/Truck Pull on this date, the undersigned, for himself, his personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, acknowledges, agrees and represents that he has, or will immediately upon entering any of such restricted areas, and will continuously thereafter, inspect such restricted areas and all portions thereof which he enters and with which he comes in contact, and he does further warrant that his entry upon such restricted area or areas and his participation, if any, in the event constitutes an acknowledgement that he has inspected such restricted area and that he finds and accepts the same as being safe and reasonably suited for the purposes of his use, and he further agrees and warrants that if, at any time, he is in or about restricted areas and he feels anything to be unsafe, he will immediately advise the officials of such and will leave the restricted areas:

1.  HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the promoter, eliminator operator, eliminator owners, participants, track operator, track owner, officials, tractor owners, truck owners, drivers, pit crews, and persons in any restricted area, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the event and each of them, their officers and employees, all for the purposes herein referred to as “releasees”, from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while the undersigned is in or upon the restricted area, and/or, competing, officiating in, observing, working for, or for any purpose participating in the event;

2.  HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in or upon the restricted area or in any way competing, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in the event and whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise.

3.  HEREBY ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of releasees or otherwise while in or upon the restricted area and/or while competing, officiating, observing, or working for or for any purpose participating in the event.

4.  THE UNDERSIGNED expressly acknowledges and agrees that the activities of the event are very dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage.  Each of the undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of Wisconsin and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.

 

 

Signature: __________________________________  Date: _____________