SNYDER COUNTY TRACTOR PULLERS
Hot Stock and Open Classes
- Seat Belts are required
1. General rules apply to
2. Each tractor or truck
may be entered in more than one class, but only once in each class.
3. Tractors must weigh-in
prior to start of the contest. Weight will be taken with the operator on the
tractor. The puller is to light weigh his vehicle and then move off the scales
to weight-up so as not to hold up the weigh-in process. The flagman will have
the option to spot re-weigh any contestant. Once a tractor is weighed and R.P.M.
checked (if required), it will be driven to the staging area, and remain there
until it pulls. The tractor may not return to the pits after it is weighed in
for a pull, until after completing its hook.
4. When starting a vehicle
an operator must be in the driver's seat at all times whether in the pit or in
the track area.
5. All vehicles must be in
neutral or park (transmission selector) while being hitched or unhitched. The
Driver must raise one hand while hooking and unhooking to acknowledge vehicle is
6. All pulling vehicles
must have workable brakes.
7. No portion of the
tractor or truck shall interfere with the sled or sled hitching device during a
8. Contestant has 3 (three)
minutes from the time the sled has backed into place to be hooked to pull.
9. All pulls must start
from a tight hitch, no jerking permitted during the pull, contestants will be
allowed 2 (two) attempts to move sled for official measurement. Each contestant
has two attempts, only if on the first attempt the puller stops before the 75'
mark. Puller may make gear change or weight adjustments.
10. The first contestant of
each class will be the test puller and at the completion of his or her pull may
elect to pull again in 3rd position. If a driver elects to do this his first
pull will not be counted. All decisions on re-pulls must be made before the
pulling vehicle is unhooked from the sled. All other contestants must pull in
the position drawn. Unless there is a mechanical problem and an official drops
them out of their drawn position.
11. All tractors and trucks
must stop immediately at the request of the flagman. The pull shall be over when
forward motion stops; the flagman shall keep hole digging to a minimum. Whenever
you are red flagged, you are to stop your unit and shut down immediately.
12. No one is allowed on
the track except persons needed to operate the pull and the contestant.
13. Puller may have sled
spotted on starting line wherever he desires if he notifies the pull back
tractor operator in sufficient time to have the sled spotted in the desired
location as the sled is returned to the starting line from the previous pull. If
preceding puller moves the sled a measurable amount, the next puller may have
the sled relocated prior to his first attempt.
14. Committee has the right
to reject any entry if it does not comply with association's rules
15. Drawbar is to be
stationary in all directions with a maximum of 1 inch play, no standing on the
hitch while being measured, and no top link. Hitch must be parallel to the
HOT STOCK, OPEN and NO PACE vehicles MUST
BE EQUIPPED WITH STABILIZER BARS.
STABILIZER BARS TO HAVE PADS, NOT WHEELS, ON BOTTOM OF BARS. PADS TO BE
A MINIMUM OF 5 SQ. IN.
PADS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 32" REARWARD FROM THE CENTER OF THE REAREND
PADS MAXIMUM OF 10" OFF THE GROUND.
OUTSIDE TO OUTSIDE LENGTH OF PADS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 20".
MINIMUM 12" HIGH BUMPER BARS - TOP TO BE FASTENED TO STABILIZER BAR
BARS MUST SUPPORT WEIGHT OF TRACTOR FOR WEIGHT CLASS BEING PULLED.
HOT STOCK, OPEN and NO PACE vehicles MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH STABILIZER BARS. STABILIZER BARS TO HAVE PADS, NOT WHEELS, ON BOTTOM OF BARS. PADS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 5 SQ. IN. PADS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 32" REARWARD FROM THE CENTER OF THE REAREND HOUSING. PADS MAXIMUM OF 10" OFF THE GROUND. OUTSIDE TO OUTSIDE LENGTH OF PADS TO BE A MINIMUM OF 20". MINIMUM 12" HIGH BUMPER BARS - TOP TO BE FASTENED TO STABILIZER BAR FRAMING. BARS MUST SUPPORT WEIGHT OF TRACTOR FOR WEIGHT CLASS BEING PULLED.
16. Only one pull will be
allowed per contestant unless a tie is declared then a pull off will decide the
17. Last three pullers of
prior class will have the option to align in a way that they will not fall into
first, second, or third puller, prior to the start of the next class.
18. Contestants shall draw
by lottery for pulling position in each weight class.
19. Each contestant will
have the opportunity of two attempts at a pull within the first 75 ft. Sled will
be relocated at the starting line.
20. Top three tractors or
trucks in each class will be checked, at the discretion of the judges.
21. If there is any
disagreement concerning the weight of a tractor or truck during a contest, the
tractor will be reweighed immediately.
22. Must be a member to
pull. (Effective 2/10/05)
23. All drivers must attend
the drivers meeting before the start of the pull.
24. All contestants at
every event must sign a waiver understanding that they are competing at their
own risk and that they will not bring suit against any official, or club or
property owner by signing the release form you agree to all rules set forth
25. Upon request of a track official a driver must allow inspection of his or her vehicle. If the driver refuses inspection of his or her vehicle all winnings will be forfeited and required to leave the pull and will not be allowed to compete for one year.
26. All Competitors must sign a waiver of liability before pulling. If a puller pulls without signing the waiver of liability he or she will forfeit any winning for that class.
1. No alcoholic beverages
are allowed on the grounds. Any signs of alcohol or illegal drugs being used by
any person(s) on the premises are grounds for disqualification and/or removal.
2. Tractors and trucks must
be operated in a safe manner at all times on and off the track or unit will be
disqualified. ONLY ONE (1) PERSON ALLOWED ON A PULLING VEHICLE AT ANYTIME.
3. Driver must remain
seated during the pull and have complete control of the tractor or truck at all
4. Tractors and trucks must
remain with-in boundaries of contest course during the pull or will be
disqualified. (Any unit crossing over white chalk boundary line will be
disqualified during the pull.
5. All weights must be
safely secured to the tractor. Disqualification will result if loss of weight or
equipment happens during pull.
6. Excessive loss of liquid
by a pulling vehicle while under the green flag during a contest on the track,
unless due to internal breakage. Excessive is defined as a steady or
intermittent stream discharge on the track or a spot equivalent to more than
eight inches in diameter. If the vehicle is equipped with a catch can device and
the attempt is made to control excess fluid - any excess oil or fuel lost will
not be grounds for disqualification. If internal breakage & vehicle must be
towed away it is not grounds for disqualification, but if the vehicle is driven
away under own power is grounds for disqualification.
7. Failure to comply with
these rules will disqualify a contestant. Rules will be enforced by Snyder
County Tractor Puller's Association committee members and directors.