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New Rules and Regulations for this year’s show.  

TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULLS

NORTHWEST OHIO ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW

Hancock County Fairgrounds

Findlay, Ohio

August 5, 2017

10:00 a.m. Garden Tractor Pulls

Tractor Payout will be $150, $100, $50

12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Fun Tractor Pull

2:00 p.m. Altered Stock Tractors

7500 lbs. and 9500 lbs.

Antique Pickup Payouts 50%

4:00 p.m. Pure Stock Antique Pickup Trucks     i

Truck Entry Fee $25

Truck Registration will end at 6 p.m.

Truck Payout will be $300, $200, $100

6:00 p.m. Truck Pulls

6500 Pure Stock Gas, Altered Gas, and Open Gas

8000 Stock Diesel and Open Diesel

FOR ALL PULLERS:

HASSLE WITH ANY OFFICAL, SLED OPERATOR, ANNOUNCER, ENTRY BOOTH WORKERS, OR SCALE OPERATORS WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF ENTRY FEE AND ANY PREMIUMS AND YOU WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE THE PREMISES.

 

Altered Farm Stock Rules

Weight Classes:

7500# with tires no larger than 18.4×38

9500 # with tires no larger than 18.4×42 or 20.8x 38

 

Eligibility of Contestant:

All drivers must be able to control all controls of the tractor from the driver’s seat. All minors must submit consent of parents or guardian to enter the contest. Such a statement must be turned in at the time of entry. Each contestant enters the contest at his/her own risk or that of the parent/guardian and recognizes that he/she may be held responsible for any accident or injury incurred or property damage to others caused by him/her or his/her tractor. Upon entry, each driver agrees to release all officials from responsibility or claim for any liability.

  1. Contestants must be 16 years of age with parent/guardian signed consent.
  2. No weight frame or weight may extend more than 12′ from center of rear axle.
  3. All tractors must be equipped with a hood, grill, and fenders, and retain stock appearance.
  4. All tractors cannot be more than 3250 rpm at high idle.
  5. All tractors at each pull will be checked by the same Tach, and the same operator, and must have a working governor. The Tach operator’s decision will be final.
  6. Tractors must have stock block, stock heads, and/or their replacements, are to remain unchanged in outside appearance.
  7. In line pumps can be used up to and including “P” series injection pumps.

General Requirements:

  1. Contest open to all farm tractors with rubber tires. No four-wheel drive allowed. No dual tires, tire studs, or chains permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels.
  2. Minimum drawbar length, 18 inches from center of rear axle to point of hook. Drawbar is to be stationary in all directions. Maximum height of the drawbar is no to be more than 20 inches from top of hitching device to a parallel point to ground.
  3. Drawbar must be equipped with steel hitching device not more than 1 h inches in thickness, and with a
  4. 3 3/4 inch diameter opening. Cross sectional thickness must be 7/8 inch minimum. Pulling point may not be more than 1 h inches from the back edge of the hitching device. No clevises.
  1. No pressurized fuels allowed — except in U.L. approved pressure tanks. No secondary fuels or tanks containing secondary fuels allowed on the tractor. No alcohol fuels of any type.
  2. No portion of the tractor may interfere with the sled hitch during a pull.
  3. All weights must be safely secured to the tractor and must not extend beyond rear tires. Any ballast or external parts lost while hooked to sled will be cause for disqualification. (Internal parts accepted).
  4. All tractors must be equipped with workable rear wheel brakes.
  5. The use of torque converters, automatic shifts, etc, will be permitted.
  6. Tractor must have stock or replacement manifolds. Manifolds may be adapted to fit turbo.
  7. Only one turbo allowed-single charger.
  8. Gas and LP tractors must use carburetor.
  9. Water injection allowed

 

Safety and Tractor Operations:

  1. No front wheels more than 36 inches off the ground at any time.
  2. Tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times.
  3. Operator must remain seated during the pull, and must have complete control of the tractor at all times.
  4. Consumption of alcoholic beverages prior to pulling will mean disqualification.
  5. All tractors must pass a safety inspection.
  6. Tractors must be stopped immediately upon signal from judge. The pull shall be considered over when forward motion of the load stops.
  7. All tractors must be in neutral or park (transmission selector) while being hitched or unhitched.
  8. Wheelie bars and kill switches required and SFI scatter blankets required with a width of a min of 14″.
  9. Any loss of excessive liquid by tractor while on the track may cause for disqualification except for loss due to internal breakage.

 

Operation of Contest:

  1. Each tractor may be entered in more than one class, but only once in each class.
  2. Contestant must pull in position drawn. Intentional delay will mean disqualification.
  3. All pulls must start with a tight hitch. No jerking permitted. Contestants will be allowed two attempts and fifty feet to start the sled. Distances will be measured from the front of the sled.
  4. Tractor must remain within the boundaries of contest course during the pull or will be disqualified, including test puller. The sled does not have to stay within the boundaries.

 

General Rules:

  1. Violation of any rule shall constitute a disqualification.
  2. Contest will be governed by judge or judges, and all decisions are final. Judges have the right to stop and disqualify a tractor if it is not operating in what would be considered a safe manner.
  3. The top three finishers in each class will be checked out after competing for the following:
  4. Drawbar Height
  5. Weight of tractor
  6. Tractors will be checked until top three are legal.
  7. Judges may check any money winner.
  8. Any competitor entered in the class can protest another entry in the class by posting $50 cash which will be forfeited to the protested entrant if found to be legal or returned to protestor if entrant is illegal. Protest must be made before the official completion of the class.

 

6500 Stock Antique Trucks

$10.00 Entry Fee       50% Payback

  1. 1989 and older gas or diesel
  2. Weight can be added but not exceed 60 inches from center of axle
  3. 20 inch hitch height
  4. No bar or studded tires
  5. Must have factory transfer case
  6. Must have complete bed and doors. Flatbeds are allowed
  7. No nos or special fuel (aviation or alcohol)
  8. Blocks are allowed
  9. Driveshaft loops are permitted
  10. Aftermarket exhaust and cards allowed
  11. Must furnish own clevis or d-ring
  12. Any item falling off truck is means for disqualification with exception of driveshaft breakage
  13. Driver must be legally licensed and must show proof at signup

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee

 

6500 Pure Stock Gas Pickups

(No Trailering, Trucks must be driven into event)

  1. Driver must be legally licensed and must show proof at signup
  2. OEM intake if you have a carburetor you must have a cast iron intake. If you have fuel injection you must have stock appearing intake
  3. Headers are allowed on carbureted engines only
  4. No aftermarket Blocks or Heads
  5. Must have stock drivelines
  6. Mufflers must exit behind cab
  7. No nitrous oxide or L.P. add on
  8. Blocks allowed but must have springs
  9. No Certified Pulling Trucks
  10. Must be stock(oem) front bumper, rear bumper, bumper or reese hitch, hitch point will be farthest most point, no pulling hitches
  11. 20 inch hitch height
  12. No fastening on weights, any extra weights must be in bed of truck and secured
  13. Trucks cannot be gutted or stripped
  14. Tires must be DOT approved (No studded tires)
  15. No dual wheels
  16. Seat belts must be worn. No riders in or out of cab
  17. Functional flatbeds are allowed
  18. Any truck is eligible for inspection anytime during event

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee

 

6500 Altered Street Gas 4×4

Engine and Drivetrain

  1. Cast iron blocks only.  No Prostock Style Heads allowed (EX514 and A460 Are Allowed. Conventional Style Cylinder Heads only (No Brodix SR20 Heads Allowed) Single Carbs ONLY. 4150 Carb Max.  NO superchargers, sheet metal or tunnel ram intakes permitted. No Fuel Injection allowed unless factory equipped.
  2. Headers are permitted. May exit up or down. Open headers allowed.
  3. Engine must be same make as truck. Back of block must be at least 15 inches behind center of front axle
  4. Transmission, front and rear axles must be OEM 1 ton or less (Aftermarket Internals are permitted). Drop Boxes or OEM transfer cases allowed (Aftermarket Internals are Allowed)
  5. 514 cubic inch limit

Truck

  1. Flatbeds allowed, must be factory built or heavier.
  2. Cabs must have factory sheet metal, Center hump may be removable for ease of maintenance. Fire wall must be in place.
  3. Bedsides may be fiberglass. If bed floor is removed, must have top and ends covered.
  4. Batteries and fuel tank permitted out front as long as they are concealed and protected from side and front impact.
  5. Drivers window must be operational.

Chassis

  1. Factory frames only, NO tube frames allowed.
  2. Traction bars allowed\
  3. Blocked suspension permitted front or rear. Electric Hydraulic steering allowed

Hitch

  1. Tee hitches or Reese style hitches are permitted. Pivot point must be no further forward than center of rear axle and no higher than top of frame rail.
  2. Hook point must be a minimum of 36 inches from center of rear axle. Any part of truck must not interfere with safely hooking or unhooking sled. Must be able to hook/ unhook safely without having to reach way under the truck to make the hook.
  3. 24 inch hitch height
  4. Must have 3 ¾ inch hole or one that will accept the hook

Weight

  1. Hanging weight permitted. Furthest point of weight must not extend more than 60 inches from center of front axle

Tires

  1. Must be a street legal DOT approved tire
  2. 2. Max size 33in or equivalent
  3. No cut or sharpened tires
  4. No duals front or rear

Safety

  1. No nitrous allowed or pressurized fuels—1st time offense DQ, 2nd Offense gone for 1 year
  2. Pump Gas or Racing Gas ONLY (limited). Oxygenated fuels allowed. No nitro or alcohol.
  3. Drive shaft loops, U joint shrouds, kill switches (ignition and fuel pump),fire extinguishers (within drivers reach), and helmet ARE REQUIRED
  4. Fire jacket Required
  5. Must be legally licensed and must show proof

Any loss of parts is DQ, with the exception of breakage in the driveline

Any truck is eligible for inspection anytime throughout an event and or year as per decision of the officials.

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee

 

6500 4 X 4 PICK-UP OPEN – GAS

RULES

  1. FOUR (4) WHEEL DRIVE
  2. HITCH HEIGHT TO BE 24 INCHES
  3. NO LAUGHING GAS – (N-2- 0), ALCOHOL OR METHANOL
  4. FIRESUIT REQUIRED
  5. DRIVE SHAFT LOOPS – MANADTORY
  6. KILL SWITCH – MANADTORY
  7. HELMET – REQUIRED
  8. MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES
  9. D.O.T TIRES ONLY
  10. SINGLE CARB ONLY

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee

 

8000# 4×4 Stock Diesel:

Engine

  1. OEM non altered stock 2.5 charger
  2. Radiator must be in stock location and of stock capacity
  3. No air to water intercoolers allowed
  4. Water/methanol injection is prohibited
  5. No nitrous, propane or other oxygen increasing additives (all system components must be removed)
  6. No dual fuelers

 

Drivetrain

  1. OEM transmissions and transfer cases sold in one ton or smaller trucks required
  2. Driveshaft loops and U joints shrouds are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 

Truck

  1. Flat beds are allowed but must be factory built or heavier
  2. Complete OEM floor pan, firewall and interior must be present
  3. All body panels must be present and be stock or OEM replacement (metal if it was metal from factory)
  4. Hood and fender modifications are prohibited (no hood stacks or exhaust exiting out of the fender)

 

Suspension

  1. Traction bars and spring clamps are allowed
  2. Rear end blocks are allowed
  3. Air bags are allowed but compressor must be unhooked.
  4. No rigid, 4 linked, back half’s or tube chassis allowed

 

Hitch

  1. Must be a Reese style hitch and pull off the rear of truck.
  2. Cannot be attached to rear differential in any way.
  3. Hook point must extend past end of frame rails and be a minimum of 42 inches from center of rear axle
  4. A 3 3/4” clevis must be furnished or hitch that will accept the hook
  5. 24” hitch height

 

Ballast

  1. Any weight that is added must be in bed of truck.
  2. No hanging front weights

 

Tires

  1. Tires must be street legal DOT approved
  2. No cut or sharpened tires
  3. No duals at all

Safety

  1. Seat belt MUST be worn (if not worn puller will be disqualified)
  2. Fire extinguisher preferred but not required (must be secured if one is present)
  3. No nitrous or pressurized fuels—1st time offense DQ, 2nd offense gone for 1 year
  4. Driver must be legally licensed and must show proof
  5. Any truck is eligible for inspection anytime through event
  6. Any loss of parts is DQ with the exception of driveline breakage

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee

 

8000 4 X 4 PICK-UP OPEN – Diesel

RULES

  1. FOUR (4) WHEEL DRIVE
  2. HITCH HEIGHT TO BE 26 INCHES
  3. NO LAUGHING GAS – (N-2- 0), ALCOHOL OR METHANOL
  4. FIRESUIT REQUIRED
  5. DRIVE SHAFT LOOPS – MANADTORY
  6. KILL SWITCH – MANADTORY
  7. HELMET – REQUIRED
  8. MUST HAVE WORKING BRAKES
  9. D.O.T TIRES ONLY
  10. Driver must be legally licensed and must show proof

All decisions by inspectors are final            $500 protest fee