Dept 22 - Miscellaneous Contests

Tractor Pulls

Hot Stock, Farm Stock, Off the Farm and Open Class rules can be found here.

Managed By: Beaver Community Fair Association Committee
Phone: 570-658-7664 or 570-765-4216 or 570-765-6985
(3/21/2017)

New items/rules are bold.

General Rules

NEW RULES ARE IN BOLD

1. No alcoholic beverages allowed on the grounds. Any signs of alcohol or illegal drugs being used is an immediate disqualification.


2. Each tractor may be entered in more than one class, but only once in each class.

3. Tractors must weigh-in prior to start of contest.  Weight will be taken with the operator on the tractor. The puller is to light weigh his tractor, and then move off the scales to weigh-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 RPM checked, it will be driven to the staging area, and remain there until it pulls. No return to pits after it is weighed in for a pull.

4. The tractor operator must be 18 years of age or at least 16 years of age with parent's/guardian's signed consent.

5. Driver must remain seated during the pull and have complete control of the tractor at all times.

6. Tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times, on and off the track, or will be disqualified.

7. No portion of the tractor shall interfere with the sled or sled hitching device during a pull.

8. Contestant has three (3) 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 two (2) attempts to move sled for official measurement.

10. First puller of each class will be test puller, and may take that pull of the sled if it is set correctly and the puller feels they did well. All other contestants must pull in the position drawn. First puller may choose to come back and pull again in third position for pace classes or last for non-pace classes.

11. All tractors must stop immediately at the request of the judge. The pull shall be over when forward motion stops. The judge shall hold hole digging to a minimum. When contestants are red flagged they must stop their units and shut down immediately.

12. Tractors must remain within boundaries of contest course during the pull or the pull will be disqualified. Any unit crossing the white chalk boundary line during the pull will be disqualified.

13. All weights must be safely secured to the tractor. If anything is lost during the pull, while hooked to sled, the pull will result in a disqualification.

14. No extra riders will be allowed on any vehicle at any time.

15. Failure to comply with these rules will disqualify any contestant. Rules will be enforced.

16. Committee has the right to reject any or all entries if they do not comply with association's rules.

17. No standing or downward pressure on hitch while being measured.

18. Flagman has discretion on oil and water spilled.

19. Must be 3 entries per class to run.

20. Pace classes will be run by pace device. Beaver Fair pace device supersedes all other speed recording devices.

21. Sled will be spotted in center of track for all pullers.

22. In a pull off situation there will only be one attempt to pull.

23. Absolutely no testing of truck or tractor speeds on fairground property, this will be grounds for immediate disqualification and operator and tractor will not be allowed to pull any remaining classes.

24.  All Stock tractors are limited to 10% over factory RPM limit, with a maximum of 3,000 RPM limit on all stock tractors.  If during a check of RPM's the tractor exceeds 3,200 RPM the tractor will be barred from pulling at that event and all purse monies, if any has been accumulated by that tractor at that event, are forfeited back to the promoter. If a driver is notified after making a pull but before leaving the track area of an RPM check, and average of three (3) consecutive checks show RPM's in excess of 3,000 RPM's then the tractor is disqualified from that class.

26. In pace classes, flagman will allow a grace period from front axle to rear axle.  Flagman has final decision. For speeds greater then 3 MPH a light will be used.

Hot Stock Tractor Class Rules                                        
ENTRY FEE $20.00

CUT TIRES ALLOWED. Tires limited to a single V cut, or cut and a half 24.5 X 32, NO double cut or puller 2000 Tires.

1. Contest is open to farm tractors with rubber tires, no dual wheels, no tire studs, or chains; no governor strings or wires, etc. Four wheel drive allowed; front drive must be disengaged during the pull.

2. The tractor operator must be 16 years of age.

3. These classes will be operated as a stock appearing block contest. Engines must have the right number of cylinders for the series of tractor.

4. Drawbar height 20 inches. Minimum drawbar length is 18 inches from center of rear axle to center of hole at point of hook.

5. Hitching device must have a 3.5 inch hole. Drawbar must be a minimum of 1 (one) inch thick steel, and 1 (one) inch thick from rear edge of bar.

6. No pressurized tanks allowed except for LP gas, no oxygen or alcohol fuels allowed or other fuels allowed: tractor will be checked.

7. All exhaust must exit upward and be a minimum of 18 inches above the hood line. NO rain caps or flappers.

8. No weight may be extended 24 inches beyond front of the tractor.

9. All tractors must be equipped with a hood, fenders and grill.

10. The use of torque converters and automatic shifts will be permitted during the pull.

11. Maximum fuel injection pump shall be an A series in-line pump.

12. Tractors may be equipped with any single staged turbo charger. Turbo charger must have an inlet opening of no more than 3 inches.

13. Tractor must include the following safety equipment.

  • Fenders
  • Must have a steel flywheel
  • Scatter Blanket (must cover flywheel) or 6" x 3/8" steel around the flywheel area.
  • Exhaust pipe must be cross bolted with two 3/8" grade five bolts within 1" of each other.
  • Working kill switch
  • Must have dead man's throttle
  • Side shields, side shield material to be minimum .060 inch
  • Working and approved Fire Extinguisher
  • Seat Belt
  • Roll Bar
  • Wheelie Bars - Specifications are:
    • Pads on bottom of bars to be a minimum of 5" sq.
    • Pads to be a minimum of 32" rearward from the center of the rear-end housing.
    • Maximum of 10" off the ground.
    • Outside to outside width of pads to be a minimum of 20"
    • Wheelie bars and drawbar should not be connected in any way.
    • Bars must support weight of tractor for weight class being pulled.
  • Drivers must wear a helmet and fire suit

14. Tractor is to be equipped with a wide front end. Wide front end tires must track the back tires.

15. Fuel system: one plunger per cylinder allowed only.

16. No standing or downward pressure while hitch is being measured.

Premiums:  $100  $80  $60  $40  $20  $10  $10  $10  $10  $10
Lot #  Description 

130    11,000 lb Hot Stock (24.5x32 or 650/75R32)

Farm Stock Class Rules                                                    
ENTRY FEE $15.00

1. Contest is open to farm tractors with rubber tires. No dual wheels, no tire studs or chains. No governor strings or wires, etc.' Four wheel drive allowed; front drive must be disengaged during the pull.

2. The tractor operator must be 16 years of age.

3. This contest will be operated as a stock appearing block contest. Same fuel and number of cylinders as originally equipped.

4. Only one pull will be allowed per contestant unless a tie is declared. Last three pullers of the 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.

5. Drawbar is to be stationary in all directions with maximum of one (1) inch play. No standing on hitch while being measured. 20” point of hook height.  All bracing adjustable or non adjustable may not exceed 6" above center of rear axle.

6. Minimum drawbar length is 24 inches from the center of the rear axle to the center of the hole at point of hook.

7. All weights must be secured to the tractor. Any external parts or weights lost while hooked to the sled will be grounds for disqualification.

8. Hitching device must have a 3.5 inch hole, one (1) inch thick, and one (1) inch from rear edge for the hook.

9. No pressurized tanks allowed except for LP gas. No oxygen or alcohol fuels allowed or other fuels allowed. Tractor will be checked.

10. All exhaust to be at least 18 inches from hood line upward or approved under slung type exhaust.

11. No weight, frame of weight may extend more than 24 inches beyond front of tractor.

12. All tractors must be equipped with a hood and grill.

13. The use of torque converters, automatic shifts, etc. will be permitted during the pull.

14. Contestants shall draw by lottery for pulling position in each weight class.

15. Each contestant will have two attempts at a pull in the 75' starting area. Sled will be relocated at the starting line.

16. Maximum fuel injection pump shall be an "A" series inline pump.

17. Tractors may be equipped with any single stage turbo charger. Turbo charger must have an inlet opening of no more than three (3) inches.

18. Top three tractors in each class will be checked at the discretion of the judge.

19. Tractors will be re-weighed immediately if any disagreements arise concerning the weight of a tractor.

20. Judge or flagman has the right to stop and disqualify any tractor if it is not being operated in a manner that would be considered safe.

21. Wheelie bars are mandatory.

22. Wheelie bars and drawbar should not be connected in any way.

23. No standing or downward pressure on hitch while being measured.

Premiums:  $75  $60  $50  $40  $20  $10  $10  $10  $10  $10
Lot #  Description 

100     4500 lb Farm Stock Non-Turbo (15.5x38 or 400/75R38 max tire size)
101     5500 lb Farm Stock Non-Turbo(15.5x38 or 400/75R38 max tire size)
102     7000 lb Farm Stock Non- Turbo (16.9x38 or 420/85R38 max tire size)
103     9000 lb Farm Stock Turbo (18.4x38 or 460/85R38 max tire size)
104    11500 lb Farm Stock Turbo (20.8x38 or 520/85R38 max tire size)
105    13000 lb Farm Stock Turbo (20.8X38 OR 520/85R38 max tire size)
106    13000 lb Farm Stock Turbo 12 MPH (20.8x38 or 520/85R38 max tire size)

Off The Farm Class Rules                                                
ENTRY FEE $15.00

1. One size larger tire width allowed if rim is one size smaller diameter. Example: 20.8 x 38 = 23.1 x 34

2. Tractor must have a stock block. The chassis must conform with the engine being entered.

3. Tractors must be equipped with a factory operating PTO. If tractor was equipped from the factory with three point, fenders, and hydraulics they must be on the tractor to pull.

4. Tractor must be equipped with a factory drawbar. Hook point is measured from the center point of the rear axle to the point of hook. Minimum drawbar length shall be 30 inches.

5. Tractors may be equipped with any single stage three (3) inch turbo.  No water injection allowed.

6. No weight shall extend more than 24" beyond front of tractor.

7. Tractors must remain in the boundaries of the course during the pull or the pull will be disqualified. Any part of the tractor crossing the white chalk line boundary will cause the pull to be disqualified.

8. All weights must be secured to tractor. Any external parts or weights lost while hooked to the sled will be grounds for disqualification.

9. No extra riders will be allowed on any vehicle at any time.

10. Off the farm tractors must pull with factory wheels with cast centers on rear if equipped from the factory.

11. Absolutely NO cut tires allowed!

12. Drawbar height 20 inches

13. Failure to comply with rules will disqualify any contestant.

14. Committee has the right to reject any or all entries that do not comply with the Association’s rules.

15. Factory equipped tractor with 20.8x42 is only allowed for 17,000 lb. and 19,000 lb. “Off The Farm”.

16. No standing or downward pressure on hitch while being measured.

Premiums  $75  60   50   40   20   10   10   10   10   10
Lot#   Description      

109    15,000 lbs Turbo Off Farm 12 MPH (20.8x38 or 520/85R38 max tire size)
110    15,000 lbs Turbo Off Farm (20.8x38 or 520/85R38 max tire size)
111    17,000 lbs Turbo Off Farm (20.8x48 or 520/85R42 max tire size
112    19,000 lbs Turbo Off Farm (20.8x42 or 520/85R42 max tire size)

Open Class Rules (Limited to Farm, Modified, Pro-Stock & Super Stock TractorsENTRY FEE $20.00 

1. All tractors entered in this class must have working safety kill switch on back of tractor.  Tractors will be checked for working kill switches prior to pulling. Tractors must have transmission safety scatter blankets.  Tractors must have wheelie bars.

2. Tractors must be weighed-in prior to start of contest. Weight will be taken with operator on tractor. The flagman will have the option to spot re-weigh any contestant.

3. No RPM limit.

4. No pace.

5. No dual tires allowed. No four wheel drives allowed.

6. Committee has the right to reject any tractor they feel is unsafe for competition.

7. Tractors must have fenders and side shields.

8. Drivers must wear helmets and fire suit.

9. Tractors must be equipped with wide front ends.

10. All weights must be secured to tractor. Any external parts or weights lost or excessive fluid loss (coolant, oil, or fuel) will be grounds for disqualification.

11. Hitches must be 1" thick, have a 3.5" diameter hole that is 1" from the rear of the hitch.

12. Fire extinguishers are mandatory!

13. Tractors must have all safety equipment as listed in Hot Stock rules.

14. Wheelie bars and drawbar should not be connected in any way.

15. Tractor should be equipped with bars connecting rear axle to frame rails.

16. Front end skid bars are mandatory.

Premiums  $200   150   100  85  65   10   10   10   
Lot#   Description        
120      6000 lb  Open & Modified (30.5x32 or 800/65R32 max tire size)
121      7000 lb  Open & Modified (30.5x32 or 800/R32 max tire size)
122      8500 lb  Open & Modified (30.5x32 or 800/65R32 max tire size)
123     10000 lb Open & Modified (30.5x32 or800/65R32 max tire size)
124     11000 lb Open & Modified (30.5x32 or 800/65R32 max tire size)

 

ITTPA - Interstate Tractor Pull
 
Interstate classes follow Interstate rules and regulations.
For Rules visit http://www.interstatepullers.com/
 
7,700 lb.   ITTPA Light Limited
7,800 lb.   ITTP Modified
8,500 lb.   ITTPA Mod Turbo Class
10,000 lb. ITTPA Pro Farm Class
 
The Tuesday ITTPA classes are rain-dated to be part of Friday's show with possible changes to classes to accommodate. 
 
Snyder County Tractor Puller classes follow Snyder County Tractor Puller rules.
For Rules visit http://www.ptpapullers.com/sctpa.htm
 
10,500 lb.  Snyder County Hot Stock Class
13,000 lb.  Snyder County Off the Farm 12 mph Class