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Table of Contents

Board of Directors

Committees

Membership

Rules - General

Driver

Flag Personnel

Sled

Tractor

Hitch

Engine

Weights

Class Rules - Youth

Stock

Hot Stock

Stock Diesel

Big Stock

Stock Altered

Super Stock

Motorcycle - Small & Big Bike

Outlaw/Battery Electric

Mini Rod 4-cyl

Hot Rod 8-cyl

Point System & Purse Payout

Protest

Board of Directors

John Kiemele 254-760-9625

Randall Moody 9 72-752-5702

John Aufdenkamp 4 02-880-8047

Steve Hovind 214-677-8134

Ken Langham Jr. 9 0 3 - 5 83-0369

Committees

Administration

Chairperson- Steve Hovind

Secretary- Sarah Crowe

Carolyn Stephan

Treasurer- Shawn Aufdenkamp

Announcing

Chairperson-Steve Hovind

Patrick Bramlett

Paul Smith

Steve Pierce

Line-Up/Scales

Chairperson-Claude Lewis

Jerry Toland

Ken Langham Sr

Sled Transport

Chairperson-Colby Crowe

Steve Hovind

Randell Moody

Patrick Bramlett

Jeff Robinson

Todd Hickerson

Ken Langham Jr.

Steve Pierce

Equipment Operations & Maintenance

Chairperson-Ken Langham Jr.

Patrick Bramlett

Ken Langham Sr.

Randell Moody

John Aufdenkamp

Colby Crowe

Hooking & Unhooking

Chairperson-John Kiemele

Kolby Langham

Steve Pierce

Jeff Robinson

Aidan Hovind

Track Maintenance

Chairperson-John Aufdenkamp

Randall Moody

John Kiemele

Patrick Bramlett

Scheduling & Track/Grounds Prep

Chairperson- John Aufdenkamp

Jerry Toland

Randall Moody

Steve Hovind

Ken Langham Jr

Sled Operations

Chairperson-Colby Crowe

Steve Hovind

Steve McCarley

Ken Langham Jr

Todd Hickerson

Safety Tech

Chairperson-John Aufdenkamp

Ken Langham Jr

Colby Crowe

Flagging

Chairperson-Jerry Toland

Ken Langham Sr.

Patrick Bramlett

Jimmy Helfferich

Michael Mayberry

Bobby Moody

Membership

Membership in the LSGTPA consists of paying annual

membership dues, having voting privileges (Youth drivers exempt)

at meetings and to pull at LSGTPA sponsored events.

Institutional/Temporary Memberships may be approved as the

Board deems appropriate. Membership and pulling season is

January 1st through December 31st calendar year. No prorated

memberships.

Single: $30.00 consists of 1 person only.

Family: $50.00 consists of household members living under one

roof.

Sponsor: $250.00 consists of 4 memberships. Members must be

listed on a membership form.

Active Member - Active member is defined as either participating

in at least three pulls or working at least three events. You must

be an “active member” to participate in rules meeting at year end.

Rules

General

1. Rule book will be for one year.

2. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED! Any person

involved with a pulling event in any capacity (pit crew,

pull helpers, etc), consuming alcohol or drugs before or

during an event will result in disqualification and will not

be allowed to participate in the event as determined by

club official(s) and may include permanent barring from

any future event.

3. If a tractor is jumping classes, the tractor has to meet the

class rules it pulls in and not the class it is jumping to.

The puller must declare the class it is jumping to at the

first attended point’s pull of the year and can only jump

up to a higher class. The class the puller wishes to jump

to must be agreed upon with the Board of Directors

concurrence. Tractor may only pull two times at one

event, either two times in a class with different

drivers or pulling in one class then pulling in a

different class.

4. Exhibition pulls will be allowed. Tractor failing technical

inspection maybe allowed to pull at the discretion of the

board of directors. No points or payout will be awarded

and will fall to the back of the pulling order. The exhibition

puller will pay an exhibition fee in lieu of a hook fee ($15),

exhibition fees are not part of the class payout.

5. At the discretion of the board of directors a tractor maybe

allow to exhibition pull for one season in the most

appropriate class. The puller will meet all other weight,

safety, length, width, tire requirements. An exhibition fee

will be paid, but no points or payout will be awarded. The

primary purpose of this rule is new class development.

6. A $15 hook fee per day for each class a tractor pulls.

Two hook fees apply if tractor is pulled twice in a class.

7. No refunds after classes have started.

8. The directors are to promote the club and perform

executive duties of the club. They will also preside over

any meetings, safety decisions and any protests.

9. All members are expected to help with the operation of

the pull. Duties will include setup/teardown, flag person,

sled operator, hooking and unhooking, track grading and

any other jobs that need to be done. If unable to perform

this duty, you will be responsible for finding another

person.

10. All tractors must be signed in 1 hour before pull starts. If

competitor is going to be late they may phone in the

tractors they are going to be pulling. Mandatory Drivers

meeting before pull starts.

11. All tractors must cross the scales before pulling in each

class.

12. Pulling positions will be determined by drawing.

13. Any time tractor is running on the pull site grounds driver

must be firmly seated except when being pushed back to

the sled on the starting line.

14. Any violation or failure to comply with these or any other

club rules can result in immediate disqualification as

determined by club official(s).

Driver

1. All drivers must sign a liability waiver (if required). Any

driver under 18 years old must have a parent or legal

guardian sign for them.

2. All drivers are responsible for knowing the contents of the

drivers meeting and the rules.

3. Driver must be seated at all times and may not sit on the

backrest. Drivers may straddle the seat but must remain

in control with one hand on the steering wheel at all

times.

4. Drivers must watch the flag person at all times.

5. No unsafe acts will be permitted on the grounds or on the

track. i.e. no hot rodding, riders on tractor other than

driver, etc.

6. Each driver will have two tries to move the sled in the 50-

foot distance (trap area). The 50 ft rule does not apply in

a pull off situation. Any disqualification of a pull attempt

in the trap area bars a second attempt.

7. Each puller will have three minutes to get hooked to the

sled after it returns to the starting line. If a puller has a

mechanical problem they may drop to the last pulling

position of the class.

8. The first puller in each class has the option of taking the

first hook or dropping last position in the class.

9. All drivers pulling first in a class are responsible for

informing flag person if accepting or declining pull before

leaving sled, i.e. Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down. If driver

leaves sled without informing flag personnel, this will be

interpreted as driver accepting pull. If the first puller in a

class goes out of bounds they can longer turn down that

hook. If driver declines pull, they will drop to the last

pulling position of the class. This rule does not apply in a

pull off situation.

10. Any driver must be old enough to handle the tractor. To

be determined by the Club official(s).

11. Helmet is mandatory in all classes. Helmet must be

D.O.T. or Snell approved. Chinstrap must be securely

fastened. Stock Altered, Super Stock, Outlaw, Big and

Small Bike, Mini Rod and Super Rod classes to wear full

face helmets with face shields down during the pulling

pass.

12. Long pants and shoes are required unless class rules

state differently. No short pants, sandals or open toe

shoes.

13. Drivers of all tractors except Youth, Stock and Big Stock

classes must wear fire suits or clothing which is labeled

Fire Resistant or Fire Retardant on Original

Manufacturers label. Fire suit must be zipped and closed

to their fullest extent, including throat flap. Fire suit may

be two-piece or jump suit.

Flag Personnel

1. The flag person has complete control of the pull in

progress and will also hold digging to a minimum.

2. The flag person has the right to stop a pull anytime they

feel an unsafe act or condition exists.

3. The flag personnel will flag the driver when forward

momentum has stopped. Forward momentum is defined

to have stopped when the sled wheels are not turning.

4. The flag person is responsible for informing the scoring

officials if the first driver in each class accepts or declines

their pull.

5. The flag person is responsible for informing the driver if

they did not go past the 50' mark and that the driver has

one more attempt to complete the pull. Being past the

50’ mark is defined as the sled crossing the 50’ mark.

6. The flag person is responsible for informing driver if they

are out of bounds.

7. The flag person must be 18 years old or older and will

also sign a liability waiver (if required).

8. The person flagging a class will not be changed during

the running of a class unless circumstances require a

change as determined by the Board of Directors and/or

other LSGTPA officials.

9. The flag person’s decision is final. If there is a complaint,

that person will direct it to the appropriate channels.

Sled

1. Sled operator has the right to stop the pull anytime they

feel an unsafe act or condition exists.

2. Sled will be a weight transfer type sled.

3. Tractors may be pushed or driven back to the sled but

must be in neutral while sled chain is being hitched or

unhitched to tractor. All pulls must start with a tight hitch.

4. If the first two tractors in a class have full pulls the sled

will be changed, class will be restarted with the original

lineup or at any place in the pulling order as decided by

those participating in the class that day. Once a pull in a

class has started the sled can be reweighed and or gears

changed if requested by two or more directors with the

sled drivers’ concurrence. (sled driver will have final say)

5. Once a pull off has started, the sled cannot be reweighed

or gear changes made until everyone has pulled.

6. The sled may be positioned anywhere on the start line.

7. Sled operator will not be changed during the pulling of a

class.

8. Sled chain is 36" long.

Tractor

1. The tractor will be weighed with driver and all safety

equipment.

2. Shifting of gears is permitted as long as forward

momentum does not stop.

3. All power must be transmitted through the rear wheels.

4. Out of Bounds - Out of bounds is defined as chalk on

either front or rear tires of tractor or breaking the vertical

plane of the out of bounds stripe. Any tractor out of

bounds is disqualified from the pull attempt. Sled is

permitted to cross track boundary line. There is no out of

bounds after the full pull line.

5. No tractor can be pulled until it has had a safety

inspection. No changes may be made to safety related

items after it has been inspected. If any changes are

made to safety related items tractor may not pull until it

has been re-inspected.

6. All tires must be of rubber type. No duals (unless in

Outlaw/Battery Electric class), tire studs, tire chains or

paddle tires.

7. Foot and hand throttles must return to idle position when

released. No wires, ropes, chains, strings or tarp straps

on hand throttles. Rear most position will be idle.

8. All tractors will have a kill switch and be designed to

provide easy hookup. Kill switch will have at least a

1&1/2 inch solid ring and will be mounted within 4 inches

of center of hitch. Kill switch must kill all power to engine,

fuel system, if electric, and all engine components. If

tractor stops due to kill switch falling out, pull attempt will

be measured at that point. A 1/8 inch maximum tie strap

may be used to retain switch. Tie strap must be broken

for a repull as determined by Club officials. Competitor is

responsible for replacing kill switch mechanism and tie.

9. Tip over bars must support the weight of the tractor and

driver and may be constructed with wheels or skip pads.

Wheels will be at least 4 inches in diameter and 1 inch

wide and have no plastic centers. Skid plates are to be

at least 2 inches wide and 3 inches long at point of

contact and be constructed of at least1/8 inch steel.

10. All tractors will have tip over (wheelie) bars with bumpers.

Bumper bars must be a minimum 6 inches in vertical

height. Nothing shall extend behind the bumper bars

vertical plane. i.e. skid pad or wheelie wheel

11. Bumper bar must not extend more than 10" behind the

rear tire vertical plane. Center of wheel or skid pad must

be a minimum 5" behind the rear tire vertical plane. Top

of vertical bumper bar must be braced horizontally

forward to a stabilizer bar or the frame.

12. No portion of the tractor will interfere with hooking and

unhooking of the sled chain. If cross member is installed

between tip over bars it must not interfere with the chain.

tipoverbars

13. All tractors will have fenders covering at least 1/4 of the

width of the tire.

14. All tractors will have a fire extinguisher with a gauge and

be at least 1-1/2 pound dry chemical or equivalent and be

within easy reach of the driver.

15. All seats will be secure and may not extend behind the

rear tire vertical plane. The seat must have a backrest

that stands a minimum of 3 inches above the seat

surface.

16. All tractors must have functional steering and brakes.

Hitch

1. Tractor hitch will not exceed 13 inches in height and must

be rigid in all directions. Vertically mounted hitches are

allowed. Hitch height will be defined as the center of the

hole.

2. The hitch must extend at least 6 inches from the center of

the axle to the rear of hitch hole. The hole will not be any

smaller than 1-1/2" inches and not more than 2-1/4

inches in diameter and will have at least 1/2 inch of

material all the way around it and will be at minimum 3/8

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3. Rear most part of hitch must not extend behind rear

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Engine

1. All exposed drive shafts, belts, clutches and starter

attachment pulleys will be shielded as follows, 360

degrees with minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16 aluminum unless

class rules state differently. Stock classes may run stock

safety shields unless they have been modified to accept

a clutch when they were not equipped with one from the

manufacture (i.e. a hydro drive that has been retrofitted

with a clutch) Clutch retrofit applications will be held to

the more stringent rule found under Mini Rod 4 Cyl #6.

All drive chains will be shielded at least top 180 degrees

with 1/8" steel or 3/16” aluminum the width of the chain.

Frame rails may be considered shielding if they are made

from material of the appropriate thickness and type.

2. Batteries on starter carts must be covered.

3. Starter pulleys on classes that exceed 4000 rpm. (i.e.

stock altered and up) must be billet and have bolt and

washer in mounting shaft end. Shielding is not required.

4. All fuel tanks will have an accessible, manual shutoff

valve on the low pressure side of the pump. Tractors

equipped with only a mechanical fuel pump that are not

equipped with an electric fuel pump of any kind may

locate shut off valve on the high pressure side of the

pump if the following conditions are met, all fuel lines

must be steel or steel braided with absolutely no plain

rubber lines or hoses. Fittings must be steel, brass or

aluminum and there will be no worm gear or spring type

clamps anywhere in the fuel system what so ever.

5. All engines will have shields on both sides of the block of

minimum 1/16 inch steel or .090 inch aluminum with the

exception of the stock and motorcycle classes. Shield

will be as long as the block and to the bottom of the

cylinder head and not more than 4 inches away from the

block or as close as possible. They will not be bolted to

the block at any point and will be supported on the top

and bottom.

6. All tractors must have fuel lines that are routed away

from hot engine components.

7. All engines that have a vibration damper/harmonic

balancer must have a bolt through the middle securing it

to the crankshaft. It will be shielded 360 degrees with

minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum. Inside diameter

of shield shall not exceed 2" over the outside diameter of

the balancer. Provisions such as tabs, bars or expanded

metal must be used to contain balancer inside shield.

Billet or SFI approved balancer or dampener does not

require shielding.

8. All tractors will have vertical upright exhaust pipe(s) a

minimum of 12 inches and plus or minus 10 degrees from

vertical. Tip outs to deflect exhaust are prohibited. The

only exception is for a muffler, which may be used in

place of vertical exhaust pipes.

9. No nitro, nitrous oxide or pressured fuel tanks

(butane/propane exception on 4cy diesel) or systems of

any kind are permitted in any class.

Weights

1. All weights must be secured to the tractor. Sitting on

weights in the tractor seat is prohibited. Any weights or

ballast falling off tractor while hooked to the sled will be

disqualified for that pull attempt.

2. Any tractor that has a weight overage that cannot be

removed; The driver must be up front and forward at the

drivers meeting and it will be up to the individuals in the

class whether the tractor will pull or not by unanimous

decision. All hook fees will be refunded if a unanimous

decision is not achieved.

3. If any part of the tractor falls off of the tractor, the tractor

is disqualified not including engine or drive train parts.

4. No weights or brackets shall extend beyond the vertical

plane of the rear tires.

5. Wheel weights must not have any threaded rods

protruding from weights.

Class Rules

Weights

Youth......................................... 1000 lb.

Stock..........................................

Hot Stock………………………...

Stock Diesel……………………...

1050 lb.

1050 lb.

1100 lb.

Big Stock.................................... 1100 lb.

Stock Altered............................. 1150 lb.

Super Stock................................ 1200 lb.

Small Bike 650cc....................... 1300 lb.

Big Bike 1200cc........................ 1300 lb.

Outlaw/Battery Electric……...... 1450 lb.

Mini Rod 4-cyl........................... 1500 lb.

Super Rod 8-cyl......................... 1700 lb.

Youth

1. Single or Twin cylinders, complete stock motor only not

exceeding 14 HP from the OEM, maximum 32 cubic

inches. Tractor must be equipped with a functional Tiny

Tach.

2. 0.330 Maximum cam lift.

3. Maximum 1” venturi carburetor.

4. Air cleaner and filters are optional.

5. Throttle to be run through a working governor with

factory or man made positive stop mounted on engine

block, (no slippage).

6. Stock bore and stroke, cylinder must not exceed 0.030

over the original bore diameter.

7. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

8. Porting and polishing is not allowed.

9. 4000 rpm maximum.

10. Gasoline or diesel only.

11. Maximum wheelbase is 52” with the front axle not to

exceed the forward most part of the frame, whichever is

less. Maximum tractor length is 6’6” as measured from

center of rear axle to farthest most forward point.

12. Tractor must have hood and grill.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 23x10.5x12

14. Tractor must have stock rear-end of a lawn and garden

type.

15. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

16. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame, only

modification for engine change allowed.

17. Youth class is for youth up to and including 14 years old.

18. Competitor may compete in the adult or youth classes

but not both.

19. Competitor must be able to "handle" tractor as

determined by Club official(s).

20. A remote kill switch for parent or legal guardian walking

alongside to kill tractor is allowed.

21. All other rules in the rulebook apply to the Youth class.

Stock

1. Single or Twin cylinders, complete stock motor only not

exceeding 14 HP from the OEM, maximum 32 cubic

inches. Only unmodified OEM engine (internal/external)

parts allowed (exception allowed for steel flywheel).

Must use OEM ignition. Tractor must be equipped with a

functional Tiny Tach.

2. Factory OEM Cam.

3. Carburetor must be OEM Stock.

4. Air cleaner and filters are optional.

5. Throttle to be run through a working governor with

factory or man made positive stop mounted on engine

block, (no slippage).

6. Stock bore and stroke, cylinder must not exceed 0.030

over the original bore diameter.

7. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

8. Porting and polishing is not allowed.

9. 4000 rpm maximum.

10. Gasoline or diesel only.

11. Maximum wheelbase is 52” with the front axle not to

exceed the forward most part of the frame, whichever is

less. Maximum tractor length is 6’6” as measured from

center of rear axle to farthest most forward point.

12. Tractor must have hood and grill.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 23x10.5x12.

14. Tractor must have stock rear-end of a lawn and garden

type.

15. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

16. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame, only

modification for engine change allowed.

Hot Stock (5000 RPM Gov)

1. Single or Twin cylinders, stock block only not exceeding

14 HP from the OEM, maximum 32 cubic inches. Tractor

must be equipped with a functional Tiny Tach.

2. 0.330” Maximum cam lift.

3. Maximum 1” venturi carburetor.

4. Steel Flywheel, Head Strap, 1/8” steel/3/16” aluminum

flywheel and clutch shield are mandatory.

5. Throttle to be run through a working governor with

factory or man made positive stop mounted on engine

block(no slippage), or electronic governor allowed.

6. Stock bore and stroke, cylinder must not exceed 0.030

over the original bore diameter.

7. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

8. Porting, polishing and billet head is allowed.

9. 5000 rpm maximum.

10. Gasoline or diesel only, no E85 or methanol.

11. Maximum wheelbase is 52” with the front axle not to

exceed the forward most part of the frame, whichever is

less. Maximum tractor length is 6’6” as measured from

center of rear axle to farthest most forward point.

12. Tractor must have hood and grill.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 26X12X12.

14. Tractor must have stock rear-end of a lawn and garden

type.

15. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

16. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame, only

modification for engine change allowed.

Big Stock

1. Single or Twin cylinder, complete stock motor only not

exceeding 25 HP from the OEM. Tractor must be

equipped with a functional Tiny Tach.

2. 0.330 Maximum cam lift on flathead engines and no more

than 10% over OEM stock V-Twin cam lift.

3. Maximum 1” venturi carburetor.

4. Air cleaner and filters are optional.

5. Throttle to be run through a working governor with factory

or man made positive stop mounted on engine block, (no

slippage).

6. Stock bore and stroke, cylinder must not exceed 0.030

over the original bore diameter.

7. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

8. Porting and polishing is not allowed.

9. 4000 rpm maximum.

10. Gasoline or diesel only.

11. Maximum wheelbase is 52” with the front axle not to

exceed the forward most part of the frame, whichever is

less. Maximum tractor length is 6’6” as measured from

center of rear axle to farthest most forward point.

12. Tractor must have hood and grill.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12.

14. Tractor must have stock rear-end of a lawn and garden

type.

15. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

16. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame, only

modification for engine change allowed.

Stock Diesel

1. Factory up to 3 Cylinder air or liquid cooled diesels (no cut

down 4 cylinder engines)

2. Diesel only (on road or off road fuel allowed, no additives)

3. No propane or nitrous.

4. No forced induction such as turbos, super chargers etc.

5. 60 cubic inch limit

6. Stock head for engine make and model, no external

welding except for repair.

7. No overhead cam engines

8. Stock bore and stroke, cylinder must not exceed 0.030

over the original bore diameter.

9. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

10. Porting and polishing is not allowed.

11. Stock OEM intake

12. Exhaust must exit up (stock exhaust manifold or custom

allowed)

13. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame, only

modification for engine change allowed. (side shields

must be a minimum of 1/16” steel or 3/16" aluminum).

14. Fuel pump and injector modifications are allowed but

must be original to the block

15. Kill switch must shut off electric fuel pump and shut down

the injection pump

16. Flywheel and clutch must be shielded 360 degrees with

1/8” steel or 3/16” aluminum.

17. Air cleaner and filters are optional.

18. 4000 rpm maximum, tractor must be equipped with a

working tachometer.

19. Wheelbase may be extended but is limited to the front

most part of the frame. The frame may not be stretched

in any way. The frame may be modified for motor

fitment.

20. Tractor must have hood, grill, and side panels.

21. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12.

22. Tractor must have stock rear-end lawn and garden type.

23. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed. No planetaries

allowed.

24. Weight limit with driver 1100lbs.

25. All other general rules apply.

Stock Altered

1. Engines may be 1 or 2 cylinders, single cylinder may not

exceed 50 cubic inches, Twins may not exceed 45.5

cubic inches. Single engine only, multiple engines are

not allowed.

2. Must have garden tractor type carburetor, 1.2” maximum

venturi. Maximum 1" carburetor standoff is allowed.

3. Stroke may be altered.

4. Porting and polishing allowed.

5. Stock valve diameters only for block being used.

6. No aftermarket blocks allowed.

7. Heads may be OEM stock, after market or billet for single

cylinder flathead engines. Head modifications are

allowed are allowed for V-Twins but head must be OEM.

8. Gasoline, diesel or alcohol.

9. Exhaust may be modified.

10. Engines may be changed.

11. Engine RPM may be modified. Over 4000 rpm requires

steel or billet flywheel with minimum 1/8”steel or 3/16”

aluminum 360 degree shield.

12. Camshaft modifications are allowed.

13. Engines must be naturally aspirated.

14. Tractor must have stock rear-end of a lawn and garden

type.

15. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

16. Clutch changes and modifications allowed.

17. Tractor width shall not exceed 60 inches. Maximum

tractor length is 96” as measured from center of rear axle

to farthest most forward part.

18. Tractor must use stock garden tractor type frame.

19. Tractor must have hood and grill.

20. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12.

Super Stock

1. Maximum engine displacement: 55 cubic inches, single

or twin cylinder, 70 cubic inches for diesel.

2. After market blocks allowed for gas and alcohol only.

Diesel must run factory bocks and heads modifications

allowed

3. All other modifications allowed.

4. All gas and alcohol must be naturally aspirated.

5. Diesel can run no more than a single turbo.

6. Engine RPM may be modified. Over 4000 RPM requires

steel or billet flywheel with minimum 1/8 inch steel or

3/16” aluminum 360 degree shield.

7. Gas, diesel, or alcohol only. Diesel may be fuel injected.

No pressurized gas, alcohol, or nitrous.

8. Diesel may run water injection only (no additives).

9. Transmission and rear-end shall be lawn and garden

tractor type.

10. Transmission gear ratio changes allowed.

11. Tractor width shall not exceed 60 inches. Maximum

tractor length is 96” as measured from center of rear axle

to farthest most forward part.

12. May use stock garden tractor type frame or custom.

13. Tractor must have hood and grill.

14. Maximum drive tire Size: 26x12x12.

Motorcycle (Small Bike and Big Bike)

Rules for the two Motorcycle classes are the same. Block

size shall not exceed 650cc, Small Bike or 1200cc, Big Bike

from OEM.

1. All other modifications allowed.

2. Homemade type tractors are permitted.

3. Engines shall not exceed 4 cylinders.

4. Gas or alcohol only.

5. Hood and grill are optional.

6. Tractor shall be equipped with a minimum 3/8 inch cable

securely attached to differential housing or frame,

extending around hitch point so that it lies within sled

hook.

7. Naturally aspirated engines only.

8. Tractor width shall not exceed 60 inches. Maximum

tractor length is 8’ as measured from center of rear axle

to farthest most forward part.

9. All rotating parts must to shielded 360 degrees with

minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum except for drive

chains. Drive chains must be shielded top 180 degrees

with minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum the width of

the chain. Frame rails may be considered shielding if

made from appropriate material and thickness.

10. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12.

Outlaw/Battery Electric

1. Weight – 1450

2. Gas, alcohol or diesel fuel only.

3. Any frame, rear end setups, or transmission setup.

4. Tractor width shall not exceed 60 inches. Maximum

tractor length is 8’ as measured from center of rear axle

to farthest most forward part.

5. Motor Restrictions – Maximum of 6 cylinders per tractor,

with maximum of 3 cylinders per motor (exception 4

cylinder motor cycle engine), no automotive engines

allowed. Total of 6 cylinders total always applies.

6. 1 Supercharger or 1 turbocharger is allowed per tractor.

7. All turbochargers exhaust and compressor housings will

be shielded 360 degrees with 1/8-inch steel or3/16” inch

aluminum. Exhaust pipe will have 2-3/8 inch grade 5

bolts and will be 90 degrees from each other, and not

more than 1 inch apart vertically.

8. Supercharger Mounting Restraint – The restraint system

shall consist of 4 separate straps, one on each corner of

the supercharger, with each strap securely fastened to

the engine by means of its own attachment bracket.

Each bracket must use minimum 5/16-inch grade 5 bolt.

10. Flywheel – lawn & garden engines; same flywheel rules

apply. NO REVVING OVER 4000 RPM’S UNLESS

USING A BILLET FLYWHEEL.

11. Tractor shall be equipped with minimum 3/8-inch cable

securely attached to differential housing or frame,

extending around hitch point so that it lies within sled

hook.

12. All other general shielding rules apply.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12

14. Dual wheel and all wheel drive allowed

15. ATV’s are not allowed.

The next section will address Battery Electric these

tractors will pull with the Fueled Outlaw tractors.

1. Motors must have a motor shield, minimum 1/8” steel or

3/16” aluminum.

2. Each battery or battery pack must be secured with bolts

and/or straps commensurate with the size and weight of

the battery.

3. Flooded Batteries must be completely enclosed. AGM/Gel

and Lithium batteries do not require this.

4. All traction wiring must be isolated from the chassis.

5. All battery packs must have over-current protection.

Circuit breakers or fuses permitted. Device must have a

DC voltage rating equal to or greater than the nominal

pack voltage.

6. All tractors must have a visible indication of a ‘live’ tractor.

7. Traction battery pack must be physically disconnected

when switch is in the off position. Electrically or

mechanically operator contactor is allowed. The “kill

switch” or safety contactor may not routinely open or

close under load. Semiconductors or controller shutdown

are not sufficient.

8. Must get power only from the batteries while the pull is in

progress (no Hybrid Designs)

Mini Rod 4-cyl

1. Engine must be OEM block not to exceed 4 cylinders, all

other modifications allowed.

2. Homemade type tractors are permitted.

3. Gas, alcohol, or diesel only (1 lb. propane/butane may be

added to diesel only)

4. All tractors with flywheels must have SFI approved

housings or the clutch, pressure plate and flywheel must

be shielded 360 degrees with minimum 1/4 inch steel or

3/8 inch aluminum.

5. Flex plates must have SFI approved shield or minimum

1/4 inch steel or 3/8 inch aluminum, 4 inch wide shield on

top 180 degrees.

6. All rotating parts must to shielded 360 degrees with

minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum except for drive

chains. Drive chains must be shielded top 180 degrees

with minimum 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum the width of

the chain. Frame rails may be considered shielding if

made from appropriate material and thickness.

7. All automatic transmissions shall have SFI approved

scatter blanket or scatter shield or be shielded 360

degrees with minimum 1/4inch steel or 3/8 aluminum.

8. Tractor shall be equipped with a minimum 3/8inch cable

securely attached to differential housing or frame,

extending around hitch point so that it lies within sled

hook.

9. Superchargers and turbochargers are allowed.

10. All turbochargers exhaust and compressor housings will

be shielded 360 degrees with 1/8 inch steel or 3/16”

aluminum. Exhaust pipe will have 2-3/8 inch grade 5

bolts and will be 90 degrees from each other, and not

more than 1" apart vertically.

echaust pipe Vertical bolts v2  echaust pipe bolts

11. Supercharger Mounting Restraint. The restraint system

shall consist of 4 separate straps, one on each corner of

the supercharger, with each strap securely fastened to

the engine by means of its own attachment bracket.

Each bracket must use a minimum 5/16 inch Grade 5

bolt.

12. Tractor width shall not exceed 60 inches. Maximum

tractor length is 8’ as measured from center of rear axle

to farthest most forward part.

13. Maximum drive tire size: 26x12x12.

Hot Rod 8-cyl

Rules for the Hot Rod class are the same as the Mini Rod

class with the following exceptions.

1. Engine must be OEM block not to exceed 8 cylinders.

2. Naturally aspirated engine only.

3. All other modifications allowed.

Points System and Purse Payout

1. Points will be awarded at all LSGTPA sponsored pulls

where a hook fee is collected.

2. Standings will be determined by the distance pulled.

3. Points will be awarded for each class.

3a. There must be three different tractors competing

in three different events to make a class for points

championship.

4. Points will be awarded as follows:

1st place.............30

2nd place............29 etc.

16th and below...15

5. If there is a tie in the distances for tractors not placing 1st,

2nd, or 3rd; points will be split between the tractors with

the identical distances. If multiple tractors are to receive

last place points the points will be divided in a like

manner. i.e. Tie for 5th and 6th place: 26 + 25= 51/2 =

25.5 Distances ties between 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will be

decided by a pull off.

6. Disqualified pull attempts will be awarded last place

points or points for position placed if there is more than

one hook. If a tractor is disqualified during a pull off, it

will fall to last place in the pull off.

7. If tractor is disqualified for tech infraction, zero points will

be awarded for the pull.

8. All points remain with the tractor, not the driver. If tractor

is run twice in the same class, tractor will only receive

points for the highest placing position. i.e. If the same

tractor places 2nd and 3rd in a class, tractor will be

awarded 2nd place points, 4th place tractor will receive 3rd

place points, 5th-4th place etc.

9. If points are tied at end of season; points champion will

be determined by number of first place finishes, if still

tied, champion will be determined by number of second

place finishes. If still tied, calculate the total footage

pulled for the year, largest footage total wins. Puller must

attend three pulls during the season to receive trophy if

awarded points champion. There also must be three

different tractors in the class to receive the points

championship.

10. If Club is paid for an event, hook fees will be collected

and points awarded for the event.

11. The two lowest pull points will be dropped from each

tractor’s points total when determining points total at end

of year.

12. $5 of every hook fee will be subtracted and not included

in the 80% pay out. Hook fee payout for the 80%

payback of all hook fees in the class and added monies

will be as follows:

Fees will be paid to pullers for the top 3 places only.

1st = 50%, 2nd = 35%, 3rd = 15%

If two tractors in a class.

1st = 60%, 2nd = 40%

If one tractor in a class.

1st = 100%

13. Pull winnings must be picked up the day of the pull.

Otherwise they will be held till the end of the year and if

not picked up will be donated to the LSGTPA.

14. A tractor must be driven out to the track under its own

power and attempt to pull the sled in order to receive

points. If unable to do so, no points will be awarded.

15. Mistakes in a tractors’ placing at competitions due to

errors later discovered will be corrected as follows.

Pull Distances - Will be corrected

Points - Will be corrected.

Trophies/Plaques/Ribbons - Will be returned and

given to the correct tractor.

Purse Monies paid will be corrected as:

Pulls with no added money: Treasurer will

pay from Club funds hook fee prize monies to the

rightful winner(s). Prize monies incorrectly given to a

tractor will not have to be returned.

Pulls with Added money: At added prize money

pulls, added monies paid to a tractor in error must

be paid back and paid to the rightful winner. Hook

fee prize monies will be corrected like pulls with no

added money.

16. Exhibition pulls receive no points or winnings.

Protest

1. All legal complaints and protests shall be presented to a

Director along with a $50.00 deposit.

2. After the event is over, if the tractor passes, the deposit

will be forfeited. Protest fee will then be given to

protested tractors owner/driver. If tractor is found to be

illegal, all protest fees will be refunded to the protestor.

3. If tractor is found to be illegal, all points and prize

winnings will be forfeited for the tractor that day and the

tractor and possibly driver will be suspended for two

consecutive points pulls and all pulls scheduled in

between as determined by the Board.

4. Only owners or drivers in a class may protest.

5. Protest for any thing must be made the same day as the

pull no more than 30 minutes after the last hook. After the

directors have left the facility, the abilities to protest have

expired.

6. A protest form must be completed.

7. Upon completion of protest form and deposit, a Director

will inform tractor owner/driver.

8. After receiving a protest request, tractor will be placed in

the staging area or other designated area.

9. Person designated by tractor Owner/Driver will tear down

tractor.

10. Those present during tear down will be Owner/Driver and

Club official(s).

In Loving Memory of:

Tom Byers

Tom Cleveland

Bill Halter

Larry Little

Charles Lewis

Charles Pope

W.F SkeetDegner

 

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