1. Contest is open to two-wheel drive, rubber tire tractors. No dual wheels, chains, studs or paddle tires allowed. No fluid in tires. No wheel weights.
2. All drivers under 18 years of age must have a parental/guardian signed consent form on file in order to pull. Driver must be able to operate and control tractor.
3. All tractors are subject to safety, engine, and/or fuel checks as deemed necessary by head officials.
4. Hitch height is 13" in all classes. Must have stationary hitches in all directions. No sliding hitches.
5. Tires may be no larger than 26x12x12 in all classes.
6. All tractors must have a hood and grill, except in the hotrod class.
7. No pressurized fuel tanks or nitrous oxide allowed. Electric fuel pumps allowed in all classes.
8. Loose clothing must be tucked in and jackets zipped up.
9. It is mandatory that all drivers attend any drivers meeting that may be held by promoter and/or track officials.
10. No portion of tractor may interfere with the hitch of sled during pull. Chain and kill switch must be easily hooked without interference.
11. No portion of tractor may exceed 6 feet wide or any portions extend more than 7 feet in front of centerline of rear axle or 2 feet behind centerline.
12. Non-members do not receive points. Even if the tractor is a member, with the exception of benefit pulls only.
13. Must keep same tractor frame during pulling season in order to keep points.
14. No welding heads in any stock class.
15. JUDGMENT CALLS BY TRACK OFFICIALS, (flagger, hooker, and sled rider), ARE FINAL AND NON-APPEALABLE.
16. All fair pulls will be ONE hook only.
1. The track layout will be 200 foot long and a min of 20 feet wide with a 40 foot restart line and 50-foot "no man's land" for safety. Track will be marked accordingly. Track layout will abide by specs. Of Insurance.
2. During active competition, the only people inside the track, "no mans land", or behind flag man shall be track officials, active competitor, sled operator, CGTPA's Club Photographer and one (1) person from active competitors pit crew.
1. All tractors must be operated in a safe manner at all times. Tractors with only one seat will have only one occupant. This is to include tow and maintenance vehicles. Whenever tractor is under its own power, speed will be comparable to tow speed.
2. A capable person must be in the driver's seat whenever tractors engine is running.
3. Driver must remain seated for duration of pull attempt. No bouncing in seat.
4. During active competition, driver will have at least one hand gripping the steering wheel at all times and both feet on footrest.
5. Using the edge of fender for a grasping point at any time while pulling will result in a disqualification.
6. No part of the body should be below fenders when leaning back during pull attempt.
7. All pullers must wear helmets with chin strap fastened.
8. Flag man has the responsibility, during pull, to stop any pull attempt considered unsafe. FLAG MAN'S DECISION IS FINAL.
9. Tractor must be pushed back to sled to hook and must be shut off at end of pull for safety.
10. Alcohol users must wear a full fire suit (jacket and pants).
1. All tractors must have a secure seat with a 3 inch back or bar above foam padding with a 45° angle on the seat. Seat may not extend behind rear tires.
2. All tractors must have sturdy, safely secured fenders that will protect driver from the tires.
3. All tractors must have a safety device to prevent turnovers. This device is to have wheels or skid plates. Safety device must be strong enough to support weight of tractor. Wheelie bars/skid plate can not be more than 5 inches off the ground and needs to be 5 inches behind the tire.
4. The hitch shall be no more than class allows above the ground (including highest mounting point). No third arms. Hitch opening must be NO SMALLER than 1" for hook.
5. All tractors must have fuel lines either routed or suspended to keep them away from hot engine, engine components or steel braided.
6. All tractors must be equipped with a working pull out type of kill switch, which is capable of immediately shutting down the engine in case of accidental separation from sled during the course of competition. The kill switch must be located to the rear and above the hitch.
7. Stock Altered flywheels and starter pulleys must be billet steel or aluminum (no cast or stamped pulleys). No welded on fins. All starter pulleys must have a retaining device to keep pulley from coming off crankshaft. All tractors must have a "deadmans" throttle (I.E. Carb return spring assembly). All tractors must have a hood and grill. Exhaust pipes must face upward with opening at a 90 degree angle from body of tractor. NO turbo's, blower, or superchargers allowed. All tractors must be normally aspirated.
All tractors must have shielding over clutch, consisting of 1/16" steel or 3/32" aluminum. Stock Altered must have a scatter shield opposite camshaft side of motor. It must be a minimum of 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum. It must cover full height and width of block and be attached in a secure manner frame and head or head plate. All final drive belts must be covered to 180 degrees. All stock altered tractors must have flywheel and clutch shield of 360°.
All classes must run fuel with a specific gravity of .760 maximum, except alcohol burning tractors in their allowed classes.
Any tractor of any class may have fuel checked at discretion of track officials.
Alcohol users must wear a full fire suit, consisting of jacket and pants. Jacket must be zipped up and collar closed.
No late entries once class has started. Class is considered to be started once the first tractor is hooked to the sled.
All tractors must have secured weight brackets. Weights must be fastened securely. Rear weight brackets must run horizontally. No sitting on weights.
Weigh-in will occur before each pull attempt. Vehicle must have all safety equipment in place. No addition of weights allowed. Weights may be relocated without repercussion. All tractors must be lined up in order of pull behind 'no mans land" prior to the start of each class.
Total weight of tractor includes the weight of the tractor plus the driver. Track official's have the right to weight a tractor before and after the pull.
Membership dues are $10.00 per person.
All applications of membership will be reviewed and voted on by the Board of Directors of CGTPA, Inc. All applications reviewed and rejected by the "Board of Directors" are final. Monies will be returned to applicant for membership fees paid.
CGTPA, Inc. is a non-profit organization and all decisions concerning membership, rules, suspensions, procedures, etc. by majority vote of "Board Members" are final.
1. Points are awarded to tractor, not driver.
2. Driver must be a member for tractor to qualify for points.
3. Points will be calculated from top placing member regardless of non-member finishing places.
4. Points will be as follows: 8 points for first place, 6 points for second place, 5 points for third place, 4 points for fourth place, 3 points for fifth place, 2 points for 6th place and 1 point for hooking to sled. If you are entered in a class and tractor breaks down before you pull, you will be given 1 "Show" point for a paid entry in the class. This will be for 1 pull only. Tractor must be fixed at the next pull.
5. Same frame must be used for entire season in order to keep points.
6. In the case of a tie for end of the year points, the winner will be determined by the most pulls in that class and the most wins of the class for the entire pulling season.
1. Scratching from class prior to its start constitutes a refund of entry fee. Scratching from a class after it has begun shall not constitute a refund.
2. Vehicle may not be entered more than once per class.
3. Contest entry fees are fifteen dollars ($15.00) for members and twenty dollars ($20.00) for non-members.
1. Contestant must pull in the position drawn. In case of mechanical breakage, which has been confirmed by a track official, contestant may drop to last position. If breakage is not evident, puller may drop three positions. From the moment that both track and sled is prepared for competition, puller has two (2) minutes to hook and make his/her attempt to pull.
2. Two hundred feet (200') tracks will have false start line of forty feet (40') from start line.
3. One (1) restart per pull attempt will be allowed if either contestant stops attempt or breakage occurs prior to false start line.
4. Pull attempt is completed when: forward motion of sled ceases or, tractor is out of bounds or, tractor is signaled to stop due to insufficient safety or, when tractor has crossed finish line.
5. All vehicles must be neutral while being hitched to sled. During this time puller will show hands in clear view as proof of safety. At end of pull attempt, puller will do the same.
6. All pulls are to start with a tight chain.
7. There must be at least three tractors to make a class.
8. The 1st puller in each class DOES NOT have the option of dropping their first pull. If the sled is re-weighted after the class has started, the first puller has the option of coming back to restart the class. If he/she does not choose to come back in the first position, the second puller will start the class.
1. Test pull will be used when deemed necessary.
2. Sled operator has option to change gearing or weight after THREE tractors pull in each class.
1. Order of pull off will be in the order in which tractors made full pulls or tied distances.
2. In pull off situations, competitor does not have the option of dropping three positions. The only exception is contest malfunction.
3. If a pull off is not completed because of rain, curfew, and etc. purse money will be divided evenly among all those qualified for the pull off.
4. One attempt only in pull off. Any movement of sled is considered an attempt in the pull off.
REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATIONS
1. Decisions of the officials are final. Arguing with officials can/will result in event disqualification or suspension.
2. The Board of Directors will make a decision on capability of anyone who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If found unable to pull by board, they will be barred from participating during that pull.
3. Delays of contest will result in disqualification.
4. Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification.
5. Using edge of fender as a grasp point to obtain leaning leverage will result in disqualification. Sturdy handle may be installed for this purpose.
6. Excessive loss of liquid onto the track surface by a pulling tractor, either while hooked to the sled at the start line and not moving or while in forward motion and not due to internal breakage will result in disqualification. Excessive is defined as a steady or intermittent stream discharge onto the track, or a spot equivalent to more than 6 inches in diameter.
7. Loss of any equipment onto track during course of competition will result in disqualification.
8. During course of competition, tractor may not touch boundary lines or disqualification will result. However, the sled may go out of bounds without resulting in disqualification.
9. Any attempt to pull before the proper signal from the flagman will result in disqualification.
10. Any deliberate attempt to cause slack in chain while under green flag will result in disqualification.
11. All tractors will be available for inspection upon officials' request.
12. No intentional zig zagging on the track.
13. If caught with a High Hitch or to much weight after pull or prooved cheating by a official you will loose all points for that event and penalized 10 extra points, if in engine protest your engine is found illegal you will loose all points for that event and also all points accumulated for the year.
If deemed necessary, a puller and/or tractor may be placed on temporary or permanent suspension. Reasons include but not limited to: arguing with event officials, fighting, alcohol or drug abuse, illegal tractor advantages, unsportsmanlike conduct, or unsafe behavior. This pertains to tractor, driver, and owner.
1. Protestor must be able to advance positions in order to protest.
2. A tear down protest consists of a deposit of fifty dollars ($50.00) at time of protest, this protest is for head removal. Protest may be made by anyone competing in same class as tractor in question. Protested puller must match fifty dollars ($50.00) with the winning side being awarded the money. Association receives $10.00 of the protest money. A protest for all stock classes consists of $100 deposit for complete tear down at the end of pull event.
3. Protest must be within five (5) minutes of the conclusion of the class. If protested driver will not submit to tear down, he/she will be considered illegal and forfeits all purse, prizes, points, and the protest is considered failed. If the tractor is proven illegal the protest is considered failed. Tractor must be proven legal before being allowed to pull in any future events.
4. If a driver is protested in a class and is signed up for a later class, the tractor must be parked next to the scales and not touched until he/she has pulled in the other class. Then the tractor will be tore down.
5. Engine tear down consists of a complete teardown (check everything). At protestor's request fuel, may also be checked.
6. Tear down is by the owner or owner's mechanic. At the owner's request, the only witnesses to be: owner, owner's mechanic, protestor, and tech men.
7. A second failed protest to either owner or driver within one (1) year can result in suspension of one (1) year from time of second protest.
8. If tractor is found illegal all accumulated points to that date will be lost.
The 2015 C.G.T.P.A. Inc. rules are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of the motor sport events held by the organization and to reduce the risk of injury to participants and spectators. It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to ensure that his/her conduct and equipment comply with the rules and regulations of the C.G.T.P.A. Inc., as they may be amended from time to time. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication or compliance with these rules. These are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are no way a guarantee against injury or death to pullers, spectators, or others.
CGTPA, Inc., a non-profit organization that reserves the right by majority vote of "Board Members" to refuse right to any person from participating in any said event without any repercussion.