Tractor & Truck Pulling

Tractor Pulling

  1. Thursday, 10:00 am.
  2. Friday, 10:00am and 6:00 pm.
  3. Saturday, 10:00am and 6:00 pm.

SPONSORED BY: VT Tractor Pullers Assoc.

SUPERINTENDENT: Diane Norris, 897-7014

RULEBOOKS: Check website for individual class rules

www.vttractorpuller.com

CONTACT

  1. Paul Gaboriault, 603-443-3319
  2. Shawn Beeman, 802-324-3626

Thursday (day show)

Start pulling 10:00 a.m.

Antique

3000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

3500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

4000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

4500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

5000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

5500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

6000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

8000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

9000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

10,500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

Friday (day show)

Start pulling 10:00 a.m.

Youth (ages 8-14)

950# Trophies only

Adult Stock (Ages 15+) Single Cylinder

1100# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Ages 15+) Multi Cylinder

1100# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Ages 15+) Single Cylinder

1200# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Ages 15+) Multi Cylinder

1200# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Sport Stock

1050# $35-$30-$25-$20-$15

ATV

1150# Stock- trophies only

1250# Stock- trophies only

1300# Stock- trophies only

Youth (ages 8-14)

1050# Trophies only

Super Stock Open

1100# $50-$45-$35-$25-$20

Pro Diesel

1100# $55-$50-$40-$30-$25

Sport Stock

1150# $35-$30-$25-$20-$15

Super Stock Open

1200# $50-$45-$35-$25-$20

Pro Diesel

1200# $55-$50-$40-$30-$25

4 Cylinder Mod (2 hooks)

(Purse TBD)

Enhanced Antique (7mph)

6000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

Friday (evening show)

Start time 6:00 p.m.

6500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

5800# $80-$70-$50-$40-$30

6200# $80-$70-$50-$40-$30

6800# $80-$70-$50-$40-$30

$40-$30-$20-$20-$10

$40-$30-$20-$20-$10

2.6/3.0 Pro-Diesel Trucks (2 hooks)

$250-$200-$130-$90-$80

2WD Mini Truck

4200# $150-$125-$100-$75-$50

4400# $150-$125-$100-$75-$50

VT 8 Minis

Class A (1 hook) $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

NYTPA Sanctioned Super Farm and Limited Pro Tractors at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday (day show) start time at 10:00 a.m.

Farmstock

8000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

9000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

11,500# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

13,000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

15,000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

16,500# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

18,000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

20,000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

22,500# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

25,000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

Open 4WD

$90-$80-$70-$60-$50

Hot Farm

9,500 Hot (Purse TBD)

11K Hot $105-$90-$70-$50-$35

Altered Farm

6500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48

7500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48

8500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48

Super Stock 4x4 Pickup Trucks (1 hook)

6000# $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

(1 hook) $130-$105-$80-$55-$30

Pro Stock $200-$130-$90

Single Engine Mod Tractors (1 hook)

(Purse TBD)

Saturday (evening show) start time 6:00 p.m.

Hot Farm

15K Hot $105-$90-$70-$50-$35

13K Hot $105-$90-$70-$50-$35

Altered Farm

9500# $288-$230-$150-$104-$92-$81-$69-$58-$46-$35

11,000# $288-$230-$150-$104-$92-$81-$69-$58-$46-$35

12,000# $288-$230-$150-$104-$92-$81-$69-$58-$46-$35

Super Stock 4x4 Pickup Trucks (1 hook)

6200# $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

VT 8 Minis

Class A (1 hook) $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

(1 hook) $130-$105-$80-$55-$30

Pro Stock

$200-$130-$90

Single Engine Mod Tractors (1 hook) (Purse TBD)

NYTPA Sanctioned Super Farm and Limited Pro Tractors at 7:00 p.m.

VTPA GENERAL RULES

Operators

  1. Due to insurance requirements, youth under the age of 16 need to have a certified or notarized copy of their birth certificate on file with the VTPA before signing up at an event.
  2. Must have written permission of owner or parent/guardian in under eighteen years of age.
  3. NO ALCOHOLIC beverages/drugs before or during events for operators and/or crew members.
  4. Must remain seated, be in full control, and operate in a safe manner at all times.
  5. All participants must be able to handle their pulling vehicle safely by themselves.
  6. Long pants, shirt and closed toe shoes required. No sandals. No Shorts.
  7. A W-9 form must be on file with VTPA before a purse check is issued.

Pulling

  1. Pulling position will be at sign-up discretion.
  2. First vehicle will be test puller only. Test puller may take pull if sled is properly adjusted, or may re-pull immediately, or may re-pull in third position or last position. If sled is reset, then no other vehicle will be test puller.
  3. All decisions on re-pull must be made prior to pulling away from sled.
  4. All pulls start with a tight hitch, no jerk pulls permitted.
  5. Competitor is allowed 2 attempts for the pull.
    1. For Garden Youth and Adult Stock classes and ATVs, if a vehicle is shut down within 25 feet of the start line, then the puller may make a second attempt.
    2. For Garden Sport Stock, Super Stock, and Pro Stock Diesel classes, if a vehicle is shut down within 50 feet of the start line, then the puller may make a second attempt.
    3. For 3.5 mph and 7 mph Antique Tractors classes, if a vehicle is shut down within 75 feet of the start line, then the puller may make a second attempt.
    4. For All Farm Tractor, Truck, and V8 Mini classes, if a vehicle is shut down within 100 feet of the start line, then the puller may make a second attempt. Drivers must make a noticeable attempt to stop before shut down line. Second attempt will count.
  6. Operators have the option of spotting the sled on the starting line.
  7. Judges have the option of moving starting line between classes.
  8. Any portion of the vehicle touching boundary line during pull will result in disqualifcation. Sled can touch out of bounds lines without disqualifcation to vehicle/driver. There is no out of bounds past the full pull mark within safe limits, and/or the fagger’s discretion.
  9. Vehicles that are being repaired or readied for pull and that miss their turn, will pull last.
  10. Vehicles must be stopped immediately on signal from track ofcial.
  11. Vehicles must be in neutral or park when hitching or unhitching.
  12. NO PASSENGERS. This applies to track and pit area, pulling vehicles and pit vehicles unless the pit vehicle is manufactured for more.
  13. No pulling vehicle shall be left unattended while it is running.

    GENERAL

  14. Driver age must be:
    1. In the Garden Youth classes, drivers must be youth ages 8 – 14 years of age.
    2. In the Garden Adult Stock classes, drivers must be at least 12 years or older with written parental consent.
    3. In the Garden Sport Stock class, drivers must be at least 14 years or older with written parental consent. See Garden Sport Stock for age EXCEPTION.
    4. In the Garden Super Stock and Pro Diesel classes, drivers must be 16 years old or older and capable of operating the tractor in a safe manner.
    5. In the Garden ATV classes, when ofered, drivers must be at least 18 years old.
    6. In the Garden Team Pulling class, when ofered, must be at least 10 years old or older.
    7. 3.5 mph Antique Tractor classes, drivers must be at least 12 years old with written parental consent and Youth Tractor Safety Certifcate.
    8. In the 7 mph Antique, Farm Stock, Hot Farm, and Altered Farm Tractor classes, 2 WD Mini Truck classes, and V8 Minis classes, drivers must be 16 years old or older. Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission.
    9. In the Street Legal Pure Stock, Street Mod, Super Stock 4x4, Work Stock Diesel, 2.5 Diesel, and 2.6 Pro Diesel Truck classes, driver must be 16 years old or older licensed driver.
  15. Violation of any rule will constitute disqualifcation. The punishment of the violation will be up to a panel of judges (See Rule #4). Grievance will be discussed at that point, with the judges’ decision being fnal.
  16. All operators or representatives are required to attend meeting at the scales prior to event time.
  17. Contest will be governed by three or more judges with all decisions fnal. Judges (consisting of fag person, tech personnel, sled operator, pull supervisor and/or VTPA ofcers/directors in attendance) may stop and/or disqualify any operators not operating safely. Refunds of entry fees will be at the judge’s discretion.
  18. No pit crew or operator coaching on track. Coach must maintain a safe distance from tractor. a. For Garden Youth classes, only one adult may accompany a youth driver onto the track. This coach may assist the driver in getting in position, hooked to the sled, tightening the chain, and selecting the proper gear. The coach must then step behind the white boundary line before the faggers will display the green fags. Once the pull is under way, a coach may not touch the tractor or interfere with operation unless the driver needs assistance in stopping the tractor.
  19. Any operator, owner or pit crew disrupting the pull whether in the pit or on the track, will be cause for disqualifcation of that pulling vehicle from the class in question, all previous, and all subsequent classes for the remainder of the event. All trophies, ribbons, and/or purse will be returned to the steward immediately.
  20. Spectators and other operators not entered in class are not permitted on track area. Track area is defned as area within the white boundary lines and 3 feet outside of each white boundary line.
  21. Since reasonable rules cannot cover any and all eventualities, the discretion of the judges will prevail, including safety, operations, equipment, good sportsmanship and common sense. Safety will be paramount.
  22. All pulling vehicles must have functional breakaway kill switches. This will apply to all classes except Garden Youth and Adult Stock Tractors, 3.5 mph Antique Tractors, Farm Stock Tractors, and Street Legal Stock Trucks.
  23. Any loss of weights or safety equipment while hitched to the sled will result in disqualifcation with exception of test puller.
  24. No moving of weights between tractors within the same class.
  25. Once sled is staged at the start line, pulling vehicle will have 2 minutes to make an attempt to pull the sled.
  26. Pulling vehicle may be disqualifed for delay if pulling vehicle takes more than 2 minutes to hook.
  27. All vehicles will be teched and subject to random teching at any event.
    1. Tech inspectors have the authority to inspect for enforcement of any rule at any time. These inspections may be on all vehicles at an event or all vehicles in a certain class, but may not single out certain competitors unless there has been an ofcial protest made against them.
    2. Tech inspectors have the authority to inspect for enforcement of any rule at any time. These inspections may be on all vehicles at an event or all vehicles in a certain class, but may not single out certain competitors unless there has been an ofcial protest made against them.
  28. NOS (nitrous oxide) or propane injection fuel are illegal in all divisions INCLUDING street legal trucks.
  29. All competing vehicles must have adequate brakes according to their class rules.
  30. No tire chains, studded tires or duals.

Farm Stock

Driver Eligibility

  1. General rules apply
  2. Age: Driver must be 16 yrs of age or older. Those under 18 yrs of age must have written parent/guardian permission.

Safty

  1. Stabilizer bars or wheelie bars are required and must meet VTPA specifcations (refer to diagram in back of book)
  2. A dead man throttle is not required: however drivers are advised that one can be easily rigged using a rubber shock strap.
  3. All stock farm tractors will be required to be shut of by factory ignition or throttle shut of. (Explanation: no stalling of engine while in gear for shut of.) Will be checked during inspection or at discretion of ofcials.
  4. A tractor is required to have at least a fully charged 2 ½ lb fre extinguisher on board in reach of operator. A functional gauge on the fre extinguisher is required.
  5. The third link of three-point hitches will not be used in any way to stabilize the draw bar. There must be a dead man zone of 18“ in height and 6” wide from the top of the draw bar

Chassis/Engines

  1. All tractors must be stock-blocked for the series tractor. Engine must be of original type or factory replacement. Original style hood and grill must be in place.
  2. Turbo chargers, intercoolers, superchargers, torque converters, automatic shifts, etc. are permitted provided such are original equipment for that series.
  3. All exhausts must either discharge vertically with a minimum 18” straight pipe or mufer in working condition or discharge through a factory underslung exhaust system in working condition.
  4. Engine RPMs not to exceed 2600 rpm and governor must have a stop. Tractors in weight classes up to and including 10,000 pounds will be allowed a maximum of 150 HP. Tractors in weight classes from 11,500 pounds up to and including 16,500 pounds will be allowed a maximum of 200HP. This RPM and HP limit will be tested and strictly enforced. Violators will be disqualifed if checked after pull and do not pass.
  5. All stock farm tractors will be required to have a stock air flter system including flters.
  6. Must have rock shaft and housing or OEM top cover and working hydraulics unless tractor came from factory without. Must have working PTO and stock draw bar used for hitching device.
  7. Fuel must be pump#1 /#2 diesel only. Soy/biodiesel allowed. Or pump gasoline.
  8. Nitrous oxide, propane, alcohol, nitro methane, methanol and all other oxygen carriers and fammables are prohibited.
  9. Water injection is not permitted

    Hitches

  10. Draw bar height for classes under 9000 pounds will be a maximum of 19”, and for classes over 9000 pounds will be a maximum of 21”. Maximum length of draw bar is 22” from center line of axle housing for under 9000 pound and less tractors and a maximum of 36” from center line of axle housing for 9000 pound and more tractors. Measured from center line of axle to hook point.
  11. Drivers must provide their own hitching device or clevis with a minimum hole size 3” x 3 ¾” - 1” thick steel minimum.

    Tires

  12. All tractors with rubber tires are permitted. No sharpened or cut tires. Tire studs or chains not permitted. Dual tires are required on 2WD tractors in 4WD class as long as duals are held together by at least 4 connectors. In weight classes of 18,000 pounds or greater tractor and driver can not weigh less than 1,000 pounds of the minimum weight of that class. (ie in the 18,000 pound class, tractor and driver can not weight less than 17,000 pounds)

    Added Weight

  13. All weight must be safely secured to the tractor, and not interfere with hitch. Weight is not to exceed 24” forward of the front most portion of the tractor. Any ballast or external parts lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for disqualifcation. No weights may be moved from one tractor to another competing in the same class during that class. No portion of tractor may interfere with sled or sled hitch during a pull. Hitch needs to be visible for hitching and unhitching.
  14. All tractors weighed at event

Weight Classes

8,000lbs 9,000lbs 11,500lbs 13,000lbs 15,000lbs 16,500lbs

Misc

  1. No mixing of classes until 18,000lbs class.
  2. Tractors not qualifying for the Farm Stock class will be asked to participate in the Hot Farm class with proper safety equipment.
  3. Competition rules (not safety rules) are frozen for one year (2014 pulling season)

Driver Eligibility

  1. General Rules apply.
  2. Minimum 16 year old licensed driver.

Safety

  1. OEM seatbelt or better must be worn.
  2. Driver must wear a DOT approved helmet with a chin strap fastened and remained fastened until vehicle is unhooked from the sled.
  3. No passengers on track or in pit area.
  4. Fire Extinguisher recommended.

Vehicle Eligibility

  1. Must have current registration.
  2. Must have a current insurance card.
  3. Current inspection and inspectable condition.
  4. No jumping of classes.
  5. TRUCK LIMITED TO 2 HOOKS PER EVENT

Chassis/

  1. Stock is stock. No exceptions. Motor must be correct to chassis (Ford to Ford etc).
  2. Trucks must have four wheel working brakes.
  3. All trucks must have legal exhaust system (closed exhaust, headers and duel exhaust okay).
  4. Must have front and rear factory OEM bumpers. NO roll pans.

Engine and Drive Lines

  1. Factory fuel injection will be allowed.
  2. Factory set-ups only. Must be available of assembly line.
  3. After market air cleaners allowed.
  4. Must have OEM factory equipped transmission, transfer case, front and rear diferentials. Transmission brakes are prohibited.
  5. Fuel: Gasoline only. NO alcohol, methane, propane, nitrous oxide, or other performance enhancing additive is allowed

Hitches

  1. Maximum of 26” height. Reese style hitch, minimum class 3 (2x2 receiver), rigid in all directions.
  2. 6” riser maximum.
  3. No hooks to bumper or ball.
  4. Hitch must have a 3 ½” hole or have a twisted clevis (recommended bolted solid).
  5. Hook point must be the furthest point back of the truck.

Suspension

  1. No solid blocking must have a workable suspension. Air bags and timbrens allowed.
  2. No strapping of suspension.

Tires

  1. Tires must be DOT approved. No modifcations allowed i.e. no cutting, grooving etc. After market tires and wheels allowed.
  2. No studs, no tire chains and no duals.

Added Weight

  1. Weight in pick up box only.
  2. No weight up front, under hood or in cab.

Weight Classes

6500 lbs with driver, 7000 lbs with driver and 7500lbs with driver.

TRUCK LIMIT TO 2 HOOKS EVENT