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					2012 OUTLAW HOT ROD PULLERS RULES & REGULATION REFERENCE BOOK


 2012 OFFICIAL RULES & REGULATIONS
            REVISION 2012




    It is the duty and responsibility of all
 participants to read and obey the following
             rules and regulations.

          OFFICIAL SIGNED BOOK




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          3 MINUTE RULE pg.5
          APPROVED FUELS pg.5
          ASSOCIATION RIGHTS pg.5
          BACK-UP LIGHT SYSTEM pg.5
          BRAKES/STEERING pg.5
          CHAIN DRIVE pg.6
          CHEATING pg.6
          COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS DEVISES pg.6
          DEFLECTION SHIELD pg.6
          DRAWBAR pg.7
          DRIVER CHECK IN pg.7
          DRIVER PARTICIPATION pg.7
          DRIVERS AGE pg.7
          DRIVERS MEETING pg.8
          DRIVERS PPE GEAR pg.8
          DRIVERS SAFETY GEAR pg.8
          DRUGS AND ALCOHOL pg.8
          ELIGIBILITY pg.8
          ENGINE FANS pg.8
          ENGINE STARTER pg.8
          ENTRY pg.9
          ENTRY TRAILER pg.9
          EQUIPMENT LOST WHILE PULLING pg.9
          EQUIPMENT STANDARDS pg.9
          EXHAUST SYSTEMS pg.10
          FIRE EXTINGUISHER pg.10
          FRONT END pg.10
          FRONT SKID/FRONT AXLE SUPPORT pg.10
          FUEL LEAKS pg.10
          FUEL LINES AND FITTINGS pg.10
          FUEL SHUT OFF pg.10
          FULL PULL pg.11
          GRIEVANCES pg.11
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          HARMONIC BALANCER/HUB pg.11
          HOOKING TO THE SLED pg.11
          HOT RODING/ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR pg.11
          INSURANCE pg.11
          KILL SWITCH pg.12
          LATE DRIVER pg.13
          LENGTH/WIDTH OF TRACTOR pg.13
          MEMBER PARTICIPATION pg.13
          MEMBERSHIP pg.14
          MID-SEASON TRACTOR REBUILD pg.14
          MULTIPLE DAY PULL pg.15
          NEUTRAL START SWITCH pg.15
          NUMBER 1 PULLER pg.15
          OUT OF BOUNDS pg.15
          OUTLAW STAFF pg.16
          PAY OUTS pg.16
          PAYOUT CHECKS pg.16
          PERSONNEL ON THE TRACK pg.17
          POINT’s pg.17
          PRESSURIZED FUEL BOTTLE pg.17
          PROCEDURES pg.17
          PROTESTING A TRACTOR pg.18
          PULL BACK DEVICE pg.18
          PULL OFF pg.18
          PULLING pg.19
          PULLING TRACK pg.19
          PUSH BAR pg.19
          RAIN OUT pg.19
          REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION pg.19
          ROLL BAR pg.20
          ROLL BARS/SEAT BELTS pg.20
          RULES VIOLATIONS pg.21
          SAFETY VIOLATIONS pg.21
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          SEATS AND FENDERS pg.21
          SLED BRAKES pg.22
          SLED BREAKAGE pg.22
          SLED CHANGE pg.22
          SLED INTERFERES pg.22
          SLED REPOSITIONING pg.22
          SLED RE-WEIGHT pg.23
          STAGING AREA pg.23
          SUPER CHARGERS/TURBO CHARGERS pg.23
          THROTTLE LINKAGE pg.23
          TIRES/WHEELS pg.24
          TOWING pg.24
          TRACTOR APPEARANCE pg.24
          TRACTOR CLASSES pg.24
          TRACTOR MECHANICAL PROBLEMS pg.25
          TRACTOR NOT QUALIFYING FOR A CLASS pg.25
          TRACTOR RUNNING IN THE PIT AREA pg.25
          TRANSMISSIONS pg.26
          U-JOINTS pg.26
          VIDEOTAPING OR PHOTOGRAPHY pg.26
          WEIGHTS pg.27
          WHEELIE BAR pg.27




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          3 MINUTE RULE
          Contestants must pull at position drawn with 3 minutes to hook after sled is
          positioned and set. Any intentional delay may be cause for disqualification. If
          contestant cannot pull when the sled is ready, that puller will assume last pulling
          position.

          APPROVED FUELS
          Fuels that will be allowed are alcohol with tracer and racing fuel this rule is
          pending

          ASSOCIATION RIGHTS
          The Outlaw Hot Rod Pulling association reserves the right to suspend a
          competitor for any rules violation.

          Outlaw hot rod pulling association reserves the right to spot check any tractors at
          any time.

          Outlaw Hot Rod Pullers Association reserves the right to refuse any competitor
          the right to attend or participate at any event.

          All pulling vehicles must pass a tech inspection and meet all safety requirements
          before they can pull at any event. The Outlaw Hot Rod Pullers Assoc. retains the
          right to inspect any vehicle at any time. Refusal will result in disqualification.

          BACK-UP LIGHT SYSTEM
          A back-up light system (a white light is preferred with a minimum of 2 inches in
          diameter) must be mounted on the rear center of the tractor. An indicator light on
          the dash must be operated off the same system. These lights must be operated by
          the shift lever and indicate when the tractor is in reverse gear. No other lights will
          be allowed on the rear of tractor.

          BRAKES/STEERING
          All tractors will have working brakes and suitable steering
          .
          All tractors must be equipped with working rear wheel brakes




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          CHAIN DRIVE
          All tractors with chain drive shall have shielding 360 degrees around made of 1/8
          inch steel and will be allowed with an opening at the bottom of the shielding no
          more than 2 inches wider that diameter of the sprocket, ¼ inch below the bottom
          of the sprocket. Shields should be mounted by either welding or with a minimum
          of 4 grade 5 bolts, 3/8 inch diameter.

          CHEATING
          Anyone caught cheating will forfeit all points to date and be restricted from
          pulling at the next two events. This includes driver and tractor.


          COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS DEVISES
          No computers or electronic devises will be allowed that will control any
          mechanical operation of the pulling tractor.

          DEFLECTION SHIELD
          A deflection shield is required on both sides of the engine. This shield must
          extend the full length of the bock castings and be securely fastened. The
          minimum thickness is .060 inch for either steel or aluminum.

          Shields on mini rod engines shall be from the bottom of the heads (top of block)
          and extend to 2 inches below the bottom center throw of the crankshaft.

          Shields on 6 cylinder equipped tractors will extend 6 inches above and 6 inches
          below the center of the crankshaft.




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          DRAWBAR
          Minimum drawbar length of 6 inches from the center of the rear axle to the point
          of hook. Drawbar is to be stationary in all vertical movement. Maximum height
          is 13 inches from the top of the drawbar devices when parallel to the ground.
          Cross sectional thickness of the hitching device must be equivalent to ¾ inch flat
          stock and have at least a 2 inch in diameter circular opening. A safety cable is to
          go around the rear of the hitch opening and connect over the pinion or hook to
          something of equal strength; the cable must be a least 3/8 inch aircraft cable. The
          safety cable is not mandatory but suggested.

          All drivers must wear protective type clothing while operating a tractor, a driving
          suit is required and it must meet SFI-1 certified specifications. Pair of driving
          gloves that have a single layer of Nomex that meet SFI 3.3-1 standards, A Nomex
          head sock with single or dual eye port that meet SFI spec 3.3 standards, A full
          360 degree neck collar meeting SFI spec 3.3 and driving shoes that meet SFI 3.3-
          5 standards. The fire suit must be in good condition free from rips, holes and fit
          the driver properly. The driver will not be allowed to pull if their fire suit is not in
          good condition.

          Drawbar and cables will be checked at all events. All drawbars must be secured
          with at least 1 grade 5 bolt, ½ inch diameter.


          DRIVER CHECK IN
          All drivers must be present and checked in with the Outlaw secretary at least 1
          hour before the pull starts. A line up position will be drawn at this time.


          DRIVER PARTICIPATION
          A driver may not be allowed to participate for emotional or physical reasons. (i.e.
          including drinking or illness, etc)


          DRIVERS AGE
          All drivers will be fully capable of handling the tractor. All contestants under the
          age of 18 must have written consent of their parents and no one will be allowed to
          pull under the age of 16.




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          DRIVERS MEETING
          A drivers meeting will be held one hour before the start of each pull the location
          of the meeting will be told to the driver at check in.

          DRIVERS PPE GEAR
          All drivers must wear an S.E.M.A approved helmet with full face shield. The
          face shield on the helmet will remain down or in place before the puller may leave
          the line.

          DRIVERS SAFETY GEAR
          All drivers will wear driving suits, driving gloves, driving shoes, helmet, and full
          360 degree neck collar meeting SFI spec 3.3 and will conduct themselves and
          their tractors in a safe and responsible manner at all events.

          DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
          Any driver who presents him or herself under the influence of drugs or alcohol
          will be restricted from driving that day.


          ELIGIBILITY
          Eligibility for any points at any event depends on competitor paying entry fee and
          passing tech inspection. It is competitor’s responsibility to have a tech official
          inspect their vehicle.

          ENGINE FANS
          All engine fans must be shrouded with 24 gauge or thicker steel or 12 gauge
          thickness or thicker aluminum for 360 degrees. Electric fans are exempt.


          ENGINE STARTER
          All tractors will be equipped with a starter system other than pushing or pulling.
          This will be used unless breakage occurs.




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          ENTRY
          Each tractor may be entered in only two (2) classes.

          All contestants will draw for their pulling position at the time of entry.

          Classes in a given session will be run in the session, but not necessarily in the
          posted scheduled order.

          If a puller breaks on a previous class and cannot make pull order in the next
          session, the puller may check with track officials for extra time. It is the track
          official's decision to allow the puller to drop position.

          Once entries have closed, Outlaw team-mates only, which will be predetermined
          at the season’s start. Of have drawn numbers which makes back to back hooks the
          second vehicle will drop one position on the lineup sheet. The only place not
          permitted will be the last two hooks of the class.


          ENTRY TRAILER
          The entry trailer (or other designated site) opens for a minimum of two (2) hours
          prior to the start of each session and entry clerk will make him/her available for
          one (1) hour after the end of the session.

          EQUIPMENT LOST WHILE PULLING
          Any ballast of safety equipment lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for
          disqualification. If weights drag on the ground although they may still be
          attached to the tractor this will result in a disqualification unless it is caused by
          the sled.

          EQUIPMENT STANDARDS
          If for any reason equipment is not up to the association’s standards a driver will
          be allowed to pull, but must repair the suspect item before the next event. This
          does not include safety equipment




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          EXHAUST SYSTEMS
          All exhaust systems must discharge upward and not more than 45 degrees off
          plumb in any direction. The height is to be a minimum of 12 inches after the last
          bend in the pipe which discharges upward (measured from top of pipe to bottom
          of bend). All exhaust must be securely attached.

          FIRE EXTINGUISHER
          A fire extinguisher is required for all classes. Mini rods must be equipped with a
          2 pound (minimum) fire extinguisher, fully charged and in working condition
          with a current annual inspection tag it must also be convenient to the driver. A
          dry chemical or halon extinguisher must be used.

          FRONT END
          All tractors must have a wide front end with no less than 2 feet between front
          tires.


          FRONT SKID/FRONT AXLE SUPPORT
          Front skid/front axle support should have radius to prevent digging into track.
          Front axle support frame should be strong enough to support front end weight of
          tractor. Support should have a maximum of 2” ground clearance.

          FUEL LEAK
          Any tractor coming on the track with a fuel leak will be prohibited from pulling
          until repaired.

          FUEL LINES AND FITTINGS
          Approved fittings and lines must be used with alcohol fuel.

          FUEL SHUT OFF
          All fuel shut offs must be operative from the driver’s seat. A push-pull cable is
          recommended.



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          FULL PULL
          All pulls within the boundary lines and beyond the furthermost measurable point
          will be a full pull.

          GRIEVANCES
          Any grievances, concerns or possible rule changes by a member needs to be
          submitted to the president in writing no verbal statements will be accepted.

          HARMONIC BALANCER/HUB
          All engines will have a bolt in the front of the crankshaft to hold any type of
          harmonic balancer or hub onto the crankshaft. Harmonic balancers will be
          shrouded 360 degrees with no less then ¼ inch steel and be no more than 1 inch
          away in any direction. Balancers will have a strap across front of shroud and be
          mounted securely to engine.

          HOOKING TO THE SLED
          Tractors will be in neutral before hooking up to the sled, the driver will signal this
          condition by raising his/her hands.


          HOT RODING/ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR
          The officers and /or the promoters may prohibit anyone from pulling for a
          substantial reason, such as hot Roding or abusive behavior. There shall be no
          alcoholic beverages consumed on the track or in the pit before or during any
          event.


          INSURANCE
          Any driver participating at sponsored or co-sponsored events will be covered by
          insurance.




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          KILL SWITCH
          All tractors will have a rear mounted kill switch mounted above the drawbar hook
          point (maximum of 6 inches off center in any direction) and at least 30 inches
          above the ground. The ring should be easily accessible and have a minimum
          diameter of 1 inch.

          The kill switch will short out or kill the power to the ignition system and the
          electric fuel pump (if applicable).

          In the event that the kill switch kills the tractor, for any reason other than a sled
          malfunction, the pull will be measured at that point.

          All kill switches must be mounted independent of drawbar and/or wheelie bars.


          All pulling vehicles must have an automatic/ignition kill switch and/or air shutoff,
          in working order at all times. Track officials and/or tech inspectors must have the
          option of checking kill switches, as many times as they feel is adequate at any
          event.


          On a spark ignition engine, kill switch must break or ground the ignition circuit.


          On vehicles equipped with spark ignition engines and electric fuel pump(s) the
          kill switch must also break current to the fuel pump(s). Switch must be checked
          with the engine running.


          The breakaway kill switches must have attached to them a minimum of 1/8"
          cross-sectional thickness. The cable from the sled will be attached to this ring.


          Portion of the kill switch and mounting bracket(s) must be able to withstand 32
          pounds of pull per switch when pulled independently or collectively.


          Kill switch ring must be secured with a single nylon tie wrap (1/8"). The tie wrap
          must be broken for a re-pull. Addition: Competitor will be responsible for
          replacing the kill switch mechanism and securing the tie wrap once the kill switch
          is checked by tech official.




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          If vehicle has a kill switch or shutoff located in legal position, and during the pull
          it is pulled and the nylon strap brakes, and the presiding judge inspects and finds
          switch capable of operating properly under normal conditions, the vehicle will be
          allowed to re-pull immediately or drop six positions. Decision to drop must be
          made before the vehicle leaves the track. It is the puller's responsibility to see that
          an official checks the switch before leaving the track.


          All ignition engines must have bar type master switch for all motors in working
          order within easy reach of driver.


          LATE DRIVER
          After pulling positions are drawn and set, any puller wishing to enter must be
          cleared by track officials and pull in the last position.


          LENGTH/WIDTH OF TRACTOR
          No portion of any tractor may exceed 8 feet forward of the center of the rear
          wheel. No portion of any tractor shall exceed six feet in width

          MEMBER PARTICIPATION
          During the drivers meeting members will be asked to help with the event. We
          cannot use non-members to help because of insurance reasons. These positions
          can be worked on a per class bases or for that whole event. The list of positions
          needed but not limited to be as follows. A signup sheet will be available at the
          drivers sign in area for any volunteers wanting to help with the pull.

          Sled hook person, flag person, tee shirt sales person, distance person, video
          person and many other volunteers

          The driver who draws #1 pulling position will inspect the tractors in the following
          classes or find a substitute inspection person. The inspection person must be a
          minimum of 18 years of age and familiar with outlaw rules.

          The driver who draws #2 pulling position will flag the following class or find a
          substitute flag person. Flagger must be a minimum of 18 years of age and
          familiar with outlaw rules.

          The driver who draws #3 pulling position will hook the following class or find a
          substitute hook person. Person who is hooking tractors to the sled must be a
          minimum of 18 years of age.

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          The driver who draws #4 pulling position will be the Track Coordinator for the
          following class or find a substitute Track Coordinator. The Person who is the
          Track Coordinator must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

          The driver who draws #5 pulling position will be the Track official for the
          following class or find a substitute Track official. The Person who is the Track
          official must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

          MEMBERSHIP
          The association has two types of memberships.
          Non-competition membership, entitles you to, a membership card, and voting
          rights on changes. Cost $15.00

          Competitions membership, entitles you to all newsletters, a membership card,
          voting rights and hook points. Cost $35.00. A paid member must participate in
          50% of all Outlaw sanctioned pulls to qualify for the final pull off at the state fair
          or other location. A member must have their membership paid before they may
          participate in an event.

          An additional fee of $115.00 will be charged for insurance premiums and/or hook
          fee to members with tractors that will be competing.

          One time competition membership fee of $35.00 and a $20.00 fee per hook entitle
          you to a payout for each class entered. No award points are given for this type of
          membership

          If a tractor is entering in more than one event a full membership fee will be
          required. The onetime fee will be subtracted from the cost

          Once a puller has hooked to the sled, whether he/she can make a measurable pull
          or not he/she may not be refunded his/her membership/hook fee for that class.

          MID-SEASON TRACTOR REBUILD

          A person can rebuild existing tractor in mid-season and retain previous points
          with paid membership. Points go with vehicle not driver. All pulling tractors will
          be required to have an Inspection/Weight Certification sticker in place after being
          certified each season. Any mid-season modification will require being re-
          certified. This will be required each year.




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          MULTIPLE DAY PULL
          In the event of a multiple day pull at the same location, each day will be
          considered a separate event.

          NEUTRAL START SWITCH
          All tractors shall be equipped with a neutral start switch. On automatic
          transmission equipped tractors this means the engine will start only when the
          transmission is in neutral or park shift positions. On tractor with manual shifting
          transmissions the engine will only start when the clutch pedal is depressed
          (neutral switch or clutch disengagement switch).

          NUMBER 1 PULLER
          The number 1 puller has the option of a re-pull, if he so states to the judge before
          he unhooks from the sled, and must pull between the number 3, and number 4
          puller or last, if he elects to take his optional pull.


          OUT OF BOUNDS
          If a tractor goes out of bounds after 100 feet the tractor is disqualified and no
          measurement is taken. The tractor will be awarded 0 points and a $50.00 payout
          for the class. Should your tractor go out of bounds and you are the number 1
          puller, you have the option of one of the following:
          A. Immediate re-pull
          B. Dropping to the 3rd pulling position
          C. Dropping to the last pulling position

          Any other pulling position that goes out of bounds before 100 feet only has the
          option to immediately re-pull. In the event of a pull off, if a puller goes out of
          bounds the driver will be marked at the point and is not disqualified.

          If during a pull, any part of a tractor goes outside the track boundary lines, after
          100 feet, this will be cause for disqualification and the tractor will lose its second
          pull option. A test puller will be given an option hook. The sled may go out of
          the track boundary lines, but not the tractor.




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          OUTLAW STAFF
          One president, one secretary/ treasurer, and three (3) board of director’s will be
          elected from the membership for a two year term. Elections will be held at the
          end of term and results will be announced at the annual banquet/meeting, when
          held.

          PAY OUTS
          1925/1975 N/A class payouts per class

          1.   $120.00
          2.   $110.00
          3.   $100.00
          4.   $90.00
          5.   $80.00
          6.   $50.00
          7.   $50.00

          2000/2050 Blower class payouts per class


          1.   $150.00
          2.   $140.00
          3.   $130.00
          4.   $120.00
          5.   $110.00
          6.   $50.00
          7.   $50.00

          PAYOUT CHECKS
          All payout checks will be written to the driver of the tractors unless arrangements
          have been made with the treasurer before the start of the event

          All pay out checks can be picked up from the treasure after all checks have been
          written. A board member will be present at the entry trailer to answer any
          questions that a driver may have about their pay outs or points.




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          PERSONNEL ON THE TRACK
          Only authorized personnel will be permitted on the track during the pull.

          POINTS
          A points system will be used to award points to the tractor are as follows:

          1st place 30 points    6th place    20 points
          2nd place 28 points    7th place    18 points
          3rd place 26 points    8th place    16 points
          4th place 24 points    9th place    14 points
          5th place 22 points    10th place   12 points

          Any tractor hooking to a sled and making a measurable pull (over one foot) will
          be awarded 5 points and last place payout up to $50.00 for that class

          Any tractor not making at least one measurable pull during and event will not
          receive any points or payout for that event

          If a tractor, entered in two classes, has a break down during its first pull, the
          tractor will be awarded 5 points and last place payout up to $50.00for each class
          entered.

          Points must be obtained by vehicle. If frame, body, and/or design changes for
          mechanical reasons during the season, or ownership changes during the off-
          season, must be approved the Outlaw Hot Rod Association

          PRESSURIZED FUEL BOTTLE
          No oxygen, nitro, nitrous-oxide or oxidizers in any form will be allowed.

          No pressurized fuel bottle in any form will be allowed.


                                 PROCEDURES
          Upon arrival at the event, immediately go to the entry trailer designated to enter
          participants.

          Present Membership Card to entry clerk. The driver must hold a current card.
          Enter all classes in which you will be participating.

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          Competitors who are not current Competing Members will be able to pay their
          membership and insurance fees at the time of registration.

          The entry officials and/or presiding official have the authority to refuse and return
          entry fees and to revoke pit passes for any competitor they believe has
          fraudulently violated the entry procedure for any reason.

          Entries close one hour prior to the scheduled start of a session.

          A puller may enter late with permission of presiding officials. An event Official
          must be notified of the competitor’s intentions to compete before close of entries
          to be eligible for late entry.

          PROTESTING A TRACTOR
          Any contestant who feels another contestant’s tractor is illegal may protest that
          tractor by consulting the director or president in a respectful and considerate
          manner. All protest will be handled before or immediately after the pulling event.
          All expenses will be paid for by the party in the wrong.

          PULL BACK DEVICE
          All tractors will be equipped with a loop or hook on the front of the tractor to
          facilitate a pullback rope.

          PULL OFF
          In a pull off, after the first tractor has made a legal pull, all remaining tractors
          must hook onto the sled and pull at that weight. All full pulls or ties in
          measurements shall be decided by a pull off, or if in agreement may add the prize
          money of the places represented and split it.

          In a pull off each puller will hook in the order that they pulled in original class
          line up. No dropping of position is allowed in a pull off.


          If the track officials believe that an error has occurred in sled setting, pull-off may
          be restarted. In this case, the first puller may come right back or drop to the last.

          In a pull off, a floating finish line will be used for all competitors.




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          PULLING
          Pulling will be considered over when forward motion stops. Puller must stop
          immediately when red flagged or be disqualified.

          PULLING TRACK
          All officially sanctioned contests must have available a dirt track of not less than
          250 feet in length, not to exceed 400 feet, and not less than 25 feet wide.
          Spectators must be kept 35 feet or more from the track with a barrier.

          PUSH BARS
          Push bars are mandatory. The design should fully protect the rear of the tractor
          chassis and rear wheels. Exact specifications are left to builder.

          RAIN OUT
          In case of a rain out, if over half the classes are completed the event will be
          considered completed. The payouts will be divided up evenly to the tractors that
          were not able to pull in their classes. The event will be rescheduled, if possible, if
          half or less than half of the classes are not completed.

          In case of a rain out or safety concern after the event is started by the Board
          members. If over half the classes are completed the event will be considered
          completed. The payouts will be divided up evenly to the tractors and each tractor
          will be awarded 5 points. The event will be rescheduled, if possible, if half or less
          than half of the classes are not complete

          When a class has been officially presented, but must be called off because on any
          reasons, the purse and the points will be split equally for all competitors based on
          the number of entries in the class if the event cannot be rescheduled.

          REASONS FOR DISQUALIFICATION
          Out of bounds, this is described as any part of the pulling vehicle touching the
          white boundary line.

          Loss of weight under green flag




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          Loss or failure of safety equipment or equipment belonging to vehicle under green
          flag

          Illegal fuel

          Unsportsmanlike conduct-any competitor or crew member displaying
          unsportsmanlike conduct at any Outlaw sanctioned events whether verbal or
          physical will be reason for that team’s loss of points and purse for the event where
          the actions take place.

           Any second offence after official notification in writing by the Outlaw office will
          be cause for the competitor and team suspension for up to one year and ten days
          from date of infraction.

          Illegal Equipment

          Leaving the starting line under red flag

          Excessive argument with track official or board member

          Deliberate delay on event

          Attacking of official

          Intoxication of driver

          Track Official decisions are final. There is no appeal process. Disagreement will
          result in disqualification.


          Disqualifications will receive 5 points and last place pay out up to $50.00 for that
          class.

          Any tractor found to be out of compliance will be disqualified for that class only
          ROLL BAR
          All tractors must have roll bars of 1 3/8 inch diameter and a minimum of .050
          inch thickness or equivalent should be securely fastened to frame. Mounting
          should be either by welding or bolting using 2 grade 5 bolt of 3/8 inch diameter at
          each bar point.


          ROLL BARS/SEAT BELTS
          All tractors with roll bars must be equipped with seat belts and a shoulder harness,
          four points minimum.

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          RULES VIOLATIONS
          Any first time violation may result in disqualification from the event if deemed
          necessary by the board.

          Second time violation for the same in fraction will result in season long
          suspension.

          If there is more than one disqualification in a class, the last available money will
          be split equally among those disqualified.

          Anyone suspended will not be allowed in the track or pit area for the duration of
          the suspension. If vehicle is sold, vehicle will be allowed to pull, but suspended
          party must not be involved with the vehicle in any way.


          SAFETY VIOLATIONS
          Any safety violations or concerns found by a member needs to be reported to a
          board member or track official right away.

          SEATS AND FENDERS
          All tractors must have a substantial seat with a minimum of 4 inches of back
          support and firmly attached. A manufactured seat of equal strength is acceptable.
          Drivers will remain in the tractors seat with no bouncing, drivers feet will remain
          on footrests anytime the tractor is in motion at any event. Drivers will not leave
          their seat, for weight distribution, during the pull, or disqualification will occur.


          Tractors will have fenders. Fenders are to consist of a barrier between driver and
          tire. They must be adequately braced and have a secure frame around the drivers
          sides and back.

          All tractors must have a strong and rigid seat; all tip seats must be securely
          fastened while pulling. All seats must have side rails that are minimum of 4"
          above the edge of the seat, must extend a minimum of one-half the distance from
          the back of the seat to the front edge; minimum strength equivalent to 1/2" pipe. If
          fenders are 6" or greater above the seat, and are 6" or less from the seat, no seat
          side rails are required. Seats will be thoroughly inspected by officials.
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          All tractors must have a shield between the driver and the tire, (not necessarily
          fender), to consist of a solid barrier between driver and any part of the rear tires to
          be able to sufficiently support weight of the driver. The barrier must be a
          minimum of 6" wide at the bottom, increasing to a minimum of 36" wide at the
          top and the barrier must curl a minimum of 6" from vertical out over the tire in the
          same configuration as the tire.
          Fenders or tire shields must be constructed so that when the driver is seated and
          the hands are on the wheel, he/she cannot touch the rear tire with any part of
          his/her body.


          SLED BRAKES
          The sled operator may use sled brakes or remote tractor shut off if he feels it is
          necessary for safety. The individual pull will end at this point. A re-pull may be
          allowed depending on the track official’s decision.

          SLED BREAKAGE
          If the mechanical sled should break down during a class and cannot be repaired
          within a reasonable time, that class will be pulled over starting with the number 1
          puller.

          SLED CHANGE
          If a class restarts due to a sled change, pulling positions will also restart with the
          number 1 puller being the test puller.

          SLED INTERFERES
          No portion of the tractor or weights shall interfere with the sled or the sleds hitch
          during the pull.

          SLED REPOSITIONING
          Puller may spot the sled anywhere in bounds and behind starting line if they wish.
          This must be done while sled is coming back to the start line from the previous
          pull. Only one sled spotting is allowed.


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          SLED RE-WEIGHT
          A minimum of 2 pulls must be made before the sled is re-weighted. If the sled is
          re-weighted it must be done before the 3Th tractor pull or at the discretion of the
          sled operator and two board members.

          If the sled is re-weighted the number 1 puller again has the option of a re-pull. If
          the number 1 does not want to pull in the number 1 position the number 2 puller
          will assume the number 1 position and have his option of a re-pull. The original
          number 1 puller will assume the last pulling position.

          STAGING AREA
          All tractors /Drivers must be lined up and ready to pull in the staging area 15
          minutes before its class starts. The location of the staging area will be determined
          at the drivers meeting. If the tractor /Driver are not in the staging area before the
          start of the class the tractor can be disqualified or be moved to last position in the
          class.

          SUPER CHARGERS/TURBO CHARGERS
          All super charger drive components must conform to S.E.M.A. specifications.
          Optionally: super chargers drive units must be secured with a minimum of 1 inch
          cable on blower. Restraint must be a minimum of 3/16 inch air craft cable if used.
          All super chargers shall have a metal belt shield at the sides and top of belt. This
          shield, minimally, should be 1/16 inch. All turbo units must be shrouded with
          1/16 inch steel for 360 degrees around.

          THROTTLE LINKAGE
          All tractors will have a positive return throttle linkage. All throttles will have 2
          return springs mounted at the carburetor or injector.
          All pulling vehicles must be equipped with a dead man throttle. All throttles
          working in a forward-rearward direction shall be closed in the rearmost position.
          No hydraulic throttle linkage allowed. The throttle must be positive, two-way,
          mechanical linkage. All foot throttles must have a toe strap




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          All throttles on mini rods must be self-returning to the idle position when
          released.




          TIRES/WHEELS
          Tires are limited to 18.4 to 16.1”

          Wheels must be either steel or aluminum.

          TOWING
          Only the driver will be allowed on vehicle when it is being towed or driven.


          TRACTOR APPEARANCE

          All tractors will be clean and painted.


          TRACTOR CLASSES

          1750 lbs., aspirated only, carbureted or fuel injected. Class open to mini rods
          with rubber tires. No four wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains
          permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels. Maximum tire size
          is 15x15.5x31”. The engine size is limited to small block engines. Weight of the
          tractor, driver and safety equipment cannot exceed 1800 lbs.
          There are no payouts for this class

          1850 lbs., aspirated only, carbureted or fuel injected. Class open to mini rods
          with rubber tires. No four wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains
          permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels. Maximum tire size
          is 15x15.5x31”. The engine size is limited to small block engines. Weight of the
          tractor, driver and safety equipment cannot exceed 1800 lbs.
          There are no payouts for this class.
          1925 lbs., aspirated only, carbureted or fuel injected. Class open to mini rods
          with rubber tires. No four wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains
          permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels. Tires are limited to
          18.4 to 16.1”. The engine size is limited (maximum) to 640 cubic inches. Weight
          of the tractor and driver plus safety equipment should not exceed 1925 lbs.
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          1975 lbs. aspirated only, carbureted or fuel injected. Class open to mini rods with
          rubber tires. No four wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains
          permitted. All power must be transmitted through the wheels. Tires are limited to
          18.4 to 16.1”. The engine size is limited (maximum) to 640 cubic inches. Weight
          of the tractor and driver plus safety equipment should not exceed 1975 lbs.

          2000 lbs. blower only class. Class open to mini rods with rubber tires. No four
          wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains permitted. All power
          must be transmitted through the wheels. Tires are limited to 18.4 to 16.1”. The
          engine size is limited (maximum) to 575 cubic inches. Weight of the tractor and
          driver plus safety equipment should not exceed 2000 lbs.

          2050 lbs. blower only class. Class open to mini rods with rubber tires. No four
          wheel drive allowed. No duel tires, tire studs or chains permitted. All power
          must be transmitted through the wheels. Tires are limited to 18.4 to 16.1”. The
          Engine size is limited (maximum) 575 cubic inches. Weight of the tractor and
          driver plus safety equipment should not exceed 2050 lbs.

          No tractors shall pull in more than two classes.

          TRACTOR MECHANICAL PROBLEMS
          Any driver not ready at his turn due to mechanical problems will have the option
          to pull in the last position if officials are notified before the start of the class.

          For mechanical reasons only a puller may drop to last position in the class. This is
          allowed by track official’s discretion. Safety equipment does not qualify for a
          mechanical problem.

          TRACTOR NOT QUALIFYING FOR A CLASS
          Any tractor not qualifying for a class because of weight or equipment non-
          compliance (other than safety requirements) and being approved by officers and
          sled operators will be allowed to make an exhibition pull

          TRACTOR RUNNING IN THE PIT AREA
          A tractor must have a licensed driver in the seat or one who is knowledgeable of
          the controls while the tractor is running in the pit area, or on the pulling track.

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          All pullers must start from a tight hitch from the same starting line. No jerk starts
          will be allowed. Contestants will be allowed 3 attempts at 75 feet to start sled and
          on the third attempt the driver will move to the last position. If the driver elects to
          reposition the sled the Sled operator must be notified before the sled is positioned.

          TRANSMISSIONS
          The use of torque converters, automatic shifts, and similar devices will be allowed
          during events. All tractors with automatic transmissions must have a reverse
          lockout. All tractors shall be equipped with a neutral start switch, meaning the
          engine will only start when the transmission is in neutral or park. A metal cover,
          (no plastic will be used under the torque converter on automatic transmissions) is
          required. Scatter blankets or shields are required on all automatic transmissions.
          Blankets must start at the motor block and extend to the tail housing and provide
          360 degrees protection around transmission. Blankets must be secured tightly in
          all directions. S.E.M.A. approved transmission and flex plate shield may be used.

          All automotive type engines will be equipped with current S.E.M.A. blow-proof
          bell housings and block plates used with clutch units. All bolts will be in place in
          bell housings. All bolts shall be a minimum of grade 5. All manual transmissions
          will have a neutral start switch.

          All lenco type planetary transmissions, excluding reverser, must be covered with
          an SFI approved blanket. This rule is pending


          U-JOINTS

          All U-joints must be shielded 360 degrees with 3/8” thick aluminum or 5/16”
          thick steel. Shield will be six inches long minimum and centered on u-joint. Inside
          diameter of shield will be no more than two inches larger than u-joint.

          VIDEOTAPING OR PHOTOGRAPHY
          No videotaping or photography is allowed closer than 30 feet from the track or
          unless directed by head track official.




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          WEIGHTS
          All weights must be safely secured to the tractor, not to extend beyond the rear
          tires.

          Any weights or safety equipment lost while hooked to the sled will result in a
          disqualification

          Weights must be securely fastened and no transfer of weights while the vehicle is
          moving will be allowed.


          Weights must not extend rearward beyond rear tires for tractor classes.


          All tractors will be repaired to weight before hooking to the sled unless weights
          have been previously certified by the association.


          Weights must be securely fastened and no transfer of weights while the vehicle is
          moving will be allowed.
          Weights may be repositioned on re-pull of false start.


          WHEELIE BARS
          All tractors will have two wheelie bars at least 10 inches apart measures from the
          inside edge of wheels or pads and have at least 1 inches wide wheels or 3 inch or
          larger square pads not more than 6 inches off the ground and not less than 1 inch
          behind the rear tires. These bars should be strong enough to support the weight of
          the tractor. The wheelie bars will in no way interfere with the sled during hookup
          or the pull. The drawbar and drawbar assembly will not in any way be attached to
          the stabilizer bar assembly.


           All pulling tractors will be inspected each year. No
          one will be permitted to compete until the tech
          officials do such inspections. No one will be allowed
          to compete unless they have all required safety
          equipment in place. No exceptions.

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                                     SAFETY
       At every Outlaw Hot Rod Pullers Association sanctioned event, safety is the name of the
       game. The sport of tractor pulling has more brute horsepower than any other motor sport
       in the world. With machinery this powerful, safety cannot be over emphasized.

       There are many different types of safety equipment requires and will appear on many
       different areas of the pulling vehicle.

       During the pull, safety is in the front of everyone's mind. The crowd must be kept at least
       35 feet from the track unless a concrete or wooden barrier is used or with reasonable
       approved exceptions. Spectators in the pit area must be kept to a minimum and everyone
       in the pit area. The ends of the track must be kept open at all times. A pull will not be
       conducted if a safety hazard is posed to anyone. No one 14 or under will be allowed in
       any of our "hot" areas. Staging areas, competition track, and etc. are considered hot areas.

       Safety is everyone's responsibility. The promoter, track workers, spectator and officials
       must work together to ensure the safety of all involved.

       Warranty Disclaimer: These rules are intended as guidelines for the sport of tractor
       pulling. The rules relating to the safety of equipment are the responsibility of each driver
       who participates in the sport of tractor and pickup pulling under these rules. No expressed
       or implied warranty of safety is intended or may be inferred from the publication of these
       rules, or the compliance therewith. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee
       against injury or death to participants, bystanders or spectators.

       Rules and specifications as set forth in this rulebook are based upon the recommendations
       of competing members, crewmen and other participants in the sport of tractor pulling. All
        participants must assume all liability for any damage or loss caused by or flowing from
                                 their equipment and their use thereof.

         The Outlaw Hot Rod Pullers Association specifically states that it has not tested any
        equipment or use of equipment that it refers to in the rulebook and makes no warranties
          either specific or implied with regard thereto and any use thereof must look to the
                          manufacturer thereof with regard to said warranties.

This 2012 Official Rules & Regulations Book was approved by the President and the Board of
Directors on Saturday March 12, 2011


       _______________________________________________ Arvin Huenink 2012 President




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     ____________________________________ Tammie Huenink 2012 Secretary, Treasurer




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