GEAUGA COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULLERS ASSOCIATION

P.O. BOX 381 MIDDLEFIELD OHIO 44062


2008 Summer Season


April 26th May17th June 7th June 21st
July 5th August 2nd September 6th October 4
th

RAIN DATES: MAY 31ST, OCTOBER 11


Saturdays at 1PM
Troy Community Center Welshfield, Ohio
State Route 422 and State Route 700
Information (330) 326-1225 -or- (330) 569-7125


1958 and under in A/B Classes
1959 and under in C Class
1957 and under in V/8 Class
1975* and older in D Class


$10.00 Hook Fee
50% Pay Back


A Class

B Class

C Class

D Class

V8 Class

3.5 MPH

5.0 MPH

No MPH Limit

7.0 Mph

No MPH Limit

2750# 35 HP

2750#

3500#

4500#

5000#

3000# 35 HP

3000#

3750#

5500#

5500#

3250# 35 HP

3250#

4000#

6500#

6000#

3500# 40 HP

3500#

4500#

7500#

6500#

3750# 40 HP

3750#

5000#

8500#


4000# 40 HP

4000#

5500#

9500#


4500# 45 HP

4500#

6000#

10500#


5000# 55 HP

5000#

6500#



5500# 60 HP

5500#

7000#



6000# 60 HP

6000#

7500#



6500# 60 HP

6500#

8500#



7000# 65 HP

7000#




7500# 65 HP

7500#




8500# 80 HP

8500#







A DYNAMOMETER WILL BE USED FOR HORSEPOWER CHECK TO INSURE PROPER CLASS PLACEMENT


D class will include full production run of models built in 1975



GEAUGA COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULLERS ASSOCIATION


GENERAL RULES

1. ALL DECISIONS OF THE JUDGES ARE FINAL. G.C.A.T.P.A. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS. ALL CONTESTANTS AND TRACTOR OWNERS WILL ENTER THE CONTEST AT THEIR OWN PROPERTY AND PERSONAL LIABILITY RISK. ANY PROBLEMS OR COMPLAINTS NOT COVERED BY G.C.A.T.P.A. RULES WILL BE SETTLED BY A MAJORITY VOTE BY THE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS PRESENT AT ANY PULL.
2. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED! NO UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT. PULLING TRACTORS MUST BE OPERATED IN A SAFE MANNER AT ALL TIMES WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE TRACK, PITS, OR STAGING AREAS. JUDGES HAVE THE RIGHT TO STOP AND DISQUALIFY FOR ANY VIOLATION. DISQUALIFICATION MEANS NO REFUNDS OR PRIZES ALLOWED.
3. ALL PULLERS MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE G.C.A.T.P.A. MEMBERSHIP IS $10.00 PER YEAR.
4. ANY DRIVER UNDER 18 YEARS OLD MUST HAVE WRITTEN CONSENT FROM PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN WITH SUPERVISION PRESENT.
5. ONLY TRACK OFFICIALS, DRIVERS, OR SUPERVISING ADULTS ARE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK DURING ANY PULL ATTEMPT.
6. ALL PULLS WILL BE MADE UNDER A GREEN FLAG. A RED FLAG WILL BE A STOP.
7. ALL PULLS WILL START WITH A TIGHT CHAIN. NO JERKING!
8. FACTORY FUELS ONLY. NO ALCOHOL OR NITROUS OXIDE MAY BE USED.
9. TRACTORS MUST STAY INBOUNDS DURING A PULL ATTEMPT OR WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THAT PULL ATTEMPT. PULLER OBLIGATION TO INSPECT THE TRACK PRIOR TO PULL. THE SLED MAY GO OUT OF BOUNDS, THE TRACTOR MAY NOT.
10.THERE WILL BE NO FLOATING FINISH LINES. FULL PULLS WILL BE DECIDED BY A PULL OFF.
11.DRIVER MUST STAY ON SEAT OF TRACTOR AT ALL TIMES. HANDS ON STEERING WHEEL, CLUTCH, THROTTLE OR BRAKE AT ALL TIMES. ONLY DRIVER ON TRACTOR, NO RIDERS!!!
12.ANY WEIGHTS, TRACTOR PARTS, OR HARDWARE THAT FALLS OFF WHILE THE TRACTOR IS HOOKED TO THE SLED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THAT PULL ATTEMPT.
13.EXCESSIVE LEAKING OF FLUIDS IS CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.
14.IF ON THE FIRST PULL ATTEMPT, THE SLED FAILS TO GO TO THE 75 FT MARK, ONE RESTART WILL BE ALLOWED. IN SPEED LIMIT CLASSES, ONE RED LIGHT BEFORE 75 FT CAN RESTART.
15.TRACTOR MUST WEIGH OUT AND HAVE THEIR HITCH HEIGHT CHECK AFTER EACH PULL ATTEMPT. ALL TRACTORS ARE SUBJECT TO JUDGES INSPECTION.
16.ALL B, C AND V8 TRACTORS MUST HAVE FUNDAMENTAL WHEELIE BARS. WHEELIE BARS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR A TRACTORS. WHEELIE BAR SHOULD EXTEND 6" PAST REAR OF TIRE. THE PADS MUST NOT BE MORE THAN 10" OFF THE GROUND. PAD SHOULD BE MINIMUM OF 24 SQ". IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE WHEELIE BARS NOT BE ATTACHED TO THE HITCH.
17.TRACTOR CAN PULL TWICE WITH TWO DIFFERENT DRIVERS. TRACTOR CAN ONLY PLACE ONCE. TRACTORS MAY PULL IN MORE THAN ONE DIVISION PER WEIGHT CLASS.
18.NO RADIAL TIRES*, DUAL WHEELS, CATERPILLAR TRACKS OR CHAINS.
19.NO FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRACTORS*.
20.RPM'S DETERMINED BY CENTRAL OHIO 2003 TEST CHART. IF NOT AVAILABLE MANUFACTURS DATA WILL BE USED. TRACTORS MUST HAVE POSITIVE THROTTLE STOPS.
21.ENTRY BOOTH IS CLOSED TO "SAME TRACTOR ENTRIES" ONCE THE CLASS STARTS.
22.AFTER EACH PULL STARTS DETUNING OR DYNO CHECKING WILL BE AT DISCRETION OF OFFICIALS.
23.MOVING OF WEIGHTS IS OK IF DRIVER STOPS WITHIN THE 75 FT MARK. STILL ONLY TWO ATTEMPTS ALLOWED. IN THE EVENT OF A SLED MALFUNCTION AND A RESTART IS NEEDED, NO WEIGHTS CAN BE MOVED.

24. SLED HORN SOUNDS WARNING PRIOR TO REACHING D.Q. SPEED LIMIT (RED LIGHT/SIREN)



A CLASS 1958 AND UNDER

1. SPEED LIMIT IS 3.5 MPH.
2. RPMS MUST BE WITHIN 20% OF MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED HIGH IDLE.
3. ALL TRACTORS MUST HAVE WORKING P.T.O. IN PLACE DURING PULL ATTEMPT.
4. NO CUT, ALTERED, SHAVED OR GROOVED TIRES. NO ALUMINUM WHEELS.
5. HITCH HEIGHT IS 20" MAXIMUM. CENTER OF AXLE TO POINT OF HOOK, MEASURED HORIZONTALLY, CAN BE NO LESS THAN 18". TRACTORS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH A PLATE WITH A 3" HOLE OR CLEVIS TO PULL FROM DRAWBAR ASSEMBLY, RIGID IN ALL DIRECTIONS, WITH NO HOOK RESTRICTION AT HOOK POINT.
6. REAR WEIGHTS ARE NOT TO EXTEND REARWARD MORE THAN 6" PAST THE FURTHEST PART OF THE REAR TIRE. FRONT WEIGHTS CAN NOT EXTEND MORE THAN 11' FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE.
7. TRACTORS MUST HAVE STOCK ENGINE BLOCK, HEAD, FRAMING (NO ALUMINUM), TRANSMISSION, REAREND, INTAKE AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. CARBURETOR MUST BE STOCK OR MANUFACTURED REPLACEMENT. NO HOMEMADE OR MODIFIED INTAKE OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. ALL MANIFOLDS MUST BE FOR THAT MODEL OF TRACTOR. DIMENSIONALLY CORRECT REPLACEMENT BLOCKS WITH SAME NUMBER OF CYLINDERS ARE ACCEPTABLE. HOOD AND GRILL MUST BE IN PLACE AND HAVE STOCK APPEARANCE AS BY THE MANUFACTURER.
8. ALL FIRST PLACE TRACTORS WILL BE DYNOED AT THE END OF EACH WEIGHT CLASS. TRACTORS MUST BE CHECKED FOR RPM BEFORE GOING ON DYNO, AND RUN AT FACTORY RPM OR UP TO 20% OVER.
9. NO MSD IGNITION OR EQUIVALENT IS ALLOWED.
10.TIRE SIZE LIMIT...
2750-6500# 16.9-38 MAX
7000-8500# 18.4-38 MAX


DOUBLE TREE

1. A CLASS ONLY TRACTORS.
2. ONLY DRIVERS 18 OR OLDER.
3. 3500# AND 5500# CLASSES.
4. ALL OTHER RULES FOR "A" CLASS APPLY.


B CLASS- 1958 OR OLDER

1. SPEED LIMIT 5 MPH.
2. RPM MUST BE WITHIN 20% OF MANUFACTURERS HIGH IDLE SPEED.
3. CUT TIRES ALLOWED.
4. HITCH HEIGHT IS 20" MAXIMUM. CENTER OF AXLE TO POINT OF HOOK, MEASURED
HORIZONTALLY, CAN BE NO LESS THAN 18". MUST BE A PLATE WITH A 3" HOLE OR CLEVIS TO PULL FROM DRAWBAR ASSEMBLY. MUST BE RIGID, NO MOVEMENT, WITH NO HOOK RESTRICTIONS AT POINT OF HOOK.
5. REAR WEIGHTS ARE NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND 6" FROM THE FURTHEST PART OF REAR TIRES.
6. FRONT WEIGHTS CAN NOT EXTEND MORE THAN 11' FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE.
7. ALL TRACTORS MUST HAVE FUNCTIONAL WHEELIE BARS.
8. ALL TRACTORS MUST HAVE A FUNCTIONAL KILL SWITCH.
9. TRACTORS MUST HAVE STOCK ENGINE BLOCK, HEAD, FRAMING (NO ALUMINUM), TRANSMISSION, REAREND, INTAKE AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. CARBURETOR MUST BE STOCK OR MANUFACTURED REPLACEMENT. NO HOMEMADE OR MODIFIED INTAKE OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. ALL MANIFOLDS MUST BE FOR THAT MODEL OF TRACTOR. DIMENSIONALLY CORRECT REPLACEMENT BLOCKS WITH SAME NUMBER OF CYLINDERS ARE ACCEPTABLE. HOOD AND GRILL MUST BE IN PLACE AND HAVE STOCK APPEARANCE AS BY THE MANUFACTURER.
10.MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE-18.4 MAX


C CLASS- 1959 0R OLDER

1. RPM MUST BE WITHIN 20% OR MANUFACTURERS HIGH ENGINE SPEED.
2. NO SPEED LIMIT.
3. CUT TIRES ALLOWED
4. MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE: 18.4-38 MAX
5. B CLASS RULES 4-9 APPLY FOR THIS CLASS


V-8 1957 OR OLDER


1. ALL CONTESTANTS ENTER CLASS AT THEIR OWN RISK.
2. FRAME MUST BE STOCK, NO EXTENSIONS, STOCK WHEEL BASE.
3. FRONT END MAY BE HOMEMADE, BUT RETAIN STOCK WHEEL BASE.
4. HOOD AND GRILL IN PLACE WITH STOCK APPEARANCE AS PER MANUFACTURER.
5. SMALL BLOCK LIMIT OF 410CID. BIG BLOCK LIMIT OF 505CID.
6. RPM LIMITS: SMALL BLOCK 5500. BIG BLOCK 4500.
7. INLINE 6 CYL AND V-8 ENGINES, MAX OF 8 CYL. NO TURBINES OR DIESELS. NATURALLY ASPIRATED. NO TURBOS OR SUPERCHARGERS.
8. GASOLINE ONLY. NO ALCOHOL. RACING GAS ALLOWED, NO ADDITIONAL FUELS ALLOWED.
9. ALL ENGINES MUST HAVE WORKING AIR CLEANERS.
10.ENGINE TO BE GOVERNED WITH MSD REV LIMITER. NO EXTRA PLUGS PERMITTED AT CHIP LOCATION. CHIP MUST BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOR INSERTION OF A CLUB CHIP AT THE DISCRETION OF OFFICIALS.
11.A SINGLE CARBURETOR WITH THE LIMIT OF FOUR BARRELS. NO FUEL INJECTION.
12.MUST HAVE CAST IRON BLOCK AND HEADS.
13.AUXILIARY TRANSMISSION ALLOWED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS ALLOWED.
14.MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE-18.4-38 MAX ANY CUT, NO RADIALS
15.ALL TRACTORS MUST HAVE A WORKING KILL SWITCH. IF TRACTOR IS EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, KILL SWITCH MUST KILL POWER TO ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP.
16.MAXIMUM HITCH HEIGHT OF 20"
17.MINIMUM OF 18" FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE TO HITCH POINT. HITCH MUST HAVE A 3" HOLE, ¾" THICKNESS OF HITCH PLATE WITH ¾" OF MATERIAL FROM HITCH POINT TO REAR OF PLATE. NO CLEVIS.
18.CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL MUST BE SHIELDED 360 DEGREES BY 3/8" STEEL WITH CLUTCH AREA TOTALLY ENCLOSED OR ASFI APPROVED BELL HOUSING OR A SAFETY BLANKET. ALL DRIVE SHAFT COUPLERS OR U JOINTS MUST BE SHIELDED.
19.ENGINES MUST HAVE PLASTIC OR ELECTRIC COOLING FANS.
20.MUST HAVE A DEADMAN THROTTLE, WHEN THROTTLE IS RELEASED ENGINE MUST GO TO IDLE.
21.FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS MANDATORY. HELMETS, SEATBELTS, AND ROLL CAGE RECOMMENDED.
22.ALL EXHAUST MUST EXIT VERTICALLY AT LEAST 1 FT. ABOVE TOP OF HOOD.
23.OFFICIALS RESERVE RIGHT TO DETERMINE WHICH ENGINE IS CONSIDERED A SMALL BLOCK OR BIG BLOCK.
24.DRIVER MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD. 16-18 YEARS OLD PERMITTED WITH WRITTEN
PERMISSION OR PARENT OR GUARDIAN, AND THAT PARENT MUST BE PRESENT AT TRACK AT TIME OF PULL. OFFICIALS MUST OK WRITTEN PERMISSION.
25.REAR WEIGHTS ARE NOT TO EXTEND 6" PAST THE FURTHEST POINT OF REAR TIRE. FRONT WEIGHT CAN NOT BE EXTEND MORE THAN 11' FROM MIDDLE OF REAR AXLE.
26.ALL TRACTORS SUBJECT TO INSPECTION AT ALL TIMES BY OFFICIALS.
27.ALL RULES TO BE INTERPRETED BY G.C.A.T.P.A. OFFICIALS. ANY UNFORESEEN PROBLEMS OR OVERSIGHTS WILL BE RULED ON BY THE OFFICIALS IN ATTENDANCE. ALL RULINGS WILL BE FINAL. ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY. 28.FLYWHEELS MUST BE AUTOMOTIVE TYPE, OR STEEL. NO CAST FLYWHEELS.

D CLASS 1975 AND OLDER

1. SPEED LIMIT IS 7 MPH.
2. RPMS MUST BE WITHIN 20% OF MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDED HIGH IDLE.
3. NO CUT, ALTERED, SHAVED OR GROOVED TIRES. 20.8 MAX, *RADIALS PERMITTED.
4. HITCH HEIGHT IS 20" MAXIMUM. CENTER OF AXLE TO POINT OF HOOK, MEASURED HORIZONTALLY, CAN BE NO LESS THAN 18". TRACTORS MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH A PLATE WITH A 3" HOLE OR CLEVIS TO PULL FROM DRAWBAR ASSEMBLY, RIGID IN ALL DIRECTIONS, WITH NO HOOK RESTRICTION AT HOOK POINT.
5. REAR WEIGHTS ARE NOT TO EXTEND REARWARD MORE THAN 6" PAST THE FURTHEST PART OF THE REAR TIRE. FRONT WEIGHTS CAN NOT EXTEND MORE THAN 11' FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE.6. TRACTORS MUST HAVE STOCK ENGINE BLOCK, HEAD, FRAMING (NO ALUMINUM), TRANSMISSION, REAREND, INTAKE AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. CARBURETOR MUST BE STOCK OR MANUFACTURED REPLACEMENT. NO HOMEMADE OR MODIFIED INTAKE OR EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. ALL MANIFOLDS MUST BE FOR THAT MODEL OF TRACTOR. DIMENSIONALLY CORRECT REPLACEMENT BLOCKS WITH SAME NUMBER OF CYLINDERS ARE ACCEPTABLE. HOOD AND GRILL MUST BE IN PLACE AND HAVE STOCK APPEARANCE AS BY THE MANUFACTURER.
7. 1975 AND OLDER .MODELS BUILT IN 1975 WILL INCLUDE FULL PRODUCTION RUN
8. *FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PERMITTED IF FRONT AXLE IS LOCKED OUT.


ALL CLASSES-POINT SYSTEM

POINTS WILL BE AWARDED TO TRACTORS. POINTS WILL BE KEPT BY CLUB OFFICER, AND WILL BE MADE PUBLIC AT THE AUGUST PULL. IF TRACTOR PULLS TWICE IN A CLASS, THE FIRST PULL WILL BE FOR POINTS. TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY TOTAL DISTANCE. TRACTOR MUST PULL IN A MINIMUM OF 4 PULLS TO QUALIFY FOR AN AWARD. YOU WILL RECEIVE 5 POINTS FOR SLED HOOK, 12 FOR FIRST, 10 FOR SECOND, 8 FOR THIRD, 7 FOR FOURTH, 6 FOR FIFTH, 5 FOR SIXTH, 4 FOR SEVENTH, 3 FOR EIGHTH, 2 FOR NINTH, 1 FOR TENTH. DQ WILL ONLY GET HOOK POINTS, BUT A TECH DQ WILL RECEIVE NO POINTS