OLD STEAM AND GAS CLUB

GARDEN TRACTOR PULLING RULES

Revised 11/1/20

1. HOOK FEES WILL BE $10.00 PER HOOK EXCEPT STOCK ALTERED WHICH ARE $20.00 PER HOOK. MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 3 HOOKS PER CLASS FOR PAYBACK. CLASSES WITH 4 HOOKS OR LESS WILL PAY FIRST PLACE ONLY. CLASSES WITH 5 HOOKS OR MORE WILL PAY BACK FIRST PLACE ($20.00), SECOND PLACE ($15.00) AND THIRD PLACE ($10.00). PAYOUTS FOR STOCK ALTERED CLASSES WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER CLASS.  

2. PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGN A PERMISSION SLIP. 14 & UNDER MUST BE ASSISTED. NO ONE UNDER AGE OF 6 ALLOWED. MUST BE ABLE TO REACH PEDALS AND CONTROL TRACTOR BY THEMSELVES. IF ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED IN REGARD TO WALKING DOWN THE TRACK, THE INDIVIDUAL ASSISTING MUST BE OUT OF BOUNDS, OTHERWISE IT IS A DISQUALIFICATION.

3. ALL PULLING PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A "DOT" APPROVED HELMET. 

4. MUST BE A CLUB MEMBER TO PULL WITH CURRENT MEMBERSHIP FEES AT $15.00 PER YEAR TO COVER ALL INDIVIDUALS IN HOUSEHOLD. AFTER JULY 31, A ONE-DAY $5.00 MEMBERSHIP FEE PER PULL WILL APPLY.

5. ONLY ONE AWARD PER TRACTOR PER CLASS. TWO ROUNDS WILL BE PLANNED FOR EACH PULL DATE WITH AN OVERALL CLASS WINNER AT YEAR END DETERMINED BY COMBINED POINTS FROM EACH ROUND.

6. TRACTORS MUST BE OPERATED IN A SAFE MANNER AT ALL TIMES.

7. OPERATOR MUST REMAIN SEATED AND KEEP ONE HAND ON STEERING WHEEL AT ALL TIMES.

8. NO HOMEMADE TRACTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.

9. NO ONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE OR COMPETE.

10. ALL PULLS MUST START WITH TIGHT HITCH.  NO JERKING PERMITTED.  ALL HITCHES MUST BE FIXED. NO FLOATING HITCHES.  ALL HITCHES WILL BE MEASURED FROM HIGHEST POINT WHERE CHAIN HOOKS.  HITCHES MUST BE ACCESSIBLE FOR EASY HOOK UP. NO INTERFERENCE FROM WHEELIE BARS WHILE CHAIN TIGHT. MINIMUM 3/4" THICK LIP.

11. WHEELIE BARS ARE MANDATORY, WHEELS MUST BE AT LEAST 5" DIAMETER W/STEEL CENTERS, AND 1" WIDE. 5" FROM REAR OF THE TIRE ON TRACTOR TO CENTER OF WHEELIE WHEEL OR FOOT (3" MIN). NO HIGHER THAN 5" FROM GROUND.

12. EACH CLASS WILL CLOSE WHEN FIRST TRACTOR PULLS OR ANNOUNCER CALLS CLASS CLOSED.  NO ENTERING CLASS OR MONEY BACK AFTER CLASS IS CLOSED.

13. CLUB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR TO YOUR EQUIPMENT AT ANY EVENT.

14. REAR WEIGHTS NOT TO EXTEND BEYOND REAR TIRES.  WHEEL WEIGHTS CANNOT EXTEND MORE THAN 8" FROM TIRE.

15. IF ANY PART OF TRACTOR TOUCHES BOUNDARY LINE OR ANYTHING FALLS FROM OPERATOR OR TRACTOR WHILE HOOKED TO SLED, DISQUALIFICATION. OPERATOR MUST STOP WHEN FLAG IS WAVED.  JUDGE OF CLASS HAS FINAL SAY OF ALL.

16. DRIVER IS ALLOWED TWO ATTEMPTS TO START SLED, WITHIN 75 FT. EXCEPT IN PULL OFF, ONLY ONE ATTEMPT ALLOWED.  DRIVER HAS 3 MINUTE TIME LIMIT FROM CALL TO HOOK. SLED OPERATOR AND FLAGER HAVE FINAL SAY ON TRACK. MUST MOVE SLED A MEASURABLE DISTANCE TO COUNT AS AN ATTEMPT.

17. WHEN OSAGCD SLED AND SCALES ARE USED, IT IS A POINTS PULL!!!

18. ENGINE TEAR DOWN RULE: ONE COMPLAINT FOR TEAR DOWN, IF COMPLAINING PERSON IS RIGHT, THEY GET THE FEE BACK, IF WRONG, TRACTOR OWNER COLLECTS FEE.  TEAR DOWN FEE $50 FOR TOP AND $100 FOR TOTAL, THIS APPLIES TO ALL CLASSES. TWO TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OWNER OR DRIVER MUST BE PRESENT FOR TEAR DOWN.  IF ENGINE DOES NOT MEET RULES IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, AND WILL LOOSE ITS POINTS OF ANY PRIOR PULL. IF VIOLATION FOUND, TRACTOR WILL HAVE TO PROVE TO BE LEGAL TO PULL AGAIN.  COMPLAINT MUST COME FROM ANOTHER COMPETITOR IN SAME CLASS, DURING THE TIME THE CLASS IS BEING PULLED.  TEAR DOWNS WILL BE DONE AFTER LAST CLASS.

19. THE PANEL OF JUDGES CAN INSPECT ANY TRACTOR FOR SAFETY CONCERN AT ANY TIME.  ANY NEW TRACTOR TO OUR CLUB MUST BE INSPECTED BEFORE PULLING.

20. RULES CAN ONLY BE CHANGED DURING THE SEASON BY GARDEN TRACTOR BY MAJORITY CLUB MEMBER VOTE FOR SAFETY AND FAIRNESS.

21. TO KEEP PULL MOVING, WE NEED PARTICIPATION FROM ALL PULLERS. 

22. HITCH MUST BE ACCESSIBLE FOR EASY HOOK UP. 13" HITCH HEIGHT. WHEELIE BARS MANDATORY, IF WHEELS ARE USED THEY MUST HAVE METAL CENTERS. MUST HAVE A SAFETY KILL SWITCH THAT SHUTS OFF IGNITION, SWITCH WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN RANGE OF 6" OF EITHER SIDE OF CENTER OR REAR OF TRACTOR.

23. ALL DRIVERS MUST WEAR CLOSE-TOED SHOES AND LONG PANTS WHILE PULLING.

24. EACH TRACTOR IS ONLY PERMITTED TO BE PULLED ONCE PER CLASS.

25. ALL TRACTORS MUST BE PUSHED BACK TO THE SLED.

26. SEAT MUST HAVE BACK REST OR PAN SEAT, FLAT SEATS MUST HAVE 3 INCH BACK.

27. DEAD MAN THROTTLES REQUIRED.

28. TRACTOR MUST BE SHUT OFF AT THE END OF PULL BEFORE UNHOOKING. 

 

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Old Steam & Gas Club LAWN STOCK Garden Tractor Rules

LAWN STOCK CLASSES: 12 HP AND UNDER - 950#

16 HP AND UNDER - 1000#

1. STOCK BORE +.030 OVER

2. STOCK OEM PARTS ONLY OR AFTER MARKET THAT IS EQUIVALENT TO OEM. NO RECAST HEADS. ALLOW ANY 5.300 CONNECTING ROD.

3. HEAD MILLING IS PERMITTED (FLAT), NO WELDING OR ALTERING THE HEAD, MUST BE STOCK HEAD, NO RELIEVED BLOCKS. PORT AND POLISH NOT ALLOWED. 

4. SINGLE CYLINDERS ONLY, UNLESS TRACTOR CAME FROM OEM W/TWIN, HAS TO BE UNDER 16HP.

5. 4000 RPM'S MAX. MUST BE CONTROLLED BY MECHANICAL GOVERNOR.

6. CARBURETOR SHALL BE NO LARGER THAN STOCK 30 CARB. W/1" VENTURI. NO SPACERS OR VELOCITY STACKS ALLOWED.  MUST BE OEM CARBURETOR. MUST USE STOCK BACKING PLATE ON FILTER SIDE, NO ALTERING.

7. OEM FACTORY IGNITION SYSTEM. CHEVY POINTS ALLOWED.

8. MUST HAVE MUFFLER OR VERTICAL EXHAUST.

9. MUST HAVE STOCK OEM FLYWHEEL AND SHIELD.  CLUTCH MUST BE SHIELDED.

10. PUMP GAS ONLY, 93 OCTANE MAX. ALLOWED E85 PUMP GAS. NO ADDITIVES OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

11. OPEN OR LOCKED REAR ENDS PERMITTED. MAY ALLOW GEAR CHANGES.

12. TIRE SIZE MAX. 23x10.50x12, ALUMINUM WHEELS ALLOWED. TIRES CANNOT BE CUT OR ALTERED IN ANY WAY. NO PROFESSIONAL PULLING TIRES. NO WIDENED RIMS. 10.50 IN. WIDE WHEEL MAXIMUM.

13. 13" HITCH HEIGHT.

14. STOCK WHEEL BASE, W/OEM TRACTOR FRAME. MAY ALLOW FOR LARGER FLYWHEEL.  SHEET METAL CHANGES ALLOWED, BUT MUST RESEMBLE AN OEM TRACTOR. IF TRACTOR CAME WITHOUT FENDERS YOU MUST PUT FENDERS ON. IF TRACTOR CAME W/FENDERS THAY MUST BE THE OEM  FENDERS ON THAT TRACTOR. MUST HAVE FOOT RESTS.

15. ENGINE MAY BE REPLACED WITH ANOTHER ENGINE THAT MEETS STOCK CLASS RULES.

16. AFTER MARKET ALUMINUM STARTER PULLEY ALLOWED. MUST HAVE BOLT/WASHER RETAINER ON CRANK END. NO STEEL FRONT PULLY ALLOWED. 7 1/2 INCH X 1 INCH ALUMINUM PULLEY.

17. CAM SHAFTS WITH 218OF MAXIMUM DURATION WITH 324 LIFT MAX.    

18. FRONT WEIGHTS CANNOT EXCEED MORE THAN 72" FROM END OF WEIGHTS TO CENTER OF REAR AXLE. 

 

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Old Steam & Gas Club 5000 GOVERNED STOCK Garden Tractor Rules

1050#

1. MAY MAKE SHEET METAL CHANGES.

2. 52 INCH WHEELBASE FROM CENTER OF REAR WHEEL TO FRONT AXLE CENTER.

3. OPEN TO ANY OEM SINGLE CYLINDER (ONLY) GARDEN TRACTOR (16 HP MAX.) BRIGS & STRATTON, KOHLER & TECUMSEH BLOCK ONLY. ANY OVERHEAD VALVE ENGINES MUST BE ON ORIGINAL FRAME THAT IT CAME ON FROM OEM. 

4. TIRE SIZE 26X12X12 MAXIMUM, MAY USE ALUMINUM WHEELS. NO PROFESSIONAL PULLING TIRES, ANY CUT ALLOWED. MUST HAVE NAME ON SIDEWALL. ALLOW DICK CEPEK BIG BAR TIRES. 12" WIDE WHEELS.

5. GOVERNOR MUST CONTROL RPM'S OF ENGINE AT A MAXIMUM OF 5000 RPM'S. STEEL FLYWHEEL AND SIDE SHIELD REQUIRED.

6.  ALTERING OF CAMSHAFT ALLOWED. CAMSHAFT ALLOWED OF ANY DURATION. CAM OF 330 MAXIMUM LIFT AT VALVES.

7. PORT AND POLISH IS ACCEPTABLE OF INTAKE AND EXHAUST PORTS.

8. FLAT HEAD MILLING IS PERMITTED, MUST BE OEM HEAD, NO ALTERING THE HEAD ANY OTHER WAY.

9. 0.30 OVER STOCK BORE, ANY ROD ALLOWED, NO POP UP PISTON OR STROKER CRANK, HEAD MILLING ALLOWED, RPMS MUST BE CONTROLLED BY A MECHANICAL GOVERNOR!!  STOCK VALVE DIMENSIONS, ANY VALVE ALLOWED.

10. ALCOHOL, PUMP GAS, E85 ALLOWED.

11. CHEVY POINTS OR ANY IGNITION ALLOWED.

12. FRONT CRANK SHAFT MUST HAVE RETAINER BOLT AND WASHER IF RUNNING WITH STARTER PULLEY. 

13. FRONT WEIGHTS TO NOT EXCEED 7 FEET FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE.

14. IF RUNNING ALCOHOL, FIRE SUIT & DOT APPROVED HELMENT REQUIRED!!

 

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OLD STEAM AND GAS CLUB 5000 STOCK TWIN GARDEN TRACTOR RULES

1050#

1. MAY MAKE SHEET METAL CHANGES

2. 52 INCH WHEELBASE FROM CENTER OF REAR WHEEL TO FRONT AXLE CENTER.

3. OPEN TO ANY OEM TWIN CYLINDER GARDEN TRACTOR (25HP MAX).

4. TIRE SIZE 26X12X12 MAX. MAY USE ALUMINUM WHEELS. STOCK OR ANY CUT ALLOWED. PRO TIRES ARE ALLOWED. MUST HAVE NAME ON SIDEWALL. DICK CEPEK BIG BAR TIRES ALLOWED.

5. MECHANICAL GOVERNOR MUST CONTROL RPM'S OF ENGINE AT A MAXIMUM OF 5000 RPM'S. 

6. OPEN DURATION MAXIMUM 440 LIFT AT VALVE. PORT AND POLISH IS ACCEPTABLE OF INTAKE AND EXHAUST PORTS. NO REVERSE FLOW ENGINES. STOCK HEAD AND STOCK BLOCK.

7. STEEL FLYWHEEL REQUIRED IF RUNNING OVER 4000 RPM'S.

8. FLAT HEAD MILLING IS PERMITTED, MUST BE OEM HEAD. NO WELDED HEADS.

9. STOCK BORE +.030 OVER.

10. SINGLE BARREL OEM CARB. UNLESS OEM PUT TWO BARRELS ON THAT ENGINE.

11. RACING OR PUMP GAS ONLY ALLOWED, 110 OCTANE MAXIMUM. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED.

12. NATURALLY ASPIRATED.

13. FRONT WEIGHTS TO NOT EXCEED 7 FEET FROM CENTER OF REAR AXLE.

14. FRONT CRANK SHAFT MUST HAVE RETAINER BOLT AND WASHER IF RUNNING WITH STARTER PULLEY. 

15. ANY IGNITION ALLOWED.

16. 5000 GOVERNED STOCK TRACTORS NOT RUNNING ALCOHOL ALLOWED TO RUN WITH 5000 STOCK TWIN TRACTORS.

17. MUST RUN OEM INTAKES.

 

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OLD STEAM & GAS CLUB SPORT STOCK GARDEN TRACTOR RULES.

SPORT STOCK CLASSES: 12 HP AND UNDER - 1050 #

16 HP AND UNDER - 1050#

1. STOCK BORE +.030 OVER

2. CAMSHAFT .330 LIFT MAX AT VALVES

3. STOCK VALVE DIMENSIONS, STAINLESS STEEL VALVES ALLOWED.

4. FOUR BOLT RODS ALLOWED.

5. NO CRANKSHAFT STROKING OR POP UP PISTONS, PISTON CAN NOT POP OUT ABOVE BLOCK, STEEL CRANKS ALLOWED.

6. NO REVERSE PORT ENGINES.

7. HEAD MILLING IS PERMITTED, NO WELDING OR ALTERING THE HEAD, MUST BE STOCK HEAD, NO RECAST OR BILLET HEADS ALLOWED, NO RELIEVED BLOCKS, PORT AND POLISH ALLOWED, CAN CLEAN UP AROUND VALVE AREA BUT CAN NOT GO INTO CYLINDER.

8. SINGLE CYLINDERS ONLY.

9. CARBURETOR SHALL BE NO LARGER THAN STOCK 30 CARB. W/1" VENTURI.  NO SPACERS OR VELOCITY STACKS ALLOWED.  MUST BE OEM CARBURETOR.

10. OEM FACTORY IGNITION SYSTEM, CHEVY POINTS ALLOWED, ELECTRONIC IGNITION ALLOWED.

11. FLYWHEEL, MUST HAVE 1/8" STEEL OR 3/16" ALUMINUM ALL THE WAY AROUND.  STEEL CAN RUN STOCK SHIELD. STEEL FLYWHEEL REQUIRED!

12. OEM MANUFACTURED BLOCKS ONLY.

13. PUMP GAS, RACING GAS OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED.  NO ADDITIVES ALLOWED.

14. OPEN OR LOCKED REAR ENDS PERMITTED.

15. TIRE SIZE MAXIMUM OF 26X12X12, CUT TIRES AND ALUMINUM WHEELS ALLOWED.

16. 13" HITCH HEIGHT.

17. 52" WHEEL BASE, W/OEM STYLE TRACTOR FRAME.

18. DRIVER MUST WEAR "DOT" APPROVED HELMET.

19. ENGINE MUST HAVE SCATTER SHIELD ON STARTER SIDE, ON INLINE CONCEPT.

20. FRONT CRANKSHAFT MUST HAVE RETAINER BOLT AND WASHER IF RUNNING WITH STARTER PULLEY.

21. FIRE SUIT REQUIRED!

 

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OLD STEAM & GAS STOCK ALTERED CLASS RULES

1050#

SAME RULES AS NATIONAL QUARTER SCALE STOCK ALTERED CLASS APPLY

 

 

Direct questions to: Brett Wright (740) 404-5143

 Andy Prouty (740) 502-4244 Mike Rodgers (740) 704-8141