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2011

RULES & REGULATIONS

OFFICERS President Perry Sieren Vice President Rick Van Zante Secretary Charlie Tedrow Treasurer Joanie Tedrow Keota, IA Pella, IA Fairfield, IA Fairfield, IA 319-330-5577 641-780-1277 641-472-6432 641-472-6432

BOARD MEMBERS 2 Wheel Modified Trucks Randy Sayre Downing, MO Mike Bogguss Kahoka, MO 4X4 Pro Stock Trucks Luke Newton Iowa City, IA Jerry Krogmeier Donnelson, IA Open Trucks Steve Koehler Basco, IL Paul Megrath Fairfield, IA 350 CID Pro Stock Brittany Mincks Bloomfield, IA Marvin Moeller Houghton, IA 410 CID Pro Stock Clayton Stitt McFall, MO Robert Mc Kim Oskaloosa, IA 410 CID Hot Farm Harris Steenhoek Leighton, IA Aaron Wiggins Prairie City, IA 466 CID Hot Farm Chris Peiffer Iowa City, IA Mark Wiggins Prairie City, IA 650 CID Hot Farm Tim Offerman Monticello, IA Daryl Duesterhaus Quincy, IL Open Tractors Terry Smith Arbela, MO Lyle Hodges Moulton, IA

660 342 1515 660-341-4295 319-936-6405 319-837-6424 217-847-3655 641-472-4060 641-208-1477 319-469-7471 660-367-4706 641-673-7858 641-626-3235 515-669-4030 319-530-1182 515-994-2912 319-350-6991 217-653-6581 660-341-4490 641-642-3953

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TECHNICAL INSPECTORS 2 Wheel Modified Trucks Randy Sayre Downing, MO Charlie Tedrow Fairfield, IA 4X4 Pro Stock Trucks Luke Newton Iowa City, IA David Daggs Montrose, IA Pro-Stock Tractors John A. Mayberry Bloomfield, IA Larry White Bloomfield, IA Eugene McNeely Jameson, MO Robert McKim Oskaloosa, IA Hot Farm Adam Burkholder Birmingham, IA Tom Maxwell Central City, IA CLASSES Pro Stock Tractors 350 cubic inch Limited Pro Stock 410 cubic inch Limited Pro Stock Hot Farm Stock Tractors 410 cubic inch Hot Farm Stock 466 cubic inch Hot Farm Stock 650 cubic inch Hot Farm Stock Open Tractors Pickups 4 Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive Open Pickups

660 342 1515 641-472-6432 319-936-6405 319-463-7499 641-777-6564 641-683-9804 660-828-4310 641-673-4677 319-470-9600 319-560-7304

6,200 lbs. 7,500 lbs. 8,500 bs. 9,500 lbs 10,500 lbs. 8,500 lbs. 6,200 lbs. 6,500 lbs. 8,000 lbs.

Local Tractors and Trucks Classes for local farm tractors and trucks may be added at the sponsors expense, classes (weight, engine size, transmission type,etc,) will be determined in accordance with number of entries. NOTE: Adjustments to the above may be made for the purposes of co-sanctioned events or additional invitational or special classes.

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CONTESTANT ELIGIBILITY

1. 2. 3. Contests will be open to members and non-members alike, however, all contestants must comply with the current rules & regulations. All contestants are required to have TSPA approved insurance. Annual membership dues are $100 per vehicle and each driver must have TSPA approved insurance. Each member shall be required to sell one 1-1/8 pg ad in the annual souvenir program. Members' vehicle only will accumulate points and be eligible for any additional payments beyond prize money. All contestants must be at least 16 years old and have a valid driver's license or proof of age and meet any other restrictions that might be dictated by our insurance company. All contestants under the age of 18 must have on file with TSPA an "Assumption of Risk Agreement" All contestants are required to wear a full fire suit and DOT or SNELL approved full face helmet with strap fastened and a fastened seat belt. No consumption of alcoholic beverages before hooking to the sled.

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GENERAL CONTEST RULES

1. 2. 3. All contestants must register with scorekeeper and draw for pulling position before the contest starts. Late arrivals will pull last. Entry fee will be $20.00 per class for non-members. (NOTE: Special events and circumstances may be cause for different entry fee amounts.) Prize money will not be awarded until the vehicle is certified, or has proof of certification with a co-sanctioned association, or 100% class approval or Board approved. In order that all TSPA Sanctioned Contests operate in a professional and efficient manner, members may be asked to participate in some part of the operation of the pull. . Each vehicle may enter in two (2) classes but only once in each class. A sanctioned pull must use a dirt track not less than 200 ft. in length, not to exceed 300 ft. and not less than 30 ft. in width. This track must be maintained and packed with proper equipment during the pull. A chalker will be used to mark out-of-bounds with inside of line to be boundary. Open or closed gate will be determined by track officials. All pulls made during the contest will be electronically measured.

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10. If and when scales are at pull, scale reading is enforced, no questions. No hot rodding on scales. 11. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. 12. Verbal abuse by a member or a member of his pit crew, toward an official or a sponsor of a pull, may be cause for suspension of said puller and vehicle for a period up to sixty (60) days from date of occurrence. 13. All vehicles must be operated in a safe and cautious manner in the pit area. There will be a warning for the first time and a loss of 10 points for each additional time. 14. Any vehicle left running on the track or in staging area, without a driver in the seat, will be subject to disqualification. One warning, then disqualification for that class. 15. No riders on/or in pulling vehicle at any time. One warning, then disqualified for that class. 16. A pull order lineup will be posted. It is each puller's responsibility to be ready when it is their turn. The next two (2) vehicles in the lineup following the one pulling must be ready to hook. 17. Failure to be ready to hook in one (1) minute, unless in case of mechanical trouble, will be cause for disqualification. The official's decision as to mechanical trouble will be final.

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18. Each contestant has the privilege of, and the responsibility for, spotting the sled for their attempt. Once sled is spotted, they may not respot for second attempt. 19. All pulls must start with a tight hitch, no jerking permitted. Contestants will be allowed two (2) consecutive attempts within 100 ft. to start the sled. 20. The first puller in each class to go past 100 ft. as deemed by the track judge, shall be considered a test puller and have the option of a re-pull, if they so state, before they are un-hooked from the sled. If so, they must determine to pull in the third or last position to the track official. 21. If the test puller has an on-track disqualification (out of bounds, lost weight etc.) re-pull option will still apply. 22. Any puller, regardless of pulling position, who encounters mechanical problems on his/her first try at pulling the sled, and has not gone by the 100 ft. marker, will be allowed to pull at the last of the class if they so choose. If puller is making an attempt to stop before 100 ft., but travels past the 100 ft. limit, re-pull will be allowed at track official's discretion. 23. If sled is re-weighted, next puller becomes first puller and has re-pull option. All previous pullers will pull at the last of the class. There will be no re-pull options for tie pull offs. 24. M e c h a n i c a l b r e a k a g e w i l l n o t b e g r o u n d s f o r disqualification, but vehicle will be red flagged and measured.

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25. Pull is ended by the following: A. Forward motion stops. (Excessive digging will not be allowed.) B. Disqualification 1. Driver does not remain seated. 2. Parts of the vehicle falls on the track. 3. Vehicle gets outside of pulling strip. 26. If vehicle hitch breaks, measurement will be taken from that point. 27. Vehicles traveling the farthest distance before being stopped, will be declared the winner of their class; other vehicles will be placed accordingly. 28. If more than one vehicle goes through the course, more weight will be added to the sled and those vehicles may pull again, if mechanically possible. 29. All vehicles must be driven off and on the track under their own power if mechanically possible (as determined by the driver). 30. All trucks and tractors can be stopped at any contest at any time to have safety equipment inspected. 31. Any violation of these rules will disqualify the driver and forfeit the entry fee. 32. In the event of a tie in points, at the last scheduled event of the season, competitors that are tied must pull off after the final class of the event, in order, as selected by a drawing. Or, if all parties agree, break the tie by a coin toss.

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33. TSPA officials have the right to stop and/or disqualify any contestant's vehicle that is being operated in violation of the rules or in an unsafe manner. 34. Contest will be governed by officials, with all decisions final. 35. Open Class tractors and trucks must adhere to all safety rules

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GENERAL VEHICLE RULES

1. All tractors and trucks will be subject to inspection by TSPA Directors or Tech personnel before and after each pull. Tractors that do not meet TSPA rules will be subject to disqualification. The Board has the right to internally inspect any new tractor, or new entries to a class, at any time. All vehicles must have engine and chassis inspected and certified by the second event of participation. Contest is limited to rubber tire vehicles; no tire chains, rear duals, or four-wheel drive tractors allowed. Weight includes driver. Must have describable weights. Engine cubic inch limits as stated per class; 1% tolerance on pump test allowed. If engine fails pump test, competitor may tear down for exact measurement. All vehicles must be equipped with workable brakes. All pulling vehicles must have a strong seat equipped with a seat belt. . Each vehicle must have a hitching device with an inside dimension of 3-1/2 inches or more front to back by 3 inches or more side to side and it must be welded to drawbar. Pulling point may not be more than 1.5 inches from back edge of hitching device.

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10. All trucks and tractors will be required to have a steel plate or steel billet flywheel, clutch and components with the following mechanical properties: Tensile strength 60,000 psi, yield strength - 40,000 psi. Any magnesium or aluminum flywheel that meets or exceeds former SEMA standards will be acceptable. Positively no gray cast iron allowed. 11. Drawbar must be stationary in all directions. 12. All weights must be securely fastened to the pulling vehicle. If weight used as ballast falls off, automatic disqualification. 13. No additives added to fuel or water except for lubrication purposes. No combustion enhancers or oxygenates. 14. No oxygen or nitrous oxide allowed. 15. All vehicles must have an area 6 inches wide and 12 inches high immediately above the drawbar free of all obstructions. 16. Must have engine side shields extending from pan to bottom of head made of .060 inch steel or aluminum. Frame can count as part of shield. 17. All vehicles must have a minimum of a fully charged 2-1/2 lb. fire extinguisher, mounted within easy reach of the driver. A Halon fire extinguisher of equivalent size may be used. 18. All vehicles must have a working neutral safety switch, meaning vehicle will only start in neutral or park.

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19. All truck and Pro-stock tractors to have a backup light, a minimum of (2) inches in diameter, to be activated by gearshift lever when vehicle is in reverse. 20. Puller is required to have a hook in front of pulling vehicle to pull vehicle off the track.

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GENERAL TRACTOR RULES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. All turbo chargers, not under the hood, must be completely shrouded, except for inlet and exhaust pipes, with steel .060 inch or thicker. Turbo chargers under fiberglass hoods must be shrouded with .060 inch steel or thicker under the area of fiberglass. All tractors with turbo and no muffler must have (2) 3/8 inch bolts in exhaust as close to elbow as possible at 90 degree angles and no further than 2 inches apart. All tractors must have a nationally approved scatter blanket. All air through turbo must go through inducer housing. Torque amplifier or power director must be shielded with steel shield or Board approved scatter blanket on all Pro Stock tractors. All tractors must have a shield on front crankshaft pulley and/or harmonic balancer that will, in the event of failure, contain pulley or balancer within the engine compartment. All tractors are required to have weld on hubs. All tractors recommended to have a roll over protection cage built to NTPA specifications. (not mandatory)

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10. All Pro Stock diesel engines will be required to have a fuel dump or by-pass valve operable from the driver's seat at the injection pump fuel inlet fitting or fittings. 11. Pro Stock tractor throttle must be pushed forward for open position and idle in most rearward position. 12. Pro Stock tractors maximum rear tire size 24.5 x 32. 13. All Pro Stock tractor engines shall have a 3/8 inch minimum steel cable surrounding the engine. 14. All tractors must be equipped with engine side shields. 15. No de-cubing of engines allowed.

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350 PRO STOCK TRACTOR RULES

1. Limited to a maximum of 350 cubic inch 6 cylinder or 385 cubic inch 4 cylinder engine and 1 turbo charger. 2. Turbo charger maximum size of 3.00 inch intake wheel and maximum 4.00 inch exhaust wheel. 3. All tractors to have a "wide front" axle, no single pedestal front axles allowed. 4. All tractors must be equipped with approved type of kill switch or air-shut-off that can be activated by the pulling sled. 5. All tractors must be equipped with stabilizer bars and rear bumper that conforms to TSPA specifications. See diagram at back of Rules & Regulations. 6. All tractors, including those with roll cages, must be operated with hood and grill and have fenders which will support the weight of driver and protect driver from contact with tires. 7. All seats on tractors will be equipped with seatbelts and side rails at least 4 inches high that will support the weight of the driver. 8. All tractors to have fire shield between motor and driver of .060 inch metal from side shield to side shield from top to bottom. 9. T i n w o r k m u s t m a t c h m o t o r . (example IHC hood -IHC motor; JD hood-JD motor). 10. All tractors to be no longer than 13 feet from center of rear axle to most forward position of tractor including weights.

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11. Front weights not to extend 36 inches past factory position of grill. 12. Rear weights cannot interfere with hitching up sled or pulling sled and cannot extend past rear tires. Bottom of weights will be no closer than 12 inches to top of drawbar. 13. Hitch point must not be over 20 inches from the ground and must be locked in place. 14. Hitch point may not be closer than 18 inches from center line of rear wheels. 15. Drawbar cannot be connected to hydraulic system in any manner. 16. Engine must be the manufactured design block for the tractor; may run new sheet metal, but must have original drive train and components. 17. Cylinder head must match engine block without modification; OEM only. Genesis head allowed on 401 Ford; 55 series head allowed on John Deere; 800 Minneapolis Moline heads are allowed. No aluminum heads except factory Deutz heads. 18. No converting diesel engine to gas engine. 19. No de-cubing of engine size. 20. Gas engines may have only one carburetor. 21. Gas tractors on alcohol will be allowed. 22. Maximum diesel fuel injection pump size ~ Bosch P series pump. Sigmas are not allowed. 23. Exhaust must be pointed upward.

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24. All turbo chargers, not under the hood, must be completely shrouded, except for inlet and exhaust pipes, with steel .060 inch or thicker. 25. Turbo chargers under fiberglass hoods must be shrouded with .060 inch steel or thicker under the area of fiberglass. 26. All tractors with turbo and no muffler must have (2) 3/8 inch bolts in exhaust as close to elbow as possible at 90 degree angles and no further than two inches apart. 27. All air through turbo must go through inducer housing. 28. All tractors must have a nationally approved scatter blanket. 29. Torque amplifier or power director must be shielded with steel shield or Board approved scatter blanket on all Pro Stock tractors. 30. All tractors must have a shield on front crankshaft pulley and/or harmonic balancer that will, in the event of failure, contain pulley or balancer within the engine compartment. 31. All tractors are required to have weld on hubs. 32. All tractors recommended to have a roll over protection cage built to NTPA specifications. (not mandatory) 33. One turbo charger maximum size of 3.00 inch intake wheel and maximum 4.00 inch exhaust wheel.

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Diesel engines will be required to have a fuel dump or by-pass valve operable from the driver's seat at the injection pump fuel inlet fitting or fittings. May run up to a 50%-50% alcohol and water mix. for cooling. Pro Stock tractor throttle must be pushed forward for open position and idle in most rearward position. Pro Stock tractors maximum rear tire size 24.5 x 32. All Pro Stock tractor engines shall have a 3/8 inch minimum steel cable surrounding the engine. All Pro Stock tractors must be equipped with engine side shields. The 570 Cockshutt may replace factory cast bell housing with steel bell housing and scatter blanket. No "Puller HP" tires

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410 PRO STOCK TRACTORS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Limited to diesel tractors with a maximum of 410 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine The weight classes will be7,500 pounds, including the driver. (may vary with promoter needs) All tractors will be safety inspected and certified before they hook to the sled. All tractors must have an engine and chassis inspected and certified by the second event of participation. Cubic inch displacement and turbo charger limits are as follows: tractors with 315 or less CID will be allowed 2 turbo chargers, tractors with CID greater than 315 will be allowed 1 turbo charger. Must have a steel plate or steel billet flywheel, clutch and components with the following mechanical properties: Tensile strength - 60,000 psi, yield strength - 40,000 psi. Any magnesium or aluminum flywheel that meets or exceeds former SEMA standards will be acceptable. Positively no gray cast iron allowed. Turbo chargers may be checked by a TSPA tech official at any time. Any protest of a turbo by another competitor will result in an inspection of both the protested turbo and the protestor's turbo. The protestor must be a paid up, competing member of the same class.

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The turbo compressor housing will be no larger than a 3 inch inlet measured at the smallest diameter of the compressor wheel. No downsizing of the compressor housing ahead of the wheel will be allowed. Exhaust housing to be no larger than a 4 inch outlet measured as above. The inlet will be measured using a 3.005 inch diameter slug, exhaust using a 4.005 inch diameter slug. If any slug touches the appropriate wheel, turbo will be declared illegal. No waste gates or waste gated exhaust housing or variable vane turbo chargers allowed. No slots, holes, bleeders or any other modification that allows air into the turbo charger in any way other than through the inducer housing directly into the smallest diameter area of the compressor wheel. Weight includes driver. Must have describable weights. All vehicles must be equipped with workable brakes. Each vehicle must have a hitching device with an inside diameter of (3) inches or more and it must be welded to drawbar. Pulling point may not be more than 1.5 inches from back edge of hitching device. All weights must be securely fastened to the pulling tractor. If a weight or any other item used as a ballast falls off during a run, a disqualification will occur. No additives to the fuel or water except for lubrication purposes. No combustion enhancers or oxygenates allowed.

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15. No oxygen or nitrous oxide allowed. 16. All tractors must have an area 6 inches wide and 12 inches high immediately above the drawbar free of all obstructions. 17. All tractors must have side shields extending from the pan to the hood made of .060 inch steel or aluminum. Frame may count as part of the shield. 18. All tractors must have a working neutral safety switch, meaning the vehicle will only start in neutral or with the clutch disengaged. 19. All tractors must have a white backup light minimum of 2 inches in diameter, to be activated by gearshift lever when vehicle is in reverse. 20. Puller is required to have a hook in front of the pulling vehicle to pull vehicle off the track. 21. All tractors must have a "wide front" axle. 22. All tractors must be equipped with an approved type of kill switch or air-shut-off that can be activated by the pulling sled. 23. All tractors must be equipped with stabilizer bars and rear bumper that conforms to TSPA specifications. 24. All tractors, including those with roll cages, must be operated with hood, grill and have fenders. 25. All seats on tractors will be equipped with seatbelts and side rails at least 4 inches high that will support the weight of the driver.

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26. All tractors must have a fire shield between the motor and the driver of .060 inch metal from side shield to side shield and from top to bottom. 27. Tin work must match engine. (example IHC hood - IHC engine; JD hood - JD engine). 28. All tractors to be no longer than 13 feet from center of rear axle to the most forward position of tractor including weights, but excluding towing hitch. 29. Rear weights cannot interfere with hitching of sled and cannot extend past rear tires. 30. Hitch point must not be over 20 inches from the ground, be locked in place and be rigid in all axis. 31. Hitch may not be closer than 18 inches from the center line of the rear wheels. 32. Engine must be the manufactured design block for the tractor; may run newer sheet metal, but must have original drive train and components. (example block size for 7,500 lb class, 361-407 IHC, 389-404 JD). 33. Cylinder head must match engine block without modification; OEM only. Genesis head allowed on 401 Ford; 55 series head allowed on John Deere; 800 Minneapolis Moline heads are allowed. No aluminum heads except factory Deutz heads. 34. No de-cubing of engine allowed. 35. Maximum fuel injection pump size - Bosch P series pump. Sigmas are not allowed. No more than 1 plunger per cylinder. 36. Exhaust must be pointed upward.

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37. All turbo chargers, not under the hood, must be completely shrouded, except for inlet and exhaust pipes, with steel .060 inch or thicker. 38. Turbo chargers under fiberglass hoods must be shrouded with steel .060 inch or thicker under the area of fiberglass. 39. All tractors must have two (2) 3/8 inch bolts in exhaust as close to the elbow as possible at 90 degree angles and no further than 2 inches apart. 40. All tractors must have an approved scatter blanket to shield the clutch and flywheel assembly. 41. All tractors must have a shield on front crankshaft pulley and/or harmonic balancer that will, in the event of failure, contain pulley or balancer within the engine compartment. 42. All tractors are required to have steel weld-on rear hubs. 43. All tractors recommended to have a roll over protection cage built to NTPA specifications. (Not Mandatory) 44. All diesel tractors are required to have a fuel dump or by-pass valve operable from the driver's seat that will cause any fuel supplied by any primary fuel feed system to bypass the injection pump. 45. Water injection systems shall use water or a mixture of water and lubricant only. 46. No pressurized tanks for primary or secondary fuels. 47. Tractor throttle must be pushed forward for open position and idle in the most rearward position. 48. Tractor maximum rear tire size is limited to 24.5 X 32.

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49. All tractor will have a 3/8 inch minimum steel cable surrounding the engine and must be secured with at least (2) clamps per connection.

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HOT FARM TRACTORS

1. 3000 RPM maximum, no RPM tolerance or grace allowed. All hot farm tractors must have a magnetic pickup attached to the front of the engine to measure engine RPM. The lead wires from the pickup to the rear of the tractor are to be made of 14, or 16 gauge wire, and attached to a 110 volt, 3 prong female electrical outlet. The 2 wires from the pickup need to be attached to the 2 main spades, not the ground spade (round). This pickup can not be used to supply rpm to a tachometer used on the tractor. Do not supply voltage, or ground to the wires, or the plug. This outlet receptacle needs to be mounted next to the rear mounted air shutoff cable. (See wiring diagram at the back of this book.) Rpm pickup part numbers are: ISSPRO #019R8906, or #R8906 SUMMIT #RPC-250-4165. If RPM sensor on tractor does not work 1 grace run will be allowed, 2nd time will be disquallifaction. A certified weight and points system will be in effect. No tractor will be certified unless membership dues and insurance fees are paid. A 1%, of total weight, will be allowed for scale fluctuations. Tractor must run certified number of weights. No additional weight will be allowed of any kind. A sticker will be issued for each class stating driver, number and size of weights, amount of fuel, tire size and make. All stickers will be affixed to the RIGHT FRONT end of tractor.

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Any changes made will require a new certification. To re-certify, two tractors will be used to set the scales. There will be 410 cubic inch classes at 8500 and 9000 lbs., 466 cubic inch classes at 9500 and 10000 lbs. and 650 cubic inch classes at 10500 lbs. Engines will be allowed 0.5% tolerance upon cubic inch inspection No de-cubing of engine size allowed. A tractor may not enter in the same class twice. Three hooks per event will be allowed in special cases at the Board's discretion. Tire limits: 410: 18.4x38 or 20.8x34; 466 and 650: 20.8x38 or 18.4x42; any cut will be allowed. All tractors are limited to one turbo, with a small foot mounting base (2.75 inch X3.25 inch bolt pattern) and a 2.75 inch inlet for 410 cubic inch class and a 3.00 inch inlet for 466 cubic inch and 650 cubic inch classes. Air bleeds are allowed in all three classes. All weights shall be secured to the tractor. Any weight lost, while hooked to the sled, will result in disqualification. No weights allowed on platform and weights shall not interfere with hitch. All tractors must have hood and fenders and must be as close to original as possible. Updating of sheet metal is permitted. All tractors must have working brakes. All tractors must have factory equipped governors and must be operative.

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16. All forms of nitromethane (including nitrous oxide and propylene) are illegal as fuel. All fuels will have a maximum of 750 specific gravity. No LP, ice, alcohol or pressurized tanks of any kind allowed. LP will be allowed as a primary fuel.Kill switches, for gas powered tractors, and air shut offs, for diesel powered tractors, will be required. A fuel dump valve ahead of the injection pump is recommended, but not required. 17. No Intercoolers, aftercoolers or cooling devices, for the air or fuel of any kind, will be allowed. All tractors will run an agricultural exhaust manifold with no modifications. The intake manifold must be OEM brand specific, with one inlet only. Inlet may be moved to aid in the turbo hookup, and The size of the inlet may be altered. Spacers between intake and block will be allowed. Only one tube between turbo and intake manifold allowed. 18. Water injection in the air intake will be allowed. Water must freeze within 3 hours in a refrigerator freezer compartment. 1st violation no prize money or points for that pull, 2nd violation loss of points & hook money for the year, 3rd violation disqualified for the season. 19. No additives to the water except for lubrication purposes. Cetane boosters / enhancers will be allowed in the fuel. 20. Tractors will be limited to a maximum wheelbase of 114 inches. 21. No Component tractors allowed

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22. All tractors must have tip over bars. Tip over bars must extend a minimum of 32 inches behind center of rear axle and be a minimum of 20 inches apart. Pads must be a minimum of 5 inches square and must not be more than 20 inches off the ground. Tip over bars must be capable of supporting the weight of the tractor when a jack is placed under them. Bars must meet the Board approval. 23. No Aftermarket transmission boxes allowed. (Pro-Fab type) 24. All tractors must be equipped with a balancer retainer. 25. Side shields are required for all classes. 26. Hook point is to be a minimum of 18 inches behind center of rear axle, a maximum of 20 inches in height and rigid in all directions. Hitch eye must be a minimum of 3/4 inches thick with a minimum 3-1/2 inch lengthways by 3 inch crossways diameter hole. 27. Exhaust pipe must have two 5/16s bolts mounted 90 degrees of each other in the vertical portion of pipe, not more than one inch apart. No rain caps or curved pipes allowed. 28. Tractors using a roller chain coupler, to connect the engine to the transmission, must enclose said coupler 360 degrees with 5/16 inch minimum thickness steel, inside diameter not to exceed 2 inches more than the outside diameter of coupler to be fastened every 6 inches with minimum 3/8 inch grade 5 bolt.

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29. A maximum dimension of 13 feet, from the center of rear axle to front edge of weights, will be allowed. This does not include front tow point or "Gordyville" hitch. 30. No front wheel assist tractors, steel wheels, dual tires, tire studs or chains allowed. 31. Homemade front ends will be allowed, subject to Board approval. 32. Weld on rear axle plates are required. ROPS or a cage is recommended. 33. Replacement blocks are allowed provided they bolt to the original factory cast clutch bell housing without any modification or use of adapter plates. If the factory uses an adapter plate, it may not be modified in any way. Head will be the same manufacturer as crank case. No after market heads will be allowed. Deck plates between head and block will not be permitted in the 410 and 466 classes. Inline pumps can be used up to and including a "P" series injection pump, limited to 13 mm plungers. Number of plungers to match engine cylinders and must conform to tractor chassis being entered. 34. All tractors will have a steel clutch assembly and clutch blanket. 35. Electric fans are required on all tractors. 36. All tractors will be subject to inspection by TSPA Directors or Tech personnel before and after each pull. Tractors that do not meet TSPA rules will be subject to disqualification. The Board has the right to internally inspect any new tractor, or new entries to a class, at any time.

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37. Any changes made to a tractor that are not covered by the rule book must be approved by the board/tech official for your class. (turbo or intake manifold/piping changed or altered after tech inspection) 38. All pulls start with a tight hitch, no jerking allowed. 39. Driver shall place tractor in neutral and have foot off of the clutch pedal while hooking to and from the sled. 40. Contestants must remain seated in an upright position. Tractor must be operated in a safe manner both on and off the track. No tractor will be left running while unattended. 41. Any tractor operated in an unsafe manner, with foul or abusive language or excessive use of alcohol, will be grounds for disqualification. 42. Number one puller will be test puller and may take pull if sled is set right or the driver may immediately make the second pull, drop to third or last position. 43. All contestants will have two chances to start the sled within a 100 ft. pit area. In the event of a pull off, there will be only one attempt to complete a pull. Pull will be terminated when forward motion of sled stops. 44. If a tractor or sled goes out of bounds, the pull will be terminated and measured if puller stops when flag is thrown. If contestant continues pulling, a disqualification will result. (Mud flaps are not considered part of the sled). 45. Excessive loss of liquid will be cause for termination of pull and the distance will be measured.

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46. Any protest by a contestant must be made before the tractor leaves the track. 47. Any contestant protesting the legality of a pulling tractor's engine, will be required to put up a $250 tear down fee. If the tractor is found to be in violation, protester will retain the $250 and the protested tractor and member will be disqualified for one year from date of disqualification. If the tractor is found to be legal, the protested tractor owner keeps the $250. 48. Tech committee members will have the power to enforce all rules and settle disputes over disqualifications on a pull-to-pull basis. 49. All rules will be strictly enforced. Any question on the legality of a vehicle, please consult your class Technician or Board member. 50. Any trial run will be made after the completion of the entire class with TSPA Board, sled operator and promoter's permission. 51. No one allowed on the track except the judge, track officials and the contestant. 52. JUDGE'S DECISION IS FINAL. 53. Board has final decision except for rule changes.

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GENERAL TRUCK RULES

1. Maximum of one cast iron block, naturally aspirated engine, with one carburetor, no fuel injection systems. 2. Gasoline, E- 85, alcohol or racing fuel only. 3. All trucks must be equipped with a rear bumper and/or stabilizer bars that conform to the specifications at the back of Rules & Regulations. 4. All trucks shall have a full firewall. 5. Battery must be securely fastened down and if in cab, it must be enclosed. 6. Must run working kill switch located in rear center of bed. No restraints allowed. Kill switch must kill ignition and fuel pump. 7. Must be equipped with steel bell housing or 3/8 inch by 8 inch steel band 360 degrees around flywheel area fastened to frame with minimum of four (4) 3/8 inch bolts, grade 5 or better. 8. All engines to be equipped with harmonic balancer guard of ¼ inch steel 360 degrees around, if water pump allows, with one (1) inch strap across front. Must have bolt in end of crankshaft to hold balancer. 9. Any truck with engine-driven fan blade is required to have a fan shroud of 1/16 inch minimum steel, 360 degrees around blade. Shroud shall be no more than one (1) inch from radiator core and ¼ inch past rear blade. 10. No radiators or water hoses allowed in driver's compartment.

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11. All automatic transmissions shall have a SEMA approved blanket or shield. 12. All exhaust must discharge vertically or underneath and straight back, except if burns alcohol, then must be ran vertically. 13. All drive line U-joints to be enclosed 360 degrees with 1/8 inch steel or 3/16 inch aluminum. Shield should be close enough to joint to restrain any broken parts. Joints should not be visible from side, top or bottom. 14. All truck engines are subject to being pumped for cubic inch test any time during the year. 15. It is required that drive shafts turning at or above engine speed be fully enclosed.

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MODIFIED TWO WHEEL TRUCK

1. Trucks with 488 cubic inch engine with cylinder heads that have factory intake and exhaust port spacing and will accept and operate correctly with OEM intake manifold. Limited to a maximum hitch height of 30 inches with 34x18x15 or 40 inch tall DOT tires Trucks with over 488 and up to 530 cubic inch engine will be limited to a maximum hitch height of 27 inches . Maximum length limit of Two-Wheel trucks is fifteen (15) feet from center of rear axle to farthest front point. Trucks must have a presentable box or flatbed. All trucks must have hood and fenders in place. All side doors must shut and latch. Each drive shaft must have a minimum of two (2) loops. If vehicle has a shaft between transmission and transfer case, no longer than 24 inches, one (1) loop property centered will suffice; two-piece shafts must have four (4) loops. Rear hitch point to be a minimum of 18 inches from the centerline of rear axle. Engines limited to one single carburetor or two 600 CFM carburetors.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8.

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PRO STOCK 4X4 TRUCK

1. Vehicle body shall be any metal OEM truck body. Full cab required, except inner fenders and bed floor. No one-piece tilt bodies. Fiberglass body components and other modifications must be reviewed by tech official for approval. Maximum wheelbase of 133 inches. Maximum of 1 ton front axle. Vehicle shall have OEM frame. Leading edge of front weights cannot extend more than 60 inches forward of the centerline of front axle. Tires shall be DOT approved, no larger than 33X12.5 or metric equivalent as stamped on sidewall. Tire circumference shall not exceed 104.5 inches at 30 PSI. No bar tires permitted. Engine shall be in stock position, or rear edge of engine block shall be no less than14 inches behind centerline of front axle. Engine shall be a cast iron block and have a maximum c u b i c i n c h d is p l a c e m e n t o f 4 8 5 S m a l l b l o ck engines,(Maximum of 410 CID) allowed any aluminum cylinder heads.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7. 8.

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9.

Cylinder heads shall have OEM intake port location and will accept and operate correctly with OEM intake manifold without the use of intake spacers. (Tall deck blocks with short deck intakes may be allowed spacers per tech official review) 10. No after market forced air induction (turbo charger, supercharger etc.) or tunnel-ram intake or sheet metal intake. 11. Hook point of hitch shall be a maximum height of 26 inches. 12. Hook point of hitch shall be a minimum distance of 36% of wheel base behind centerline of rear axle. (i.e. 133" WB X 36%=47.8")

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OPEN CLASS TRACTORS AND TRUCKS

1. 2. 3. 4. All Open Class units must meet the safety requirements of TSPA rules & regulations. Tractors to have a maximum hitch height of 20 inches. 4X4 trucks to have a maximum hitch height of 26 inches. 2 wheel drive trucks to have a maximum hitch height of 30 inches.

LOCAL TRUCKS AND TRACTORS

1. 2. 3. 4. Optional classes for local trucks and/or tractors may be added at TSPA's discretion before or after the regular TSPA event at the expense of the sponsor. It is understood that these are "for fun only" classes, and that they are not serious competition with strict rules and regulations. Tractors are to be obvious farm tractors, no cut tires, no non-stock injection pumps etc. Trucks are to be obvious licensed trucks that are driven on the road for personal or business uses, no special tires, no engine modifications not legal or practical on the road, etc. Each truck must be equipped with a clevis not less than 3 inches inside diameter bolted to the rear bumper hitch. Each tractor must be equipped with a clevis not less than 3 inches inside diameter bolted to a drawbar not more than 20 inches above the ground.

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PROTEST PROCEDURE

All TSPA members have the right to protest any contestant in their class. Protests must be made with a Tech Inspector and/or the President before the next class starts or before the pull is over. If a certified vehicle is contested for weight, there must be three (3) vehicles, in that weight class, taken to the scales to be weighed. Engine, chassis, fuel or water protest fee must be paid up front before protest will be considered. If the protested member is found to be legal, the protested member gets the fee. If the protested member is found to be illegal, the protester gets the fee back. The protest fee for an engine or chassis check is $250.00 The protest fee for a fuel or water check is $100.00. Two (2) specific items can be inspected by the Tech Inspector per protest. Protester will remain present during inspection. The party being protested must make vehicle available for checking. If a person fails to comply with the cubic inch limit or check, they will be disqualified for one year and one day. Failure, or refusal to allow a check will be considered an illegal vehicle.

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CERTIFIED WEIGHT

All member vehicles may use certified weight. They will have a sticker stating the owner's name, class, amount of fuel, tire size, and make and number and size of weights. Vehicles will be certified by a Board Member at the first pull. If vehicle is not at first pull, it can be certified at the first pull it is at by taking a certified vehicle to the scale to set them by. A certified vehicle is allowed 1% over run. This is to take care of different scales that do not weight the same. (Example: A 7,500 lb. tractor plus 1% = 7,575 lbs.) A certified vehicle does not need to weigh over local scales before a pull. A certified vehicle must use the same weights it certifies with or it will be disqualified.

CERTIFIED ENGINE

All members will receive a schedule of engine certification places and times before the season starts. Individual arrangements with the Tech Inspector may also be made. All engines must be inspected by their second attended event.

CUBIC INCH TEST PROCEDURE

Engines will be "pumped up" and/or measured after removal of the pan at the Tech Inspector's discretion. All vehicles will have a number on certified weight stickers. These numbers may be drawn at a pull to be checked.

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FUEL & WATER TEST PROCEDURE

The sample will be taken, analyzed by, or sealed and sent to the lab for testing by the Tech Inspector. Tech Inspector is authorized to draw, at his discretion, up to two samples of fuel or water per division per year to be analyzed. If found in violation, competitor loses points accumulated to that date and is disqualified for that event.

STABILIZER BARS & BUMPER

The stabilizer pad must be a minimum of 5 inches square. A minimum of 20 inches will be allowed from the outside of one pad to the other. Stabilizer bars are not to be mounted in any way to drawbar. Tractor stabilizer bars will extend a minimum of 32 inches behind a line drawn from the center of the wheel to the ground. The stabilizer pad must not be more than 10 inches above the ground. Two wheel trucks stabilizer bars will extend 2 inches behind rear tires. Bumpers on tractor stabilizer bars must be a minimum of 12 inches above pad and extend 2 inches behind rear most point of rear tire. All trucks will have bumpers with pads a minimum of 3 inches square extending 2 inches behind hitch.

See next page for diagram.

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Sensor wires to spades only

Fig. F 2 inches behind rear tire

Fig. E. Minimum 12 inches above pad

Fig. B Center Line of rear axle Fig. G 2 inches behind hitch Fig. A Minimum of 32 inches

Fig. D Pad must be a minimum of 5 inches square Fig. C Maximum of 10 inches above ground.

2 pads 3 X 3 Min Fig. H 2 inches behind tire

NOTE: The stabilizer bar system must be able to support the weight of the machine in the heaviest class pulled. Jacking up the pads, so machine is completely off the ground, will be a good test.

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