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National Antique Tractor Pullers Association


©2014 NATPA Added Wauseon OH pull results. Updated 2015 Points. [12/09/14]

 

2015 Schedule

2015 Points

 

2014-2015 NATPA Schedule

Troy, Missouri
Carl Davis 314-581-9458
John McQuoid 636-358-9180

June 21, 2014
October 18, 2014
Mason, Michigan
November 1, 2014
Sedalia, Missouri
In the Mathewson Exhibition Center, come in Gate 4 on North Side of the MO State Fairgrounds
November 8, 2014
Wauseon, Ohio November 29-30, 2014
Wichita, Kansas January 3, 2015
Springfield, Missouri January 17, 2015
Princeton, Indiana February 21, 2015
Tallmadge, Ohio March 14, 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska March 26, 2015
Thursday pull: All divisions/classes
More to come soon...


2015 Rule Changes

NATPA General Pulling Rules

4. Wheelie bars and kill switches are required in all Divisions I, II, IIT, III, and IV & V and should not be attached to the draw bar in any way. (This rule change was added on 06/20/14). Minimum requirements for the wheelie bars are as follows: 10"maximum above ground. The back of the wheelie bar is to extend 5" behind the tire radius. C: Pads = 5" square minimum, spaced minimum of 20" from outside each pad. D: Stabilizer bar system must be able to support the weight of the tractor in the heaviest class pulled. E: Jacking up the pads so the tractor is completely off the ground is a good test of the strength of the system’s support ability and the NATPA Tech Crew reserves the right to perform this test at its discretion. ( This rule change was added on 06/20/14).

10. RPMs: Will be determined by the NATPA RPM Chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturer’s data. Mandatory to have a working Governor and Throttle stop in all NATPA Divisions.

20. TIRES: No radial tires. No steel wheels. No chains. No duals. Two wheel drive only. No cut or altered tire is allowed in Division I or II.

21.
Speed cone distance will be set at 1/3 of track distance. One beep after flag/cone will result in disqualification. The marker for speed will also be used as the mark to stop the tractor if driver wishes to restart pull. (This change was added 8/27/2006 as per Board meeting of 7/28/2006). The puller will have two chances or two tries to move the sled. If it is more than two times with no success, 5 points will be counted or granted for that weight class. It will be the decision of the NATPA Board to allow more than two tries do to tractor/sled malfunction or track conditions. (This rule change was added on 06/20/14).

27. HOOKING POINT RULE-- Your hooking point (hole) needs to be a minimum 3.25 inches and 3 inches wide, 1 inch thick, and a maximum of 1-1.25 inches of material from the back of the hole to end of the drawbar (this allows the hook to fit freely).  Make sure your drawbar is compliant. 

Division I NATPA Pulling Rules

8. HITCHES - Maximum 16" height (stationary in all directions) locked at 16" on tractors such as IH fast hitch, Ford 3 point hitch, etc. Hitches must be as from factory-unaltered for that specific tractor. Operator must furnish a straight up and down clevis or hitching eye (D-Ring) with a minimum opening of 3.25" bolted or pinned tightly with spacers to the draw bar. Hitch measured at hook point of clevis. Farmall H's and M's must pull from an original drawbar hooked to the original belly hook point. Drawbar must be 24 inches minimum from center of axle to hitch point. (This wording added as per safety committee on 06/ 20/14)

9. SAFETY/DRIVER – Drivers must be 10 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission. Pullers between 10 to 14 years of age (Unexperienced) driver may have one parental/guardian on the track for safety reasons only. (This rule change added on 06/20/14).

Division II NATPA Pulling Rules


8. HITCHES - Minimum 18" back from the center of the rear axle and a maximum of 18" drawbar height. Hitch material cannot be thinner than 3/4" and not thicker than 1.25". Hitch has to have a 3" hole with 1" material thickness around the hole or a straight clevis bolted or pinned tightly to the drawbar with a minimum of 3.25" hole. Top of hitch adjuster cannot be above center line of axle or hub. Hitches and drawbars must be stationary in all directions. Hitch must be easily accessible (sled operator's discretion).

11. SAFETY/DRIVER – Drivers must be 10 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission. Pullers between 10 to 14 years of age (Unexperienced) driver may have one parental/guardian on the track for safety reasons only. (This rule change added on 06/20/14).

Division 2T NATPA Pulling Rules


6. Tires and Rims: Maximum tire size - 2500-4500 lbs. maximum tire size is 15.5x38 or 200 sq. in.on any width rim; - 4501-6500 lbs. up to a 16.9 X 34 or 229 sq. in. maximum tire size on any rim width 7000-9500 lbs. maximum tire size is 18.4x38 on any width rim. Top cut tires allowed-No altered or cutting to the front edge of tire is allowed.

Division III NATPA Pulling Rules

15. Tractors allowed in the 3250 III class. This division will consist of the following tractors.
AC-B, AC-C, Case VAC, IHC F-12, IHC F-14, IHC-B, IHC-C, JD-B 1938 or Older Unstyled, Oliver 60.Oliver 66, AC-CA, Cockshutt 20, Ferguson TE-20, Ferguson TO-35, Ford NAA, Ford-600, Intercontinental C-26, IHC Super-C, IHC 200, IHC 230, JD-B Styled, Long A, MH 101-JR, MH-22, MM-R and MM-335

Division IV NATPA Pulling Rules


7. RPMs: RPM's allowed will be determined by the NATPA RPM Chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturer's data. A 20% margin of error will be permitted. All tractors to have positive throttle stops with a working governor in the stock location.

 Mandatory RPM Box:
For Division IV tractors should have a 3 prong female 110 outlet style plug in on back of tractor for the RPM recorder to plug into.  Wire your kit from Scheid Diesel up to the female 100 outlet. ONLY USE ONE MAGNET ON YOUR RPM KIT (they send 2, but use only one)

You are allowed one event without this.....the second event you attend without it, no points or distance will be recorded.  These devices will mount on your tractor and record the highest reading your engine hits going down the track.
NATPA will have 2 boxes at all events for your tractor to plug in to (ex: when kill switch is being hooked up, this will be hooked up also)

18. Tractors allowed in the 3250 IV class. This division will consist of the following tractors.
AC-B, AC-C, Case VAC, IHC F-12, IHC F-14, IHC-B, IHC-C, JD-B 1938 or Older Unstyled, Oliver 60.Oliver 66, AC-CA, Cockshutt 20, Ferguson TE-20, Ferguson TO-35, Ford NAA, Ford-600, Intercontinental C-26, IHC Super-C, IHC 200, IHC 230, JD-B Styled, Long A, MH 101-JR, MH-22, MM-R and MM-335

Division V NATPA Pulling Rules

7. RPM's: RPM's allowed will be determined by the NATPA RPM chart. Any tractor not listed will use manufacturers date. A maximum of 30% over stock RPM's will be permitted for each make and model of tractor. No tractor in Division V will be allowed over 3000 RPM's. Specifically, IH 660 will be allowed to run over 2575 RPM's only if it has the 460-560-660 series agricultural block and head built prior to 1964 and the 660 external planetary axles. Side shields are highly recommended. Enhanced electrical systems permitted in all classes. Rev limiters are allowed. All tractors must have a positive throttle stop with fully operational governor.

Mandatory RPM Box:
For Division V tractors should have a 3 prong female 110 outlet style plug in on back of tractor for the RPM recorder to plug into.  Wire your kit from Scheid Diesel up to the female 100 outlet. ONLY USE ONE MAGNET ON YOUR RPM KIT (they send 2, but use only one)

You are allowed one event without this.....the second event you attend without it, no points or distance will be recorded.  These devices will mount on your tractor and record the highest reading your engine hits going down the track.
NATPA will have 2 boxes at all events for your tractor to plug in to (ex: when kill switch is being hooked up, this will be hooked up also)

NATPA POINT SYSTEM

A tractor must be hooked to and attempt to move the sled to receive hook points.

Disqualified tractors will receive 5 hook points only.

Only those tractors registered to members in good standing will receive points.

Each tractor will receive points according to how it actually placed in any sanctioned class where it was pulled.

Points will follow a member’s registered tractor(s) and the driver does not have to be an NATPA member for a tractor to receive points at a Regional Pull.

At the National Championship Pull only NATPA members in good standing may participate.

Members’ tractors will accumulate points only in two (2) classes that the puller has registered with the NATPA.

Points received at the National Championship Pull will count toward point total.

The best (5) finishes in each registered class will be counted toward point total for each tractor.

In order for a tractor to receive a points award that tractor must have competed in five (5) events in that points class.

At the championship pull the tractor must hook in is designated point’s classes. Added as per board 3/30/2007

In order for a tractor to receive a point’s award that tractor must have competed in five (5) events in that points class. (This change was added 3/29/2008 as per Annual Meeting of 3/29/2008) In order to compete in the Championship Pull you need a total of 3 hooks in the same designated points/weight class before the championship event. (This rule change was added on 06/20/14).

You must notify the (NATPA Secretary) after the Lincoln, NE or the pull scheduled before the Championship pull, and indicate what two classes you are declaring for points.  If you have not declared by that date, the NATPA will automatically declare your two lightest classes you pulled in this season.  His email is cksrink@sbcglobal.net

 

 


Just like last year, you must notify Curtis Rink by the Monday after Lincoln, NE pull what two classes you are declaring for points.  If you have not declared by 3-26-13, we will automatically declare your two lightest classes you pulled in this season.  His email is cksrink@sbcglobal.net

 

NEW HOOKING POINT RULE---many sleds have been told by their insurance companies that to remain "insured" they need to always use their "big hook".  This bigger hook is for NTPA, PPL, etc. type tractors.  This is being forced upon the sleds and thus upon NATPA and its pullers.  Your hooking point (hole) needs to be a minimum 3.25 inches long, 3 inches wide, 1 inch thick, and a maximum of 1-1.25 inches of material from the back of the hole to end of the drawbar (this allows the hook to fit freely).  Make sure your drawbar is compliant.  The board will be adding this correctiion to the general rules.

 

--RPM Monitors for Div 4/5 tractors--

** UPDATE--Div4/5 tractors should have a 3 prong female 110 outlet style plug in on back of tractor for the RPM recorder to plug into.  Wire your kit from Scheid Diesel up to the female 100 outlet.

ONLY USE ONE MAGNET ON YOUR RPM KIT (they send 2, but use only one)

To purchase an RPM monitor device for your tractor, call Scheid Diesel at 1-800-669-1934, and ask for Mike.  He is the contact person for NATPA on this.  They will ship the device to you; approximate cost is $49.55, plus shipping.

You are allowed one event without this.....the second event you attend without it, no points or distance will be recorded.  These devices will mount on your tractor and record the highest reading your engine hits going down the track.

NATPA will have 2 boxes at all events for your tractor to plug in to (ex: when kill switch is being hooked up, this will be hooked up also)

 

 

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