I.H.F.S.P.A. 2018 Rules Page


The following general rules are for the 12,500 12 MPH and 12,500 15 MPH Hot Farm Classes

  • 2018 Changes are: Get rid of the 14,000 lb class and implement a new 12,500 lb 15 MPH class that can only be booked if the 12 MPH class is booked. Tie bars are mandatory for the 2018 pulling season. The speedometer will be used as a phone and if the phone messes up during the pull the pull will be accepted. Metric sizes are acceptable as 480/60-42, 520/85-38. Tire cuts cant be made into the body of the tire must be on the top of the lug and no production tires are allowed only AG tires. All blocks and heads must be stock OEM. In the event of a disqualification the points will be awarded as the last possible points.

  • Pullers should be at the pull a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of the pull.

  • Puller position will be drawn at the event.

  • Driver must be a minimum of 16 years of age. A parent or legal guardian must be present during the pull if under 16.

  • Intoxicated drivers will not be able to pull. Directors will make this determination.

  • No unauthorized person will be allowed on the track during the pull. No guiding, coaching, or hand signals once the tractor has started pulling.

  • All drawbars will be measured immediately prior to hook to the sled(20" maximum height).

  • Tractor can pull once per class.

  • If tractor is not ready to pull once the sled has returned it will be disqualified. Directors will determine if circumstance warrant disqualifications.

  • The first puller in this class has the option to pull over in the 6th or last position.

  • Tractors will have the option to restart one time if they attempt to stop within 100 feet. If a puller intentionally increases speed after a disqualification, points for that pull will be taken away. If you exceed 150 ft going over 12 MPH on a pull with out a sign board you will be disqualified if the pull has a sign board there is no tolerance you must be in the speed limit. p>
  • Drivers will remain seated during the pull.

  • Weights or any part of the tractor lost under the green flag will be cause for disqualification.

  • Excessive loss of fluid will be cause for a red flag. If the driver obeys flagman, the pull will be measured from that point.

  • Disobeying the flagman will result in disqualification.

  • If the tractor goes out or touches the chalk before 320 foot or full pull mark they will be disqualified unless they were the first puller and take the 6th option.

  • Any tractor operated in an unsafe manner before and during pull will be disqualified.

  • No riders allowed on or off the track.

  • Any deliberate attempt to violate the rules of I.H.F.S.P.A. will result in suspension. The decision to suspend a member will be determined by the directors.

  • The I.H.F.S.P.A. reserve the right to change, correct, delete, or add any safety rules that may become necessary during the pulling season. Per directors and voted on with all pullers.

  • Any new puller is allowed to pull in one event before certification is required. As minimal safety requirement met. Example: Air shut off, Wheelie bars, RPM sensor, dead man throttle, three way dump valve, cross bolts and exhaust.

  • Engine must be stock block or factory replacement for the make and model. No cube motors.

  • Tractor must have a positive throttle stop for setting maximum RPMs.

  • Tractor must be stock appearing. All housing and manifolds must be stock appearing for that make and model with the exception that an optional spacer plate may be used for the turbo mount..

  • Tractor must run factory wide front end.

  • Tractor must run diesel fuel only.

  • Injection pumps are to be stock appearing for that make and model.

  • Tractors will be limited to one turbocharger. The inlet bore of the compressor is limited to 2.75" maximum. Inlet bore restrictor is to have a minimum of 3/8"flat surface and must be within 2: from the compressor wheel to the innermost part of the restrictor must be securely in place. No superchargers or add on injections. No water or alcohol injections. No oxide, oxygen, or nitro methane, no ice boxes.

  • All tractors must have two 3/8' grade 5 bolt in the vertical portion of the exhaust pipe installed 1" apart and 90 degrees to each other.

  • No aluminum or after market heads.

  • All weights must be safely secured to the tractor. No weights or weight frames are to extend more than 24" on front of the tractor.

  • Tractor must have working brakes that will hold on an incline.

  • Tractor to be equipped with dead man throttle.

    Bars must be sufficient to life the rear of the tractor. The bars cannot be bolted, welded, etc. to the drabar in anyway. Bars must pass inspections by I.H.F.S.P.A.

  • ROPS, seat belts and tie bars are mandatory. Tractor must have tip over bars maximum height is to be no more than 10" from the ground. Bars are to extend at least 2" beyond the rear tires. The skid pad must be a minimum of 5"x5" square. A minimum of 20" is allowed between the two skid pads. No crossbars are allowed on the stabilizer bars behind the point of hook. Bars must be sufficient to life the rear of the tractor. The bars cannot be bolted, welded, etc. to the drawbar in anyway. Bars must pass inspections by I.H.F.S.P.A. directors.

  • Fenders are required. Fenders are to be stock appearing and must be capable of supporting the weight of the drivers.

  • Engine fan must be shielded or have electric or no fan.

  • Tractor must have rigid drawbar with a fixed pulling loop (All hitches need to be 3x3 1/2 inches and no more than 1-1/2"thick). Drawbar can be no higher than 20" from the ground, and no shorter than 18" from the center of the rear axle.

  • No drawbar supports are to be attached above the centerline of the axle, unless using the stock drawbar support for that make and model.

  • A tech check must be performed during tractor certification. All necessary items will be inspected by the directors.

  • The directors are to function as a committee. It is the responsibility of the directors to enforce the class rules. All competitors must cooperate with the directors. Failure in cooperating will result in disqualification.

  • The directors are to handle all protests and rule violations.

  • Stock appearing is up to the directors' discretion. And class vote if requested.

  • Tractors must be equipped with a spring loaded air shutoff. Cable for the shutoff must have a 2" ring and must be routed by the seat an accessible from the rear of the tractor.

  • Tractor must have a one magnet RPM pickup sensor (part#R8906 isspro)

  • 2800 RPMs for all tractors except big block John Deere 2300 RPMs

  • After market and homemade side shields are allowed.

  • Clutch blanket not required but is recommended.

  • R.O.P.S must be put on the vehicle.

  • No front cut tires allowed max tire size 20.8-38 or 18.4-42.

  • If the first puller is disqualified because of going over the speed they will have the option to drop to 6th or last that will be decided before they leave the track.

    MEMBERSHIP DUES

    • Dues due April 1st $150.00 tractor-$35.00 extra driver

    • Dues paid after April 1st $175.00 tractor-$35.00 extra driver

    • When dues are paid on the tractor, the tractor must go down the track to be eligible to have voting rights.

    • Extra driverís name will be specified on dues receipt and membership card.

    • $35.00 one night membership. The tractor may compete for money, but not for points.

    • Only two votes allowed per tractor. Member and or driver must be present to vote.

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