2018 Rules and Regulations


 President:         Peter Bartz  920-83-3699 Vice President: Jim Hull   920-539-0055
 Treasurer:         Brenda Vis  920-296-9602                                                                    Printable Version
 Secretary:        Corrine Chalker 920-904-1040

Board of Directors:             
Kevin Schell 608-381-5051
Rick Hull 920-324-9427
Marcus Cox 920-296-3299
Travis Christoffersen - 920-960-8835

Event Coordinators:
Peter Bartz 920-838-3699
Jeff Patzlaff  920-266-9012
Lowell Vis  920-296-3366
Jim and Donna Hull  920-539-0055

For Membership information call 920-296-9602 or see Membership entry on this page.

The 2018 W.G.T.P. Inc. rules are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of the motorsport of garden tractor pulling events and to reduce the risk of injury to both the participants and spectators during such events. It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to ensure that his/her conduct and equipment comply with all applicable W.G.T.P. Inc. rules and regulations, as they may be amended from time to time. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication or compliance with, these rules. These are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to pullers, spectators, or others.

WEIGHT CLASSES:
​1000# STOCK CHILD                 1050# PRO STOCK                         1100# OUTLAW
1050# STOCK ADULT                1050# SUPER STOCK                    1400# UNLIMITED OUTLAW
1050# STK TWIN 21-25HP         1050# OPEN SUPER STOCK         1450# HEAVY UNLIMITED OUTLAW
 950# LIGHT PRO MOD             1050# LIGHT SUPER MOD              PST - OPTION CLASS
1000# HEAVY PRO MOD           1300# HEAVY SUPER MOD            
STOCK- (up to 20HP)
1. Motor Limitations:
            a. A stock garden tractor type engine, with working governor. Maximum no-load RPM's:10 Hp. and under - 
               4200 RPM, under 16 Hp. - 4000 RPM, 16 Hp. - 3700 RPM, over 16 Hp - 3300 RPM. Diesel engines must run 
               the lesser of factory RPM or as listed. W.G.T.P INC. Board of Directors retains the right to review and update
               RPM limitations in each pulling season. To be checked by the Tech. Inspector with the club tachometer. 
               Straight pipes are allowed, but must point straight up. All stock tractors must have stock shielding or better.
           b. Maximum engine size is 20 Hp. Engine must be completely stock except for the following
               modifications:
               * A normal factory rebuild, consisting of ground valves, cut seats, and bore engines to maximum and
                 oversize cut crank for undersize rod is allowed. Maximum .025" of piston pop-out above cylinder bore
                 is allowed. 
               * Diesel or liquid cooled engines will be permitted.
          c. Tractor must have air cleaner, no velocity stack, and no radius inlet.
          d. "Stock Adult" or "Stock Child" limited to single cyl up to 18HP or Twin cyl up to include 20HP.
2. Maximum drawbar height is 13", minimum hole for levis is 5/8". WGTP Board retains the right to amend this 
    rule after 3 pulls in the 2018 season
3. Maximum tire width 26 X 12 X 12 or 15" rim diam - 10.5 max width, 16" rim diam - 9.9" max width, 24" rim diam - 8.5"
    max are allowed. Production pulling tires (max size 26 x 12 x 12) allowed - the tractor will be limited to a drawbar 
    height 1" lower than the requirement stated for that engine size in Rule #2. WGTP Board retains the right to amend this 
    rule.
4. Frame must be OEM specified stock but may be moved to a maximum wheel base length of 56". 
    (See General Rule #26)
5 Must retain all OEM shielding or better. See General Rules.
6. Engines must run on gasoline or diesel only.
7. Deadman's throttle and engine kill switch must be on all tractors that run more than once per pulling season. Clutch
    switches are required on all electric start tractors. 
8. Wheelie bars are mandatory and seats with a minimum 3" backrest are mandatory.
9. Local pullers will be given one pull to meet the rules. Exceptions for stock tractors that do not meet rules will be 
   decided by the WGTP Board.
10. Any stock tractor may run any other class during the course of a season. They must run by stock class rules, and 
    after that they must meet all rules for the class(es) they are running. 
11. All drivers must wear a helmet, long pants, and long sleeved shirt. Nylon pants, shirts, or jackets are not allowed.
12. Pullers must be 5 years of age to run in the Stock class and must demonstrate the ability to safely operate the 
      tractor to a board member. Minors must have parent or guardian written permission.
13. The Stock class is considered one class. The owner must decide if the tractor will be registered under Child or Adult. 
      The tractor cannot be entered in both. A tractor registered under Adult may have a child operator but will compete as 
      an Adult. No Adult may register as a child. Points and prizes will be awarded separately by age group: Children ages  
      5 to 12 (as of Jan. 1st) and Adults age 13 and up.
14. All rules under section: General rules, Track rules, and Teardown and Penalties will apply to the Stock class. 

STOCK (21-25HP TWIN)
1.Maximum HP: 25. No multi-engines allowed.
2.Max RPM 4250
3.Factory stock, commercially available garden tractor with cast block engine. Engine, chassis, and sheet metal must 
    maintain stock appearance.
4.Frame can be modified for engine swap. (See General Rule #26)
5.Must use only OEM AVAILABLE UNALTERED PARTS for engine manufacturer.
6.Maximum bore size is .030 manufacturer’s standard specifications.
7.No welding or modifying of block or cylinder head. Cylinder head must maintain stock combustion chamber lip and  
    head gasket. (Weld for repair may be done with WGTP Board approval.)
8.No fabricated manifolds, carburetor stand offs, velocity stacks, or spacers allowed.
9.Carburetor must be stock, unaltered and unpolished. Choke butterfly and shaft can be removed. Air restricting
    venture must not exceed stock size for model, horsepower, and configuration. No gas fuel injection.
10.Billet steel or aluminum flywheel are allowed. No welding or machining of cast flywheels.
11.Gasoline only.
12.Modifications to clutch, drive line, and transaxle assembly are allowed.
13.Deadman’s throttle is required.
14.Maximum tire size is 26x12x12. Pro Pulling tires are allowed.
15.Maximum drawbar height is 13 inches.
16.All rules under section: General rules, Track rules, and Teardown and Penalties will apply to the Stock class.

LIGHT PRO MOD
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Limit one, 16Hp, single cylinder, 4-cycle, air cooled garden tractor manufactured engine. No add-on cylinder 
              jugs, diesels, overhead cam, or overhead valve engines are permitted. 
          b. Flathead engines only; no add-on overhead valve heads.
          c. No stroker cranks.
          d. Engines with a maximum bore of 3.812", maximum stroke of 3.250" will be limited to one stock appearing
              butterfly type carb. with one barrel only, maximum 1.200" venturi.
          e. Engines with maximum bore of 3.600', maximum stroke - 3.250" will be limited to one 44mm carb.
          f. 32 cubic inch engines or smaller will allowed to run any type or size carb., and block; with any combination of
             bore or stroke; and may run fuel injection.
          g. Engines over 32 cubic inch must have a one piece finned cast block (no aluminum). Must  maintain stock bolt 
              pattern and deck height.
          h.Tractors meeting NQS Stock Altered rules will be allowed. NQS Rules available upon request.
          i. Maximum .020" over bore will be allowed for rebuilds.
          j. Gas or alcohol is allowed
2. Production pulling tires are allowed. 
3. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown will apply to the Light Pro Mod class.
4. All persons 10 years and older may pull in the Light Pro Mod class. Minors must have parent or guardian written 
   permission. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member.

HEAVY PRO MOD
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Limit one, 18 Hp, 1 or 2 cylinder, 4-cycle, air cooled garden tractor type manufactured engine. No add-on 
              cylinder jugs, diesels, or overhead cam engines permitted.
          b. Flathead engine limitations:
               * Gas or alcohol (.810 maximum specific gravity)
               * Maximum stroke - 3.250".
               * Engines with maximum bore of 3.812", maximum stroke - 3.250" will be limited to one stock appearing butterfly 
                 type carb. with one barrel only, maximum 1.200" venturi.
               * Engines with maximum bore of 3.600, maximum stroke of 3.250" will be limited to one 44mm carb.  or two 
                 1.200" venturi.
               * Engines over 32 cubic inch must have a one piece finned cast block (no aluminum). Must maintain stock bolt 
                 pattern and deck height.
         c. Overhead valve engine limitations:
               • Twin cylinder-liquid cooled maximum 38.5 cubic inches. Must be available in an OEM produced garden 
                 tractor.Maximum .0303" over standard bore or 38.5 cubic inch maximum (whichever is less). Stock stroke 
                 crankshaft. No piston pop up out of the top of the chlinder bore (flush top pistons). Stock carbs for engine 
                 make and size with 1.200" venturi maximum. 
               * Maximum 18Hp single cylinder. Limited to stock stroke, maximum 0.060" over bore.
               * Limited to gas or alcohol (.810 max. specific gravity).
               * Limited to a drawbar height of 12" and maximum weight of 975 lbs (W.G.T.P. board retains the right to change                   this ruling)
          d. 32 cubic inch engines or smaller are allowed to run with any type or size carb. and block; with any 
              combination of bore or stroke; and may run fuel injection.
          e. All engines will be allowed to run billet heads but overhead valve engines must retain stock OEM valves and 
              location for engine configuration and horsepower rating.
          f. Tractors meeting NQS Stock Altered rules will be allowed. NQS Rules available upon request.
2. Maximum tire size is 26 x 12 x 12, any rim width. Manufacturer's markings must be on tire.
3. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown will apply to the Heavy Pro Mod class.
4. Persons 12 years and older may pull in the Heavy Pro Mod class. All minors must have parent or guardian written 
    permission. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member.

PRO STOCK
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Limit one, 1 or 2 cylinder, 4-cycle, air cooled garden tractor type manufactured or configured block engine, 
              flathead only.
          b. Maximum cubic inches: 50.5 cu. in. for single cylinder, 56.0 cu. in. total both cylinders for twins.
          c. A stock appearing Kohler type carburetor must be used if other than stock for the model engine being 
              used.Stand off pipe or ram tubes permitted. Choke may be removed. Single carburetor only. Air restricting 
              venturi must be in stock position or carburetor not to be larger than 1.200" diameter. Air controlled by butterfly
              in stock position in carburetor, no slides, no injection, naturally aspirated only. No air entering after 1.200" 
              restriction. 
          d. Kohler based single cylinder engines must maintain stock Kohler K341 deck height, cam and crank locations.
             Stock head bolt pattern must be maintained. 
          e. Gas or alcohol only with a maximum of.810 specific gravity.  
2. WGTP Board retains the right to change carb. limitations on 50.6 to 56.0 cu. in. engines.
3. Maximum tire size is 26 x 12 x 12, any rim width. Manufacturer's markings must be on tire.
4. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown will apply to the Pro Stock class.
5. Persons 12 years and older may pull in the Pro Stock class. All minors must have parent or guardian written 
    permission. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member.

SUPER STOCK
1.Limited to Single flatheads – 50.5”cubic inches (1-cylinder, 4-cycle, air cooled flat head, 2 valves same side of engine)
2.No reverse port engines.
3.Any type of naturally aspirated induction is permitted.
4.No nitro (Alcohol only with maximum specific gravity of .810.)
5.All other rules will be the same as “Open Super Stock”.

OPEN SUPER STOCK
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Limit one, 1 or 2 cylinder, 4-cycle, air cooled garden tractor type manufactured or configured engine. 
          b. Maximum cubic inches: 
              Single flatheads  – 50.5”, (Note:GF-MH)
              Overhead valve (single & opposed twin) - 56.5", 
              Overhead valve V-Twin - 45" max (May run any size single barrel carb) 
              Flathead Twins - 70" (total of both cylinders), 
              Overhead Cam - 50.5" Valves must be straight up & down (no hemi style). 
          c. Allowed: After market blocks, all must maintain stock deck height, cam and crank locations. Head bolt 
              patterns may be altered. 
          d. Single cylinder overhead valve and Flatheads only will be allowed deck height changes. 
          e. Single overhead cam engines only will be allowed to change cam location.
          f.  Maximum of Nitro Methane: .880 specific gravity (Single Flat Heads – No maximum limit on Nitro but limited to               12” drawbar)
          g. Overhead valve engines: Alcohol only with maximum specific gravity of .810.
          h. Single cylinder overhead valve and Flatheads only will be allowed   Fuel injection. 
          i.  Only flathead aftermarket engines 38 cu in or less will be allowed to run (1) turbo or (1) supercharger. Driver 
              must be 16 yrs or older to compete with this configuration. Must meet Unlimited Outlaw Rules for shielding.
2. Maximum tire size is 26 x 12 x 12, any rim width. Manufacturer's markings must be on tire.
    WGTP board retains the right to review the handicaps in this class.
3. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown will apply to the Open Super Stock 
    class.
4. Persons 12 years and older may pull in the Open Super Stock class. All minors must have parent or guardian written  
    permission. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member.

LT SUPER MOD
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Light Class:
                Maximum engine specifications: 
                850 cc - 4-cycle 
                600cc - 2-cycle
              Tractors meeting the WGTP Open Super Stock Garden Tractor rules will be allowed.
          b. Compact Diesels Allowed:
               1. Factory 3 Cylinder air or liquid cooled diesels (not cut down 4 cylinder engines) 75 cubic inch limit.
               2. Water injection permitted, water or water soluble oil mixture only.
               3. Stock head for engine make and model, no external welding except for repair.
               4. No overhead cam engines
               5. Stock OEM intake and exhaust manifol. Porting and Polishing allowed-no tube manifolds.
               6. Engine block model and serial numbers must be visible.
               7. Stock or Component frame with stock appearing garden, com-pact or farm tractor sheet metal with full
                   engine shields (side shields must be minimum of 1/16" steel  or aluminum). Tube chassis must be
                   covered with sheet metal.
               8. No billet fuel injector pumps or electronic fuel injection.
               9. Limited to one (1) turbo, no size restriction.
             10. No intercoolers or ice boxes.
             11. Kill switch must shut off electric fuel pump and shut air off on compressor side of turbo.
             12. Exhaust "L" of turbo must have minimum of 5/16" cross in elbow with exhaust to discharge verticallly.
             13. No propane or nitrous of any kind.
             14. Must run 1/4" cable around oil pan over top of valve cover in between #1 and #2 cylinder in a complete
                  circle connected with cable clamps (minimum of two clamps).
             15. Steel flywheel required with flywheel inspection hole in bell housing.
             16. Flywheel, front cast pulleys and clutch must be shielded 360 degrees with 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum.
                  SFI approved scatter blanket also acceptable.
             17. No belt driven cooling fans allowed, must be electric fans.
             18. WGTP Board retains the right to amend the rules for Compact Diesels during the 2016 season.
     c.   4 cyl (factory turbo) motrocycle engines up to 650cc max will be allowed up to 10% over aftermarket 
           turbocharger. Must specify what the stock turbo size was. Must be shielded per Unlimited Outlaw Rules section.
     d.   Maximum of 1 barrel of carburation per cylinder. Gas or alcohol is allowed. Fuel injection is allowed.
     e.   Engines must be naturally aspirated except for Rule c. above.
     f.    Machines weighting up to 1100#will be allowed but are limited to 12 inch drawbar height. WGTP Board   
           retains he right to amend this rule after 3 pulls in the 2018 season. 

HVY SUPER MOD
1.  Engine Limitations: 
     a - One 4-cycle engine, 1500cc max. with maximum of 6 cylinders.
     b - Marine or automotive engines will be limited to 4-cycle, maximum 4 cylinders, 2 valves per cylinder.
     c - One 2-cycle engine, 800cc 3-cylinder maximum. 
     d  - 2-cycle engines 820 cc to 1000cc will be limited to 12 inch drawbar height.
     e - Multiple Engines: Maximum (2) Twin cylinder engines, naturally aspirated, 1300cc 4 cylinders total
     f - 4 cyl (factory turbo) motorcycle engines up to 750cc max will be allowed up to 10% over aftermarket
         turbocharger. Must specify what the stock turbo size was.Must be shielded per Unlimited Outlaw Rules section.
    g - CC limits will be calculated with a 2% allowance
    h - Maximum of 1 barrel of carburetion per cylinder. Gas or alcohol is allowed. Fuel injection is allowed.
    i -  Engines must be naturally aspirated except for Rule f. above.

HVY SUPER MOD
1. Maximum tire size is 26 X 12 X 12, any rim width. Manufacturer's markings must be on tire.
2. Maximum tractor length is 8 feet, measured from the center of the rear axle to the furthermost point forward.
    Maximum width is 6 feet.Diesels - 60" wheel base per General Rules section applies.
3. Front wheels must track rear wheels.
4. Any type of rearend is allowed. Diesels see rules above.
5. All vehicles must have fenders. The fenders must extend horizontally, over the tire, 4" from the vertical of the inside of 
    the tire, to keep the driver away from the tires. All vehicles must have a strong seat with 3" or more of backrest.
6. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown apply to the Super Mod classes.
7. Persons 14 or older may pull in the Super Mod class. Drivers must demonstrate their ability to safely operate the 
   vehicle to a board member. Minors must have parent or guardian written permission. Exception: Persons operating an
   ATV styled machine must be 18 or older. Driver must be 16 or older to compete with blower or turbocharger.

OUTLAW
1. Engine Limitations:
          a  Limit one engine, no marine or automotive engines.
          b. Maximum 1500cc - 4-cycle 
              Maximum 1000cc - 2-cycle
          c. No pressurized fuel tank, turbo chargers, or super chargers except engines allowed per Lt & Hvy Super Mod 
              Rules.
          d. Flatheads only may run Nitro Methane up to a specific gravity of .880. (No maximum limit)
          e. 1. 4-cycle engines over 850cc and 2-cycle engines over 600cc will be limited to a 12" drawbar height. 
              2. Compact Diesels meeting the rules for Light Super Mod will be allowed a 13" drawbar height. 
              3. 2 cycle engines 820cc to 1000cc will be limited to 11 inch drawbar height.
              4. 4-cycle 1000cc engine with turbocharger will be allowed but is limited to 11" drawbar height. 
                   Must meet Unlimited Outlaw rules for turbo. WGTP Board retains the right to amend this rule after
                   3 pulls in the 2018 season.
2. Maximum tire size is 26 X 12 X 12.
3. Maximum tractor length is 8 feet, measured from the center of the rear axle to the furthermost point forward. 
    Maximum width is 6 feet.
4. All rules under section: General rules, Track rules, and Teardown and Penalties will apply to the Outlaw class.
5. Pullers must be 14 years of age to run a vehicle built for the Outlaw class, or meet the minimum age requirement for 
    the class that the vehicle normally competes in. All minors must have parent or guardian written permission. Drivers 
    must demonstrate their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member. Exception: Persons operating an ATV 
    styled machine must be 18 or older.

LIGHT & HEAVY UNLIMITED OUTLAW
1. Engine Limitations:
          a. Diesels: Maximum 2400cc, 4-cycle, two turbos.
          b. 4-Cycle Motorcycle, Automotive or Snowmobile or Garden Tractor type engines: Maximum 3000cc 
              naturally aspirated, gas or alcohol only, no turbos.
          c. 2-cycles: Maximum 2200cc, naturally aspirated gas or alcohol only, no turbos.   
          d. Single Engine 6-Cylinder, 4-cycle up to 2500cc or a 2-cycle, up to 2000cc will be limited to one turbo or one 
              super charger. Must be gas or alcohol type engine.
          e. Turbines: For Turbine Rules contact a member of the WGTP Board or call 920-324-9602
2. Pressurized fuel tanks are not allowed.
3. One Turbo or Supercharger will be allowed on a multi-engine vehicle provided the cc limits are equal to or less than 
    the limits stated in Rule 1d. and can affect only up to 50% of the total cc of the vehicle.
4. All Turbo chargers: maximum 2" inlet and 3" outlet (exhaust) to be measured at the face of the wheel. 
a. All exposed turbochargers or portions there of must be shrouded 360 degrees with a minimum of 1/16" (.060") steel 
    except for inlet and exhaust.
b. All turbocharged engines must have two 3/8" bolts, grade #5 or stronger, in the vertical portion of exhaust pipe. Bolts 
    to be installed 90 degrees to each other, within 1" of each other.
5. All Superchargers:
a. Must utilize aluminum studs to mount the supercharger to the intake manifold.
b. Must utilize supercharger restraint system.
             * The restraint system shall consist of 4 separate straps, one on each corner of the supercharger, with each 
               strap securely fastened to the engine by means of its own attachment bracket.
             * The top attachment bracket to be sandwiched between the lower surface of the injector body and the upper 
               surface of the supercharger case.
             * The bottom attachment bracket for each strap shall be connected to the engine by a minimum of (1)
               5/16" (Grade 5) bolt or stud. 
          c. All supercharger drive components must be shrouded on the top and sides with 1/16" (.060") steel. The shield 
             is to be wider than the drive belt, pulleys, etc. and securely mounted.
6. Diesels: Kill switch must activate air shut-off, no electrically operated air shut-offs.
          a. System may use a spring-loaded cap activated by a cable.
          b. System shall be deemed acceptable if it at least prevents the building of boost.
          c. Driver must have access to the shut-off.
7.       a. The use of torque converters and automatic transmission will be permitted.
          b. All torque converters and automatic transmissions must be covered with a scatter blanket that extends from 
              the rear of the engine block to the front of the tail housing. Blanket must be fastened forward securely with two 
              straps on each side, one above crankshaft centerline and one below crankshaft centerline. Blanket should
              have 6" of overlap. Straps must be not less than 2" wide with not more that 1" spacing between each strap.
          c. All vehicles using a clutch will be required to have steel billet or aluminum billet flywheel. No gray cast metal 
              allowed in any flywheel. 
          d. Lenco type planetary transmissions (excluding reverser) must be covered with a scatter blanket as described 
              in rule #2 in this section.
          e. All vehicles using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a positive reverse-gear lockout.
          f.  Clutch can be a Lakewood type bellhousing. Stock bellhousing will be allowed but must be fully encased front 
              to back with SFI Approved Blanket
          g. The use of a bellhousing liner is highly recommended.
          h. Clutch can liner thickness to be 1/8" 4130 moly. Liner is secured to the can by drilling and tapping a single 
              1/4"hole through the bottom of the clutch can. If the liner does not fit, the liner length can be cut off to fit the 
              depth of the can, so that the liner begins directly behind the starting ring gear (if one is used). It must extend 
              the full length of the can until the back of the clutch begins to taper. If starter ring gear is not used, can liner 
              must then extend from block saver plate rearward to where the taper can begins. Stand adjustment slot in liner 
              should be cut directly under slot in can.
          i.  No lightening holes allowed on the transmission face of the bellhousing. One cooling hole allowed, maximum
             1" in diameter on the face of bellhousing. Bellhousing may not be welded or repaired in the explosion area of
             the bellhousing. Opening in bellhousing for clutch release fork must be shielded on side, top, bottom, and rear 
             with1/4" steel no less than six inches wide. The frame of the tractor may be used for the side shield. The top, 
             rear,and bottom must be fastened to the frame and/or the bellhousing flange with a minimum of six (6) Grade 
             #8, 3/8" bolts. The rear shield may have a hole large enough to allow operation of clutch rod linkage. No part of 
             shield may be welded to or bolted to the bellhousing and shield must conform to the contour of the bellhousing.
          j. No chemical milling allowed.
          k.The inspection/maintenance hole (i/m hole) in the bellhousing shall not extend farther forward at its bottom 
             edge than flush with the cross-shaft hole nor farther downward at its bottom edge than to allow one 1/2" bolt
             diameter edge distance for the fastening holes in both the bellhousing and the i/m hole cover. The length of the 
             i/m hole shall be no more than 8 1/2" and the ends of the hole shall be smoothly and fully radiused to produce 
             an oval shape.
          l. There shall be (12) 5/6" Grade #5 or better cap screws securing the cover to the bellhousing. The cover must
             have a plate or fillet that fits flush inside of the housing. The cover and fillet must be steel. The fillet must be 
             welded to the cover and all bolts must be flush to the inside.
         m. All bellhousings must be flush on the inside surface.    
         n. All engines with a bellhousing and clutch must run a full block plate, minimum 3/16" steel, or minimum 1/4" 
             aluminum.
         o. Titanium approved for bellhousing.
8. Maximum tire size is 26 X 12 X 12, any rim width. Manufacturer's markings must be on tire. All single cylinders may
    run any 15" rim diam. tire but will be limited to 1150 lbs. Weight limit. WGTP Board retains the right to amend the  
    weight limit.
9. Maximum tractor length is 8 feet, measured from the center of the rear axle to the furthermost point forward. 
    Maximum width is 6 feet.
10. Roll cage is optional but strongly recommended.
11. All rules under sections: General rules, Track rules, and Penalty and Teardown will apply to the Unlimited Outlaw   
     classes.
12. Persons 16 or older may pull in the Unlimited Outlaw class. All minors must have parent or guardian written 
     permission. Exception: Persons operating an ATV styled machine must be 18 or older. Drivers must demonstrate
     their ability to safely operate a tractor to a board member.

GENERAL RULES
1. All flywheel shielding: 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum, full width of flywheel or more, 360Deg, installed within 1/2" of stock 
    tin shielding and to be fastened to the frame or engine block. T-brace on shield to be at Tech. inspectors discretion. 
    Steel or billet aluminum flywheels are mandatory for all Non-Stock tractors. (Does not apply to Stock Tractors)
2. Starting pulleys must be billet aluminum or billet steel. Must have a locking collar and/or bolt to prevent pulley from
    coming off the crankshaft. For Stock Classes - Cast iron or cast aluminum starting pulleys are not allowed, must be     stamped steel. Stock generator pulleys are acceptable. All must have a retaining device as defined above.
3. All cast iron or aluminum Kohler, Wisc, etc. type engines that have been modified for high performance are to have 
    scatter shields opposite the camshaft side of the engine. Diesels - must have full metal shields to cover engine area.
          a. Shielding must be minimum 1/16" steel or .090" aluminum.  
          b. Shielding must cover full width and height of engine block.
          c. Shield must be attached to the chassis/hook in a secure manner at both top and bottom.
          d. This rule does not apply to the Stock class.
          e. Proper shielding in Super Mod and Outlaw classes will be up to the Tech. Inspectors.
4. All vehicles must have shields around all belts, chains, pulleys and the drive shaft. Minimum of .060" steel or 1/8" 
    aluminum. U-joints, front, top, and sides toward spectators shall be completely covered. (Except Stock)
5. Clutches must be covered 360Deg with 1/8" steel or 3/16" aluminum. (Except Stock) Shielding is to be securely
    fastened to prevent tear away, extra bolts are strongly recommended. It is strongly recommended to NOT bolt anything 
    (ex: Fire extinguishers) to any safety shields.
6. “Mod & Outlaw Classes” -Any damper or rotating mass mounted to a non-drive end of crankshaft must be 
    billet steel or aluminum and be retained by bolt through the center. Must be SFI Spec 18.1 approved or flywheel
    shielded.
7. All vehicles shall be equipped with a working pull out type switch, which is capable of immediately shutting down 
    engine in case of accidental separation from the sled during the course of competition. This kill switch shall be 
    located at the rear of the vehicle in a position that will allow easy attachment and detachment. The switch must be
    above the hook point or and near enough to the centerline of the vehicle so that turning will not cause the kill switch to 
    pull out - (suggested to be within 6� of either side of center). The kill switch must also shut off the fuel pump. Kill 
    switches will be randomly checked.
8. A qualified driver must be in the seat at all times when the vehicle engine is running unless the vehicle is hooked to 
    the sled with tether (kill switch) line attached.
9. All vehicles must have an adequate device to prevent it from turning over. It must consist of two separate sections, 
   each equipped with either skid plates or wheels, or connected with a full width roller. Skid plates are to be at least 3" 
   square at the ground contact point. Wheels shall be at least 1" wide and 4" in diameter. Wheels or skid plates are to
   be no more than 5" above the ground and must be back 5" from the tires. One shall be on each side of the tractor, 
   with the combination of the two strong enough to support the weight of the tractor when a jack is placed under them to 
   raise the tractor. Full width roller must be a minimum of 1.0" diam. to a maximum of 3.0" diam. Anti-tip over device 
   may be spring loaded but must stop at 5.0". Bumper bars are required, recommended height is 12 inches from 
   wheelie skids up. Wheelie skids must not interfere vertically with chain during pull. Bumper bars are required, 
   recommended height is 12 inches from wheelie skids up. Bumper bars will be the furthest rearward point of the tractor 
   with nothing beyond them except wheelie skid pads or wheels.
10. Garden Tractors: Exhaust pipe must project up, and not face spectators. Super Mod and Outlaw vehicles: Exhaust 
      pipe may project back but must be no more than 20" from ground level. 
11. Vehicles must be equipped with working rear brakes. 
12. Vehicles with electric starts must have a neutral/clutch switch.
13. Head straps are mandatory for all factory cast iron and aftermarket finned blocks (except in Stock Class). 
14. Deadmans throttles are required, either foot or hand feed. Hand throttles must push forward to increase RPM�s.
15. No pressurized fuel tanks of any kind.
16. All vehicles must have a functional fire extinguisher (with fill gauge/indicator) within easy access
17. All vehicles must have a minimum 3" back rest height.
18. Strapped helmets are required and eye protection is recommended.
19. Fire jackets and pants are mandatory for all non-stock vehicles. The jacket must be closed to its fullest extent. All
     pullers must wear closed toe shoes, long pants (or fire pants), shirt (or fire jacket). No Nylon. Fire pants, shoes,  
     gloves, and headsocks are strongly recommended for all drivers.
20. Vehicles must run a garden tractor type rearend, differential, or transaxle housing or casting. Modifications are
     permitted. (except Super Mod and Outlaw classes)
21. No industrial or commercial lawn cutting engines. Must be garden tractor type engine. (except Super Mod and 
     Outlaw classes)
22. All vehicles require wide front ends. Front wheels must track within any portion of the rear wheels.
23. Turbos (except for diesels), blowers, and superchargers are only allowed as listed per class. 
24. No nitrous oxide injections. Propylene Oxide is not allowed in any classes. Fuel injection is allowed as listed in 
     class rules only. 
25. Drawbar:
          a. All drawbars will be 13" maximum height, unless otherwise specified per class. 
          b. Minimum of 6" from hook point to center of rear tire, cross-section area to be a minimum of 3/8", 
              maximum of 3/4".
          c. Must be fixed in all directions.
          d. All hitches must be clevis type opening of 1 1/2" to accept the hook from the mechanical sled freely, no 
              binding.
          e. Stocks must have a 5/8" minimum hole for clevis. 
26. Maximum wheel base is 56” for Garden Tractor Classes. (Note: GF-KM) Maximum overall length is 96” from center of      rear wheel to the furthermost point of the tractor.
27. All power must be transmitted through the rear wheels only, no four wheel drives. 
28. Vehicles must run with a hood similar to factory, excluding Super Mod and Outlaw classes.
29. Tires: No studs, chains, wires, duals, or recaps are permitted. Vehicles are limited to 26 X 12 X 12 (Factory 
      marking only, unless otherwise specified per class). 
30. Weights must not interfere with the hookup of the mechanical sled, and must be securely fastened. Nothing may 
      interfere with hook-up, chain, or drawbar at anytime.
31. Total weight of classes includes the weight of the driver (with suit and helmet) and the vehicle.
32. Stock crank and cam locations must be maintained in all classes except Outlaw.
33. Unless otherwise specified per class: Maximum 2 valves per cylinder, no deck plates. Only Kohler, Tecumseh, 
      Wisconsin, Briggs and Stratton, or Onen OEM manufactured blocks, or their OEM replacements are permitted.
34. Unless otherwise specified per class, the maximum specific gravity will be .765 for gas, .810 for alcohol, and .775 for 
      pre-mix gas used in 2-cycle engines. All readings will be corrected to include temperature compensation to 60 deg
      Fahrenheit. 
35. All vehicles must have fenders, Unlimited Outlaw fenders must cover 75% width of the tire and extend down to the 
      level of the footrest. 
36. CVT clutches are not allowed in garden tractor classes (Stock thru Super Stock).
37. A driver will be allowed to pull in a class where the age requirement is higher, as long as the vehicle is not changed, 
      still meets rules of the class that the driver was qualified for.
38. It is strongly recommended that weights be at least 3 inches off the ground and a skid plate with a 1- inch radius 
      rolled front edge be placed under extendable front weights so that no part of the weight touches the ground and it
      does not interfere with operation of tractor. It is also recommended that extendable weight frames have a lock pin to 
      prevent frame from disengaging.
39. It is strongly recommended that vehicles with reverse gear (except Stock) have a white backup light, minimum 2.0" 
     diam.
40. All Pullers/Vehicles must be Tech Inspected prior to competing. New pullers may be allowed (1) pull to meet the
     rules. (This will be determined/recorded by the Tech Inspector) Tech Inspector will inform the new puller/member of 
     changes needed prior to next pull. Pullers/Vehicles found to be illegal due to changes after passing Tech Inspection 
     will be disqualified. 
41. The WGTP Board may determine 2 pulls at which a rule or rules proposed at the spring meeting will be implemented
      for experimental purposes. No points will be awarded to competitors joining a class under experimental rules.
42. Any violation of any of the General rules, will be cause for disqualification.

TRACK RULES
1. Vehicles may be entered in as many classes as 4 per session, but only once in each class. Vehicles may enter only 
    two primary classes, the third class must be an outlaw class.
2. Pullers must be registered in 1/2 hour before the scheduled start time of the pull. Late entries may be charged $5.00 
    extra unless breakdown is proven. 
3.At the discretion of the scale operator (due to space) - tractors may not be allowed to line up and scale until the class
   prior to that tractor's class has started. The first class will line up and scale approx 15 min prior to the pull start time. 
   Exceptions will be made for track workers and sled operators. 
4. There will be a driver's meeting 1/2 hour before the start of the pull, at the scale.
5. Vehicles should be ready by the time the sled arrives back to the starting position. Pullers will have only 3 minutes
    after the sled is back in place and the leveling equipment is off the track to start their pull. If they are unable to start
    their pull due to mechanical trouble, they may drop back three positions, or to last position if they have breakage. 
    They may only do this once. Every effort must be made to drive vehicles on and off the track. The 3 minute rule will be 
    strongly enforced. Push or tow starting allowed only if normal ignition has failed.
    If tractor is not started by the 75 foot mark, it must be towed around and ready after the next puller, then if the tractor
    does not start, you may drop to last position. Two attempts of 75 ft. (50 ft. for Stock class) are allowed to start sled.
    Sled will not be push started. 
    Any vehicle that hooks onto the sled and makes a measurable pull shall be considered to have made an official hook, 
    even if the sled is reset and the vehicle cannot re-hook. Last place points will be awarded.
6. The first puller is the test puller in each class, and may decline the pull and re-pull right away or drop back to third or 
    last position. If the puller re-pulls, the second pull will be measured.
7. Shifting of gears on either hydrostatic, automatic, or gear type is allowed, as long as forward motion of the vehicle 
    does not stop.
8. The point of measurement will be where the vehicle either spins out or powers out.
9.No weight (solid or liquid) may be added to a vehicle after scaled. Weights can be moved around on the machine or 
    removed. Any added weight will require re-scaling. This rule to be reviewed at the Spring Meeting 2018.
10. Loss of weights will be cause for disqualification, including first puller, if the mechanical sled is not changed for the  
     next puller. If it happens during a pull-off, it will be the point of measurement and you will be dropped to last place in 
     the pull-off.
11. Loss of anything besides weights will be up to the discretion of the judge whether to let the pull continue or to let 
      that be the point of measurement.
12. Judges have the right to weigh a tractor before or after a pull.
13. Driver must remain in the seat at all times, with at least one hand on the steering wheel. Hands must not be placed 
     underneath the fender edges.
14. If the kill switch pulls out more than twice while pulling, it will be point of measurement, unless the sled is the cause 
     of the pullout.
15. Judges have the right to disqualify any driver for drinking alcoholic beverages.
16. There will be no drinking of alcoholic beverages by pullers, pit crew, track workers or the sled operator within 25 feet 
      of the track during pull.
17. Excessive loss of liquid by a pulling vehicle while in forward motion during a contest on the track will be disqualified, 
     unless due to internal breakage. Excessive is defined as a steady or intermittent stream discharged onto the track, 
     or a spot equivalent to more than 8" in diameter.
18. Vehicle going out of bounds: Any pulling vehicle tire that touches out of bounds lines will cause disqualitication; 
      unless the eliminator forces it out. If the vehicle is beyond the end of track (orange) cones it will not be disqualitied. 
      On first attempt for first puller only - puller will be allowed to re-pull regardless of where the vehicle went out. All 
      others - ifthe vehicle goes out of bounds before the 75 ft mark and the puller attempts to stop before the 75 ft mark 
      the vehicle will be allowed to re-pull. If you go out of bounds during a pull-off, it will be point of measurement and you 
      will be dropped to last place in the pull-off. (re-worded for claification only)
19. All decisions of the judges are final. Judgment calls by the Track Judge are not subject to appeal. Once
     the Red flag is out it will stay out.
20. Judges have the right to not let any driver/tractor compete they feel is unsafe. Green flag will not be given 
      until track is clear. The Track Judge may stop any pull attempt considered unsafe. The pull will be 
      measured at that point. 
21. If Puller starts to pull while Judge still has the Red flag out, the pull attempt is forfeited, puller must stop. 
      If the Judge has given the Green flag but the Sled still had Red Light, the pull will be stopped but the 
      attempt is not forfeited.
22. Disqualification will result if driver does not attempt to stop when Red flagged for any reason.
23. If the sled rider feels a dangerous condition exists on the track, he may pull the sled brake and issue a re-pull for 
      that puller.
24. Once a vehicle is hooked to the sled and any breakage to the vehicle occurs, no refund of entry fee will be made for
      that class. Any competitor who breaks at an event (or provides notification prior to class start of breakdown in-route 
      to the event) will receive 5 hook points for all classes entered, but will not receive any prize money unless a
     measurable pull has been made by that vehicle in that class. Verification may be requested.
25. No hot rodding on, off, or around the track when not pulling, including tow vehicles.
      Off track speed limit not to exceed 5mph, subject to the discretion of track judge or WGTP Board. 
           * 1st time : Warning
           * 2nd time : Disqualification
      (ATV type vehicles used for towing machines on and off the track must be operated by someone meeting the state 
       imposed age limit.)
26. When a pull-off occurs, there will be two attempts of 30 feet to start the sled.
27. The use of floating finish lines will be determined by the Board of Directors and the sled operators. Unless otherwise 
      announced at each pull, a pull-off zone will be established. The zone will consist of the first full pull line and the end 
      of track line. Any puller reaching the end of track line will automatically qualify for a pull off and/or up to the top 3 
      distances in the pull off zone. 
28. These rules must be followed in order for the pull to be sanctioned by WGTP Inc.

TEARDOWNS AND PENALTIES
1. Any protest must be made within 15 minutes after the class is done, and will be brought to the board at that time and 
    settled before any prize money is distributed. Protests for fuel and teardowns can not be made outside of class 
    participated in.
2. Any protest to the legality of a vehicle engine must be accompanied by a teardown fee, $20.00 + the cost of gaskets. 
    The owner of the vehicle will remove the head, carb, or both, whatever the Tech. inspector wants. Refusal is automatic
    disqualification. If found to be legal, the owner will receive the protest fee.  If the vehicle is found to be illegal, the 
    protester will not get his entry back, the illegal vehicle will be disqualified from all classes entered that day, and 
    disqualified from Points System for the rest of the season. The offender must prove legality to the WGTP Board upon 
    return to competition, and pay re-registration fee of $50.00. 
3. Tech. Inspectors or Board members have the right to check specific gravity of a competitors fuel at anytime. Any
    reading over the maximum listed under each division, on the club appointed hydrometer, will be disqualified even if 
    found before the start of the pull. WGTP Board retains the right to check carbs, weight, and drawbar at the completion 
    of an Individual's pull. The puller will be notified prior to leaving the track.
4. Classes with cubic inch limits will use the following formula: .785 X Bore X Bore X Stroke X Number of Cylinders
5. When disqualified for going out of bounds, loss of weights, or loss of liquid, the puller will get last place points for the 
    class.
6. When disqualified for illegal fuel, drawbar, over weight, or improper equipment, the puller will get no points, no hook
    points, or no prize money for any classes run that day.
7. The WGTP Board retains the right to suspend members causing or participating in disturbances on or near the track, 
    from participating in the balance of the event. No prize money, refunds, or points. 
8. WGTP Board reserves the right to conduct random teardowns of top pullers per class prior to payout of prize money.
9. Pullers are responsible to have the tractor legal and Tech Inspected prior to pulling or risk disqualification.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
1. Membership Dues:
           $35.00/Member or $30.00/Member (If paid at or before the spring meeting) plus $10.00/Vehicle 
2. Memberships run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, and must be paid annually.
3. WGTP Inc. full season membership includes:
          a. Voting rights at annual meeting. Garden tractor drivers/owners only will vote on garden tractor class rules and 
              Super Mod drivers/owners only will vote on Super Mod class rules 
          b. Rights to hold a position on the Board of Directors.
          c. All mailings, meeting notices, and schedules.
          d. Copies of all WGTP rules and regulations.
          e. Two pit passes per member and one for each additional vehicle. 
          f.  Availability of liability insurance - to be paid on a per pull premium basis.
          g. Participation in WGTP points system.
4. One day memberships will be available at a cost of $10.00/day for the driver and the vehicle and $5.00 for each 
    additional driver and vehicle, to be used no more than twice per season. This cost will be $5.00 for local stock drivers.
5. A per class entry fee is required to compete at a WGTP pull event. The entry fees collected per class determine the 
   prize money amounts to be distributed. A portion of the entry fee may be used to cover the insurance cost of the pull.
6. Those participating in the WGTP points system will be eligible for the overall points championship per weight class 
    based on points accrued throughout the year. These classes are:
                Child Stock1000#             Pro Stock 1050#                   Outlaw1100#
                Adult Stock1050#             Super Stock1050#               Unlimited Outlaw1400#
                Stk Twin 21-251050#         Open Super Stock1050#       Heavy Unlimited1450#
                Light Pro Mod 950#             Light Super Mod1050#
                Heavy Pro Mod1000#        Heavy Super Mod 1300#

7. Ties in points: the 1st place finishes will be added up and the vehicle with the most in that class will win. If still tied, 2nd     place finishes will be tallied and so on, if still an absolute tie the puller who had the “first” 1st Place of the season will be     the Champion. A pull-off for a tie will be allowed if both parties agree and time permits, the decision will be final.
8. The number of points awards offered at the end of the year will be based on the number of vehicles in the class:
           2 or less           1st only
           3                       1st and 2nd
           4 or 7                1st through 3rd
           8 to 11              1st through 4th
          12 or more        1st through 5th
9. Puller must compete in a class at least 51% of the season to be considered in the points for that class.

10. If all pullers in a class agree that track conditions do not warrant a points pull prior to the start of the class, pullers
     who participate in the class will receive equal participation points. (per hook pts)

11. In the event of a pull cancellation (due to weather) pullers who have arrived or call 1 hour prior to set pull time will be 
      awarded hook points.

12. Points per class will be awarded as follows: 5 Hook Pts plus points starting at 10 for 1st place, 9 for 2nd place, and 
      so on down to 1 point for 10th place. (1st = 15pts, 2nd = 14pts, 3rd = 13pts and so on)



WGTP_Rules_2018.pdf