SOATPA General Rules
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Any SOATPA member, crew member, event promoter or sled operator being unsportsman like or exhibiting
unprofessional conduct will be grounds for automatic disqualification. This includes but not limited to: abusive
language, aggressive physical action by any person, deliberate delay of event, etc…Should a SOATPA official, event
promoter or sled operator act unsportsmanlike or unprofessional, the SOATPA Board of Directors will promptly
address the issue.
Any puller or crew member found in violation of a rule(s) or Code of Conduct at a sanctioned event will cause the
puller to be automatically disqualified and the offending individual to be removed from the event at the discretion
of SOATPA officials. Additional action may be taken at a later date and time.
SOATPA and SOATPA officials have authority to make decisions at each sanctioned event. This includes, but not
limited to all facets related to the operations of the event and the right to suspend, bar, expel or disqualify any
SOATPA member from the event without liability of any kind or nature.
Any member can protest another member's tractor in their division. The protester's tractor will be checked first, then
the other tractor will be checked. If one or both tractors are guilty, that tractor will be disqualified from the class.
Protests must be made BEFORE the class is over.
Drivers must stay on the seat of the tractor at all times. Hands must be on the steering wheel, hand brake, hand clutch,
or throttle at all times during the pull.
Weight of scales will be at 50 lbs over the entered weight class. 51 lbs will result in automatic disqualification.
Weights must not extend rearward beyond rear tires and cannot be more than 11 feet from the center of the rear axle to
furthest point forward. (Must be stock wheelbase -- cannot be altered)
Speed cone distance will be set at half track. One beep after cone will result in disqualification.
Any tractor or puller found to be unsafe or illegal may be disqualified or barred from hooking. No alcoholic beverage
will be permitted during pull.
Pullers, crew members and all participants must remain outside of designated boundaries of the pulling track in use.
ONE crew member may assist pulling tractor to the track, but must be off the track when tractor is pulling.
Any tractor or puller found to be unsafe or illegal may be disqualified or barred from hooking.
No alcoholic beverage will be permitted during pull.
Any tractor parts falling off (Weights, Fly Covers, etc.) while hooked to the sled will be disqualified.
Contact point of tractor must stay in bounds at all times during the pull. Out of bounds will result in disqualification.
No steel wheels. Two wheel drive only. No duals.
Radial tires will be permitted in all classes.
Tractors must be naturally aspirated. Gas, diesel or LP fuels only. No alcohol or nitrous oxide fuels may be used in tractors. Gas is allowed with a maximum of 750 specific gravity. All tractors are subject to random fuel checks. Tractors manufactured to use diesel fuel only cannot be converted to gas or LP.
Fan-guards on all tractors (side shield or fan shield). Mandatory
Tractors must have the Stock Ag engine, frames, transmission, rear end and axle housing or manufacturer's replacement.
No adapter plates allowed for engine, Transmission, front end to bolt up.
Enhanced electrical systems permitted in all classes. No rev limited allowed.
Heads, blocks (jugs), manifolds must be the same manufacturer as the crankcase and frame. (Replacement
manufacturer allowed) Any Ag. type carburetor allowed. Must be single barrel and throats and draft direction as originally manufactured.
Spacer plates and girdles will have no more than 1" above and below the center line of the crank shaft. 2" total.
Any jerking of sled or side stepping clutch will result in DQ.
Judge's or promoter's decision is final at all times during the pull.
Revised 1/11/2020: Weight of scales will be at 50 lbs over the entered weight class. 51 lbs will result in automatic
Massey 33, Oliver 77, and like size tractors are not allowed below 4000#
Oliver 88, Farmall M, Massey 44, MM-U, JD-G, Case-C/D, JD-A and up and like size tractors are not allowed in classes
WHEELIE BARS/KILL SWITCH:
Wheelie bars are required in ALL Divisions. Wheelie bars should hold the weight of the tractor in its heaviest weight
class. The wheelie bar is not to be attached to the draw bar or pulling hitch. Wheelie bars must be a minimum
length; the front edge of the stabilizer bar, can be no further forward that the rear most portion of the tire.
The cross bar on the wheelie bars must not be in contact with the hitch chain on the sled
Wheelie bars are required, must be out past rear tires. 10" height maximum while hooked to sled. All tractors will have a safety kill switch.
Draw bars will have a maximum height of 20" and no less than 18" from center of axle to hook point. Must be
stationary in all directions. They can not be moved when pulling down the track.
Southern Ohio Antique Tractor Pullers Association, Inc.