Pullers’ Procedures:
  1. No pulling vehicles are to be left running while unattended by the operator. Operators must be in the seat of the pulling vehicle at all times when the vehicle is running.
  2. No riders are allowed in or on pulling vehicles while pulling or in the track area or pit area.
  3. A puller may have the sled spotted on the starting line wherever they desires. The puller must notify the pullback tractor or sled operator in sufficient time to have the sled spotted before the sled returns to the starting line from the previous pull. If the preceding puller moves the sled a measurable amount, the next puller may have the sled relocated prior to their first attempt.
  4. The first contestant of each class will be the test puller and at the completion of his or her pull may elect to pull again in third or last position. If a driver elects to do this, their first measurement will not be counted. All decisions on re-pulls must be made before leaving the track with driver knowledge of distance pulled. There will be no test pulls in pull-offs.
  5. The contestant must pull at position drawn within 3 minutes of the time the track is ready. If a puller has a mechanical problem he must drop to the last position. (Rule called by Track Official.)
  6. All competitors are required to wear a minimum

Snell 2000 approved helmet.

  1. All pullers in vehicles with roll cages must wear a SFI approved fire suit including fire proof balaclava and gloves. (Minimum requirements – single layer fire suit, fire boots or leather work boots). Suit must be kept clean, oil free and in good repair.
  2. All vehicles must be in neutral or park (transmission selector) while being hitched and unhitched. The driver must raise both hands while hooking and unhooking.
  3. All pulls shall operate with 2 flagmen on the left-hand side of the track. The starting flagman will be responsible for the readiness of the track, pulling machine and contestant. The second flagman will be responsible for the balance of the course under guidance of the Track Official.
  4. All pulls must be started from a tight chain and then the raising of two green flags by the flagmen.
  5. Pulling vehicles must reduce power and come to a safe stop upon signal from the flagman.  The signal will be raising of a red flag by the flagman located alongside the edge of the track on the left-hand side of the pulling vehicle.  The pull will be considered over when the forward motion of the sled stops.
  6. Each contestent will be allowed two attempts to make a measurable pull.  An attempt is defined as moving the sled a measureable distance.  If the driver lets off on the throttle before going 100-foot mark.  The second attempt will immediately follow the first.  If no attempt is made to back off the throttle a second attempt will not be granted with the exception of pull-offs.  One attempt only is allowed in pull-offs.  Pull-offs are always a floating finish.


  1. All vehicles are subject to an inspection. Refusal of an inspection bars the vehicle from pulling until inspected.
  2. All pulling vehicles must have working brakes and steering systems without any defects.
  3. Hitch point must be a bright contrasting colour.
  4. The hitch must be rigid in all directions and solidly mounted to the vehicle frame. All measurements are taken from the ground to the hook point.
  5. “D” Hitching Device: The diameter of the hole is a minimum of 3 wide x 3 ¾” long with a preferred maximum of 3 wide x 4 long at the longest measuring point of the hole. From the rear point of the hole to the rear point of the hitching device is a maximum of 1½ inch. In all pulling vehicles over 9000 lb. if the D hitch is bolted it must be fastened with two bolts. Bolts are to be grade 8 or better, size 1 inch primary (rear), ¾ inch secondary (front).
  6. Tractors using a hammer strap hitch must use an adapter plate (double hitch). The sled hook must be in a vertical position to be able to pull.
  7.  All weights must be securely fastened on brackets and NOT in the cab or on the platform (no chains). The weights must not obscure the forward or rear vision of the driver. Weights must not restrict access to the operator station. VEHICLES MUST WEIGH WITHIN 300 LBS OF CLASS THEY ARE ENTERED IN.
  8. The introduction of any secondary pressurized fuels and/or gases is not allowed to the engine.
  9. No fuel in the cab.
  10. Ignition type engines must use an electrical ignition and an electric fuel pump kill switch if equipped. Diesel engines must use an air and fuel shutoff or dump valve. If equipped with an electrical supply pump or pusher pump this also should be hooked to the kill switch of the vehicle. Runaway protection hook ring must be located in the center rear of the vehicle above the point of hitch. The hook ring must be a minimum of two inches in diameter.

Causes of Disqualification:

  1. Pull vehicle or support vehicles not operated in a safe manner at all times while on the grounds.
  2. C.A.S has a zero tolerance for the use of alcohol or illegal narcotics. No puller, track crew, official or pull volunteer may be under the influence of alcohol or illegal narcotics prior to pulling. No alcoholic beverages in the track area.
  3. Out of bounds – This is described as any part of the pulling vehicle touching or crossing the track boundary line.
  4. Loss of ballast under the green flag. Belts exempted
  5. If a Track Official refers a complaint of unsportsmanlike conduct (profane language or threatening behavior, harassment, etc.) to the O.A.S. Executive and the puller(s) and/ or pit crew is found to be in fault, then all accumulated points will be forfeited and he/she will be suspended for the rest of the pulling season. Further disciplinary actions will be up to the discretion of the O.A.S Executive. Any threat(s) uttered to O.A.S members or Executive will result in the immediate loss of pulling privileges until reviewed by the C.A.S. C.A.S. has the right to refuse entry to anyone guilty of past unsportsmanlike conduct.
  6. Any contestant may protest another puller’s vehicle or the puller by depositing $500 with the President or Track Official of the OTTPA by the end of the class (deposit must be received before protest is investigated). If the puller’s vehicle or puller in question is legal the deposit is forfeited to the puller questioned; if illegal, the protester will get the deposit back. All protests must be made in writing, signed and submitted within one hour of the class being protested. The protest must clearly define three items – Who is being protested, what is the subject of the protest (limited to one item per protest) and who is the protestor.
  7. The use of illegal equipment or illegal fuels.
  8. Leaving the starting line under the red flag.
  9. Vehicles or pullers disqualified by rules #1, 2, 5, 6, 7 or 8 will not receive points/prizes.

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