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2015 Jericho ATV Festival

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This year the NH ATV Club in partnership with HK Power Sports will be sponsoring the new ATV Pull

 

 

 

ATV/UTV Sled-Pull Rules

$10 per rider per class- 100% payback for winners

Top 3 finishers in each class recognized- 1st Place Trophy, 2nd & 3rd Place Plaque      (we may want to rethink how many classes we have because we will need 3 trophies per class that may add up the $$)

Registration 8am-10am Sat; Event starts at ?.   Sunday? Am: Finals for all classes

Vehicle Safety Mandatory Features:

  1. Pulling vehicles must have working brakes that are fully operational.
  2. Pulling vehicles must have rear fenders.
  3. Throttle mechanism must have a fully operational spring return throttle (lever or twist grips).
  4. No 3-wheelers allowed in any class.
  5. Pulling vehicles must use rubber tires (No traction chains, no studs allowed).
  6. Vehicle’s surrounding area/perimeter, objects such as: (weights, weight brackets, name plates, etc…) may not extend out further than (6) inches past the longest or widest points of the pulling vehicle.  This distance also applies to the tires.  If they are the extreme points, sides, front &/or rear of the pulling vehicle. 
  7. No obvious engine or suspension modifications.  No solid blocked suspensions, all suspensions must have some travel.
  8. No tires with bar tread running the full width of the tire.  Tires must be ATV type tires not agricultural.
  9. Rim offset and size must appear stock for the ATV
  10. Aftermarket exhausts are not allowed.
  11. Tires must have reasonable tread on them.  An ATV that has extremely large tire tread will be put in the open class.  This decision is made by the technical inspector.  Maximum tire size is 26 x 12 inches.
  12. No adding weights.
  13. No studs or chains allowed.
  14. Boxes and packs cannot be loaded with extra weight.
  15. No changes of the manufacturer’s specs (example-sprockets, exhaust, tires, engines etc.)
  16. The un-weighted pull vehicle without the driver.
  17. Procedures must be done on a solid base level ground service when measuring hitch height.
  18. No tire swapping allowed after this inspection procedures except when a repair is needed.  In any case, officials are to be notified & the tire is to be replaced with the same size tire or same one if repairable.  Hitch height is to be re-inspected to verify it is within proper limits. 
  19. Tow chain hitch fastener: Quick link fastener (Clevis Ring ½” min.) will be provided by officials unless you wish to provide your own.  Ball hookup not acceptable. 
  20. Tow hitch connections, such as a quick link, should be about a 1 inch min hole so that it can accommodate the fitting of the ring.
  21. No part of the hitch can exceed 16 inches ma from center of rear axle to the end of the hitch.  The center of pulling hole is to be max of 13 inches from the center of the rear axle.
  22. No pressurized fuel, no nitrous oxide nor additives allowed.  Pump gas only.  (VP, Cam II, etc. are not considered pump gas).
    1.  At every sled-pull; active, registered contestants of the sled-pull will draw numbers from a hat for their class position- must sign in 30 minutes ahead.
    2. No puller may enter a class at post time, when after that class has drawn numbers for that class position.  A hook to the sled by the first puller initiates the start or beginning of any class.
    3. Youngsters under 16 years of age will NOT be allowed to pull.  If you are 16 or 17 years of age written consent from parents or legal guardians before being allowed to pull.
    4. The first puller in each class in the “TESTPULLER”.  He/she has the option to re-pull in third or last spot.  However, he/she will be giving up their first pull in doing so.  Decision to re=pull must be made before ATV leaves the track.
    5. When entering from the stage area, driver with pull vehicle will be instructed to proceed to the designated area near hook-up point to wait for instructions to proceed to their particular class event.  While sled operator is hooking and unhooking hands must be in air.
    6. During a pull drivers must wear a shirt, pants, fully enclosed shoes, a properly fitted helmet with proper protective eye gear.
    7. Three (3) classes per pull vehicle limit with time allowing 7 prompter availability otherwise only (2) classes per pull vehicles.  This may vary depending on time & the number of participants.
    8. Only one (1) driver per machine per class allowed.
    9. All pulls will begin, slowly relieving the slack in the tow chain until the chain is tight between the hitch & the sled.  No initial jerking allowed.
    10. The puller will be given two consecutive attempts to start the sled provided the first attempt is less than 25 feet.  If the first attempt is more than 25 feet there will be no second attempt.
    11. ATV size is determined by the size of the motor in CC’s– not by the model number.
    12. All ties will have a pull-off to determine placing.
    13. You will be disqualified for failure to observe & obey judges or sled-pull official’s Red Flag.
    14. Driver must remain seated during pull.  No bouncing allowed.  Failure to do so will result in being Red Flagged.  This is at the discretion of the flagman.  The distance you are when you are Red Flagged is your official pull distance.  Keep hands on handle bars and remain seated.
    15. Going out of bounds at any time while executing the pull.  If any part of the pulling vehicle or sled goes out of bounds during a pull.
    16. If ATV puller has 2w-4w options, only may use the 2w option when pulling in a 2w class. 
    17. All vehicles must be operated in a safe manner at all times within the confines of the established premises.  No speeding, no wheelies, no fish tailing or excessive digging of the pull surface.  The sled operator has the final call on any of this.
    18. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances allowed.
    19. Un-sportsman & /or disorderly conduct will be subject to disqualification and/or dismissal.
    20. Sled pull officials reserve the right, at any time, to inspect any pulling vehicle as completely as they deem necessary for safety or legality.  If at any time an official spot checks a pull vehicle & finds that the vehicle is not in compliance – that pull vehicle is temporarily suspended.  Findings must be corrected & then verified by an official before that pull vehicle is allowed to pull.  Be aware that this is fair & may happen during that pull vehicle’s class pull hookup.  When the illegal findings is corrected, the puller may get back in the lineup, providing that the time is before that pull vehicle’s class pull event has ended.
    21. Event management reserves the right to respectively change, correct, delete or add to any rules that might become necessary during any pulling event.
    22. The decisions regarding any rule violations made by the sled-pull officials, at any of the sled pull are final.  A judge may dismiss a participant at any time for any reason without refund.
    23. Helmets and eyewear and appropriate clothing are required.
    24. No ALCOHOL may be stored, transported or consumed while riding and/or sitting on a bike at any time during the Jericho Festival.  No tolerance, you will be removed without refund.

Tow Hitch Limitations:   Vehicle must have a solid secured hitch that is stationary in all directions.  Reese’s hitches are acceptable, as long as the unit meets the guidelines.  The hitch platform or tongue’s, topo surface must not extend any higher than 16 inches above ground level.

Stock Rules:

Measured height determined on:

Fuel and Additives:

Starting line-up locations:

Disqualification:

                               Max weight includes driver- Size of ATVs is deter mended by CCs

Class List:

Stock 2 Wheel Drive:                                                              Stock 4 Wheel Drive

Class

CC’s

Max lbs.

 

Class

CC’s

Max lbs.

1

0-400

900

 

5

0-400

900

2

401-600

1,000

 

6

401-600

1,000

3

601-800

1,100

 

7

601-800

1,100

4

801 and up

1,200

 

8

801 and up

1,200

       

9

2 Wheel Drive UTV

1,500

       

10        

4 Wheel Drive UTV

1,500

       

11

Open class

1,500

 

 
 
 

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