2017 NHRDA Diesel Sled Pull Classes & Rules

 
  All Competitors must have their NHRDA competition number and class abbreviation
in a clear visible area on both front and side of race vehicle.
 
 
2017 Sled Pull Rules - (revised 04 Jan 17)
 
2017 NHRDA Sled Pull Rule Book
2016 Contingency Program- 2017 Update Coming Soon
 
 

BASIC NHRDA SLED PULL RULES

     
     
General Procedures   Revised Jan 02th, 2017
     
 » All contestants must be a current 2017 NHRDA Member and have a 2017 NHRDA competition number. Points are issued by driver, not truck.

 » Each driver must register at the NHRDA trailer a minimum of 2 hours before pull begins.

 » Competition vehicles must have NHRDA decal displayed on both sides of vehicle and in plain view..

 » All track conditions are the decision of the officials.

 » Any Contestant under 18 must have written consent from parent or guardian. All drivers must have a valid state driver's license.

 » Only driver will be allowed in vehicle when it is being towed or driven.

 » Driver must be in driver's seat while engine is running.

 » Vehicle must be in neutral or park while hooking to or unhooking from sled. Driver must also raise hands while hooking or unhooking from sled.

 » Any driver found under the influence of drugs or intoxicating agents will be disqualified from the event.

 » Any crew member found under the influence of drugs or intoxicating agents in the track area will be disqualified.

 » No video recording or photography is allowed closer than 30 feet from the track unless direct by the race director.

 » Drones are prohibited under any circumstances.

 » The first pull in the class will have the option of test puller. The test puller may accept their distance, come immediately back or drop five (5) positions in the pulling order. The test puller may drop to last for mechanical breakage, if visible to the finish line track official. The test puller must inform the track official of their decision before leaving the track.

 » For mechanical reasons only a puller may drop to last position in the class. This is allowed by the race director's discretion. Safety equipment does not qualify for a mechanical problem.

 » Once the track is ready and the track official signals a competitor to the track, the competitor will have four (4) minutes to make a measurable distance under green flag conditions.

 » Puller may spot the sled anywhere in bounds and behind the starting line of they wish. This must be done while the sled is coming back to the starting line from the previous pull. Only one sled spotting is allowed.

 » All pulls will start with a tight chain. No jerking of the sled is permitted. Excessive jerking of the sled will result in disqualification.

 » Excessive loss of liquid may result in disqualification, if vehicle is under green flag. Failure to stop will result in disqualification.

 » Pulling will be considered over when forward motion stops. Puller must stop immediately when flagged or be disqualified.

 » Any re-pull caused by contest malfunction, the puller may drop five (5) positions or drop to the end of the class. Puller may not move any weight or competitor will be disqualified.

 » All pulls will be measured to the nearest inch, unless a laser is used.

 » When possible, all competitors must drive off and on the track. Tow starting will be used as a last resort and under the race director's discretion.

 » All pulling vehicles must pass a tech inspection and meet all safety requirements before they can pull at any event. The NHRDA retains the right to inspect any vehicle at any time. Refusal will result in disqualification.

 » Once a class has started no competitors that show up late will be allowed to compete.

 » All pulling vehicles must pass a tech inspection and meet all safety requirements before they can pull at any event. The NHRDA retains the right to inspect any vehicle at any time. Refusal will result in disqualification.

 » Once a class has started no competitors that show up late will be allowed to compete.

 » While a vehicle is at the scales weighing, only one crewperson is allowed in scale-master's area.

 » Turbo must be ready to be tech and measured before pulling onto scale. Any competitor taht does not have turbo accessible will be turned away and asked to make turbo accessible.

 » Any pull, maximum of 75ft unless otherwise specified, will have a re-pull option, but must be decided on right then, and taken right then during the class.

 » A puller that attends an event with a pulling vehicle but is deemed unable to hook to sled under power will receive last place money and entry points only.

 » Track Official decisions are final.
 
Pull-Offs
 
 » Each puller will hook in the order that they pulled in original class line-up. No dropping of positions is allowed in a pull-off.

 » A floating finish line will be used for all competitors during a pull-off.

 » Each competitor will have one (1) attempt to make a measureable pull.

     
Rules Violations
 
 » Any first time violation may result in disqualification from event. If disqualified the competitor would still receive 10 points for passing tech.

 » Second time violation for the same infraction may result in a season long suspension.
     
Reasons For Disqualifications
 
 » If a vehicle touches any of the boundary lines. This will result in a disqualification for going out of bounds.

 » Loss of weight under green flag.

 » Loss or failure of safety equipment belonging to vehicle under the green flag.

 » Illegal fuel.

 » Loss of excessive fluid.

 » Unsportsmanlike conduct – Any competitor or crew member displaying unsportsmanlike conduct at any NHRDA sanctioned event whether verbal or physical will be reason for that teams' loss of points and purse for the event where the actions take place.

 » Illegal Equipment.

 » Leaving the starting line under the red flag.

 » Excessive argument with track official.

 » Deliberate delay of event.

 » Attacking of an official.

 » Intoxication of driver.
     
Rain
 
 » A class will be considered complete when 2/3 of the pullers have made a pull, if class cannot complete 2/3 of pull - will be considered a rain out.

 » The NHRDA will determine if a class or session is a rain out.

 » If pulls are canceled due to rain before pulling starts there will be NO REFUNDS. Competitors will receive 10 points for paying hook fee and turning tech card into the NHRDA. Tech card must be turned in to receive points. Your general admission event issued wristband is good for use toward entry up to ONE YEAR at any NHRDA sanctioned event. You must pay any price difference due to price increases, fees, etc. and you must have your event issued wristband for use toward entry, The NHRDA is not responsible for track refund/rain check policies.