Opinion


This is the page where we post our opinions, commentaries, and editorials about truck and tractor pulling. please remember, these are just our opinions.

Fair and Reasonable Light Superstock Rules (originally posted on November 21, 2002)

Published 10/28/2008 05:47AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 3,080 times


(originally posted on November 21, 2002)

The Light Superstock class has struggled this year on the National level. That doesn’t mean the class is dead, in fact it is extremely healthy in certain regions but it is definitely hurting as a whole. One reason the class is hurting is because there is a lager division between fans and pullers who want the class to be a smaller version of the Unlimited Superstock class, and the fans and pullers who want the class to be a limited 300 cubic inch starter class. Unfortunately there are a number of big motors (504 CID) already built but I’m still a huge fan of the small tractors like Allis Chalmers 180’s & 190’s, Farmall 460’s & 560’s, Oliver 1650’s etc… However there are ways to level the playing field other than engine size.

Proposed rules:

  1. ENGINE
    1. Alcohol Engine size to be no larger than 504 CID
    2. Diesel Engine Size to be no larger than 540 CID
    3. Read Full Article...

Fair and Reasonable Superstock Rules (originally posted on November 19, 2002)

Published 10/28/2008 05:42AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 2,672 times


(originally posted on November 19, 2002)

Ten years ago a Superstock was a Superstock and pullers could go everywhere they wanted, fans could also hope for a “surprise” national puller showing up at their local events. Now the class is a fiasco. Pullers have lost the ability to test and tune, support their local events, or promote the national circuit. Fans have lost the “surprise” factor on their local circuits. Many of the current Superstock haven’t evolved in over 2 decades, it’s time for some major changes.

Proposed rules:

  1. ENGINE
    1. Alcohol Engine size to be no larger than 504 CID
    2. Diesel Engine Size to be no larger than 540 CID
    3. OEM block that will operate with the stock crankshaft for that make. Factory recommended replacements are also acceptable (no crossing brand lines)
    4. OEM block must be offered in a rigid frame 2wd tractor only
    5. OEM block cannot be altered in any way e...

      Read Full Article...

Fair and Reasonable 2wd Truck Rules (originally posted on November 3, 2002)

Published 10/28/2008 05:38AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 2,669 times


(originally posted on November 3, 2002)

Most of these rules are already in place in one organization or another, and some of these rules, one in particular is going to make some people irate. That one idea that has created controversy is: the body style rule. Back when the ATPA first initiated this rule I was against the rule as well as being against how the ATPA initiated the rule. Since those days my mind has changed and my eyes have been opened. But before I get into that read the rules, and then read my explanation.

Proposed rules:

  1. ENGINES
    1. All Super Modified 2WD trucks shall have one eight-cylinder engine
    2. Engine must be an automotive type, accept stock crankshaft
    3. Maximum two (2) valves per cylinder
    4. Maximum of 575 cubic inch limit is allowed
    5. Maximum bore spacing of 5.00" is allowed
    6. Maximum of two (2) spark plugs per cylinder
    7. Maximum blower limit will be 14-71 h...

      Read Full Article...

Fair and Reasonable Prostock Rules (originally posted October 16, 2002)

Published 10/28/2008 05:34AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 2,303 times


(originally posted October 16, 2002)

The Prostock class does have its minor share of problems. It’s pretty much a Red vs. Green class. There are a few true Case and a few Massey, one Minnie Mo and One White but that’s not a ton of variety. The only reason for the lack of variety is the cubic inch limit. I’m not quite sure where the NTPA came up with 680, but it definitely seems like an extremely larger number that was just pulled out of a hat.

Proposed rules:

  1. ENGINE
    1. Engine size to be no larger than 540 CID
    2. OEM block that will operate with the stock crankshaft for that make. Factory recommended replacements are also acceptable (no crossing brand lines)
    3. OEM block must be offered in a rigid frame 2wd tractor only
    4. OEM block cannot be altered in any way externally, except for normal repair or for mounting fuel injection pumps
    5. Internal webbing and water jacket to remain intact with p...

      Read Full Article...

Fair and Reasonable Superfarm Rule Changes (originally posted on October 4, 2002)

Published 10/28/2008 05:27AM, by Jake Morgan Viewed: 2,325 times


(originally posted on October 4, 2002)

Some of these ideas are going to be hard to swallow, and many of you are probably thinking “this is the fastest growing class in pulling and why would we want to change anything?” I’ll be the first to agree that this is one of, if not the, fastest growing classes, but much can be done to improve the class.

The important question is: what niche was this class designed to fill? The obvious answer is: The class is designed to be a beginner class, an entry level tractor class with limited horsepower for the person with a limited budget who wants to move up from brush pulling to organized sanctioned pulling or the person who is just looking at getting into the sport at the entry level. The limited horsepower was designed to keep the breakage to a minimum.

Does this class fill that niche? The simple answer is: NO, at least not really anymore. The fact is that Superfarm class has since grown into an e...

Read Full Article...


Website Statistics
Global: Topics: 39,191, Posts: 230,812, Members: 3,382.
This forum: Topics: 59, Posts: 59.

Our newest member instigater