1.
Safety first! Always think safety, always act safely. Drive slowly, look around and think of others.




2.
Violations of any rule will constitute a disqualification.



3.
NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WILL BE ALLOWED BY ANY PULLER BEFORE THEY PULL



4.
All operators must attend drivers meeting at signup area 15 minutes before the pull starts.



5.
Contest will be governed by judges, track officials and the sled operator with all decisions final. All pulling vehicles are subject to be teched.




6.
Judges may disqualify any operator for not operating safely.



7.
Any protests against operators and/or equipment must be made before or during class and then only by another operator in that class. Whoever launches the protest will also have their vehicle for that class checked.





8.
Vehicles may be entered in no more than 2 classes per event and only once per class. Unless otherwise stated in the drivers meeting.



9.
All pulling vehicles will cross the scale and drawbar checked before you line up for your class.



10.
All drivers are to be in line and ready to pull at the start of their weight class. The on deck class will be staged while the class in front of them is pulling.





11.
Only track personnel and operator of vehicle hitched to sled allowed on track. No spectators or other drivers.




12.
The number one puller is the test puller. They may or may not take the pull. The driver must decide when still hooked up to the eliminator. If the 1st pull is not taken, they can come back as third puller or last puller of the class.





13.
Each vehicle must come to the start line with a draw bar with minimum opening of at least 3 inches. (Clevis permitted)



14.
Judges and track officials have option of moving start line between classes.



15.
If anything falls off the pulling vehicle before it is unhooked from the eliminator, the tractor is disqualified.



16.
Any vehicle tire that touches or leaves the course boundary lines will be disqualified.




17.
Random draw order to be drawn at sign-up. Roll dice or draw chips.



18.
No registrations after the start of each respective class. Registration will close fifteen minutes before the start of the pull. If you are going to be late notify someone to register you for your class.




19.
No pulling vehicle pulling in an altered, special, too hot to farm or hot farm class will be allowed to pull in a farm stock class.



20.
At least 3 entries per class or class will be canceled. Tractors will pull as exhibition if they desire with no payout.



21.
All pulls to start with a tight chain. No jerking allowed. May be cause for disqualification.



22.
Contestants allowed to restart hook within 75 feet to make measurable pull (special, altered, modified truck classes and hot farm classes is 100 feet). Must re-pull immediately. If there is a problem with the vehicle, they can drop to another position in the pulling order. They will only have one attempt to make a pull after that.






23.
If there is a problem with the sled during your pull, you will be asked to re-pull when sled is corrected (special, altered, modified truck classes and hot farm will come back last if they desire).





24.
Drivers must be age 14 or over for tractors. Age 16 for trucks. Written permission of parent or guardian if operator is under 18 yrs. Parent or guardian and minor must also sign minor release and wavier of liability and indemnity agreement.






25.
Vehicle owners and operators assume full responsibility for negligence and accidents. All pullers will sign waiver of liability at registration.





26.
The driver must remain in seat during pull.



27.
All vehicles must have brakes that work.



28.
The driver must have complete control at all times. 5 MPH speed limit in the pits.




29.
Vehicle must be stopped immediately upon signal from the judge.




30.
Vehicle must be in neutral or park when hooking and unhooking from the sled and both hands must be held out to the side to signify that you have done so.




31.
Kill switches, wheelie bars and fenders are highly recommended but not mandatory except in un-paced classes. Wheelie bars must be strong enough to hold tractor when tested. In the paced classes, if the tractor doesn’t have wheelie bars the flagman may flag you if the front end is too high for safety. (Above the knee height)






32.
No slipping of the traction clutch past 75 ft. Stainless steel flywheel required in hot farm, altered and special classes.





33.
No duals, tire chains or studs allowed.




34.
NO PASSENGERS AT ANY TIME.




35.
2 ½ pound fire extinguisher (ABC) recommended in all classes.




36.
All weights must be secured.




37.
Spectators and other operators not allowed on track.




A Little History...

Our first THRESHEREE (Steam Show) was held in 1986. The show was a huge success and the club has been hosting the event ever since.

The Thresheree is always held the weekend after Labor Day, at the Pickett Steam Club Grounds. There are 120 families which represent more than two hundred members. Single members are also welcomed. The club holds monthly and annual meetings, fund raisers, pedal pulls for the youth and participates in many area parades.

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Join our proud tradition about sound character, steam engines & tractors.

We welcome you to join us whether to enjoy it as a hobby or to just volunteer to help out other people.

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