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Truck Pull Rules

 

2021 RVFD TRUCK PULL RULES
 STREET LICENSED
8000 Lb. GASOLINE  4 X 4 TRUCKS
 
The rules promulgated in these rules are intended as guidelines for the event of Street Licensed Gasoline 4 x 4 truck pulling. These rules have been adopted by the RVFD for the 2021 Truck Pulls. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to participants, crew, family members, bystanders, or spectators. Each participant at the RVFD truck pulling event must assure that their equipment and replacement equipment throughout the event meets the requirements of this class.
 
This is an open legal 4x4 truck class available to currently licensed owners of gasoline-fueled trucks that are legal for highway use. This class is truly an open class for all street licensed gas trucks but is definitely not a pure stock truck class. If your truck is street legal and is built to the rules set forth herein, you can enter this class. Registration and insurance papers are required to prove that the truck is licensed for street use. A license plate with a current sticker tag is required to be affixed to the truck. Registration papers, license stickers, and tag MUST match. Where applicable, a current inspection sticker is required. Trucks may be hauled to the pull.
 
  1. Weight class is 8000 pounds. No weight brackets or hanging weights allowed on the front of vehicles. Weights must be in the cargo area and securely fastened or contained safely therein. No weights allowed under the hood, in the wheel wells, or in the cab area. No weights may be suspended under the body/chassis or behind panels/parts.
  2. No dual wheels, studded tires, tire chains, or any tire not specifically intended for street use are permitted. All tires must carry a D.O.T number on the sidewall.  D.O.T number must be easily read from the outside of the tire. No cut, altered or sharpened tires.
  3. Front bumpers must be UNALTERED factory stock. No weighted front devices are permitted. This includes but not limited to: homemade bumpers, brush guards and winches. Lower brackets (only) for snowplow frames are permitted so long as no modifications would add weight, are determined. An unaltered decorative brush guard may be permitted at the option of the head official. A truck is permitted to compete WITHOUT a front bumper.
  4. The hitch point will be from the rear bumper only or “Reese style” hitch on a level plane with the point of attachment to the truck’s frame BEHIND the pumpkin of the rear end.  No other types of hitches are permitted. Hitch point may not be more than 26” from the ground. Hitch points must be horizontal-parallel to the ground. No angled, lever, pivot, axis, OR other types of “trick” hitches are allowed and the hitch must be stationary in all directions. The hook point must be the furthest point to the back of the truck.  Hook point must be past the bed of the truck if there is no bumper, or past the end of the bumper. Shortening of the bed in order to shorten the hook point is not permitted. Each truck driver must supply a twisted clevis. The hole for hitching must accommodate a minimum of 3.75 inches across.
  5. Gasoline is the only fuel permitted. No aluminum engine blocks are permitted unless O.E.M. No open headers will be allowed. Absolutely no alcohol, nitrous oxide, or other oxygen extenders!  Turbo-Blue and CAM-2 are permitted. Headers are approved but all exhaust must run through a muffler system. No superchargers or turbochargers permitted. Swaps between manufacturers are not permitted.
  6. No solid suspensions are permitted. The suspension must have a minimum of two inches of downward movement at all times. No blocks are allowed between axle housing and truck frame that would restrict the necessary two inches of movement. If a truck has airbags, the system must be disabled. Lift kits are acceptable. Must use an O.E.M stock style suspension.
  7. The truck must be stock in appearance. The floor in bed must be solid. The wheelbase may not be changed from the original manufacturer. Wooden flatbeds are permitted.
  8. Transmission & transfer case must be O.E.M. and available in one ton (or smaller) trucks. 
  9. The driver’s window must be rolled completely up while competing. Drivers must wear a seatbelt or shoulder harness and motorsport type helmet when hooked to the sled. Passengers are NOT permitted at any time either in the pits or on the track!  
  10.  Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. This is not a points event.
  11.  Entry fee will be $25.00 per pull. The truck may be entered/registered no more than two times, however, only one driver will collect any awarded.
  12.  Class rules may be changed for safety issues and/or betterment of events.
  13.  Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event.   Any driver under the influence will be disqualified. 
  14.  Crew members are permitted in the pit area only. Only drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 
  15.  Drivers can be disqualified for any violation of these rules.
 
 
 
 2021 RVFD TRUCK PULL RULES
OPEN STREET GASOLINE 4 X 4 TRUCKS
 
The rules promulgated in these rules are intended as guidelines for the event 4 x 4 truck pulling. These rules have been adopted by the RVFD for the 2021 Truck Pulls. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to participants, crew, family members, bystanders, or spectators. Each participant at the RVFD truck pulling event must assure that their equipment and replacement equipment throughout the event meets the requirements of this class.
 
 
Ø      Weight:
6500 LBS maximum. Weight with a driver. All vehicles must cross the scales prior to participating. Fuel and water may NOT be added after crossing the scales EXCEPT if qualified for a pull-off.
Ø      Ballast:
Additional added weight is permitted. Hanging weight and brackets may not extend more than 195 inches from the centerline of the rear axle. Trucks with longer wheelbases are welcome to participate and may place weights securely fastened inside the engine compartment, but no inside the cab.
Ø      Body/Chassis:
Truck exterior must be stock in appearance. Body and frame must match. No mini truck body or frames (I.E. Ranger, Dakota, S-10). The complete truck body must have a factory sheet metal and factory glass window. The cab must have an O.E.M firewall and O.E.M. floor for safety. Bed floor, inner and outer skins must be of O.E.M. or O.E.M. replacement material. A truck with no bed floor will be allowed as long as there is 200 pounds of weights located over the center rear axle- these weights must be verifiable. Other design modifications to reduce weight are NOT permitted.  Wooden flatbeds are permitted as long as they are factory built or heavier than factory-built. Wooden flatbeds must be preapproved by RVFD tech officials prior to the registration for the event the truck participates in and will be subject to a weight handicap. Fiberglass hoods and fiberglass hood scoops are permitted. Fiberglass body panels are not permitted unless they are O.E.M. factory parts for the make and model of the truck and used as the manufacturer intended.
Ø      Frame/suspension:
Factory 1 ton or less full-size O.E.M. frames are required. Altering the frame length is not permitted. Frame strengthening such as gusseting and ladder bars are accepted. No tube frames or homemade frames are accepted. A solid blocked rear suspension is permitted. Must still use O.E.M. mounting points. The upper mounting point for strut assemblies must be in the factory location. Adjustable caster/camber pillow ball mounts are permitted. The lower control arm may be strengthened provided factory mounting points to chassis are maintained. The lower mounting point for the strut assembly may be modified for improved caster or camber. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted. Traction bars and devices are permitted. Lift kits are acceptable. If airbags are used, valve must be at the bag.
Ø      Wheelbase:
The vehicle must retain the original factory wheelbase (+/-1”). The wheelbase must be compatible to the body used.
Ø      Engine:
The maximum cubic inch will be 540 CU. IN. Provisions must be made to put on a “seal” on the engine after the truck has been cube checked. Competitors must be able to have their engine pumped at any time during the event. A 1% variance will be permitted. The engine must remain in the stock location. No aluminum engine blocks are permitted unless O.E.M. Cast iron blocks only. Aluminum intakes are permitted. Any cast iron or conventional cylinder heads (ex: “Big Chief”, “ Big Duke”, “C-Head”, “Hemi”, “Blue Thunder Pro Stock Heads”, etc.). No billet heads. No sheet metal or tunnel RAM intakes permitted. Dry sump oiling systems permitted. Dominator carburetors are permitted. No turbos, superchargers, injection, EFI, split or dual carburetors. One spark plug per cylinder. Open headers are approved. Engine exhaust must be routed in the following ways:
1.      Engine exhaust may be routed vertically up through the vehicle's hood.  The exhaust must be minimum 6” higher than the hood when the hood is in the closed position.
2.      Exhaust routed under the vehicle must exit under the cab and but before the rear ax.
3.      factory type configuration.
Swaps between manufacturers are NOT permitted. NOTE: Small block engine under 430 cubic inches allowed any heads.
Ø      Kill Switch:
All trucks must be equipped with a kill switch. Must have a kill switch ring.
Ø      Fuel and Fuel Tank:
GASOLINE IS THE ONLY FUEL TYPE PERMITTED. Turbo-blue and CAM-2 are permitted. E-85 (ethanol) is permitted. Absolutely no alcohol or other oxygen extenders such as VP113 or Q16. No propylene oxide additives or the like. Fuel tanks must be in the stock location or in the bed. EXCEPTION: fuel tanks may also be mounted on the front, but must be completely enclosed within the weight box and NOT visible. In this case, a manual fuel shutoff (Ball valve easily accessible from the front part of the truck) is required on the weight box.
Ø      Nitrous Oxide:
Nitrous oxide is PROHIBITED. All other oxygen extenders are prohibited. System components must be removed from the truck.
Ø      Batteries:
Batteries must be securely mounted. Batteries must either be in the stock location, moved into the bed, or be mounted on the front, but must be completely enclosed within the weight box and NOT visible. In this case, a manual battery disconnect (easily accessible from the front part of the truck) is required on the weight box.
Ø      Cooling System:
Radiators must be in the stock location and at least of stock size.
Ø      Hitch:
The hitch must be stationary in all directions. The hitch’s height from the ground may not exceed 26 inches. The length of the hitch measured from the center of the rear axle to the hitch point may be no shorter than 27% of the actual wheelbase of the truck. All hitch mount in points must be located below the frame rails. The area where the hook point is at must be free and clear of any obstructions. A truck may compete with a Reese style hitch or may pull from the bumper as long as it meets the 27% rule. The hooking point must have a minimum of 3.75 inches inside diameter opening. No lever, pivot, axis, or other types of “TRICK” hitches are permitted. No vertical hitches, all hitches must be 33 degrees or less parallel to the ground. A second hitch is not required in this class.
Ø      Tires:
Maximum tire size for all trucks will be 35x12.50 as stamped. Metric conversion of this tire size is 315/70 or 315/75. All tires must carry a D.O.T. number on the sidewall. A D.O.T number must be easily read from the outside of the tire. No dual wheels, studded tires, tire chains, or tire NOT specifically intended for street use are permitted.
Ø      Tire Altering:
No cut, altered, or sharpened tires are permitted.
Ø      Brakes:
Front hydraulic brakes are mandatory. Driveline brakes accepted.
Ø      Driveline:
Transmission, transfer case, front and rear differentials, all must be O.E.M and available in one ton (or smaller) pick-up trucks.
Ø      Driveshaft Loops:
o       REQUIRED ON ALL TRUCKS THAT THAT ARE NOT LICENSED FOR THE HIGHWAY.
o       REQUIRED FOR ALL TRUCKS NO PROPERLY INSPECTED FOR HIGHWAY
Trucks must have at least six-inch wide U-joint shields around the rear U-joint constructed of at least ¼ inch steel or 3/8 inch aluminum that will safely contain the U-joint and the ends of each shaft. In addition, there will be at least one shaft loop in the middle of the drive shaft. All shields must be securely mounted to the vehicle. Any front shaft U-joint that is visible from the side of the truck must be shielded to contain the U-joint and the end of the shaft.
Ø      Flywheel Shield (Manual Transmissions):
o       REQUIRED FOR ALL TRUCKS THAT ARE NOT LICENSED FOR HIGHWAY. 
o       REQUIRED ON ALL TRUCKS THAT ARE NOT PROPERLY INSPECTED FOR THE HIGHWAY.
All vehicles equipped with a manual transmission must have a flywheel shield. Applications for which a flywheel shield is no available may use a properly attached blanket that completely covers the bell housing. If must be attached to the block and extend rearward to the transmission with the minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened. 
Ø      Transmission, Manual:
Non-OEM transmissions are prohibited. A clutch meeting minimum SFI Spec 1.1 or 1.2 is mandatory on all vehicles. All transmissions must be clutch assisted. Sequential shifters are prohibited.
Ø      Automatic Transmission Blanket:
o       REQUIRED FOR ALL TRUCKS THAT ARE NOT LICENSED FOR HIGHWAY.
o       REQUIRED FOR ALL TRUCKS NOT PROPERLY INSPECTED FOR HIGHWAY.
Must use a properly attached blanket that completely covers the bell housing. It must be attached to the block and extend rearward to the transmission with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened. 
Ø      Driver Restraint System:
The OEM restraint system is mandatory and must be utilized during competition.
Ø      Helmet:
Motorsport type helmet is required for all drivers of trucks that are not currently licensed, insured, and/or inspected for street use.
Ø      Fire Suit:
SFI approved fire jacket, long pants, and leather shoes are required for all drivers of trucks that are not currently licensed, insured, and/or inspected for street use.
Ø      Engine Cube Checking:
Officials may, at their discretion, use a pump or other means to check cubic inches. Competitors must have all tools/equipment to comply with cubic inch checks at all pulls.
Ø      Event Operations:
Driver’s window must be rolled completely up while competing. Other windows on the truck may be lowered. PASSENGERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE TRUCK AT ANY TIME EITHER IN THE PITS OR ON THE TRACK.
Ø      Class Jumping:
Trucks may compete in both Pro Street Gasoline Class and the RWUB Class. Street Licensed Class entries may compete in Pro Street if they meet the stated Pro Street Rules.
Ø      Credentials:
o       Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. 
o       This is not a points event.
o       All drivers must have a valid state driver’s license.
o       Trucks in this class DO NOT have to be licensed, insured, or inspected.
o       Any street licensed truck that chooses to enter this class must be fully licensed, inspected, and insured.
Ø      Entry Fees:
Entry fee will be $25.00 per pull. Truck may be entered/registered no more than two times, however, only one driver will collect any awarded prize. This must be designated at the time of entry, not based on pull results.
Ø      General Rules and Disqualification:
Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event. Any driver under the influence will be disqualified. 
Crew members are permitted in the pit area only. ONLY drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 
Drivers can be disqualified for ANY violation of the rules.
 
 
 
2021 RVFD TRUCK PULLS
STREET 2.6 DIESEL 4 X 4 TRUCKS SMOOTH BORE
 
The rules promulgated in these rules are intended as guidelines for the event 4 x 4 truck pulling. These rules have been adopted by the RVFD for the 2021 Truck Pulls. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to participants, crew, family members, bystanders, or spectators. Each participant at the RVFD truck pulling event must assure that their equipment and replacement equipment throughout the event meets the requirements of this class.
 
Credentials:  Valid DOT registration and license plates are mandatory. The vehicle may be two or four-wheel drive.   
 
Weight: 8000 lbs. Maximum, with driver.
 
REGULATIONS:
Ballast: Ballast is permitted. Hanging weights may not extend more than 60 inches from the centerline of the front axle.
 
Batteries: The batteries must be securely mounted. They may not be located in the driver compartment or forward of the radiator core support.
 
Body: The body must be an OEM truck body, including the full bed floor. The body and truck bed must retain full factory sheet metal. Metal aftermarket hoods are permitted. Fiberglass is prohibited. The hood must be closed and securely latched while the vehicle is hooked to the sled. The complete OEM firewall and complete OEM floor pan is mandatory.
 
Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory.
 
Chassis: The OEM chassis is mandatory. The engine must be in the OEM location for the body used. The vehicle must retain the full OEM chassis. Wheel tubs, back-half conversions, tube chassis, etc., are prohibited.
 
Cooling System: Radiators must be in the vicinity of the stock location and be of at least stock size.
 
Credentials: All drivers must have a valid state driver’s license.
 
Driveline: An OEM transmission and transfer case are mandatory. They must have been an option on a one-ton or smaller pickup.
 
Driver Restraint System: The OEM restraint system is mandatory and must be worn.
 
Driveshaft Loops: All trucks running for points must have a minimum of six-inch wide u-joint shields around the rear u-joint constructed of at least 1/4 inch steel or 3/8 inch aluminum that will safely contain the u-joint and the end of the rear shaft.
 
Engine: The engine block must have been available as a factory option on a one-ton or smaller pickup truck. Blocks must circulate coolant freely. Water pumps must be present, but may be powered electrically. The use of concrete or other block fillers is prohibited. All factory belt-driven accessories, excluding the air conditioning compressor, must be retained and powered via the crankshaft by a standard serpentine or ‘V’ belt. Electric fans are permitted. Aftermarket radiator assemblies are permitted but must be securely mounted in the same area as the OEM unit.
 
NITROUS OXIDE is prohibited along with other oxygen extenders and the use of PROPANE is also prohibited. All system components MUST be removed.
 
Exhaust: All vehicles must be equipped to direct exhaust upward including stock exhaust systems.  Hood stacks are permitted. Two 3/8 inch diameter bolts must be installed through the exhaust pipe in a cross pattern within one inch of each other as close to the turbo as is practical.
 
Fire Extinguisher System: A fire extinguisher system is permitted. It must be securely mounted.
 
Fuel: The fuel must be pump #1/#2 diesel only. Soy/Bio-diesel fuel is permitted. Off-road diesel fuel is prohibited. Fuel tank must in O.E.M location or an approved racing type fuel cell mounted properly in the bed. 
 
Fuel Injection Pump: The fuel injection pump is limited to a stock appearing, OEM engine make-specific pump only. Dual high-pressure common-rail fuel pumps or HPOPs are permitted.
 
Harmonic Balancer: All engines turning 4500 RPM and higher must be equipped with a harmonic balancer or damper meeting SFI Spec 18.1.
 
Hitch: The hitch must be a receiver-style hitch; attachments /bracing must be from the frame down not from axle up. Reinforcements must not extend forward of the centerline of the rear axle. Trick hitches are prohibited. The hooking point must be the rear-most point on the vehicle and must be rearward of the stock location of the tailgate. The hitch must be horizontal to the ground and stationary in all directions. Bumpers may be notched or removed. The hitch’s height from the ground may not exceed 26 inches and be adjustable to 24” on 4wd units and 30” and be adjustable to 28” inches on 2wd units. The hooking point must have a minimum 3.750-inch inside diameter opening for the sled hook. The hooking point will be measured at the center of the clevis loop. Final decision of legality of all hitches resides with the head tech official.
Ice Water Intercoolers: Ice water intercoolers are permitted.
Interior: A complete interior, including a dashboard, door panels, headliner, etc., is mandatory. Two matching front seats are mandatory. Aftermarket seats are permitted; they must be fully upholstered. Must have full back and headrests on seats. All factory controls (lights, signals, horn, windows, wipers, etc.) must be retained and operative.
 
Rear End: Non-OEM rear-end housings are prohibited. The rear end must have been an option on a 1-ton or smaller truck. Rear-axle bolts to be covered by a cap or shield.
 
Steering: The vehicle must retain the full, original OEM steering gear. The vehicle must retain the original OEM power steering assistance if it was so equipped. Additional stabilizers are permitted. Non-OEM power assist methods are prohibited.
 
Street Equipment: Complete headlight and taillight assemblies (all) are mandatory and must be operative. Complete OEM windshield and windows are mandatory. Windows must be operative per factory specifications; that is, they must open and close via OEM electrical or mechanical means.  Driver’s window must be completely rolled up while competing. Other windows on the truck may be lowered.
 
Suspension, Front: The factory suspension configuration must be retained. The upper mounting point for strut assemblies must be in the factory location. Adjustable caster/camber pillow ball mounts are permitted. The lower control arm may be strengthened provided factory mounting points to chassis are maintained. The lower mounting point for the strut assembly may be modified for improved caster or camber.  Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted.  Traction bars and devices are permitted.
 
Suspension, Rear: An OEM-style suspension is mandatory. Traction bars and devices are permitted; they must be bolt-on only; welds are permitted for attachment to frame or axle housing. Control arms may be strengthened or replaced, provided all original mounting points are retained. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, limit straps, and camber kits are permitted. The rear suspension may be bolted solid to eliminate travel. All rear suspensions must use at least one working shock absorber per wheel.
 
Tires: The tires must be DOT street tires. Cut tires are prohibited.
 
Throttle: The use of a hand throttle is allowed. All throttles will have a dead man throttle that will automatically return to a closed position. Throttles will work in a forward to reverse motion, forward being open. Two springs will be required on the hand throttle and one spring on the fuel injection pump.
 
Transfer Case: Non-OEM transfer cases are prohibited. It must have been an option on a one-ton or smaller pick-up truck.
 
Transmission, Automatic: Non-OEM transmissions are prohibited. Aftermarket  torque
converters, valve bodies, and internal components are permitted. Transmission brakes are prohibited. Any non-OEM floor-mounted automatic transmission shifter must be equipped with a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout device to prevent the shifter from accidentally being put into reverse gear. A functional neutral safety switch is mandatory. All transmission lines must be metallic or high-pressure-type hose. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a transmission shield meeting SFI Spec 4.1 and must be labeled accordingly. A blanket type shield is permitted; it must be appropriately labeled as meeting SFI Spec 4.1 and it must extend from the rear of the block to the front of tail housing with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened. All non-blanket-type shields must incorporate two (or one, per manufacturers instructions) 3/4 inch by 1/8 inch straps that bolt to the shield on each side and pass under the transmission pan unless the transmission pan is labeled as meeting SFI Spec 4.1. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a flex plate meeting a Minimum SFI Spec 29.1 and be covered by a flex plate shield meeting SFI Spec 30.1
 
Transmission, Manual: Non-OEM transmissions are prohibited. Aftermarket internal components are permitted. A clutch meeting minimum SFI Spec 1.1 or 1.2 is mandatory on all vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more. All manual transmissions must be clutch assisted. Sequential shifters are prohibited. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and equipped with a manual transmission must have a flywheel shield labeled as meeting minimum SFI Spec 6.3 or greater. Applications for which an SFI Spec flywheel shield is not available may use a properly attached SFI 4.1 or 4.2 blanket that completely covers the bell housing; it must be attached to the block and extend rearward to the transmission with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened.
 
Turbocharger: The vehicle is limited to a single turbocharger; the inducer bore on the
compressor housing may be 2.6”. The inlet will be measured using a 2.65-inch plug or internal calipers. Bushing from any larger turbo size down to a 2.6 turbo is PROHIBITED. A stock map width enhancement (MWE) groove is allowed. No MWE groove will be allowed that has a width greater than 1/4 inch. All provisions allowing air to the wheel other than via the bore and the MWE groove are prohibited. 6.4 liter Powerstroke engines may utilize the factory twin-turbo configuration.
·         NOTE: For the 2014 season a Protrusion Type Turbo using the following rules will also be legal. The compressor wheel must protrude into a 2.6” bore for 1/8”. The inlet will be measured using an internal caliper or a 2.605” plug.
 
Water Injection: Water injection is prohibited. All system components must be removed from the truck.
 
Wheelbase: The vehicle must retain the original unaltered factory wheelbase and track width. Front dual-wheel spacers may be used only with accompanying positive-offset dual style wheels.
 
Driver’s window must be rolled completely up while competing. Drivers are to wear seatbelts or shoulder harness and a motorsport helmet when hooked to the sled. PASSENGERS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE TRUCK AT ANY TIME EITHER IN THE PITS OR ON THE TRACK.
 
Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. This is not a points event.
 
Entry fee will be $25.00 per pull. Truck may be entered/registered no more than two times, however, only one driver will collect any awarded prize. This must be designated at the time of entry, not based on pull results.
 
 Class rules may be changed for safety issues and/or betterment of events.
 
Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event.   Any driver under the influence will be disqualified. 
 
Crew members are permitted in the pit area only. Only drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 
 
Drivers can be disqualified for any violation of these rules.
 
 
 
2021 RVFD TRUCK PULLS
WORK STOCK DIESEL TRUCKS
 
The rules promulgated in these rules are intended as guidelines for the event 4 x4 truck pulling. These rules have been adopted by the RVFD for the 2021 Truck Pulls. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to participants, crew, family members, bystanders, or spectators. Each participant at the RVFD truck pulling event must assure that their equipment and replacement equipment throughout the event meets the requirements of this class.
 
The Work Stock Diesel class is designed for daily-driven, on the road pickup trucks (full-bodied diesel pickup trucks). Valid DOT registration and license plates are mandatory. If your truck is street legal and built to the rules set forth herein, you can enter this class.  Registration papers are required to prove that the truck is licensed for street use.  A license plate with the current sticker tag is required to be affixed to the truck.  Where applicable, a current inspection sticker is required.  Trucks may be hauled to the pull. Trucks dominating the class will be moved up. RVFD Officials reserve the right to determine the legality of the truck.
 
The vehicle may be two or four-wheel drive. 
 
Weight: 8500 lbs. Weight is with driver
Credentials: All drivers must have a valid state driver’s license.
 
Ballast:
Ballast is permitted. Hanging front weights is prohibited. Ballast may be added in the bed of the truck. If used, ballast must be securely fastened to the bed only. Final decisions rest with the tech officials. Adding weight in other areas of the truck will result in disqualification.
 
Batteries:
The batteries must be securely mounted. They may not be located in the driver compartment or forward of the radiator core support.
 
Body:
The body & truck bed must be the OEM truck body, including the full bed floor and side skins both inner and outer. The body must retain full OEM sheet metal. Metal aftermarket hoods are permitted. Fiberglass is prohibited. The hood must be closed and securely latched while the vehicle is hooked to the sled. The complete OEM firewall and OEM floor pan are mandatory.
 
Brakes:
Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory.
 
Bumpers:
Front bumpers must be Unaltered Factory stock. No weighted front devices are permitted. – This includes but limited to Homemade bumpers, Brush Guards, “Ranch Hand” type Bumpers & Winches. Lower brackets (only) for snowplows frames are permitted so long as no modifications that would add weight are present. An unaltered decorative brush guard may be permitted at the option of the head tech officials.  Final decisions rest with the tech officials.  Trucks may NOT compete without a bumper.
 
Chassis:
The OEM chassis is mandatory. The engine must be in the OEM location for the body
used. The vehicle must retain the full OEM chassis. Wheel tubs, back-half conversions, tube chassis, etc., are prohibited.
 
Cooling System:
Radiators must be in the stock location and be of at least stock size.
 
 
Driveline:
An OEM transmission and transfer case are mandatory. They must have been an
option on a one-ton or smaller pickup.
 
Driver Restraint System:
The OEM restraint system is mandatory and must be worn.
 
Engine:
The engine shall be a stock-appearing, OEM make-specific compression ignition Engine.
 
Exhaust:
The exhaust must exit rearward of the driver’s compartment. Stacks exiting through the hood or fender well are prohibited.
 
Fuel:
The fuel must be pump #1/#2 diesel only. Soy/Bio-diesel fuel is permitted. Off-road diesel fuel is prohibited. . NITROUS OXIDE is prohibited along with other oxygen extenders as well as the use of PROPANE is also prohibited. All system components MUST be removed from the truck.
 
Fuel Injection Pump:
The fuel injection pump is limited to a stock appearing, OEM engine model-specific pump only. The use of multiple high-pressure common-rail fuel pumps is prohibited. Powerstroke engines with a single factory turbo may utilize a second HPOP. Pumps from different years in the same engine model may be interchanged.
 
Fuel System:
The OEM fuel tank is mandatory and must be used. Racing fuel cells are prohibited and must be removed from the vehicle.
 
Harmonic Balancer:
All engines turning 4500 RPM and higher must be equipped with a harmonic balancer or damper meeting SFI Spec 18.1.
 
Hitch:
The hitch must be a receiver-style hitch; reinforcements are permitted. Reinforcements must not extend forward of the centerline of the rear axle or to the axle housing itself. Trick hitches are prohibited. The hooking point must be the rear-most point on the vehicle and must be rearward of the stock location of the tailgate.  The hitch must be horizontal to the ground and stationary in all directions. Bumpers may be notched or removed. The hitch’s height from the ground may not exceed 26 inches on 4wd units and 30 inches on 2wd units. The hooking point must have a minimum 3.750-inch inside diameter opening for the sled hook. The hooking point will be measured at the center of the clevis loop.
 
Interior:
A complete interior, including a dashboard, door panels, headliner, etc., is mandatory. Two matching front seats are mandatory. Aftermarket seats are permitted; they must be fully upholstered. All factory controls (lights, signals, horn, windows, wipers, etc.) must be retained and be operative. The use of hand-throttle controls is prohibited.
 
Rear End:
Non-OEM rear-ends housings are prohibited. It must have been an option on a one-ton or smaller pick-up. Rear-axle bolts must be covered by a cap or shield.
 
Steering:
The vehicle must retain the full, original OEM steering gear. The vehicle must retain
the original OEM power steering assistance if it was so equipped. Additional stabilizers are permitted. Non-OEM power assist methods are prohibited.
 
Street Equipment:
Complete headlight and taillight assemblies (all) are mandatory and must be
operative. Complete OEM windshield and windows are mandatory. Windows must be operative per factory specifications; that is, they must open and close via OEM electrical or mechanical means.
 
Suspension, Front:
The upper mounting point for strut assemblies must be in the factory location. Adjustable caster/camber pillow ball mounts are permitted. The lower control arm may be strengthened provided factory mounting points to chassis are maintained. The lower mounting point for the strut assembly may be modified for improved caster or camber. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted. Traction bars and devices are permitted.
  
Suspension, Rear:
An OEM-style suspension is mandatory. Lowering or raising the vehicle height with suspension modifications is permitted. Traction bars and devices are permitted; they must be bolt-on only; welds are permitted for attachment to frame or axle housing. All OEM suspension mounting points must be retained and used. Sway bars, limit straps, and camber kits are permitted. The rear suspension must maintain a minimum compression shock travel of two inches; compression stops must be adjustable. All rear suspensions must use at least one working shock absorber per wheel. Airbag spring assistance is permitted; airbag compressors must be disconnected.
 
Tires:
The tires must be DOT street tires. Cut tires are prohibited.  Dual Wheels are permitted only on trucks with a specific OEM bed designed for this application.  Maximum tire width for dual wheels is 14” total.
 
Transmission, Automatic:
Non-OEM transmissions are prohibited. Aftermarket torque converters, valve bodies and internal components are permitted. Transmission brakes are prohibited. Any non-OEM floor-mounted automatic transmission shifter must be equipped with a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout device to prevent the shifter from accidentally being put into reverse gear. A functional neutral safety switch is mandatory. All transmission lines must be metallic or high-pressure-type hose. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a transmission shield meeting SFI Spec 4.1 and must be labeled accordingly. A blanket type shield is permitted; it must be appropriately labeled as meeting SFI Spec 4.1 and it must extend from the rear of the block to the front of tail housing with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened. All non-blanket type shields must incorporate two (or one, per manufacturer’s instructions) 3/4 inch by 1/8 inch straps that bolt to the shield on each side and pass under the transmission pan unless the transmission pan is labeled as meeting SFI Spec 4.1. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a flex plate meeting SFI Spec 29.1 and be covered by a flex plate shield meeting SFI Spec 30.1.
 
Transmission, Manual:
Non-OEM transmissions are prohibited. Aftermarket internal components are permitted. A clutch meeting minimum SFI Spec 1.1 or 1.2  is mandatory on all vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more. All manual transmissions must be clutch assisted. Sequential shifters are prohibited. All vehicles with engines running 4500 RPM or more and equipped with a manual transmission must have a flywheel shield labeled as meeting minimum SFI Spec 6.3 or greater. Applications for which an SFI Spec flywheel shield is not available may use a properly attached SFI 4.1 or 4.2 blanket that completely covers the bell housing; it must be attached to the block and extend rearward to the transmission with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened.
 
 
Transfer Case:
Non-OEM transfer cases are prohibited. The transfer case must have been an
option on a one-ton or smaller pickup truck.
 
Tuner:
A single tuner (Edge, Bully Dog, etc) is permitted.
 
Turbocharger:
The turbocharger is limited to a stock appearing, OEM/Factory make-specific charger only. Turbochargers from different years in the same make may be interchanged, no adapters to accept other model turbos. 6.4 liter Powerstroke engines may utilize the factory twin-turbo configuration. Any cut notched or etc. of the turbo wheels/blades will result in disqualification. Turbo housing must be unaltered OEM/ Factory with no provision made for extra airflow and/or machining to allow a larger turbo wheel in the housing.  No bushing of the inducer is permitted.  Aftermarket wheels in a stock unaltered housing are permitted.  Failure to allow for turbo inspection will result in immediate disqualification. Any truck disqualified for this reason will be required to undergo a complete super tech prior to any further competition. Absolutely no refunds for any illegal turbo found after the class has pulled. NOTE: If your truck consistently runs in the top three places you will be checked
 
Water Injection:
Water injection is prohibited. All system components must be removed from the truck.
 
Wheelbase:
The vehicle must retain the original factory wheelbase and track width.
 
NOTE: A TELL-TALE TACHOMETER or A COMPUTER DATA LOG MAY BE REQUIRED ON THE TRUCK (AT OWNER’S EXPENSE) IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT THE ENGINE IS RUNNING UNDER 4500 rpm AND THAT THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS NOT NECESSARY ON THAT TRUCK.
 
Entry Fee:
Entry fee is $25.00 per pull. Truck may be entered/registered no more than two times, however, only one driver will collect any awarded prize. This must be designated at the time of entry, not based on pull results.
 
General Rules:
Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. 
This is not a points event.
Class rules may be changed for safety issues and/or betterment of events.
Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event.  
Any driver under the influence will be disqualified without a refund.
Crew members are permitted in the pit area only.
Only drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 
Drivers can be disqualified for any violation of these rules.
 
 
2021 RVFD TRUCK PULLS
MODIFIED 4 X 4 TRUCKS
RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG
 
The rules promulgated in these rules are intended as guidelines for the event of 4 x4 truck pulling. These rules have been adopted by the RVFD for the 2021 Truck Pulls. Nothing herein should be construed as a guarantee against injury or death to participants, crew, family members, bystanders, or spectators. Each participant at the RVFD truck pulling event must assure that their equipment and replacement equipment throughout the event meets the requirements of this class.
 
This is an open modified 4x4 class available to owners of trucks that may or may not be licensed for the highway. Trucks do not have to be registered in order to compete in this class. Trucks may be hauled to the pulling site. Any truck that meets the requirements for any 4x4 truck class is automatically eligible to participate in the RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG Modified 4x4 division.
 
The provision for bumping up from Street Licensed Classes lies with the head official. Trucks will be required to have full safety equipment.
 
Weight Class
Gasoline trucks: Open Street Class 6500 lbs, Licensed Street Class 8000,
Diesel trucks: Street Diesel 2.6 Smooth, Work Stock Diesel
Weights may be adjusted by the officials during the event in order to keep the class-competitive.
 
Weights
Added weights are permitted. Hanging weights may not extend more than 60 inches from the centerline of the front axle. Any loss of ballast while hooked to the sled is cause for disqualification. No fuel or water may be added to the truck after it has crossed the scales.
 
Hitch
The hitch must be stationary in all directions. The hitch’s height from the ground may not exceed 26 inches. The length of the hitch measured from the center of the rear axle to the hitch point may be no shorter that 27% of the actual wheelbase of the truck. The area where the hook point is at must free and clear of any obstructions. A truck may compete with a Reese style hitch to may pull from the bumpers as long as it meets the 27% rule.  The hooking point must have a minimum 3.75 inch inside diameter opening. No lever, pivot, axis, or other types of trick hitches are prohibited. No vertical hitches, all hitches must be 33 degrees or less parallel to the ground. A second hitch is not required in this class.
 
Throttle
Either the normal foot throttle or an approved spring-loaded hand throttle will be permitted in this class
Kill Switch
All trucks must be equipped with a Kill Switch
Tires
Maximum tier size for all trucks will be 35 x 12.50R. Tires must be DOT Street approved tires with the DOT number made easily visible. Any tire without a DOT number is prohibited. Cut tires, studded, and tire chains are not permitted. Dual rear wheels are permitted in this class.
Engines
Any cast iron OEM Block, or any cast iron OEM race or OEM reproduction performance block is permitted. The engine must be able to support a stock crank, although a stock crank is not required. Open headers are permitted. Any cast iron or aluminum or sheet metal intake is permitted. Unlimited engine swaps between or within manufacturers are permitted. The engine must be in the stock position of the front grill as intended by the manufacturer. Grill position must be stock and not altered. If the engine is moved forward, the rear of the engine block must be a minimum of twelve inches behind the centerline of the front axle. Mini trucks (S-10, Ranger, Dakota, etc.,) are permitted to run V-8 engines with location to be the same as full-sized trucks.
Gasoline Engines must be naturally aspirated with no superchargers or turbochargers. The use of a “split carburetor” will be permitted. The fuel may be any pump gasoline or any racing type gasoline. No cubic inch limits.
Diesel Engines are restricted to 6 and 8 cylinder compression ignition engines. NO cubic inch limits are in place. Diesel engine must have been available in a one-ton or less truck from the factory. No sigma fuel pumps. The fuel must be pump #1/#2 diesel only. Soy or bio-diesel fuel is permitted. Diesel engines may use an unlimited size single turbocharger or may us a twin-turbo set-up with each wheel. The compressor wheel must protrude into a three-inch bore. A diesel engine truck running without a muffler must have cross bolts installed in their exhaust system. All inline turbocharged engines must have one cable totally surrounding the engine block and head. The cable will be 3/8 inch diameter and lie between the 1st and 2nd cylinders. The cable must pass through the exhaust manifold port area. Cable must have a minimum of two clamps at all splices. Cable will have 4 or 6 inches of slack.
Master Cutoff-Diesel Engines
A sled- and driver-operated spring-loaded emergency air shutoff is mandatory. The cable must terminate into a two-inch diameter steel ring.
Fuel cutoff- Diesel Engines
All trucks must be equipped with a driver-operated fuel shutoff capable of blocking fuel flow to the injection pump. A tree way dump valve is required.
Driveshaft Loops
All trucks must have at least six-inch wide u-joint shields around the rear u-joint constructed of at least ¼ inch steel or 3/8 inch aluminum that will safely contain the u-joint and the ends of each shaft. In addition, there will be at least one shaft loop in the middle of the drive shaft. All shields must be securely mounted to the vehicle. Any front shaft u-joint that is visible from the side of the truck must be shielded to contain the u-joint and the end of the shaft.
Flywheel Shield
All vehicles equipped with a manual transmission must have a flywheel shield labeled as meeting minimum SFI Spec 6.3 or greater. Applications for which an SFI Spec flywheel shield is not available may use a properly attached SFI 4.1 or 4.2 blanket that completely covers the bell housing may be used in place of the shield. It must be attached to the block and extend rearward to the transmission with a minimum six-inch overlap where it is fastened.
Transmission, Manual
After-market transmissions and transfer cases are permitted. All transmissions must be clutch assisted. Sequential shifters are prohibited.
Transmission, Automatic
Aftermarket transmissions are permitted. Aftermarket torque converters, valve bodies, and internal components are permitted. Transmission brakes are prohibited. Any non-OEM floor-mounted automatic transmission shifter must be equipped with a spring-loaded positive reverse lockout device to prevent the shifter from accidentally being put into reverse gear. A functional neutral safety switch is mandatory. All transmission lines must be metallic or high-pressure type hose. All vehicles with engines running 4500 rpm or more and using an automatic transmission must be equipped with a flex plate meeting SFI Spec 29.1 and be covered by a flex plate shield meeting SFI Spec 30.1
Fuels and Additives
All fuels are allowed. No restrictions
Exhaust
The exhaust on a gasoline vehicle may exit downward at the back of the truck, directly out the back of the truck, straight up through the hood, or straight up at the back of the cab. 
All Diesel vehicles must be equipped so as to direct exhaust upward. Exhaust through the hood is permitted. Two 3/8 inch diameter bolts must be placed in a cross pattern within one inch of each other as close to the final turbo as is practical.
Driveline
After-market transmissions and transfer cases are permitted. Axle shields are required and will be .060” thickness in steel or aluminum. Shield shall not be mounted to axle ends or hub bolts. An access hole may be left open to allow locking in the hubs.
Suspension
No suspension is required. A solid suspension is permitted. Lift kits are acceptable.
Body & Frame
The body must be the OEM truck body and OEM frame with any OEM legal wheelbase. A wooden flatbed is permitted in this class pending approval of head the official and may be subject to a weight handicapped. A fiberglass body with working doors and a complete firewall that seals the driver’s compartment is acceptable. Fiberglass body trucks will cross the scales at 7200 lbs.
Firewall
The OEM firewall is mandatory
Floor
The OEM floor pan, front to the rear of the cab area, is mandatory. Removable sections are permitted.
Batteries
Batteries must be securely mounted. They may not be located in the driver compartment.
Helmet
Drivers must wear a helmet meeting Snell 85, 90, 95, 2000, K98, or SFI Spec 31.1
Fire Suit
 Fire suits are required at a minimum of SFI 3.2. In flip-top bodied vehicles without a firewall or working doors, the driver will be required to wear an SFI approved suit.
Driver Restraint System
The OEM restraint system is mandatory and must be worn. 
Entry Fee
Entry fee will be $25.00 per pull. Truck may be entered/registered no more than two times, however, only one driver will collect any awarded prize. This must be designated at the time of entry, not based on pull results.
 
General Rules
Driver’s window must be rolled completely up while competing. Other windows may be lowered. 
 
Drivers must wear a seatbelt or shoulder harness when hooked to the sled. 
Membership to RVFD is not required to enter and/or participate. 
 
This is not a points event. 
 
Class rules may be changed for safety issues and/or betterment of events. 
 
Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are permitted at this event.   Any driver
under the influence will be disqualified. 
 
Passengers are NOT permitted at any time either in the pits or on the track.  
Crew members are permitted in the pit area only. Only drivers are permitted on the track area for safety reasons. 
 
DRIVERS CAN BE DISQUALIFIED FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WITHOUT REFUND.
 

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