Just like last year, you must notify Curtis Rink by the Monday after Lincoln, NE pull what two classes you are declaring for points. If you have not declared by 3-26-13, we will automatically declare your two lightest classes you pulled in this season. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW HOOKING POINT RULE---many sleds have been told by their insurance companies that to remain "insured" they need to always use their "big hook". This bigger hook is for NTPA, PPL, etc. type tractors. This is being forced upon the sleds and thus upon NATPA and its pullers. Your hooking point (hole) needs to be a minimum 3.25 inches long, 3 inches wide, 1 inch thick, and a maximum of 1-1.25 inches of material from the back of the hole to end of the drawbar (this allows the hook to fit freely). Make sure your drawbar is compliant. The board will be adding this correctiion to the general rules.
--RPM Monitors for Div 4/5 tractors--
** UPDATE--Div4/5 tractors should have a 3 prong female 110 outlet style plug in on back of tractor for the RPM recorder to plug into. Wire your kit from Scheid Diesel up to the female 100 outlet.
ONLY USE ONE MAGNET ON YOUR RPM KIT (they send 2, but use only one)
To purchase an RPM monitor device for your tractor, call Scheid Diesel at 1-800-669-1934, and ask for Mike. He is the contact person for NATPA on this. They will ship the device to you; approximate cost is $49.55, plus shipping.
You are allowed one event without this.....the second event you attend without it, no points or distance will be recorded. These devices will mount on your tractor and record the highest reading your engine hits going down the track.
NATPA will have 2 boxes at all events for your tractor to plug in to (ex: when kill switch is being hooked up, this will be hooked up also)