Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
VTPA POINTS PROGRAM Points System VTPA will set aside money to fund the year end points fund and a percentage of all hook fees collected will be added to the points fund as well.  At the end of the pulling season, all money collected will be divided by the total number of points earned by all qualifying member participants. To qualify for points, the owner and primary driver MUST be a member to participate AND MUST hook in at least 2/3 of the weight classes offered for the season. 1.  A competition vehicle must be registered for the current pulling season at the time of a given event in order to collect points for that event. 2.  Hook points shall be awarded to any registered vehicle that has legally entered and passed vehicle inspection at that sanctioned event. 3. VTPA will be using a 100 point system.  Three points between places.  Last place will receive 30 points.   Registration points are 15.  Hook points are 3, provided the competitor makes a measureable pull (1” & more).   Non-points competing vehicles in the class will not be considered in the place points. 4. VTPA shall award points in the following manner: 1st – 100 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 118 points 2nd – 97 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 115 points 3rd – 94 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 112 points 4th – 91 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 109 points 5th – 88 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 106 points 6th – 85 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 103 points 7th – 82 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 100 points 8th - 79 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 97 points 9th – 76 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 94 points 10th – 73 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 91 points Etc. 5.  A vehicle may collect points in more than one division that it is legal to run in. 6.  If the end of the season points race results in a tie, it will be broken by comparing the number of 1st place finishes during the season.  If a tie still exists, 2nd place finishes, etc. will be counted until the tie is broken. 7.  If the competitor breaks during the previous session of the same event and he cannot repair, he will receive registration points for the following session in the same event.  If a refund is issued, no registration points will be awarded. 8.  If in a pull-off, a competitor is not broken and refuses to come back in the pull-off, this competitor will receive the points of the highest competitor before the pull-off.  The decision has to be made before the pull-off begins. 9.  On a second pull-off, if all competitors qualified for the second pull-off wish not to hook, then points and purse will be split between the competitors who are qualified for the second pull-off. 10.  If a pull-off is not completed because of rain, curfew, etc., the points and purse for the positions involved will be divided evenly among all those qualified in the pull-off. 11.  When disqualified in a class, a competitor will receive hook points and place points and purse for last place.   (i.e. 10 competition, (points and non-points) vehicles registered in class, disqualified competitor will receive 10th place points and purse). 12.  In any class that couldn’t be completed or cancelled, all competitors entered in that class with the competition vehicle on site and ready to compete will receive registration points only. 13.  Promoter, event director, and head track official shall determine when an event must be stopped because of inclement weather, track conditions, or equipment malfunctions. 14.  If the promoter adds unscheduled classes, including inclement weather classes, to those already scheduled, the unscheduled classes or rained-out classes will be held following the scheduled classes, except for pull-offs; in that case points classes will be run first. 15.  If a session is cancelled prior to its start and the promoter retains no ticket revenue, competitors will receive refund of paid entry fees and registration points will be given. 16.  If a session is cancelled by promoter and the promoter retains ticket revenue, competitors will receive registration points and entry fees will be refunded. 17.  If a class is stopped because of inclement weather or equipment breakage, and has to be restarted, the class will be restarted in its original order.  If one or more vehicle member of the club is broken and cannot come back, all the registered vehicles will receive the registration points only, and the purse will be given as the new class final positions, the broken vehicles will have a measurement of 1”. 18.  Any class not completed for any reason will be treated as a rained-out class.  During an equipment breakage that cannot be fixed, all competitors in that class will split evenly the cumulative of the purses and points. 19.  Points are awarded to competition vehicle not driver.  Points will be awarded at all VTPA events except for VT V8 Class A Mini’s where points will only be awarded when a purse is paid out to them. 20.  No minimum number of competitors to have points program in that class. 21.  Registration ends 30 minutes before session starts.  If not registered by that time, competitor will lose registration points.  Only exceptions will be an emergency and must call. 22.  Must be a member to compete in points program. 23.  Vehicle/Competitor will NOT receive any points when: 1. Any competitor or any member of his crew in the completion area, staging area or run-off area in possession of intoxicating agent will be barred from any further involvement or participation in the event and may face suspension. 2. Any competitor or any member of his crew under the influence of an intoxication agent, drug or having consumed alcohol during contest activities shall be considered under the influence and will be barred from any further involvement or participation in the event and may face suspension. 3. Unprofessional and/or unsportsmanlike conduct including abusive language and/or physical action toward event official, fellow competitor or spectator and/or deliberate delay of event, will cause for a minimum penalty of total disqualification from that class. 4. Illegal equipment and fuel for that class and competing without proper personal fire protection. 5. Unsafe operation of competition vehicle. 6. Leaving the starting line while under the red flag. 7. Knowingly tampering with a vehicle could result in permanent suspension. 8. Head sock or neck skirt must be inside of driving suit, nothing exposed under green flag. 9. VTPA Officer and Directors reserve the final authority to settle any questions or disputes regarding points’ awards.
Vermont Tractor Pullers Association
VTPA POINTS PROGRAM Points System VTPA will set aside money to fund the year end points fund and a percentage of all hook fees collected will be added to the points fund as well.  At the end of the pulling season, all money collected will be divided by the total number of points earned by all qualifying member participants. To qualify for points, the owner and primary driver MUST be a member to participate AND MUST hook in at least 2/3 of the weight classes offered for the season. 1.  A competition vehicle must be registered for the current pulling season at the time of a given event in order to collect points for that event. 2.  Hook points shall be awarded to any registered vehicle that has legally entered and passed vehicle inspection at that sanctioned event. 3. VTPA will be using a 100 point system.  Three points between places.  Last place will receive 30 points.   Registration points are 15.  Hook points are 3, provided the competitor makes a measureable pull (1” & more).   Non-points competing vehicles in the class will not be considered in the place points. 4. VTPA shall award points in the following manner: 1st – 100 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 118 points 2nd – 97 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 115 points 3rd – 94 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 112 points 4th – 91 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 109 points 5th – 88 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 106 points 6th – 85 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 103 points 7th – 82 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 100 points 8th - 79 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 97 points 9th – 76 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 94 points 10th – 73 place points + 3 hook points + 15 registration points = 91 points Etc. 5.  A vehicle may collect points in more than one division that it is legal to run in. 6.  If the end of the season points race results in a tie, it will be broken by comparing the number of 1st place finishes during the season.  If a tie still exists, 2nd place finishes, etc. will be counted until the tie is broken. 7.  If the competitor breaks during the previous session of the same event and he cannot repair, he will receive registration points for the following session in the same event.  If a refund is issued, no registration points will be awarded. 8.  If in a pull-off, a competitor is not broken and refuses to come back in the pull-off, this competitor will receive the points of the highest competitor before the pull-off.  The decision has to be made before the pull-off begins. 9.  On a second pull-off, if all competitors qualified for the second pull-off wish not to hook, then points and purse will be split between the competitors who are qualified for the second pull- off. 10.  If a pull-off is not completed because of rain, curfew, etc., the points and purse for the positions involved will be divided evenly among all those qualified in the pull-off. 11.  When disqualified in a class, a competitor will receive hook points and place points and purse for last place.   (i.e. 10 competition, (points and non-points) vehicles registered in class, disqualified competitor will receive 10th place points and purse). 12.  In any class that couldn’t be completed or cancelled, all competitors entered in that class with the competition vehicle on site and ready to compete will receive registration points only. 13.  Promoter, event director, and head track official shall determine when an event must be stopped because of inclement weather, track conditions, or equipment malfunctions. 14.  If the promoter adds unscheduled classes, including inclement weather classes, to those already scheduled, the unscheduled classes or rained-out classes will be held following the scheduled classes, except for pull-offs; in that case points classes will be run first. 15.  If a session is cancelled prior to its start and the promoter retains no ticket revenue, competitors will receive refund of paid entry fees and registration points will be given. 16.  If a session is cancelled by promoter and the promoter retains ticket revenue, competitors will receive registration points and entry fees will be refunded. 17.  If a class is stopped because of inclement weather or equipment breakage, and has to be restarted, the class will be restarted in its original order.  If one or more vehicle member of the club is broken and cannot come back, all the registered vehicles will receive the registration points only, and the purse will be given as the new class final positions, the broken vehicles will have a measurement of 1”. 18.  Any class not completed for any reason will be treated as a rained-out class.  During an equipment breakage that cannot be fixed, all competitors in that class will split evenly the cumulative of the purses and points. 19.  Points are awarded to competition vehicle not driver.  Points will be awarded at all VTPA events except for VT V8 Class A Mini’s where points will only be awarded when a purse is paid out to them. 20.  No minimum number of competitors to have points program in that class. 21.  Registration ends 30 minutes before session starts.  If not registered by that time, competitor will lose registration points.  Only exceptions will be an emergency and must call. 22.  Must be a member to compete in points program. 23.  Vehicle/Competitor will NOT receive any points when: 1. Any competitor or any member of his crew in the completion area, staging area or run-off area in possession of intoxicating agent will be barred from any further involvement or participation in the event and may face suspension. 2. Any competitor or any member of his crew under the influence of an intoxication agent, drug or having consumed alcohol during contest activities shall be considered under the influence and will be barred from any further involvement or participation in the event and may face suspension. 3. Unprofessional and/or unsportsmanlike conduct including abusive language and/or physical action toward event official, fellow competitor or spectator and/or deliberate delay of event, will cause for a minimum penalty of total disqualification from that class. 4. Illegal equipment and fuel for that class and competing without proper personal fire protection. 5. Unsafe operation of competition vehicle. 6. Leaving the starting line while under the red flag. 7. Knowingly tampering with a vehicle could result in permanent suspension. 8. Head sock or neck skirt must be inside of driving suit, nothing exposed under green flag. 9. VTPA Officer and Directors reserve the final authority to settle any questions or disputes regarding points’ awards.