MTPA 2017 Protest Rules
1. Anyone protesting the legality of anything related to performance parts (motor, pump, turbo, etc.) will be required to put up a $500.00 protest fee. If the vehicle is legal the protested will receive the $500.00. If vehicle is found to be in violation, the protestor will retain the $500.00 and the violating vehicle and member will be disqualified for that pull and the next two pulls, must pay a $100.00 fine, and will lose all points to date. At the end of three pull suspension, fine must have been paid to the association before vehicle or puller can pull again.
2. Refusal to tear down engine will result in disqualification for that event and for one year to date.
3. There will be a three-hour time limit on engine tear down. If the protested vehicle is not ready to be checked at the end of the time limit the result will be disqualification for the event and for one year to date.
4. Anyone protesting something on a pulling vehicle not dealing with the vehicle’s motor or safety features must first pay a $100 fee. If the vehicle is legal, the protested will receive the $100. If the vehicle is found to be in violation, the protester will retain the $100 and the violating vehicle and member will be disqualified for that pull.
5. If vehicle is found to be illegal during a protest and is found to be illegal again in that year for the same thing, then the vehicle is disqualified for one year.
6. Any protest must be made prior to the start of the following class. If last sanctioned class of the night, then protest must be made within 10 minutes of that class ending.
7. When protested vehicle is being inspected no one is allowed to be around the vehicle. Any drivers, other competitors, family or friends involved in the infraction will result in a disqualification of that driver. Example: Team red’s vehicle is being inspected and team blue’s wife comes over and looks of interferes with inspection – team blue will be disqualified.
8. No oxygenated fuels allowed in any class. Samples will be taken from vehicle and sent off to be checked. If the fuel is found to be illegal, the protested will pay for the checking of the fuel. If the fuel is found to be legal, the protester will pay for the checking of the fuel.