Being one of the board members for the Iowa state fair I understand what you are saying. We have a stock class that is what I would call div2. My b---h is that the FFA kids wont bring the tractors they restored over and pull them. Why would they want to? They cant even get the chain tight and the rest of the so called stock tractors spin out with ease. There is a bad A john deere that pulls stock and brags that he has close to 100 horse, so he idles down the track in third gear and beats everyone by 25 feet. What is the fun in shooting fish in a barrel? If you have the ponys step up to the plate with some big cut rubber and run with tractors of your degree. I dont pull in the stock class but I feel that the term STOCK meams STOCK. Now is where Ill step on some toes. Allis, 14.9-28 max tire size, stock block, no d17,I can live with a late manifold. Oliver, no 99, no 195GK, no twelve port head, stock block. Deere, no power blocks, no heisler heads, no duplex carbs on early tractors. IH, stock block, no propane heads on gasoline tractors. MM, case and deere, same rules as IH. 15.5 maximum tire size for all but allis. (If you allis guys can find 15.5-28 tires thats legal, good luck on that). NO CUT TIRE OF ANY KIND!!!!Why? cut tires were not an opition on any tractor ever! This is the stock class!!! Now that you have all read my Idea for the 2013 Iowa state fair stock class rules, Im going to go hide. Im sure the insults will fly, and that im a stupid SOB, thats fine. Everyone needs to think about what the term stock means!!!