From Washington, Indiana, in the USA, the Green Streak Pulling Team have built a new Mini Rod Tractor during last few months. The Team around Greg and Steve Boyd have purchased the new Bobcat Jr. spare chassis of the Screamin´ Bobcat Pulling Team from Ijsselmuiden in the Netherlands. In the package of the Chassis were also included the Vreemann Ford 9´´ inch rear axle, the drivers seat and the carbon fiber fenders. The Team bought for their Tractor also a new reverser and a new drivetrain from Vreemann Special Parts (Bennie Vreemann) in the Netherlands and a set of new rims with Pioneer Mini Rod tyres. The Vehicle also got a new paintjob and a new look. The new Green Streak Mini Rod is powered by a Sassy Racing V8 Hemi engine. The engine has a Mike Janis blower with a Mike Janis aluminium scoop injector, a BAE aluminium engine block, BAE Fatheads cylinder heads, aluminum pistons and rods, Dan Olson exhaust pipes, a Sassy Racing fuel system, a methanol fuel tank and oil tank from the Screamin´ Bobcat Team, a dry sump lubrication, a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition and a Racepack datalogger.
The Green Streak Pulling Team compete with their new Mini Rod called ,,Lucas Oil Green Streak´´ in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (Silver Series) this year.
The Red Angel Pulling Team around Niek van Dam and Naomi de Pijper (daughter of European Maid Super Stock driver Bram de Pijper) from Vierpolders in the Netherlands have built the first Compact Methanol Pulling Tractor in Europe. The Team started with the building of the new Tractor 3 years ago in 2013. The Tractor got a new wedge frame with a IH 3688 aluminium hood, a Opel rear axle with planetaries, a set of new Real rims with Dick Cepek Giant Puller tyres, a Volvo gearbox and a 8´´ inch clutch with 1 disc from Van der Waal Pulling Parts. The Rollcage (ROP) and the IH hood of the Tractor was built by Jaap Struijk and bought by Jan van Putten(Risk Pulling Team) from the Netherlands. The other parts like the rear axle, the frame and the gearbox were purchased by Leander van der Geest (Red Devil) from Warmond in the Netherlands. The Compact Methanol is powered by an 4 cylinder VW Golf 3 engine with 2.0l capacity on methanol. The engine got a revised stock cylinder head with a homemade intake manifold, a Holset HX 40 turbocharger, a homemade exhaust system, stock rods and pistons, a used MSD 8 Plus ignition from Rob van der Waal, a used Enderle fuel pump from Jan Luijendijk (Sledge Hammer Pulling Team) and a fuel system from Van der Waal Pulling Parts. The new Red Angel was built according to theCompactDiesel regulations, but runs on methanol. The Team compete out of scoring in the Compact Diesel class in the Dutch Championship this year and hopes for more Compact Methanol Tractors and a own class in the future.
The Red Angel Pulling Team would also like to give a big thanks to Rob van der Waal (Van der Waal Pulling Parts), Bram and Joey de Pijper (European Maid Pulling Team), Jaap Struijk and Jan van Putten (Risk Pulling Team) !