Monday, January 16, 2017

This Weekend !

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Q & A with Remi Vreeman

Remi Vreeman, 25 years old from Neede in the Netherlands. Remi is the son of Bennie Vreeman (owner of Vreeman Special Products) and he is one of the drivers of the BAE V8 Hemi powered Mini Rod called ,,Vampire´´.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Remi Vreeman: I work as a product specialist at a company called “Kramp”. I’m responsible for technical support and sales of transmission components for the agricultural market in the Netherlands.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Remi Vreeman: In my spare time I like to ride Motorcycle (on the nice days). I also go to the gym on a regular base so my weeks are pretty much stuffed besides working. spending time with friends is also important to me. Tractor Pulling is a great sport, but very time consuming, especially in the season. Sometimes this means offering some social time, but I try to keep a good balance.

pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Remi Vreeman: I like the fact that there are so many different teams, each with their own ideas. This makes for very different creative solutions for all sorts of technical difficulties. It’s inspiring to see how everyone is competitive on the track, but ready to help each other whenever needed. I guess we all have the same mindset.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Remi Vreeman: I believe this was Putten (NL) 1994. This was even before we had our first tractor. I don’t remember much of it. We still have a picture at home though, from me sitting in the old Gompie, yes the one with the copper fuel tank.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?  
Remi Vreeman: Hard to choose one favorite, there are a lot of great events, and improving every year. If I have to choose one, it would be Eext (NL). Maybe not the biggest event or the best track, but great atmosphere.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Remi Vreeman: That was in Montfoort (NL) 2012. This was on the previous Vampire with the V12 Griffon engine. I have to admit, it was a very impressive engine to have in front of you. Because it was the first time, my skills were not up to the task with so many things to look after. But apart from that, an experience to never forget.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Remi Vreeman: The double victory of 2016. Becoming Mini-Unlimited Champion in a very competitive class is fantastic. Besides that, we are also awarded with the Puller of the year trophy, for me that was quite special.  

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Remi Vreeman: Modifieds and Unlimited, because you can really feel the power when you’re watching from the side of the track.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Remi Vreeman: That would be Lochem this year. This is pretty much our “home” event, with a lot of local fans. We had high expectations, but sadly due to bad track preparations we missed the finals. We still ended up fifth, but really aimed for a podium finish here.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Remi Vreeman: Length of the track should be reduced back to 100 meters to save the engines. Apart from that I think we are on the right track. Events are getting bigger and larger crowds are attracted.

pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Remi Vreeman: We will keep innovating in our class. Always looking for new ways to improve, and stay ahead of the competition. Be aware…!  


pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Remi Vreeman: For me this was the first successful pull of the current Vampire. This was Lochem (NL) 2013 where we became 3rd. this was a great result, and even more special because this time Mark and I had a large share in the design and fabrication of this Tractor. This really made it feel like a personal success. 

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Remi Vreeman: Haha, well I think working on the old V12 Vampire last winter after we sold it to our friends from Pulling Team Bad Company. The Tractor was back for winter maintenance and some other modifications. It was great to work on this Tractor again, and sure brought back some good memories. The first start after a “winter sleep” is always something special with that engine.


pullingworld.com: Something you want to say? 
Remi Vreeman: I want to say thank you for asking me to do this interview. It’s great to see that the new generation in our sport is given a chance to share their enthusiasm. 

pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck!  

R.I.P Nick Arias Jr.

Very sad news. Nick Arias Jr., founder of Nick Arias Jr. Racing Components passed away on the morning of January 2nd, 2017.

We wish his family peace and strength to bear this painful loss !

NTTO Grand National Pull Tzum 2016 on RTL7 Part 1






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Gordyville 2017 results

Session 1: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/results/viewresults.php?event=499

Session 2: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/results/viewresults.php?event=500

Session 3: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/results/viewresults.php?event=501

Session 4: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/results/viewresults.php?event=502

Session 5: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/results/viewresults.php?event=503

Gordyville 2017 pics















by Rodney Crum, check here: https://www.powerandnoisephoto.com/photography/















by JP Pulling Productions, check here: https://www.facebook.com/jppullingproductions/photos/

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling - Ep 1624 - 2 Wheel Drive / Pro Stock

Monday, January 09, 2017

Q & A with Ville-Matti Vuollet

Ville-Matti Vuollet, 36 years old from Kalajoki in Finland. Ville-Matti is a crew member of the Herlevi Pulling Team and he´s also driving the Pro Stock Tractor called ,,Doris / Peach Tea´´ of the Team.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: I am a farmer and contractor. We do different kind of Tractor work, green grass harvesting, slurry spreading and seeding to farmers here in western Finland. We have also three timber trucks what we contract to Finnish timber and paper company Metsä-Group. If you want to check out go to www.kalajoenneliveto.fi or www.facebook.com/KalajoenNeliveto

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: On summertime there are so few extra time but when I have, then I go to fishing or hiking in Lapland. And on wintertimes I like to go to snowboarding and enjoying nature with snow shoes. I have a cabin in Ylläs, Lapland and that’s where I go everytime I have a chance.

pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: I think it was the power in the beginning and all the small details that takes you to Full Pull. Afterwards have come all the good friends that takes the sport more like a Family.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: As competitor it was my bachelor party surprise in 2011 when I drove Doris for the first time. That was more than a dream-come-true. Still gets me smiling when I think about it. The all time first event was in 1990 when my dad took us to local event. Since then Pekka Herlevi has been my idol :-).

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: Of course Made Powerweekend (NL) is something special. It is an event what every pulling fan should see. But still my first victory in Lidköping brings so good memories that I say it is Lidköping (S). Great audience, good track and event where you feel home. 

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: Like I told in question 4. that it was my bachelor party surprise in 2011 when I drove Doris in Alahärmä, Finland. And of course I won :-).

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: I think it was my victory in Euro Cup event in Lidköping (S). Tough competition and I was able to make a perfect Pull in Pull Off. I can say that there were a lot of joy and tears after that :-).

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: I like Super Stocks and these new 4,5t Super Sport level 3 classes. There are great machines and tough competition in every race.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: Easy to say, that was the EC 2016 in Great Eccleston (GB).  

pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: There are a lot bad spirit and politics that takes away the fun of the sport. Still there are a lot of great people and friends so I hope it will win.

pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: We will see ;).

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: Definitely it was my Bachelor party surprise when after long day and all jokes I had collect keys and there was big box with locks in front of Doris. After opening all the locks I opened the box and there were firesuit and helmet. I have to say I went speechless and had tears in my eyes for minutes when Pekka said that it is true. You will drive Doris today.
 

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Ville-Matti Vuollet: When Matti and Pekka build these current Tractors with new looks. We do also field test to Valtra and there were a lot of work with the desing of new models and I think Matti and Pekka were able to put it perfectly to these tractors. Ofcourse these projects with big turbos have been interesting. A lot of work and special knowhow of Herlevi Family made it true.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say? 
Ville-Matti Vuollet: Always believe in your dreams.  

pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck!