Saturday, December 31, 2016

Q & A with Bryan Conner

Bryan Conner from Milan, Missouri in the USA. Bryan building Pulling Parts (Conner Fuel Systems) for other Teams in the US.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Bryan Conner: Repair/Machine Shop, former pharmaceutical sales representative.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Bryan Conner: That’s a tough one as about all I do is work and go to pulls! Used to go to the lake , but been a while since I’ve done that. So I guess hanging with my buddies and talking Tractor Pulling.
 
pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Bryan Conner: The hp and technical/engineering aspect of it.
  
pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event? 
Bryan Conner: Probably around 1965-66 as a small boy with my father local hometown pull. I was born in 1960 so I was 5 or 6. 

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track? 
Bryan Conner: For NTPA either Tomah or Bowling Green, for PPL  Franklin, KY and Henry, IL, for Outlaws Rock Valley and Wisner.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Bryan Conner: 1974 I was 14 Greencastle, Mo on a turboed 101 Massey Harris
 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Bryan Conner: Winning the 7500lb Super Stock class points in 1990 with Bad Medicine in its debut year, followed up by back to championships in 1991 and 1992 when diesels had previously dominated.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?  
Bryan Conner: My favorite is the Light Weight Super Stock division, more color, diversity , and



pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment? 
Bryan Conner: Not sweeping Bowling Green pull in 1991 and 1992, we won 2 of three hooks both years there and got 2nd both other times I believe.



pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Bryan Conner: I hate to say it, but it may be time for limits in the super stock class as the expense keeps going up exponentially without the purse keeping pace. (Something I never thought I would be an advocate for) That being said the purse needs to increase and a better effort made to bring sponsor dollars into the sport. We must increase brand awareness and attendance in order to achieve this, so to whatever ends that implies we must work together to accomplish this.


pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?  
Bryan Conner: Continue to build parts, assemblies and complete tractors for customers.



pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?  
Bryan Conner: Television exposure and social media.


pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter? 
Bryan Conner: That would have to be without a doubt the Too Hy-Strung D-21 of Brice Terry Implement from Gallatin, MO. Absolutely the nicest guy, dealership, and family you will ever meet!!!

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

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