Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Q & A with Seven Klingsheim

Seven Klingsheim, 46 years old from Klepp in Norway. Seven is the owner and driver of the John Deere Component Super Stock Tractor called ,,You Never Know´´ and the Ford Light Super Stock called ,,Tonja Harding´´.



pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Seven Klingsheim: In my normal daily life I live with my beloved wife Liv in Klepp outside Stavanger in Norway.  When Liv doesn’t keep me busy with different chores, or keeps me fit with walking trips, I spend most of my time in the workshop which I am lucky to have next to my house. Workwise I run my own business. I have an excavator and dig cable trenches for an energy company.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Seven Klingsheim: Like I said, I spend a lot of time in my garage/workshop. I also spend time there with friends, socializing and watching Pulling on TV. I also like to throw a party occasionally and have a few beers. 

pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Seven Klingsheim: This “lifestyle” really takes up a lot of my time, so I really like that Liv and the kids travels with me to the different Pulling competitions. We do this together as a Family and we are a good Team. It is also great to socialize, get new friends and it is good to be a part of the Pulling environment.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Seven Klingsheim: At my first pulling event it was a German Team that travelled around and had a show/demonstration. I think this was in 1986.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track? 
Seven Klingsheim: My favourite Pulling track is in Herning / Brande. It almost feels like home with all the Norwegian spectators cheering me on.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Seven Klingsheim: The first time I drove a Pulling Tractor was in 1991 here at home in Bryne. I drove a Fordson Major 6 cylinder. 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Seven Klingsheim: My biggest success(es) so far is in Herning 2011. This was the first year we drove Super Stock on methanol – and I won. And in 2016 when we became number 3 in Euro Cup. 

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Seven Klingsheim: Pro Stock has always been my favourite class. But I also like the Mini Modified and 2.5t Light Mod class, because there are other Norwegian competitors which are successful in these classes.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment? 
Seven Klingsheim: It was a big disappointment for me in Lidkøping, Sweden in 2014.The Tractor wobbled and lost its grip on the track. We got too high RPM with a blown engine and a destroyed frame as a result.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Seven Klingsheim: It would be a nice change to have several more Euro Cup competitions in the Netherlands, or if not there at least closer to Norway. We travel a lot.

pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Seven Klingsheim: My plan for the future is to compete in all Euro Cup competitions, and hopefully get good results.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?  
Seven Klingsheim: It was a very important moment in my Pulling career when I got a good Sponsor and was able to buy my Tractor from Willem Veldhuizen.

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Seven Klingsheim: I have spent many hours in my workshop rebuilding my Pro Stock Tractor “TONJA HARDING” into a Light Super Stock.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Seven Klingsheim: I would like to say that I look forward to starting up the 2017 season, and to meet all our pulling-friends again. Our “Super Stock -Family” is fantastic! I also would like to add that I wish that it some day – in the near future - can be possible to have a Euro Cup event in Norway again.

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

New Compact Diesel in the Netherlands

The Indian Xtreme Pulling Team from Achterberg in the Netherlands are currently working and building on a new Tractor for the 600kg Compact Diesel class. The Compact Diesel receives a new homemade Domex wedge frame with an homemade Chrome-Moly Rollcage (ROP), a homemade steel rearaxle housing, a homemade aluminium / stainless steel IH hood and aluminium fenders. The hood of the Compact Diesel is a copy of the Dutch 3.4t Super Sport Tractor called ,,Red Indian´´.
The vehicle gets a Opel C Kadett rearaxle with a billet aluminium center section, a special made ring and pinion gear, a special built differential with C Kadett Rally gears, homemade aluminium planetary carrier housing with special made planetaries, a homemade reverser with custom built gears on Fuller principle and a homemade driveline. The Indian Xtreme also receives a homemade single wheel brake system, a 1 disc van der Waal Pulling Parts centrifugal clutch with 8´´ inch, aluminium fly wheel and a homemade steel clutch bell housing.
The Team also bought a set of new Dick Cepek tyres from the USA. The steel rims for the tyres are homemade.
The Compact Diesel will have an 2.2l 4 cylinder turbocharged PSA (Peugeot) engine on diesel fuel. The engine has a PSA engine block with an modified PSA cylinderhead, homemade camshafts with Ferrea valves and valve springs, a modified stock crankshaft, homemade Böhler tool steel rods with modified Nüral pistons and ARP rod bolts, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a Holset HX40 turbocharger, a homemade aluminium oil pan, a costum built oil pump, a homemade fuel tank, a Bosch P4-cil diesel fuel injection pump with 12mm elements and a homemade Intercooler.
The Indian Xtreme Team will compete in Dutch National Championship.
The first start of the new 600kg Compact Diesel Tractor is planned for the 2017 season.

for further information, check here: http://www.indian-xtreme.nl/index.html

or, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Indian-xtreme-542348002530037/










Changes on Second Degree

The TWD Truck called ,,Second Degree" of the Corzine Motorsports Team from Assumption, Illinois in the USA got some changes during the Winter. The TWD received a new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado bodyshell on sporting the Shell Rotella T6 brand and sheme. The paintjob and the design of the new body was made by Jeremy Nelson (Midnight Motorsports Pulling Team) from Sidney in Illinois. Also, the Miner Bros. Racing (MBR) V8 Hemi engine got a upgarded engine program. The engine has a new MBR aluminuim billet block with MBR Alcohol Hemi heads, a Bryant billet crankshaft with new aluminium GRP rods and Arias pistons, a new DMPE 14-71 supercharger with a carbon fiber injector on it, a new Waterman fuel pump, a new MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition and a Racepack data logger. The Corzine Motorsports Team will compete with their TWD Truck in the NTPA Grand National Championship this year.

For further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/BurnNoticePullingTeam/?fref=ts

 

Results Zwolle 2017






Friday: https://www.ntto.nl/uitslagen.php?sectie=FS

Saturday: https://www.ntto.nl/uitslagen.php?sectie=GN

NTTO Grand National Pull Alphen 2016 on RTL7 Part 1







check here: http://www.rtlxl.nl/?&_ga=1.119683464.1493741938.1485812216#!/truck-tractor-pulling-189453/a21859a4-9f99-3555-9e52-ad8069daa3dd

Blower Power Zwolle 2017

Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling - Ep 1626 - Pro 4x4 / Diesel Super Stock / Modified Tractors

Sunday, January 22, 2017

This Weekend !

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Q & A with Wim Dingerink

Wim Dingerink, 36 years old from Zwolle in the Netherlands. He´s the son of Lambada Pulling Team owner Willem Dingerink and the younger brother of Mini Rod and Modified driver Gert Dingerink.  Wim is the driver of the Pulling Tractors  called ,,Gencom Lambada 8´´, ,,Hella Lambada 9´´ and ,,Intertechno Lambada´´.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Wim Dingerink: Firefighter in Zwolle.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Wim Dingerink: I have no free time with all these Lambada’s ;-). But the small time I have, I like to spend it with my lovely Family and watching Formula 1.

pullingworld.com: What do you like on Tractor Pulling?
Wim Dingerink: I like to build my own Tractor and make a good combination to bring all the horsepower on the track and win pulls with that.
  
pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Wim Dingerink: My first event I visit was in 1990, Wierden (NL). That was the first event that my father started with Tractor Pulling on his Mini Rod. 

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Wim Dingerink: In Europe is that Made (NL). In America is that Bowling Green (USA).

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Wim Dingerink: I drove the first time in 1996, Cadzand (NL) in the Mini-Unlimited class. 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Wim Dingerink: My biggest success was the win in Bowling Green (USA) 2010. The first European who won over there.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Wim Dingerink: I Like the Mini Unlimiteds, Unlimiteds and Modifieds.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment? 
Wim Dingerink: I have more than one, I don’t like to loose.
It is difficult to choose. But maybe these 3 are my biggest. 

Nr. 1: Zele (B) 2012, were I missed the Euro Cup title in the Mini-Unlimiteds class.
Nr. 2: Alphen (NL) 2015, I missed the Dutch Championship title in the Mini-Unlimiteds class.
Nr. 3: Bowling Green (USA), Friday evening 2010. For all the fans over there and all the Dutch fans who were there, we made a mistake in our Team and started on the wrong spot on the track. 
 


pullingworld.com: Which things must be change in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Wim Dingerink: I think that we have to watch out that we will get to much rules about limits, but let it be the weight limit. Look at the Mini Unlimiteds, no engine limits, but just the weight.
In 2017, we have 16 competitors alone from the Netherlands. Keep the events open for the audience to all the Teams. We will see, at how much events the Teams will be separate from the audience who are visiting the events. Without all the spectators there
would be no Tractor Pulling. 
 
pullingworld.com: What's your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Wim Dingerink: My plans are the same as always. Try to be always do one step more than another Teams and go for more Championships. What I think now is that can only with the complete Team what we have now. So I hope Willem can drive for some more years.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport? 
Wim Dingerink: That we starting in 2000/2001 with the big Lambada. A braekthrough for us as Team to our Sponsors. From that moment on Bertus Boer from Inter-techno was our biggest Sponsor. Also to the big audience we getting a famous name.  

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Wim Dingerink: Also hard to say, I like to building something new, change small things and the driving with the Tractor for first time is always exciting. That can be a Mini or a big Mod, both is exciting.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Wim Dingerink: I spend in the summer so much time in the Lambada workshop. that’s not possible without a girlfriend as Jantine. I will give here a big thank for that. She is a big part in our success from the last years. Of course all the sponsors and our team that help us to hold the Lambada’s on the track.

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

The new Great Experience

From Overberg in the Netherlands, the Great Experience Pulling Team around Wilco van Laar and Gerard Hardeman are building on a new New Holland 4.5t Component Super Sport Tractor at the moment. After the sell of both 3.6t Super Sport Tractors called ,,Smoking Granny´´ and ,,Great Experience´´, the Team decided to building a new Tractor for the 4.5t Super Sport class. The planning and CAD work on the computer of the new one started in the end of 2015. The most of the CAD work was done by crew member Maarten de Kruijf. The new Tractor receives a new homemade S420 steel wedge frame with a homemade Rollcage, a homemade hydraulic steering, new fenders and a new hood of a New Holland T7 270 and a DAF Truck rearend. The hood and the fenders are based on the current New Holland T7 series. The Super Sport Tractor gets a DAF 1339 Truck rear axle with a DAF center section, a DAF ring and pinion gear, a homemade needle bearing differential, stock Mercedes planetary carrier housing with Mercedes planetaries and
van der Waal Pulling Parts brakes with self constructed brake discs. The new Tractor will also have a Profab 3 speed transmission, a homemade drivetrain, a 5 disc JVG centrifugal clutch with a size of 12.5" inch and a homemade clutch bell housing from Wilco van Laar. The new steel rims of the new vehicle are homemade and the set of new Michelin 710/70R38 tyres were cut by Hans Heesakkers from the Netherlands.
The new Great Experience will have an 6 cylinder FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies) Cursor 9 engine with 8.3l capacity. The new Cursor engine gets a stock crankshaft with special made rods (manufactured by Chris Maassen) and billet pistons, billet sleeves, a modified FPT stock cylinder head with 24 valves and billet camshafts, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a Holset HX 82 turbocharger, a 8600 Bosch P diesel fuel pump, a homemade fuel tank and a homemade water Intercooler. All in all, the new Tractor also has the basic for an Pro Stock or an Super Stock in the future.
The Great Experience Pulling Team will compete in the Dutch Championship (NTTO 4.5t Super Sport Promoniveau division) this year. The maiden voyage of the new Super Sport Tractor is planned for 2017.

further information, check here: www.pullingteamgreatexperience.nl/home/

or, check here: https://www.facebook.com/pullingteamgreatexperience/









The new Geico Jr.

The Screamin´ Bobcat Pulling Team from Ijsselmuiden in the Netherlands has sold their 2050lbs Mini Rod Tractor called ,,Bobcat Jr´´ to Joe Eder (owner and driver of the Mod called ,,Geico 75th Edition) from North Collins, New York in the USA. The Mini got a new look and a new name during the winter months. The new name of the Tractor is Geico Jr. now.
The Tractor has a 25CrMo4 tube frame and Rollcage, a Ford 9´´ inch Vreeman rear axle, carbon fiber fenders, a 8´´ inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with a Browell clutch bell housing, a 2 speed gearbox from Vreeman Special Products and a set of new Pioneer Giant Puller tyres. The Mini Rod is powered by an Sassy Racing V8 Hemi engine on methanol. The engine has BAE billet aluminium block with Veney cylinder heads, a Mike Janis supercharger with a Mike Janis carbon fiber injector, a Sassy Racing fuel system, a dry sump lubrication and a Racepak data logger.
The Tractor made his maiden voyage with the new colors at the NTPA Winter Nationals in Cloverdale, Indiana last weekend.
Joe Eder will compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (Silver Series) and on some NTPA Grand National rounds this year.

further information, check here: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme2/eastpulling/EDER/EDER.html