Thursday, June 21, 2018

New top Mini Mod in Denmark

,,Black Smed´´ that´s the name of a new 950kg / 2095lbs. Mini Modified Tractor in Denmark. It´s also a return of a not unknown person into the pulling sport, who was successful as Modified driver for a Danish Pulling Team in the late 90s. The person is Flemming Smed, 44 years old from Herning in Denmark. Flemming was a long time Team member of the Fox Pulling Team, who was own by Torben Larsen in that time. He was the engine man behind the Fox Team and also later the driver of the Modified Tractors called ,,Fox´´ and ,,Fox Junior´´ from 1997 - 1999. In 1997, Flemming become the new driver of the Fox Tractor, because Torben Larsen´s brother Peter retired from the Pulling Sport in the beginning of 1997. He was pretty successful in that time, won a couple of Euro Cup rounds and national pulls in Europe. 2 times he finished in runner up position of the Euro Cup point standings in the 4.5t Modified class. That was in the year of 1997 and 1999. In the end of 1999, Flemming stopped with Pulling. But he never was completely away from the pulling circus. Sometimes he helped out as engine mechanic at the Fox Team or he was at the pulling events as spectator, like at the European Superpull in Rotterdam, the Netherlands or on his Euro Cup home pull in Herning / Brande.
Last season there came the possibility to built a Mini Modified Tractor. A Mini Mod Chassis of the Lambada Pulling Team was for sale. In September 2017, he purchased the old Hella Lambada 9 Chassis of the Dingerink Family from Zwolle, in the Netherlands. The Chassis has a chrome-moly tube frame with a chrome-moly cage, a custom built steering, a Advanced Chassis sheetmetal rear axle housing from the USA and light weight carbon fiber fenders.
The Advanced rearend has a TRB Machine & Tool billet aluminium center section with a billet aluminium diff, a Rockwell F106 ring and pinion gear, Strange brake calipers and brake discs. The billet aluminium diff is a Vampire Gears (Bennie Vreeman) / TRB Machine & Tool combination. The Mini also got a Vampire Gears transmission with a custom built driveline, a new Trick Titanium bell housing and a Molinari 10" inch centrifugal clutch with 2 discs.
In the package of the Lambada Tractor also were a set of used Real Wheel aluminium rims with Pioneer Giant Puller tires.
The new Black Smed is powered by AJPE 5300 V8 Hemi engine on methanol fuel.
It's currently one of three Mini Mods (Ghost Buster Pulling Team from Germany also has two Minis with AJPE motors) in Europe who's running with an AJPE power plant.
The new engine has AJPE billet aluminium block with new AJPE 5300 cylinder heads, Manley valves and valve springs, homemade stainless steel exhaust headers, a Bryant crankshaft with GRP billet aluminium rods and Wiseco pistons, a DMPE 18-71 blower with a Enderle big & ugly scoop, a RCD oil pump, a homemade fuel tank, a Sassy Racing fuel system with a Sassy Racing fuel pump and a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition. Last but not least the ride received a completely new paintjob and new vinyl graphics on the fenders. 
All in all, the new Black Smed is currently the most powerful Mini Mod in Denmark. Flemming compete with his new toy in the Danish Championship this season.

Flemming Smed would also like to give a big thanks to Johannes Hauge for machining all custom parts for the Tractor !

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This Week / Weekend !

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European Mini Mods successful in the USA

A pretty successful weekend had our two European Mini Mod Tractors called ,,Toplenzen Lambada 10" and ,,Bobcat Jr." in Benson, North Carolina two weeks ago. Benson was the NTPA Grand National opener for the 2050lbs. Mini Mod division. Session one was a close battle between the dutchman Wim Dingerink with his Mini called ,,Toplenzen Lambada 10" and the US American and former NTPA Grand National Mini Mod Champion Adam Bauer from Paton, Iowa with Cowboy Up. Wim Dingerink led for 10 hooks the class, but the last competitor Adam Bauer past the distance of Toplenzen Lambada 10 by only 0.42 feet and won the class. The new Bobcat Jr. of the Screamin' Bobcat Team finished in 7th. The new Sassy Racing V8 Hemi engine ran bit too rich on fuel and driver Phillip Fairbanks from Fitchburg, Massachusetts stopped with the Ironboy sledge at 312.350 feet. Saturday, was a clean sweep for the 2 Dutch Minis.
Wim Dingerink made another nice pass and won the 2nd Session of the Mini Mod class by 0.5 feet in front of Phillip Fairbanks with Bobcat Jr. Before the second session the fuel setting on the Bobcat Jr. engine was improved and the power plant ran much better. Not so good was the evening for the previous day winner Adam Bauer with Cowboy Up. He went sideways and finished only in a dissapointed 16th place.
In the current point standings of the Shell Rotella Cup, Toplenzen Lambada 10 from Zwolle, in the Netherlands leads the Cup with 59 points in front of Iron Toy from Paton, Iowa (3 points behind) and Bobcat Jr., Ijsselmuiden, the Netherlands (6 points behind). 
The next stop for the Lambada and Screamin' Bobcat Pulling Team will be the NTPA GN round in Tomah, Wisconsin.

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Red Impact sold !

The 4.5t / 9260lbs. Super Sport Tractor called ,,Red Impact" from Zijderveld in the Netherlands is sold. The IH 1086 was purchased by a guy from Scotland, who's currently not known. The Dutch Team also have announced, they will drive with their big Super Sport in the Dutch Championship until the end of the 2018 season. After the season the complete vehicle will go to Scotland.

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Rocky sold !

The IH 1066 Component Pro Stock Tractor called ,,Rocky" of Barend Huybregts from Hoeven in the Netherlands was sold without the turbocharged engine to the Red Impact Pulling Team from in the Netherlands.
A few weeks ago the Rocky Team got the question from the Red Impact Team about components for a new component chassis. One thing led to another and they finalized a deal that they will buy the chassis, rear axle, rollcage and the complete hood as a base for their new Tractor. The Rocky Pulling Team will finish the current season with the Tractor and the dutch guys will build a completely new Rocky in the upcoming winter for the 2019 season.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Team Lambada Powerweekend Made with action, crashes & victories

Photos 25th anniversary of Mades Powerweekend! - by Jan Lo - Tractor-Pulling Media

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Congratulations to Erik van Oosterhout for 25 years "Powerweekend Made"!
It was an amazing weekend!
I need to say THANK YOU Erik, THANK YOU Powerweekend Crew of Made!
You did an perfect job! 

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Super Pro Farm Return to Glory

There was a time when there would be 8 to 10 Pro Farm Tractors at any given pull. Over the past several years there has been a downtick in the number of pullers. Last years passing of Ed Gentry and his "Big Ed's Turbo Express marked a heavy blow for this band of pullers. Like most stories, it doesn't end there. Several of these pullers run with Interstate and compete in the Keystone Nationals In March every year.

The Super Pro Farm class features a 540 cubic inch block with a 3000 series P Pump 13mm and one (1) turbocharger with 3.0” inlet. They say these babies can run you between $80K and $120K and less if you can do most of the build with your buddies. I traveled to a shop earlier this year where a few guys were fine-tuning the plumbing under the hook just to give it a better flow, make repairs easier, etc. It isn't uncommon for these guys to be in the shop anytime when it is rainy or nothing is going on.

I have been hearing about a John Deere build for this class for several years now. I knew one of the builders Bob Martin who previously ran his International 966 as a 7800 Light Pro Stock (, so I knew the tractor would be solid inside and out. But to hear Mike Stinson of Ace Chassis come in and help him with the sheet metal, simply blew my mind. So the story goes Mike told Randy to bring his tractor down to his shop just outside of Nashville Tennessee and he would finish it for him. Randy told Mike I can't do that right now. Mike insisted and he kept it in his show a while. When Randy was to go pick it up. Randy went down and they worked on it some that night. That Sunday, the fellas went to church where Mike led Sunday School, had Sunday dinner, and proceeded to work all the way up til 11:00 when they loaded the tractor up to go home in Roanoke Virginia. Randy got the name Wampus Cat from his dad when he was 16 years of age. The name has been on ATVs, dragsters, the farm in Roanoke, you name it. I told Randy, "You know there have been several Wampus Cats in pulling?", he said he didn't have a clue and was intrigued. And who could not love a mythical cat-like mystery rivaling only the Yeti, Chupacabra, and Bigfoot which is probably just a brown Yeti? So needless to say this was a great night of pulling and I was ecstatic to film and shoot the Whampus Cat.

Blue power comes to the Super Pro Farm class as well. Adam Ritchie is a wonder with the wrench. So much so he has put himself among the elites in Virginia pulling with three (3) 466 Hot Farm titles back to back. He brought Pap's Blue Ribbon, an homage to his late dad and Harrisonburg Virginia poultry farmer among other things, up to the level of Pro Farm. He also runs Blue By You, which if you have been following us on YouTube and YouTube Live you will recall this tractor did really well at South Boston in 2017. Blue By You was built for the Pro Farm class from the word "go". It has been a middle-of-the-pack tractor but has been eeaking is way up to the top of the pack for several pulls now.

Thurman Munford and Red Power crew still sit atop the Pro Farm pullers, but they more than welcome the new additions to the class. It is no longer the class with five (5) red tractors every week. This class starts at 19:45 and is embedded below (

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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