Friday, February 23, 2018

Q & A with Mattias Nilsson

Mattias Nilsson, 44 years old from Höllviken, in Sweden. Mattias is the owner and driver of the V8 Hemi powered Light Modified Tractor called ,,XL´´. Before he made with his Team the switch to the Light Mod division, the Swedish Team drove many years in the TWD class.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Mattias Nilsson: In my normal life, I have been a self-employed farmer and truck driver for 20 years. And now I have just been employed by a large company as a constructor and spider in the network. As regards the structure and equipment of Trucks and Trailers. From baying, building to selling them.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Mattias Nilsson: At my and Family's leisure time. We would like to go to USA in the winter and in summer we would like to go out with the boat.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Mattias Nilsson: I like everything about building, constructing and improving.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Mattias Nilsson: 1982 in Ystad, Sweden. It was a show run by a number of Dutch Teams.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Mattias Nilsson: Bernay, France.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Mattias Nilsson: 1988 in St. Olof, Sweden.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Mattias Nilsson: Building of our current Light Mod Tractor.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Mattias Nilsson: TWD of course.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Mattias Nilsson: 2017 EC Stroe, in the Netherlands. I was disqualified, because I crossed the white line.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Mattias Nilsson: Hard question, but I could imagine more divisions. Like a "A" and "B" division.

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Mattias Nilsson: Better results in the Euro Cup series.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Mattias Nilsson: The first time as we were invited to the European Superpull in Ahoy (NL).

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Mattias Nilsson: The building of the new XL Light Mod.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?  
Mattias Nilsson: I want to thank my Team. Without them I had not been where we are today. 

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

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