Wilco van Laar, from Overberg, in the Netherlands. Wilco is one of the owner and driver of the New Holland T7 270 4.5t / 9260lbs. Component Super Sport Tractor called ,,Great Experience´´.
pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Wilco van Laar: Seller of Tractors and Agricultural Machinery (company Hoogendoorn in Houten).
pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Wilco van Laar: Doing fun things with my Family. Making Agricultural work and Tractor packing parts for third parties.
pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Wilco van Laar: The technic of the Tractor, as much as possible to conceive and implement. A nice Team around me and the fight and conviviality with other Teams at the events.
pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Wilco van Laar: At a regional competition in Woudenberg (NL), about 20 years ago.
pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Wilco van Laar: Stroe (NL).
pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Wilco van Laar: At a regional competition in Cothen (NL) in 2002.
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Wilco van Laar: That we have become 2x Puller of the Year (2009 and 2017).
pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Wilco van Laar: 3,6t Farm Stock, Pro Stock and Super Stock.
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Wilco van Laar: That I lost a friend and Team member in 2011 due to a fatal work accident.
pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Wilco van Laar: Faster event progress so that more Tractors / classes can ride on a event.
pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Wilco van Laar: We have just built a nice new project and we hope to be able to move ahead with this in the future. Here is one of my dreams come true.
pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Wilco van Laar: The first run at the event in Erichem (NL) in 2017 with the new Great Experience.
pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Wilco van Laar: Rebuilding a engine, put together and build up.
pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Wilco van Laar: That I can not realize this sport without our own Team and our sponsors. And the good / nice cooperation with different Teams within our sport. Because of this it sometimes seems like one big (Pulling) Family.
pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck this year !