Friday, November 30, 2018

Q & A with Jack Stijnen

Jack Stijnen, 47 years old from Weert, in the Netherlands. Jack is the driver and owner of the turbocharged 6 cylinder DAF alcohol powered 5500lbs. / 2.5t Light Modified Tractor called ,,BMO Rocket Science´´. He´s pulling in the Light Modified class since 2007. What are you doing in your normal life?
Jack Stijnen: Production planning / work preparation / purchasing at BMO Precision Parts.
BMO Precision Parts is a sister company of BMO Automation.
CNC Milling / turning parts for BMO robot handling systems. What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Jack Stijnen: Next to my family tractor pulling takes up all of my free time. What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Jack Stijnen: The technical challenge. Engineering and producing parts/ideas and testing them out in practice. What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Jack Stijnen: Don’t know for sure anymore, think it was at Flevohof (NL) in the early days. What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Jack Stijnen: My favorite events are F├╝chtorf (D) and Knutwill (CH). When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?,
Jack Stijnen: Think that was in 1987 at Gulpen (NL) with DAF diesel powered tractor. What was your biggest success?
Jack Stijnen:  -Dutch Champion NTTO Light Modified 2008
-Runner up Eurocup Light Modified 2009
-Runner up European Championships Light Modified 2010
-3rd place Eurocup Light Modified 2015 Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Jack Stijnen: Super Stocks, big fan of the alky burner concept. What was your biggest disappointment?
Jack Stijnen: That would be the crash at Made (NL) 2012. Very big damage to the fresh rebuild tractor, took us a month to get it back on track again. Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Jack Stijnen: A very big challenge in the coming years will be keeping the Light Mod class together. The great variety of engine setups in the class makes it almost impossible to keep the class together in a fair and competitive way. The gap between single and multi -engine tractors is getting bigger every year. Difficult for the class putting on a good show for the crowd. What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Jack Stijnen: That’s a difficult one at the moment. All depending on how the Light Mod class is going to evolve.
At this moment it makes no sense to do big investments in our current concept…. What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Jack Stijnen: First startup of the methanol DAF after building on it for 2 years. What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Jack Stijnen: Engineering and building the dual ProMag 44 ignition setup for our inline 6 cylinder motor in the winter of 2016/2017. Also rebuilding the tractor last winter, new frame and new driveline concept. Something you want to say? 
Jack Stijnen: Keep up the good work @ Pullingworld. Thank you for your time and good luck for the future ! 

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