Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Last Chance

Yesterday, I have got a message from the tractorpullingshop because of the 2019 pullingworld.com calendar. The most of the calendars are sold now and only 13 calendars are still in stock.
If you have not one, that´s the last chance to secure one !

further details about the 2019 calendar, check here: https://www.tractorpullingshop.de/medien/kalender/265/pullingworld-kalender-2019

2018 Tractor Pulling event pics by Kevin Part 3/4

Euro Cup Brande (DK) 2018 Sunday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmv4AXKa 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PrP3ktD6edpiQd4BA

Euro Cup Brande (DK) 2018 Saturday 
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmuZkxh6 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/doPdWMzt4hdXEMjv9

Edewecht (D) 2018
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKhzzDi 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/R5S2zpSNR1QMmK9i9

Krumbach-Breitenthal (D) 2018 Sunday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsms91LQ7 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/oeHd8frp99ePpQJm8

Krumbach-Breitenthal (D) 2018 Saturday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskNq1f27 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/iP1q59QB9YpCaTXj6

Grimmen (D) 2018 
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmo26CWJ 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/KpCjUY8Koh1XoPp87

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Q & A with Bill Leischner

Bill Leischner, 67 years old from Weldon, Illinois in the USA. Bill is the owner and driver of the V8 Hemi powered Modified Tractor called ,,Dirtslinger´´. In 2017, he won the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Championship in the Super Modified Tractors division. Bill is now more than 40 years active and a real veteran in the US Pulling sport.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Bill Leischner: I am a grain farmer in east central Illinois. 1800 acres of corn and soybeans.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Bill Leischner: For my free time other then tractor pulling I spend time with my family and my fiancé.  I also spend time on my computer and working around the farm. Tractor pulling and farming take up most of my time.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Bill Leischner: I enjoy the competition Tractor Pulling, the fans, and figuring out how to make the tractor better.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Bill Leischner: I started pulling a farm tractor at the local pull as a teenager. Rex King let me drive his upside down F30 with 2 Chevy engines back about 1980.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Bill Leischner: My favorite PPL pull is Hillsboro, Wisconsin. My favorite NTPA pull is Tomah, Wisconsin. The Farm Machinery Show pull in Louisville, Kentucky rates right up there.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Bill Leischner: My first time driving was Rex’s F30 at Farmer City Illinois. 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Bill Leischner: I won numerous Illinois Tractor Pulling Championships in the 80’s and 90’s. My first National Champioship was the USHRA 7200 mod 1987.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Bill Leischner: I like to compete in the Modified, Unlimited and Mini Rod class.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Bill Leischner: My biggest disappointment was the new Dirtslinger tractor wheel breaking off on the first pass at NFMS 2014.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Bill Leischner: I think the different sanctioning bodies need to learn to coexist better.

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?

Bill Leischner: My plans are for my family to take over Dirtslinger Pulling Team.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Bill Leischner: I think tractor and Truck Pulling being on national TV is very important and beneficial for our sport of Truck and Tractor Pulling.

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Bill Leischner: I think my most important project was building the 4 engine Dirtslinger in the year 2000. Rex King and I building the 1981 Dirtslinger and then buying the Walsh Irish Challnger in 1987 going to Arias engines was also a favorite winter project.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Bill Leischner: I think Tractor pulling is the best motorsport for family participation!  2nd to none. 

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

Friday, December 07, 2018

Krone Hulk sold !

The 4.5t / 9260lbs. Farm Stock Tractor called ,,Krone Hulk´´ of Claus Fey from Visby, in Denmark is sold. The John Deere 8530 was purchased without the turbocharged 6 cylinder JD power plant to the SH Pulling Team from Testrup, in Denmark. The new owner Steffan Hansen and his Team will convert the Tractor into a 3.6t / 7930lbs. Farm Stock.
The Krone Hulk Pulling Team are currently building on a new John Deere Farm Stock Tractor for the 2019 season. Further information about the new Farm Stock project of the Krone Hulk Team in the next few weeks, check here at pullingworld.com.

for further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/SH-Pullingteam-testrup-881837861830968/

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

David P. Schreier announces retirement

From NTPA:

World Pulling International President and Chief Executive Officer David P. Schreier announced his upcoming retirement at the National Tractor Pullers Association's 48th annual Convention and Awards Banquet. The statement came at the end of his opening remarks on Saturday, December 1.
"I will step down from the WPI Executive Board at the March 2019 WPI annual meeting," Schreier told the gathering of competitors, promoters, sponsors, NTPA personnel, and families. "I will retire as Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2019."
Schreier had informed the WPI/NTPA office staff and Executive Boards of his intentions in private meetings prior to the banquet.
"I'm confident that Gregg [Randall, NTPA General Manager] and the staff, with the support of the WPI and NTPA Boards, will carry it forward and maintain the position that we have in the motorsports industry."
Schreier was elected the first president of the Executive Board of WPI, the holding company formed in 1985 to operate the NTPA. Originally chartered in 1969 to bring uniform competition and safety rules to the nascent motorsport, the Association had by the mid-1980s incurred debts in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Aided by shares purchased by individual benefactors, member states, and other organizations, the privately held corporation raised funds to repay the Association's creditors and repair relationships with competitors, promoters, and insurers. Now financially sound, the NTPA sanctions approximately 200 sessions of national and state-level competition each season.
"[There were some] rough years early, and there were a lot of people who didn't agree with a lot of things. But we kept at it, kept doing what we felt was right, and kept moving ahead. And I think where we stand today proves that we are on the right track and stand as the top organization in all of pulling."
WPI remains its parent company as the NTPA enters its 50th season of competition, meaning that Schreier will have been its leader for over two thirds of its existence.
"I want to sincerely thank the office staff, and all the past staff members, for their dedicated hard work and support. Thank you to the shareholders, the promoters, the officials, the sponsors, the member states, and especially all the present and past competitors and their families for their support of NTPA pulling.
"I want to thank my loving wife Christine," Schreier concluded, "for all her support and understanding throughout the 34 years."

further information, check here: http://ntpapull.com/

NFMS Pull 2019 competitors are known !

check here: http://www.champpull.org/drivers.html

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

R.I.P Ian Thomas

Clarke Pulling Team crew member and all-round good mate Ian ,,Jeeves´´ Thomas from Great Britain passed away at home on december 2nd, 2018 in the age of 70 years after an short illness.
He will be dearly missed by many and are truly irreplaceable....

We wish his family and the Clarke Pulling Team a lot of strength to cope this painful loss.

2018 Tractor Pulling event pics by Kevin Part 2/4

Euro Cup Made (NL) 2018 Sunday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmwU7c55
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/uTHgEFHGFtfAbNdp7

Euro Cup Made (NL) 2018 Saturday:
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmuzSzee 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mgGyHKcT4FSf1XkWA

Anholt (D) 2018 Sunday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmrCkAZs 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gvowj3QfAXp3mLSG7

Anholt (D) 2018 Saturday
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskJCEppD 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TJYtqQN8nfuRrQN17

Euro Cup Bernay (F) 2018
Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmwoLPwh 
Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/T1wQ1tHLa6kfYtxSA

Haßmoor (D) 2018
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Google photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZC2enGQDtH4wmko36

Outlaw Pulling - Madison, SD - Modified - 2018