pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Barend Huijbregts: Owner of HMT powerparts a company specialized in high performance pulling parts. For example: turbochargers, upgrading cylinder heads.
pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Barend Huijbregts: Holiday with the family, especially camping and going on the water with my boat and/or jetski.
pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Barend Huijbregts: The challenge to make the combination between diesel horsepower, tyre grip and balance work perfectly and getting everything out of the Rocky Pro Stock Tractor.
pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Barend Huijbregts: Somewhere in the early 80s.
pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Barend Huijbregts: Our “home” pull Made’s Powerweekend (NL).
pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Barend Huijbregts: Rijsbergen (NL) 1991 back then a Modified diesel with a DAF 1160 (a former ‘T Smidje from Kees van de Riet)
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Barend Huijbregts: All the first big competition wins in the Dutch Grand National, Euro Cup and the EC 2012 in Füchtorf (D). And of course the American winter tour last winter was a great experience.
pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Barend Huijbregts: Pulling in general, but Diesel and Hood classes are my favorites.
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Barend Huijbregts: Most recently the timing gear problems in Gordyville (USA) come to my mind, not being able to bring one good pull at that show was for sure a big disappointment
pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Barend Huijbregts: Make sure to keep the playing field as leveled as possible
pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Barend Huijbregts: Building a brand new Rocky with some nice developments this winter.
pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Barend Huijbregts: First pull with the Rocky Pro Stock with own developed aluminium rods, when everybody said it wasn't possible to run those in a Pro Stock
pullingworld.com: What was your favourite
Barend Huijbregts: For now probably the current one building a new Rocky, all the rest is history
pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Barend Huijbregts: Thanks for your interest in our team and everything what are you doing for the sport of tractor pulling !
pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck for the furture !