Friday, January 11, 2019
Q & A with Dusty Price
pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Dusty Price: I help my dad on the family farm. And I raise hogs, along with owning a marketing/advertising firm.
pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Dusty Price: I enjoy waterfowl hunting, fishing, watching hockey, and spending time with my family and girlfriend.
pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Dusty Price: The power, thunder, dust, dirt, and the smell of race fuel in the air is what I remembered as a kid. Today, I still enjoy all of those things about Pulling. But I like seeing my pulling friends, and interacting with the fans and sponsors.
pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Dusty Price: Arcola, IN in 1987. I was 3 weeks old.
pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Dusty Price: Goshen, IN would be at the top of my list. They have a huge crowd that is die hard about their Tractor Pulling. Plus, Goshen isn't far from home.
pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Dusty Price: I started to pull garden tractors with my dad when I was 13. We traveled all over Indiana and Michigan. We debuted the Fill-Rite Bacon Bits Mini Rod in Goshen, IN in 2017.
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Dusty Price: I was able to land a title sponsor and showcase the value of Tractor Pulling on the corporate level to other companies.
pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Dusty Price: Mini Rods have always been my favorite. I enjoy all of the Modified Tractor classes, and the alcohol Super Stock Tractors too.
pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Dusty Price: I wish that I could afford a Modified Tractor. I just don’t think it will ever happen with how expensive the sport is today.
pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Dusty Price: Need more sponsor activation at events to get more money rolling into the sport. Some fans want more pull-offs. But I believe that an announcer in the pits and staging areas needs to happen too. It’s all about keeping the fans entertained between hooks.
pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Dusty Price: We are going to hopefully make it to a few more events for 2019 and continue our growth on the sponsorship side.
pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Dusty Price: Getting to go Tractor Pulling and have my family with me is what makes it fun. Without them, I couldn't do this.
pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a
Dusty Price: Putting a car body on a Mini Rod makes us kind of unique. So we are trying to improve the look, to make it appear like more of a coupe than a tractor.
pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Dusty Price: First off, thank you for asking me to do this interview. I love Tractor Pulling and I’m blessed to be able to compete amongst a great group of folks. Hopefully we can all continue to grow the sport and attract new fans and sponsors for years to come.
pullingworld.com: Thank you for your time and good luck for the furture !