Friday, January 11, 2019

Q & A with Dusty Price

Dusty Price from Wolf Lake, Indiana in the USA. Dusty is the owner and driver of the´V8 Hemi powered 2050lbs Mini Modified Tractor called ,,Bacon Bits´´. 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. 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. 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. What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Dusty Price: Arcola, IN in 1987. I was 3 weeks old. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Thank you for your time and good luck for the furture !    

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