Friday, January 25, 2019

Q & A with Jeroen Jacobs

Jeroen Jacobs, 34 years old from Bathmen, in the Netherlands. Jeroen is a Team member of the Blue Thunder Pulling Team and the driver of the New Holland T7-270 Component Super Stock Tractor called ``Trackpointer Blue Thunder´´. After a lots of problems with the New Holland during the last 2 years, he took his first Dutch Championship round victory in the Super Stock class in Putten, the Netherlands last year.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Jeroen Jacobs: Sell Manitou machines and Kubota excavators.
 
pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Jeroen Jacobs: I spend my free time with my wife and my children and I like to go to festivals.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Jeroen Jacobs: The power, speed and the technic.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Jeroen Jacobs: I think in Terwolde (NL) 20 years ago.

pullingworld.com: What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Jeroen Jacobs: Lochem (NL) (is our home pull) and Made (NL).

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Jeroen Jacobs: In Terwolde (NL).

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Jeroen Jacobs: A couple of times runner up in the 4,5t Super Sport competition, runner up in the Light Super Stock competition and the 2 wins in the Super Stock class this year. We also were 3 times NTTO Puller of the Year in the 3 different divisions.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Jeroen Jacobs: Pro Stock

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Jeroen Jacobs: The big engine damage in Made (NL) 2018.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Jeroen Jacobs: Keep everything together, so that it´s possible for everyone to compete with a pulling tractor.

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Jeroen Jacobs: Continue with tractor pulling

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Jeroen Jacobs: See question Nr.7, that were my most important moments in the sport.

pullingworld.com: What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Jeroen Jacobs: In workshop my teammates are doing the most of my work. I also mainly doing the sponsoring work and the parts sourcing for the Tractor in the workshop. 

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?
Jeroen Jacobs: I would like to thank all my teammates and our sponsors for the support. Without the support we couldn´t do this on this level.

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

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