Monday, March 30, 2020

R.I.P Nicolai Karstensen

On Saturday evening, the 21st of March 2020 I received a sad and shocking message on my smartphone from Karsten Christensen member of the Danish Tractor Pulling Organization that Nicolai Karstensen, 47 years old, member of the DTP and the Black Russian Pulling Team from Oster Ulslev in Storstrom unexpectedly passed away in the night/morning of the 21st March 2020.
I can not remember exactly anymore where I have met him for the first time, but I think it was at the Euro Cup in Brande, Denmark 2015. He was always a funny guy who was honest, direct and humorous. When I was at the Euro Cup rounds in Brande and Allingabro or the European Championship in Brande, Nicolai always had something to tell like what is new in the danish pulling sport and he always had a funny joke to tell.
I remember last year at the Euro Cup round in Allingabro, Denmark I got from him the nickname ''Krümelmonster'' (in English cookie monster) because I have usually on every pull a box with cookies in my bag. Around 4 months later I was back in Denmark for the European Championship in Brande and the first question from him to me was ''Krümelmonster how are you?''. It was always funny on the tractor pulling events with him in the past!!
Nicolai worked in the Danish Pulling Organization ''DTP'' as a Jury member on the Danish Championship pulls in Denmark. He also was a team member of the ''Black Russian Pulling Team'' which competed in the 3.5t / 7700lbs modified with a turbocharged Transmash V12 tractor for many years and now currently building a new turbocharged Transmash V12 tractor for the 5500lbs / 2.5t light modified division. 
One is sure, the tractor pulling sport has lost another great buddy and we will sorely miss him in the future. Nicolai will always in the mind of the people and will never be forgotten.

Our thoughts are with the whole family and the Black Russian Pulling Team.
We wish his whole family and Black Russian Team a lot of strength to cope with this terrible loss.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bernay cancelled!

The French Championship opener and the 2nd round of the Euro Cup in Bernay, France is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation in France. The organization ANTP also has announced the pull will not rescheduled in 2020. This means that the tractor pull circus will only return to the small French town in the Normandy again in 2021.

The official statement of the ANTP:

For obvious reasons, our event cannot take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
We now give you an appointment on Saturday, June 5, 2021!
People who have already purchased their tickets can keep them for 2021 or will be reimbursed on request at the point of sale.
In the meantime, take good care of yourself and those around you.


for further information, check here: https://www.bernay-pulling.com/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/AssociationNormandeTracteurPulling/
 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Q & A with Justin van Echtelt

Justin van Echtelt, 25 years old from Werkhoven in the Netherlands. Justin is the son of the Silver Bullet Pulling Team founder and owner Martin van Echtelt from Houten in the Netherlands. He drove the super stock called ''Silver Bullet'' and the limited super stock called ''No Surrender''  during the last years.


pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Justin van Echtelt: I’m a car /light truck mechanic by a company somewhere in Houten (NL).

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Justin van Echtelt: Working!! ;)
I have a original Ford 5000 restoration project.
And drink some beers with friends or go to barn party's.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Justin van Echtelt: Everything! It's not only pulling! It’s a special culture for a whole year. I learn a lot during this motorsport, so during my school time, I learn my teacher about repair engines. (LOL)

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Justin van Echtelt: I can't remember that haha! I was a Baby!

pullingworld.com: What is your favorite Event / Pulling track?
Justin van Echtelt: Every event has a special thing! I like farm stock events like Staphorst (NL).
My favorite events are Lochem (NL) and Bernay (F).

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Justin van Echtelt: My first run with No Surrender was in Staphorst (NL) 2012.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Justin van Echtelt: Füchtorf (GER) 2017 with the Silver Bullet, fastest start with the lower wheel speed!   

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Justin van Echtelt: Pro stock, super stock, limited super stock, 2.5t light modified and farm stock.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Justin van Echtelt: Eext (NL) 2016 with Silver Bullet. The tractor went off, not a bang or something under the hood. After an inspection at home, we found out the whole engine block was cracked and the season was over for us.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Justin van Echtelt: I think it's not better to broadcast too much tractor pulling on tv. It's nice to watch pulling on tv but I don't think it's better in the future.

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Justin van Echtelt: To get our latest pulling project done, and make nice runs at nice places in Europe with our new tractor.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Justin van Echtelt: The maiden run with our first limited super stock tractor ''No Surrender'' in Zwolle (NL) 2012.

pullingworld.com: What was your favorite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Justin van Echtelt: Our latest Ford 7810 silver jubilee limited super stock project, the new Silver Bullet.



pullingworld.com: Something you want to say? 
Justin van Echtelt: Everybody thinks about everybody in this terrible time on earth!
Stay safe!


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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

No Bull Truck & Tractor Pull is canceled for this year!

The official statement from the organization of the Galot Motorsports Park in Benson, North Carolina, USA:

GALOT Motorsports Park is saddened to announce that the No Bull Truck & Tractor Pull is canceled for this year. With all the uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that the scheduled date of our pull is too close to the restriction dates that are already in place in our state. Also, with the financial hardships that our sponsors, pullers, as well as our fans may incur during this crisis, it would be in the best interest of everyone involved to go ahead and cancel. We will definitely try again next year on May 21-22, 2021.
We would like to thank our sponsors that were already in place for the No Bull Truck & Tractor Pull this year, ie, Cen-Pe-Co, ProLine Racing, ProFab Machine, SCS Gearbox, MAC Trailer, Sonny's World Class Racing Engines and Shelton Insurance Center. It really means a lot to us that you guys were willing to jump on board with us in this brand new venture.
We would also like to thank the pullers that had already pre-committed online and by word of mouth. It is always reassuring to have the support of so many fellow pullers. We wish you all the best of luck this year in your pulling season. We hope you will mark your calendars for May 21-22, 2021 for the first No Bull Truck and Tractor Pull.

for further information, check here: http://www.galotmotorsportspark.com/home.htm

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/GALOTMotorsportsPark/

No Tractor Pulling events in the Netherlands until the 1st of June 2020!

Due to the COVID-19 flu and the new rules of the Dutch government to contain the virus, the Dutch Tractor Pulling Organization ''NTTO'' has announced on their website that there will no pulling events in the Netherlands before June 1st, 2020.


From the NTTO:

Due to the fact that no events may take place before the 1st of June 2020, the calendar on www.ntto.nl has been adjusted.

Of course, we hope that we can start again after the 1st of June, but everyone has to make a move for the moment in the interest of all of us.
We can not say anything about which competitions can still be driven and whether there is room for the transfer of cancelled competitions. If there is news in this area, we will let you know.


for further information, check here: https://www.ntto.nl
 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dutch Championship pull in Loerbeek cancelled!

The Dutch Championship pull on the 29th and 30th of May 2020 in Loerbeek, int the Netherlands is also cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands.

The statement from the organization in Loerbeek:

Dear sponsors, volunteers, participants, audience and last but not least our other sports enthusiasts,
 

Even if you have an oiled engine that runs like an alarm clock, if there is a bacteria in the fuel, it will sputter. This is also the case now when we are organizing the 30th edition Tractor Pulling (which runs like an oiled machine), a persistent virus comes into play. Then the oiled engine of the organization will also sputter and unfortunately, we have to put our match on the shelf for the time being. Rules are set to stay as healthy as possible for everyone, so we cannot sputter.
Sputtering makes no sense now.
Our competition, which would take place on May 29th and 30th, was already clear to us and almost elaborated on paper, etc., etc., etc. As we heard during the press conference, everything is suspended until after June 1. A lot of work has been done in the past days, weeks, months, by our five-person board, but also by a large number of people who support our sport.
Thank you all for this.
However, we can say what has been arranged, but the date will be adjusted. After the press conference, we immediately got in touch with the events contact person of the Municipality of Montferland, who was very upset and had to make the announcement to us (Harry is not going to take place on 29th and 30th of May). but it is all so understandable that we as an organization have to accept this. No problem, we once survived the FMD crisis and now prefer to see that we survive this virus. We manage as an organization, although it may need to be stepped up. After this violent virus, we pick up the thread again.
A personal note for those concerned. All sponsors will be able to expect a (telephone) contact moment from us in the near future, as soon as we have clear how to proceed with the organization of our jubilee competition. We will also contact the companies that we have quotations and discuss what the future plans will be.
Volunteers, we certainly will not forget you. We say keep calm, observe the rules as they are set and try to make sure you stay healthy and take care of everyone around you.
In this way, we hope to have informed you sufficiently.
 

Regards,
The board of Stichting Tractorpulling Loerbeek.


further information, check here: https://www.tractorpullingloerbeek.nl/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/Tractor-pulling-Loerbeek-516277441758494/

MPM Seaside Affair nieuwbouw 2020 part 2

Oud-Gastel tractor pull 2020 cancelled!

The Dutch Championship pull on the 2nd of May 2020 in Oud Gastel, the Netherlands is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands.

The official statement from the organization:  

Dear visitors, volunteers, partners and participants,

We would like to inform you that due to the Coronavirus, Pulling Gastel will unfortunately not be able to take place in 2020. The organization has been looking for other possibilities for several weeks, but due to a ban on all events in the coming period, we are forced to also event cannot be held on May 2, 2020. This is an annoying and painful decision for us as an organization given the advanced preparations. In view of the current situation and out of respect for the health of our visitors, partners, participants and volunteers, this is currently the only and correct decision.

Resist
Of course, we have also looked at other options, such as rescheduling the event to a later time this year. However, finding a correct date on which everything would still nicely coincide was impossible.

Nevertheless, we would like to thank our volunteers, visitors, partners and participants for their efforts and hope to see you all again on May 1, 2021.

Organization Pulling Gastel


for further information, check here: http://pullinggastel.nl/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/TruckenTractorpullingOudGastel/

Power Valley Pull 2020 cancelled!

The Power Valley 2020 tractor pull on the 9th of May in Langedijk, the Netherlands is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands.


The statement from the organization in Langedijk:

Following the measures taken regarding the COVID-19 virus, Power Valley 2020 cannot take place. Since the decision has been made that no more meetings should take place until June 1, this means that there will be no Power Valley in 2020. 
As a result of this decision, we will focus from now on organizing the competition in 2021. The aim is to build an embankment of an event on the new site. 
We would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who helped us in the run-up to this year's edition. Thanks to all followers and likers via social media! We hope we can count on your support again in the coming years.

Stay safe!


for further information, check here: https://www.powervalley.nl/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/powervalley/ 

Pro Pulling 2019: ARP Light Weight Super Stocks pulling in Rossville, IL

Sunday, March 22, 2020

First pics and news of the new Silver Bullet

From Houten, in the Netherlands, the Silver Bullet Pulling Team around Martin and Justin van Echtelt are currently building on a completely new Ford component tractor for the 3.5t / 7700lbs limited super stock class. After 28 years in tractor pulling, Martin and Justin decided to build a new limited super stock tractor at the end of 2018.
The Silver Bullet Pulling Team was founded by Martin van Echtelt in 1990. Since that the dutch team competes with tractors of the Ford / New Holland brand. The first super stock tractor which the team have built was on the base of a Ford 7810 in 1990. Martin and his crew competed with the tractor in the Dutch Championship and also on some pulls outside of the Netherlands from 1990 to 1992.
The super stock was powered by a 6 cylinder Ford engine with a displacement of 6.6l and 2 turbochargers on diesel fuel. During the winter of 1992 / 1993, the team from Houten built a new super stock machine and replaced the 7810 silver tractor. The old machine was replaced by a Ford 8630 with a 6 cylinder Ford engine and 3 turbochargers on environmentally friendly biodiesel. At that time it was the first and only European super stock tractor which ran on biodiesel fuel. The team competed with the silver-blue 8630 Ford from 1993 until 1997 in the 3.4t and 4.4t super stock class. 
After the 1997 season, the dutch guys decided to make the switch on alcohol fuel. For that new mission, the old tractor was completely new rebuilt, received a new lighter steel wedge frame and the old Ford 8630 hood and fenders were replaced by a new Ford - New Holland 8670 hood and new 8670 fenders. Also, a completely new Ford Powerstar engine with a displacement of 7.5l was built for the tractor. The powerplant had a revised stock head with bigger valves, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, 2 Holset turbochargers, an MSD ignition and a VSP (Veldhuizen Special Products) alcohol fuel system. The new Ford-New Holland tractor debuted at the tractor pulling event in Zaragoza, Spain in 1999.
The tractor pull in Spain wasn't an international points round for the Euro Cup, it was a demonstration pull in the supporting program of an agricultural exhibition. The Silver Bullet Team competed with the cast rear end super stock tractor until 2012 before they made the switch to a component version of the tractor. During the winter of 2012 / 2013, Martin and his crew built a new super stock tractor on component base with the same engine as in the old tractor. The component machine received a new homemade chrome-moly tube frame with a custom-built 3 bar chrome-moly roll cage, a hydraulic steering and a Rockwell rear end with Mercedes planetaries. 
The hood and the fenders were taken over of the old Silver Bullet and received a new look. The new component Silver Bullet was much lighter, the driver's position was more forward and the center of gravity was lower compared to the old Silver Bullet with the stock cast rear end. With the new component chassis, they had much more movable weight and a much better balance on the pulling tracks with a lots of traction.
The last big changes on the Silver Bullet were made during the winter of 2014 / 2015. 
Martin van Echtelt made the step from 2 turbochargers to 3 turbochargers on the Ford engine after 15 years on methanol. In the first competitions, they struggled a bit with the setting of the engine, but they solved all problems during the 2015 season and the power plant then ran well. At the end of 2018 season, The Silver Bullet Team announced on their Facebook page to stop from the super stock class, after that the tractor was sold without the engine to someone in the Netherlands.    
In 2002, Martin van Echtelt and his Team started with the next project, a 3.5t / 7700lbs limited super stock tractor, which was later called ''No Surrender''. They worked on that project for around 10 years in their workshop in Houten. The No Surrender was ready to run in 2012. The No Surrender was one of the first limited super stock tractors in Europe. The tractor had a homemade steel wedge frame with a homemade 3 bar steel roll cage, a custom-built hydraulic steering, a Ford rear end and transmission housing and a New Holland T6080 hood. The limited super stock was powered by a 6 cylinder Ford Powerstar engine with a displacement of 7.4l with a single Holset turbocharger on alcohol fuel.
The New Holland tractor ran pretty well and the team had lots of success with the machine in the
Dutch Championship from 2012 until 2019. At the end of the 2019 season, No Surrender was sold to a new owner somewhere in Europe. After Silver Bullet was sold in the end of 2018, the Team started with the building of the new tractor for the limited super stock class.
For the new component tractor, they decided to build a new chrome-moly tube chassis. With the new component version, they will have much more movable weight compared to the old No Surrender limited super stock with the Ford stock gearbox, clutch bell and rear end housing. The new component limited super stock ride will be 200-300kg lighter compared to a limited super stock with the stock parts. Other advantages are the clutch and the engine in the chassis can be changed easily in a short space of time, which makes the maintenance much easier for the team during a pulling season. Another point is the new chassis is designed in such a way that the 7.4 liter Ford Powerstar engine can be exchanged in an hour with the 8.3l version so that they comply with the ETPC regulations.      
The new component tractor receives a homemade chrome-moly tube frame with a homemade chrome-moly 2 bar roll cage, a homemade hydraulic steering with a newly built homemade front axle suspension, a Kirkey Racing driver seat with a 4 point harness and a modified Rockwell rear end with a newly built drawbar. But what is different on the new chassis compared to the other ones that they have built for their other machines in the past.
The drivers position on the new tractor is more forward and the center of gravity is lower compared to the old Silver Bullet Super Stock and No Surrender Limited Super Stock tractor. Also, the position of the engine is more forward and the center of gravity is lower. The Dutch Team hopes to have a better balance with those changes on the pulling tracks in the nearby future. 
The Rockwell rear end was shortened and received a Rockwell aluminum stock center section with a needle bearing differential, a Rockwell ring and pinion gear, custom built hub reductions, modified aluminum Mercedes/MAN planetaries carrier housing with Mercedes/MAN planetaries and Van der Waal Pulling parts billet aluminum brake calipers with laser cut brake discs. The Rockwell rear end was modified by the Team himself. The rear end was modified because to safe weight for more moveable weight on the tractor.
The new limited super stock got an old Ford 7810 sheet metal hood and newly built aluminum sheet metal fenders. The hood isn't an original Ford 7810 hood, the hood on the new Silver Bullet is 15% bigger and is made off aluminum sheet metal instead of steel sheet metal which is much lighter compared to the original one. The hood wasn't built by the team himself.
The Ford hood was built by former Super Stock competitor Henk Meilink from the Netherlands. Henk Meilink is the former driver and owner of the John Deere Diesel Super Stock tractor called ''Kofo Power Roughneck'' which competed in the Dutch Championship and in the Euro Cup in the mid-90s.
The Ford 7810 was the first tractor with which the newly formed company "Ford-New Holland" presented itself on the market. However, the idea did not come from Ford, but from South Essex Motors (SEM). In this model, a 6 cylinder was inserted into a 4 cylinder chassis. Ford-New Holland bought this idea and launched the Ford 7810 in March 1988. This compact 6 cylinder quickly became a market success, which was also due to its attractive pricing. Due to the time of its market launch, the model joined the Model II series. The 7810 stock tractor had a Ford synchro shift transmission combined with dual power powershift, a Carraro steering drive axle, 4 wheel drive and a natural aspirated Ford 6 cylinder engine on diesel fuel. The power plant of the 7810 Gen 3 had 100hp with a torque of 399Nm at 1200rpm. The Ford 7810 Gen 3 stock tractor was built from 1988 until 1991 in Basildon, Great Britain. Ford also have built a limited jubilee version of the silver-gray 7810 Ford tractor because in 1989 the Ford factory in Basildon existed for 25 years. The company has produced 50 silver gray 7810.
The new sheet metal fenders are homemade of aluminum sheet metal.
The Silver Bullet Team also purchased a set of new polished aluminum rims with new uncut 24.5x32 Firestone Puller 2000HP tires for the new project. With the new Puller 2000 tires, the tractor will have much more traction compared to the old Puller tires which they have used on their tractors in the past. The new custom-built aluminum rims were also built by Henk Meilink and the new tires were bought from the John Deere Pulling Team in Thy, Denmark.
The new Silver Bullet component limited super stock will have a turbocharged inline 6 cylinder Ford Powerstar engine with 7.4l capacity on alcohol fuel.
The Ford Powerstar engine in the pulling tractor was used in many different Ford stock tractors like the Ford 8240 SLE and in the Ford 8340 SLE in the past. The Powerstar powerplant was built in a engine plant of the Ford company between 1992 and 1997. The turbocharged engine in the 8240 SLE had 110hp with a torque of 465Nm at 1200rpm. 
From the 8340 SLE were 2 different versions built with a different engine setup. One version was built from 1992 until 1994 and the other version from 1992 until 1997. The turbocharged engine in the 92-94 version had 120hp with a torque of 500Nm at 1200rpm and in the 92-97 version 125hp with a torque of 537Nm at 1400rpm. 
Back to the limited super stock engine. The 125hp from the stock tractor are far too less power for tractor pulling. 
The power plant will receive a Ford cast iron stock engine block with a revised original Ford Powerstar crankshaft, new billet steel rods from Roland van Dongen with new homemade billet aluminum pistons, a new billet steel camshaft from Jan Burggraf (New Generation Pulling Team), a modified Ford cylinder head with bigger valves and better valve springs, an aluminum sheet metal valve cover, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a billet Holset HX 82 turbocharger with a 3.9 inch billet intake impeller wheel, a homemade alcohol fuel system with 2 Hilborn fuel pumps, an Aviaid 3 stage oil pump, a homemade aluminum oil pan, a homemade stainless steel fuel tank, an MSD 8 Plus ignition and a data logger from the Fiat Power Pulling Team. 
The Silver Bullet Team will compete with their new Ford 7810 in the NTTO Dutch National Championship and on some tractor pulls outside of the Netherlands this year.
The maiden run of the new Silver Bullet component limited super stock is planned for the 2nd of May 2020 at the Dutch Championship pull in Oud-Gastel, the Netherlands. 

for further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Pullingteam-van-Echtelt-Silverbullet-234276849998208/ 






      


MPM Seaside Affair nieuwbouw 2020 part 1

The Seaside Affair Pulling Team from Castricum in the Netherlands are currently working on a new modified tractor for the 5500lbs/2.5t light mod and 7700lbs/3.5t mod class for the 2020 season.
The Team will compete with 2 AJPE TFX V8 Hemis in the light mod and with 3 AJPE in the mod class in the Dutch Championship.

check the video from youtube:

for further information, check here: https://www.seasideaffair.com/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/seasideaffair/

2020 Allingåbro Motor Festival cancelled!

Also 2nd round of the Danish Tractor Pulling Championship in Allingabro, Denmark is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation. 

The announcement from the Allingåbro Motor Festival organization:

The Allingåbro Motor Festival has decided to cancel the festival, which was scheduled for May 16, 2020. 
The cancellation is due to the current crisis caused by the Corona virus. 
The latest reports from the Danish authorities have further strengthened the Danes 'possibilities of being together in larger numbers, and the authorities' strategy is currently to stop the spread of infection so that the health care system does not collapse. 
Experts, therefore, expect the Corona crisis to continue for several weeks - perhaps even months. 
We have therefore decided on the festival's board to follow the authorities' recommendations and act responsibly, which means that we feel compelled to cancel the festival in 2020. We hope, of course, that it is possible to return strongly with a festival in 2021.

More info will follow for those who have already purchased a ticket

Sincerely, The Board of Directors Allingåbro Motor Festival


for further information, check here: http://www.motor-festival.dk/ 

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/motorfestival/

Light Super Stock Tractors Pulling at Boscobel, WI - June 1st, 2019

Quambatook Pull in Auatralia cancelled!

The tractor pull at Quambatook, Australia is cancelled due to government advice of banning all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people.

The announcement of the organization from their Facebook page: 

The Australian Tractor Pulling Championships at Quambatook on Easter Saturday has been cancelled due to Government advice of banning all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people. The decision is out of our hands. We are very disappointed but do have a duty of care and have been guided by the Government.
We would like to thank our sponsors, competitors, community and would-be spectators for the ongoing support.

The Quambatook Tractor Pullers hope that you have a great Easter, whatever you decide to do and please stay safe.
Whilst we are all disappointed at the moment, we look forward to welcoming all our supporters back in 2021.

for further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTractorPullChampionships

or check here: https://www.downundermtpa.com.au/

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Cornhusker Classic 2020 cancelled!

From PPL:

Charlestown, Indiana (March 16, 2020) - Based on the directive of the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services and coinciding with the Emergency Declaration by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, the 2020 Cornhusker Classic, scheduled for March 26-28 in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been canceled.
Event promoter Dale Nelson commented, "The Cornhusker Classic has been canceled due to the extreme circumstances we are faced with now and for the coming weeks. We, as much as pullers and fans, are saddened that we cannot go ahead with the event but are hopeful and looking forward to the event for 2021, scheduled for March 25-27, 2021. Thank you to everyone who has supported this event in the past and for years to come."
PPL Series Co-Director John Mears offered "While we would have enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of the Cornhusker Classic again this year, we understand and
respect the desire of local and state government agencies to curtail the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the hard work of Dale Nelson and the entire Husker Pull Promotions group to produce a high-quality pull. We look forward to this event in 2021.

for further information, check here: www.huskerpullpromotions.com

or check here:https://www.facebook.com/CornhuskerClassic/

Pro Pulling 2019: Light Super Stock Tractors pulling in Henry, IL

Monday, March 16, 2020

Füchtorf 2020 cancelled!

The 2020 German Championship and Euro Cup opener in Füchtorf, Germany is cancelled. The Green Monster Pulling Team has announced that on their website this afternoon.

The official statement of the Green Monster Team:

Dear Pulling Friends,

We are sorry that we have to tell you today that there will be no Tractor Pulling in Füchtorf this year.
After intensive discussions and careful consideration with the district of Warendorf and the city of Sassenberg we have come to the conclusion that it is not possible to carry out the Tractor Pulling Event. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Füchtorf on April 24th and 25th in 2021.

Information about your Tickets:
All already purchased tickets remain valid for the Tractor Pulling Event 2021.
It is, of course, also possible that we refund the ticket price. Furthermore, you also have the option to waive the reimbursement of the advance booking fees for the tickets in order to support us in dealing with the arising expenses.

Please fill in the following form: Chargeback form

We ask you for some patience. The chargeback will take some time. Thanks for your understanding.

for further information, check here: https://www.greenmonster.de/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/Green-Monster-Pulling-Team-Germany-143701609081894/

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Keystone Nationals 2020 cancelled!

From the organization in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA:

Fans, customers, pullers and friends, we regret to inform you that the 2020 Keystone Truck and Tractor Pull will be cancelled for the remainder of the weekend.  As ordered by Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be announcing the cancellation of our event at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in an effort to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Once we vacate the facility, we will turn our focus to refunding your ticket fees.  Please continue to watch our social media channels and website for instructions.  We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Keystone National Truck and Tractor Pull and appreciate your patience and support.   
Pullers will be provided with move out direction upon arrival to the facility.  Please read all instructions carefully.

further information, check here: https://www.keystonenationalspull.com/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/KEYSTONENATIONALSPULL/

Indoor Pull Assen cancelled!

The statement from the organization of the tractor pull in Assen:

Because it is still unclear how the situation regarding the coronavirus will develop further, we see no option as an organization to reschedule the competition to a later stage in 2020
However, we will organize the competition again next year.
The event will then be held on March 19 & 20, 2021 !!
Visitors who have already bought a ticket can hand it in in 2021.
We hope for your understanding in this situation!
 

Unfortunately, we also have to announce that our event has been canceled !!

More information will follow.


further information, check here: https://indoorassen.nl/

or, check here: https://www.facebook.com/tractorpullingindoorassen/

Indoor Pull Riesa cancelled!

The organization of the indoor tractor pull in Riesa, Germany has announced yesterday afternoon on their Facebook page that the pull for the 4th of April 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 flu.
The organizers also have announced, the indoor pull is rescheduled to the 5th of September 2020.

The statement from the organization:

Due to the current situation and the ban in Saxony to hold events for over 1,000 people in the event period 4th of April 2020, we are forced to move the tractor pulling Riesa to the 5th of September 2020. 
We would like to thank you once again for the patience and support of all visitors and partners who enable us to carry out the Tractor Pulling Riesa on September 5th, 2020. 
All tickets remain valid for September 5, 2020! 
Please be aware that it may take some time before the installation date can also be seen on the online portals of the ticket providers. Given the occasion, they have a lot to do right now.

We hope to have acted in the interest of our guests and all those involved and trust in their understanding.

Team Tractor Pulling Riesa

for further information, check here: http://www.tractorpulling-gp.de/

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/TractorPullingGP

NTPA Spring Nationals cancelled!

The 2020 NTPA Spring Nationals in Shipshewana, Indiana in the USA is cancelled due to the COVID-19 flu. 

From NTPA:

An order was issued on Thursday, March 12 by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb that restricts non-essential gatherings to 250 or fewer people, effective immediately, in the interest of limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) infections.
Pursuant to this order, the Wakarusa Ag/Deutz-Fahr NTPA Shipshewana Spring Nationals event scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 at the Michiana Event Center has been cancelled.

The event will not be rescheduled in 2020. As it will not be contested without spectators present, the live-stream broadcast of the event at NTPA.tv has also been cancelled. Also called off is the Michiana Farm Show, presented by the MEC and Grogg-Martin Auctioneers and Realty, which will also not be rescheduled in 2020.
Fortunately, we are proud to announce that dates have been established for next year's NTPA Shipshewana Spring Nationals: March 19-20, 2021. Please check www.NTPAPULL.com, our social media platforms, or future issues of The Puller magazine for additional details as they are determined.
If you purchased tickets for this event from any authorized outlet---whether an O'Reilly Auto Parts location or ShopNTPA.com/tickets---first of all: Thank you. We appreciate your patronage and wanted very much to provide you with a night's or a weekend's worth of motorsports entertainment and fellowship. Unfortunately, circumstances have made that impossible, and we share your disappointment.
Second, be assured that you will be refunded the purchase price of your ticket or access. (Associated credit card fees will not be refunded.) But we respectfully ask that you please do not contact your credit card company but instead allow these refunds to be processed correctly, thoroughly, and expeditiously through each outlet's established process:

For O'Reilly Auto Parts purchasers: Return your printed tickets to the store where they were purchased. You may receive one of the following: a cash refund, a refund via your method of purchase, or store credit. Please understand that O'Reilly retail personnel may be unfamiliar with the refund process, so politely request assistance by store management if necessary.

For ShopNTPA.com/tickets electronic ticket purchasers: You will automatically receive a refund. But as our ticketing partner is responsible for processing refunds for hundreds of other client events that have also been cancelled or have restricted spectator access within the past week, please allow two to four weeks for the refunds to be processed and to appear on your credit card statement. Contacting your credit card provider will not speed up your refund and may result in additional charges.
Additionally, just as with a rainout or other event termination, invited competitors will be refunded the full amount of their bond/entry fee by check from the NTPA office.
Neither the NTPA nor the MEC, our promotional partner, initiated or welcomes this cancellation, but it is necessary to remain in compliance with the governor's lawful order. The Association stands by its statement of earlier this week regarding the 2020 regular season: The NTPA neither intends nor plans to initiate any event cancellations related to the present public health crisis. If future events are impacted by this or any other health or safety crisis, we will post updated information at www.NTPAPULL.com.

Thank you for your understanding. We'll see you this summer and again in Shipshewana in 2021!

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