Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Budweiser Dairyland Super National Pull cancelled!

Today the organization of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Pull in Tomah, Wisconsin, USA has announced to cancel the event which was usually planned from June 24-26 due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The pull will not be rescheduled this year. But the tractor pulling circus will return to Tomah again in 2021!

Here is the official press release:

Press Release - April 28, 2020
The Monroe County Ag Society, promoters of the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, have announced the cancellation of the event's 2020 edition. The event, originally scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27, will not be rescheduled within this calendar year.
Per the event's multiyear sanctioning agreement with the NTPA, dates for the 2021 edition are Thursday through Saturday, June 24-26.
The decision to cancel was made in light of the extension through May 26 of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' Safer at Home Emergency Order, which was originally enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other restrictions, the order requires the closure of "places of public amusement and activity" and the elimination of “non-essential” travel within the state. It is expected that, even after this order expires, social distancing requirements will delay the reopening of large public spaces for social gatherings through most or all of the month of June.
"The NTPA is disappointed that we will not be able to partner with the Ag Society and our competitors to put on a show for the great fans of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest," said Gregg Randall, the Association's General Manager. "But the safety of our spectators and participants is paramount. We respect both the governor's lawful order and Tomah's carefully considered response to it. We're already looking forward to our return to Recreation Park in 2021."
The Monroe County Agricultural Society (aka MCAS) promotor of the Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull strives to bring the best possible pulling experiences to our attendees. Our top priority is the safety of everyone involved that attends the Tomah Pull. It is with these considerations that the MCAS Committee has made the decision to cancel this year’s 2020 Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull.
We are over the top each year with the relationships and sponsorships that we make to help bring the pull together in Tomah. The fact that our community and National Sponsors have been critically impacted we feel it is in the best interest that we do not continue to seek sponsorships and/or donations from these businesses. Working closely with our County Health Department and the State of WI the future of socialization is still unknown. Time frames and phases will bring us right up to our event date, helping to make this decision because of our large attendee numbers.
Our organization does not take this matter lightly. With the ripple effects of COVID 19 we want to express our sincere dedication to all our fans and the many campers! Our fans will do anything to get a campsite here in Tomah and spend their weeks’ vacation enjoying our event. We are very appreciative of our loyal campers and our longtime fan base.

This year's event was scheduled for June 25-27. The cancellation comes as a blow to not only our organization but, all the local organizations that help at our event, the City of Tomah and surrounding communities that are already feeling the COVID-19 impacts. A tough decision to face, in addition to the financial impact for our organization we are in our 45th year and cannot imagine a summer without the Pull in town? With multiple reasons for the decision and our event timeframe this decision needs to surface so that the public has time for future planning. Again, the decision was not an easy one and goes much further than our nonprofit organization. We are optimistic and hopeful, as we will move forward to planning our 45th year, June 24th – 26th in 2021 with a spectacular show that will help bring America and Truck and Tractor Pulling back to its state of normalcy.
Thank you,

Chris Schreier, President
Monroe County Agricultural Society
www.tomahtractorpull.com
www.monroecountyfairwi.com

For further information, please contact our office,
mail@tomahtractorpull.com
608-372-2081

Tractor Pulling EC Füchtorf (D) 2004 by Jens Nieting

Monday, April 27, 2020

ETPC Tech and Safety board Rulebook changes 2020

check here: https://tractorpulling.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ETPC-Rulebook-changes-2020_Final-3.pdf

R.I.P Nile Bunnage

On April 23rd, 2020 the US pulling sport lost with Nile Bunnage from Golden Gate, Illinois another legend after an extended illness at the age of 76. Nile was the driver of the modified tractor called '' Takes a Lickin'' and competed at state and regional national level pulls through the 1980s. In 1992, Nile handed over his driving duties to his older son Wayne and his younger son Steve.

From NTPA:

The WPI/NTPA office was recently informed of the passing on Thursday, April 23 of Nile Bunnage, 76, of Golden Gate, Illinois following an extended illness. In addition to his own pulling career, Mr. Bunnage was the patriarch of a three-generation Modified pulling family.
Mr. Bunnage raised crops and cattle on the family farm in Illinois' Wayne County and enjoyed seeing friends at farm and livestock auctions. A member of Conway United Methodist Church in Ellery, he served his community on the Massilon Township Board, Wayne County Fair Board, and Mt. Erie Drainage District. In his capacity as fair board vice president, he was instrumental in bringing the Pro Pulling League's Southern Illinois Summer Heat event to Fairfield.
Mr. Bunnage competed through the 1980s at the state and Regional National levels in the Modified division with "Takes a Lickin'." To a quartet of carbureted 440 Dodge engines with which he started in 1982 and continued in the lightweight 5,800-lb. class, he added two to four more to enter six- and eight-powerplant configurations in the 7,200- and 9,200-lb. classes beginning in 1985.
Mr. Bunnage eventually ceded the driving of "Takes a Lickin'" to elder son Wayne and eventually younger son Steve, both of whom have pulled in Modified and Unlimited. Wayne eventually built the complement, "Keeps on Tickin'," and began sharing driving duties with his son Dillon, who presently drives "The Phoenix" Modified Mini in NTPA competition.
In addition to Steve and Lisa, Wayne and Dawn, and Dillon, Mr. Bunnage is survived by his wife Esther of 54 years; daughter Leann (Mark) Wiley; grandchildren Jordyn (Dustin) Strange, Audra (John) Grubaugh, and Caleb Bunnage; four great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothea Summers and Flova Bunting; brothers Carl (Ruth) and Frank (Carolyn); friend Jeff Loyd; and several nieces and nephews.

The whole pullingworld.com team also wishes the whole family a lot of strength to cope with this terrible loss. 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

1996 European Tractor Pulling Hassmoor Germany

Holzheim pull cancelled!

Also the tractor pulling event in Holzheim, Germany was cancelled due to the new rules of the German government to contain the COVID-19 flu. The new rules mean that no major events may take place in Germany until August 31, 2020. 
But the SDTPC also have announced they have planned to postpone the pull into October this year.
The pull is now planned for the 3rd and 4th of October 2020.

 





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

or check here: https://www.bremswagenteam.de

Hutchinson's Power Pull cancelled!

The NTPA Grand National opener in Hutchinson, Minnesota in the USA, which was planned for the 19th and 20th June of 2020 was cancelled by the promoters due to the uncertainty with COVID-19 flu. The event will not be rescheduled in 2020 but will return to the NTPA calendar in 2021.
The next NTPA Grand National pull at the Hutchinson Fairgrounds is planned 18th and 19th of June 2021.

The official statement of the promoters: 

As Minnesota goes through these unprecedented events with the rest of the nation, our responsibility with the Power Pull Nationals becomes clear to us. We are cancelling the Y2020 event, but will be back stronger and better in Y2021. As you all know, this time off is a necessary requirement for many reasons.
We want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors for their past support and encouragement in the Power Pull. We pray that God keeps you (our sponsors, fans, neighbors and friends, and the whole NTPA family) healthy and safe.

Thank you to all the fans that make this such a fun event to promote. Please mark your calendar for June 18th-19th, 2021. We will be back next year to show Minnesota the best Power Pull Nationals yet. Be well.

Sincerely,
Julie Rose and Ricky Rose
Power Pull Nationals

2021 Event Information
The Power Pull Nationals will be back and holding a NTPA Grand National Event in 2021! The NTPA Grand National classes feature the best of the best vehicles and competitors from across the Country. Come out and enjoy a great evening of pulling and entertainment featuring the Grand National Multi-Engine Unlimited Modified Tractors, Heavy Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Mini Modifieds, Pro Stock Tractors, Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive Trucks, and Heavy Weight Super Semis.
The event will be held June 18-19, 2021 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, MN. Camping is available on site for $25 per unit for the entire weekend (no water, electric or sewer hookup). Camping reservations are not required; first come, first serve with paid admission to the Power Pull. No weekend discounted tickets available. The campground entrance is on the south side of the fairgrounds (south of the grandstand area).
No carry-in coolers or beverages are allowed entering the grandstand area. Beverages and food vendors are available inside.
The Power Pull Nationals show begins at 7 PM both nights and the pits open to the public on Friday at 4:00 PM and Saturday at 11:00 AM. Come and see the earthshaking alcohol-blown multi-engine unlimited modified tractors, the high horsepower smoking super stock diesels, the awesome modified mini single engine racing powerplants, the powerful prostock tractors, the earth griping super stock diesel four wheel drive trucks, and the fan favorite heavyweight super semis. Take this opportunity to look over these impressive pieces of equipment and meet the drivers!

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

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/Power-Pull-Nationals-183084271716072/

Made's Powerweekend cancelled!

On Tuesday evening the organization of Europe's biggest tractor pull in Made, the Netherlands has announced their Facebook page that the 3 days event which was usually planned for the June 19, 20 and 21, 2020 is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation and the new rules of the Dutch government.

Here is the official statement of the organization:

Tonight, the Dutch government announced that all events until 1th of September in the Netherlands are canceled. This is to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. This means that Made’s Powerweekend will unfortunately not take place.
This is a great pity for both you and us, however the health of our visitors, participants, officials, artists, suppliers and crew are the most important.
Because this situation is not entirely surprising, we have prepared ourselves for this.
Due to the size of the event and the European character, we unfortunately see no opportunities to organize the Made Power Weekend later in the year as you are used to from us.
Our registered ticket buyers have received an email explaining 2 options.
- Come back next year; Keep your ticket for the Made's Power Weekend 2021 scheduled for June 18, 19 and 20, 2021.
- You can't go next year; We offer the possibility to request a refund before May 13th.
If you have not received an email, check your spam box. If you do not find an email here, chances are that someone else has bought your ticket. Are you sure that you have bought your ticket yourself but have not received an email, please mail to info@powerweekend.nl.

Enrollments for entrants will automatically be pushed through to the Made’s Powerweekend edition in 2021.

Stay Safe!

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

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

Pro Pulling 2019: Pro Stock Tractors pulling in Wapakoneta, OH

Haßmoor 2020 cancelled!

The German Championship round in Haßmoor is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation and the new rules of the German government until the 31st of August 2020

The official statement from the organization of the pull: 

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we have to cancel our event on Whit Monday for this year. We start Whit Monday 2021 all healthy again through!
Your Tractor-Pulling Team Haßmoor!


for further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Tractor-Pulling-Hassmoor-1896155017339770/

Friday, April 24, 2020

Q & A with Todd Domann












Todd Domann from Louisburg, Kansas in the USA. He together owns with his brothers Chad, Travis and his dad Elvin the Agco DT225 component pro stock tractor called ''Hurricane Allis Synthetic Oils''. Todd was one of the drivers of the pro stock tractor and retired from the pulling sport at the end of last year.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Todd Domann: My bachelor’s degree is in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  I work for a company called POWER Engineers and work in the Generation Division where we design electrical generating power plants and perform electrical distribution upgrades for utilities.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Todd Domann: I have a couple of Allis Chalmers 720 garden tractors (1974 and 1981 model years) that I like to tinker with.  I plan to completely restore one of them.  I am also an AMSOIL synthetic lubricants dealer.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Todd Domann: I love all of the people (competitors and fans) that we have met over the years that have formed good friendships. As far as the pulling itself, I love the rush I feel when driving Hurricane Allis.

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Todd Domann: My first pull would have been in one of the towns close to where I was raised at in Winchester, Kansas in 1973.

pullingworld.com: What is your favorite Event / Pulling track?
Todd Domann: It’s difficult to choose just one but Wheatland, Missouri on the Pro Pulling League Champions Tour was always fun to win at because of large crowd they attracted every year.  Hillsboro, Wisconsin and Freeport, Illinois also have great pulling tracks and puller accommodations.


pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Todd Domann: I started tractor pulling at six years old on a Cub Cadet garden tractor.  The first time I drove our first pro stock tractor, the Kansas Hooker AC D21, was in Nebraska somewhere in 1989.  The first time I drove our component pro stock tractor, Hurricane Allis AGCO DT220a, was in Mound City, Kansas in late 2007.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Todd Domann: We have had many wins over the years but winning the Pro Pulling League Champions Tour at Wheatland, Missouri three times are all very memorable. Being invited to compete at Putten, The Netherlands in summer of 2005 was a great honor for us.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Todd Domann: We have only competed with farm stock and pro stock tractors.


pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Todd Domann: Probably Louisville, Kentucky at the NFMS in 1995. We spent the better part of two years building our first big cubic inch motor (585 cu in).  We made our first pass with the new motor in the pro stock class at Louisville and put three holes in the block from improperly hardened connecting rods we later discovered.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Todd Domann: Limits need to be put in place to hopefully keep the costs of owning and operating a pulling vehicle reasonable.  Somehow purses need to increase to be more in-line with the investments required (tractor, hauler, travel, etc.) to compete.


pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Todd Domann: I retired from the sport after last season (2019).
 
pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Todd Domann: Allowing components in the pro stock class.

pullingworld.com: What was your favorite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Todd Domann: We would typically freshen up the engine, update fuel and air, and/or build a new one depending on the circumstances.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?  
Todd Domann: Thank you for letting Domann Farms Pulling Team be a part of Pullingworld.com’s questionnaire. 

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

 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

EC 2020 cancelled!

At the beginning of this week, the ETPC has announced on its website that the 2020 Europan Championship in Laukka, Finland is cancelled.

The official statement from the website of the ETPC:

Further to the recent announcement about the cancellation of the Eurocup and Eurochallenge series for 2020 we also have to now inform you of the cancellation of the planned European Championships at Laukaa, Finland.
The ETPC fully supports the decision of the promoter to cancel the event for 2020 under the current circumstances. This decision has not been taken lightly and we understand that it will be a disappointment to all involved and to our sport in general but feel with all the different elements taken in to consideration it is the responsible thing to do.
Also as stated before we hope that there will be a possibility for some National events to continue that are planned for later on in the summer but at the moment this is still not clear.
In the meantime we wish that you and your families continue to keep safe.

for further information, check here: https://tractorpulling.com/

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




2020 PPL Champions Tour and Silver Series pre-commit list

check here: https://propulling.com/series/competitors/champions-tour




Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tractor Pulling EC Alahärmä (FIN) 2003 by Jens Nieting

New look and main sponsor for Bret Berg's Money Maker

The modified tractor called ‘’Money Maker’’ of Bret Berg from Farmington, Minnesota in the USA has a new main sponsor on the tractor for the 2020 season. After many years with the seed producer ‘’LG Seeds’’ as the main sponsor on the machine, the sponsor contract ran out and was not renewed at the end of the 2019 season. But a new main sponsor on the 4 Sassy Racing V 8 Hemi powered tractor was quickly found for the 2020 season. The Team around Bret Berg signed a multi-year contract with the company called ‘’Renk Seed’’ from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin in the USA. The Money Maker tractor received a new look and vinyl graphics on the fenders and the side shields. The tractor ran for the first time with his new look at the NFMS Pull in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a positive event for them with the new main sponsor on the tractor, they achieved a nice 3rd place finish at the finals in the Freedom Hall on Saturday night.
About Renk Seed:
Renk Seed is a family-owned and operated company that prides itself on being progressive and responsive to its customers’ needs. This philosophy has kept us growing for over 70 years.
Renk Seed traces its roots back to 1846.
This was when Joseph and Katherina Renk came to Wisconsin to farm after leaving Germany. Over the years the farm slowly grew and in 1936 the farm, under the ownership of William, Joseph’s grandson, and William’s two sons, Walter and Wilbur, was incorporated as William F. Renk and Sons.
This was the first family farm to incorporate in the U.S. Another son, Robert, joined the company later. It was around this time in the early 1930s that universities were starting to push the benefits of hybrid corn. Renk Seed was in the forefront, growing and selling hybrid seed corn, the cornerstone of its business today.
Renk’s sheep business garnered a lot of headlines through its history with its production of several grand champions of Shropshire, Suffolk and Hampshire breeding. When the herd was dispersed in 1952 all breeds were sold at the highest average price obtained up to that time anywhere in the world.
In 1968 Richard, Steve and John took ownership of the company from Walter, Wilbur and Robert. By then the company was heavy into raising cattle in addition to its sales of hybrid corn seed and oats.
The seventies saw Renk Seed expand both domestically and abroad, adding Canada and Europe to where it did business. Renk started selling alfalfa seed at this time.
In 1990 Renk decided to quit raising beef and at the same time added soybean seed to their product lineup. It was then that the old processing tower (built in 1946) was torn down and a new tower was erected.
In 2000 the current generation of Renks: Jeff, Alex and Brett, took over ownership of the company.
In 2013 Renk had a major expansion with a new soybean processing tower, bulk storage and additional warehouse space.
Renk Seed has at one time or another raised sheep, hogs, dairy and beef in addition to selling corn,
soybeans, wheat, oats, alfalfa and grasses. Renk Seed still farms to this day, producing the vast majority of what it sells. The Renk Family, along with the Renk Seed Company, has always been very innovative and forward thinking. The Renk farm had the first silo erected in the county in 1898, had one of the first tile drainage systems installed in Wisconsin in 1916 and had the first dairy herd to go on DHIA in Wisconsin. William Renk helped set up the Production Credit Association in Wisconsin and Michigan. Wilbur Renk was one of the founding members of the World Dairy Expo. Walter and Richard Renk were instrumental at getting the UW-Madison Veterinary School started and set up an agriculture business degree at the UW. Renk Seed did groundbreaking work on narrow row corn back in the late sixties. The Renk farm was one of the first to adopt no-till in its area.
Today Renk Seed continues its forward thinking with new innovations such as one of the first seed companies to offer Farm Plan, the first to use a robotic palletizer and now the first seed company to offer radar-in-motion and commodity markets on its website. Renk means Results!
The 3 time NTPA Grand National Champion and 5 time Enderle Pull Off winner Bret Berg will compete again with his ''Renk Seed Money Maker'' in the NTPA Grand National Championship (Modified and Unlimiteds) and in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour this year.

For further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Moneymaker-Tractor-138408186215836/

or check here: https://www.moneymakertractor.com/

more about the company Renk Seed, check here: http://renkseed.com/

Monday, April 13, 2020

Euro Pulling Show

The Euro Pulling Show with Tom Beattie, today at 8pm CET. on Facebook.
Today's show will be modified themed with some behind the scenes footage and pics from teams all over Europe. Tune in tomorrow 7pm UK = 8pm CET.. Don't forget to get your questions in.

check here: https://www.facebook.com/Europullingshow/

2020 ETPC Euro Cup & Euro Challenge are cancelled!

Last Friday afternoon, the ETPC president Andy Miller has announced in a video message on the ETPC Facebook page that the Euro Cup and Euro Challenge series are cancelled for 2020.

here is the statement from the website of the ETPC:

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel both the Eurocup and Eurochallenge series for 2020.
50% of the events have already been cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions leaving very few rounds for each class.
This situation will unfortunately not improve for many more weeks across Europe which we feel will not allow a fair and credible
competition where all countries and teams are to be able to compete in this year.
We will return in 2021 with these competitions and hope that you all stay safe and well until then.

for further information, check here: https://tractorpulling.com/

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

 

NTPA Grand National Unl Modified Pulling At The Buck

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Lochem 2020 cancelled!

Also, the 2 days Dutch Championship round in Lochem, the Netherlands which was usually planned for the 31st of July and the 1st of August is canceled due to the COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands.

here is the official statement of the STPL:
 
We are very sorry to have to tell you this, it may not come as a surprise, but Tractorpulling Lochem 2020 can unfortunately not continue because of the Corona virus. The development of the virus is uncertain, it is not known when it is responsible to meet with large groups of people again and it is, therefore, unclear whether the event can take place at the end of July.
The economic consequences of the crisis are also noticeable among sponsors. Marketing budgets are in some cases provisionally frozen or adjusted downwards. We fully understand that. But without this support (and of the many volunteers) an event like Tractorpulling Lochem is not financially feasible.
In order to organize a competition, we must enter into financial obligations in the short term. The situation now means that we do not think it is responsible to take this risk.
We made this decision early on. But the continuity of the event and above all the health of everyone is, for now, the most important thing. It is a great pity for the fans, volunteers, everyone involved and for us as a board, but it is no different! We hope to welcome you again on August 6th and 7th, 2021.

On behalf of all of us, the very best!

Board STPL


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

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

Bakel 2020 cancelled!

The tractor pulling event in Bakel, the Netherlands which was planned for the 29th and 30th August 2020 was canceled due to uncertainty whether larger meetings and events can be held in August without health risks.

 The official statement from the organization:

Bakel, April 2020
The board of Tractorpulling Bakel has decided not to proceed with the preparations for the 2020 edition competition and to cancel the event that was scheduled for Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.
This is a well-considered choice. At the moment there is too much uncertainty whether larger meetings and events can be held in August without health risks. The last thing we want is to endanger our volunteers, participants, and visitors. Preventing health risks is our top priority.
To organize a great event, there should now be plenty of meetings and we should start approaching sponsors. Where the urgent motto is to stay at home, the board, therefore, does not now come together to organize an event. At the same time, in these uncertain and confusing times, where all attention must be paid to the many sick and deceased due to the coronavirus and those facing this crisis, it is morally irresponsible to knock on the door of companies for a sponsor contribution. Entrepreneurs currently have other things on their minds.

See you at Tractor Pulling Bakel 2021. Follow the developments on our website and facebook page.

Board Tractor Pulling Bakel.

STAY HEALTHY!!!!


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

or check here: https://www.facebook.com/tractorpullingbakel.nl/

Friday, April 10, 2020

Q & A with Peter Mann

Peter Mann, 49 years old from Bendigo, Victoria in Australia. Peter is the owner and driver of the blown Chevy V8 powered multi modified tractor called ''Coyote''. He purchased his current modified tractor in Canada 2018 and competing since that in the Australian Championship with his new ride.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Peter Mann: I am currently a Property Developer/Renovator.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Peter Mann: I enjoy fishing in my free time, but mostly just traveling.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Peter Mann: Everything about the sport. I have met many great life long friends through the sport, both locally here in Australia and internationally. 

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Peter Mann: The first tractor pulling event I attended was Quambatook (Australian Tractor Pull Championships) in 1977. Not that I remember much of it as I was only very young. 

pullingworld.com: What is your favorite Event / Pulling track?
Peter Mann: I don't have a favourite event, I just love being able to attend and put on a show at all tractor pulling events. I really love the Quambatook track, a local on the committee has been building a great horsepower track there for many years. 

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Peter Mann: My first ever drive competitively on the track was at Quambatook in 1987 driving a Steiger 1360 in the farm 4wd class. My first modified drive was in 1987 driving my families tractor called "Superman".

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Peter Mann: I view success in two ways, firstly winning multiple Australian Championships and secondly encouraging and helping others into the sport. There's nothing better than chatting to young fans that look up to the sport and may just compete in it one day in the future.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Peter Mann: I like watching all classes of tractor and truck pulling but I prefer the alcohol engines, there's nothing better than the rumble and smell of a blown engine burning alcohol. 

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Peter Mann: My biggest disappointment was not being able to spent more time actually competing with my tractor "Coyote" in Canada. 


pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Peter Mann: Tractor pulling in Australia needs to be affordable for everyone, both pullers and crowds. A need to educate the general public about the sport so the general perception is just not of some old vintage farm tractor pulling something. 

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Peter Mann: Just to keep trying to put on a show and entertain the crowd. 

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Peter Mann: The day I had a fan wanting a selfie with me in front of my tractor. He was in a wheelchair and had a huge wealth of knowledge about the sport. 

pullingworld.com: What was your favorite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Peter Mann: Not much of a favourite but rebuilding an engine for a 2wd pulling truck I have, getting it ready for next season. 

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?  
Peter Mann: "Once you've tractor pulled, you will never forget it, it's something that will be in your blood forever''.

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