Sunday, May 31, 2020

More updates on 2020 PPL events

From the Facebook page of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League:
‼️More updates on events‼️

Rescheduled:
- Watson Diesel MI Nationals in Marshall, MI rescheduled for July 31 and August 1.

--Cancelled--
- July 11 - Greene County Fairgrounds - Jefferson, IA
- July 17 - Lincoln County Fair Summer Showdown - Troy, MO
- July 24 - Vanderburgh County Fair Pull - Evansville, IN
- July 30 - Elkhart County Fair Pull - Goshen, IN
- July 31 - Rossville Truck & Tractor Pull - Rossville, IL
- Aug 8 - Dubois County Fair Pull - Jasper, IN

For further information, check here: https://propulling.com/

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

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pulling special with Ulf Schnackenberg and Daniel Hinrichs

You have no idea what to do this weekend? 🤷‍♂️How about party and tractor pulling ?! 🤔🤩

Tomorrow Saturday from 9pm live at Studio 1 from Bockhorn ... "The Voice of Race" - Ulf Schnackenberg & Partyman DJ Dan with a pulling special !!! 🤩

Everything about tractor pulling in Germany, with pictures and videos !!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Until then ... nonstop party around the clock !!! 🤪

Videostream ... https://www.twitch.tv/alpharadio

Audiostream ... http://www.alpha-radio.de

2020 NTPA Cancellations/Postponements

From NTPA: A significant number of the NTPA’s promotional partners (see below) have elected to cancel or postpone the 2020 editions of their events with hopes of regrouping for 2021.
The NTPA fully understands and respects the heart-rending decisions they have made, and we will eagerly welcome them back to the Championship Pulling tour next year.
These cancellations aside, it remains the NTPA’s intention to proceed with 2020 Grand and Regional National circuits that include as many events as can be safely held and to crown each division’s champion.

Updated 2020 NTPA National Schedule

COVID-19-Related Cancellations to Date

    -March 20-21: Wakarusa Ag/Deutz-Fahr Spring Nationals / Shipshewana, IN
    -May 23: Dragway 42 NTPA Spring Nationals / West Salem, OH (Spring)  
    -June 19-20: NTPA Power Pull Nationals / Hutchinson, MN
    -June 19: Paulding County Fair Pull / Paulding, OH
    -June 20: Maumee Valley Pullers Summer Nationals / Wauseon, OH (MVP)
    -June 25-27: Budweiser Dairyland NTPA Super Nationals / Tomah, WI
    -June 29: Rush County Fair Pull / Rushville, IN
    -July 2: Marion County Fair Pull / Marion, OH
    -July 8-9: St. Joseph County Fair Pull / South Bend, IN
    -July 10-11: Arcola National Pull / Arcola, IN
    -July 10: Blake’s Prairie Shootout / Bloomington, WI
    -July 22: Great Jones County Fair Summer Slide / Monticello, IA
    -July 23-24: Coors Light Shootout / Anoka, MN
    -July 24-25: Lions Super Pull of the South / Chapel Hill, TN
    -July 25: Throwdown at Hoedown / Houston, MN
    -July 25: Dunn County Fair Regional National Pull / Menomonie, WI
    -July 30: Butler County Fair Pull / Hamilton, OH
    -August 1-2: Northeast Nationals / Langford, NY
    -August 22: Pulling for Youth Hunger and Health / Colby, WI
    -August 29: Edon Days Festival Pull / Edon, OH

COVID-19-Related Postponements to Date

    -June 13: Showdown in Curdtown / Ellsworth, WI (new date TBD)

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

Team Oil Addicted del 12

Friday, May 29, 2020

Midnight Deere sold!

The alky burner super stock tractor called ''Midnight Deere'' of the Carle Motorsport Team'' from Neuenstein in South Germany was sold without the engine to a new owner near Bremen in North Germany during the winter/spring of 2020. The Team around Marcus and Benjamin Carle competed with the John Deere 4440 for around 2 1/2 years in the 3.5t / 7700lbs super stock class. The John Deere only had a 7.6l 6 cylinder engine with 2 Holset turbochargers and an Indy aluminum cylinder head and ran pretty well against the much bigger diesel-powered super stock and alky super stock tractors in that class.
In 2017 and 2018 they finished in runner up position in the German Championship point standings with the Midnight Deere.
After a broken crankshaft on the engine at the German Championship season finals in Sonsbeck 2018, the engine of the John Deere 4440 wasn't built up new and stood since that in the workshop of the team because Marcus and Benjamin had decided to spend the money into their new John Deere component super stock project for 2020.
But which plans the new owner of the tractor has in the future is currently not official or known.

For further information, check here: https://www.team-carle.de/

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









Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lebrun Pulling Team returns!

The Lebrun Pulling Team around the brothers Gonzague and Edouard Lebrun and their cousin Marc Lebrun from Airan in France will return to the pulling sport in 2021. After a 27 years absence, the both sons (Gonzague and Edouard) of the former super stock competitor Christian Lebrun have decided to build a completely new pulling tractor for the limited super stock class. The new limited super stock will have a tube chassis from Canada with a new Case IH Optum 300 CVX hood and a turbocharged 6 cylinder IH engine on alcohol fuel.
The French Team purchased the old tube chassis of the Canadian Case IH Steiger STX 500 super stock open and light super stock tractor called ''Crazy Canuck'' from Patrice Beaudry in Granby, Quebec, Canada.
The Lebrun Family competed in the 80s and early 90s with a diesel super stock tractor in the French Championship. During those last 3 years Gonzague and Edouard Lebrun helped Benoit Soenen from Bernay to rebuild his tractor called ''Diable Rouge'' from a pro stock into a limited super stock and learned there a lot about the alcohol technic on the engine. The maiden run of the new Case IH Optum machine is planned for 2021.

Further information about the new project will follow, check here at pullingworld.com!

For further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Lebrun-Tracteur-Pulling-Team-101665328149206/











Flashback Grand National Unlimited Modified At The Buck

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Changes and a new look for Aftermath

The New Century V8 powered tractor called ''Aftermath'' of the Aftermath Pulling Team from Preston in Great Britain received some changes during the last winter of 2019 / 2020. After 4 years competing successfully in Europe and a couple of British Championship titles in the 2.5t / 5500lbs light mod and 3.5t / 7700lbs mod division and a runner up place at the 2017 EC in Stroe, the Netherlands the team around Daniel Whittingham decided to give the tractor a technical update and a new look. Before the mod came to Europe the Aftermath mod was built by the former owner Jeff Gueningsman from Winsted, Minnesota in the USA in 2004. Jeff started first with 3 Chevy engines mainly on NTPA Regional pulls in the USA before he rebuilt the tractor to 4 and 5 Chevy's some years later.
Jeff competed with 4 engines in the 7500lbs mod and with 5 in the 8000lbs unlimited division on the NTPA circuits until 2011. In late July of 2011, Jeff passed away after a long time battle with lung cancer. After his death, the tractor stood in his workshop for around 4 years. During the winter of 2015, Daniel Whittingham purchased the tractor with all 5 engines from the Gueningsman family and the machine got a second life in Great Britain. In those 4 years in Europe, not very much was changed on the mod, only the Chevy engines were replaced by much more powerful New Century V8 power plants during the winter of 2016 / 2017. The British team purchased those 4 New Century engines from Brian Shramek from Williamsburg, Missouri in the USA.
The power plants worked on Brian Shramek's unlimited mod called ''Young Blood Unleashed'' in the past.
After the 2019 season and 15 years with the same paint job and look, the guys decided to give the tractor a facelift and a new look.
The chassis was completely new repainted in grey and the old fenders were replaced by new ones off carbon fiber. The new carbon fiber fenders were built by the Rocket Science Pulling Team from Weert in the Netherlands and are much lighter compared to the old ones. The brand new vinyl graphics on the fenders and the new paint job of the chassis were done by local companies close to them. But the machine not only received a new paint job and new fenders with new vinyl graphics.
All 4 New Century V8 engines and the blowers were also completely overhauled during the last winter. The 8-71 PSI blowers went to the PSI company in the US and were fully reconditioned by them for the new season.
Last but not least the old Firestone Puller 2000HP tires were replaced by a set of almost new cut Mitas Powerpull 30.5x32 tires on polished Midwest aluminum rims. Daniel and his team purchased the Mitas tires from the Young Blood Pulling Team from Williamsburg, Missouri in the USA. The tires ran before on one of the two Agco DT Diesel Super Stock tractors of the Young Blood Pulling Team in the past. The Powerpull tires were cut by Chad Mayhill of CM Pulling Tires from Reynolds, Indiana in the USA.
The team made its maiden voyage after all those changes at the Indoor Pull in Zwolle, the Netherlands last February. Everything worked well especially the new Mitas tires gave the tractor another boost on the track. The British team was very pleased about those new tires on the tractor.
The results said everything, in the end, a 6th place in the 8860lbs / 4t unlimited class and a very good 2nd place in the 7700lbs / 3.5t mod class, just around 2m behind the multiple European Champion Intertechno Lambada with his 3 Hemis from the Netherlands.  

For further information, check here: https://www.facebook.com/AftermathTractorPulling/

More PPL pulls cancelled and postponed in 2020

During the last weeks, more Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League pulls in the US were cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 in 2020.
Check the 2020 schedule of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League on their website.

Check here: https://propulling.com/

ITPA News

Due to the COVID-19, the first ITPA (Illinois Tractor Pulling Association) pulls are cancelled for 2020. 

Wyoming, Illinois pull is cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s ITPA Wyoming Tractor Pull event scheduled for July 4, 2020 in Wyoming, Illinois has been cancelled.

Penfield, Illinois pull is cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, the I & I Antique Tractor Show in Penfield, Illinois has been cancelled for 2020.  This year’s ITPA pull was scheduled for July 10, 2020.

New Berlin, Illinois pull is cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, the Sangamon County Fair in New Berlin, Illinois has been cancelled for 2020.  This year’s ITPA pull was scheduled for June 20, 2020.

Holzhauer’s event is postponed.Due to COVID-19, the ITPA event known as the Holzhauer’s/Lutz Agency Southern Illinois Showdown in Nashville, Illinois scheduled for June 27, 2020 has been postponed.

Cerro Gordo, Illinois pull is cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, the Piatt County Jr. Fair in Cerro Gordo, Illinois has been cancelled for 2020.  This year’s ITPA pull was scheduled for June 19, 2020.

Carlinville, Illinois pull is cancelled.Due to COVID-19, the Macoupin County Fair in Carlinville, Illinois has been cancelled for 2020.  This year’s ITPA pull was scheduled for June 12, 2020.

Decatur, Illinois pull is cancelled.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s Macon County Fair (June 9-14) has been cancelled.  After much discussion, the fair board voted to cancel it, says Fair Board President Gordon Moore.

For further information, check here: http://itpapulling.com/

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

2020 Ohio State Benefit Pull cancelled!

The Ohio State Benefit Pull in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the USA which was usually planned for the 5th and 6th of June 2020 is cancelled due to the lack of clarity and communication from the State. Due to the current health situation, the organizers of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour opener received no permits to operate the event.

Here is the official statement of the organizers:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Ohio State Benefit Pull scheduled for June 5 & 6, 2020.  We held a meeting on May 6 to discuss our next move(s). Due to food supply shortage we would not be able to purchase enough food for our event.
And it does not make sense to pull food from the shelves that our fans and supporters need to feed their families.  Due to the lack of clarity and communication from the State we have not received permits needed to operate our event. We do appreciate all the fans, sponsors, and competitors that showed us their support the past month. We will hold the Benefit Raffle on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8 p.m. during the Fort Recovery Grand Nationals tractor pull. Go to OhioStatePull.com/tickets/  to purchase Raffle Tickets and see prizes. We wish everyone a safe summer and hope next year we can enjoy this motorsport we all love, June 4 & 5, 2021.

BENEFIT RAFFLE PRIZES:

1. 7 Days/6 Nights  ‘The Luke House’ Destin, FL vacation home donated by AP1 Rentals.  *Select Dates*
2. Blackstone Griddle Cooking Station with Accessories donated by Anonymous
3. John Deere 12V Kids Gator donated by Kenn Feld Group Coldwater
4. Four Ski Rental & Lift Tickets to Perfect North Slopes donated by Feiss Family and PNS
5. One Hog Butchered & Processed donated by Billenstein Farm & Butcher Block
6. Redmax Weedeater donated by Tiger Outdoor Equipment
7. New Holland Pedal Tractor w/ Wagon donated by North Star Hardware
8. Two Handmade Porch Rocking Chairs donated by Luke Lefeld
9. One – 15 gallon Tree, 8-10ft tall donated by Nature’s Green Nursery
10. Cleveland Browns Corn Hole Boards donated by Waymire Utility Barns
11. Four Snow Tubing Tickets to Perfect North Slopes donated by Feiss Family and PNS
12. Two Cases of Meat (Turkey & Chicken) donated by Cooper Farms

2019 Rain Out but with help from our tremendous sponsors and Raffle we were able to donate $23,000 this past year to JDRF Southwest Ohio. That puts the total donations over $100,000 in 12 years! A Huge Thank You to all our sponsors and fans that have helped us reach this milestone.

We will see you June 4 – 5, 2021

For further information, check here: https://ohiostatepull.com/

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Simply Green sold!

The 4.5t / 9920lbs farm stock / super sport tractor called ''Simply Green'' of the Simply Green Pulling Team from Moolenaarsgraaf in the Netherlands has a new home in the northern part of Europe now. The John Deere 4020 was sold included with the 8.9l turbocharged John Deere engine to Finland.
The Dutch team competed with the machine very successful on the Dutch and European pulling tracks in the 4.5t / 9920lbs super sport division from 2009 until the end of 2019. The Simply Green Team around Laurens den Boer and Marien den Besten won in those 10 years incredible 9 Dutch Championship titles in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
But the biggest success for them was definitely the European Championship title in 2015 and another 3rd place at the EC in Brande, Denmark last year. During the 2019 season, they decided after 10 successful years to sell the tractor at the end of the 2019 season, because the team had plans to built a new machine for the 2020 season. The Simply Green Pulling Team currently building again on a new John Deere tractor for the 4.5t / 9920lbs farm stock / super sport class on component basis.
The new owner of the old tractor from Finland is currently not known, but it's sure the super sport John Deere will definitely enrich the class in Finland!

For further information, check here: http://www.team-simplygreen.nl/

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

Tractor Pulling Hassmoor (D) 1998 by Jens Nieting

Lions Super Pull of the South cancelled!

From NTPA: The Chapel Hill Lions Club has announced the cancellation of the Lions Super Pull of the South for 2020. The decision comes in response to the ongoing health and economic crises that have wracked the United States since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late winter.
 The NTPA Super National event, originally planned for Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, will not be rescheduled in 2020. Per the Lions' and the Association's multiyear sanctioning agreement, dates for the 2021 edition are Friday and Saturday, July 23-24.

Chris Gilbert, the event's longtime chairman and announcer, reports that it's the first total cancellation in the Super Pull's history, which dates to 1976. "We've lost a session to rain here and there over the years," Gilbert noted, "but nothing like this has ever hit us before.

“Nothing has hit anyone like this before."

"We know how heartbreaking this news is for our great pulling fans in Tennessee and beyond," admitted Gregg Randall, NTPA General Manager. "We feel the disappointment in our own office and among the competitors. All of us look forward to the honor of presenting a pull for the Lions in front of their crowds."

Since its inception, the Lions Super Pull of the South has been conducted as a fundraiser for both community projects and wellness organizations. Proceeds from each year's pull benefit Middle Tennessee Eye Bank Services and the Monroe J. Carroll Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University.and help to fund many youth, senior citizen and community projects in Chapel Hill and surrounding Marshall County.

"At a certain point, the challenges involved in having a pull of both Chapel Hill's size and style become insurmountable in the current climate," Randall continued. "If you've been there, you know how extensively the event relies on the commitments of its local and regional sponsors and the dedicated volunteers that attend to every detail. Well, right now everyone in that sponsor book is hurting to one degree or another, and every one of those volunteers would be putting themselves at some risk, to say nothing of the competitors and spectators.

"Weighing their options, the Lions came to a tough realization that 2020 was unlikely to be the robust event they wanted," Randall surmised. "We understand their decision, and we can't wait to take part in the 2021 Super Pull."

Gilbert said that in the end, it came down to maintaining a standard. "For us, it's about giving all of our guests the entire Chapel Hill experience. Do we have the meals, the get-togethers? Do we have open pits, full stands? If we can't have that, we don't want to do it halfway.

"We'll regroup, and we'll see you all next year."

For further information, check here: http://www.lionssuperpull.com/

Friday, May 15, 2020

Dyno power

Q & A with Nick McCormick

Nick McCormick, 40 years old from Stewardson, Illinois in the USA. Nick is the driver and owner of the Case IH 7230 10000lbs component pro stock tractor called ''Nasty Stuff''. He also owns the company McCormick Diesel Service who he works on farm and pulling tractors.

pullingworld.com: What are you doing in your normal life?
Nick McCormick: I raise corn and soybeans, as well as work at McCormick Diesel. There I work on farm tractors, pulling tractors and sell shortline farm equipment.

pullingworld.com: What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Nick McCormick: I enjoy horseback riding, playing sports with kids, sporting clays, anything outside.

pullingworld.com: What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Nick McCormick: I enjoy the people the most, they are real reason I pull. Some of the best people I know are from tractor pulling

pullingworld.com: What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Nick McCormick: I don't know, being going since I was little.

pullingworld.com: What is your favorite Event / Pulling track?
Nick McCormick: Tomah, Bowling Green and NFMS.

pullingworld.com: When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Nick McCormick: Stewardson, IL when I was 13 or 14.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest success?
Nick McCormick: Making life long great friends through pulling.

pullingworld.com: Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Nick McCormick: Diesel Super Stock.

pullingworld.com: What was your biggest disappointment?
Nick McCormick: Cancellations in 2020.

pullingworld.com: Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Nick McCormick: We must find a way to get the purses up some, and keep the costs down. Costs are getting out of hand. 

pullingworld.com: What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Nick McCormick: Go pulling as soon as things open up.

pullingworld.com: What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Nick McCormick: When we went from hard dragging sleds to downhill speed sleds. Changed the dynamics forever.

pullingworld.com: What was your favorite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Nick McCormick: Building Victor Miller's tractor a few years ago.

pullingworld.com: Something you want to say?  
Nick McCormick: Thanks for everything you do for the sport!

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

Thursday, May 14, 2020

No Tractor Pulling in Switzerland until the end of August

The Swiss Tractor Pulling Association ''STPV'' has announced on their website that will be no Swiss Championship rounds until the end of August 2020. The Federal Council of Switzerland has informed the STPV and the organizers of the events that the ban on events for large events with over 1000 people will be extended until the end of August.
 
The official statement of the STPV:

At the end of April, the Federal Council informed that the ban on large-scale events for over 1000 people would be extended until the end of August. This means that numerous planned events are not possible. This also applies to the majority of pullings planned for 2020.

For further information, check here: http://www.tractorpulling.ch/de/

or, check here: https://www.facebook.com/Schweizer-Tractor-Pulling-Vereinigung-121620881190439/