Friday, May 15, 2020

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!     

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