ppl recap 715 tsr

Brownstown, Indiana (July 13, 2015) - The Prairie Brand Western Series was able to hold a pair of events in Iowa this past week despite inclement weather conditions that led to the cancellation of pulls in Henry and Fairfield, Illinois as well as Columbus, Indiana.

Independence, IA
On Thursday, the Prairie Brand Western Series kicked off its week with the Buchanan County Fair Pull in Independence, Iowa. The one day event featured five exciting classes from the Western series including the Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Tractors, 95 Pro Farm Tractors and 2.6 Diesel Trucks. Super Modified 2WD Trucks

In a class that had just 4.02 feet separating the top three spots, RJ Simon in the Dirty Pearl Chevrolet came home with the top spot after posting a distance of 316.96 feet in one of the final pulls of the class. Terry Timmermann’s Hot N Tasty followed behind in second with a distance of 313.52, while Wayne Timmermann in Showtime was the only other driver to surpass 300 feet with a pull of 312.92. Simon’s second truck in the class, Simonzez, finished fourth (299.76) overall with Bob Martin in USMC placing in fifth (296.06). Light Weight Super Stock Tractors

With just five tractors in the class, Bryan and Elmer Haugh on the Big and Little Temptations pulled away from the rest of the Light Weight Super Stock Tractors to secure the top two spots on the Buchanan County clay. Thomas Peiffer on the Last One led off the class with a pull of 234.10 followed by Little Temptation, which went 338.18 feet to claim the lead. After Kenneth Witt on Mr. Yuk posted a distance of 303.42 feet, Marcus Wettleson nearly took the lead in the Gun Powder N Lead machine, but fell just short with a distance of 328.62. In the last pull of the class, Bryan Haug recorded the longest pull of any class at the event at 358.40 feet to secure the victory. Limited Pro Stock Tractors

In the largest class pulling at Buchanan County, just four tractors surpassed the 310-foot barrier with Scott Olson’s Tuff Sledin leading the pack to capture its first win of the season. Heading into the final pull of the day, Kyle Pedley on Yes Deere held the lead with a distance of 321.92 feet, but Olson overcame that mark by more than 16 feet to capture the top spot. Jeremy Ploetz on Grain Handler placed third overall with a pull of 318.44, while Bill Figanbaum on Instigator and Dustin Ruth on 2 Ruthless rounded out the top five with respective distances of 315.74 and 307.80. 2.6 Diesel Trucks

The 2.6 Diesel Trucks was, arguably, the most exciting class at the event, as eight of the nine drivers in the class recorded pulls of at least 318.48 feet. Leading the way was Jamie Larse and his Blue Smoothie Express Dodge, posting a distance of 353.28 feet in the fourth to last pull of the day to take home the team’s first win in the Prairie Brand Western Series this year. Jim Greenway’s MBRP/Baillie Diesel followed in second with a pull of 345.15 feet, while Jason Hill in the Hill Brothers Dodge placed third after going 337.28 feet. Josh O’Conner’s Smokin Diesel Perf captured its second straight fourth-place finish with a distance of 332.02 feet followed by Jesse Knight’s Hillbilly Bone, who finished just 2.20 feet behind O’Conner in fifth.

95 Pro Farm Tractors
Tim Wiederholt on the 4255 JD machine led off the Buchanan County Tractor Pull with a distance of 312.32 feet en route to netting his firth win of the year. Monte Tallcott’s Barnyard Binder placed second in the class with a distance of 307.18 feet, while Bill Petrie on Hobby Horse and Charlie Henson on State Line Hooker trailed in third and fourth place. Kent England on All Jacked Up beat out Robert Hill’s Toonerville Express by 1.42 feet to secure a top-five finish.

Jefferson, IA
The Prairie Brand Western Series completed its pulling for the week this past Saturday with the 2015 Greene County Fairgrounds Pull in Jefferson, Iowa. The one-track competition was the lone Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League sanctioned event of the day, as both of the Champions Tour events were cancelled. This competition featured four fantastic divisions of pullers including the 9000 Limited Pro Stock Tractors, 85 Limited Pro Stock Tractors, 95 Pro Farm Tractors and 4x4 Pro Stock Trucks.

9000 Limited Pro Stock Tractors
In its first hook of the season, the 9000 Limited Pro Stock Tractors class didn’t disappoint, as seven of the nine drivers exceeded 300 or more feet with their pulls. Leading the way was Kevin Vierkandt on Absolutely Nuts, who went 329.28 feet to capture the win. Rod Shields on the Shagnasty machine finished runner up with a distance of 321.54 feet, while Kalen Siddens’ In A Hurry to get Things Done trailed behind by 0.52 feet. Rounding out the top five was Brian Teel on Teel’s Trouble Maker and Scott Weiderholdt on Smokin Wied with respective pulls of 319.98 and 317.12

85 Limited Pro Stock Tractors
Adrian Cox on the Hickory Hooker International secured the team’s first win of 2015 by beating out Alan Tolsen’s Chiefs Hooker by more than eight feet with a pull of 322.76 in the 85 Limited Pro Stock Tractors class. Elmer Van Doslaar on MX came home in third after going 313.06 feet, while the Teel’s Trouble Maker machine and Josh Hannah’s Cawood’s Comet followed with respective finishes of fourth and fifth.

95 Pro Farm Tractors
Tim Wiederholt completed the weekend sweep in the Prairie Brand Western Series by going 333.16 feet in his 4255 JD to capture his second win of the weekend. Charlie Henson on State Line Hooker was the only other 95 Pro Farm Tractor to surpass 325 feet with a pull of 326.16 to notch a second place finish, while Kent England on All Jacked Up placed third after pulling 317.34 feet. After narrowly missing out on a top-five finish at Independence, Robert Hill and Toonerville Express placed fourth overall (316.16) in Jefferson, followed by Bill Petrie’s Hobby Horse in fifth (311.52).

4x4 Pro Stock Trucks
The 4x4 Pro Stock Trucks class was by far the most competitive division of pulling this weekend, as just 4.86 feet separated the top four finishers. Larry Cadwallader in his Junkyard Dog Chevy took home all 50 points after turning in an impressive run of 340.26 feet to secure the win. Keith Hammon Jr. in Bi Polar trailed just behind in second with a pull of 337.24 feet, while Phillip Kreisler in the Show Me Chevy narrowly missed out on a runner-up finish, trailing Kreisler by 0.86 feet. Coming home in fourth was Lucas Zeller in the Whos Cheating Who with a pull of 335.40 followed by Larry Hollis in Footloose Too, who was the lone non-Chevy to place inside the top five.

The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling returns to action this week, as the Champions tour heads off to Freeport, Illinois for the 2015 Midwest Nationals at the Stephenson County Fair on July 16-17. For more information on this event, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwest-Summer-Nationals-Tractor-Truck-and-Mini-Rod-Pull/300504084347. The Prairie Brand Western Series is also back in action with the 2015 Great Plains Showdown on July 19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings, Nebraska. For more information on this event, visit propulling.com.

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