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Brownstown, Indiana (August 17, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League on Saturday evening wrapped up a pair of spectacular shows at the Hillsboro Charity Pull in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. Eight classes from the Champions Tour and the TS Performance Silver Series dazzled the fans for the two sessions of hot action.

The ARP Light Super Stock class had points leader Brian Korth covering all the bases with the pair of Mike Chizek machines he pilots. The “Armed and Dangerous-Excessive Force Machine” won handily in the Friday evening session with the “Considered Armed and Dangerous” in second place. The Saturday session was a repeat for the Korth/Chizek juggernaut but with a mere 8 hundredths of a foot separating the two machines.

AirDog 3.0 Diesel Trucks from the TS Performance Silver Series were also on hand averaging 20 entries per session for the class. The winners from both sessions hailed from Pennsylvania, as Andrew Grove and the “Bad Timing” Dodge captured victory and Andrew Kinsley’s “Ranch Hand” Dodge soared to a Saturday evening session win.

The Mini-Rod class fielded an impressive group of entries that wowed the fans from beginning to end. Berrie Boer’s “Bobcat Jr.” notched another Hillsboro win backing up a victory in 2014 in Friday’s competition. Saturday’s session had a three-shootout for the win, with Richard Peters (“Buckeye Special”), Tyler Slaugh (“Expect No Mercy”), and Drake Griffith (“Overdraft”) putting it all on the line for the win. Slaugh took the win with a 343 foot blast that eclipsed his initial run by 11 feet.

Wisconsin is regarded as the home to top-flight Super Farm competitors both on the member-state and National level. Twenty-one tractors from the Champions Tour and the Badger State Tractor Pullers answered the call to competition. Friday night’s competition was covered by defending points champ Michael Snepp and the “Perfect Storm” Deere; Saturday’s action however had additional drama to determine a victor. A four-way pulloff pitting Clay Darnell (“Maximum Overdrive” IH), Snepp, and the Viney duo of Jason (“All Cranked Up” IH) and Dan (“Crank It Up” IH) was necessary to declare the victor. While Dan Viney was unable to answer the pulloff call, Jason took the win, keeping the first place money at home in Wisconsin. Darnell finished second and Snepp helped his points run with a third.

iON Unlimited Super Stock Tractors were on hand for 2015 and an impressive group of iron made their way to Hillsboro. The “Fast Lane” CaseIH of Jeff Hirt entered the event with a 32 point lead over the “Lessons Learned” Case IH of the Gettinger family. Hirt had engine and chassis troubles on Friday night, opening the door for the Gettingers and others to surge forward in the class. Neil Gettinger had issues on Friday evening as well settling just two spots ahead of the “Fast Lane” in last place with Ron Barga and the “Dad’s Toy” Case-IH gaining ground in the class. Terry Blackbourn and the Chizek-owned “Extremely Armed and Dangerous” CaseIH was the Friday night winner with a massive 346 foot run for the win. Saturday’s session had the common thread of a pull-off battle to take the win, with Blackbourn, Hirt, and Gettinger all punching their cards for a pull-off run. Gettinger laid down a near-360 foot pass in the intial run, but breakage kept him from coming back in the pulloff. Hirt and his crew thrashed through the night and well into the day on Saturday to get the “Fast Lane” back on track and it paid off. Hirt had his own troubles as well in the pulloff, netting a 58 foot run to secure second place. Blackbourn picked up his second win of the weekend with another big run and netting four wins for Team Chizek.

MAC Trailer Hot Rod Semis came into Hillsboro for the second year in the row and Mike Laribee and the “Shameless” Chevy taking a pair of wins for the weekend. While perennial class contenders like Joe Hoffa (“Class Act” Pete) and the Lindseys (“Built for Business” and “Red Hot and Rollin”) were out from breakage, a number of regional trucks stepped up and made for highly competitive weekend of pulling.

The resident class that you see, hear and feel, the E3 Sparkplugs Super Modified class, brought noise and fury to the delight of fans. Joe Eder’s GEICO-sponsored “75th Edition” bested the efforts of 10 other contenders for a win in the Friday session. Pulloff was the key word for Saturday, and for the Mods they were no exception. With a 320-foot full pull mark established, Steve Bunnage’s E3 “Takes A Licken,” Wayne Sullivan’s Tonka “Kentuckian,” and Michael Stewart’s Protect the Harvest “Down and Dirty” roared into the pulloff. Stewart took the win on another 320-plus foot pass and Sullivan captured the second place spot. Stewart and Sullivan have emerged as favorites for points champion in 2015 with their finishes at Hillsboro, turning up the heat in an ultra-competitive class.

To the delight of smoke lovers the Protect the Harvest Pro Stocks were again a cornerstone class at the Hillsboro Charity Pull. Twenty-two machines were on hand for both sessions, and the competitiveness of the class this season proves that victory is anyone’s to have on any given evening. Capturing his second win of the season was 2014 Points Champ Brad Moss and the Deere TS “Young Buck,” and getting their first Champions Tour win ever on Saturday evening was the “Red Edge Pro” IH of Cody Shay.

Promoter Don Slama again raised the bar for the Hillsboro event with a whole new level of quality of facilities and competition for fans to enjoy. Most importantly the proceeds from the event go to serve the underserved and at-risk members of the Hillsboro community. The 2016 Edition of the event is already shaping up to raise the bar again, so make plans to attend.

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Saturday, September 21
12:30 PM
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Sunday, September 22
4:00 PM
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Sunday, September 22
6:30 PM
- Hillsboro, WI
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