The Farm Progress Show is taking the 59th annual event to new heights this year as it offers evening entertainment to visitors for the first time in the history of the event.  By partnering with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, they will be able to offer two nights of high horsepower pulling action that will offer variety in three different tractors classes for the Great Lakes Hybrids Farm Progress Pull.

"When it comes to quality iron for a major event, Pro Pulling League is the best in the business and making two nights of action is a complete mid-summer bonus.” Added Justin Wierman spokeperson for Whatssmokin Productions.

Limited Pro Stock Tractors will be battling it out for a championship in their final two hooks on the Midwest Region Circuit.  While they may be stock appearing, these tractors are highly modified sporting a 4 inch turbo and can produce upwards of 2,000 horsepower.  Expect early favorites such as Gerald Gerlach  in G-Force and Shaun Weiderholt in Smokin’ Weid to battle it out on the track to try take home the title.

These tractors will warm up the crowd and the track for the Premier Crop Insurance 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.  With unlimited specifications on their turbo, some tractors in the class are running turbos in excess of 5 inches in diameter.  But that’s just the beginning of their modifications, the blocks have been bored out to 680 cubic inches and intercoolers and water injection have been added to increase horsepower and performance.  With wheel speeds up to 45 MPH and smoke spilling out of the chrome stack, fans will be astounded with this classic battle of International versus John Deere.  Plus, former 3 time champion Steve Boyd has thrown his hat back in the ring this year after a hiatus and will be trying to chase down another title in “Lucas Oil Green Streak.”  But he will have to battle defending champion Stuart Maize’s “Billet Binder” over the course of the season whose red power blew away the competition during the 2011 season.

While the Limited Pros and Pro Stocks will be blowing diesel smoke into the Iowa sky, the Light Super Stock Tractors will burn up methanol and produce a totally different look, smell and sound on the track.  The sheet metal on these tractors will be a bit more streamlined and aerodynamic and the bumble bee rumble is unmistakable.  This class also provides the most variety in terms of manufacturers represented in the class with John Deere, Ford, New Holland, Allis Chalmers, International and even Case having excellent representation.  Fans should expect Todd Maedge’s International powered “Monkey Mayhem” to show up strong in the final runs of the season as he pushes for back to back titles.  But the New Holland “Blue Blazes” driven by Mike Wilhite will be tuned on the edge of detonation as they try to pick up a piece of the title that they missed out on last season.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of our premier tractor classes to the agricultural world.”, stated John Mears, Director, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.

Since its inception in 2005, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League has taken the sport of truck and tractor pulling to new heights.  The organization has 10 different member state organizations with over 1,000 competing members and holds over 250 events annually nationwide.  Premier Champions Tour events, similar to the show coming to Boone, can be seen on CBS, NBC Sports and MAVTV.
For more information regarding the event, go to propulling.com or farmprogress.com

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