The Shelby County Fairgrounds will play host to the culminating event on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League's Midwest Region circuit this weekend. A taste of smoke and alcohol will fill the air as champions will be crowned in three divisions, the Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Trucks, Super Farm Tractors and Air Dog 2.6 Diesel Trucks.


Five competitors, all from the state of Illinois will battle it out in the Super Modified Two Wheel Drive division with only 16 points separating the leaders. The Ford bodied "Midnight Madness" of Jordan Nelson has the lead going into the event but he will have to hold off, Jeremy Nelson, the 2011 national champion. Jeremy will have his beautiful '41 panel van, the "Speedco Midnight Gambler," ready for action and so will current champion John Mumma in the immaculate SSR bodied "After Midnight." Jordan will also have to be on the watch for the stark white Chevy bodied "Midnight Revenger" driven by Jared Nelson as well as Mark Austin's striking "Gambler After Dark" sporting a Dodge body. With all manufacturers represented the fans are sure to find a favorite in the group.

The stock appearing Super Farms will be on hand for all the tractor enthusiasts. Creating around 1500 horsepower, these beauties are sure to please with their turbo charged power and sleek paint jobs. All eyes should be on Clay Darnell in "Maximum Overdrive" as he tries to make it a clean sweep on the season by clinching the regional championship after tying up the national title just a few weeks ago. But the International will have to hold off a Deere to get it done as Blaine Fraker has "The Agitator" tuned up and ready for action.


And of course a regional pull would not be complete without a few diesel trucks. The Air Dog 2.6 Diesel Trucks will be out in full force for their last event of the season. In the five prior events, there have been as many as 24 trucks in the field proving that the, Missouri based, Trailer Trendz machine driven by Richard Lowry doesn't have it all wrapped up. Here's one thing for sure though, the drivers in this category leave it all on the track and you can probably see some drive shafts left out there as well from the wicked hot tune ups that will be on display.

Be sure to hit up the Shelby County Fairgrounds for this final PPL Midwest Regional event where you will see competitors leaving it all on the track before these vehicles head to the shop for a long lonely winter without action. That being said, it's sure to be some of the hottest action around!





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