Charlestown, IN (November 19th, 2020) – The chase for the ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractor Championship found familiar faces at the top of the heap in 2020, with five sessions of action determining the title holder.
The season began for the class at the Rumble by the Refuge in Mound City, Missouri with a twin bill of hooks. Defending class champion Terry Blackbourn piloting the Team Chizek Armed and Dangerous-Excessive Force CaseIH opened the season with a win in the first session at Mound City and backed it up with a second-place finish in the second session. Blackbourn would go on to score a second and third at the 300 Raceway Farley Nationals in Farley, Iowa and entered the final hook of the year at the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals in Wheatland, Missouri with a lock on the title. In addition, Terry had the Considered Armed and Dangerous CaseIH in second place entering that final event in Wheatland and his son Josh placed the final Chizek machine (Armed and Dangerous – Deadly Force) in third.
In that final session of this exciting class there was considerable shakeup in the final running order. Terry’s pass on the Excessive Force was good enough for sixth place, padding the already insurmountable championship lead. Second place and beyond were still up for grabs and opportunity knocked for some competitors to shake up the order. Terry’s pass on the “Considered” machine was plagued with issues off the starting line, putting that machine well back in the pack while Josh’s run on the Deadly Force machine was a rollicking and wild ride that placed him further back as well. Brice Terry and the Too-Hystrung Allis took the event win and ended up third in points for the season. Elmer Haug and the Little Temptation Case got fourth in Wheatland and secured second-place points. The Considered Armed and Dangerous machine would finish fourth in points, and Bobby Jones on the Field Sobriety CaseIH finished fifth on the strength of a third-place finish at Wheatland.
This is the fifth ARP Lightweight Super Stock title for the Chizek team, and the fourth specifically for the Excessive Force tractor, with Brian Korth wheeling the CaseIH to the title in 2016 and 2017 and Terry piloting the machine to titles in 2019 and 2020.
Congratulations to Mike Chizek and Terry Blackbourn and the entire team on your 2020 ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractor Championship!
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