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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Highly Anticipated Rumble by the Refuge Leads off 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Season

Highly Anticipated Rumble by the Refuge Leads off 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Season

Charlestown, IN (June 23, 2020) – 2020 has been the most challenging year for all motorsports than could have ever been imagined. Even with the obstacles created in the wake of COVID-19 the season for the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League begins this weekend, June 26th and 27th, at the Rumble by the Refuge in Mound City, Missouri.

The Rumble by the Refuge returns to the pulling schedule in 2020 after being cancelled in 2019 due to catastrophic flooding in Mound City and the surrounding area. “We are a go for this weekend and welcome fans and pullers back to the Old Rodeo Grounds for our event,” pull promoter and spokesperson Chris Waegle commented. “Like the rest of you we are excited to be pulling and look forward to seeing you on Friday and Saturday night.”

“We want to thank all of the pullers who reached out to us about competing in Mound City,” offered Kristi Asher, PPL Co-Director. “We have strong lineup of competitors in all three Champions Tour classes with the 2019 Champion Armed and Dangerous Excessive Force (Terry Blackbourn), Armed & Dangerous Deadly Force (Josh Blackbourn), Big Temptation (Dale & Bryan Haug), Blue Blazes (Mike Wilhite), Considered Armed and Dangerous (Mike Chizek), Detonator Black (Adam Spiegelberg), Detonator Red (Jordan Spiegelberg), Extremely Insane (Larry Phillips), Field Sobriety (Bobby Jones), Git R Done (Roy Metz), Insanity (Brandon Phillips), JD (Cody Haney), Little Temptation (Elmer & Rodney Haug), Monkey Mayhem Uncaged (Todd Maedge), Ranch & Farm (Scott Whitworth) Eatn' Dollars Alky Edition (David Esteb) Tennessee Tracks (Jacob Fuqua), Too Hy Strung (Brice & Tayton Terry) Whitetail Properties (Colton Whitworth), Alter Ego (Bryan Bowles), Holeshot (David Meints), Dominator Deere (Mike Novinger), Night Shift (Kurt & Jacob Kesler), Tunnel Vision (Perry Dreckshage), and Farmboy (Colton Whitworth) all scheduled to appear in ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractor competition. 

The thirty-two Optima Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Trucks set to appear include 2019 champ Big Ed Red (Brandt Sullivan), 2 Timin' (Chad Mayhill), Addiction (Michael White), Cornburner (Jason Sullivan). Dirty Pearl (RJ Simon), Full Throttle (Lisa Tatum), Hi Maintenance (Tony Fleming), In 2 Deep (Chaz Fleming), Midnight Chaos (Misty Nelson), Midnight Gambler (Jeremy Nelson), Midnight Revenger (Jared Nelson), P5 (Jessie Petro), Parts City Auto Parts (Tony Tatum), Rhino Ag After Midnight (Jeremy and Misty Nelson), Simon Sez Chevy (RJ Simon), Simon Sez Dodge (Roger Simon), Slow Ride (Brandon Simon), Southwind Dental Care (Tim Messer), Suffering Sanity (Bryan and Allison McDonald), Sweet Revenge (Bethany Nelson), Thin Blue Line (Brian Messer), Willy Makit (Bobbie Barbee), Straight Forward (Chad Musil), Sprock Farms (Paul Sprock), USMC (Bob Martin), Special Delivery (Randy Wendling), American Ethanol (Scott Jensen), Taking Up Space (Rodger Detherage), Screaming Eagle (Rodger Detherage), Bustin’ Out (Barry Bise and Bruce Bryson), Showtime (Wayne Timmerman), Dust Devil (Jared Steckler), and Hot & Nasty (Terry, Kurt, and Kyle Timmerman).

The newly-named MAC Trailer Pro Stock Tractors features 2019 Champion Billet Binder (jack and Stuart Maize), Barely Gettin Bye (Jack Wischmeier & Blake Bobb), Beyond Limits (Brandon & Dustin Hart), Category 5 (Peter Norton), El Nino (Rhett Parish), Green with Envy (Dennie & Sam Brown), Mac Daddy (Mike & Julia Conny), Mac Nasty (Mike & Julia Conny), Money on Black (Peter Norton), Nasty Stuff (Nick McCormick), Preparation H (Greg Harmon), Red Edge Pro (Cody Shay), Revvalation Pro (John Link), River Rat (Kevin Masterson & Darryl Folz), Rollin' Stone (Tim & Paul Stone & Bob Johannigman), The Edge of Sundown (Allen LeGrand), Tinker Toy (Don Masterson & Dennis Miller), Trailblazer (Travis Kuhns), Whiskey Wild (Steve Wischmeier & Corey Bobb), Work Horse Pro (Rob Russell), Xtra Butter (Russ Yoder), and Young Buck (Brad Moss). 

We also anticipate big numbers as well in the 95 Limited Pro Stock Tractor (Silver Series and Champion Seed Western Series), Limited Pro Stock Diesel Truck (Western Series), Pro Farm Tractor (Western Series) and Light Modified Tractor (Nebraska Bush Pullers) classes; it promises to be two huge nights of pulling."

"We are excited to get back to Mound City after a two-year absence," said Johnathan Mears, PPL Co-Director. "With that excitement comes a whole new level of participation from the PPL competitors flocking in from across the country. While the Old Rodeo Grounds pit area is large, we encourage pullers to begin arriving Thursday morning, if possible, so that we can allot appropriate space for each team. The drivers meeting for each session is 4pm CT. We also invite pullers and fans alike to stop and see our Team Lucas partners Super Clean at their tent as they introduce some innovative new products to the public."

Gates open at 5pm CT for both sessions of competition with action beginning at 6pm both evenings. Make plans to join us in Mound City for two spectacular nights of hard-charging pulling competition!