Charlestown, IN (August 10, 2020) – After a short hiatus in pulling action, pullers from the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League hit the track in two locales this past weekend – Palmyra, Missouri for the Show Me Super Pull and Freeport, Illinois with the Illinois State Championship Tractor Pull, both on Saturday, August 8th.
Three classes from the Champion Seed Western Series competed in Palmyra. The Limited Pro Stock Diesel Truck class saw Dylan Lempka and the “Genetically Modified” Ford take the victory over 10 other entries. Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Truck action featured a sweep of the top three by members of the Midnight Motorsports team, where Misty Nelson and the “After Midnight” SSR placed first with Dale Nelson in the “Forever Hooked” Ford in second and Jeremy Nelson and the “Midnight Gambler” Dodge in third. The increasingly popular Light Limited Super Stock class boasted nine entries; Cole Robinson and the “Bad Idea” IH scored the win by less than a foot over the “Z-Ride” White of David Zenz.
Freeport’s event also featured three classes of Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League competition. Opening up the evening for PPL action was a big class of Light Limited Super Stocks. Alan Mohr and the “Malfunction Junction” IH roared to the win in a class with a great mix of brands. The combined Pro Farm/Hot Farm division was the biggest class of the night with nearly twenty entries. Nick Cunningham’s “Industrial Strength” Deere emerged victorious in this test of power and traction administered by the Equalizer sled from Iowa. If a long-distance award were to be given at Freeport, Shane Masten and the “Thumpin Pumpkin” AGCO from Niles, Michigan would have been the likely winner. Masten did make the trip to Northwestern Illinois worth his while, taking the first-place money home in Super Farm. A small but potent group of Pro Stocks completed the evening in Freeport with Blaine Stamm and the “Stammpede” CaseIH making a ground-shaking, winning pass to the delight of the Stephenson County Fairgrounds crowd.