March 22, 2013-Brownstown, Indiana: In response to the desire of pullers and pulling fans alike for a Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League-based magazine, we are proud to announce the creation of Pro Pulling Magazine.
Pro Pulling Magazine, slated for release in June, will be the official and exclusive source of coverage for the multiple series for PPL, from the Champions Tour to member-state events. Pro Pulling Magazine will also be covering select non-PPL events throughout the year as well.
The creation of Pro Pulling Magazine is the culmination of months of planning on the part of PPL's Kristi Chastain and John Mears, along with Bryan Lively, Publisher and Editor of The HOOK, the leading source for coverage of pulling from the antique to regional level. The magazine will be a mix of event coverage, feature stories, technical articles to satisfy the wants and needs of the pulling public. Pro Pulling Magazine will be published four times a year and will share a massive double issue with The HOOK for a total of five issues per year.
Chastain, who will field a column in each issue to keep the pulling public in the know on PPL happenings, stated "I'm glad that we have put this package together for the PPL network of pullers, promoters, sponsors, and most of all, the fans…Pro Pulling Magazine will be a way for all of us to have a physical document to keep and read for years to come." Mears will maintain a tech-focused column to provide updates on any rules changes and concerns that need addressed, keeping pulling one of the safest motorsports in the world. He indicated "we recognized the need for a magazine and I think this will be a great new source of enjoyment for pullers and pulling fans alike."
Lively, who will edit the magazine and also travel extensively covering the PPL, commented that "This is an exciting new venture for all of us; I look forward to visiting with everyone I can on the PPL tracks across the country to share their stories and highlight their great accomplishments in PPM!
With deadlines looming quickly for the premier issue of PPM and following issues, Promoters and advertisers are urged to contact Bryan Lively at 270-202-6742 to discuss opportunities for event coverage and advertising space. Subscription requests can be directed by phone also to 270-202-6742 or can be requested online via the Pro Pulling League website. The magazine is $30 per year U.S., $45 Canadian, and $85 overseas.
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