Pro Pulling Nationals

Charlestown, Indiana (September 14, 2017) - The final clash of the 2017 season for many classes on the Champions Tour of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League at the Pro Pulling Nationals in Wheatland, Missouri offer excitement and drama with many close points races to be decided at the “Diamond of Dirt,” the Lucas Oil Speedway.

In the Pro Modified Four Wheel Drive Truck division Jim Bosch and his Midnight Raider Chevy leapt to the top of the class with a first and a fourth place finish at the Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee this past weekend. Hot on his heels are a murderer’s row of competitors, with Gary Varner and his Fast Break Ford five points out of the lead. Just behind Varner resides Terry Hagedorn and his newest truck, the Kickin Up Dust Chevrolet. Mathematically still in the game is Jake Zaring and the Dixie Chopper Dodge. None of the competitors can be counted out of the battle with their A-game at the ready this weekend.

The MAVTV Unlimited Super Stock class is a two-tractor battle; defending champ Jeff Hothem and the Fully Loaded Deere hold a scant five-point lead over former champ Neil Gettinger and the Lessons Learned CaseIH. Both pullers are no strangers to the tension of the points battle and will offer their best to gain the title.

Having a pretty good stranglehold on the OPTIMA Batteries Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Truck class again this season has been Jared Nelson and the Midnight Revenger Chevrolet. As of late the class has seen some points intrigue with Keith Long and his Lucas Oil Racing TV Chevy coming on strong in recent hooks, placing himself within 12 points of Nelson. Also still in the battle is former points champ Bethany Nelson and her Sweet Revenge Ford, 19 points from the top of the class.

A dominant force in the E3 Spark Plugs Super Modified Tractor division for many years, Bill Leischner and the RAM Mounts Dirtslinger recaptured their championship-contending mojo with but one foe in striking distance this season, the Stewart family’s Protect the Harvest Down and Dirty machine. Twelve points (six finishing positions) divide the two teams and the battle will likely come down to the last hook of the session in Wheatland.

ARP Light Weight Super Stock Tractors have been a two-team slugfest all season. The multi-time defending champions, Brian Korth piloting the Mike Chizek stable of Armed and Dangerous CaseIH machines have found themselves in a battle with the Big and Little Temptation Case machines of the Haug Family. Team Chizek tractors have a hold on first and second place in points while the Team Haug machines are in third and fourth; no doubt this final clash of the season will be suspenseful!

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