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Smith, Best in the Field, Takes Advanced Yield Light Pro Stock Championship on Hart's Diesel Silver Series


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Smith, Best in the Field, Takes Advanced Yield Light Pro Stock Championship on Hart's Diesel Silver Series

Sellersburg, IN (November 14th, 2023) – The Advanced Yield Light Pro Stock Tractor class on the Hart's Diesel Silver Series of the Pro Pulling League featured a field of the best Light Pro competitors in the nation across ten sessions of competition in 2023.

Matt Smith, the 2023 class champion on the "Fast Forward" Ford from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, kicked off the season with first and second place points finishes at the Mackville Nationals in Mackville, Wisconsin. He continued that streak of excellence across the entire season, garnering no worse than a third place points finish in the remaining events. Second in points - and winner of the Advanced Yield Light Pro Shootout for 2023 - was Matt's trailermate Mark Smith and his 8700 Ford from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Third would go to the "Too Relentless" CaseIH tractor of Jim Meadows from Tollesboro, Kentucky.

We congratulate Matt on his championship run, and look forward to honoring him Saturday, November 18th at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky at the Pro Pulling League Champions Tour banquet.

About Advanced Yield:
Cory Atley, who farms around 8,000 acres of leased and family ground in Greene County Ohio, is known by many for his high yields and appearance in the reality show “Corn Warriors.” In addition to farming, he and his team at Advanced Yield work with dozens of farmers from Maryland to Kansas to coax more bushels from the ground every year.

Atley and his team at Advanced Yield have won the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) yield contest for Ohio each of the past six years. His most recent winning yield was 366 bushel per acre. “We don’t do special plots for the contest,” says Atley. “We farm for averages every year and just take a normal swipe through the field, there is no special plot for the contest.” They also have been 6-time winners for best yield of soybeans, with yields often 120-plus bushel per acre.

Cory Atley is a
*1x National overall winner in NCGA corn with 366bpa
*6x Ohio Winner NCGA
*1x Corn King on reality show “Corn Warriors”
*State Record Holder for Corn
*6x National winner for Soybeans
*3x Winner on reality show “PodFathers”
*State Record Holder for Beans

Visit or their Facebook page (Advanced Yield LLC) to learn more about their products and services!

About Hart’s Diesel:
From their website, : “Established in 1996, we have over four decades of experience in the pulling and agricultural industry. We are committed to our customers and strive to make you thrilled with our diesel performance parts and repair and maintenance services. Our reputation and strong relationships with the top tractor and truck pulling teams in the industry prove satisfaction among our customers. Our diesel performance parts include turbo chargers, fuel injection pumps, and injectors for our pullers, performance gurus, and farmers. We also offer services for repair and rebuilds on performance and agricultural parts along with all the extra accessories you may need.”

About Pro Pulling League:
Now in its 18th season, the Pro Pulling League continues as the world's largest truck and tractor pulling sanctioning body, featuring 250+ sessions of competition across twenty states through the Champions Tour, Silver Series, Champion Seed Western Series, Ag Protect 1 Midwest Region and their member-states.

For the latest in news from the Pro Pulling League stay tuned here at and follow us in social media: On our Facebook page, on Twitter (@propulling), and on Instagram (propullingleague). Our YouTube channel (@propullingleague) offers exciting truck and tractor pulling action from past events.

2023 Pro Pulling League Marketing Partners

Lucas Oil
Official Oil of the Pro Pulling League

ARP (Automotive Racing Products)
Official Fastener of the Pro Pulling League

MAC Trailer
Official Trailer of the Pro Pulling League

Coal Train Energy
Associate Sponsor of the Pro Pulling League

CM Pulling Tires
Official Tire Cutter of the Pro Pulling League

Fleece Performance
Associate Sponsor of the Pro Pulling League

Optima Batteries
Associate Sponsor of the Pro Pulling League

SCS Gearbox and Probell Racing
Associate Sponsor of the Pro Pulling League

Champions Tour Marketing Partners:
Summit Racing Equipment - Mitas Agricultural Tires - Fair Valley Performance Lemke Motorsports - FloRacing - Powersport Parts Warehouse

Hart's Diesel Silver Series Marketing Partners:
Advanced Yield - Kawasaki Parts Warehouse

Champion Seed Western Series Marketing Partners:
Tuff Wireless - Sancrest Trailer Sales - Sancrest Specialized Transport - No Way Man Diesel - Northwoods Engineering

Ag Protect 1 Midwest Region Marketing Partners:
Wagler Motorsports - Freedom Racing Engines

Submitted By: Bryan Lively

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