Thursday, April 30, 2015

LSGTPA Tractor Pulling Teams Prepare for Back To Back

The LSGTPA tractor pulling teams will be in action both Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd.  The group will roll into the Hunt County Fair on Friday night, in Greenville Texas, with a 6pm start time.

On Saturday, the teams will compete in Bonham, Texas, during the Bonham Heritage Days festivities.  This event is slated for a 3pm start, and will commence with our National Anthem presentation by Grace Johnson.

Kody Langham will compete in the Bonham Heritage Days LSGTPA tractor pull on Saturday.

Bonham Heritage Day Schedule

Come check out one or both shows !

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LSGTPA Teams Prepare for Hunt County Fair Double Header

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THE HUNT COUNTY FAIR LSGTPA TRACTOR PULL IS RESCHEDULED !

Due to the rainouts, on April 24 and 25, the LSGTPA teams will compete at the Hunt County Fair on FRIDAY NIGHT, MAY 1st.   The start time remains as 6pm.

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The LSGTPA will be preparing for the annual Hunt County Fair Double Header, on Friday and Saturday nights of April 24 and 25.  The pulling event is held in conjunction with the Hunt County Fair opening weekend, in Greenville, Texas.  Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 6pm on both nights, and will feature our National Anthem presentation by Bailey Melvin.



Bailey Melvin will perform the National Anthem, during Opening Ceremonies of the LSGTPA event during the Hunt County Fair in Greenville.

Visit the Hunt County Fair website for more fair information at Hunt County Fair

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Delta County Fair LSGTPA Tractor Pull Results

The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association teams rolled into Cooper, Texas, to open the 2015 LSGTPA Championship Points Series at the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show.  The second annual event was held at the Harmon Park facility, on a track prepared by Rocky Young, of RY Construction.  Kaleb Wright of Three Rusty Nails Church presented the Invocation, followed by Lauren Taylor with an outstanding performance of the National Anthem. 

Lauren Taylor performs the National Anthem during the Delta County Fair LSGTPA Tractor Pull

The Youth Class competitors took to the track first, to open the 2015 pulling season, with Kody Langham turning in a strong performance to score the win aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor.   Jared Stephan placed the 'Iron Head' tractor in the runner up spot, followed by Kody Langham aboard the Bonham Service Center entry.  Lane Duncan placed his 'Texas T-Rex' in the fourth place position, rebounding from clutch issues in the first round.    Claude Lewis pulled double duty, piloting two tractors in the OEM Stock Class to a first and second finish. 

Jared Stephan launches his tractor downtrack at the Delta County Fair LSGTPA tractor pull.

In Stock Class, Aidan Hovind piloted the 'Yes Deere' machine to victory, with Kolby Langham scoring a solid runnerup finish.  The Stock Diesel title was taken by Ken Langham, Jr., aboard the Longhorn Pulling Team tractor.   In Big Stock,  Jerry Toland piloted his 'Triple Deuce' entry to the top spot.  Kolby Langham held onto the second spot, while holding onto the 'Texas Thunder' tractor, after a wild first round pass that ended out-of-bounds for a disqualification.  The Motorcycle Class provided the Cooper crowd with some excitement, with Todd Hickerson using a Full Pull to score the victory.  Paul Smith piloted his 'Texan' tractor on wild ride, taking the machine out-of-bounds for a disqualification, and a runner-up finish.    

Kolby Langham holds on to 'Texas Thunder' during the LSGTPA event in Cooper, Texas.

Todd Hickerson scored a victory in the Outlaw Class, to double up on the day with two wins in two classes.  Paul Smith returned with the 'Texan', to score a Full Pull and the runnerup finish.  The Mini Rod Class tractors were paced by Colby Crowe, using a strong opening round Full Pull, to take the class crown.  Jerry Toland drove his 'Shinin Time' tractor, to the runnerup spot.   Sarah Crowe piloted her turbocharged diesel entry to the third place position, with David Houchen taking his 'Back In The Day' tractor to the fourth place spot. 

Randell Moody pilots 'Ridge Runner' downtrack, during the Delta County Fair in Cooper, Texas.

The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show, with John Kiemele taking the win aboard his 'Dodge This' machine.  Thomas Kimmons drove his 'Fired Up' tractor into the runnerup spot, with Randell Moody taking his 'Ridge Runner' to a third place podium finish.  Ken Langham, Sr. placed his Bonham Service Center machine in fourth place, to round out the field.

Lauren Taylor was awarded an honorary trophy, for her outstanding performance of the National Anthem, during opening ceremonies of the Delta County Fair Tractor Pull.

Enloe Museum staff provided trophies for the Youth Class, commemorating the history of cotton production in Delta County.

Paul Smith launches the 'Texan' downtrack in Cooper.

David Houchen pilots 'Back in the Day' during the Delta County Fair event.

Colby Crowe holds onto the 'Weekend Warrior' during the Delta County Fair LSGTPA tractor pull.


The teams will prepare for the Hunt County Fair double header, on Friday and Saturday nights of April 24-25 in Greenville.  For more information on the LSGTPA, please visit www.lsgtpa.com .

Lane Duncan pilots his 'Texas T-Rex' during the Delta County Fair LSGTPA tractor pull in Cooper, Texas
Sarah Crowe takes her '99% Moody' tractor downtrack during the LSGTPA season opener.

Ken Langham Sr. works the Bonham Service Center tractor downtrack in Cooper.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Delta County Fair to Host LSGTPA 2015 Season Opener

Music lined up and ready for Fair and Livestock Show

  APR 2, 2015

It is almost that time again as the annual Delta County Fair and Livestock Show is planned for Saturday, April 11, 2015.
The music is lined up and ready to commence the day long events. According to Chamber office manager Gracie Young, opening ceremonies have been coordinated by B.K. Moody.
Lauren Taylor will perform the National Anthem for the opening of the tractor pull at the Delta County Fair on Saturday, April 11.
Lauren Taylor will perform the National Anthem for the opening of the tractor pull at the Delta County Fair on Saturday, April 11.
CREDIT CINDY ROLLER / COOPER REVIEW
8:30 a.m.  Cooper High School Mighty Maroon Marching Band will perform
9:00 a.m.  Johnny Thompson Jr.
10 a.m.  Teresa Hanson
11 a.m.  B.K. Moody
Noon until 2 p.m. Hanah Breck's Scattered Proof Band
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the Maroon & Gray Foundation with a $1,000 check to kick off the County Fair happenings. During the Livestock Show the Lions Club of Cooper, Texas will be fundraising for their scholarship award by selling sausage biscuits for $2 each and juice for $1. The Club will also be hosting Cow Pattie Bingo with tickets selling for $10 each for a chance to win $250 or 25 percent of the gross raised.
The day will continue with vendors throughout the City Park and a fun kids’ zone. Nan Beeler Pet Clinic with be available with needed shots for your pets.
Highlighting the morning will be the annual Firefighters Challenge hosted by the Cooper Volunteer Fire Department and organized by fire fighter Tanner Crutcher. Local County departments and neighboring fire fighters will compete for bragging rights in the tug-o-war with fire hoses, extinguishing an outhouse fire, barrel filling and many other fun contests. If you stand close enough you might just get a chance to cool off under the East Texas sun. He is currently taking any donation for prizes.
The Chamber will be hosting a Pastry contest this year for delicious entries of pies, cakes and cookies. Entry fee is just $10 and there will be first, second and third place winners. This will be followed by a Hamburger lunch fundraiser also hosted by the Chamber. Look for their food trailer near the music.
The afternoon will begin with the vocal stylings of local Lauren Taylor Bettes singing the National Anthem to open the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competition. Rocky Young with RY Construction has already prepared the track in City Park. Bring your lawn chairs for a great free event.
For more information on the Delta County Fair contact the Chamber office at 903-395-4314 or find the Delta County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.

Friday, February 13, 2015

LSGTPA Season Opener Announced for Cooper Texas

The LSGTPA 2015 season opening event has been scheduled for a return to Cooper, Texas.  The feature event will be held in conjunction with the Delta County Fair & Junior Livestock Show, on April 11.  LSGTPA teams from across the state will converge on Harmon Park, to compete on the Rocky Young Construction prepared, Delta County  pulling track.  Opening ceremonies are scheduled for a 2pm start, and will feature our National Anthem presentation by performing artist Lauren Taylor.

Lauren Taylor will perform our National Anthem, during opening ceremonies of the LSGTPA Season Opener in Cooper.


Details of the Delta County Fair & Junior Livestock Show event, can be found at the following links:

KETR 88.9 Radio

Delta County Chamber of Commerce

Facebook Event Page - Delta County Fair

Eventful - Delta County Fair Tractor Pull

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Tractor Pull returns to the County Fair

KETR - 88.9 Radio
Warmer temperatures have found Delta County and thoughts turn to spring events. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show. Returning to the event will be the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association competitors.
Last year the event drew a record crowd with many featured pulling teams – some local youth. The free event kicked off the pulling season for the LSGTP. Rocky Young of RY Construction provided the pulling track, and according to the LSGTP site Aidan Hovind used the event to start a five-in-a-row winning streak to take the early lead in his run for the Stock Class Championship title. The event will begin at 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen.


Fan-favorite LSGTPA Tractor Pull as seen with local Lane Duncan on Texas T-Rex returns to the Delta County Fair.
Fan-favorite LSGTPA Tractor Pull as seen with local Lane Duncan on Texas T-Rex returns to the Delta County Fair.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review
A new addition for 2015 will be the Pastry Cook-off.  Participants are urged to bake up their favorite desserts (cakes, pies and cookies). Awards will be presented and the top three in each category will be auctioned in a raffle. Cookie entries need to be at least three dozen and the entry fee for the contest is $10. The dessert will accompany this year’s hamburger meals being served by the Chamber of Commerce. Meals will be a burger, chips and dessert for $5, sodas will be $1 and dessert will be $2 a slice. Proceeds go to fund the various Chamber functions.
Vendor forms are available at the Chamber office or by call office manager Gracie Young at 903-395-4314. Vendor fees are $25 per booth, $5 extra for electricity and/or water and $45 for food vendors.
“We are trying to establish a more County Fair-like atmosphere,” said Chamber Board Director Ken Cottongame, on the contest and meal changes.
There will be the kids’ zone with bounce houses and inflatable slides, vendors from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., live music, Nan Beeler’s Pet Clinic from 9 a.m. until noon, and the Livestock Show will begin the fun-filled day at 9 a.m. at Cooper City Park.

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - LSGTPA 2015 Tractor Pulling Series

3/21/2015           Test N Tune - 100 West 1st St,                                    Bonham, Texas 75418

3/28/2015            Test N Tune - 100 West 1st St, (Rain Date)            Bonham, Texas 75418

4/11/2015            Delta County Fair & Jr Livestock Pull                         Cooper, Texas 75432
                                Harmon Park, 100 E. Waco/Hwy 154

4/24/2015            Hunt County Fair - 9800 Jack Finney Blvd.              Greenville, Texas 75402
4/25/2015            Hunt County Fair - 9800 Jack Finney Blvd.              Greenville, Texas 75402

5/02/2015            Bonham Heritage Days, 100 West 1st St.                Bonham, Texas 75418

06/27/2015         Rolling Oaks VFD Pull, 161 Hollow Horn Rd,           Wills Point, Texas 75169
                               
08/08/2015         DeLeon Peach and Melon Festival                            DeLeon, Texas 76444

8/22/2015            Bill Halter Memorial Pull, 1 Pruitt St.                         Blue Ridge, Texas 75424

09/19/2015         Old Town Festival - 501 S. Dalton                               Bartlett, Texas 76511

09/26/2015         Johnson County - 111 Reunion Drive                       Alvarado, Texas 76009

10/03/2015         Old Time Saturday - 100 South Rike St.                   Farmersville, Texas 75442

10/17/2015         Rockdale Fair & Rodeo - 200 Walnut                        Rockdale, Texas 76527


Stay tuned.......

Friday, December 19, 2014

National Anthem Performers Take Center Stage at LSGTPA Shows

The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association was founded in 1999, as a group dedicated to sharing in the fun and promoting the sport of tractor pulling.  The group members have a passion for the sport, and share in the excitement that comes with each and every show.  Each and every LSGTPA tractor pulling event, begins with opening ceremonies that include a salute to our Nation's flag, and a performance of the National Anthem.  The National Anthem performance is an important part of each event, and the LSGTPA is proud to have had some great performers deliver the song to fans and competitors.

Haley Harrelson began the recent focus on LSGTPA live performances, with her outstanding delivery of the National Anthem in 2010.   During opening ceremonies of the Hunt County Fair event in Greenville, Texas, Harrelson performed in front of the fair crowd, and wowed the fans with her stirring rendition of the Anthem. Harrelson began singing at an early age, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and was winning contests by the age of ten.  She traveled and performed with Vince Vance and the Valiants for three years.  The Texas performer and recording artist headlined shows at Forney Opry, and would go on to tour with the band Rowdy Drive.  The talented Harrelson, has an incredible vocal range, and a powerful voice, able to carry songs from genres of blues, country, rock, and gospel.  Harrelson would set the bar high, performing for multiple LSGTPA events in 2010 and 2011.  The LSGTPA fans may see a return of Harrelson in 2015 !

Haley Harrelson performs the National Anthem during the Hunt County Fair in Greenville, Texas.

Haley Harrelson performs the National Anthem during the Hunt County Fair LSGTPA event.

Haley Harrelson onstage at the Forney Opry.


Rising star Amber Carrington would stop by the Hunt County Fair, in 2012, with National Anthem performances on both Friday and Saturday night shows.  This talented music artist of Rockwall, Texas, began singing by the age of 9, and frequented a variety of venues including Rodeo City Music Hall, Grapevine Opry, and Johnnie High's Country Revue.  After winning talent contests locally, including Big D Opry at Gilley's and Rockwall's Got Talent, Carrington would take the country by storm, with a semi-finals finish on NBC's top rated show, 'The Voice'.  The Texas native now resides in Nashville, writing and recording with award winning country musicians and singers.

Amber Carrington performs the National Anthem during the Hunt County Fair.


Amber Carrington 

Amber Carrington

Amber Carrington


Up and coming talent Bailey Melvin, would take to the LSGTPA stage in 2012, performing in Blue Ridge, Texas during the Bill Halter Memorial Pull.  Since her National Anthem debut performance, Melvin has returned to perform each year for the LSGTPA, and has recorded over eight National Anthem performances for the LSGTPA events.  Melvin was part of the first duet performance of the National Anthem for the LSGTPA, when the talented singer enlisted the assistance of Morgan Dellow for three events in 2013.  The pair delivered amazing performances each time, with complimentary voices providing great harmony.  Melvin continues to arrange her time for LSGTPA performances, and will be on the 2015 LSGTPA schedule.

Bailey Melvin performs the National Anthem, during the Bill Halter Memorial Pull in Blue Ridge, Texas

Rising star Bailey Melvin, performs the National Anthem during the Bonham Heritage Day LSGTPA tractor pull.

Bailey Melvin

Ashliegh Lisset would deliver the National Anthem for the LSGTPA event in Farmersville, Texas in 2012. Hailing from Dallas, Lisset has been passionate about her music since the age of 12.  The singer-songwriter has recorded multiple original works, and has had great success with several singles, including 'Target On My Heart',  'Kill The Headlights', and 'Its OK To Lie'.  Lisset would perform during the Farmersville event, having just recovered from illness, and in cold weather.  Lisset delivered an incredible performance, sporting a #83 jersey for the Texas T-Rex LSGTPA pulling team !  Lisset continues to work on making her dreams come true, performing and recording in Nashville.

Alli Trusty would make her LSGTPA debut performance of the National Anthem in Farmersville as well, delivering an outstanding rendition to open the show in 2013.


Ashliegh Lisset performs the National Anthem during the Farmersville Old Time Saturday LSGTPA event.

Ashliegh Lisset tries on the Texas T-Rex, after her National Anthem performance in Farmersville, Texas


Ashliegh Lisset visits with Lane Duncan, after her National Anthem performance in Farmersville.

Ashliegh Lisset



Many of the amazing performers that stop by the LSGTPA events, are making their first appearance at a tractor pull.  Most of these talented artists find the events fun and entertaining, and many stay to watch the competition before heading down the road to pursue their music interests.  But, at least one talented young singer had other plans.  The multi-talented Chloe Brown, made her LSGTPA National Anthem performance debut in Bartlett, Texas in 2013.  After her awesome performance during opening ceremonies, this young lady entered the Youth Class competition, and pulled to a top three finish !

Chloe Brown

Chloe Brown

In 2014, local high school talent was showcased at several LSGTPA events.  The inaugural Delta County Fair and Livestock Show, in Cooper, Texas, featured the vocal talents of Micalyn Rowe during the opening ceremonies.  Rowe is a Cooper High School Band Drum Major and choir member, with an outstanding vocal talent.  Rowe is a featured National Anthem performer at Cooper High School football games and various sporting events in the area.

Micalyn Rowe performs the National Anthem at the LSGTPA event in Cooper, Texas.

During the Bonham Heritage Day Tractor Pull, Grace Johnson delivered an outstanding National Anthem performance, representing the Bonham High School Choir.  Johnson was among an award winning chorale group at Bonham High School, and as a freshman, earned a Superior Rating during Division 1 Regional UIL competition.  With short notice of the event, Johnson delivered an impressive rendition of the Anthem, much to the delight of her hometown crowd.


Grace Johnson delivers the National Anthem, during the Bonham Heritage Day Celebration Tractor Pull.

Grace Johnson visits with Lane Duncan, after her National Anthem performance in Bonham, Texas.

During the Johnson County Antique Tractor Pulling event in Alvarado, Red Oak High School Choir member Payton Le'ann Alaniz delivered an outstanding  performance of the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies.  Alaniz has an amazing gospel singing talent, and can channel that gift into stirring country performances.  Alaniz' recent cover of the Miranda Lambert hit, 'More Like Her', scored a finalist appearance during a recent Red Oak Talent Contest.

Payton Le'ann Alaniz with the National Anthem presentation in Alvarado, Texas.

Payton Le'ann Alaniz 

The DeLeon Peach and Melon Festival Tractor Pull featured an awesome performance, with a dash of royalty.  After her crowning as De Leon Peach and Melon Festival Queen, Payton Williams made her appearance to open the event, with her outstanding rendition of the National Anthem.  Payton was accompanied by her mother, Paige Williams, as the awesome duet opened the show for the pullers and fans.  The duo delivered a great performance to kick off a great day of tractor pulling.

Payton and Paige Williams perform the National Anthem, during the DeLeon Peach and Melon Festival Tractor Pull

Payton Williams performed the National Anthem, after being crowned Deleon Peach and Melon Festival Queen.



The super talented Emily McCoy made her LSGTPA appearance in 2014.  Her flawless performance of the National Anthem during the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo LSGTPA event, was the first of three on the day, for the singer.  Her smooth sound and confident delivery, makes performing the National Anthem sound easy, and sends chills through the crowd during her amazing presentation.  One of the top National Anthem performers in the state, this country artist is no stranger to the stage, as she has recorded multiple finalist appearances during the annual 4-H Has Talent Competition in Texas.  McCoy was titled Miss Rockdale in 2013, and has made appearances during the NBC show 'The Voice' auditions. Performing regionally since kindergarten, this amazing artist can be found performing occasionally throughout Texas, and is certainly worth the admission of any event.

Emily McCoy

Emily McCoy delivers the National Anthem during the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo LSGTPA tractor pull.

Emily McCoy



The LSGTPA would like to thank these music artists, and all of the National Anthem performers that have delivered 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the pulling events.  These performers, and others, have provided the LSGTPA with their talents and abilities, and have added a great component to the LSGTPA events.  Not only do these performing artists add such a great feature to the show, these singers help to properly salute our Nations flag, and honor those of this great country who have provided for the freedoms that we all enjoy.

As the 2015 schedule is finalized, the LSGTPA will work to arrange for talented artists to open each and every event, with the performance of our National Anthem. We salute those who have performed for the LSGTPA events in the past, and look forward to showcasing the talents of those who perform in the future events !

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LSGTPA 2014 SEASON RECAP and HIGHLIGHTS

The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pulling Association 2014 season is in the history books, and featured some pretty entertaining chapters.  By the numbers, the season involved 50 entries from 25 teams, competing in 11 events in 10 different cities, for titles in each of 9 classes.

The season began with the Delta County Fair and Livestock Show event, in Cooper, Texas.  The inaugural event drew a great crowd and featured a full house of pulling teams, hoping to start the season off right.  Rocky Young Construction provided an excellent pulling track, and Aidan Hovind used the event to start a five-in-a-row winning streak to take the early lead in his run for the Stock Class Championship title.
Aidan Hovind scores a win at the Delta County Fair & Livestock Show Pull.

The next event was to be the only double-header on the 2014 tour schedule, held during the Hunt County Fair in Greenville, Texas.  This event was chosen by the Fox Sports Southwest and the Chevy Hometown Kids program, to film the LSGTPA Youth Class for an episode of Chevy Hometown Kids !  While the Youth Class competitors managed to steal the show, Colby Crowe stole the heart of Sarah Moody, and the hearts of the fans, with an on track marriage proposal.  The wild event did not distract Ken Langham, Sr, as he took the title in the Super Rod Class in back to back wins on the weekend, to build on a lead to take him to the Super Rod Class Championship.
Chevy Hometown Kids host, Emily Reppert, is presented with an honorary trophy by the LSGTPA Youth Class.

Colby Crowe scores a win of Sarah Moody's heart, during the Hunt County Fair Tractor Pull in Greenville.

Ken Langham, Sr. pilots his Bonham Service Center tractor, to back to back wins at Greenville.

The tour moved to Bonham, Texas for the next event, held during the Bonham Heritage Day celebration.  Held at the scenic Powder Creek Park facility, the event was contested along the historic railroad at the Bonham Depot.  Steve Pierce piloted his 'Buzzards Roost' tractor to a win in the Motorcycle Class, and would ride at the top of the class enroute to his Motorcycle Class Championship.
Steve Pierce pilots his 'Buzzards Roost' machine to victory in Bonham, Texas.

The DeLeon Peach and Melon Festival would be the fifth event on the 2014 schedule, and Jerry Toland owned the day in the Mini Rod Class.  Toland would stack four wins together on the season, aboard his 'Shinin Time' tractor, to earn the Mini Rod Class Championship title.
'Shinin Time' flying high at DeLeon, scoring the win for Jerry Toland's 2014 Championship run.

As the pulling season arrived at the half way point, championship points started to become a hot commodity. During the Bill Halter Memorial event in Blue Ridge, Ken Langham, Sr. got hot as well, as he piloted his Bonham Service Center entry to a five-in-a-row winning streak, which locked up his Stock Altered Championship title for 2014.

Ken Langham rides his Bonham Service Center tractor to a win in Blue Ridge, Texas.
After a month long summer break, the pullers began a five weekend marathon to close out the season.  The first of the five weekend series began in Bartlett, Texas during the Old Town Festival in September.  Paul Smith took his 'Texan' machine to the victory, and to the class lead, on his way to the Outlaw Class Championship.


Paul Smith aboard his 'Texan' tractor, pulls to victory in Bartlett, Texas.

The tour would stop in Alvarado, Texas, for an event at the Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds.  Jared Stephan would take the Youth Class title, aboard his 'Iron Head' tractor, to place his Moody Pulling Team entry at the front of the pack of youth competitors.  Stephan would close out the season with consistently strong performances, to take the Youth Class Championship for 2014.
Jared Stephan takes the win in the Youth Class, on his run to the 2014 Championship.

As the teams rolled into Farmersville, Texas for the Old Time Saturday event, several classes were still up for grabs.  One of the classes, too close to call regarding the points battle, was the Stock Diesel Class.  Ken Langham, Jr. would place his Bonham Service Center entry atop the podium at Farmersville, and go on to win two out of the last three events, to take the Stock Diesel Class Championship.
Ken Langham, Jr., takes the win and the points lead during the Old Time Saturday pull in Farmersville.

The odds of five good weekends in a row in Texas, for outdoor tractor pulling, proved extremely low in probability for October.  Calculations varied, but none were good.  As the teams rolled into Wills Point, for the Rolling Oaks Volunteer Fire Department event, rain had rolled into the area as well.  But, the show must go on, and indeed it did !  The Shawn Aufdenkamp entry put on a great showing, and used a win at the last two events to seal the Big Stock Class Championship title for the Outlaw Pulling Team.
John Aufdenkamp takes the win during the Rolling Oaks VFD event in Wills Point, Texas.

The season finale was held at the Rockdale Fair and Rodeo, in Rockdale, Texas.  This event is contested on the historic horse racing track, at the Rockdale Fairgrounds.  Performing artist Emily McCoy opened the show with an outstanding performance of our National Anthem, followed by a ceremony to honor Skeet Degner.  After the event, during which the 2014 season Championship titles were secured, Rockdale Fair and Rodeo Queen, Julianna Byrd was on hand to present trophies.

Emily McCoy delivers an outstanding National Anthem performance during the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo Pull.

Opening ceremonies included a salute to Skeet Degner, at the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo LSGTPA event.

Donny Mayo saves the best for last, as he scores the victory aboard 'Blackfoot Squaw' at the LSGTPA season finale.

Rockdale Royalty was on hand, as Rodeo Queen Julianna Byrd presented trophies.




******  stay tuned to the LSGTPA Blog, as we hope to bring a special entry to salute our National Anthem Performers, our 2014 Champions, and a 'secret shop tour' edition during the off-season !  *******