Tuesday, June 21, 2016


LSGTPA tractor pulling action is set to return to Bonham Texas for an encore performance !!  Teams will converge on the Powder Creek Park pulling track, for two rounds of Saturday night LSGTPA pulling action !  Mark your calendars.....you dont want to miss the Battle At Bonham !!!

Monday, May 9, 2016


The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association pulling teams rolled into Bonham's Powder Creek Park, for the second event of the 2016 LSGTPA Pulling Series.  The event was held in conjunction with the Bonham Heritage Day Festival, and conducted at the historic Powder Creek Park facility.  The well prepared track sits a stones throw from the historic Texas & Pacific Railroad Roundhouse base, and overlooks portions of the 1900's era Bonham Cotton Mill site.  Named for James B. Bonham in 1844, the town was originally named Bois d'Arc, and was established in around 1820 with settlers at Fort Inglish. 

Opening ceremonies of the event featured an opening invocation by Texas Patriot Guard Rider, Gene Fruth, flanked by Steve Mack of Racers For Christ.  Bonham High School Choir talent, Grace Johnson, delivered an outstanding performance of the National Anthem to start the show.
Texas Patriot Guard Riders, Gene Fruth, delivers opening invocation at the LSGTPA event in Bonham.

Bonham High School Choir talent, Grace Johnson, performs the National Anthem at Bonham Heritage Day.

Youth Class competitors rolled onto the 200 foot track to start the show, with Lane Duncan wheeling his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor to the victory.  Duncan would also place second, aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor in the class.  Rinn Mayberry would make his tractor pulling debut, pulling to the third place spot for the day.  Jared Stephan would pilot his 'Iron Head' tractor to a fourth place finish for the Moody Pulling Team. 
Lane Duncan wheels his 'Texas T-Rex' downtrack, at the Powder Creek Park pulling track.

Jared Stephan launches his 'Iron Head' tractor, during LSGTPA Youth Class competition.

Stock Class saw Claude Lewis taking the class title by a margin of victory of just three feet.  Jimmy Helferich pulled to the runnerup finish, just behind the leader.   James Helferich would pull to a third place finish in the class.  In Hot Stock, Kolby Langham would take the win aboard the Bonham Service Center tractor.  Jimmy Helferich used a Full Pull in the second round, to secure the runnerup position.  Kody Langham placed his Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry in the third place position.  John Aufdenkamp placed fourth aboard his 'Rusteze' tractor, for the Outlaw Pulling Team.

Jimmy Helferich pilots his way downtrack, at the LSGTPA event during Bonham Heritage Day.

In Stock Diesel, Patrick Bramlett took the class title in dominant fashion, scoring two Full Pulls to lead the field.  Kody Langham placed second, aboard his Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry, with two solid pulls in his rookie year for the class.  James Helferich pulled to a third place podium finish.

Kody Langham steers the Longhorn Express Pulling Team, Diesel Class tractor, during LSGTPA competition.

Big Stock Class tractors turned in two Full Pulls in the opening round, with John Aufdenkamp holding onto the lead and the victory, for the Outlaw Pulling Team.  Jerry Toland placed second aboard his 'Triple Deuce' tractor.  Patrick Bramlett scored a third place finish, piloting his 'A Muck' tractor.  Kolby Langham placed his 'Texas Thunder' tractor in the fourth place position, with Jimmy Helferich pulling to a top five finish on the day.   
PB&J Pulling Team at work during the Bonham Heritage Day event.

Patrick Bramlett pilots his 'Warthog' machine downtrack, on a low level Full Pull pass at Powder Creek Park/

Stock Altered entertained the crowd with some high winding pulls, with John Aufdenkamp taking the title aboard his 'Under The Influence' machine.  Michael Mayberry finished in the runnerup position, after an out of bounds disqualification on a wild run, aboard his 'Pulling For Peanuts' tractor.
John Aufdenkamp releases the clutch on the high winding 'Under The Influence' tractor.
Steve Pierce rides to the Outlaw Class title, aboard his 'Buzzards Roost' tractor.

The Outlaw Class title was taken by Steve Pierce, aboard his 'Buzzards Roost' tractor.  In Mini Rod Class action, Colby Crowe took the top honors aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor.  David Houchen used a Full Pull aboard his 'Back In The Day' tractor, to secure the runnerup spot.  Sarah Crowe pulled the full distance in the opening round, aboard her '99% Moody' tractor, and held on for a third place finish.  Jerry Toland wheeled his 'Shinin Time' machine, to a fourth place finish in the class.
Colby Crowe wheels the 'Weekend Warrior' to a win at the Bonham Heritage Day event.

Jerry Toland steers 'Shinin Time' down the Powder Creek Park pulling track in Bonham.

The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show with Randell Moody scoring the victory aboard his 'Ridge Runner' tractor, taking the title for the Moody Pulling Team.  Ken Langham scored the runnerup finish for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team, aboard the 'Psycho' tractor. 

Randell Moody takes 'Ridge Runner' to the top spot in Super Rod Class competition at Bonham.

Ken Langham makes a great pass aboard 'Psycho', during LSGTPA Super Rod Class action.

The Enloe Museum staff provided Bois d'Arc trophies for the Youth Class top finishers, in tribute to Bonham and the surrounding Bois d'Arc Creek areas.  Be sure to visit the www.LSGTPA.com website for more information on LSGTPA tractor pulling and event details.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LSGTPA Teams Roll Into POWDER CREEK PARK for Bonham Heritage Days Festival

The LSGTPA tractor pulling teams will roll into Bonham, Texas on Saturday May 7, to compete at Powder Creek Park.  The event is held in conjunction with the Bonham Heritage Day Festival, which features events all day Saturday.  The LSGTPA opening ceremonies are scheduled for 3pm, and will feature our National Anthem presentation by area talent Grace Johnson. 

The historic Powder Creek Park sits across from the Fannin County Museum of History, and adjacent to the Texas and Pacific Railway.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016




The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pulling Association 2016 season is off and running, and teams will prepare for the first of two double header events this season.  The first back to back events, will be a feature of the Hunt County Fair in Greenville, Texas.   Events are rescheduled for April 29,30 (Rain Date)

LSGTPA pulling action under the lights at the Hunt County Fair !  photo by Ashley Jesko

The Friday night show, April 29, is scheduled for a 6pm start, with opening ceremonies to feature performing and recording artist Victoria Leigh, with our National Anthem presentation. 

Victoria Leigh will perform the National Anthem, during LSGTPA opening ceremonies at the Hunt County Fair, April 29 at 6pm.

The Saturday night show, April 30, is scheduled for a 6pm start, with opening ceremonies to feature our National Anthem performance by area talent Averi McFadden.
Averi McFadden will perform the National Anthem, during LSGTPA opening ceremonies at the Hunt County Fair, April 30, at 6pm.
Hunt County Fair tractor pulling action has been rescheduled due to rain, for April 29 and 30 !

Mark your calendars for LSGTPA action under the lights at the Hunt County Fair !!

Catch LSGTPA tractor pulling action under the lights of the Hunt County Fair, April 29,30, at 6pm.   Ashley Jesko photo



The Delta County Fair played host to the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association's 2016 Season Opener, marking the second year the LSGTPA opened the season in Cooper, Texas.  Rocky Young Construction prepared an awesome 200 foot track for the competitors, at the historic Harmon Park facility.  The hillside track consists of a great surface, with enough clay to provide excellent traction for tractor pulling. 

The LSGTPA Youth Class competitors took to the sticky track first, with Lane Duncan taking the title aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor.  Lane used a first round Full Pull to secure the win, in the debut of his brand new machine.  Jared Stephan scored the runnerup finish, aboard his 'Iron Head' entry, for the Moody Pulling Team.  Jacob Hovind made his LSGTPA pulling debut, scoring a third place finish aboard his 'Yes Deere' tractor, for the Mean Green Pulling Team camp.  Lane Duncan pulled double duty, piloting his 'Texas T-Rex' entry to a fourth place finish on the day, after having to lift to avoid going out of bounds.
Lane Duncan launches his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor, during the Delta County Fair LSGTPA event.

Mason Hovind wheels his 'Yes Deere' tractor, to a win for the Mean Green Pulling Team in Cooper.

Stock Class was won by Claude Lewis, with Steve McCarley taking the runnerup position.  James Helferich scored a third place finish in the class.  In Hot Stock, Mason Hovind wheeled his 'Yes Deere' machine to first place for the Mean Green Pulling Team.  Kolby Langham finished with a second place posting, for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.
Claude Lewis takes the Stock Class title at the Delta County Fair tractor pull.

Kolby Langham rides his 'Texas Thunder' entry, to a runnerup finish at the Delta County Fair.

The Big Stock Class saw a great two way battle, with Jerry Toland pulling out the victory aboard his 'Triple Deuce' tractor.  Kolby Langham scored the runnerup, with a couple of wild rides aboard 'Texas Thunder'.  Stock Diesel Class saw Kody Langham take the victory, in his diesel class debut, aboard the Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry.  Aidan Hovind pulled to a runnerup finish, aboard his Mean Green Pulling Team entry.  James Helferich placed third in the class.

Kody Langham scored a victory, in his Stock Diesel Class pulling debut.

 The Mini Rod Class crowned Colby Crowe the champ, aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' entry.  Crowe used a Full Pull in the opening round to lead the field, and never looked back.   David Houchen wheeled his 'Back In The Day' tractor to second, with Jerry Toland pulling to third aboard his 'Shinin Time' machine.  Sarah Crowe steered her turbo powered diesel '99% Moody' to fourth, with Paul Smith taking his 'Texan' tractor to fifth place. 

Sarah Crowe rolls coal at the Delta County Fair tractor pull.

Colby Crowe works his 'Weekend Warrior' machine downtrack to victory, during LSGTPA competition.

Paul Smith rides the 'Texan' machine downtrack in Cooper, during LSGTPA competition.

The Super Rod Class was paced by Ken Langham Sr., aboard his 'Psycho' tractor, taking the win in the class.  Langham used a Full Pull in the second round, to secure the win.  Steve McCarley pulled to the runnerup position, with Randell Moody taking third aboard his 'Ridge Runner' tractor.  John Kiemele took a wild ride out of bounds aboard his 'Dodge This' tractor, with the DQ limiting the team to a fourth place finish. 
Jerry Toland launches his 'Shinin Time', during LSGTPA Mini Rod Class competition in Cooper.

John Kiemele wheels the 'Dodge This' tractor downtrack at the Delta County Fair Pulling Track in Cooper.
Ken Langham pilots 'Psycho' to a win, for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team in Cooper.

The LSGTPA teams will prepare for a double header event at the Hunt County Fair on April 22 and 23, before heading to Bonham during the Bonham Heritage Day event on May 7.   Visit www.lsgtpa.com for event details and more information.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pulling Association teams are preparing for the 2016 Season Opener event, scheduled for Saturday April 9th.  The first pull of the LSGTPA 2016 season will kickoff in conjunction with the Delta County Fair in Cooper, Texas.  Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 2pm, at the Delta County Pulling Track in Harmon Park.  The opening ceremonies will feature our National Anthem performance by Shawna Spangler.

Over thirty entries are expected for the event, with teams from throughout the state competing in two rounds of tractor pulling competition.  Competitors in ten classes, will hook and pull in two rounds of competition,  on the 200' track prepared by Rocky Young Construction. The total of the combined pulls for each competitor, will determine the winners of each class. 

From the entertaining Youth Class competitors, to the wild and exciting Super Rod tractors, the LSGTPA event will be fun for all !  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show, at the hill by the park !  Hearing protection is recommended for the little ones, as the show can get a little loud !  Come early and visit with the teams and drivers, and check out the machines. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association recently participated in the 56th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Dallas AutoRama, held at the Dallas Market Hall.  Tractors were on display and teams were on hand to visit with the motorsports crowd, and the 2016 LSGTPA Pulling Schedule was released during the weekend event. 

The 2016 LSGTPA Season Opener will be held on April 9th, during the Delta County Fair in Cooper, Texas.  The series will then move to Greenville for the first of two double header events in 2016, for Friday and Saturday night shows during the Hunt County Fair.  In May, the teams will converge on Bonham, Texas, for the annual event during the Bonham Heritage Day celebration.  Be sure to mark your calendars, and plan to see an LSGTPA event near you ! 

LSGTPA 2016 Pulling Schedule

April 9th       Delta County Fair                                     Cooper, Texas                2pm
April 22        Hunt County Fair                                      Greenville, Texas           6pm
April 23        Hunt County Fair                                      Greenville, Texas           6pm
May 7           Bonham Heritage Day                               Bonham, Texas              3pm
May 21         Rolling Oaks VFD                                    Wills Point, Texas          11am
July 16          Rumble in Riesel                                       Riesel, Texas                 4pm
July 22          Lindsey T & T Pull                                    Lindsey, Texas              6pm
July 23          Lindsey T & T Pull                                    Lindsey, Texas              6pm
Aug 20          Bill Halter Memorial                                 Blue Ridge, Texas         6pm
Sept 17          Old Town Festival                                    Bartlett, Texas              12pm
Oct 1             Old Time Saturday                                    Farmersville, Texas      12pm
Oct 8              Sulphur Springs Help-A-Child                Sulphur Springs, Tx        6pm

Check out the www.LSGTPA.com web page for event details and updates.