Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LSGTPA TEAMS SET FOR BONHAM DOUBLE HEADER

LSGTPA tractor pulling teams from across the region are set to converge on Powder Creek Park in Bonham, Texas, for a rare double header event on the weekend of May 18th.  A Friday night show is scheduled for a 6:30pm start, and will feature two rounds of pulling action at the historic park.

On Saturday, May 19th, the teams will kickoff the second show at 3pm.  The Powder Creek Park Pulling Track is located across from the Bonham Depot, which houses the Fannin County Museum of History.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

LSGTPA Friday Night Lights at Hunt County Fair


The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pulling Teams conducted the second event of the year, as a feature of the Hunt County Fair in Greenville, Texas.  Alongside the main stage and midway, the LSGTPA teams would compete on a 200' track, prepared by Crawford-Smith of Greenville.  A great crowd packed the stands and enjoyed two rounds of LSGTPA tractor pulling under the lights, on the opening weekend of the fair.

Opening ceremonies would feature an outstanding National Anthem performance by Bailey Melvin, of the Texas A&M Commerce Grand Chorus.

The LSGTPA Youth Class teams would take to the track first, with Lane Duncan taking the class title aboard his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor.  Tatom Robinson would post a runnerup finish, aboard his 'Lil Digger' machine, for the Robinson Motorsports Team.  Jared Stephan would post a third place finish, to place his 'Iron Head' tractor on the podium for the Moody Pulling Team.  Kaden Wilbur would score a fourth place finish in the class.  Lane Duncan would steer his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor to a top five finish, with Seth Wilbur posting a six place run in the field.



In Stock Class, Claude Lewis would post two Full Pulls to take the crown, with Kody Langham finishing in the runnerup position, in a very close battle.   In Hot Stock Class, John Aufdenkamp would pilot his 'Rusteze' machine into the top spot.  Maddison Pellerin would drive her 'Instigator' tractor, into the second place position, in another close battle.



Stock Diesel Class would continue to display close competition, with Patrick Bramlett clearing the competition aboard his 'Warthog' tractor.  Ken Langham, Jr. would score the runnerup post, aboard his Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry.  Jeff Robinson would take the third place podium position, rounding out the top three diesel burning entries.



Big Stock Class competition would see Jerry Toland taking the top spot, piloting his 'Triple Deuce' entry to the win.  Kody Langham would post a runnerup finish, wheeling his 'Texas Thunder' machine to two great passes for the Bonham Service Center team.  John Aufdenkamp would take the third place podium position, aboard his Outlaw Pulling Team entry.  Gary Bramlett would wheel his 'A Muck' tractor into fourth place, with Tyler Van Beber rolling to a top five finish for the TyMak Pullers Team.


Stock Altered Class would crown Mark Van Beber as class champion for the event, wheeling his Colorado entry into the top spot.  John Aufdenkamp would post a runnerup finish, aboard his 'Under The Influence' machine.  Ralph Lauffer would score a third place finish on the night.   In Motorcycle Class, Tyler Van Beber would take the top spot, aboard his wild Case entry.


In Outlaw Class, Jeff Van Beber would score the win, aboard his Colorado based entry.  Aidan Hovind would post a runnerup finish, with two great runs aboard his new 'Spike', John Deere entry.  Super Stock Class would see Ralph Lauffer of Colorado, atop the leader board.




The Mini Rod Class entertained the crowd with a great show and close competition.  Sarah Crowe would wheel her turbocharged diesel entry, into the top spot for the Moody Pulling Team.  Jerry Toland would use an opening round Full Pull to anchor his position in second place, aboard his 'Shinin Time' tractor.  Colby Crowe would wheel his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor, to a couple of great passes and a third place scoring.  David Houchen would earn a fourth place finish, aboard his 'Back In The Day' tractor.



The Super Rod Class tractors would close the show in wild fashion, with Ken Langham Sr. scoring his second victory of the season, with a win aboard his 'Psycho' tractor.  John Kiemele would post a great runnerup finish, with two great runs aboard his 'Dodge This' machine.  Randell Moody would place his 'Ridge Runner' tractor on the podium, securing a third place finish for the night.  Ken Langham Jr. at the wheel of his 'Sneaky Snake' tractor, would score a fourth place finish for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  Stetson Bowerman would post a top five finish, aboard his new generation LS Chevrolet powered tractor.


A scheduled Saturday night pull was cancelled due to rain, at the Hunt County Fair.  LSGTPA teams will next compete in Bonham, Texas, during the Bonham Heritage Days events on Saturday May 5th.  The event will take place at the Powder Creek Park Pulling Track, across from the historic Bonham Depot.








LSGTPA 2018 Season Kickoff in Cooper


The 2018 LSGTPA tractor pulling season is off to a roaring start, after the Season Opener event held in Cooper, Texas.  As a feature of the Delta County Fair & Junior Livestock Show, the event would host pulling teams from across Texas and surrounding states, in two rounds of LSGTPA pulling competition.  A very well prepared track was provided by Rocky Young and RY Construction, and fans would brave cool temperatures to enjoy the action.

Opening ceremonies would feature an outstanding National Anthem performance by area talent Kristi Oats.  The LSGTPA Youth Class competitors would take to the 200' track first, with Tatom Robinson taking the win aboard his 'Lil Digger' machine.  Kayden and Seth Wilbur would share driving duties aboard their newly painted Sears Suburban, taking second and third place positions.  Lane Duncan would pilot his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor to a fourth place finish, and would place his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor in fifth, after suffering some new clutch issues aboard both machines.



In Stock Class action, Claude Lewis would take the win in a close battle.  Kody Langham would pilot his Longhorn Express Pulling Team machine to the runnerup spot.  In Hot Stock Class, Madison Pellerin would take the crown, piloting her 'Instigator' tractor to the victory.



In Stock Diesel Class, Patrick Bramlett would pilot his 'Warthog' tractor into the top spot in the class.  Jeff Robinson would debut his newly acquired diesel entry, scoring a runnerup finish in the event, just feet behind the winner.



In Big Stock Class competition, Jerry Toland would claim the stop spot aboard his 'Triple Deuce' tractor.  Patrick Bramlett would run his 'A Muck' tractor to a runnerup posting, with Kody Langham steering his way into the third place aboard his 'Texas Thunder' entry.  Tyler Van Beber would score a fourth place finish in the class.


The Stock Altered class title would be taken by Ralph Lauffer,  making the haul from Greeley, Colorado to take the win.  Lauffer would also claim the top spot in the Super Stock Class, aboard his high winding, alcohol burning machines.



In Motorcycle Class competition, Tyler Van Beber would power his Case bodied entry into the top spot.  In Outlaw Class competition, Steve Hovind would debut his new 'Spike' entry, and would take the top honors with his turbocharged diesel powered machine.  Jeff Van Beber would pilot his Colorado entry into the runnerup spot.  Ralph Lauffer would post a podium finish, scoring third place on the day.


In Mini Rod Class, David Houchen would score the victory, aboard his 'Back In The Day' tractor.  Jerry Toland would take a wild ride out of bounds, aboard his 'Shinin Time' machine, limiting his scoring to a runnerup finish in the wild and entertaining class.




In Super Rod, the wild runs would continue on the biting track, with Ken Langham Sr. posting a Full Pull to close the show and take the victory aboard his 'Psycho' tractor.  Ken Langham Jr. would post a Full Pull aboard his 'Sneaky Snake' machine, to post a runnerup finish aboard his Ford powered tractor, and secure a one-two finish for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team out of Bonham.  John Kiemele would finish on the podium with two great runs, aboard his beautiful 'Dodge This' machine, taking third place in the field.








Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LSGTPA 2018 SEASON OPENER SET FOR COOPER

The 2018 LSGTPA tractor pulling season is set to kickoff with opening day scheduled for April 14th, in Cooper, Texas !!  LSGTPA teams from throughout the state will converge on Harmon Park in Cooper, to open the season with two rounds of pulling action on the Delta County Fair Pulling Track.  Action is set to commence at 2pm, with our National Anthem performance by Kristi Oats.



Held as a feature event of the Delta County Fair, the event will kickoff a series of pulls scheduled for the spring of the LSGTPA 2018 season.

LSGTPA 2018 SCHEDULE

APRIL 14       DELTA COUNTY FAIR                   2PM     COOPER, TEXAS
APRIL 20       HUNT COUNTY FAIR                     6PM     GREENVILLE, TEXAS
APRIL 21       HUNT COUNTY FAIR                     6PM     GREENVILLE, TEXAS
MAY  5          BONHAM HERITAGE DAYS          3PM     BONHAM, TEXAS
JUNE 22         LINDSAY TRACTOR PULL                         LINDSAY, TEXAS
JUNE 23         LINDSAY TRACTOR PULL                         LINDSAY, TEXAS
AUG 8           BILL HALTER MEMORIAL  PULL  6PM    BLUE RIDGE, TEXAS
OCT 6            OLD TIME SATURDAY             12 NOON   FARMERSVILLE, TEXAS
OCT 20          HELP A CHILD BENEFIT PULL      TBA     SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

For maps and directions, current schedule information and more, visit the LSGTPA website at LSGTPA


Monday, November 20, 2017

LSGTPA 2017 Champions Crowned

The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association 2017 season has concluded, with the champions crowned in each of ten classes of competiton.  The ten event season featured two double header contests, and included eight cities on the 2017 LSGTPA tour.



The LSGTPA Youth Class title would be awarded to Jacob Hovind and the Mean Green Pulling Team from Princeton, Texas.  The team would utilize several drivers, to post four wins on the season, scoring the championship crown aboard the 'Yes Deere' machine.



The LSGTPA Stock Class title would be earned by Claude Lewis of Ravenna, Texas.  Claude would post a five win season effort, aboard his 'Old Yeller' tractor.  The Cub Cadet 126 tractor features a Kohler engine, spinning Carlisle Super Lug tires. 


The 2017 LSGTPA Hot Stock Class champion crown would be earned by Madison Pellerin, aboard her 'Instigator' machine.  Madison would post a dominating seven win season during the 2017 series, to score the championship crown in her first full season of competition.


The Stock Diesel Class 2017 Championship title would be taken by Patrick Bramlett and the PB&J Pulling Team.  Bramlett would use a six win season to take the class title, aboard his award winning 'Warthog' machine.  The Cub Cadet 782D tractor features a military theme, utilizing features and images reflecting the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, used by the US Airforce.


The LSGTPA Big Stock Class title would belong to Jerry Toland, and his 'Triple Deuce' number 222 machine.  Toland would post five wins during the season, to take the top spot in the field.  Jerry fields two tractors in competition from Bryan, Texas, and would double up in 2017 with two championship titles.


The high winding Stock Altered Class championship title would belong to Michael Mayberry of Sequin, Texas in 2017.   Mayberry would score two wins enroute to his class title, aboard his 'Pulling For Peanuts' machine.  The twin cylinder, alcohol burning machine features a Cub Cadet chassis and drive train.  


The LSGTPA Super Stock Class title for 2017, would belong to Ralph Lauffer of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Lauffer competes within several pulling organizations across multiple states, and would use a three win season to score his first Texas class title.


The 2017 LSGTPA Outlaw Class Championship crown would be worn by Paul Smith, of Morgans Point Resort, Texas.  Smith would wheel his crowd favorite, 'Texan', to a seven win season to earn the class title.  The award winning 'Texan' tractor, features a high winding Suzuki GSXR for power.


The LSGTPA Mini Rod Class Championship title would belong to Jerry Toland, who would double up in 2017 with two class championships.  Toland would pilot his popular 'Shinin Time' tractor to the win in Mini Rod Class, using five wins and two runnerup finishes in ten events, to secure the crown.  The alcohol fueled tractor is powered by a 2.3 Ford four cylinder, and features a vintage Hilborn fuel injection system.



The LSGTPA Super Rod Class title would be taken by Ken Langham, Sr. of Bonham, Texas.  Langham and his Longhorn Express Pulling Team field multiple tractors, and would pilot his 'Psycho' machine into the top spot in the Super Rod Class.  The Bonham Service Center backed team would use Chevrolet power to take the top spot in the class.


During the 2017 LSGTPA awards program, the club would honor the Armed Forces Veterans of the pulling teams.  Veterans in attendance included Richard Duncan, Claude Lewis, John Kiemele, John Aufdenkamp, Jerry Toland, Ken Langham Sr, and Patrick Bramlett.







Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LSGTPA HELP-A-CHILD-BENEFIT 2017 SEASON FINALS RESULTS

LSGTPA HELP-A-CHILD-BENEFIT 2017 SEASON FINALS RESULTS

LSGTPA pulling teams would roll into Sulphur Springs, Texas for the final event of the 2017 pulling season, contested under the lights of the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center stadium.  Held as a feature of annual Help-A-Child-Benefit event, the tractor pull would cap a full day of activities, including a chili cook-off, BBQ contest, antique tractor pull, and an auction.  The fundraising event has donated proceeds approaching two hundred thousand dollars, since 2008. 

Youth Class competitors would take to the sandy arena track first, with Kaden Wilbur scoring a win aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor, for the Mean Green Pulling Team camp.  Lane Duncan would post a runnerup finish aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' machine.  Duncan would also place his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor on the podium, with a third place finish in the class.  Jared Stephan would wheel his 'Iron Head' tractor into the fourth place spot, with Cody Doyle piloting his 'Old Yeller' tractor into the top five.  Kaden Wilbur would place his 'Ugly Duckling' machine, in the sixth place position, to round out the field of tough Youth Class competitors.


In Stock Class competition, Kody Langham would wheel his Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry into the top spot, with Claude Lewis taking the runnerup spot aboard his 'Old Yeller' machine.  In Hot Stock, Steve Bowerman would use on opening round Full Pull on the 160 foot track, to secure the victory.  John Aufdenkamp would place his 'Rusteze' tractor in the runnerup spot for the Outlaw Pulling Team.  Mason Hovind would steer his 'Yes Deere' tractor onto the third place podium position.


In Stock Diesel, Patrick Bramlett would take the win aboard his 'Warthog' tractor, with Aidan Hovind pulling his 'Buckshot' machine into the runnerup spot.  In Big Stock, Kody Langham would double up on the night, with a win aboard his 'Texas Thunder' entry.  Jerry Toland would score the runnerup, with his 'Triple Deuce' machine.  John Aufdenkamp would take the third place position, with Gary Bramlett scoring a fourth place finish aboard his 'Amuck' tractor. 


In Outlaw Class competition, hired gun Jerry Toland would pilot Paul Smith's 'Texan' tractor into the top spot.  In Mini Rod Class, David Houchen would take the victory aboard his 'Back In The Day' tractor, using two great pulls to secure the win.  Colby Crowe would pilot his high-winding  'Weekend Warrior' machine into the runnerup spot.  Jerry Toland would post a third place finish, aboard his alcohol burning 'Shinin Time' tractor.  Sarah Crowe would finish in fourth place, aboard her turbo charged '99% Moody' tractor, after drivetrain issues would sideline her tractor in the second round. 

The Super Rod Class tractors closed the event with a wild show.  Kody Langham would use a final round Full Pull, aboard his Ford powered 'Sneaky Snake' tractor, to take the victory.  Ken Langham, Sr. would score an opening round Full Pull, aboard his 'Psycho' machine, to pace the field.  Langham Sr. was on a great pass in the final round, in an attempt to match the 'Sneaky Snake', when the engine let go aboard his Chevrolet powered entry, just inches from the finish line and the lead.  The Longhorn Express Pulling Team would finish one-two in the class, just inches apart.  John Kiemele would use two great pulls aboard his 'Dodge This' tractor, to score a close third place podium finish in the class.  Randell Moody and his 'Ridge Runner' tractor would score a fourth place finish, with Rocky Young making his pulling debut aboard the machine as the final round pilot.



As part of the Help-A-Child-Benefit fundraising, a raffle was conducted for a welding trailer package, provided with the support of Faulk Company, Anchor Contracting, 5W Construction, Kearney Trailers, Air Gas, and others.  The LSGTPA Youth Class drivers were honored to draw the ten finalists names from the entries, with the grand prize awarded to Baylee Massey. 




The LSGTPA 2017 season final was an exciting event, combined with the excitement of great prize drawings and fantastic food at the Help-A-Child-Benefit, held in an awesome facility that is the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.  To stay tuned for the crowning of the 2017 Champions, and the 2018 LSGTPA pulling schedule, visit the www.LSGTPA.com web page.