Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BATTLE AT BONHAM RESULTS

Battle At Bonham Tractor Pull Results
by LSGTPA


Lone Star Garden Tractor Pulling Association teams rolled into Bonham, Texas for the second time in 2016, for an encore performance at the Powder Creek Park Pulling Track.  Located on the hillside overlooking the scenic park, and just a few steps from the Fannin County Museum of History at the Texas & Pacific Bonham Depot, the 200 foot track proved to challenge the teams in two rounds of tractor pulling action.  Lonny Parson of the Honey Grove Cowboy Church delivered the invocation during opening ceremonies, and performing artist Bailey Melvin presented our National Anthem to start the show.  

The Youth Class competitors took to the track first, with Jared Stephan scoring the win aboard his 'Iron Head' tractor.  Lane Duncan piloted his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor to the runnerup position, with Jacob Hovind placing third aboard his 'Yes Deere' machine.  Lane Duncan would steer his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor to a fourth place finish on the day, with Tatom Robinson pulling to a fifth place finish in the field.  Ren Mayberry scored a sixth place finish to round out the tough field of Youth Class pullers.

Stock Class saw Jimmy Helferich use a Full Pull to take the lead, and the top spot on the day.  Steve McCarley scored a second place finish, with James Helferich placing third.  Claude Lewis posted a fourth place finish in the class.  In Hot Stock,  Kody Langham took the top honors for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  John Aufdenkamp posted a close second place finish, just inches behind the leader, aboard his 'Rusteze' tractor.  Kolby Langham used a Full Pull in the opening round, and held onto the third place position.  Jimmy Helferich pulled to a fourth place finish, with Mason Hovind piloting his 'Yes Deere' machine to a top five finish.  

In Stock Diesel Class, Patrick Bramlett scored the win aboard his 'Warthog' tractor.  Ken Langham finished in second place for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team camp.  Aidan Hovind pulled to a top three scoring, for the Mean Green Pulling Team.  James Helferich finished in the fourth place position on the day.  The action heated up in Big Stock Class competition, with Jerry Toland topping the field aboard his 'Triple Deuce' tractor.  John Aufdenkamp pulled to a runnerup finish for the Outlaw Pulling Team.  Kolby Langham rode his 'Texas Thunder' tractor to a top three finish.  Jimmy Helferich placed fourth in the class, with Patrick Bramlett pulling to a top five finish aboard his 'A Muck' machine.  

The high winding Stock Altered Class tractors saw John Aufdenkamp taking the win, aboard his 'Under The Influence' tractor, with Michael Mayberry scoring the runnerup finish aboard his 'Pulling For Peanuts' machine.  The Mini Rod Class tractors put on a great show, with Colby Crowe scoring the win aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor.  Jerry Toland piloted his 'Shinin Time' machine, to the runnerup position.  David Houchen rode his 'Back In The Day' tractor to a third place finish, with Sarah Crowe placing fourth aboard her '99% Moody' machine.  Paul Smith and his wild 'Texan' tractor would place fifth in the Mini Rod Class, and would return to take the win in the Outlaw Class competition.

The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show, with Thomas Kimmons wheeling his 'Fired Up' tractor to the top spot.  Ken Langham would steer his 'Psycho'  machine to the runnerup spot, with John Kiemele taking third aboard his 'Dodge This' entry.  Randell Moody would work his 'Ridge Runner' tractor into the fourth place position, with Steve McCarley posting a fifth place scoring on the day.  

The LSGTPA teams will head down the tracks to compete at the Lindsay Truck and Tractor pull on July 22nd and 23rd.  For more information on LSGTPA events, check out www.lsgtpa.com .

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BATTLE AT BONHAM SET FOR JULY 16th

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 !!!

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 5pm, featuring performing artist Bailey Melvin presenting the National Anthem !



Performing artist Bailey Melvin, will perform the National Anthem during opening ceremonies of the LSGTPA Battle At Bonham tractor pull, at 5pm on Saturday July 16,

LSGTPA tractor pulling returns to Powder Creek Park on Saturday, July 16.

Powder Creek Park in Bonham, Texas will host Battle At Bonham, LSGTPA tractor pull.

Battle At Bonham, LSGTPA tractor pull, scheduled for Saturday night, July 16th at 5pm.

BATTLE AT BONHAM SET FOR JULY 16th

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 !!!

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 5pm, featuring performing artist Bailey Melvin presenting the National Anthem.



Performing artist Bailey Melvin, will perform the National Anthem during opening ceremonies of the LSGTPA Battle At Bonham tractor pull, at 5pm on Saturday July 16,

LSGTPA tractor pulling returns to Powder Creek Park on Saturday, July 16.

Powder Creek Park in Bonham, Texas will host Battle At Bonham, LSGTPA tractor pull.

Battle At Bonham, LSGTPA tractor pull, scheduled for Saturday night, July 16th at 5pm.

Monday, May 9, 2016

BONHAM HERITAGE DAY LSGTPA PULL RESULTS

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

LSGTPA TEAMS PREPARE FOR DOUBLE HEADER AT HUNT COUNTY FAIR

RAIN HAS FORCED THE CANCELLATION OF THE HUNT COUNTY FAIR PULLS, FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 22,23.  THE EVENT WILL BE CONTESTED ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30, WEATHER PERMITTING.

*******FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 29TH EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL********


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



DELTA COUNTY FAIR LSGTPA TRACTOR PULL RESULTS

DELTA COUNTY FAIR & LIVESTOCK SHOW LSGTPA TRACTOR PULL RESULTS

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.