HUNT COUNTY FAIR LSGTPA TRACTOR PULL RESULTS
The need for a better traveling surface in Texas, prompted the construction of the Central National Road in 1844. The route provided for traffic from the Red River to the Trinity River, and brought settlers to the Hunt County area and to Greenville. By 1898, the first Hunt County Fair had been organized and in 1967 relocated to its current home near the site of the historic Majors Army Airfield. The need for a good tractor pulling surface in Texas, prompted the partnership of the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association with the Hunt County Fair in 2002, and has resulted in a cooperative effort that provides for a great show each year, held in conjunction with the Hunt County Fair. The 2014 Hunt County Fair tractor pull, was certainly one for the books, as the only double header on the LSGTPA schedule was certainly entertaining !
Great weather rewarded the fairs decision on an earlier start for 2014, and provided for awesome conditions for opening weekend. Bailey Melvin opened the LSGTPA show, with an outstanding performance of our National Anthem. The Youth Class took center stage during the Friday night opener, as the 'Chevy Hometown Kids' television crew were onhand to film and conduct interviews during the competition. The show, starring host Emily Reppert, highlights youth sporting events and airs on Fox Sports Southwest. Reppert and crew, covered the activities of the Youth Class competitors during the evening event.
Leading the pack, was the 'Rust-eze' entry of Korben Colley-Greer, scoring the win. Jared Stephan drove his 'Iron Head' tractor to the runnerup spot, while Lane Duncan piloted the 'Texas T-Rex' to the third place. Kody Langham placed his Bonham Service Center tractor in fourth, and Mason Hovind pulled to a top five finish aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor, during the Youth Class prime time performance.
|Korben Colley-Greer takes his 'Rust-eze' tractor down the Hunt County Fair pulling track in Greenville.|
The Stock Class was won by Shawn Aufdenkamp, followed by Kolby Langham in the runnerup position. Claude Lewis turned in a top three performance, while Aidan Hovind place the 'Yes Deere' tractor in the fourth position. In Stock Diesel, Steve Hovind used a Full Pull to record the win, over Ken Langham Jr, and Kieth Pope. Big Stock tractors were paced by Shawn Aufdenkamp, in a very close battle. Alex Jesko scored the runnerup aboard his 'Overtime' entry and Jerry Toland placed the 'Triple Deuce' tractor in the top three. Kolby Langham rounded out the field, aboard the 'Texas Thunder' machine.
Stock Altered fans witnessed another close battle, as Alex Jesko emerged with the victory aboard 'Outlaw'. John Aufdenkamp placed second and Ken Langham Sr. scored a top three finish. Michael Mayberry placed the 'Pulling for Peanuts' tractor in the fourth spot. In the Motorcycle Class, Paul Smith rode his 'Texan' tractor to the victory. Steve Pierce piloted his 'Buzzards Roost' entry to the second place spot, while Todd Hickerson recorded a top three finish. In the Mini Rod Class, the competitors were holding nothing back, as the class recorded four Full Pulls before David Houchen emerged as the winner aboard 'Back In The Day'. Colby Crowe powered his 'Weekend Warrior' machine to the runnerup, and Jerry Toland placed 'Shinin Time' in the top three. Sara Moody rolled coal to the fourth place spot, aboard her turbocharged diesel entry, and Tommy Kimmons placed his tractor in the top five.
The Super Rod tractors closed Friday nights show, with a Ken Langham Sr. victory. John Kiemele pulled to second, aboard the 'Dodge This' entry, followed by Donny Mayo aboard 'Blackfoot Squaw' and Randell Moody aboard 'Ridge Runner'
During Saturday night action, in the Youth Class, Jared Stephan placed his 'Iron Head' entry in the lead. Mason Hovind pulled to the runnerup aboard 'Yes Deere', and Korben Colley-Greer placed 'Rust-eze' in third. Lane Duncan piloted his 'Texas T-Rex' to the fourth place position, and Kody Langham pulled to a top five finish. In Stock, Aidan Hovind pulled to victory with Claude Lewis scoring second. Kolby Langham rode to a third place finish ahead of Aidan Hovind in fourth. Stock Diesel action, produced a win for Ken Langham, Jr. and a runnerup for Steve Hovind. Local favorite Keith Pope finished in third. In Big Stock, Kolby Langham pulled out the win, just ahead of Alex Jesko and the 'Overtime' tractor. Jerry Toland placed the 'Triple Deuce' in third, just ahead of Shawn Aufdenkamp. Stock Altered pilots witnessed a repeat win by Alex Jesko aboard the 'Outlaw' tractor, with Ken Langham Sr. scoring the runnerup. John Aufdenkamp pulled to the third position, with Michael Mayberry and the 'Pulling for Peanuts' entry placing fourth.
The Motorcycle class action, sorted out with Steve Pierce and 'Buzzards Roost' scoring the win. Todd Hickerson pulled to a runnerup, and Paul Smith pulled to third aboard his 'Texan' tractor. Paul Smith would return to pull in the Outlaw Class, and used a Full Pull to score the win aboard the 'Texan'. Todd Hickerson also pulled double duty, scoring the runnerup in the Outlaw Class. John Aufdenkamp placed his 'Three of a Kind' entry in third.
While the Youth Class stole the show on Friday night, Saturday night may well be designated the Colby Crowe show. Crowe competes in the Mini Rod class with his 'Weekend Warrior' entry. His girlfriend, Sarah Moody, also competes in the class with her turbocharged diesel '99% Moody' machine. On this night, Crowe pulled first, scoring a 179.30 foot pull. Crowe exited the top end of the track and awaited Moody, as is normal for the pair, often assisting each other. This time, however, Crowe had special plans. As Moody began her pull, Crowe produced a small box, took a knee on the finish line, and awaited Moody. Moody scored a 173.43 foot pull, before realizing Crowe and his proposal activities on the track. The packed stands went wild with cheers and even a few tears, as Sarah accepted Colby's ring in front of the crowd. The pair then left together to prepare their tractors for the next round, and prepare their plans for the next chapter of their lives. We certainly wish them well !
|She said yes ! Sarah Moody accepts a proposal from Colby Crowe, as the Hunt Count Fair crowd cheers !|
Jerry Toland would go on to win the Mini Rod Class, aboard 'Shinin Time', with Tommy Kimmons scoring the runnerup postion. The newly engaged Colby Crowe 'Weekend Warrior' and Sarah Moody '99% Moody' combo would finish third and fourth. David Houchen took the 'Back In The Day' tractor to a top five finish. The Super Rod Class tractors would close the show, with Ken Langham Sr. pulling to a win over John Kiemele and the 'Dodge This' machine. Randell Moody and 'Ridge Runner' placed third, with Donny Mayo and the 'Blackfoot Squaw' tractor pulling to fourth.
The teams will ready for the next pull on Saturday May 3rd, at the newly constructed Powder Creek Park Pulling Track in Bonham.. The event will be held in conjunction with the Bonham Heritage Day celebration, and is scheduled for a 3pm start.
|Rising star Bailey Melvin, performs the National Anthem at the Hunt County Fair LSGTPA Tractor Pull.|
|Emily Reppert talks tractors, with the Youth Class drivers for an upcoming episode of Chevy Hometown Kids.|
|Crawford Smith had equipment on display, during the Hunt County Fair tractor pull.|
|Crawford Smith performed track maintenance during the LSGTPA event at the Hunt County Fair.|