Farmersville, Texas played host to the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association, for a two round tractor pulling event, as a feature of the Old Time Saturday festival. The annual event draws festival fans and pulling teams from across the area, for a Saturday full of fun and entertainment.
Clint Parker of Racers For Christ delivered the invocation during LSGTPA opening ceremonies, followed by an awesome National Anthem performance by Victoria Leigh. James Moody had prepared a great 200 foot track for the competitors, upon which the Youth Class competitors would start the show. Tatom Robinson would lead the pack, aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor. Lane Duncan placed second, aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor. Jared Stephan would pull to a third place finish, aboard his 'Ironhead' tractor. Lane Duncan would return to steer his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor into the fourth place position. Kimberlee Stephan would pull to a top five finish, aboard her Moody Pulling Team entry. Tatom Robinson would post a sixth place finish aboard 'Lil Digger', and finished seventh aboard his BSC machine.
The Stock Class title was taken by Steve McCarley, with James Helfferich posting the runnerup finish. Claude Lewis finished in the third place podium spot, with Jimmy Helfferich pulling to a fourth place finish in the class. In Hot Stock competition, John Aufdenkamp would take the victory aboard his 'Rusteze' machine. Kody Langham pulled to the runnerup position aboard his Longhorn Express Pulling Team machine. Mason Hovind posted a top three finish aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor, with Kolby Langham placing fourth. Jimmy Helfferich would pull to a top five finish.
In Diesel Class competition, Patrick Bramlett would lead the field with the top honors aboard his 'Warthog' tractor. Steve Hovind would pull to the runnerup position for the Mean Green Pulling Team. Jeff Robinson would post a top three finish, with James Helfferich finishing in fourth.
Big Stock Class competitors were paced by Patrick Bramlett aboard his 'Amuck' tractor, with John Aufdenkamp pulling to the second place position for the Outlaw Pulling Team. Jerry Toland would steer his 'Triple Deuce' tractor to a third place finish. Kolby Langham wheeled his 'Texas Thunder' tractor to a fourth place finish, with Jimmy Helfferich pulling to a top five finish on the day.
Super Stock action would see John Aufdenkamp posting the win, aboard his 'Under The Influence' alcohol burning machine. Ralph Lauffer would post top three finishes aboard his Colorado based tractors. In Outlaw Class, Paul Smith and his 'Texan' tractor would take the win, with Steve Pierce finishing second aboard his 'Buzzards Roost' tractor.
The Mini Rod tractors put on a great show, with Jerry Toland taking the title aboard his 'Shinin Time' tractor. David Houchen would wheel his 'Back In The Day' machine to the runnerup spot, with Paul Smith and his 'Texan' tractor finishing in third. Sarah Crowe would pilot her turbocharged diesel tractor into the fourth place position, with Colby Crowe posting a top five finish aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor.
The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show, with Ken Langham taking the win aboard his 'Psycho' tractor. John Kiemele pulled to the runnerup position aboard his 'Dodge This' machine. Randell Moody would pilot the 'Ridge Runner' into the third place podium position. Steve McCarley would post a fourth place finish aboard his 'Scat Cat' tractor, with Michael Sullivan posting a top five scoring aboard the 'Fired Up' tractor.
The LSGTPA teams will close the 2016 season on Saturday, October 8th, with the Help-A-Child event at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs. For more information, visit www.LSGTPA.com.