Monday, October 10, 2016

LSGTPA Season Finale Help-A-Child Benefit Pull Results

The 2016 LSGTPA tractor pulling season finale was conducted at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center facility in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Forty pulling teams from across the state competed in two rounds of LSGTPA tractor pulling action, as a feature event of the Help-A-Child benefit.  Rocky Young Construction transformed the arena floor into a pulling track surface.   Opening ceremonies featured the 2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen and performing artist, Sadie Evans, with an outstanding National Anthem performance.

LSGTPA Youth Class competitors would take to the track first, with Rinn Mayberry scoring the victory aboard the 'Old Yeller' tractor of Claude Lewis.  Lane Duncan would pilot his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor into the runnerup position, and would wheel his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor to a third place podium finish.  Jared Stephan would take his 'Iron Head' machine to a fourth place run for the Moody Pulling Team.  Jacob Hovind would score a top five finish aboard his 'Yes Deere' tractor for the Mean Green Pulling Team.  Kimberlee Stephan would pilot her Moody Pulling Team entry to a sixth place finish.

Lane Duncan launches his 'Texas T-Rex' Youth Class tractor at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

In Stock Class, Claude Lewis would score the victory aboard 'Old Yeller'.  Jimmy Helfferich would place second in the field, with Steve McCarley taking the third place spot.  James Helfferich would pull to a fourth place finish, in the very close field of Stock Class tractors.  In Hot Stock Class action, Kody Langham would score the win aboard his Longhorn Express Pulling Team entry.  Mason Hovind would score the runnerup aboard his 'Yes Deere' entry.  John Aufdenkamp would pilot his 'Rusteze' machine to a third place finish, with Jimmy Helfferich pulling to a top five finish.

Steve McCarley works his way downtrack, during the Help-A-Child LSGTPA pulling event in Sulphur Springs.

In Stock Diesel Class, Ken Langham, Jr. would take the top spot for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  Patrick Bramlett would pull into the number two spot, aboard his 'Warhog' tractor.  Aidan Hovind would take the third place podium position, aboard his Mean Green Pulling Team entry.  James Helfferich would pull to a fourth place finish on the night.

Ken Langham pilots his Longhorn Express Pulling Team diesel tractor to a win in Sulphur Springs.

Big Stock Class tractors were paced by Gary Bramlett, pulling to the win aboard his 'Amuck' tractor.  Jerry Toland would pilot his 'Triple Deuce' machine to a runnerup finish.  Kolby Langham and his BSC 'Texas Thunder' tractor would place third in the class.  James and Jimmy Helfferich would score fourth and fifth place finishes aboard their team tractors, with John Aufdenkamp posting a sixth place finish for the Outlaw Pulling Team.

Colby Crowe pilots his 'Weekend Warrior' during Mini Rod Class action at the Help-A-Child event in Sulphur Springs.

Stock Altered Class saw Michael Mayberry taking the win aboard his 'Pulling For Peanuts' entry, suffering drive line damage on the winning pull.  In Super Stock Class, John Aufdenkamp would post two great pulls to score the win aboard his alcohol burning 'Under The Influence' tractor.  In Outlaw Class, Paul Smith would wheel his 'Texan' tractor to the victory, with Steve Pierce pulling to a runnerup finish aboard his 'Buzzards Roost' machine.

Michael Mayberry wheels his 'Pulling For Peanuts' tractor, downtrack at the Hopkins County Civic Center arena.

In a wild Mini Rod Class performance, Colby Crowe would take the win aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor.  Jerry Toland would pull to the runnerup position, aboard his 'Shinin Time' machine.  David Houchen piloted his 'Back In The Day' tractor to a third place podium finish.  Paul Smith and his 'Texan' tractor would post a fourth place finish, with Sarah Crowe wheeling her turbocharged diesel, '99% Moody',  to a top five finish on the night.

John Kiemele scores a winning pull aboard his 'Dodge This' machine, at the LSGTPA event in Sulphur Springs.
The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show, with John Kiemele scoring the win aboard his 'Dodge This' tractor.  Randell Moody posted a runnerup scoring aboard his 'Ridge Runner' machine.  Ken Langham and his 'Psycho' tractor would pull into the third place position, for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  Steve McCarley would pull to a fourth place finish aboard his 'Scat Cat' machine.

Randell Moody takes his 'Ridge Runner' tractor downtrack during the LSGTPA 2016 season finale.

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