Wednesday, April 12, 2017



The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association teams would pull into Cooper, Texas for the second event of the 2017 LSGTPA Championship Pulling Series.  Teams from across the state would compete at the historic Harmon Park Pulling Track, prepared by Rocky and Gus Young of RY Construction.  The event was held in conjunction with the Delta County Jr. Livestock Show and Fair, and was contested on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Harmon Park.  Cooper High School talent, Mikayla Stuart, would perform the National Anthem during opening ceremonies to start the show, for a great crowd of pulling fans and fair goers.

The Youth Class competitors would take to the track first, with Jacob Hovind wheeling his 'Yes Deere' tractor to the win.  Jared Stephan would pilot his 'Iron Head' tractor into the runnerup spot, with Lane Duncan steering his way into the third place podium position, aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor.  Lane Duncan would pilot two tractors in the class, placing his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor in fourth place.  Cody Doyle would pull to a top five finish on the day, with Tatom Robinson driving his 'Little Digger' machine to a sixth place finish.  Enloe Museum staff would furnish trophies for the top performing Youth Class competitors.

In Stock Class, Claude Lewis would take the top honors, with Ken Langham pulling to a runnerup finish for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  James Helfferich would finish the day in the third place position, with Jimmy Helfferich scoring a fourth place finish.   In Hot Stock Class, Madison Pellerin would make her tractor pulling debut, and take the top spot aboard her 'Instigator' tractor.  Kody Langham would score a runnerup finish, aboard his Bonham Service Center sponsored machine.  Aidan Hovind would pilot the 'Yes Deere' tractor to a third place finish for the Mean Green Pulling Team.  Jimmy Helfferich would place fourth in the close field of Hot Stock Class tractors.

Stock Diesel Class competitors would see Patrick Bramlett take the top spot, aboard his 'Warthog' tractor.  Aidan Hovind would finish in the runnerup position, aboard his 'Buck Shot' diesel tractor.  Jeff Robinson had the early lead in the class, but would suffer drivetrain damage, and would be held to a third place finish.

In Big Stock Class, Jerry Toland would wheel his 'Triple Deuce' tractor into the top spot, using a second round Full Pull to secure the win.  Patrick Bramlett would run his 'A-Muck' tractor to a runnerup finish on the day, with Ken Langham taking the third place position with his 'Texas Thunder' tractor.  James Helfferich would pull to a fourth place finish in the class.

In the wild Mini Rod Class, Colby Crowe would pilot his 'Weekend Warrior' machine to the victory.  Jerry Toland would wheel his alcohol injected  'Shinin Time' tractor into the runnerup spot.  Steve Hovind would pilot Sarah Crowe's turbocharged diesel '99% Moody' tractor, scoring a third place podium finish for the Moody Pulling Team entry.  David Houchen would drive his 'Back In The Day' tractor, to a fourth place finish on the day.  The Super Rod Class would see Ken Langham, Sr. taking a wild ride aboard his Chevrolet powered  'Psycho' tractor, to secure the win for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  Randell Moody would pilot the 'Ridge Runner' tractor, into the runnerup spot for the Moody Pulling Team. 

The LSGTPA teams will prepare for a double header event in Greenville, during the Hunt County Fair on Friday and Saturday nights, of April 21st and 22nd.  To learn more about LSGTPA tractor pulling, visit the website. 

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