Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Founded in 1849 as a shipping point for cattle and bois d'arc posts, Farmersville, Texas has long been known as a hub for marketing agricultural products.  The community organized an Onion Festival for years, the roots of which have led to the current Old Time Saturday event, celebrated each October.  The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association teams, have become a proud feature of the event, competing on a 200 foot track, just a stones throw from the downtown festivities.  As area farmers and families celebrate the end of harvest season, the pulling teams enter the final stretch of the 2017 LSGTPA Championship season. With valuable points and class titles on the line, competitors would thrill the crowd with two rounds of exciting LSGTPA tractor pulling action.

Opening ceremonies would feature an outstanding National Anthem performance, delivered by Sydnee Hawkins.  Pastor Rick Emmert would deliver the opening prayer.
The LSGTPA Youth Class competitors would take to the hard packed track first, with Jacob Hovind taking his 'Yes Deere' entry to the win.  Cody Doyle would wheel his 'Old Yeller' tractor into the runnerup spot, with Jared Stephan placing his 'Iron Head' machine on the podium in third place.  Lane Duncan would score a fourth place finish aboard his 'Twisted Kitty' tractor, with Kaden Wilbur pulling to a top five finish aboard his 'Ugly Duckling' machine.  Seth Wilbur would score a sixth place finish on the day, with Lane Duncan posting a seventh place scoring aboard his 'Texas T-Rex', which suffered drive train issues during the opening round.

In Stock Class competition, Claude Lewis would take the title aboard his 'Old Yeller' tractor.  Kody Langham would score a runnerup finish, for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.  In Hot Stock Class, Madison Pellerin would take the crown, with a  first place finish aboard the 'Instigator' tractor.  John Aufdenkamp would take the runnerup spot, aboard the Outlaw Pulling Team 'Rusteze' tractor.  Mason Hovind would pull onto the podium, with a third place finish aboard his 'Yes Deere' tractor.  Kody Langham would wheel his Bonham Service Center entry to a fourth place finish in the class.

Stock Diesel would see Patrick Bramlett scoring a victory, aboard his beautiful 'Warthog' machine.  Aidan Hovind would score the runnerup position, aboard his 'Buck Shot' tractor, for the Mean Green Pulling Team camp. 

In Big Stock Class competition, Jerry Toland would wheel his immaculate 'Triple Deuce' tractor, into the top spot for the crown.  Patrick Bramlett would score a runnerup finish, aboard his 'A Muck' machine.  John Aufdenkamp would place his Outlaw Pulling Team entry on the podium in third place.  Kody Langham. would pull to a fourth place finish, aboard his 'Texas Thunder' tractor, for the Longhorn Express Pulling Team.

In Outlaw Class, Paul Smith would ride his 'Texan' tractor into the top spot, scoring a Full Pull in the opening round.  Steve Pierce would place his 'Buzzards Roost' machine in the runnerup position on the leader board.  In a wild Mini Rod Class showdown, Colby Crowe would take the win aboard his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor.  David Houchen would take the runnerup spot, aboard his 'Back In The Day' machine.  Sarah Crowe would wheel her '99% Moody', turbocharged diesel tractor,  onto the podium in third place.  Jerry Toland would steer his 'Shinin Time' tractor to a fourth place finish in the class. 

The crowd pleasing Super Rod Class tractors would close the show, with Ken Langham using a Full Pull to score the win, aboard his Chevrolet powered  'Psycho' machine.  John Kiemele would use two great pulls from his Chrysler powered machine, to place his 'Dodge This' tractor in the runnerup spot.  Ken Langham, Jr. would pilot his Ford powered 'Sneaky Snake', to a strong finish for a third place posting.  Randell Moody would take the 'Ridge Runner' machine, to a fourth place finish for the Moody Pulling Team. 

LSGTPA teams will now prepare for the 2017 season finale, which will be a feature event of the Help-A-Child-Benefit event in Sulphur Springs, on October 21st.  For more information on the LSGTPA, visit www.lsgtpa.com.

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