Wednesday, January 16, 2019


The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association teams celebrated the end of the 2018 pulling season, with the crowning of class champions in each pulling category.  The seven event season saw close races for class titles, in each of the eleven contested tractor classes.

The largest class of the season, and one of the most popular categories, would be the Youth Class.  Competitors up to the age of fourteen, compete aboard single cylinder machines weighing in at 1000 pounds.  Tatom Robinson would earn the class title, aboard his 'Lil Digger' tractor.  Robinson would use a strong start and consistent performances to maintain a lead over Lane Duncan, who would finish second aboard his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor.  Jared Stephan would finish in the top three, aboard his 'Iron Head' machine.

Stock Class would be a close contest, with Claude Lewis using four wins on the season, aboard his 'Ol Yeller' tractor, to take the class title.  Lewis would finish just one point in front of Kody Langham, at the final event of the season to earn the crown.

In Hot Stock, Madison Pellerin would pull to a dominating performance in the class, taking the championship with a five win season.  Pellerin would lead start to finish, over John Aufdenkamp and Kody Langham, to pace the top three in the class.

Stock Diesel would see a come from behind victory for Jeff Robinson, winning the final event and taking a two point margin of victory to the class championship.  Robinson would battle Patrick Bramlett, who would finish in the runnerup position aboard his 'Warthog' military themed tractor.

The Big Stock Class would see a great start to the season by Jerry Toland, aboard his 'Triple Deuce' tractor, winning three of the first four events.  Toland would maintain the lead to the class championship, over the second place finish of Gary Bramlett aboard his 'A-Muck- entry.

Stock Altered and Super Stock Class would see a double up, with the Colorado pulling team entries of Ralph Lauffer taking wins at the very first event, and leading the class from start to finish for the championship in each category.

In Motorcycle Class competition, Jeff Van Beber would use three wins early in the season, to secure his class title.

In Outlaw Class competition, Aidan Hovind would use a strong middle of the season performance, to come from behind and take the class title over Jeff Van Beber.  Hovind would finish strong, taking the win in three of the last four events, to secure his come from behind victory in the class, aboard his 'Spike' John Deere entry.

In the highly competitive Mini Rod Class, Colby Crowe would pilot his 'Weekend Warrior' tractor to a three win season, taking the championship crown by two points.  Sarah Crowe would finish in the runnerup spot, aboard her '99% Moody' tractor.

In the wild Super Rod Class tractor category, a year long battle between the Longhorn Express Pulling Team entries would see the team finishing one and two in the class.  Ken Langham, Sr. would pilot his 'Psycho' tractor to a four win season, just enough to claim the class title over Ken Langham, Jr. aboard his 'Sneaky Snake' tractor.

The LSGTPA pulling teams will be preparing for the 2019 season over the winter months, with the 2019 schedule to be announced in early spring !  Stay tuned for off season updates and rumors, as the 2019 season begins to shape up !