They are back, the ground pounding Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League returns to the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO Saturday September 12th. Don’t miss some of the best pullers in the Nation going for one of the highest single day payouts of the year. Gates will open at 5 p.m. With the pull to begin around 7 p.m.
Adults (16 and up) $20
Seniors (62 and up) $15
Youth (6 to 15) $5
Kids (5 and under) Free
Family Pass $40
This event will be an ESPN2 National broadcast and features:
Super Modified Tractors
Essentially the most powerful motorsports vehicle in the world, the multi-engine monsters have the possibility of running a maximum of four (4) automotive engines - or two (2) jet turbine, or Allison-type aircraft engines. Built on rigid, tube frame chassis to withstand the rigors of up 9-thousand horsepower, these uniquely crafted machines can weigh a maximum of 7,700-pounds and produce wheel speeds approaching 140 mph.
Pro Mod Four-Wheel Drive Truck
Referred by many as using “mountain motor” technology, these carbureted behemoths draped in the most popular American-made pickup truck body styles, have no engine size limit – and some are topping out at over 800 cubic-inches on alcohol fuel. One of the larger classes at any event, the Pro Mod Four-Wheel Drive Truck must weigh a maximum of 6,350-pounds. While steering and throttle application requires a lot of “finesse”, another huge challenge is placing as much weight at the front as possible, which allows the front two wheels to pull and claw a pathway early on, before the increased weight of the sled puts the final emphasis on the remaining pair of spinning tires at the rear. Close competition is noted in this division, as many times all competitors are within just a few feet of each other when the dust settles.
Super Modified Two-Wheel Drive Truck
The Super Modified Two-Wheel Drive Truck division is another filled with colorful American-made truck body styles, equally dazzling paint schemes and some of the more popular personalities behind the wheel. Using supercharged and alcohol-injected drag racing-type engines, these trucks indeed awe the crowd with their power and on-track antics, with part of their weight transfer characteristics resulting in towering wheel-stands at various points along the track. These machines can weigh no more than 6,200 pounds, and finding the desired balance in keeping them pointed straight is truly a challenge.
10,000 lb Pro Stock Tractor
Pro Stock Tractors are truly for the brand-loyal, die-hard tractor pulling enthusiast. Here, the John Deere brand has reigned supreme for years, but the challenges brought on by other popular makes and models such as International have not relegated them to the winner’s circle automatically. These machines top out at a maximum of ten thousand pounds and may bolt on a single turbocharger to an engine that can be built up to 680 cubic-inches in displacement. Using a combination of diesel fuel and water injection, these smoke-billowing monsters contain some of the more legendary teams in the sport. The agriculture-based fans will see a slight similarity between the appearance of these tractors and those seen at home in the field, but the power and paintjobs on these machines are just two of the differences that will certainly jump out to all spectators.
Unlimited Super Stock Tractors
The Unlimited Super Stock Tractors are high wheel speed, alcohol burnin’ tractor-like machines. They retain the look of their agricultural brethren on the outside but under the hood lurks something different. With sleek sheet metal wrapping a stock block, these triple turbocharged Goliaths contain a 5,000 horsepower producing engine. Creating amazing wheel speeds and cranking out brute horsepower power, they cruise by fans with fury while maintaining a wheel standing during their pass. With a variety of brands competing (Minneapolis Moline, CASE, John Deere and Agco-Allis) this class will surely wet the appetite of any fan in the stands.