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September 11, 2018

Pro Pulling Nationals return to Lucas Oil Speedway for two big nights, this weekend

Pro Pulling Nationals
It'll be loud and impressive at Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday and Saturday as the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return.

Wheatland, Missouri (September 11, 2018) - The biggest, baddest trucks and tractors in the land converge on Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend for two nights sure to awe spectators who love pure horsepower.

It's the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals on Friday and Saturday nights as the infield in front of the main grandstand is transformed into a pulling area for the powerhouse machines. Gates open at 4 p.m. both days with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m.

Classes scheduled to be in action on Friday include the Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Mini Rod Tractors, Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors. On Saturday, classes include Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors.

"The fans always love this event, whether they are hardcore pulling fans who follow this type of motorsports, or those who are seeing it for the first time," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson said. "These trucks and tractors really are remarkable to see - plus it's shaping up as a great weather weekend so it'll be a lot of fun."

For those unfamiliar with Pro Pulling, here's a brief explanation for some of the featured classes scheduled to compete this weekend:

Light Weight Super Stock Tractors: These high flying tractors are known for their amazing wheel speed and wild rides. Weighing in at 6300 pounds, the Light Super Stocks are the lightest tractors on the Champions Tour.  Limited to 504 cubic inches, the majority of these tractors have converted to alcohol to defeat their competitors.

Limited Pro Stock Tractors: Limited Pro Stock class is a tip of the hat to the younger days of Pro Stock Tractor pulling. Limited to a 4.1 turbo charger, 640 cubic inches, and 9,500 pounds, this class has become a hot one with the fans of the Pro Pulling League.  

Super Modified Tractors: This class is an engineer's dream, as the goal is to get four Hemi's, three Turbines or Allison Aircraft Engines to sing in harmony, in a pursuit of putting the power to the track. Tipping the scales at 7,800 pounds the competitors in the E-3 Sparkplug Modified class must use every ounce to they have to their advantage.   

Unlimited Super Stock Tractors: Strap in to 8,000 pounds of high-flying fun with the Unlimited Super Stocks. Limited to 650 cubic inches, these machines may boast as many as four turbo chargers staged together. With methanol pumping through these engines, the Unlimited Super Stocks have become known for their ground pounding power and amazing wheel speed. 

Super Farm Tractors: The Super Farm Tractor class is the closest tractor you will see to stock on the Champions Tour. Competing at 9,300 pounds, the Super Farm Tractor class relies on a single turbo charger and 640 cubic inches to power down the pulling surface. Known throughout the country as one of the largest classes in pulling, the Super Farm Tractors class is most typically the closest class from the first place finisher to the 10th position.

Super Modified 2WD Trucks: This 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 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. Their machines can weight no more than 6,200 pounds, and finding the desired balance in keeping them pointed straight is a challenge.

Pro Modified 4WD Trucks: 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.

Pro Stock Tractors: These machines top out at a maximum of 10,000 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.

Admission prices:

Adults $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $40

Adults $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (ages 6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $50

Visit for more information on the series, including full schedules and season points.

Fans also are reminded that it's just one more week until the 8th annual ASCS Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial for Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints and WAR Sprints. A $10,000 pay day awaits the ASCS Sprints feature winner on night three.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

Dan Robinson
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984