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Four season champions crowned as Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals open at Lucas Oil Speedway


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Four season champions crowned as Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals open at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 23, 2022) - Night One of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals saw four season champions crowned on Friday night at Lucas Oil Speedway.

It was a double celebration for Andrew Hartman as he piloted International Addiction to victory in the Limited Pro Stock Tractors division. Hartman, of Haubstadt, Indiana, went 379.56 feet to claim the win by a little more than nine feet over Chris Aschliman in Diggin for a Livin.

Hartman also celebrated a repeat Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League season championship in the Limited Pro Stock Tractors class.

“I knew the tractor was capable of it, it was a matter if we had our setup right,” Hartman said the winning pull. “We haven’t made a pass that long all year. To be able to put down a run like that and finish out the year and round out the championship is just unreal.”

Hartman said it's been an emotional last year. His father, Quinton Hartman, a long-time top puller, passed away a year ago just before the Pro Pulling Nationals.

"It's special to be able to do this," Hartman said. "It meant a lot this year, more than I can really put into words."

Action in seven divisions is set to fire up at 6 p.m. Saturday. In other action on Friday:

Jones saves best for last in Lightweight Super Stocks: Bobby Jones of Pleasant Hill, Illinois, the final of 17 pullers in the ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractors, pulled off the victory with a distance of 361.89. That was just under 11 feet better than runner-up Alter Ego driven by Bryan Bowles of Mount Vernon, Missouri.

“I sat there til the last of the class and watched everything go through," Jones said. "It seemed like the track was tricky. We tried to stay to the right side where everybody was getting pulled to the left. It seemed like it just locked in and away it went."

The season title went to Considered Armed and Dangerous, driven by Terry Blackbourn of Newton, Wis., after his fifth-place run.

Gearhart wins pull, Stacey takes Super Stock Diesel title: Justin Gearhart of Circleville, Ohio, edged out Van Haisley in Rock Hard Ram by 2.37 feet to capture the ARP Super Stock Diesel main event.

Gearhart, last to go out of eight competitors, pulled 339.60 feet to earn the victory.

"When you come out here and you beat Van and you beat Erik, two of the best who've done it, that's pretty high marks," Gearhart said.

Erik Stacey in Smoknya HD wound up third and that was enough to give the Winchester, Ohio, driver his second straight ARP Super Stock Diesel season championship.

Nelson wins race and championship for Mini Rods: Jordan Nelson of Farley, Iowa, took the Summit Racing Mini Rod victory by outdistancing Bruce Slagh in Have No Mercy by just over five feet.

Nelson, in Loud & Mini, pulled 310.56 for the victory and, in a victory lane interview, talked about losing 60 pounds in his first season in the Mini Rod so he could better fit into the vehicle.

"It was a year ago here when I first sat in Adam Koeseter's Mini Rod," Nelson said. "It's been a long summer. It's been worth it. But if anyone's got any cookies, I'm ready to eat some."

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals results
Limited Pro Stock Tractors
1, International Addiction, IH. Andrew Hartman, Haubstadt, Ind. 379.56
2, Diggin For a Livin, JD. Chris Aschliman, Mt. Horeb, Wis., 370.18
3, Hickory Hooker, IH. Adrian Cox, Trenton, Mo. 369.90
4, Irrational Behavior, IH. Travis Wisel, Roanoke, Ind. 364.66
5, Ole Black Magic, IH. Gate Schottel, Savannah, Mo. 362.79
6, Hardcore Addiction, IH. Bradley Hartman, Haubstadt, Ind. 361.51
7, Color Blind, JD. Sydnee Summers, Buckner, Mo. 358.60
8, Diggin Deep Deere, JD. Tyler Paddock, Mount City, Kan. 353.25
9, Change of Pace, IH. Brad Begeman, Mendon, Ill. 344.41
10, Limited Edition, JD. Mike Bousema, Worthington, Minn. 340.43
11, Special Edition, JD. Steve Bousema, Worthington, Minn. 335.94
12, Faster Horses, JD. Brent Roberts, Hopkins, Mo. 334.32
13, Grain Mule, JD. Jerry Mason, Lasalle, Ill. 333.01
14, Family Feud. JD. Randy Stuckenschneider, Martinsburg, Mo. 331.91
15, Lil 2 Tuff, JD. John Osborn, Savannah, Mo. 00.63
16, Diggin for a Livin, JD. Chris Aschliman, Mt. Horeb, Wis. (drop due to mechanical)

ARP Lightweight Super Stock Tractors
1, Field Sobriety, IH. Bobby Jones, Pleasant Hill, Ill. 361.89
2, Alter Ego, NH. Bryan Bowles, Mount Vernon, Mo. 350.96
3, Big Temptation, Case. Bryan Haug, Centralia, Kan. 346.88
4, Night Shift, JD. Kurt Kesler, Rantoul, Ill. 345.30
5, Considered Armed A&D, IH. Terry Blackbourn, Newton, Wis. 335.01
6, A&D Deadly Force, IH. Terry Blackbourn, Newton, Wis. 334.90
7, On the Edge, IH. Martin Daniel, Bradyville, Tenn. 317.27
8, Little Temptation, Case. Elmer Haug, Centralia, Kan. 314.39
9, Monkey Mayhem Uncaged, IH. Todd Maedge, Marine, Ill. 312.58
10, Extremely Insane, IH. Larry Phillips, Vine Grove, Ky. 310.54
11, Lil Dominator, JD. Mike Novinger, Shelbyville, Ind. 304.77
12, NK Bin Buster, JD. Colton Whitworth, Worthington, Mo. 296.92
13, NK Yield Express, JD. Scott Whitworth, Worthington, Mo. 294.53
14, A&D Excessive Force, IH. Terry Blackbourn, Newton, Wis. 284.45
15, Loud & Light, JD. Larry Phillips, Vine Grove, Ky. 198.75
16, Eat N Dollars Alky Edition, JD. David Esteb, Franklin, Ind. 188.96
17, Case IH MX180, IH, Braden Schramek, Williamsburg, Mo. DQ

Summit Racing Mini Rod Tractors
1, Loud & Mini. Jordan Nelson, Farley, Iowa. 310.56
2, Have No Mercy. Bruce Slagh, Zeeland, Mich. 305.35
3, Very Lil Sanity. Bryan McDonald, Kennedyville, Md. 298.48
4, Phoenix. Dillion Bunnage, Ellery, Ill. 293.89
5, Pile Driver. C.J. Graczyk, Leitchfield, Ky. 292.99
6, Vibrator. Chase Richardson, Leitchfield, Ky. 289.20
7, Show No Mercy. Bruce Slagh, Zeeland, Mich. 279.29
8, Walk the Line. Ron Tobin, Evansville, Ind. 274.89
9, Side Piece. Chase Richardson, Leitchfield, Ky. 273.79
10, Simon Sez. Jordan Nelson, Farley, Iowa, 269.87
11, Beast of Burden. Adam Koester, Evansville, Ind. 266.81
12, LIttle Bare. Jeff Hirt, Port Clinton, Ohio. 264.59
13, Foot Loose. Adam Koeseter, Evansville, Ind. 174.23
14, 1X. Matt Johnson, Archie, Mo. 164.84
15, Buckeye Special. Richard Peters, Thornville, Ohio. 126.49
16, Bank Roller. Jesslyn Fagundes, Hanford, Calif. 108.10
17, B Bare. Jeff Hirt, Port Clinton, Ohio. Broke
18, Bob Cat Jr. Abbey Leischner, Weldon, Ill. DQ

ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks
1, Cream of the Crop, Dodge. Justin Gearhart, Circleville, Ohio 339.60
2, Rock Hard Ram, Dodge. Van Haisley, Fairmount, Ind. 337.23
3, Smoknya HD, Chevy. Erik Stacey, Winchester, Ohio, 336.27
4, Dead Pull, Ford. Terry Biggs, Noblesville, Ind. 328.98
5, Scheid Diesel, Dodge. Kent Crowder, Attica, Ind. 323.32
6, Ranch Hand, Dodge. Carl Butler, Avondale, Pa. 311.74
7, Caretaker. Adam White, Pendleton, Ky. 281.36
8, Cross Wired, Dodge. Keith Witt, Warrenton, Mo. 61.69

Action resumes on Saturday night. Classes in action include the Big River Steel Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks, 10,000 Pro Stock Tractors and Mac Trailer Hot Rod Semis.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with pulling beginning at 6 p.m. on the final night.

Spectator admission Saturday:
Adults (16 and up) $25
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $60 (Click here for more information)

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Article Credit: By Lyndal Scranton, Lucas Oil Speedway

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