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Razor-close finish in Pro Mod 4WD Trucks headlines final night of Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals
WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 24, 2022) - Jim Bosch in Midnight Raider made it a six pack of Pro Modified 4-Wheel Drive Trucks championships on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Series with a winning pull in Saturday’s season finale, going 312.98 feet to top a closely bunched leader board.
The win came on the final night of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway, where seven divisions were in action as the season came to a close. No division was closer than the Pro Modified 4 WD Trucks.
Bosch, of West Olive, Michigan, edged out Terry Hagedorn’s Gun Powder & Lead by just two feet. The top seven pullers in the class were separated by just 4.73 feet. Bosch earned his second straight championship and sixth overall title.
“I’m telling you, we just hit our stride and had our stuff right tonight,” Bosch said. “This is the way to do it, winning at the end."
Bosch noted a tough road to the latest title, with adversity along the way.
“We really thrashed," he said. "We blew up two motors this year. We put in a long August. We did a lot of work.”
In other action on Saturday:
Blackbourn takes win, title in Unlimited Super Stock Tractors: Josh Blackbourn already had the Unlimited Super Stock Tractors championship locked up for a second straight year, but the Newton, Wisconsin, driver finished off the season in style with a victory in his division.
Career victory No. 20 saw Blackbourn pilot Considered Armed & Dangerous HD to a pull of 380.82 feet. That was a dominating 37 feet better than runner-up Jeff Hirt in Runnin' Bare.
“All year we’ve managed to stay consistent, but knew there was something missing,” Blackbourn said, noting he was able to experiment with some things in the final run of the season with the points title locked up. “Coming into tonight with the points lead, we had some things we wanted to change and try and it sure worked out great.
“It’s been a really special year. It was a lot of fun competing against Jeff. I’m just very humbled.”
Super Farm Tractors win to Barman in Hooked Up: The Super Farm Tractor Hooked Up, driving by Brian Barman of Middleton, Wisconsin, earned a third win of the season and first at Lucas Oil Speedway in the Super Farm Tractors class.
Barman pulled 335.35 feet, 5.59 feet better than Jeremy Roberts in Wicked Whitetail.
“It’s been running really good,” Barman said of Hooked Up. “We’ve had a few hooks this year where we didn’t finish very well, but we were pretty consistent.”
Josh Miley had a sixth-place run in his High Maintenan$e, but that was enough to give the Francisco, Indiana, driver a repeat division championship.
Long takes Super Modified Tractor victory: Making the last pass of nine Big River Steel Super Modified Tractors, Keith Long in Lucas Oil Bullseye, took home the victory with a 335.69 pull. Long also was crowned the season champ in the division.
Long’s winning run came in a second attempt after a blower belt came loose in his first try. Long, of Glasgow, Kentucky, pulled the sled 335.69 to beat out Shannon Leischner in Dirtslinger Too by four feet.
“That first pass, it throwed my two belts off. I don’t know what we’re doing wrong, but it made a fantastic second pass,” Long said. “I was just pleased to win. This class has gotten so tough this year and we’ve had such an enjoyable time. It’s been a great year.”
Ricky Long of Glasgow, Kentucky, in the MAVTV tractor wound up eighth, but was the 2022 points champion.
River Rat prevails in Pro Stock Tractors: River Rat. driven by Kevin Masterson of Grandview, Ind., captured the Pro Stock Tractors win with a pull of 346.10. That beat runner-up Loud & Heavy, driven by Brandon Simon, by 3.22 feet.
Simon, of Farley, Iowa, took home the season championship for the second straight season and said "we had a good crew that helped make everything happen."
White and Addiction win Super Mod 2 WD Trucks: Michael White from Lafayette, Indiana, took a narrow victory in the Optima Batteries Super Modified 2 Wheel Drive Trucks. White edged out Loud & Low piloted by R.J. Simon by 3.52 feet. White also captured the season championship.
Holy Smokes scores Hot Rod Semis win: It was a convincing victory in the Mac Trailer Hot Rod Semi Truck division for Lonny Sailor in Holy Smokes. Sailor pulled 344.36 feet, a 36.24 margin over Hillbilly Deluxe driven by Spencer Rook.
Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals results
Super Farm Tractors
1, Hooked Up. Brian Barman, Middleton, Wis. 335.35
2, Wicked Whitetail, JD. Jeremy Roberts, Sullivan, Ind. 329.76
3, Thumpin Pumpkin, AGCO. Shane Masten, Niles, Ind. 328.88
4, Fast & Furious, JD. Don Slama, Lavalle, Wis. 328.80
5, Screamin Norwegian, IH. Shaun Boyd, Stoughton, Wis. 328.19
6, High Maintenan$e, IH. Josh Miley, Franciso, Ind. 326.78
7, Dime A Dozen, IH, Jerry Barrass, Marion, Ill. 326.27
8, 44, JD. Michael SNepp, Franklin, Ind. 325.83
9, Crop Doctor, IH. Jon Silsby, Union City, Tenn. 323.04
10, Running Buck Wild, JD. Andy Schwenk, Jasper, Ind. 320.19
11, Never Say Never, IH. Ft. Branch, Ind. 313.88
Unlimited Super Stock Tractors
1, Considered Armed & Dangerous HD. IH. Josh Blackbourn, Newton, Wis. 380.82
2, Runnin Bare, Case IH. Jeff Hirt, Port Clinton, Ohio. 343.81
3, Extremely Armed & Dangerous, IH, Terry Blackbourn, Newton, Wis. 342.55.
4, Ruttin Deer, JD. Bob Gansemer, Platteville, Wis. 340.02
5, Full Tilt. Massy. Mike Novinger, Shelbyville, Mo. 338.47
6, The Squealer, JD. Collin Meese, Oblong, Ill. 330.76
7, Field Forged. Scott Whitworth, Worthington, Mo. 328.32
8, Ruttin Deere 2, JD. Brandon Block, Pearl City, Ill. 321.41
9, Out of Time, JD. Aaron Hull, Waupun, Wis. 318.06
10, MMG 1000, MM. Aaron Hull, Waupun, Wis. 316.93
11, Eat N Dollars Alky Edition, David Esteb, Franklin, Ind. 238.69
12, Taking Care of Business, JD. Aaron Hull, Waupun, Wis. 143.04
Big River Steel Super Modified Tractors
1, Lucas Oil Bulls Eye. Keith Long, Glasgow, Ky. 335.69
2, Dirtslinger Too. Shannon Leischner, Weldon, Ill. 331.72
3, Dirtslinger. Bill Leischner, Weldon, Ill. 330.81
4, Irish Challenger 2.0. Dave Walsh, Mauston, Wis. 320.94
5, Optima Batteries Kentuckian. Wayne Sullivan, Warsaw, Ky. 314.40
6, Renk Seed Money Maker. Bret Berg, Farmington, Minn. 309.87
7, Takes a Lickin. Steve Bunnage, Golden Gate, Ill. 300.76
8, MAVTV. Ricky Long, Glasgow, Ky. 255.58
9, 4 Aces. Dave Walsh, Mauston, Wis. 121.97
Pro Stock Tractors
1, River Rat. Kevin Masterson, Grandview, Ind. 346.10
2, Loud & Heavy. Brandon Simon, Farley, Iowa 342.88
3, Tinker Toy. Kevin Masterson, Grandview, Ind. 340.89
4, Green With Envy. Allen Legrand, Madisonville, Ky. 336.15
5, Billet Binder, Jack Maize, Amity, Mo. 330.52
6, Loud & Loaded. Brandon Simon, Farley, Iowa 327.95
7, Agony of Defeat, Branson Simon, Farley, Iowa, 318.72
8, Loud & Heavy X. Brandon Simon, Farley, Iowa, 276.09
9, Revvalation Pro. Justin Johnson, Cottage Grove, Wis. 1.78
10, Young Blood. Brian Schramek, WIlliamsburg, Mo DQ
Pro Modified 4WD Trucks
1, Midnight Raider, Chevy. Jim Bosch, West Olive, Mich. 312.93
2, Gun Powder & Lead, Chevy. Terry Hagedorn, Thompson, Mo. 310.91
3, Runnin Wild, Ford. Charles Hinds, Quitman, Texas. 310.61
4, Southern Belle, Chevy. Steve Bost, Pocahontas, Ill. 310.60
5, Renegade, Dodge. Graham Young, Versatilles Ky. 309.49
6, Ratical, Chevy. Steve Clem, Versailles, Ky. 309.38
7, The Punisher, Chevy. Larry Jarrell, Gallipolis, Ohio. 308.20
8, Kickin Up Dust, Chevy. Terry Hagedorn, Thompson, Mo. 303.88
9, Just In Time, Chevy. Justin Grace, Versailles, Ky. 302.93
10, Time 2 Play, Chevy. Roger Gregg, Nokomis, Ill. 302.11
Optima Batteries Suepr Modified 2WD Trucks
1, Addiction, Chevy. Michael White, Lafayette, Ind. 344.19
2, Loud & Low. RJ Simon, Farley, Iowa. 340.57
3, Sawmill Express, Chevy. Tim Beaty, Jamestown, Tenn. 337.60
4, Sold Out. Jerry Wulfekuhle, Farley, Iowa. 337.07
5, Parts City Auto Parts, Chevy. Tony Tatum, Bardstown, Ky. 336.10
6, Midnight Revenger, Chevy. Jared Nelson, Altamont, Ill. 334.29
7, Sweet Revenge, Chevy. Bethany Nelson, Altamont, Ill. 333.98
8, Big Ed Red, Chevy. Brant Sullivan, Warsaw, Ky. 331.12
9, On the Edge, Ford. Russell Nichols, Lore City, Ohio. 330.53
10, Simon Sez Dodge, Dodge. Brad Wachob, Farley, Iowa. 330.37
11, Hi Maintenance, Chevy. Tony Fleming, Lamont, Iowa. 329.93
12, After Midnight, Chevy SSR. Misty Nelson, Sidney, Ill. 329.92
13, P5, Ford. Chad Mayhill, Reynolds, Ind. 329.05
14, Corn Burner, Dodge. Jason Sullivan, Edgewood, Iowa. 328.01
15, Apex. Will Teasley, Pleasant View, Tenn. 327.92
16, Simon Sez Chevy, Chevy. RJ Simon, Farley, Iowa. 327.55
17, Midnight Gambler, Dodge. Jeremy Nelson, Sidney, Ill. 326.31
18, 2 Timin, Ford. Chad Mayhill, Reynolds, Ind. 321.40
19, Lumber Jack. Donnie Sullivan, Warsaw, Ky. 317.52
20, In 2 Deep, Ford. Chaz Fleming, Lamont, Iowa. 303.46
21, Full Throttle, Chevy. Lisa Tatum, Bardstown, Ky. 288.88
MAC Trailer Hot Rod Semis
1, Holy Smokes, Peterbuilt. Lonny Sailor, Oak Park, Minn. 344.36
2, Hillbilly Deluxe, Peterbuilt. Spencer Rook, Jeromesville, Ohio, 308.12
3, Freightshaker, Freightliner. Colton Sailor, Princeton, Minn. 220.39
4, Playin’ With Fire. Ryan Debroux, New Franklin, Wis. 0.60
5, Class Act. Keith McConahay. DQ
USRA Nationals next: Lucas Oil Speedway will take next weekend off before the 9th annual Summit USRA Nationals fires up a six-night run with practice on Monday, Oct. 3. USRA-sanctioned divisions for Modifieds, B-Mods, Stock Cars, Tuners, Hobby Stocks, Limited Mods, Late Models and Factory Stocks will be in action.
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