WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 21, 2021) – Some of the world’s most-powerful trucks and farm tractors will be showing off Friday and Saturday as Lucas Oil Speedway plays host to the Lucas Pro Pulling League Nationals.
Championships in the Lucas Pro Pulling League will be decided as the 2021 schedule comes to a close in two big nights of action.
Classes scheduled to be in action on Friday will be ARP Lightweight Super Stocks, ARP Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks, Limited Pro Stock Tractors and Summit Racing Mini Rod Tractors.
On Saturday, it will be Big River Steel Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, AirDog Super Farm Tractors, Optima Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Line-X Modified 4WD Trucks, Pro Stock Tractors and Mac Trailer Hot Rod Semis.
“The Pro Pulling Nationals is always a fan favorite,” Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. “They put on a great show with a variety of styles of trucks and tractors and I know they have some championship battles coming right down to the wire.”
Here’s a look at the different divisions and what fans can expect:
Lightweight Super Stocks: These tractors are known for their amazing wheel speed and wild rides. Weighing in at 6,300 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 Diesel Trucks: It’s the fastest-growing class in the Pro Pulling League. Fans shout and cheer their brand loyalty as these 8,000 pound pick-ups come out to shows in large quantities. Running an OEM body makes this class easier to relate to their farm and work vehicles sitting in the parking lot.
Limited Pro Stock Tractors: The 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 button topic with the fans of the Pro Pulling League. The heartland of the U.S. can relate to this once start-up class, now to the bright lights of the biggest PPL events.
Mini Rod Tractors: The Mini-Rods may be small in size but the fun factor to watch is off the charts. Weighing just 2,050 pounds with 2,500 horsepower under the drivers fingertips makes for an exciting path down the 300 foot track.
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 Super Modified Tractor class must use every ounce to they have to their advantage. Fans from across the country, pack the stands for a chance to watch these machines throw dirt and with the power of over 10,000 horses.
Unlimited Super Stock Tractors: It’s 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. Keeping these bad boys between the lines and settled down is a daunting task.
Super Farm Tractors: 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: 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 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 weigh no more than 6,200 pounds.
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: Pro Stock Tractors are truly for the brand-loyal, die-hard tractor pulling enthusiast. Here, the John Deeres have 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 circle automatically. 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 monsters contain some of the more legendary teams in the sport.
Hot Rod Semis: Though these rigs may look similar to the one that towed them in, they are not quite the average truck one may pass on the highway. At 20,000 pounds, this class is the heaviest of the Champions Tour competitors. Pulling with DOT approved tires, the Hot Rod Semis have become a fan favorite across the country. With many competitors running multiple turbochargers, this class has become known for its power and thrilling performances by each competitor.
Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Opening ceremonies are at 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Friday tickets:Adults (16 and over) – $20Seniors (62 and over)/Military – $17Youth (ages 6-15) – $5Kids (5 and under) – FREEFamily pass – $45
Saturday tickets:Adults (16 and over) – $25Seniors (62 and over)/Military – $22Youth (ages 6-15) – $10Kids (5 and under) – FREEFamily pass – $60
For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at [email protected]. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.
CONTACT:Danny LortonLucas Oil Speedway General ManagerOffice: (417) 282-5984[email protected]