6,350lb Modified 4X4 Trucks
Back for the third year, the 6,350 lb. Modified 4×4 trucks promise to get the Championship Tractor Pull off to a roaring start. David Mills, driving his trusty truck War Wagon is back to defend his 2018 title. Mills finished off last season by winning the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (PPL) Champion’s Tour. He’ll meet fierce competition in Ben Ellis Jr. driving Benjammin. Ellis won the National Tractor Pulling Association (NTPA) Grand National points race. Carmen Foster driving Foster Child, the NTPA Grand Nationals runner-up, is ready to face off against Ellis in a re-match.
Regional Champions are also vying for a trophy in Freedom Hall. Steve Bost, winner of the Lucas Oil PPL Western Series, and Steve Eichinger, winner of NTPA Region 2, are both in the mix to earn a title in Louisville.
9,300lb Super Farm Tractors
The Wednesday night 9,300 lb. Super Farm class is a wide-open race. Talented competitors from eight different regions and leagues fight for a berth in the Saturday night finals at the Championship Trator Pull. Stan Warda behind the wheel of Hammerin Hank won the NTPA Grand Nationals and wants to add another trophy to his collection.
He’ll face off against Charlie Capozzo driving Cruel Intentions, the NTPA Region 2 champion with an impressive eleven first place finishes. Red Storm Reloaded, driven by Mitch Fehn is coming off an excellent season winning the United Pullers of Minnesota, NTPA Region III and first place at Enderle. Randy Thomas and Bad Bodacious won seven pulls and the NTPA Mid-South region. With this much talent, it will be a battle to advance to Saturday’s finals.
7,500lb Modified Tractors
Three former 7,500 lb. Modified Tractor Grand Champions are back for a Wednesday night show-down. The 2018 Grand Champion Wayne Sullivan driving the Kentuckian returns to defend his title. After winning in Louisville, he finished the season in third on the PPL Champions Tour. Steve Boyd the 2017 Grand Champion with Lucas Oil Green Streak will be stiff competition after finishing second in the PPL Champions Tour with five victories. Three-time Grand Champion Ricky Long behind the wheel of Lucas Oil Racing TV rounds out the champions looking to return to the Saturday night winners circle.
After defeating Sullivan, Long and Steve Boyd in the PPL Champions Tour, Greg Boyd and Lucas Oil Green Streak Unlimited are looking for a spot on Saturday night and a Grand Champion title.
10,200lb Pro Stock Tractors
An excellent group of pullers start off the 10,200 lb. Pro Stock competition on Wednesday. Another reigning champion, Don Masterson and Tinker Toy, pulls into Freedom Hall on the opening night of the pull. Masterson is a three-time Grand Champion, also earning titles in 1998 and 2014. One more Grand Champion, Carlton Cope is back on Warparth. Cope won in 2013 and is vying for another title.
Jack Wischmeier driving Barely Gettin’ By, finished second in the always competitive Lucas Oil PPL Champions Tour and fourth in the Lucas Oil Midwest Region points race. Another driver to watch out for is Patricia Justison Fuchs with Corn Fed. Last year she advanced to the finals, but had a disappointing run. Having reached the finals, she’s hungry for victory. Fuchs went on to finish second in the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association.