Pro Pulling League Competitors use K&N Filters

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It is a league of awe inspiring behemoth full sized diesel trucks, ominous smoke belching 10 thousand pound stock tractors and various classes that compete for valuable points. The 2006 Lucas Oil Professional Pulling League has wrapped up and is preparing for a spring 2007 launch.

One of the goals of the Pro Pulling League (PPL) is to elevate the sport of professional and sportsman truck and tractor pulling to a new level to accommodate the pulling faithful. The League is a concerted effort by Lucas Oil Products, K&N Engineering and other business partners.

All Pro Pulling League Tractor Classes use K&N Filters
All Pro Pulling League Tractor Classes use K&N Filters
Competitors in the PPL must have a functional K&N Air Filter or a K&N Performance Gold Oil Filter on their vehicle of choice. “K&N makes good high quality filters,” said Pro Pulling League Director John Lucas. “The way K&N performs is second to none.”

2006 “Pro Puller of the Year” Jared Nelson drives a 2004 Chevy with a 572 cubic- inch engine. It is a two-wheel-drive funny truck that weighs 6200 pounds. “I compete against the toughest guys in the Super Modified Two-Wheel Drive Truck Class,” said Nelson. “It’s all about balance, and about knowing your dirt and your track.”

All Pro Pulling League Truck Classes use K&N Filters
All Pro Pulling League Truck Classes use K&N Filters
The supercharged truck set prepare for months. Competitors are hooked up to a weight transfer also known as a sled. The box and the pan are the two major components of the sled. The box is chain driven using the wheels. Inside the box are multiple lead blocks weighing a ton. “It starts out easy but as we reach the end of the 300 foot track more weight transfers to the front of the sled,” said Nelson. “Your tires really dig into the track.”

Nelson uses K&N Performance Gold Oil Filters. “I don’t have to worry about damage to my engine,” he said. “The K&N Filters hold up under the harshest conditions, I never have to worry about metal shavings. K&N Filters deliver all the time. I’ve been using K&N for almost five years and racing for 10. I wouldn’t use anything else.”

Jared Nelson’s younger brother, Jordan Nelson earned the Lucas Oil/MAPA Dixie Chopper Division Championship in 2006. Machines in his division use blown (supercharged) and injected engines with methanol for fuel. The engine power is transmitted to the ground in a style that leads to towering wheel stands.

Pro Stock Tractors are for the die-hard pulling enthusiast. Engines can be built to a maximum of 680 cubic inches in displacement and are fed by a combination of diesel fuel and water injection. Bill Leischner and Joe Eder had the most points in Super Modified Tractor in 2006.

In tractor pulling the concept is based on who can pull the sled the farthest on a 300 foot long dirt track. The boundaries consist of two white lines on each side. If a competitor touches the line, they are disqualified. There is only one chance to make a pull and that distance is measured. If more than one person passes 300 feet there is a “Pull Off.”

The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League sanctioned organization ended the 2006 season with record points payouts. Selected events from the Champions Tour can be seen on ESPN2, The Outdoor Channel and the Speed Channel.

Follow The Pro Pulling League throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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