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.
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.”
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.
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