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Pro Pulling League Top Truck is a Modified 2005 Ford Ranger with K&N Products
Jonathon Payne is leading the points in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Pro Stock 4X4 class. Payne drives a 2005 Ford Ranger with a 485 cubic inch big block Ford engine at pro pulling events. This year Payne has taken 3 first place podiums and 6 second place podiums.
Jonathon Payne leads the points in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Pro Stock 4X4 Class
“I’ve been taking him to truck and tractor pulls since he was born in 1981,” said Donnie Payne, Jonathon’s father. “He said he wanted to do it about 9 years ago, and I’ve been helping him at events since he started.”
Jonathon Payne drives his modified 2005 Ford Ranger at Pro Pulling League competitions
In the Pro Pulling League competitors are hooked up to a weight transfer known as a sled
In pro pulling competition trucks pull a big sled that weighs between 40 to 60 thousand pounds. The tracks are about 300 feet and as the trucks pull, the sled transfers more weight from the rear of the sled to the front of the track. Competitors are hooked up to a short chain and as they apply more force on the front of the sled it gets harder to pull as they advance on the track. The box and the pan are two major components of the sled. The weight comes from multiples of lead blocks inside the box.
In pulling there are two lines on each side of the rig. If a competitor touches the line, they are disqualified. They also only get one chance to make a pull. If more than one person passes the 300 foot mark there is a pull-off.
“We push the truck to 6000-7000 rpm’s right off the bat,” said Payne. “It’s a lot of noise and a lot of power. We’ve done every modification we could on the Ford truck to get more power including using K&N air
. K&N gives us more air flow and that means more horsepower.” The Payne’s have used K&N since Jonathon started pulling. “We wouldn’t use anything else,” he said.
Payne’s next pull will be September 4 at the Indiana County Fairgrounds, in Indiana.
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