Tractor pulls

Dashing through the dirt with a 36,000-pound sled

2013-07-26T09:00:00Z Dashing through the dirt with a 36,000-pound sledJAKE ROSENBERG / Lebanon Express Lebanon Express
July 26, 2013 9:00 am  • 

Trucks, tractors and modified garden mowers drag sleds down a 300-foot dirt strip in Lebanon

“Did I beat Larry?”

Before Jennifer Kessel had even lifted her foot off the accelerator, she looked around to see if her 1997 Dodge truck, “Childz Play,” had out-distanced her father-in-law’s 1976 Dodge.

It’s always a friendly grudge match between Kessel and Larry Hagemen — the host of the Northwest Truck/Tractor Pull Association’s annual event in Lebanon.

Since moving locations from Reeves Parkway to their property on Weirich Drive two years ago, Hageman and his son, NWTPA president Troy Hageman, have offered owners of turbo-charged farm tractors and daily drivers the chance to see how far they can tow a 36,000-pound sled.

Kessel fell 21 feet short of the host’s top Super Stock four-wheel drive mark on July 20, but that didn’t keep her from enjoying another free-for-spectators event at Hageman’s 300-foot backyard strip.

“We had a couple good years at Reeves Parkway, but farming (and building developments) took precedence,” said Kessel of the former site. “We have this property, so we just figured to do it here. It’s worked out nicely. We have a fun time doing it, and it’s great for the spectators.”

Besides Larry Hageman’s two-day class sweep, the family earned another first-place finish when Kessel’s daughter — Childz Play’s primary driver, Chelbi Hageman — won the High School Drags competition at Woodburn Dragstrip in her 1955 Playmouth Satellite.

While the Hageman’s were competing at multiple motor sports events over the weekend, Luke Hagemeister was planted in Lebanon trying to prepare his 700-horsepower Ford 8000 tractor, “Homewrecker,” for the big Washington County Fair pull in Hillsboro on July 27.

Despite a beyond-full pull, Hagemeister wanted to make sure his 9300 Super Farm entry would remain the best in the class.

“We’re trying to get it dialed in for next weekend, but we need a few more tweaks,” said Hagemeister of his 325-foot exhibition attempt. “There’s going to be more guys like us there, so we’ve got to make sure it’s tuned right.”

The 15-year veteran broke into the sport with smaller tractors, not the garden mowers that many enthusiasts bring to Lebanon every year. Nevermind the disparity in horsepower, Hagemeister says his current smokestack is the most reliable when it’s time to tow.

“It runs real consistent. That’s the main thing about this tractor that I haven’t seen with other ones,” Hagemeister added. “It  produces 300-foot pulls every time.”

The NWTPA is hosting another two-day event  off of Highway 99 in Amity starting on July 27. Visit www.nwtpa.org for more information.

NWTPA Lebanon winners

July 20

Class: Place. Name (vehicle “nickname”), distance (feet)

Tractors

Baby stock garden: 1. Annette Anderson (‘61 Cub Cadet), 243 feet

Lightweight stock garden: 1. Karen Kalsch (‘72 Cub Cadet “Lefty), 172.4

Heavyweight garden: 1. Terry Schmid (‘79 Sears), 229

Modified garden: 1. Shelby Anderson (‘05 Kubota), 159.6

Super Mod garden: 1. Schmid (‘05 Kubota), 159.6

F6000: 1. Schmid (‘54 John Deere), 155.97

G7000: 1. Don Kuhns (‘54 Oliver), 165.37

L12000: 1. Schmid (‘72 Oliver), 316.87

Trucks

Stock 2WD: 1. Larry Hageman (‘68 Dodge “Bad Dream”), 160.4

Stock 4WD: 1. Keegan Downs (‘80 Chevy Luv), DNF

Super Stock 4WD: 1. Justin Schmidt (‘77 Chevy), 180.85

Super Stock 4WD Big Block: 1. Hageman (‘76 Dodge “Ashleigh’s Truck), 282.55

Country Mod: 1. Corey Coad (‘69 Ford “Cap’n Hook”), 255.1

Heavyweight 2WD: 1. Kris Claeys (‘96 Ford Econoline), 297.57

Heavyweight 4WD: 1. Jeff Hill (‘99 Ford F350), 226.06

Exhibition: 1. Luke Hagemeister (Ford smoker “Homewrecker”), 325.92

July 21

Tractors

Baby stock garden: 1. Annette Anderson (‘61 Cub Cadet), 157.2

Lightweight stock garden: 1. Mike VanVanlkenberg (‘67 Cub Cadet), 111

Heavyweight garden: 1. Terry Schmid (‘79 Sears), 183

Modified garden: 1. Jeff Dunton (‘88 John Deere), 240

Super Mod garden: 1. Schmid (‘05 Kubota), full pull

F6000: 1. Schmid (‘54 John Deere), 141.34

L12000: 1. Schmid (‘72 Oliver), 319.68

Trucks

Super Stock 4WD: 1. Justin Schmidt (‘77 Chevy), 211.66

Super Stock 4WD Small Block: 1. Scott Beebe (‘67 Chevy “Mugly”), 312.05

Super Stock 4WD Big Block: 1. Hageman (‘76 Dodge “Ashleigh’s Truck), 286.06

Country Mod: 1. Dave Decker (‘66 Ford “Hell Raiser’s Nightmare), 177.96

Heavyweight 4WD: 1. Scott Radke (‘06 Dodge), 304.58

Exhibition: 1. Dustin Raschein (Ford smoker “Homewrecker”), 292.57.

Complete NWTPA Lebanon results (By Troy Hageman, NWTPA)

Saturday 7/20/13 Lebanon Pull Results               

Garden Tractors    Name    Vehicle    Name (if applicable)    Distance

Baby Stock Garden Tractor               

1    Annette Anderson    61 cub Cadet        243

               

Light Weight Stock                

1    Karen Kalsch    72 Cub Cadet    Lefty    172.4

2    Mark Kalsch    65 Allis Chalmers    Bee Sting    170

3    Karen Kalsch    76 International    Dirtenator    167

4    Mike VanVanlkenberg    67 Cub Cadet        136.2

               

Heavy Weight Stock               

1    Terry Schmid    79 Sears        229

2    Mark Kalsch    72 John Deere    Grandpa    196

3    Mike VanVanlkenberg    67 Cub Cadet        128

4    Terry Schmid    99 John Deere        180.3

5    Greg Parkerson    77 John Deere    Yes Deere    125

6    Ashleigh Hageman    72 Sears Gt-14        76

7    Malek Lucas    73 Sears Gt-14        72

8    Matt Steindem    74 Sears Gt-14        47.7

               

Modified Garden Tractor               

1    Shelby Anderson    05 Kubota        159.6

               

Super Modified Garden Tractor               

1    Terry Schmid    Kubota        316

2    Dave Anderson    05 Cub Cadet    Nail Bitter    276.3

3    Marvin Wing    12WTF    WTF    269

4    Annette Anderson    86 Cub Cadet        142.2

               

Farm Tractors               

F class - 5001-6000 lbs.               

1    Terry Schmid    54 John Deere        155.97

               

G class - 6001-7000 lbs.               

1    Don Kuhns    54 Oliver        165.37

L class - 11001 - 12000 lbs.               

1    Terry Schmid    72 Oliver        316.87

2    Terry Schmid    72 Oliver        300.85

               

Trucks               

Stock 2WD under 5000 lbs.               

1    Larry Hageman    68 Dodge    Bad Dream    160.4

               

Stock 4WD under 5000 lbs.               

1    Keegan Downs    80 Chevy Luv        Broke on line

               

Super Stock 4WD under 5000 lbs.               

1    Justin Schmidt    77 Chevy        180.85

               

Super Stock 4WD Big Blk. Under 6000 lbs.               

1    Larry Hageman    76 Dodge    Ashleigh's Truck    282.55

2    Jennifer Kessel    97 Dodge    Childz Play    261.14

3    Scott Norriss    71 Chevy        10.4

               

Country Modified               

1    Corey Coad    69 Ford    Cap'n Hook    255.1

               

Hvy Wt 2WD under 8500 lbs.               

1    Kris Claeys    96 Ford Econoline        297.57

               

Hvy Wt 4WD under 8500 lbs.               

1    Jeff Hill    99 Ford F350        226.06

2    Brandon Bell    01 Ford F250        147.92

3    Jeremy Miller    02 Ford F350        95.24

4    Robert Wilson    92 Dodge        66.93

               

Exhibition               

1    Luke Hagemeister    Ford smoker Tractor    Homewrecker    325.92

               

Sunday 7/21/13 Lebanon Pull Results               

Garden Tractors    Name    Vehicle    Name (if applicable)    Distance

Baby Stock Garden Tractor               

1    Annette Anderson    61 cub Cadet        157.2

2    Ashleigh Hageman    Allis Chalmers        53.6

               

Light Weight Stock                

1    Mike VanVanlkenberg    67 Cub Cadet        111

               

Heavy Weight Stock               

1    Terry Schmid    79 Sears        183

2    Ashleigh Hageman    99 John Deere        157.6

3    Matt Steindem    72 Sears Gt-14        116

4    Mike VanVanlkenberg    67 Cub Cadet        111.09

5    Greg Parkerson    72 Allis Chalmers        100.1

               

Modified Garden Tractor               

1    Jeff Dunton    88 John Deere        240

2    Shelby Anderson    05 Kubota        113

               

Super Modified Garden Tractor               

1    Terry Schmid    Kubota        full pull

2    Marvin Wing    12WTF    WTF    233

2    Dave Anderson    05 Cub Cadet    Nail Bitter    205

4    Annette Anderson    86 Cub Cadet        98

               

Farm Tractors               

F class - 5001-6000 lbs.               

1    Terry Schmid    54 John Deere        141.34

               

L class - 11001 - 12000 lbs.               

1    Terry Schmid    72 Oliver        319.68

2    Terry Schmid    72 Oliver        272.5

               

Trucks               

Super Stock 4WD under 5000 lbs.               

1    Justin Schmidt    77 Chevy        211.66

2    Scott Frank    89 Chevy S10        199.33

               

Super Stock 4WD Small Blk under 6000 lbs.               

1    Scott Beebe    67 Chevy    Mugly    312.05

               

Super Stock 4WD Big Blk. Under 6000 lbs.               

1    Larry Hageman    76 Dodge    Ashleigh's Truck    286.06

2    Shelby Anderson    97 Dodge    Childz Play    285.13

3    Scott Norriss    71 Chevy        Broke on line

               

Country Modified               

1    Dave Decker    66 Ford    Hell Raiser's Nightmare    177.96

2    Corey Coad    69 Ford    Cap'n Hook    170.91

               

Hvy Wt 4WD under 8500 lbs.               

1    Scott Radke    06 Dodge        304.58

2    Jeff Hill    99 Ford F350        285.79

3    Chris Fleisher    97 Ford F350        168.45

4    Randall Johnson    01 Dodge        149.11

5    Derek Berry    86 Ford        105.21

6    Jake E.    02 Ford        90.62

               

Exhibition               

1    Dustin Raschein    Ford smoker Tractor    Homewrecker    292.57

2    Luke Hagemeister    Ford smoker Tractor    Homewrecker    236.57

               

1    Rich Samson    48 Massey Harris        259.1

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