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September 10, 2019

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend, featuring powerful trucks, tractors

The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling Nationals return to Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 9, 2019) - Two nights of pure power come to Lucas Oil Speedway this weekend with the nation's biggest, baddest trucks and tractors set to awe spectators who crave pure horsepower.

It's the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Nationals on Friday and Saturday nights as the infield in front of the main grandstand is transformed into a pulling area for the powerhouse machines. Gates open at 4 p.m. both days with pulling set to begin at 7 p.m.

On night one, classes scheduled include the ARP Light Weight Super Stock Tractors, Mini Rod Tractors, Limited Pro Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors. Night two will see the Champion's Tour with Super Modified Tractors, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, OPTIMA Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks, Pro Modified 4WD Trucks and FASS Pro Stock Tractors.

"The fans always look forward to this event, whether they are hardcore Pro Pulling fans who follow it all season or those who are coming to see it for the first time," Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Danny Lorton said. "These trucks and tractors really are impressive in what they are able to do. It's really quite a show."

For those unfamiliar with Pro Pulling, here's a brief explanation for some of the featured classes scheduled to compete this weekend:

ARP Light Weight Super Stock Tractors - These high flying tractors are known for their amazing wheel speed and wild rides. Weighing in at 6,300 pounds, the Light Super Stocks are the lightest tractors on the Champions Tour. Limited to 504 cubic inches, the majority of these tractors have converted to alcohol to defeat their competitors. The Light Supers are growing in popularity each year on the circuit and are class known throughout the country for bringing a variety of makes and manufacturers to the track for competition.

Mini Rod Tractors - The Mini-Rods may be small in size but the fun factor to watch is off the charts. Weighing just 2,050 pounds with 2,500 horsepower under the drivers fingertips makes for an exciting path down the 300-foot track.

Limited Pro Diesel Trucks - The Limited Pro Diesel Trucks is the fastest growing class in the Pro Pulling League. Fans shout and cheer their brand loyalty as these 8,000-pound pickups come out to shows in large quantities. Running an OEM body makes this class easier to relate to their farm and work vehicles sitting in the parking lot.   

Limited Pro Stock Tractors - The 4.1 Limited Pro Stock class is a tip of the hat to the younger days of Pro Stock Tractor pulling. Limited to a 4.1 turbo charger, 640 cubic inches, and 9,500 pounds, this class has become a hot button topic with the fans of the Pro Pulling League. The heartland of the U.S. can relate to this once start-up class, now to the bright lights of the biggest PPL events.  

Super Modified Tractors - This class is an engineer's dream, as the goal is to get four Hemi's, three Turbines or Allison Aircraft Engines to sing in harmony, in a pursuit of putting the power to the track. Tipping the scales at 7,800 pounds, the competitors in the Super Modified Tractor class must use every ounce to they have to their advantage. Fans from across the country, pack the stands for a chance to watch these machines throw dirt and with the power of over 10,000 horses.

Unlimited Super Stock Tractors - Strap in to 8,000 pounds of high-flying fun with the Unlimited Super Stocks. Limited to 650 cubic inches, these machines may boast as many as four turbo chargers staged together in song. With methanol pumping through these engines, the Unlimited Super Stocks have become known for their ground-pounding power and amazing wheel speed.

Super Farm Tractors - The Super Farm Tractor class is the closest tractor you will see to stock on the Champions Tour. Competing at 9,300 pounds, the Super Farm Tractor class relies on a single turbo charger and 640 cubic inches to power down the pulling surface. Known throughout the country as one of the largest classes in pulling, the Super Farm Tractors class is most typically the closest class from the first place finisher to the tenth position.

OPTIMA Batteries Super Modified 2WD Trucks - The Super Modified Two-Wheel Drive Truck division is another filled with colorful American-made truck body styles, equally dazzling paint schemes and some of the more popular personalities behind the wheel. Using supercharged and alcohol-injected drag racing-type engines, these Trucks awe the crowd with their power and on-track antics, with part of their weight transfer characteristics resulting in towering wheel-stands at various points along the track. Their machines can weigh no more than 6,200 pounds, and finding the desired balance in keeping them pointed straight is truly a challenge.

Pro Modified 4WD Trucks - Referred by many as using "Mountain Motor" technology, these carbureted behemoths draped in the most popular American-made pickup truck body styles, have no engine size limit - and some are topping out at over 800 cubic-inches on alcohol fuel. One of the larger classes at any event, the Pro Mod Four-Wheel Drive Truck must weigh a maximum of 6,350 pounds.

FASS Pro Stock Tractors - Pro Stock Tractors are truly for the brand-loyal, die-hard tractor pulling enthusiast. Here, the John Deere's have reigned supreme for years, but the challenges brought on by other popular makes and models such as International have not relegated them to the winner circle automatically. These machines top out at a maximum of 10-thousand pounds and may bolt on a single turbocharger to an engine that can be built up to 680 cubic-inches in displacement. Using a combination of diesel fuel and water injection, these smoke-billowing monsters contain some of the more legendary teams in the sport.

For more information about the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, including complete schedules, results and point standings, visit

Ticket Prices:

Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $45

Adults (16 and over) $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE

For questions about tickets or camping for any event at Lucas Oil Speedway, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at

Danny Lorton
Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager
Office: (417) 282-5984