Friday, February 16, 2018

2018 NFMS Pull Results

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Q & A with Daniel Whittingham

Daniel Whittingham, 22 years old from Scorton, in Great Britain. Daniel is the driver of the 4 V8 Chevy engines powered Modified Tractor called ,,Aftermath´´. Daniel is the nephew of the Snoopy Pulling Team owner and Modified driver Kevan Whittingham and the cousin of Josh Whittingham, the driver of the V12 RR Griffon powered Mod called ,,Snoopy 3´´. What are you doing in your normal life?
Daniel Whittingham: In my normal life me and my father Paul run a Agricultural contracting business. What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Daniel Whittingham: In my free time I like to go game shooting and also spending time with friends. What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Daniel Whittingham: I like Tractor Pulling because of all the great people I get to meet. What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Daniel Whittingham: My first event .. wow I’m not sure been going to watch Tractor Pulling since I could walk. What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Daniel Whittingham: My best track has to be home track Great Eccleston (GB). When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Daniel Whittingham: First time i drove a tractor was in Ahoy (NL) 2016. What was your biggest success?
Daniel Whittingham: So far out biggest success is coming 2nd at ECs 2017. Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Daniel Whittingham: I also love the Super Stock class as it is full of highly competitive Tractors. What was your biggest disappointment?
Daniel Whittingham: Biggest disappointment so far ..... maybe breaking one engine on the start line at the ECs 2017 but at the same time cant complain with our 2nd place. Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Daniel Whittingham: Things to change... I can’t think of any massive changes that should be made. What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Daniel Whittingham: Hopefully to become European Champion. What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Daniel Whittingham: Most important moment so far .. 2016 first year with Tractor and getting to stand on the podium in 3rd place at our home event in Great Eccleston (GB). What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Daniel Whittingham: Best project has to be this winter going through the whole Tractor and refreshing the engines to hopefully make them all reliable. Something you want to say?
Daniel Whittingham: Would like to say a massive thanks to all the the AFTERMATH Team for all the hard work that goes in to keeping a Modified Tractor on the track ..... see you all soon ! Thank you for your time and good luck for the future ! 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 European Superpull competitors are known !

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Red Alert for sale !

Red Alert Euro Cup Made (NL) 2017
The legendary Super Stock Tractor called ,,Red Alert´´ of the Clarke Pulling Team from Buckingham in Great Britain is being offered for sale. Shortly before the new year, the British Team announced to sell their Tractor, because they are focusing on new projects.
The Red Alert Tractor was built in 1996 and ran the first 2 years very competitive with a 4 charger setup on diesel fuel. They finished in runner up position in 1996 and on the 3rd place in 1997 in the Euro Cup. The European Championships in 1997 were also very successful for Peter Clarke and Geoff Ashcroft. Peter finished in 2nd place of the 3.5t / 7700lbs. class and Geoff won the European Championship title in the 4.5t / 9260lbs. Super Stock class. In 1998, they switched from diesel to alcohol fuel. The first season on alcohol wasn´t problem free but also successful. Another 3rd place finish in the Euro Cup point standings and a 2nd place in the 4.5t / 9260lbs. Super Stock class at the EC in Great Eccleston, Great Britain. But the most successful season of the Case IH Tractor was 1999. They are dominated the whole Euro Cup season, won all 6 Euro Cup rounds, the Euro Cup title and the European Championship title in Bouconville, France. Another successful season was 2002, who Geoff and Peter won another Euro Cup title. During rest of the years, where the Component Tractors came up, the old Tractor still drove competitive in the Super Stock class. From 2003 until 2014, Red Alert was still to find under the top 5 in the Euro Cup or on the European Championships.
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The successes of Red Alert from 1996 - 2017:

European Champion 3.5t / 7700lbs. Super Stock: 1999
European Championship runner up 3.5t / 7700lbs. Super Stock: 1997, 2002 
European Championship 3rd place 3.5t / 7700lbs. Super Stock: 2000, 2001
European Champion 4.5t / 9260lbs. Super Stock: 1997
European Championship runner up 4.5t / 9260lbs. Super Stock: 1998
Euro Cup Champion: 1999, 2002
Euro Cup runner up: 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
Euro Cup 3rd place: 1997, 1998, 2006, 2011, 2012
Red Alert EC 1997 Erkelenz-Holzweiler (D)
Red Alert Euro Cup Grimmen (D) 1999
Red Alert Euro Cup Bettborn (LUX) 2001
Red Alert Euro Cup Brande (DK) 2014

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The new Wind Up !

The Wind Up Pulling Team around the former boss Sascha Mecking from Westerstede in Germany are building a new 3.5t / 7700lbs. Limited Mod at the moment. After many years as boss, Green Monster Pulling Team crew member and DTTO Vice President, he decided to build, along with Thomas Tönies, Christoph Raker Kai Uwe Wegner and Johannes Roling, a low budget Modified Pulling Tractor for the newly formed Limited Mod class in Germany. In the spring of 2016, Sascha Mecking and his team started with the work and the parts sourcing for the new project. The team purchased the old Madame Light Mod chassis with the rearend and the rear wheels in Denmark, 2 used V8 Chevy engines in Canada and a lots of used Pulling parts from other Pulling Teams in Germany. Not much is left over of the old Madame chassis, only the complete rearend with the planetaries. The first thoughts were to use the old Chassis for the new project, but that was a letdown. The chassis wasn't wide enough for the V8 engine starters and the rollcage was too small for big people. 
So plan B, building a new chassis. The newly built homemade chassis is a Domex wedge frame with a homemade steel rollcage, the old Madame Scania / MAN rearend, a new hitch construction, a homemade steering and self built engine brackets.
One advantage is, the new chassis is lighter than the old Madame Light Mod chassis and it's easier to change the Domex frame rails at a damage. The Domex frame rails and the bent pipes for the rollcage were purchased at the Le Coiffeur Pulling Team from Georgsmarienhütte, in Germany. The fenders on the new ride are built from aluminium sheet metal. The rear end is a shorted Scania Truck rear axle. The rear axle has a Scania center section with a original differential, a stock ring and pinion gear and stock MAN planetaries carrier housing with original MAN planetaries. The Limited Mod will also have a 3 speed Kippley gearbox with a homemade drivetrain, a 11 inch centrifugal Eagle clutch with 4 disks and a old steel clutch bell housing. The Kippley gearbox was in the Madame Chassis package and the ratios changed with the support of the Green Monster Pulling Team from Germany.
Tires: Normaly they had planned to put the old Firestone 8 ply puller tires on the Tractor, but than they got the opportunity to test the first prototype generation of the new Alliance Rocket Puller tires on the tractor.
The new Rocket Pullers will be put on a set of newly built sheet metal steel wheels from Christian Keisers (Trecker Treck Team Sonsbeck).
The new Wind Up will have 2 single turbocharged LQ4 Chevy V8 engines on methanol with 6l displacement each. The engines were e.g. used in the Hummer H2 or in the Chevy Pick Up trucks and vans in the past and have never been used in Tractor Pulling in Europe before.
Each power plant will have a Chevy cast iron engine block with Chevy aluminium heads, new better head gaskets, LJMS turbo camshafts, better and stonger valve springs, better push rods, new high quality head studs, a original Chevy LQ4 crank with new Scat rods and stock pistons, new oil pumps original sleeves, the original intake manifold,  exhaust manifolds by Racing Innvation. Supply of air will be done by two Schwitzer S4T turbochargers with 80mm intake, Fuel and spark an AmpEFI system feed by a Hillborn -4 fuel pump. The stainless steel fuel tank in front of the chassis is off the old German triple Allison called ,,Green Fighter´´.
The Team are currently working hard on the Tractor to get everything ready for the 2018 season.
The maiden run of the Limited Mod is planned for summer 2018 in Germany.
Special thanks go the Otte and Sandberg families, Little Johns Motorsports as well as the Green Monster Team!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2018 Euro Cup competitors are known !

The Euro Cup competitors for the 2018 season are known now. 58 competitors from 8 different country´s have registered for this years Euro Cup.
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Mini Modified: 11 competitors 
Light Modified: 16 competitors
Heavy Modified: 6 competitors
Pro Stock: 11 competitors
Super Stock: 14 competitors

Workshop news Duke of Deere Pulling Team

From Westerwohld, in North Germany, the Duke of Deere Pulling Team around Janosch Scheuvens are currently building a new 3.6t / 7930lbs. Super Sport Tractor. After 5 years with the old chassis, the German Team decided to built a new lighter Tractor during the winter of 2017 / 2018.
The John Deere received a new homemade steel wedge frame with a new smaller homemade steel rollcage, a homemade hydraulic power steering, new constructed wheelie bars, a new hitch and a John Deere 4040S sheet metal hood. The original 4040S hood and the 4040S fenders come from the old Duke of Deere Tractor. Also the rearend, the gearbox and the clutch bell housing were took over of the old ride. The rearend comes from a JD 4040S and has original brakes and brake discs, a needle bearing differential and a original ring and pinion gear. The Duke of Deere Team will use on their new ride a set of cut Michelin XM 108 tires on steel rims.
The 3 speed gearbox for the John Deere is a original cast iron housing with special built gears and shafts by Ron Perry from the USA. The original bell housing was machined and a homemade steel liner was fitted into the housing. The guys can run without the shatter blankets around bell housing after those changes. The centrifugal clutch with a size of 11´´ inch and 4 discs was built by Freakshow Performance in Germany.
The new Duke of Deere will have an turbocharged 6 cylinder 4430 John Deere engine with 6.9l / 421cui. capacity on diesel fuel. The engine has a original JD block with original sleeves, a overworked stock JD head with original valves and valve springs, a grinded camshaft from Jan Burggraf (New Generation Pulling Team), a stock crankshaft with stock rods and homemade aluminium pistons, a homemade intake and exhaust manifold, a Holset HX 82 turbocharger, a Bosch P7200 diesel fuel injection pump and a homemade fuel tank. The John Deere cylinderhead was overworked by BFS airflow-research in Dronten, the Netherlands. The John Deere engine should make around 1000 HP with this setup. The engine also was taken over of the old Tractor.
Janosch and his Team will compete in the German Championship this year. The maiden voyage of the new Duke of Deere is planned for 28th of April 2018, at the German Championship opener in Füchtorf.

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