Competitors go for gold at LSGTPA Tractor Pull

Photos by LSGTPA

John Aufdenkamp pulls to victory in the LSGTPA Stock Altered Class during the Rolling Oaks VFD tractor pull.

Summer temperatures welcomed the LSGTPA tractor pulling teams at the Rolling Oaks Volunteer Fire Department Tractor Pull in Wills Point.  The event was the second annual LSGTPA event, hosted by the Rolling Oaks VFD, near Lake Tawakoni.  With temperatures in excess of 100 degrees on a loose track, the drivers and machines were put to the test under the Texas sun. 
Arlen Foulks with Racers for Christ, was on hand to present the prayer during opening ceremonies.  

The Youth Class drivers took to the track first for the opening round of LSGTPA pulling action.  After the dust cleared, Jared Stephan took the top spot aboard his 'Iron Head' machine, for the Moody Pulling Team.  Kody Langham pulled to the runner-up spot, aboard his Bonham Service Center entry.  Lane Duncan placed his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor, on the podium in third place. 

In Stock Class, James Helfferich took the top spot, with Claude Lewis in runner up.  Jimmy Helfferich took third place.  In Hot Stock, John Aufdenkamp and Kolby Langham were tied after two rounds, requiring a Pull Off round to determine the winner.  John Aufdenkamp was able to pull to the win aboard his 'Rusteze' tractor, for the Outlaw Pulling Team.  Kolby Langham pulled to a hard earned runner-up, aboard his Bonham Service Center entry.

In Stock Diesel, Ken Langham Jr. pulled to the victory, aboard his Bonham Service Center tractor.  In Big Stock, John Aufdenkamp pulled to the victory with his Outlaw Pulling Team machine.  James Helfferich scored runner-up, with Kolby Langham placing his 'Texas Thunder' entry in third place.  The Stock Altered class was a tight battle, with John Aufdenkamp taking the win over Michael Mayberry.

The Mini Rod Class tractors stirred up the dust, with David Houchen taking the win aboard his 'Back in the Day' tractor.  Houchen used a Full Pull in the opening round to take the early lead, and held off Colby Crowe and the 'Weekend Warrior' tractor, who scored a Full Pull in the second round to finish as runner-up.  Sarah Crowe piloted her '99 Percent Moody' turbocharged diesel tractor to a top three finish on the day. 

The Super Rod Class tractors closed the show, with Ken Langham taking the victory in spectacular fashion, with two Full Pulls from the BSC Longhorn Pulling Team machine.  Randell Moody pulled the 'Ridge Runner' machine, into the runner-up spot for the Moody Pulling Team. 

The next event on LSGTPA calendar, will be a Saturday night show during the Lindsay Truck and Tractor Pull on August 1, 2015.  Visit for more news and information on LSGTPA tractor pulling.


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