Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ProStocks @ Lidköping

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This Week !

The new Toplenzen Lambada 10

From Zwolle in the Netherlands, the Lambada Pulling Team around Gert and Wim Dingerink have built a completely new 950kg Mini Rod Tractor during the last winter. The new Mini received a new 25CrMo4 tube frame with a homemade Rollcage, a homemade steering and a Vreeman Special Products rearend.
The new homemade fenders on the Tractor are made from carbon fiber.
The center of gravity on the new Chassis is more forward than on the privious Lambada Minis. The Dutch Team hopes to get a better balance in the future with those changes. The new Lambada 10 chassis is a further developed chassis of the Hella Lambada 9 Mini Mod. The chassis received some changes and improvements compared to the old Lambada chassis.
Bennie Vreeman of Vreeman Special Products have built the new Ford 9" inch planetaries rear axle. The rear axle has a billet aluminium center section with a billet aluminium differential, a special built ring and pinion gear, Willwood brakes and CNC milled planetaries carrier housing with special made planetaries. The new Vreeman rearend is much lighter than the old one. With the old rearends in the privious Minis, they had several problems in the past and hopes to have less problems with the new Vreeman rear axle in the future. If the Tractor has enough horsepower you also need a set of good tyres. The Team from Zwolle purchased a set of new Real Wheel aluminium rims with new Pioneer Giant Puller tyres from CM Pulling Tires in the USA. The new Mini Modified also got a Vreeman Special Products transmission with a Vreeman driveline, a Browell clutch bell housing and a 8'' inch Molinari centrifugal clutch with 3 discs.
The new Toplenzen Lambada 10 will powered by an BAE V8 Hemi engine on methanol. The engine has a BAE aluminuim billet block with BAE Alcohol cylinderheads, Dan Olson Racing exhaust headers, a billet Winberg crank with aluminuim billet rods and Sassy Racing pistons, a Sassy Racing fuel system, a Mike Janis supercharger with a Mike Janis aluminium injector, a Moroso methanol fuel tank, a Moroso oil tank for the dry sump lubrication, a MSD Pro Mag 44 ignition and a Racepak data logger.
The Lambada Pulling Team will compete with their new Toplenzen Lambada 10 Mini Modified in the Dutch Grand National Championship and in the Euro Cup this year.

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Two brothers side by side: Hella Lambada 9 and the new Toplenzen Lambada 10

The new Red Thunder is ready

After 2 years of planning and building, the new RR Griffon powered Modified called ,,Red Thunder" of the Centurie Pulling Team from Odder in Denmark is ready. The new Mod received a new homemade Domex wedge frame with a homemade Rollcage (ROP), a homemade hydraulic steering, homemade aluminium fenders and a selfmade sheet metal rear axle housing.
The rear axle of the new vehicle has a modified Scania center section with a revised ZF differential, a ZF ring and pinion gear, homemade brakes and brake discs and billet aluminium planetaries carrier housing from Ulrich Kropp (Century Fox) in Nottuln, Germany with special made ZF planetaries. The rear Firestone Puller 2000 HP tyres with the Midwest aluminium rims come from the old Red Thunder Mod Tractor.
The Tractor also got a SCS reverser, a new homemade Crossbox with special made gears and new homemade drivelines. The aluminium housing for the new crossbox was CNC milled by Per Grøn from PG Industri in Denmark. Both engines have a Crower centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Browell aluminium clutch bellhousing.
The new Red Thunder is powered by 2 Rolls Royce Griffon V12 MK58 engines on petrol fuel.
Every power plant has a RR Griffon stock engine block with stock sleeves and revised stock cylinderheads, original steel camshafts, a original RR Griffon crankshaft with stock con rods and pistons, a original supercharger with a stock intake manifold and homemade exhaust pipes and a stock ignition. The tank on the front end of the frame is for the fuel of the RR engines. The Danish Team also have the plan to building up a blown Rover Meteor V12 tank engine as 3rd power plant for the 4.2t / 9560lbs. Heavy Mod class for 2018.
The Centurie Pulling Team will compete with their new Red Thunder in the Danish Championship (3.5t/7700lbs. Modified class and 4.2t/9260lbs. Heavy Modified class) this year.

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The crossbox with the drop box for the Rover Meteor V12 tank engine

New Mini Rod Team in Sweden

 The Pink Power Pulling Team around Willner Andersson and Jesper Bengtsson from Vellinge in Sweden have built a new 950kg Mini Modified Tractor during the last winter. After many years in Compact Diesel and 2.5t Light Mod (Smoking Eagle) Pulling, the Swedish Team has decided in the end of 2016 to make the switch into the Mini Modified class for 2017. The Tractor got a new homemade Docol tube frame with an homemade Docol Rollcage (ROP), a homemade rear axle housing, a self built steering and new homemade plastic fenders. The new ride have a Ford 9" inch rear axle with a Vreeman Special Products aluminium differential, a homemade aluminium center section, a special made ring and pinion gear and homemade aluminium planetaries carrier housing with Case 1390 hub reductions. The new Pink Power also get a homemade driveline with a Lenco reverser, a new 11" inch Crower centrifugal clutch with 2 discs and a Crower clutch bell housing. Willner and Jesper bought a set of new Real Wheel aluminium rims with Pioneer Giant Puller tyres from the USA for their new Mini.
The new Mini Rod is powered by a Keith Black Oldsmobile V8 engine on methanol fuel.
The young Team have purchased the engine by the Cougar Pulling Team in Sweden. The engine has a Keith Black Oldmobile block with Big Brodix heads, a 14-71 Littlefield Hi Helix supercharger with a aluminuim scoop, a billet crankshaft with billet aluminium pistons and rods, a homemade fuel tank and a Mallory Mag 3 ignition.
The Pink Power Pulling Team will compete in the Swedish Championship this year.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dschinni Support

BIG Trouble!
For those who sent some money on its way to the Dschinni Team.
Thommy messed up the Email addresses.
It should have been instead of
Those who have sent money should get a message the money cannot be send on paypal. PLEASE - cancel that and and change it to

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Euro-Cup Lidköping by

With many thanks to the Tractor Pulling Team Boomerang
Lidköping 2017

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Q & A with Kyle Karlen

Kyle Karlen, 30 years old from Minerva, Ohio in the USA. He is the driver of the Agco Light Super Stock Tractor called ,,Bad Blood´´. His father Gary Karlen was a former Pro Stock competitor in the OSTPA (Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association). Kyle also is the co owner of Karlen Motorsports and building Pulling parts for different Teams in the US. What are you doing in your normal life?
Kyle Karlen: I work full time in our shop, Karlen Motorsports, building Chassis and other Pulling parts for customers. What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Kyle Karlen: Free time, what free time? Spending time with Family and Friends, working on anything with a motor. What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Kyle Karlen: It would have to be the people, If it wasn't for the people we get to spend our summers with and have gotten to meet over the year, because of Pulling it would not be worth it, and of course the Horsepower!!! What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Kyle Karlen: I was two weeks old, it was June 1987 at a local brush hook at Bear Creek in Canton, Ohio (USA). What is your favourite Event / Pulling track?
Kyle Karlen: Two events come to mind. Bowling Green (USA) is hard to beat because of its massive size, the amount of equipment and the number of fans. As for my favorite smaller event it would have to be Brandenburg, KY (USA). Its just a really neat place to Pull! When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Kyle Karlen: I started on an antique Allis Chalmers WC when I was 13, in 2000. The Pull was at a local grange. The first time I drove our Pro Stock was in 2005 at Old Washington, Ohio (USA). What was your biggest success?
Kyle Karlen: Biggest success would be this past summer when we finished runner up and the Grand National Light Super points, it was a unbelievable summer for us and to finish that high in a really tough class of Tractors and to split the Armed and Dangerous Tractors was amazing ! Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Kyle Karlen: The Pro Stock will always be one of my favorites, also love the Diesel Super Stock and the Mini Rods. What was your biggest disappointment?
Kyle Karlen: This summer we made it to finals on Sunday at Bowling Green (USA), the track wasn't as good as it was earlier in the week so we added some draw bar, the Tractor hooked up to hard putting it on the wheel bars and I had to back off the throttle, we ended up finishing last, but were still just really happy to have made it to the finals ! Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Kyle Karlen: Two things, I think we need to get more money to the pullers or try to get the cost down, it's getting to be very expensive to run at the top levels of the sport, we also need to really work on making the shows as well run as possible, this will make for a better show for the fans, hopefully resulting in a larger fan base and bigger events. What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Kyle Karlen: We plan to run GN again this summer with the current tractor. Over next winter we hope to build a new Chassis for the 2018 season. What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Kyle Karlen: Getting are first GN win this summer in Brandenburg KY (USA), our Family has been involved in Pulling for over 30 years and to finally win a GN event was unbelievable. What was your favourite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?   
Kyle Karlen: Idk if I have just one favorite project, I really enjoy trying to building our customers very competitive and good looking Tractors and love to see them go out and do good with them ! Something you want to say?
Kyle Karlen: Having grown up is this sport from a very young age is truly something amazing. I have had the great pleasure to met some amazing people from all over the world because of our great sport, and I honestly don't know what we would do with all our free time if we didn't pull, Pulling is something we have always done as a Family and it is part of our everyday lives, I wouldn't trade all the time we have spent in this sport for anything !! Thank you for your time and good luck this year !