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Back on the pull in the north-east


By David Porter

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After a two year wait to get back into action, it was a weekend of tractor pulling action at the former BA Stores site at Lyne of Skene which saw season firsts.

Hundreds of spectators attended over the two days to see the best of the action on the track.

Red Bull from Cumbria driven by David Todd became British Champion in the Superfarm class for the first time, a class that Scottish tractors have dominated for the past six seasons.

He completed this after a round of full pulls from several competitors, achieving 108.86 in his second attempt to take it from Smokey II by a full 7.5metres.

G-Force from Cheshire driven by Giles Moston became British Limited Prostock champion for the first time just ahead of Major Madness driven by Ed Bateman by less than two metres.

Jamie Flemming on Caesar which hails from Cumbria became Supersport champion for the first time, taking the title away from Brechin local Kevin Carnegie with Xtreme Force.

Rachael Nicholson and Rough Justice travelled all the way from Surrey to retain the British Prostock championship, having accumulated enough points that a decent run would secure the win.

Finally in a positive for Scottish tractors, Jim Whitecross from Laurencekirk and his 2500hp twin V12 Rolls Royce Meteor tractor Gator, became British Light Modified Champion for the first time ever.

No Scottish tractor has ever won this class previously so this was quite an achievement and Jim backed this up winning the Scottish Championship too.

Full results were as follows -

Superfarm

Diesel Ross - Martin Ross, full pull, no pull; Torq n Business - Stuart Hunter full pull, 70.53: Red Bull - David Todd full pull, 108.86; Jungle Rock - Garry Phillips 34.66, no pull; Smokey II - Mhairi Cameron, full pull 101.35; Green Envy - Jim Pirie, full pull, 87.42.

Limited Prostock

G-Force - Giles Moston full pull 99.96; Major Madness - Ed Bateman full pull 97.89; True Blue - Ross Forrest full pull, no pull; Hit n Miss - Robert Houghton, full pull 74.54.

Supersport

Xtreme Force - Kevin Carnegie, full pull 92.49; Caesar - Jamie Fleming, full pull 93.11,

Prostock

Simply Red - John Eccles 79.37; Rough Justice - Rachael Nicholson 76.79.

Modified

Kit - Chris Knight 73.06; Gator - Jim Whitecross Full Pull; Perkoil Moonshine - David Gall 69.15; Braveheart - David Stoddart 84.60.


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