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  1. Jerry Hairhoger from New Galilee, PA has won the 2018 Big Rigs Series championship with his Kenworth called “Jerry Atricks”. This marks a back-to-back crown for the CAT powered 1973 KW. Hairhoger did it in style as he also won the final point event of the season at the Bloomsburg Fair. He celebrates with his son, Jerry Ray and with Jerre Martin both of whom were instrumental in the development of the C-15 CAT. Second at Bloomsburg went to Jack Griggs from Conneaut Lake, PA with his E-9 Mack called “Homewrecker” and third place was taken by Jon Rees of Snow Shoe, PA with his “Diamond in the Rough” cab over a ’66 Diamond T. Photos by Brock Johnson. Source
  2. Ricky Eakins from upstate New York made the trek south to Bloomsburg and laid down the picture perfect pass with his New Holland triple charger Alky Super Stock to take the win in the “Smoker” division. Eakins’ “Indecent Exposure” had to withstand a furious rush by Cory Hoyt and the all-new “Stress Case”from Shickshinny, PA who had the weight of the local crowd behind him. Third went to Stanley Auen’s “Froggy” John Deere from Saltsburg, PA with Fred Hildenbrand on the wheel. Photos by Brock Johnson. Source
  3. The USA-EAST PA Posse class at Bloomsburg brought a great showcase on nine trucks from four states to the event. Hank Oester the former champion and current ECS top runner proved that his “Scrapper” IH with CAT power from Somerset County is the best of the group in 2018 with a win. Butch Lepley, also from Somerset County, PA, was second with “Big Mo” and Lawrence Martin from Lititz got third with “Inconvenience” for the Martin Brother’s Team. Two IHs and a Freightliner as the top three. How often do you see that??. Photos by Brock Johnson. Source
  4. “Living on the Edge” a sharp looking and good running Dodge from the East Coast Diesel Series captured the win at Bloomsburg on Saturday night before another huge crowd. Carl Ankiewicz from nearby MountainTop, PA drove the truck to the victory. Kelly Giltinan from Pittsfield, PA and “Bullheaded” – the ’55 Chevy with blown Hemi power – was second. Another ECS truck “Chapter 11” for Norman Newswanger from Gardners, PA took third. Photo by Brock. Source
  5. 1:00pm at Bloomsburg Fair. Track work has begun for the seven o’clock USA-EAST pull this evening. The rain that hit most of Pennsylvania last night did not make it to Bloomsburg – infield is dry and will be used for parking. Pit Gate will open at 2:00pm. Pit Pass: $20.00. Driver + two helpers admitted free with each entry. The Pit Gate will close at 6:00pm. Order: Big Rigs – Smokers – RWYB – Posse. Grandstand tickets still available at the Bloomsburg box office. Source
  6. The Triple Crown Series (Diesel Division) enjoyed their class ‘Finals’ at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday night with Shawn Bell – a local favorite – taking both the victory and the 2018 TCS Championship with his good running Chevy/Duramax combination named “High Mile Hooker”. Monty Mitchell put his Chevy into 2nd at Mercer and Wes Kless had his best night of the season while grabbing third at Mercer with his Dodge. Ethan got the winners circle photo and Brock took the track action photos. Source
  7. Congratulations to Brian Roch from Sharpsville – the 2018 USA-EAST Keck Machine Series champion in the work stock GAS 4×4 division. Roch becomes only the 2nd champion in that class after “FredNeck” had dominated the previous years. Roch’s 1982 Chevy was also the winner on Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park. Keith Young got his “Long Gone” Chevy into 2nd and last years’ champion Dave Millard was third with “FredNeck” in the Finals. Photos by Brock and Ethan. Source
  8. Brock Johnson, our official USA-EAST Photographer provided this venue with track side photos of the five tractors that thrilled the huge crowd at Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday night during the “Jet Turbine” and aircraft show. We hope that everyone enjoyed the event at Mercer. In order: Flying Machine – Leather and Lace – Wildfire – Thee American Flame – Rambunctios II. Source
  9. Brock Johnson got some great shots of the three street licensed semis in the pull-off last night at Mercer Raceway Park in the openng class of the night before a packed house on both sides of the track. Jim August from Freedom, PA got the win with his Pete in the field of sixteen. Mike Durst frrom Somerset County was second with a Kenworth and Bob Lautenan from Ashtbula County, Ohio took third with his Pete. Source
  10. Just got the official word that Chip Street from Mount Vernon, Ohio will be joining us in Mercer, PA on Saturday night (thats tomorrow!!) for the ‘Battle of the Jet Turbines’. This great action photo from Charles Russell Pulling Photos of Michigan shows the ultimate jet powered machine named “WildFire” in action last week. Five JET tractors are confirmed for 6:30pm mega pull at Mercer Raceway Park. Source
  11. The pull on Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park will begin at 6:30pm with street licensed semi trucks. This class is open to the world but PA POSSE trucks are not permitted to enter the class. Registration will close at 6:00pm for all street semi trucks and line-up will begin at that time. DON’T BE LATE!! Hitches will be available for any trucks that do not have their own 5th wheel hitch. File Photos by Brock. Source
  12. The USA-EAST “Finals” on Saturday night at Mercer Raceway will feature the last hook of ’18 for the Hubner Seed HOT FARM Tractors at 9500 pounds. “The Babe” Ford 8000 and Mark Sindlinger will try to make it back-to-back championships and the team has a large enough lead that the top spot is not in jeopardy. Second place is held by the “Ruttin’ Buck” John Deere of Shane McFarland and third is Art Forrest with “Red Fever II” International. Look for some high-powered ‘outsiders’ to appear for the last Hot Farm class at Mercer. File photos by Brock Johnson. Source
  13. Another very unique tractor powered by Aircraft Style motors is Duane Bergman’s “Rambunctious II” from western Ohio. This twin Allison V-12 powered machine sports 3500 cubic inches of turbo charged action. Bergman will be bringing his 7500lb. tractor to Mercer Raceway Park for Saturday evening’s “Battle of the Jet Turbines” so that fans can get a good look at the different types of aircraft and military power plants being used in the pulling sport. Source
  14. Joe McClosky is bringing his Jet Powered Tractor named “Thee American Flame” to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday night. McClosky is from Racine, Wisconsin and is the owner of Farmer Joes Trucking and owns this very unique tractor. The engine is a Lycoming T-53 Jet from a Bell Military Helicopter. Originally owned by the legendary Art Arfons from Akron, Ohio this Jet engine now runs mostly in the state of Wisconsin and has never been seen in Pennsylvania. Contributed photo. Source
  15. https://youtu.be/nnNQJ245D_0 See this tractor in action at Mercer Raceway Park on this Saturday night during the ‘Battle of the Jet Turbines”.This tractor pulling video is a video of a modified class jet powered tractor featuring a twin set up turbine jet engine at the Hartford Independent Fair in … Source
  16. The 2018 new Mini Mod 4×4 Trucks will conclude the very first USA-EAST point season on this Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, PA. The 360cu.in. machines have looked and ran great competing as a sanctioned class. The top four currently in the point race: Stoney Crissman “Never Enough” 278 — Paul Stillman “Playin’ Games” 264 — Jeff Johnson, Sr “White Lightning” 262 — Nick Polka “Little Twisted” 258. File Photos by Brock Johnson. Source
  17. USA-EAST Work Stock GAS 4×4 “Finals” on Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park. Three trucks very close at the top: Brian Roch Flatbed Chevrolet with 240 points …. Keith Young “Long Gone” Chevrolet with 238 points …. Last year’s champion “Fred Neck” Chevrolet and David Millard with 234 points. Keck Machine and Performance sponsors this class. See the champion crowned on September 15 at Mercer. File Photos by Brock. Source
  18. Mercer Raceway Park comes alive for one show only. Featuring the ‘Battle of the JET Turbine Tractors”. With FIVE divisions of USA-EAST Pulling battling in their last event of the 2018 season. GAS Trucks – DIESEL Trucks – SEMI Trucks – MIN Trucks – and Hot Farm Tractors. And for the first time – JET powered highly modified Tractors. Source
  19. Joe Giulitto and “Sneeky Pete” continue to impress in 2018 at the big yellow Pete from Ravenna, Ohio took his fourth USA-EAST Big Rigs victory of the season at the Lorain County Fair in Wellington, Ohio on Wednesday evening. Second went to the vastly improved and now CAT powered “Lady Butterfly” from Gene Dunn of Bowerston, Ohio. And third place was gleaned by last year’s Lorain winner Shane Canterbury driving the 1150 Cummins powered “Big Mack Attack” from nearby Wakeman, Ohio. The Big Rigs go to Meadville, PA on Friday night. File photos by Brock. Source
  20. Congrats to Brandon DeFrank on his win and collecting the big trophy at the Lorain County Fair in Wellington, Ohio on Wednesday night. This was the combined Buckeye 2.6 smoothbore and the USA-EAST Open 2.5 division. Contributed Photo. Source
  21. CANFIELD FAIR. The ‘invitation’ list is now available for the giant pull on Saturday, September 1 at Canfield. Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractors as well as Classic Super Stock Tractors and the ‘Run What Ya Brung’ divisions are strictly “invitational”. Go to our web page for complete listings. www.fullpullproductions.com Full Pull Productions | Classes of Competition Crawford County Fair, Meadville PA, August 18, 2018 August 18, 2018 / R J / Updates 2.5 Diesel 4×4 Trucks Position Name Vehicle Name/Color Distance 1 Bill Daufan 03 Chevy The Punisher 315.79 2 Loren Miller 06 doge Warren Diesel 313.92 3 Matt Harrison 06 F250 General Nightmare 307.67 4 Logan Yoder 0… Source
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