Pro stock, super modified, Big Rigs: Lawrence Co. Fair has them all going for full pull

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NEW CASTLE, pa. – Two American Tractor Pullers Association-sanctioned pulls will be held at this year’s Lawrence County Fair, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15.

Diesel exhaust will be flying in the air Thursday (tonight) at the Lawrence County Fair, as the Pro Stock tractors lead the way for the association sanctioned pull at 7:30 p.m.

The highlight of the night will be the appearance of the ATPA Limited Pro Stock tractors. The reigning points champion is the New Holland “Poppa Smurf” from Chambersburg, Pa., and Jason Forrester.

One of the local area favorites will be “Wild Horses,” an International from Volant, owned by Bobby Maxwell.

Another top running red tractor comes from the Ross Martin pulling team from Enon Valley, the “Runnin’ Red Warrior.”

Modified series. New to the Lawrence County Fair this year will be the ATPA East Coast Series super modified tractors and the two-wheel drive trucks. These classes have not pulled in New Castle for a number of years.

Friday’s pull annually overflows the grandstand at the Lawrence County Fair because this the night that the Big Rigs Pulling Series comes to New Castle.

Many of the Big Rigs come from Pennsylvania, including the four-time world’s champion Tom Lindsey from Duncansville.

Lindsey, known as the “Diesel Doctor” to his fans, operates the Cummins-powered “Built For Business.” In 2002, his wife, Dana, emerged as the top truck in America as she drove “Red, Hot and Rollin'” to the world’s championship in the ATPA national Big Rigs points race.

Don Snyder’ will bring “Mr. Nasty” from New Springfield, Ohio, a Peterbilt that was the 2001 world’s champion in the Big Rigs Series.

Only professional association members may enter this class.

Another of the highlights for Friday night will be the super stock four-wheel drive trucks. Contenders include the Chevrolet driven by Luke Simeon of Brookfield, Ohio, the association points champ from 2002.

Brian Coia from Ravenna, Ohio, is always a strong challenger with his “Summit Truck Style” Chevrolet. Another major opponent is Ronny Jack of Sarver, Pa., with the Ford named, “Bounty Hunter.”

A special class for PURE street stock semis will also be offered on Friday evening. A special prize will be offered to the top placing off-the-road semi from Lawrence County.

Registration for the street stock semi class will be held at the fairgrounds beginning at 5 p.m. and all entries will close at 7 p.m.

The Lawrence County Fair is located on Route 108 east of New Castle, Pennsylvania.

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