Welcome to the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series
October 5, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
3rd Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Pull to Host the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Championships This Weekend (UPDATED, EVENT DATE CHANGED TO OCT 17-18)
The Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series(BOB Series) will host it’s championship pull this weekend, October 17-18, at the Hardin County Fair in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. “Our season started on Derby Day in Falmouth, KY, and now the closing of the 2014 Pulling Season is upon us, and this weekend we will crown our champions in Elizabethtown,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “We are expecting a huge turnout of pullers, so get there early to get a good seat.”
The BOB Series Championship pull is a fund raiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. “Last year we were able to raise over $17,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness and we hope to beat that this year,” said event Promoter and puller Tim Hornback. “We have fans and drivers coming from several states and we welcome everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities.”
Also returning this year by popular demand, is the World’s Largest MoonPie. “MoonPie is donating a 65lb. MoonPie to this event, and all slices sold go to Breast Cancer Awareness. If you did not get a slice last year, make sure you get yours this year.”
Saturday night’s event will be filmed by NBC Sports.
The pull in Elizabethtown will start at 6:30pm EST on Friday and 6pm EST on Saturday. For a complete listing of classes, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com. The Howes Lube/BOB Series is sponsored by Howes Lube, MoonPie, Bubba-burger, Faygo Soda, Brownings Country Ham, Farm Boy Brand, River City Truck Parts and Belterra Casino Resort.
September 28, 2014 (Louisville, KY)
The Battle of the Bluegrass Returns to Versailles, Kentucky
The Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series) returns to the Woodford County Fairgrounds in Versailles, Kentucky, this Saturday, October 4 at 6pm EST. “It has been nearly four years since we have been in Versailles, and we can’t wait to get back to a place that has so many pulling fans and drivers in the area,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “This past weekend in Lebanon, we had nearly 100 pullers in competition, with a standing room only crowd and we hope to do the same thing in Versailles this Saturday,” commented McConnell.
Versailles and the surrounding area is home to many of the top running pulling teams with the Battle of the Bluegrass. “Versailles is home to Kevin and Nancy Wilson in Super Stock 2WD, Thomas Carmickle, Adam White, Mac Cottrell in Work Stock, and a ton of pullers that live within twenty miles of Versailles, including Kevin and Floyd Shingleton in Light Limited Super Stock.” Additionally, the Battle of the Bluegrass has added the Modified 4WD Trucks, which will allow for local pullers in that class to compete. “Fans will get to see Galen Young and his “Renegade” along, with the Varner Brothers with the Fast Break and Stray Dog Fords.”
The pull in Versailles will take place this Saturday, October 4 at 6pm at the Woodford County Fairgrounds in Versailles. Classes to run include Work Stock Diesel Trucks (2.5), Pro Street Diesel Trucks (2.6), Street Stock Diesel Trucks, Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Hot Farm Tractors and Modified 4WD Trucks.
Also, all adult fans that come to the event will get a $10 Free Play card from Belterra Casino Resort. “The fans will get their $10 Free Play card at the entrance gate, and when they take it to Belterra, it will be good for $10 worth of gaming at the Casino.” Belterra is the Official Casino of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, so if you have never been to Belterra, make sure you come out to Versailles this Saturday and get your Free Play card.”
For more information about this event, or the Battle of the Bluegrass, please go to their website at www.bluegrasspulling.com. The BOB Series is sponsored by Howes Lube, Bubba-burger, MoonPie, Belterra Casino Resort, Faygo Soda, Rip It Energy Fuel, Brownings Country Ham and River City Truck Parts.
September 21, 2014
Second Annual Ham Days Pull Returns to Lebanon
The 2nd Annual Ham Days pull returns to the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday September 27 at 6pm. The pull is a part of the Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series), the largest regional pulling series in the United States. The BOB Series is now seen on NBC Sports. “Fans will get to see up close the top drivers, which are now television stars, and they will all be in Lebanon on September 27,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “We are expecting over 100 pulling teams to be in competition, making this event one of the largest on the Howes Lube/BOB Series.”
The pull in Lebanon will feature many of the top classes in action, including the ever popular Pro Street Semi class. “Last year, our defending Semi champion, Charles Robertson from Felicity, Ohio pulled over 350 feet to claim the win and he will be back again to see if he make two championships back to back.” Also in action will be the Super Stock 2WD Trucks, which local favorites from Nelson County, Jim and James Hardin will be battling it out with the husband and wife team of Kevin and Nancy Wilson. “It is a battle between man vs. woman and Ford vs. Chevy in this class, as bragging rights to win the Ham Day pull is what they need to see who will come out on top.” Other classes such as the Hot Farm and Pro Street Diesel Truck class is getting interesting as these drivers are in tight competition in their points battle to win a championship.
The pull in Lebanon will take place Saturday September 27 at 6pm EST at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Classes to run include Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Pro Street Diesel Trucks (2.6), Work Stock Diesel Trucks (2.5), Hot Farm Tractors, 11,000 Farm Stock Tractors, 13,000 Farm Stock Tractors, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, and Pro Street Semis.
For more information on the pull, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com. This event is sponsored by Howes Lube, Bubba-burger, MoonPie, Faygo Soda, Rip It Energy Fuel, Belterra Casino, River City Truck Parts, Limestone Brach Distillery and Brownings Country Ham. The event is sponsored locally by Lebanon Tourism and Ham Days.