Welcome to the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series
September 23, 2016 (Louisville, KY)
“Hooked On Dirt” featuring the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series Premieres Monday on REV’N TV.
“Hooked On Dirt”, television’s first and only reality television show centered around the popular motorsport of truck and tractor pulling, will be featured on REV’N TV beginning on Monday, September 26, 2016.
The show features the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, based out of Louisville, KY and centers around the drivers and staff of this regional organization that sanctions truck and tractor pulling events throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Tennesee.
The sport of pulling began in the 1800’s with draft horse pulling and as agricultural technology advanced through the centuries, tractors took to the mainstream and evolved into the modern tractor pull we have today. The pulls require a driver and his vehicle to hook up to and pull a weighted sled down a dirt track that is roughly the length of an American-style football field, resulting in a Full Pull. The driver with the farthest distance wins. It’s a sport where first place can be decided by a fraction of an inch.
Some of the featured drivers on the show include Brad and Kenny Powell, a father/son team native of La Grange, KY. Their Light Limited Super Stock Tractors are farm tractors that are converted into high-performance pulling machines by implementing many high-end racing products and put out around 1,500 horsepower.
Also featured in the show is the Super Stock Two-Wheel Drive Trucks class with Kevin and Nancy Wilson, a husband and wife team that hail from Versailles, KY and the Both are Battle of the Bluegrass Series Champions. The Super Stock Two-Wheel Drive Trucks run 600 cubic inch V8 engines and are more closely related to funny-car dragsters than they are an actual stock pickup truck.
Pro Street Semis will showcase several drivers such as Derek McWhorter and the crew from River City Truck Parts based out of Louisville, KY. Derek runs a custom-built Peterbuilt semi in the class, competing against the fiercly competitive drivers like Clint Corwin, Steve Lutmer and Tim Ashley. These trucks are serious machines and definitely a fan favorite.
“Hooked On Dirt” will air on REV’N TV on Mondays at 7:30pm and 10:30pm EST and on Thursdays at 6:30pm EST beginning on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. REV’N TV is a 24/7 all automotive, all-the-time network geared toward the performance enthusiast. REV’N TV’s content ranges from classic automotive programming to the latest events, races, competitions, auctions and more. REV’N TV currently reaches over 54 million US DMA households and is also streamed live on the internet at www.revntv.com/watch/watch-online.
With the flashy, high performance vehicles, the colorful characters and hot competition, “Hooked On Dirt” will bring the sport of truck and tractor pulling to the masses in a way that has never been seen before.
For more information about the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, please visit their website at www.bluegrasspulling.com!
For the latest news on the show, please visit www.hookedondirt.com.
September 20, 2016
Lebanon Hosts the Fourth Annual Country Ham Days Pull This Weekend
The 4rd Annual Ham Days pull returns to the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday September 24 at 6pm. “This is another big event for the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series,” said series CEO Tom McConnell. “Teams are down at the wire on the point standings and one mistake can cost a team the championship title. Some drivers are neck to neck in the points race, so competition will be fierce in these next final weeks. A big turnout is expected so fans will want to come early for good seats, hot competition, and my favorite part of the event, the delicious country ham!” commented McConnell.
The Marion County Country Ham Days festival is held each year in late September and is a celebration of all things porcine, most importantly country ham, of which they serve over 5,000 pounds of each year. It is one of the largest local festivals in Kentucky and this year will run from September 23-25. The annual festival includes the famous Country Ham Breakfast, car, truck and motorcycle show, carnival rides and the hugely popular “Pigasus” parade. For more information about the Marion County Country Ham Days festival, please visit their website at www.hamdays.com
The pull in Lebanon will take place Saturday September 24 at 6pm EST at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Classes to run include Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Outlaw Super Stock Tractors, Work Stock Diesel Trucks (2.5), Pro Street Semis, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, and Pro Street Diesel Trucks (2.6)and the Invitational Only Baddest Antique In The World 5200 lb 8mph Antique Tractors.
For more information on the pull, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com.
September 12, 2016 (Louisville, KY)
Stanford, KY and Vevay, IN Next Up For The Battle of the Bluegrass
Friday and Saturday, Sept 16-17 will be a big weekend for the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series. It’s getting down to the wire in the points race as the season comes to into it’s final weeks. Friday night begins the double-header event at Stanton, KY at the Powell Co. Fairgrounds showcasing Super Street 4×4 trucks, Street Diesel Trucks, 12,000 Farm Stock Tractors and Pro Farm Tractors.
Friday night also begins the two-night event at Vevay, IN which is presented by Switzerland Co. Tourism.
This weekend is a big event for Vevay, IN. Along with the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series events, Friday and Saturday will host the “On The River Car Show” along with the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on Saturday.
“Friday night will be special night for pulling,” said BOB Series Tom McConnell. “The pull will honor the birthplace of the 2WD pulling truck. The first 2WD truck pull took place
in 1978 in Vevay. Charlie Kincaid, a puller that pulled in the first ever 2WD trucks class, will be in attendance along with with other legendary pullers from the area including Harold Hayes and Bruce Hutinson. Also, the Friday night Super Stock 2WD Trucks class will be filmed for the Discovery Channel and Destination America as a part of “Coomer’s Country”, a television series starring veteran truck puller Travis Coomer.”
Friday night classes start off with local antique tractors at 6PM which will include 5000lb and 5500lb 3.5mph tractors with 16.4 tire size. Following the antiques will be the main event at 7PM. Featured classes for the main event on Friday include Hot Farm Tractors, Farm Stock Tractors, Work Stock Diesel Trucks (2.5) and Super Stock 2WD Trucks.
Saturday’s pull will begin at 7PM and will feature 5200lb 8mph Antiques along with Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Pro Farm Tractors, Outlaw Super Stock Tractors, Pro Street Semis and Street Diesel Trucks.
For more information regarding Switzerland Co. Tourism and events, please visit their website at www.switzcotourism.com
For more information about the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, including upcoming events, photos and more, please visit the website at www.bluegrasspulling.com