Welcome to the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series
May 1, 2016 (Louisville, KY)
Battle of the Bluegrass Kicks off New Season in Falmouth, Kentucky
The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series returns to Falmouth, Kentucky to launch the 2016 season. “It is Derby week in Kentucky, and the best place to feel horsepower will be in Falmouth this Saturday, May 7th,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “Falmouth has been our season opener for the last few years, and we tell everyone to come out early, as the stands are always overflowing with people.”
The pull in Falmouth will feature a new class this year, the Pro Street Semis. “Semis are popular everywhere we go, so this year, we are bringing them to Falmouth, and we hope we have enough weight in the sled to stop these monsters!” Falmouth will also see the debut of a new Semi, the “Picking Up the Pace” Peterbilt of Derek McWhorter. “Falmouth will be the first time I have ever pulled down the track, and I can’t wait to hook to the sled!” commented McWhorter.
The pull in Falmouth, KY at the Pendleton County Fairgrounds, will take place this Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7pm EST. Classes to run include Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Pro Farm Tractors, Pro Street Semis, Work Stock Diesel Trucks, Pro Street Diesel Trucks and Super Stock 2WD Trucks.
For information about this event or the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, please go to their website at www.bluegrasspulling.com.
February 10, 2016(Louisville, KY)
US Lube Returns as Official Oil Additive of the Battle of the Bluegrass
US Lube, a name very familiar to the sport of pulling, has returned as the Official Oil Additive for the BOB Series. “US Lube has proven itself to be the leader in heavy duty additives and we are glad to return to the Real Deal with US Lube,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “Many of our pullers were asking about the Oil Enhancer Product, and US Lube created that product, and we are glad to have it available to both pullers and fans of the sport as well.”
US Lube is owned by Dave Latimer. Latimer was one of the founders of the Petro Truck Stop Chains, and has worked in the heavy duty industry since the late 1970’s, pioneering such changes in the trucking industry that includes full service truck centers and quick lube services, that today are taken for granted, but were not when Latimer debuted them in the industry. Latimer’s return to US Lube has sparked much interest, as Latimer is known for creating products that really work well. “I take a lot of pride with my products. I make sure that the products used in 2000 horsepower pulling motors are the same products used in over the road trucks and farm tractors. I use the sport of pulling to test and design the best additives I can and if they can withstand the test of pulling a sled, then US Lube can handle anything any farmer or trucker can put to it.”
US Lube’s product line includes its famous Oil Enhancer, which is known for extending the life of your engine, as well as its Fuel Enhancer, known for its fuel savings and horsepower increases. Clint Corwin, driver of the “Dilligaf” Dodge, has been using US Lube for several years and says “I am glad US Lube is back. The products are simply the best. I used some other products the last two years, and again, I cannot tell you how happy I am to be back with US Lube.”
US Lube is currently looking for dealers, distributors and WD’s. For more information about becoming a dealer or distributor please contact Nadia at 502-271-8978. For more information about US Lube please go to their website at www.uslube.us.
December 21, 2015(Louisville, KY)
Battle of the Bluegrass To Produce Reality Television Show in 2016
The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will be producing and filming the first ever reality television show featured around the sport of truck and tractor pulling. “Our Series has grown from a small regional series into a much larger series, with events being scheduled in several states, and we felt now was the time to expand our presence in television,” commended Tom McConnell, CEO of the BOB Series. “We will be showcasing the behind-the-scenes action both on and off the track of what it takes to be a successful puller.” The show is scheduled to air 4th quarter in 2016 on the Velocity Channel, with reruns to be determined at a later date.
One of the main reasons the BOB Series is branching out into reality television is to showcase the sport of pulling in a never-before-seen way. “Most pulling fans only see the competitors on the track few seconds at a time as they make their runs down the track. This gives the world a chance to see how these vehicles are built and maintained, the conflicts in the pits and gives the public a glimpse of the daily lives of some of their favorite pullers.”
The racing world is aware of Super Charged Multi-Engined Modified Tractors, and super-charged vehicles, but the reality is that the growth area in pulling over the last decade has been in the so called “grass roots” classes of pulling which are what the BOB Series is about.” Proof of this is shown by the fact that the BOB Series is one of the largest promoters of Diesel Truck Pulling in the nation, with the nation referring to the BOB Series for its rules in the growing “Work Stock” Diesel Truck class, also known as the 2.5 class. Additionally, the BOB Series is also the nation’s leader in the Light Limited Super Stock Class (LLSS), which is the fastest growing tractor class in the nation. McConnell added, “The LLSS is about the most perfect tractor pulling class that has ever existed. It is the only class left where you have diesel and alcohol tractors competing against one another and the vehicles in the classes also have tremendous diversity among the brands, or colors, as pulling fans refer to the OEM paint schemes of the manufacturers. At our recent Awards Banquet, held last week at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana, the top ten in 2015 points featured five different brands, with two vehicles being diesel. You can’t find this type of diversity in any other class of pulling anywhere. Period.”
The BOB Series will be reaching out to major high performance companies at several racing industry trade shows. “Most major high performance company in the world will attend these trade shows, and the BOB Series will showcase to these companies the fact that the sport of pulling and the classes we offer are the growing areas of pulling and why they should be involved in this project. Our pullers use and need the lasted turbos, pistons, brake systems, fire suits, carburetors, clutches, and everything else under the sun to increase the horsepower of their vehicles and competition on the track. They are looking for companies that make parts that last, and since the rules in our classes make for close competition, any little bit of power increase can make the difference of winning or going home empty-handed.”
The BOB Series is currently seen on NBC Sports. At last weeks PRI trade show in Indianapolis, the announcement was made regarding the start of production for the reality TV show. “Television is what brings the sport to a world-wide audience and our plans for 2016 and beyond will be something that has never before been seen about pulling.”
For more information regarding the Battle of the Bluegrass, please go to their website at www.bluegrasspulling.com.