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March 23, 2015 (Louisville, KY)
Diamond Pistons Dominates 7th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull
This past weekend the 7th Annual Bluegrass Super Pull in Richmond, Kentucky took place, with over 700 hooks of the best Antique Tractor Pullers in the United States and Canada. The event was dominated by Diamond Pistons, with several of the top teams winning and placing near the top all weekend long. Diamond Piston powered machines won an incredible 14 wins at Richmond. “A lot of people do not know that Diamond Pistons are being used by some of the top Antique teams in the country and beyond, and this weekend showed just how good the Official Piston Company of the Battle of the Bluegrass performs,” said BOB Series CEO, Tom McConnell. “Diamond Piston powered machines won several of the larger classes and is the choice pistons of the top
Hinton Engines, the largest engine builder of Oliver and other brands of Antique tractors, has been using Diamond Pistons for several years. “When I build a puller for someone, I always use Diamond Pistons. Diamond Pistons have stood the test of time and their customer service is second to no one,” said Bobby Hinton, owner of Hinton Engines. “All the years I have been building pulling tractors, I have never found a piston that works as well as Diamond. When you take a tractor that was making 50 horsepower and it is now making over 300, you have got to have good Pistons, and Diamond Pistons are the best.”
Diamond Pistons are also being used by some of the top pullers in the Battle of the Bluegrass, including two time Pro Street Diesel Truck Puller Clint Corwin. “I won both of my championships using Diamond Pistons, and would not even consider using anything else,” commented Corwin.
For more information about Diamond Pistons, please go to their website at www.diamondracing.com.
March 19, 2015 (Louisville, KY)
Battle of the Bluegrass Heritage Series Rev’s Up for the Richmond Antique Pull
The Battle of the Bluegrass (BOB Series) is gearing up for the 7th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull, being held March 20-21, 2015, at the Madison County Fairgrounds, indoors, in Richmond, KY. “We are getting a lot of calls and feedback, and we are hoping to make this event the largest one we have hosted in Richmond,” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “The pull is the highest paying Antique Pull in the United States, with nearly $5,000 in guaranteed prize money being offered.”
The paybacks at the Richmond Pull are second to none in the Antique world. On Friday, the guaranteed money classes, paying the following purse of $200, $100, $100, $50, $50, and $50 are the 4000 3.5(16.9), and the 5000 6 MPH (18.4). Jackpot Classes on Friday are the 5500 3.5, and the 5000 3.5(15.5).
On Saturday, the guaranteed money classes are the 4500 3.5 MPH(16.9) and the 5500 3.5 MPH(16.9). The Jackpot classes for Saturday are the 5000 12 MPH(18.4) and the 6000 6 MPH(18.4).
The “Baddest Antique Tractor in the World” features two classes, one each night, with a guaranteed purse of $500, $300, $200, $100, $100, $100, $50, $50, and $50. On Friday Night, the class will be the 5000 8 MPH(18.4) and on Saturday Night the class will be the 6000 8 MPH (18.4). “The Baddest Antique Tractor in the World” is the biggest money guaranteed in the World to these tractors, and bragging rights is what it is all about,” commented McConnell.
The Richmond Antique Pull has made some class changes this year that will allow for more classes and tire types to compete. “We added some different tire classes that basically allow for everyone to have several classes that they can compete and be competitive in. We think the changes will make for a bigger show, and better competition,” commented McConnell.
For more information on the 7th Annual Bluegrass Antique Super Pull, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com and click under the Richmond Antique Pull link at the upper right. That will link you to class breakdowns, purses and start times.
March 15, 2015 (Louisville, KY)
Rising Star Casino and Resort Becomes Official Casino of the Battle of the Bluegrass
The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series) is proud to announce that Rising Star Casino and Resort is the now Official Casino and Resort of the BOB Series. “Rising Star Casino is one of the most beautiful casinos in the region, with great gaming, and a great location in the town of Rising Sun, Indiana,” commented BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “The location is super for our series, as it will stand as the Host Hotel for our event in Osgood, Indiana, as well as the Annual Awards Banquet and our Spring and Fall meetings.”
Rising Star Casino was one of the first casinos to open in the State of Indiana. The original paddle boat is still used for the Casino, giving Rising Star a one of a kind look. “The scenery of the Casino, as well as the inside, and the surrounding area being in the heart of Rising Sun makes a trip to Rising Star very memorable and you will want to return again and again.”
Rising Star Casino is known for it’s great gaming, as players can choose between numerous types of slots, table games, as well as tournaments. Rising Star is also known for its grand buffet, and has rooms to fit every need. An 18 hole Golf Course is also on the grounds, as well as packages for those staying at the hotel. Rising Star also has first class entertainment, including comedian Jim Belushi, hosting a show on April 25.
Additionally, the Battle of the Bluegrass will be hosting its Annual Spring Meeting to discuss final decisions on rules, the upcoming 2015 schedule and other news, taking place on April 11. More details on the Spring meeting will be announced later this week.
For more information on Rising Star Casino, please visit their website at www.risingstarcasino.com.