Welcome to the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series
October 3, 2015 (Louisville, KY)
Breast Cancer Awareness Pull to Host Battle of the Bluegrass Finals
The Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series will host its point’s finals this weekend in Elizabethtown, Kentucky during the 4th Annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Pull. “The weather let us down in Osgood, so we will have one more event this year, and E-town will be the place where the 2015 Howes Lube/BOB Series will crown our Champions” said BOB Series CEO Tom McConnell. “NBC Sports will be there on Saturday night to capture all the action.”
The pull in Elizabethtown will take place this Friday and Saturday, October 9-10th. This pull is promoted by former Howes Lube/BOB Series Hot Farm Champion, Tim Hornback. “We raised over $35,000 last year for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and hope to beat that this year at our event,” commented Hornback. “All cancer survivors will be admitted free to the event, and all cancer survivors are encouraged to be a part of the Cancer Survivors Ribbon Walk that will take place each night”.
The pull in Elizabethtown will start at 6pm each night. For a complete listing of classes, please go to the Battle of the Bluegrass website at www.bluegrasspulling.com.
September 15, 2015 (Louisville, KY)
Osgood, Indiana to Host the Battle of the Bluegrass National Truck and Tractor Pull Championships
For the first time ever, the nationally renowned Howes Lube/Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series (BOB Series) will be hosting its Championship Pull in the state of Indiana. The event will take place on October 2-3, 2015 at the Ripley County Fairgrounds in Osgood, Indiana. Start times are 7pm for the evening sessions and 2pm for the Antique Tractor Pull.
The Battle of Bluegrass Pulling Series, sponsored by Howes Lubricator, is by far the most recognizable regional pulling series in the United States. The Howes Lube/BOB Series is seen regularly on NBC Sports, and the Series is the #1 rated Pulling Series on national television.
Last year, the BOB Series hosted a pulling event that was filmed and aired on NBC Sports in Osgood. This event was held last June in conjunction with the F.A.R.M Club Antique Tractor Show. The event was a sellout, many locals stating that this was the largest crowd ever at the Ripley County Fairgrounds. The event scheduled for this past June rained out, and the F.A.R.M. Club has arranged to assist the BOB Series in the operations and promotion of this event, taking place October 2-3, 2015.
The pull will feature most classes the Howes Lube/BOB Series offers. This is the last event of the year for points and all points champions will be declared champions at the event in Osgood. Pullers from 10 states or more are expecting to be in attendance, and the event should draw will over 200 pulling teams, making this event one of the largest being held in the State of Indiana and the nation.
7pm each night will start the BOB Series classes that are popular throughout the nation, as well as on national television. Classes to run Friday and Saturday Night at 7pm include Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, Work Stock Diesel Trucks (2.5), Pro Street Diesel Trucks (2.6), Hot Farm Tractors, Outlaw Super Stock Tractors, Super Farm Tractors, Super Stock 2WD Trucks, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Pro Street Semis, Pro Farm Tractors and Farm Stock Tractors.
September 20, 2015
Third Annual Ham Days Pull Returns to Lebanon
The 3rd Annual Ham Days pull returns to the Marion County Fairgrounds on Saturday September 26 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 26,” 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. “Defending Champion, Charles Robertson from Ohio is geared to become the 2015 champion. He will be competing against last year’s Ham Days winner, Steve Lutmer along with the top semi pullers in the region. Also in action will be the Super Stock 2WD Trucks, with local favorites from Nelson County, Jim and James Hardin who will be battling it out with the husband and wife team of Kevin and Nancy Wilson,” commented McConnell. “It is a battle between man vs. woman and Ford vs. Chevy in this class, as bragging rights to win the Ham Days pull is what they need to see who will come out on top in the Howes Lube Points race.” Other classes such as the Light Limited Super Stock Tractors, with the “Kentucky Sled Hunter” John Deere will be in action. These tractors can run diesel or alcohol and every brand is represented. Diesel Trucks will also be in action, including the Work Stock Diesel Trucks and a special $1,000 Winner takes all in the Pro Street Diesel (2.6). Outlaw Super Stock Tractors will be pulling as well, with some tractors making well over 2,000 Horsepower.
Also taking place is a very unique class, the Steiner Tractor “Baddest Antique In the World”. This is an Antique Tractor Invitational, featuring the best Antique Tractors in the world, with some teams traveling as far as Oklahoma to be at Ham Days.
The pull in Lebanon will take place Saturday September 26 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), Outlaw Super 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, Faygo Soda, Rip It Energy Fuel, Rising Star Casino, River City Truck Parts, Black Gold Moonshine and Liquitube.