The 2016 Full Pull Productions and USA-East Season came to an impressive close on Saturday night at a packed house for the Season Ending Banquet and Awards Ceremony. Nearly two hundred pullers, crew members, family, friends, officials and sponsors as well as several fair board members were on hand to congratulate the twelve class winners and runner-ups from the 2016 USA-East Sanctioned pulling series.
This year the attendees enjoyed a newly renovated venue for the annual event held at the Jamestown Fireman’s Club, located in Jamestown, Pennsylvania.
Several of our Full Pull Productions clients were honored guests at the festivities. Bud Rodgers who was just recently elected as the President of the Tumbull County Fair located in Cortland, Ohio was in attendance. Mr. Rodgers had been in charge of the Pulling events for many years at his fair and introduced Jack Lammers as the new Tractor & Truck Pull superintendent.
Jimmy Hill the Tractor & Truck Pull Superintendent for the Ashtabula Ohio County Fair was welcomed to the banquet as well. Last year marked the successful return of Full Pull Productions to the Ashtabula County Fair.
Scott Stear from Columbia County Ohio Fair board who is the Director of Pull events for his fair was welcomed to the annual banquet. Three nights of pulling are slated for the Lisbon, Ohio facility in 2017.
Over the last few years Full Pull Productions and its sanctioning body USA-East has garnered a large number of sponsorships the have helped the company grow and has produced a season ends points race payout of over $40,000.00 to the twelve different divisions in 2016.
The oldest sponsor is Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants from Cleveland Ohio and W0lcott Iowa. This company has been a sponsor of Full Pull Productions for over 20 years and continues offer sponsorship to the various classes but has a special attachment the Big Rigs Pulling Series.
This years Big Rigs Champion was Joe Giulitto and “Sneeky Pete”. RJ Feicht Director of USA-East Sled Pulling was on hand to present the awards to Jonathan Giulitto who was attending on behalf of Joe.
One of the newer Sponsors American Crop Insurance was present on Saturday night and Jason Iman who represented the company presenting the Champion Plaque of the Super Farm/Limited Pro Tractor Class to Dan Parks and the “Saturday Night Hooker”. Jim Kalinowski from Wimer Fuel Injection and Turbo was also a part of the Super Farm presentation – Wimer is the contingency sponsor for that class.
The Classic “Hot Rod” V-8 Modified tractor class won by Oscar Trbovich and his tractor called “Freaky Farmall”. The runner up in the class went to Leslie & John Pitts with their tractor “Outlaw Alice”. This class was sponsored in part by the Normandy Inn Steak & Sea House located in Normandy, Ohio and Ponderosa Steakhouse located in Carrollton, Ohio.
Wayne Samson from Cen-Pe-Co congratulates Oscar Trbovich the class winner for the “Hot Rod” V-8 Class
Rick Feicht awards the runner up to John Pitts for the for the “Hot Rod” V-8 Class
Chris Morris representing Car-Mate Trailers was another of our great sponsors attending the banquet. Chris also brought a number of door prizes that he was able to hand out as well during the evening. Chris is presenting the Plaque to Mark Petros who owns and drives the Super Street Gas Truck called “Public Enemy” and was the 2016 Class Champion.
Mike Yoder from Hubner Seeds was in attendance as well.
Hubner Seeds sponsors the Classic Super Stock Tractors as well as the Hot Farm Tractor classes. The Hot Farm division was won by Justin Martin driving “Whatcha’ Looking At”.
While the Classic Super Stock Tractor division was won by “How Do U Like Me Know”. Mike Yoder from Hubner Seeds congratulates Aaron Westhoefer and the Todd Kendle tractor “How Do U Like Me Now” who was the Class Champ in the “Classic Super Stock ” division
Mark Sindlinger receives his runner up plaque for the Hot Farm Tractor Class from Hubner Seeds and Mike Yoder
Jesse Warren was on hand for the banquet; Jesse is both the owner of Warren Diesel and a Sponsor of USA-East as well as a competitor in the Open 2.6 Diesel division with a top running 6.0 Ford Power Stroke.
Joe & Doreen Hemm were the runner up in the Open 2.6 Diesel truck class with their top running truck called ‘When the Thunder Rolls”.
John Humpe IV gets his second straight 2.5 Diesel award from RJ.APEX Diesel was the class sponsor in 2016. John drives the “Double Trouble” truck.
Rick Feicht presents the 2.5 Diesel
Runner-up trophy to Bill Daufen who pilots the” Maximum Outlaw” Truck
RJ Feicht Presents Hank Oster who drives “The Scrapper” the 2016 PA POSSE Champion Award.
Special Thanks to Jenny Air Compressors as a Sponsor this season.
Dave Millard and his truck “Fred Neck” was the inaugural class winner in the new Work Stock Gas Truck class receiving his plaque and jacket from Rick. Keck’s Machine Performance & Design is the sponsor for this class in 2016.
Brady Feicht had lots door of door prizes to hand out at the banquet as usual.
Thank you to all who attended and as well as those who supported Full Pull and USA-East and we are looking forward to a great season in 2017…the 30th anniversary of Full Pull Productions!
The place was PACKED!!
Thank You To All of Our 2016 Sponsors!