2018 Hot Rod V-8 Tractor CLASS CHAMPION:

Dean Kibler – “Good Vibrations”

Now in its fifth year with USA-EAST the Hot Rod V-8 Tractor class has quickly become one of the most popular divisions both with the fans and with the various fairs that now demand that the class comes to pull at their events.

Hot Rod V-8 Tractors are built on older style tractor frames with high-powered single V-8 engines from automobiles and light trucks. The frame and sheet metal must be pre-1972 to be legal. By rule, all engines may be no larger than 521 cubic inches. So it is not uncommon to see a Massy-Harris 44 with a 472 cubic inch Cadillac motor or a Case 600 with a 478 built up Chevrolet engine. This is where the appeal to the class lies.

Individual owners can choose their combination. They can prepare their tractor within the rules to their own specification. And they can now compete in major league pulling events with USA-EAST.

Dean Kibler from Hanoverton, Ohio is the class champion in 2018. Kibler is a former champion in the division and took more wins in the season than any other tractor in the series. His Case 600 is powered by V-8 Chevrolet power and still utilizes a chain driven rear end as is required by the rules. The tractor is now named “Good Vibrations” and sports a meticulous point job that helps to showcase the Hot Rod V-8 class.

Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants provided end-of-season bonus bucks to the Hot Rod V-8 division in 2018. The Central Petroleum Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and Wolcott, Iowa has been a consistent supporter of this class since it began. 
Other sponsors for this entertaining class are:

⦁ NORMANDY SEA and STEAKHOUSE of Minerva, Ohio
⦁ HEUBNER CHEVROLET – Carrollton, Ohio
⦁ BEE MAC TRUCKING from Imperial, Pennsylvania
⦁ GUESS MOTORS of Carroll County, Ohio
⦁ LEPPO RENTS from Canton, Ohio
⦁ RAZOR RENTS from Carrolton, Ohio


Bunker Hill
Louis RoyIH 706Mad Jack5050
Kevin McIntireCase 600High Dollar Hooker4848
Dean KiblerCase 600Good Vibrations4646
Oscar Trbovich56 FarmallFreaky Farmall4444
Leslie Pitts1956 JDDoe Chaser4242
John PittsAC D-17Outlaw Alice4040
Tom JanoskiMini Mo (Chevy)Ole Yellow3838
Roger McClureCockshutt 570Grey Ghost3838
Mike JanoskiIH - Chevy Dur.Bowtie Binder3636
Scott PetermanMM 405Trouble3434
Tom BestFarmall 400Resurrected Red2424
Jim Nugent1972 Oliver 1850Wired2222
John RoyMini-MolineNever Satisifed2020
Dino GuerrieriJD 4020The Green Reaper2020
Michael PalmerCockshuttBa-Zinga2020
Mike ClapperFord CommanderThe Blue Binder2020
Justin Haley68 JD8 Point Buck2020
Jeremy SeibleCockshuttGet "R" Done2020
Dennis Moose88 OliverRow Crop Runner2020
Paul BowserCase 930The Tire Man2020
Tim HawkJohn DeereDarkside Deere1818
Tammy Lynn Yusko49 Oliver 88Olive Nasty1818
Farrell BlknapFarmall MBBC1818
Clay SindlingerMassey Harris00
Barry DrippsIH00
Rick RhodesW-6 McCormickWar-Horse00
Rick RidenourMasey 4400
Bruce BeckerFarmall 560Iron Eagle00
Scott Zimmerman1948 FarmallTammy's Trouble00
Joshua ZellersFord 1946Mighty Mini00
Kaela ReinhartMassey-Harris00