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 HillGeaugaBunker HillTrumbullCarrolltonConneautMile BranchLisbonBunker Hill
Louis Roy - 1138IH 706Mad Jack416504848504436484250
 Kevin McIntire - 1188Case 600High Dollar Hooker402483850445050304844
Dean Kibler - 1214Case 600Good Vibrations358464636323640365036
Oscar Trbovich- 110256 FarmallFreaky Farmall352444246462238503430
John Pitts - 1122AC D-17Outlaw Alice344404434483826462840
Tom Best - 1149Farmall 400Resurrected Red336264022344848443638
Leslie Pitts - 11611956 JDDoe Chaser290422032423234204622
Tim Dayton- 11461957 CockshottBlue Thunder284223244384220242042
Mike JanoskiIH - Chevy Dur.Bowtie Binder280363638404618422424
Tom Janoski - 1234Mini Mo (Chevy)Old Yellow266383042283030202028
Scott PetermanMM 445Poor Decisions25634502420240384026
John Roy - 113947 Farmall MThe Roy Toy234302640362022202020
Dennis Moose - 110388 OliverRow Crop Runner228202020264042202020
Jim Nugent - 11811972 Oliver 1850Wired220243428242028222020
Michael Palmer - 1101CockshuttBa-Zinga21420280182032402234
Paul Bowser - 1261Case 930The Tire Man212202020202824283220
Dino Guerrieri - 1192JD 4020The Green Reaper2002022022046264420
Jeremy SeibleCockshuttGet "R" Done1963224263026020380
Daniel Janoski1952 Farmall MThe "M"17628203020201820200
Mike ClapperFord CommanderThe Blue Binder1402002020200202020
Clay Sindlinger/Josh - 116759 Ford 5000Ripped Up1220000044322620
John RoyMini-MolineNever Satisifed1182020000003048
Justin Haley68 JD8 Point Buck1082000034034200
Tim HawkJohn DeereDarkside Deere70180200000032
Roger McClureCockshutt 570 Grey Ghost383800000000
Tammy Lynn Yusko49 Oliver 88Olive Nasty181800000000
Farrell BlknapFarmall MBBC181800000000
Clay SindlingerMassey Harris  0000000000
Barry DrippsIH0000000000
Rick RhodesW-6 McCormickWar-Horse0000000000
Rick RidenourMasey 440000000000
Bruce BeckerFarmall 560Iron Eagle0000000000
Scott Zimmerman1948 FarmallTammy's Trouble0000000000