‘The Smokers’ is made up of two divisions of the strongest running tractors in the eastern United States and the mid-western United States. The Pro Stock Tractors run at 10,000 pounds and must adhere to the same rules as the Pro Stocks running on the national circuit. Also in the class are Super Stock Tractors that may only weigh up to 9,500 pounds. Pro Stocks can only utilize a single turbocharger while the Super Stockers are permitted to have up to four working turbochargers. There is also a place for Super Stock tractors running on alcohol, but they must run with decided handicaps. Tractors on alcohol will weigh 9500 pounds but are limited to two chargers and 504 cubic inches with no overhead cams allowed for these clean-burning machines. Triple charger Alky tractors are welcome to participate however these machines are handicapped by weight.
The champion in 2017 for the second straight year was Jason Svonavec from Rockwood (Somerset County) Pennsylvania. Svonavec’s ultra-powerful John Deere Pro Stock tractor is called “Bootlegger” and is a state-of-the-art component, Pro Stock. His “Bootlegger” also finished third with the NTPA Region Two Series this past season.
This class of competition will be scheduled sparingly at only the largest venues in the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio during the summer of 2018. ‘The Smokers’ will be designated as a special USA-EAST division for the upcoming season. This class is open to any tractor that can meet the rules and pass tech inspection.