Ashland site of NPPA truck pulls

15 years ago

    The last local horsepower pulls — four wheel pulls, mud runs and pickup pulls — were a huge success at Ashland last weekend.
    As the evening temperatures fell the thrill of the competition heated up. The pullers were in great form as the measurements for placement were within mere inches of each other.      As was advertised there was a women’s open division. There were nine entries in this class and it was one of the thrills of the evening.
    Also making an appearance for the delight of the crowds was an Expo tractor from Canada. This tractor is new this year and sports a two Chevy Big blocks and runs on gas. They call it Bandit. It is third-place in points in all of Canada and the only one-of-seven that is still running.
    The NPPA pullers will be at the Cumberland Fair this Friday for their final point’s pull of the season.
    The standings at Ashland is as follows: 2×4 Super Stock 5,800 pounds: first, Luke Tash of Chester in the Dirt Digger; second, Tiger Tash of Chester in The Aggressor and third, Mark Drost of Bridgewater in Foolz Gold.
    2×4 Super Stock 6,200 pounds: first, Tash of Chester in Dirt Digger; second, Blaine Clay of Lincoln in Mr. Goodwrench and third,  Drost of Bridgewater in Foolz Gold.
    2×4 Modified 6,200 B: first,Lee Wood of Oakfield in Half Pint and second, David John Powers of Medway in Hellz Genie.
    4×4 Modified 6,200 B: first, Austin Theriault of Fort Kent in Ground Pounder II and second, Travis Voisine of Chester  in Big Bad Red.
    Women’s Open: first, Trixie Lawrence of Centerville, New Brunswick; second, Kate Morin of Howland and third, Casie Voisine of Chester.
    Pro Stock Diesel: first, Carl Watson of Smyrna; second, Malcolm McGraw of Levant, driven by Mark Prescott and third, Jeff Pelletier of Millinocket.
    4×4 Super Stock 6,200 pounds: first, Kim Carter of Winslow in the Instigator and second, Jere Humphrey in White Lightnin’.
    4×4 Mod 6,200 A: first, Theriault of Fort Kent in Ground Pounder II and Voisine of Chester in Big Bad Red.
    2×4 Modified 6,200 A: first, Wood of Oakfield and second, Powers of Medway.
    Three-quarter ton Street Stock: first, Kris Watson of New Limerick and second, Adam Powers of Howland.
    4×4 Super Stock 5, 800 pounds: first, Hampy Carter of Winslow in the Instigator and second, Humphrey in White Lightnin’.
    Half ton Street Stock: first, McGraw of Levant driven by Mark Prescott  and second, Sheldon Stevens of Hermon.
    Semis 20,000 pounds: first, Bob Waugh of Easton in a ’84 Mack; second, Weasel Michaud of Presque Isle in Weasel Express III and third, Mitchell Harris of Blaine in an International.
    Semis 20,000 B: first, Harris of Blaine; second, Waugh of Easton and third, Michaud of Presque Isle.