Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Team Texas T-Rex Prepares for Farmersville

With the enormous amount of rainfall in Bartlett forcing officials to cancel the LSGTPA event during the Old Town Festival celebration, the Texas T-Rex Team is now focused on the next event to be held in Farmersville, Texas.  We would like to thank all of those involved in the planning and preparation for the Bartlett event, and were certainly looking forward to our first pull and visit to the town, but we also can appreciate the much needed rain that fell during the weekend.  We hope that 2013 will allow for a return to Bartlett.  With the next event, during the Farmersville Old Time Saturday celebration, we will also be excited to have Ashliegh Lisset as part of the LSGTPA opening ceremonies, as this Nashville recording artist and Texas native will be presenting our National Anthem !  This extremely talented entertainer is working hard to make the climb to stardom in the music industry, and we are honored to have her as part of our show !  We hope to have some of our family and friends from the area at Farmersville to bring us luck, and are looking forward to dragging the LSGTPA sled  !

Ashliegh Lisset will be presenting our National Anthem  at Farmersville !

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Team Texas T-Rex Bartlett Bound

Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' LSGTPA pulling tractor will be headed south to Bartlett, Texas for the Old Town Festival on September 15.  The historic town of Bartlett was founded in 1881 as a station on the Katy Railroad, and the Old Town Festival is an annual event which will include cookoffs, arts and crafts, concerts, and yes...LSGTPA Tractor Pulling !  The weather forecast looks great, as much cooler temperatures and only a slight chance of rain are predicted for Saturday.  The Team T-Rex crew has performed only routine maintenance on Lane's machine and is looking forward to the first appearance for the team in Bartlett !  The event is scheduled for a 12 noon start, with the track being located on Hwy 95 (next to the Dollar General)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Duncan 'MotoSports' Goes Motorless

During the summer break between tractor pulls, our driver dismounted his four wheeled and piston driven engine powered machine, and mounted a two wheeled pedal driven ride.  Lane has enrolled in a 'Track Bike Development Class', which trains competitors in the sport of Velodrome bicycle racing.  Lane will continue to train and practice at the Superdrome in Frisco, Texas for competition in this exciting sport.  The bicycles are direct driven, with no brakes or clutches to allow coasting.  The 250 meter track has 44 degree banking in the turns and is made of wood.  The minimum speed required to successfully navigate the turns is around 12 mph, with some riders reaching speeds of 45 mph.


Lane hopes to soon receive his track bike certification, and will then be able to compete in the youth division races.

Moving back to the dirt surfaces, Lane also has been preparing for competition in the BMX Class Competition.  Lane will be competing in classes divided by age groups, with bicycles required to have 20" wheels and similar gearing.  The team has been testing a series of bikes, at the Allen Station Park BMX track and at the Metroplex BMX track in Desoto.

The two wheeled machines may be a little less powerful that the four wheeled vehicles in the Duncan Motorsports camp, but they are no less fun !  I have been pleasantly reminded of how much fun bike riding can be, with these latest endeavors, and now look forward to wiping the dust off of my old bikes !  I hope to have Lane and I both riding together soon, and we both should certainly enjoy the exercise.  Lane hopes to complete his licensing and registration at the Metroplex BMX facilty in Desoto, and will be competing in the Novice Division of the USA-BMX/ABA.