Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Texas T-Rex Team Returns To Roots At Enloe Christmas Parade

Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' LSGTPA Youth Class pulling tractor returned to Enloe, Texas to participate in the annual Enloe Christmas Parade in 2015.  Enloe is the 'hometown' of the ' Texas T-Rex', as this is the community that the 1972 Sears Super Suburban garden tractor was retired.  The tractor served the community up until it was finally parked after years of service.  The owner of the tractor, Larry King, learned of the plans to compete in LSGTPA tractor pulling that Lane and father Jeff Duncan were working on.  'Uncle' Larry then offered up the garden tractor, as a donation to the project in 2008.  After a complete disassembly and rebuild of the tractor, and modifications to transform and prepare the machine for LSGTPA tractor pulling, the team made their debut in 2010. 

Each year, the 'Texas T-Rex' team participates in events in Enloe and the surrounding area of Delta County, and enjoys visiting with those who have supported the team since day one !

Lane Duncan displays his 'Texas T-Rex' at the Clara Foster Slough Museum during the 4th of July celebration in 2011.
Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' return to Enloe for the 2015 Enloe Christmas Parade.

Lane Duncan prepares his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor for the Enloe Christmas Parade.

A little rain on the parade didn't stop Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' during the Enloe Christmas Parade.

Rolling down Main in the rain, during the Enloe Christmas Parade.

Lane Duncan visits with Cindy Roller after the Enloe Christmas Parade on a rainy Saturday in Enloe.

Stay tuned as the team prepares the 'Texas T-Rex' for some exciting events planned for the spring of 2016 !!! ...... 


Monday, November 30, 2015

Tis The Season for Texas T-Rex Team

With the completion of the 2015 LSGTPA tractor pulling season, Lane Duncan and his Texas T-Rex team prepares to wrap up the year with some fun and festivities.  Lane and crew will prepare the 'Texas T-Rex' for participation in the Cooper Christmas Parade on December 5th, and also plan to attend the Enloe Christmas Parade on December 12th.

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, is scheduled for a 6pm start on Saturday, December 5.  Come check out the parade in both Cooper and Enloe, and be sure to look for Lane aboard his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor, and give him a wave !

Lane Duncan with his 'Texas T-Rex' LSGTPA Youth Class pulling tractor.

Lane Duncan will pilot his 'Texas T-Rex' during the Delta County Christmas Parades, in Cooper and Enloe.

******************  UPDATE  *************************

We had a great time at the Cooper Christmas Parade !!!  We won recognition for the 'Best Lighted Tractor Entry' !  Stayed for the Red & Blue Santa Event, hosted by the Delta County Sheriffs and Fire Departments....great stew supper !!!   We had a great time with good friends, family and FOOD !!

The Enloe Christmas Parade, is scheduled for parade lineup at 4pm, and parade start at 4:30pm.  Be sure to come early, and stop by for a visit to the Clara Foster Slough Museum in Enloe.  The museum will be open throughout the day for visitors and parade goers.

Happy Holidays, ya'll !!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

T-Rex Team Wraps Up Season In Rockdale

Lane Duncan wrapped up the 2015 LSGTPA tractor pulling season for the Texas T-Rex Team in Rockdale,  Texas, during the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo Tractor Pull.  Lane pulled double duty, as the young driver piloted both his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor for his Duncan Motorsports Team, and the 'Yes Deere' tractor for the Mean Green Pulling Team camp.
Lane Duncan rides his 'Texas T-Rex' to a runnerup finish on the historic Rockdale Race Track.

Lane drove to a RunnerUp finish aboard his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor, and was able to place the 'Yes Deere' tractor in the top five, while substituting for Mason Hovind, earning 2015 Championship Points for both teams.
Lane Duncan receives last minute instructions before his pull aboard the 'Yes Deere' tractor of Mean Green Pulling Team.

Lane Duncan launches the  'Yes Deere' tractor downtrack, during the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo LSGTPA Tractor Pull.

The event was a great pull, with lots of fans enjoying the excitement.  The event was contested on the historic Rockdale Horse Race Track.  Enloe Museum staff provided very cool trophies for the LSGTPA Youth Class drivers, which included a glass capsule of the historic race track surface !

Lane Duncan scored runnerup hardware, aboard his 'Texas T-Rex', during the LSGTPA season finale in Rockdale, Texas.

Duncan and his team will now prepare the 'Texas T-Rex' for a Christmas parade appearance or two, and will continue working on the second tractor to prepare for a two tractor assault in 2016.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Texas T-Rex Team Ready To Roll In Rockdale

Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' are ready to roll to Rockdale, for the upcoming LSGTPA tractor pulling event at the Rockdale Fair & Rodeo.  The event has a 12noon start time, and is contested on the historic Rockdale Fair Grounds horse racing track.

Duncan and team hope to rebound from a fourth place finish at the Help-A-Child Benefit Pull in Sulphur Springs.  The 'Texas T-Rex' found the sand-clay mix track at the Parker Auction Complex, a little too slick for its liking.  The track surface was watered down, prior to first round action, and Lane and his 'T-Rex' tractor found a slick spot on the track.  The first round ended with the team in third place.   After discussing tactics, Lane elected to go for the win rather than a safe run, so the team line up along the left side of the track, hoping to find fresh and dry track.  Lane made a great run, walking the edge until nearing the end of track, where the 'T-Rex' made a quick move to the side lines.  Knowing he needed a Full Pull to secure the win, Lane stayed on the throttle until the 'T-Rex' crossed either the finish line or the side line....which ended up being the side line on this night !

The team had a great time with friends, fans and family at the Help-A-Child Benefit, and are already looking forward to returning in 2016 !

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Texas T-Rex Team Prepared For Help-A-Child Benefit

Lane Duncan and his 'Texas T-Rex' LSGTPA Youth Class tractor are ready for their first pull in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  The team plans to compete in the Help-A-Child Benefit pull, scheduled for 6pm on Saturday October 10.  The event is a fundraiser, held at the Parker Auction Complex in Sulphur Springs.
Lane Duncan plans to compete with his 'Texas T-Rex' LSGTPA Youth Class tractor in Sulphur Springs.

Lane and the 'Texas T-Rex' Team are fresh off of a runnerup finish at the Old Time Saturday tractor pull in Farmersville, Texas.  The team hopes to turn in another good performance for the tractor pulling fans, under the lights in Sulphur Springs !!

Lane Duncan wheels his 'Texas T-Rex' to a runnerup finish in Farmersville.

Lane Duncan lays down two great pulls during Old Time Saturday tractor pulling competition.

Lane Duncan works his 'Texas T-Rex' tractor to a runnerup finish at the Old Time Saturday tractor pull.

Crossing the scales at the Old Time Saturday tractor pull in Farmersville.

Lane Duncan pilots his 'Texas T-Rex' to a great pull in Farmersville.

Lane Duncan presents Jennifer Chiaponne with an honorary trophy, for her National Anthem performance in Farmersville.

Lane Duncan with runnerup hardware from Farmersville.  The hand made Bois D'Arc trophy was presented on behalf of Enloe Museum.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Texas T-Rex Scores Full Pull in Alvarado

Lane Duncan launches the 'Texas T-Rex' downtrack in Alvarado.

Jade Flores stops by to wish Lane Duncan luck, after her National Anthem performance.
Lane Duncan piloted his 'Texas T-Rex' Youth Class tractor to a Full Pull in the opening round of LSGTPA Youth Class competition in Alvarado, Texas.  The event was a feature of the Johnson County Antique Tractor Club Show & Pull, and was conducted at the historic Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds in Alvarado.

Lane Duncan presents Jade Flores, with an honorary trophy after her National Anthem performance.
Jade Flores was a guest of the 'Texas T-Rex' Team, and performed the National Anthem during opening ceremonies.  Her outstanding performance was a warmup act, for her upcoming appearance on the Chevy Main Stage of the Texas State Fair, during the Country Showdown scheduled for October 2nd.  We wish Jade luck, and know she will do well !
Lane catches a quick nap aboard his 'Texas T-Rex' Youth Class tractor.

Lane finished in the runnerup position in Alvarado, within a few feet of the leader.  Recent changes to the 'T-Rex' tractor seem to be working out, and Lane turned in a great performance in driving.  The team has the tractor cleaned up, routine maintenance performed, and ready for the pull in Farmersville on Saturday, October 3rd.  The Farmersville pull is a feature of the Old Time Saturday celebration, and is scheduled for a 12noon start.

Lane rolls to the scales for first round LSGTPA tractor pulling action in Alvarado.

Lane Duncan pilots his 'Texas T-Rex' to a Full Pull during the Johnson County Antique Tractor Show & Pull.

Lane carries the 'Texas T-Rex' out the back door to a Full Pull, during LSGTPA tractor pulling at the Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds in Alvarado.

Hooked up and ready, Lane Duncan prepares to pilot his 'Texas T-Rex' pulling tractor.

Arlen Foulks with the LSGTPA Youth Class pullers in Alvarado, Texas.

Monday, September 21, 2015

LSGTPA 2015 Season Marathon Finish

The LSGTPA 2015 season begins an end of season marathon, as the teams compete in four, back to back weekend competitions.  The teams will head to Alvarado, Texas for the Johnson County Antique Tractor Club pull at the Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds on September 26.  On Saturday, October 3, the teams will compete during the Old Time Saturday event in Farmersville.  Teams will head to Sulphur Springs, Texas on October 10, as a feature of the Help A Child Benefit activities.  To conclude the 2015 season, the teams will finish up at the Rockdale Fair and Rodeo, in Rockdale on October 17.

Lane Duncan and crew stopped down to perform some mid season engine maintenance on the 'Texas T-Rex' machine, hoping to finish strong with a freshened bullet in the tractor for 2016.  The team is testing the second tractor after an engine change, and hopes to be able to make at least one event for testing with the new 'Twisted Kitty' tractor.

Lane Duncan works a late night in the shop, preparing the 'Texas T-Rex' for the LSGTPA 2015 season finale events.

Lane Duncan works to put his new 'Twisty Kitty' on track in 2015 for testing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Duncan Motorsports Texas T-Rex Shows Consistency

Lane Duncan continues to turn in great driving performances aboard his 'Texas T-Rex', LSGTPA Youth Class pulling tractor, as the team searches for ways to improve the performance of the tractor.  For the 2015 season, the tractor has improved in consistency, which allows the team to make small changes in search of ever improving performances.

As the LSGTPA 2015 pulling season begins the last half of scheduled events, the team still hopes to debut the second Youth Class tractor for an event or two.  Problems with the number one engine, has forced the team to install a backup engine in the new tractor, in an effort to put the machine on the track.  The team hopes to continue improving the 'Texas T-Rex', and debut the new 'Twisted Kitty' tractor, to enjoy a fun second half of the 2015 pulling season.

Bill Halter Memorial Tractor in Blue Ridge, Texas scenes: