Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Duncan Pulls To Top Five Finish at Delta County Fair

Lane Duncan and his Duncan Motorsports team rolled into Cooper, Texas, with their duo of LSGTPA Youth Class pulling tractors, to do battle with teams from across the state at the Delta County Livestock Show & Fair Pull.  The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association teams were a feature event of the fair, at the Harmon Park Pulling Track in Cooper. 

Rocky and Gus Young of RY Construction prepared a great pulling track surface, on the beautiful hillside track at the historic Harmon Park.  Mikayla Stuart performed the National Anthem for the event, during opening ceremonies. 

Lane would pilot both his 'Texas T-Rex' and 'Twisted Kitty' tractors to opening round Full Pulls, on the 200 foot track.  On the second round, the track surface had begun to dry out in the sun and wind,  and was a little more challenging.  Lane would hang onto a third and fourth place position, for a top five finish on both tractors. 

Lane and crew would use an off weekend, to freshen up the tires on both tractors.  The 'Texas T-Rex' will be spinning Firestone tires at the next event at the Hunt County Fair in Greenville.  The 'Twisted Kitty' will be rolling on Hy Run tires, with a steeper lug angle for Greenville.  The Hunt County Fair event will be a double header, with pulls on Friday and Saturday nights, of April 21 and 22. 

Check out the Hunt County Fair schedule at Hunt County Fair

Check out the LSGTPA event at: LSGTPA Hunt County

Thursday, April 6, 2017

LSGTPA Teams Headed For Cooper

Lane Duncan and his Duncan Motorsports tractors will join LSGTPA teams from across the region, as the group competes at the Delta County Livestock Show & Fair Pull in Cooper, Texas.  The event is scheduled for a 2pm start, on Saturday April 8th.

Lane will be looking to improve upon the season opening performance, where the team struggled with track conditions on both tractors.  The Cooper track is prepared by Rocky and Gus Young of RY Construction, and has been one of the favorite tracks on the LSGTPA tour. 

Rocky and Gus Young of RY Construction will prepare the Harmon Park Pulling Track in Cooper, for the LSGTPA event.

Opening ceremonies on Saturday, will feature our National Anthem performance by Mikayla Stuart, of Cooper High School. 

Mikayla Stuart will present our National Anthem, during LSGTPA Opening Ceremonies in Cooper.

KETR Radio recently promoted the Delta County Fair event, and included an interview with Lane Duncan in studio !  Check out the promotion at KETR  88.9, with John Mark Dempsey and Cindy Roller, on the Blacklands Café Radio Show !   KETR Blacklands Café

Hosts John Mark Dempsey and Cindy Roller, interview Lane Duncan on the Blacklands Café Show, during a Delta County Fair promotion on KETR 88.9 radio.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Duncan Team Whitewright Report

Well, the 2017 LSGTPA tractor pulling season is off to a start, not exactly as we had hoped for, but we are rolling nonetheless.  Our season opener appearance in Whitewright, during the Whitewright Truck & Tractor Pull, did not go as planned.  We did however, have a great time, and were excited to have been a part of a great pulling show for the fans.

Recent rains in the area, had provided for a somewhat tricky track surface for our team.  Lane would pilot both his 'Texas T-Rex' and the 'Twisted Kitty' in the LSGTPA Youth Class, and would wheel both machines in fine fashion.  First round found us catching ruts with both tractors, preventing us from making optimum passes.  Sometimes, a little luck is needed on tough track surfaces, and we somehow managed to avoid good luck with both machines ! 

Second round, we were moved to a different track, on the multiple track arena floor.  The track surface was better, but was a little stickier than what we would have liked.  The track was a hard packed clay, but was an extremely rough surface.  Our tractors perform best, on a fine sand and clay mix.  Both tractors were balanced pretty good, but our tire package may have been a little off.  We will add that info to our notebook !

After second round, we found the 'Twisted Kitty' had a needle hang open in the carburetor, causing the engine cylinder to fluid with fuel and hydraulic the engine.  Once back at the shop, we drained the fuel and oil, cleaned the carburetor, and filled the engine with fresh Rotella, Lucas Oil, and VP Race Fuel fluids.  So, both machines are now fresh and ready for the Delta County Livestock Show & Fair Pull on Saturday, April 8th. 

We are hoping for a better performance in Cooper !  We are excited to be back on the track and pulling again, with the LSGTPA teams in 2017 !