The Punisher Pulling Team
Brandon Grigg with our Mooresville location designed this wrap for Larry Jarrell’s “The Punisher Pulling Team” Super Stock 4×4 2006 Chevy 3500 fiberglass body competitive pulling truck.
History of Power Pulling
Truck and Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a motorsport competition. Pulling has become popular in the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil, and New Zealand. The sport requires modified tractors to pull a heavy sled along a 35 foot wide, 330-foot long track. The winner is the tractor that pulls the sled the farthest. Known as the world’s most powerful motorsport, due to the multi-engined modified tractor pullers.
All tractors in their respective classes pull a set weight in the sled. In a “full pull” is the tractor pulls to the end of the 100-meter track. The competitors that moved past 300 feet will compete in a pull-off; the winner is the one who can pull the sled the farthest.
The weight transfer sled is pulled down the track, the weight is transferred (linked with gears to the sled’s wheels) from over the rear axles and towards the front of the sled. In front of the rear wheels, there is a “pan”. This is essentially a metal plate and as the weight moves over this the resistance builds. The farther the tractor pulls the sled, the more difficult it gets.
History of Pulling in the USA
Super Stock Open class uses primarily methanol fuel (some are diesel versions). The Super Stock Open machines can generate over 5,000 horsepower, based upon the single original stock tractor block. Super Stock Open and Super Stock Diesel tractors may use up to four turbochargers in three stages. The Diesels are allowed to compete in the Open class.
There is light Super Stock class which is 6200 lbs and the Heavy Super Stock Classes that are 8000 – 8250 lbs