BIG RIGS HEADING TO THE BUCK ON JUNE 22
The Big Rigs Pulling Series will make the trek across Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 22nd to participate at the famed Buck Motor Sports Park in Lancaster County. The Buck is owned by former puller Mike Hoff and is wife and is the home to more sanctioned pulling events than any other location in the United States. This is the first time in ten years that the Big Rigs have been contracted to pull at the Buck. A very good field of trucks is expected for the event that begins at 7:00pm.
Leading the group to the Buck is 2017 and 2018 champion Jerry Hairhoger from New Galilee, PA and his Kenworth with CAT power named “Jerry-Atricks”. The Giulitto Trucking Team is bringing both of their machines to the Buck as Joe Giulitto will drive “Sneeky Pete” and Wayne Huffman will the the operator of the CAT powered Mack that was formerly “Rood Awakening” and now awaits a new name along with a new driver – 16 year old Vinnie Giulitto.
Rusty Bagley from Vermont is scheduled to bring his Kenworth with CAT power named “Twisted Kitty” to the event and Jeff Lautenan from Jefferson, Ohio will attend with his Peterbilt named “Moody Blue” after finishing in the top three places in the point race in each of the past two years. And last year’s runner-up, Jon Rees from Snowshoe, Pennsylvania, is coming to the Buck with the very unique Cummins-powered Diamond Reo that is named “Diamond in the Rough”.
The powerful Fred Sanders Pulling Team will bring two of their trucks south from Ohio to compete at the Buck. Former Big Rigs Series champion Justin Fredo will drive “Cat Scratch Fever”, a Mack with Caterpillar power while team owner Fred Sanders will showcase his recently revamped “Silver Bullet II”, a Mack with Cummins under the hood.
It is expected that at least some Virginia based trucks will come north to the Buck to compete with the Big Rigs. Ed Tillman from Powhaton has his V-8 Mack named “Bits and Pieces” reportedly ready to run and Greg Dean from Shenandoah is working on his Mack called “Bad Dog” with plans to head up on June 22nd to try their hands against the rest of the Big Rigs.
The Big Rigs Pulling Series is the oldest modified semi truck division in the United States and was originated in 1991 by Full Pull Productions. The series is sponsored by Cen.Pe.Co. Lubricants and Fuel additives from the Central Petroleum Company of Wolcott, Iowa and Cleveland, Ohio and by MAC Trailer of Beloit, Ohio and Alliance, Ohio. Sander’s Excavating and Giulitto Trucking both of Ravenna, Ohio are contingency sponsors for the series. The Big Rigs are sanctioned by USA-EAST Sled Pulling a division of Full Pull Productions of Jamestown, Pennsylvania.