The father of this pulling family was Hansel who got the ball rolling many decades ago and if he were here today, it is a certainty that he would be grinning from ear to ear with all that his namesakes have achieved. What began with a Ford tractor has grown exponentially over time. In the seventies the team relied heavily on who I refer to as Daddy, Wayne Sullivan, for the driving duties. In the eighties Wayne’s late brother Eddie jumped into the fun with his Underdog four wheel drive and Underpup two wheeler. Quickly on the heels of their Uncle Eddie were Wayne’s oldest boys Donnie and Danny. Donnie has piloted a large variety of vehicles from a single engine mod, a dual turbine and of course a barrage of Two Wheelers. Danny has been very active in the two wheel drive class since the late eighties having piloted the Young Gun, Tuff Cookie. and Thumper all before the two most recently family driven Rentawreck and Hansel Sullivan Memorial Chevy. In the mid nineties, Donnie and Danny introduced their little brother to the saddle of a blown two wheel drive in the form of the Kentuckian Chevy S-10. Paul darn near took the ring home with him from Bowling Green, Ohio in the very early stages of his driving career and from time to time finds himself in the saddle of his dad’s Big Ed Red. Waiting in the wings of this pulling dynasty is the fourth generation of drivers, Donnie’s son, Brandt. Brandt not only has spent a life time following his grandfather, uncles and father all over the country but he has also developed his own personality within the sport. It is certain that it is in his blood as he awaits his shot to bend the throttle over on one of his families’ vehicles very soon.
The chassis was formerly owned and run by Ken Veney Funny Farmall
The sheet metal was done by Ted and Tony Dibble at Binder Lite and is an exact replica of the old Kentuckian, which featured a Massey Harris shroud.
Power will be found in the form of the 3 Hemi's mounted right in front of the driver. The Sullivan's run a variation of a Sassy Racing Engine.