The Super Modified Two Wheel Drive Truck class on both the NTPA and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Series have some of the largest numbers of any of the national touring classes. At any given point both the Grand National and Champions Tour events should have sixteen to twenty vehicles vying for the win.
On the NTPA Grand National circuit the Petro Family finished with a strangle hold of the top three positions in the points. Lead by Randy "Kathy's Complaint" the Ohio natives will head to Hazel Green looking to jump start their season and advantage in the points standings. With the previous three championships having been claimed by either Randy or Jessie, it is clear that the Petro's will be very tough to beat!
In 2011, Doug Theobald introduced a brand new pulling truck, his "Wicked" Chevy S-10. The new truck took the Theobalds on one heck of a ride as Doug won four of the seven NTPA Major events: Tomah, Chapel Hill x2 , Enderle Pull-off. Doug, along with his wife Renee "Pretty Wicked" will look to build on a solid season last year as they hope to stake claim to their first NTPA Grand National title.
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Jordan Nelson was an event winner in Kilgore, Texas in 2011. The youngest Nelson brother has been a staple in the top 5 of the Champions Tour points and is just waiting for his break to claim top honors. With one of the Illinois boys claiming the title last year, the hopes of the team to defend the championship are really high.
New to the Pro Pulling League Pre-Commit list for 2012 is the Writsel Family of Orient, Ohio. With the incredible performance Jeff Writsel "At it Again" put together it would be incredible if the team was to chase the entire points series. If they choose not to, there is no question that Champions Tour competitors will take notice of the events that the guys from Ohio roll into with the previously mentioned "At it Again" and Ryan's Ford Ranger "Lucky Stryke".
Below you will find my Power Rankings for the Two Wheel Drive class to kick off the season. There were many opportunities to gather points during the indoor season that I considered as well as factoring in the Champions from the points race last year. With just seven days remaining until the Champions Tour kicks off in Saluda, South Carolina, and six weeks before the NTPA Grand National hook in Hazel Green many folks will have an opportunity to move their way up in the rankings very shortly.
1) Jeff Writsel At it Again
2) John Mumma After Midnight
3) Randy Petro Kathy's Complaint
4) Tony Tatum Parts City
5) Doug Theobald Wicked
6) Jeremy Nelson Speedco Midnight Gambler
7) Jacob Fuqua Trax
8) Bill Oberste Missouri Gambler
9) Wayne Sullivan Big Ed Red
10) Long Motorsports Ridin Dirty