Smoke in the Valley (Boscobel Antique Club) hosted the first official WTPA event of the 2019 season on Saturday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in Boscobel, WI. Earlier in the week pullers and fans were worried about the rainy weather conditions for the pull on Saturday. Luckily, the promoter, Chad Haggerty, covered the track and preserved if from the rain allowing it to be ready on Saturday. The event began around 6:30 PM with the Light Limited Super Stock Tractors after which the Light Pro-Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel Drive Trucks, Super Farm Tractors and Light Super Stock Tractors followed. With many defending champions and new vehicles out for the season, the night brought much excitement.
Congratulation to the 2019 Smoke in the Valley class winners:
Light Limited Super Stock Tractors: David Baehr – “Big Blue”
Light Pro-Stock Tractors: Alan Cook – “Black Thunder”
Two-Wheel Drive Trucks: Chad Haggerty – “Hillbilly Hot Rod”
Super Farm Tractors: Jeff Martyn – “The Hustler”
Light Super Stock Tractors: Bryce Pichler – “Red Thunder”
-Kaytlyn Larson, WTPA Facebook and Website Editor
Visitation for friends and family is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 (newcomerfh.com/608.837.5400). Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until his funeral service commences at 11 a.m.
Mr. Mack’s complete obituary may be found here.
It is with great sadness we must report that Kenny Mack, Hall-of-Fame Announcer and WTPA Founding Member, has passed after months-long battle with inoperable stage IV pancreatic cancer. Our thoughts are with his family in their time of sorrow.
The 2019 WTPA schedule has been posted! Click here to view it.
The new 2.6 truck class and the LLSS rules have been posted on the website. Click here to view them.
The WPI/NTPA office has recently gotten word that Kenny Mack, a founding member of the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association and one of the Midwest’s most recognizable pulling voices for nearly 50 years, has been hospitalized. He presently resides at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
His daughter, Kristy Dalangini, informs us that Mr. Mack would very much welcome calls of well wishes and reminiscences from his NTPA family. He can be reached at his cell number: 608.228.1077.
Ms. Dalangini has also established a GoFundMe account to assist with her father’s medical care.
Inducted into the Association’s Pulling Hall of Fame in 2010, Mr. Mack is unrivaled in his dedication to preserving the history of our sport through a lifetime of service and storytelling. We request that you pray for his comfort and strength in these difficult days.
Want to know where to find us this summer? Check out our tentative schedule!
WTPA Annual Meeting and Banquet
December 8th, 2018 at AmericInn La Crosse, WI
Schedule of Events
- 8:30 AM Tech Class
- 10:00 AM Registration
- 11:00 AM 2018 Membership Meeting
- 11:30 AM Class break-out sessions
- 1:00-1:30 PM Ticket pick up/Registration
- 1:30 PM 2019 Membership Meeting
- 6:00 PM Social Hour
- 7:00 PM Dinner and 2018 WTPA Awards and 2018 Region III Awards Banquet