Welcome to the SWTPA and welcome to Tractor Pulling, the most powerful motor sport in the world!
RIP ANDY HARPER , THE SWTPA WAS INFORMED OF THE PASSING OF ANDY OVER THE WEEKEND , OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH IS FAMILY AT THIS VERY SAD TIME.
ANDY WAS A PROMENENT MEMBER OF THE TRACTOR PULLING COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS WITH THE SWTPA AND THE EUROPEAN PULLING SCENE. ALWAYS AN EXTREAMLY HELPFULLY AND FRIENDLY GENTLMAN WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY GREAT NUMBER OF FRIENDS.
HIS FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT St JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, CHURCH LANE, FARRINGTON GURNEY. BS39 6UA AT 11.45 ON FRIDAY 26th OF AUGUST.
The SWTPA are part of the National Tractor Pullers Register (NTPR) and are pleased to be working with the IOPD to promote and encourage Tractor Pulling in the UK.
The National Tractor pullers Register (NTPR) and affiliated members The South West Tractor pullers Association (SWTPA) and The Malpas Tractor Pullers Club (MTPC) will exept relivent BTPA clutch inspections documentation indate and signed at any NTPR event.
CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING AERIAL FOOTAGE FROM THE DEARNFORD LAKE PULL ROUND 1 OF THE PRO PULLER CHAMPIONSHIP.CHECK OUT RESULTS PAGE.LINK TO FOOTAGE CLICK HERE.CLICK HERE FOR A TRACTOR PULLERS STORY BY GEORGE DAVIES.
two new classes
The SWTPA AGM voted to create two new classes specifically aimed at significantly reducing the cost of Pulling by introducing an 'entry level' in two different categories: -
- Tractors - Sport Farm Class, based on the current Super Farm rules, with the exception of being able to run cast iron clutch and flywheel, a limit on turbo size and limited to 2,800 rpm. The turbo orifice cannot exceed 55mm however there is no limit on engine size (which must be the original unit fitted to that model) and the tractor with driver can weigh over 3.5ton. ALL other rules will be exactly the same as Super Farm.
- Trucks - Under 12.0-litre Truck Class, the idea being an older truck with a smaller engine would be cheaper to purchase than a larger one. All other rules would be the same as the standard Truck Class.
Graham Ward with 'Chain Reaction' Pulling at Headington & Stockley in 2009
new swtpa web site
Welcome to the new SWTPA web site. This new site is currently still under construction however it has now moved to its permanent home so please feel free to bookmark the site.
You can always watch the site construction process and if you happen to have any good digital photographs of Pulling at SWTPA events the firstname.lastname@example.org>Webmaster would love to hear from you...
The late Chris George driving 'John Bull' at Bridgewater. The spectators in the club trailer are thought to be Mr & Mrs Trivitt...