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                       Posted  04-09-2018

                         

 

 

            

           It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Steve Bell from Gustine.

          Steve was a long-time member of VTPA, a great competitor and truly a

           nice guy.  He was largely responsible for getting the track ready at

           Gustine High and returning it to it's original condition for oh so many years

            Steve slipped away on April 4th after a prolonged illness.

           Services are:  Viewing from 5.00-7.00 PM, Rosary at 7:00 PM on April 12th.

            The funeral is at Our Lady of Miracles Church in Gustine at 11:00 AM on

           Friday, April 13, 2018 

 

             

   

                               

                    

                TRACTOR & GENERAL RULES and TRUCK RULES  2018                       

                          

                      

               2018 VTPA Pull Schedule  

Pull

Date

Day

Confirmed

Time

Points

Tulare Ag Expo

April 22

Sunday

Yes

Noon

Yes

Turlock Friends of the Fair

April 27

Friday

Firm

7:00 PM

Yes

Los Banos Fair

May 5

Saturday

Firm

7:00 PM

Yes

Merced fair

June 8

Friday

Firm

7:00 PM

Yes

Gustine FFA

July 3

Tuesday

Firm

6:30 PM

Yes

Hilmar FFA

July 28

Saturday

Yes

6:30 PM

Yes

Templeton FFA

October 6

Saturday

Yes

2:00 PM

Yes

Denair FFA

November 10

Saturday

Yes

4:00 PM

Yes

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          2018  Legend 2.0 Rental Dates 

 

Pull

Date

Day

Confirmed

Time

Promoter

Tulare – Western Nationals

Feb 14

Wednesday

Yes

 

MAXXKAKL

Turlock Friends of the Fair

April 28

Saturday

Firm

 

Lewis

Stockton

June 16

Saturday

Firm

 

MAXXKAKL

Turlock Fair

July 13

Friday

Firm

 

Borba

Turlock Fair

July 14

Saturday

Firm

 

Borba

Hollister –Pullin for the Cure

Aug 25

Saturday

Firm

 

Lewis

 

                                          A bit of VTPA History – The early days

    By: Joe Fagundes

 

We decided to form an organization and establish bylaws and pull just stock and antique tractors at the first meeting.

The first pull  was in 1982 at Turlock Fairgrounds. We pulled Dan Coelho’s sled. I don’t remember the name of his

organization. I was the president for first two years.  Dave Ramos and I tried to line up pulls at Fairs during the first

year.

Everyone in the club was the rules committee the first years. We had one tech team. At the pulls, the first three

tractors were held up at the end of their pull.  The first place tractor had to go across the scales and have hitch

checked and then go to dyno.  If disqualified then the second place tractor also had to do the above. That occurred

in each class for each first place winner.  As time went on more rules were added.   

First Tractor Pull Meeting - Attendees

Neto's Restaurant    1981 

Joe Fagundes                                       Turlock

Julio Silva                                            Turlock

Dave Ramos                                         Hilmar

Henry Soares                                        Hilmar

Bud Ramos                                           Turlock

Larry Fippins                                         Turlock

Bill Erb                                                 Turlock

Sam Erb                                               Turlock

Pete Stavrianoudakis                             Hilmar

Mike Peterson                                       Hilmar

Al Vasconcellos                                     Hughson

Phil Silva                                              Hughson

Bill Vierra                                             Turlock

Manuel Vierra                                       Turlock

Norman Perry                                       Turlock

Manuel Rocha                                       Turlock

Dave Rocha                                          Turlock

Bud Faria                                              Turlock

Marlin Bettencourt                                 Hilmar    

                        

                                      
         
         
         
         
         
         
 
 

                                                                                            

              

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                                                2018     BOARD OF DIRECTORS    
 
   
   Officers  2017 
      President     Arnold Avila                       Modesto
      Vice President     John Boer   Modesto
      Secretary     Dick Piersma   Turlock
      Treasurer     Jason Castro   Hilmar
 
 
   Directors  2017-2018    Dorisa Bettencourt     Hilmar
   (new 2 year terms)    Don Freitas   Manteca 
   Jack Soares    Le Grand 
   Jason Vieira     Tracy  
     
 
   Directors 2017
   (1 year terms remaining)    
      George Avila   Modesto
    Andrew Beckwith      Modesto
      Heldar Bettencourt   Hilmar 
      Brent  Chipponeri   Hilmar 
     

 
                   
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VTPA FINAL STANDINGS
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             LOS BANOS FAIR   2016 FINAL STANDINGS
             CASA De FRUTA (2 days)   2015 FINAL STANDINGS
            LODI TOKAY FFA   2014 FINAL STANDINGS
             MERCED FAIR   2013 FINAL STANDINGS
             GALT FFA   2012 FINAL STANDINGS
             GUSTINE FFA 2011 FINAL STANDINGS
             HILMAR FFA  2010 FINAL STANDINGS
             MARIPOSA FFA  2009 FINAL STANDINGS
            TEMPLETON FFA      2008 FINAL STANDINGS
             DENAIR FFA    
              
     

                              

 

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