RC instructor wins ‘Hot Farm’ title in tractor pulling


Ranger College instructor Herman Glueck had a winning year in 2018. His tractor “Popeye” won enough pulls to make him points champion in the “Hot Farm” class of the Texas Truck and Tractor Pullers Association. He was also voted “Puller of the Year” by his fellow pullers.

Hot Farm is a diesel class that smokes a lot when they pull. “Popeye” is a 1066 International Harvester that weighs 9,000 pounds and has a 466 cubic-inch turbo charged diesel engine.

Glueck attributes his wins to a little luck and good diesel engine-tuning by his son, Jason. Jason Glueck also hauls “Popeye” to pulls with his tractor, “Brutus,” a Pro-Mod tractor which has an alcohol-powered blower engine.

Jason Glueck was second in points for his class.

The TTTPA was founded in 2007, and sanctions pulls across Texas. For locations and classes go to www.tttpa.com. Pulls may be viewed on YouTube by entering TTTPA, class and locations.