Pullings Roots Run Deep in Winchester Virginia: The year was 1974. Four Wheel
Drive Truck Pulling was born.
In Winchester Virginia in 1974, Hylton Clark and his FFA Chapter
were trying to decide on a fund raiser. Two of his students had been to the PA Farm Show, in Harrisonburg PA to a Tractor
Pull. They asked if the chapter could put on a pull but instead of tractors they wanted to pull their 4X4 trucks.
They built a sled that they named "Big Bertha" and with the help of Bob Smith, they held their first pull at the
Stonewall Ruritan Grounds on Rt 11 North of Winchester and 4X4 Truck Pulling was born.
Winchester became know as the
Four Wheel Drive Pulling Capital of the World as others joined the ranks. Six of the original Winchester pullers formed
the Shenandoah Valley Pullers Association. They were Hylton Clark running his 1966 Chevrolet, "Dixie Digger"
that later became the "Snap-on Cheverolet", Mike Omps running his "Green Machine", Willie Omps running
"Bits N Peices" that later became the "Inforce", Diehl Wilson "The Virginian", Bob Minnick "Boar
Hog", that later became "Small Change" and Bob Smith "Three Bears". Hylton Clark, Mike
Omps, with daughter Kelsey Omps driving are the only remaining active pullers from the original Winchester 6.
Winchester's Five T-Shirts!
We are offering these Winchester Summer National T-Shirts. They feature the Charm'd Art 1980
photo of the Winchester Five Trucks. From Front to back: Pictured is Bob Minnick "Small Change," Mike
Omps, "Green Machine," Hylton Clark, "Digger," Willie Omps, "Enforcer" and Scott Smith, "Three
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