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David Goduti 

Hometown: Durham, CT

Occupation: Owner of Goduti Waste & Recycling

Vehicle Specs: 1970 Chevy C-20 Sbc 4 speed

# of Years Pulling: 2 years

Sponsorships: Goduti Waste & Recycling 

Bob MacDonald

Hometown: Coventry, Rhode Island

Occupation: Food Buyer

Vehicle Name: Lone Wolf

Vehicle Specs: Dodge Ram 2500 

# Of Years Pulling: 46 Years - Started w/ Oxen Pulling

Sponsorships: Mass Diesel 

Photo by Barb Jello

Grayson Mountain

 

Hometown: Portland, CT

Occupation: Owner of Portland Collision

Vehicle Name: Weakest Link

Vehicle Specs: Ford F250

# Of Years Pulling: 

Sponsorships: Portland Collision

Team Members: Lisa, Christopher, Zach, Ryan Mountain

 

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Matt Anderson

Hometown: Higganum, CT

Occupation: Electrician

Vehicle Specs: 1979 Ford F-350 4 Speed

# Of Years Pulling: 4 Years

Photos by Scott Petras

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Ed Batzner

Hometown: Higganum, CT

Occupation: Gage Calibration

Vehicle Specs: Chevy K-20, 402 ci, 4 speed

# of Years Pulling: 9 Years

Photos by Scott Petras

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Dan Beaudion

Hometown: Bristol, CT
Occupation: Chrysler Techinican
Vehicle Name: Vinny
Vehicle Specs: 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 Cummins
# Of Years Pulling: 2 Years
Sponorships: The Driving Image of New England

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Deanna Beaudoin

Hometown: Bristol, CT
Occupation:
Vehicle Name: Scott
Vehicle Specs: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Cummins
# Of Years Pulling: 3 Years
Sponsorships: The Driving Image of New England

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Robert Bellinger

Hometown: East Berlin, CT
Occupation: Automotive Tech
Vehicle Name: Gossamer
Vehicle Specs: 1978 Ford F-250 429 ci
# Of Years Pulling: 0
Sponsorships: Washington Auto, Five Churches Brewery

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Trevor Blaschke

Hometown: Killingworth, CT

Occupation: Mechanic

Vehicle Specs: 1979 Chevy K-10

# of Years Pulling: 1 year

Sponsorships: HK Dairy Barn

Photos by Scott Petras

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Mike Colla

Hometown: Portland, CT

Occupation: Retired Sign Maker

Vehicle Name: Black Dementia

Vehicle Specs: 2000 Chevy Silverado 6.2 Liter

# of Years Pulling: 20 Years

Sponsorships: Colla Signs, Portland Fair, Bergen Diesel LLC

Photos by Scott Petras

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Pj Dimaggio

Hometown: Old Saybrook,CT

Occupation: Electrical Mechanic Owner of Dimaggio Warning Systems

Vehicle Specs: 1987 Chevy Sliverado K-20

Vehicle Name: Orange Peel

# Of Years Pulling: 11 Years

Sponorships: Dimaggio Warning Systems LLC, Greg's Outboard Services

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Jim Dykas

Hometown: Higganum, CT

Occupation: Owner of J.Dykas Farm

Vehicle Specs: 1983 Chevy 327ci

# Of Years Pulling: 20 Years

Sponorships: Deerfield Farm

Team Members: Melynda Naples, Ed Batzer, Crazy Joe, Shane Therrien

Photos by Scott Petras

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Frank Fargione

Hometown: East Berlin, CT

Occupation: Plant Operator

Vehicle Specs: 1986 Chevy K-20 383

# Of Years Pulling: 3 Years

Team Members: East Berlin Pullers

Photos by Scott Petras

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Sal Fargione

Hometown: East Berlin, CT

Occupation: Construction Worker

Vehicle Name: Big Red

Vehicle Specs: 1985 Chevy K-20 383 ci

# Of Years Pulling: 3 Years

Sponorships: East Berlin Pullers

Photos by Scott Petras

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Matt Fassbender

Durham, CT
Occupation: Eversource
Vehicle Name: Hammer Down
Vehicle Specs: 1992 GMC K2500
# of Years Pulling: 9 Years
Sponsorships: Valley Truck and Off Road, Portland Transmission, Moroso, Evans Waterless Coolant

Dave Forlini

Hometown: Durham, CT

Occupation: Diesel Mechanic

Vehicle Name: FTU Uncensored

Vehicle Specs: Dodge 1998

# of Years Pulling: 20 Years
Sponorships: Forlini Automotive

Team Members: Dave Forlini SR, Taylor Piangenti, Chris Trassaco

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Dave Forlini SR

Hometown: Durham, CT
Occupation: Automotive Mechanic - Owner of Forlini Automotive 
Vehicle Specs: 1987 Chevy K-30 486 ci
# of Years Pulling: 20 years
Team Members: Dave Forlini Jr, Taylor Piangenti

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Carl Griswold

Hometown: Thomaston, CT
Occupation: Mechanic
Vehicle Name: Last Minute
Vehicle Specs: 1999 Ford F-350 7.3 Diesel
# of Years Pulling: 6 Years

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Colin Hagan

Hometown: Bristol, CT
Occupation: Aerospace Machinist
Vehicle Name: Unreliable
Vehicle Specs: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 
# Of Years Pulling: 2 Years
Sponsorships: The Driving Image of New England

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Jeffrey Haniewski

Hometown: Meriden, CT
Occupation: Heavy Commerical Diesel Mechanic
Vehicle Name: Shameless II
Vehicle Specs: 1977 Dodge W400 360
# of Years Pulling: 10 Years

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Jeff Hasbrouck

Hometown: Middletown, CT

Occupation: Mechanic

Vehicle Name: Top Kick

Vehicle Specs: 1983 Chevy K-20

# of Years Pulling: A Long Time!

Accomplishments: MATPA Enhanced Gas Champion 2016 & 2017

Team Members: Larry Luppert, Pete Possiant, Michael Hood

Photos by Scott Petras

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Michael Hood

Hometown: East Hampton, CT

Occupation:

Vehicle Name: Orange Crush

Vehicle Specs: Chevy

# Of Years Pulling:

Sponorships:

Photos by Scott Petras

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Mike Lagana

Hometown: Plantsville, CT

Occupation: Electrician

Vehicle Name: 6. Slow

Vehicle Specs: 2005 Ford F-350 6.0

# Of Years Pulling: 1 Year

Team Members: Carl Griswold

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Ben Logan 

Hometown: Meriden, CT

Occupation: Heavy Equipment Technician

Vehicle Name: White Lighting

Vehicle Specs: Dodge Ram 2500 

# Of Years Pulling: 3 Years

Sponsorships: Fireworks Hearth & Home, Yuris Sign, BL Performance & Fabrication, Larry's Land Clearing, Galko Excavation, G.Madore Lanscaping

Team Members: Tyler Logan, Hannah Madore

Photos by Scott Petras

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Troy Marvin

Hometown: Colchester, CT
Occupation: Owner of Reliable Automotive
Vehicle Specs: Dodge 2500
Vehicle Name:
# Of Years Pulling:
Sponorships:

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Tyler Metsack

Hometown: Ashford, CT
Occupation: Construction
Vehicle Name: Money Well Wasted
Vehicle Specs: 1978 F-150 400m 4 speed
# of Years Pulling: 1 Year

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Nate Meyer

Hometown: Haddam, CT
Occupation: Diesel Mechanic
Vehicle Name: Mighty Whitey
Vehicle Specs: 1986 Chevy K-30
# of Years Pulling: 2 Years

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Zachary Mountain

 

Hometown: Portland, CT

Vehicle Name: Frankenstein

Vehicle Specs: Ford F-350

# Of Years Pulling: 3 Years

Sponsorships: Portland Collision

Team Members: Grayson, Lisa, Christopher, Ryan Mountain, Matt, RJ, Kyle

 

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Garrett Murphy

Hometown: Killingworth, CT
Occupation: Engineer
Vehicle Name: The F2
Vehicle Specs: 1952 Ford - 496 Big Block
# Of Years Pulling: 1
Team Members: Kelli Knapp

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Melynda Naples

Hometown: Durham, CT

Occupation: Owner of Deerfield Farm - Dairy Farmer

Vehicle Specs:1988 Chevy 383 ci

# Of Years Pulling: 2 Years

Accomplishments: 1st Female to Place 1st at Haddam Neck in Gas class

Sponsorships: J. Dykas Farm, Vital Signs

Team Members: Jim Dykas, Ed Batzner, Crazy Joe, Shane Therrien

Photos by Scott Petras

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Tyler Norman

Hometown: Killingworth, CT

Occupation: Diesel Mechanic

Vehicle Name: Fordrolet

Vehicle Specs: 1967 F-250 Chevy Drivetrain

# Of Years Pulling: 4 Years

Photos by Scott Petras

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Peter Poissant

Hometown: Middletown, CT
Occupation: Truck Driver
Vehicle Name: Dilligaf
Vehicle Specs: 1978 Chevy K-20
# of Years Pulling: 10 Years
Team Members: Scoot, Patty & Brianna Poissant

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Ron Priest

Hometown: Higganum, CT
Occupation: Machinist
Vehicle Name: Rusty
Vehicle Specs: 2001 Ford F-350 415 CID V10
# of Year Pulling: 1 Year

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Jeff Sargis

Hometown: Middletown, CT

Occupation:

Vehicle Specs: Ford F-250

Vehicle Name: Barley Legal

# Of Years Pulling:

Sponorships:

Photos by Scott Petras

Andrew Stolfi

Hometown: Wolcott, CT
Occupation: Construction
Vehicle Name: Relentless
Vehicle Specs: Dodge 2500
# of Years Pulling: 2 Years
Team Member: Mike Lagana

Shane Therrien

Hometown: Middletown, CT
Occupation: 
Vehicle Name: Miss Ole Aligned
Vehicle Specs: 
# of Years Pulling: 
Team Member: 

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Chris Trasacco

Hometown: Wallingford, CT
Occupation: HVAC
Vehicle Name: Unpredictable
Vehicle Specs: Dodge 2500
# of Years Pulling: 2 Years
Team Member: Dave Forlini

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Andrew Wimler

Hometown: Portland, CT

Occupation: Mechanic

Vehicle Name: Dirty Girl - AMT Pulling

Vehicle Specs: 1980 Chevy K-20

# Of Years Pulling: 6 Years

Sponsorships: White Birch Farm LLC, Green & White Brotherhood

Team Members: David Wimler, Amy Rader

Photos by Scott Petras

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Michael Wimler

Hometown: Durham, CT
Occupation: Operating Engineer
Vehicle Name: Bits and Pieces
Vehicle Specs: 1968 Chevy K-20
# Of Years Pulling: 5 Years
Photos by Scott Petras