In 2014, Steve Boyd jumped with full attention into the modified tractor class. The change was tremendous as the resume that he and his sons had developed in the Pro Stock class over the previous fifteen years was incredible; with eight points championships being claimed by the team and event wins at the country’s most prestigious venues.
Over the last four years, the Green Streak team has been a quick study collecting wins on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour, NTPA Grand National Unlimited, and a first and second place finish at last year’s National Farm Machinery Show.
Always pursuing more performance and the results they desire, the team has tweaked their engine configuration in pursuit of the synergy of horsepower and application to the track in each of the years they have competed in the class. With each setup, the results put the Green Streak and Green Streak Unlimited in contention to claim a Points Championship with the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League.
Towards the end of the 2017 season, the idea of purchasing a new chassis for Greg Boyd’s Green Streak Unlimited took a big step from the infancy of an idea to a commitment with a chassis builder. The guy tasked with the new build was Bob Barbee, the owner of Full Pull Motorsports in Springfield, Tennessee. Full Pull Motorsports has been building chassis’ and pulling components for years and most recently and caught the eye of the Boyd’s with Jared Nelson winning two consecutive titles while driving a Two Wheel Drive truck sponsored by the Boyd’s business Boyd and Sons Machinery.
In the early fall, Barbee began researching and putting in to design the modified tractor he wanted to build. The Boyd’s project was the first modified Full Pull Motorsports built, so it was truly an opportunity for all parties to share ideas and begin with an all-new concept.
As the winter rolled around, things in Springfield, Tennessee began to take shape, and the Green Streak Unlimited was no longer a concept but a pulling tractor. Last week the tractor received its vinyl graphics from TKO, and the new look was officially completed.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 14th, Greg will strap into the tractor for its maiden voyage in Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Debuting a tractor or strapping into the tractor for the first time in Louisville must seem like a natural thing as just four years ago Greg drove a modified tractor for the first time at the Farm Show, with his dad being unable to pilot the Green Streak at the time.
Hours and hours of time, effort, and thought have been invested into the construction of the new tractor with hopes of furthering the vision of the Green Streak team. The team at Full Pull Motorsports, as well as the Green Streak crew of Shannon Leischner, Brad Wachob, Rick Perkins, and Jason Davis have worked very well together to bring this project to fruition. While they are anxious and full of anticipation for the performance of the tractor, one thing is for sure; it is a one of a kind piece that will catch the eye of competitors and fans of the modified tractor class.
The Boyds want to give a special thanks to Full Pull Motorsports for the effort in completing the project! Good Luck Greg at NFMS!