"Considered Armed & Dangerous"
Light Super Stock
Mike Chizek’s Armed & Dangerous Team continued its dominance of the Light Super Stock class in 2018. Chizek and driver Brian Korth have now won eight of the last nine GN titles in this division with the beautiful Case IH A&D Team tractors.
This year, the original “Considered Armed & Dangerous” MX 210 was back on top by winning four out of the six hooks. This championship came after other titles earned by this tractor in 2014, 2015, and 2017. “Armed & Dangerous: Excessive Force” took the top honors in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016 and finished fourth this season. The team also ran the “Deadly Force” tractor, which finished fifth in points.
The first scheduled hook of the year at the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin was rained out on Thursday night. Brian earned his first victory of the season in his home state with “Considered” in the second session. Korth parked that tractor in eighth place on Friday night at Brandenburg, Kentucky’s Meade County Fair Grand Nationals but took first place with the eventual title-winning tractor on Saturday night.
He won the next hook at the Northeast Nationals in Langford, New York on Saturday and then finished seventh on Sunday on the famed Tractor Pull Grounds to head into the final two hooks of the year trailing Jason Hootman’s “Commander” by one point.
The last two appearances on the calendar were at the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio. Korth claimed the victory in Session One to build a two-point lead. The final hook was lost when Friday night’s session rained out, so that win proved to be decisive in earning the GN title.
The A&D squad capped off the season with Terry Blackbourn piloting “Considered Armed & Dangerous” to first, “Excessive Force” to second, and “Deadly Force” to third to sweep the top three spots at the prestigious Enderle Pull-Off.
Mike acknowledges Terry and Josh Blackbourn at Blackbourn Racing Components and Mark Korth at K3 Tire for their support. He sends special thanks to his wife Debbie and son Codey and the guys in the shop at Chizek Transport.