July 31, 2023
The world's most powerful motorsport is now offsetting their carbon emissions, with the help of Carbon Positive Motorsport.
We are very excited to be working with the North West Tractor Pulling Club to offset the carbon emissions from this awesome sport.
Known as the world’s most powerful motorsport, the top teams compete with over 12,000 horsepower to pull a weight transfer sledge along a 100 metre track. As the sledge is pulled along, the weight is transferred to the front of the sledge, making it heavier. The winner is the machine that can pull the sledge the furthest.
The sport has many varied classes from single engined 950kg Modifieds, to multi-engined 4.5 tonne machines. This class is the most powerful in the tractor pulling world, seeing engine combinations like five V8s, three V12 aircraft engines or four turbines. Horsepowers over 12,000 are not uncommon.
Formed in 1978, the North West Tractor Pullers Club (NWTPC) runs Tractor Pulling events at a purpose built track at Great Eccleston, near Blackpool.
Club Chairman Tom Beattie commented "The world of tractor pulling has been looking for options for some time to up our green credentials. At the NWTPC we are so happy to have found the team at CPM, together we can make a real difference.
"With the introduction of HVO Fuel, offsetting, no single use plastics and more recycling, we are working hard to make a positive impact to our countryside"
"Our sport has its roots firmly in agriculture and farming, where caring for the land and environment is a key ethos, and we want to continue that trait as our sport moves into the 21st century."
Paul Glass, founder of Carbon Positive Motorsport, added, "We are delighted to be able to support this thrilling sport. We have been very impressed by how seriously the organisers have taken addressing the environmental perceptions and impact of the sport - in many ways there is lots that other motorsport disciplines can take from their approach.
"Although the machines have moved to using more sustainable fuels like HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%, we are assisting NWPTC to offset the remaining unavoidable emissions.*
The next time you can see these amazing machines in action is at Great Eccleston Showground on
25th, 26th and 27th of August 2023, where the Club are proud to be hosting the final round of the ETPC Eurocup and BTPA Championships finals.
For more information check out the NWTPC website and social media:
It only costs a little to make a big difference for the sport, so whether you're a competitor or spectator, why not join with us to help make motorsport sustainable.
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