The Pioneer was acquired in 2015 from the Kruchtens who operated the sled in Wisconsin. The sled operated on the Badger State Tractor Pulling circuit. It was built by Brad Kruchten and was known as The Terminator. Early in 2015, Pioneer Seed came on as sponsor for Dragon Motorsports and thus the "The Pioneer Seed Sled was named and subsequently wrapped by AED Graphics just outside of Richmond.
It is a speed sled and it took some hooks for the pullers to get used to it. They say it feels like "a feather", and then all of a sudden it is on your vehicle and it is ready to stop you in a hurry.
The Hammer sled was originally built by Vaughn Bauer and was known as Iron Man as are all of Vaughn's sleds he has built over the years. In 2009, Dragon Motorsports bought the sled from it's last owner in West Virginia.
Sinced purchased, the sled has been gone over and repainted thus becoming The Hammer. The sled is operated by Temple Brizendine and works events in the Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina areas.
Vaughn Bauer talks about the Iron Man sled here.