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Q & A with Mark Vreemann

Mark Vreemann, 25 years old from Neede in the Netherlands. Mark is one of the drivers of the BAE V8 Hemi powered Mini Mod machine called ``Vampire´´. He is the son of the former Vampire  Mini Mod driver Kees Vreemann and the cousin of Remi Vreemann. His uncle Bennie Vreemann is the owner of the company called ``Vampire Gears´´. Mark shares the driving duties of the current Vampire Mini Mod with his cousin Remi during the season. What are you doing in your normal life?
Mark Vreemann: I work as an all-round CNC machinist at a company called K-M-P Drivetrain Products which is specialized in engineering and fabricating drivetrain components with the main focus on motorsport. What do you like to do in your free time, except Tractor Pulling?
Mark Vreemann: I like to hang out with friends and family, and riding motorcycles. What do you like about Tractor Pulling?
Mark Vreemann: The great competition between teams and always looking for new improvements to stay competitive.
Also the technical aspect in the sport, the opportunity to work out and test our ideas as a team. What was your first Tractor Pulling event?
Mark Vreemann: I think it was in Wierden (NL) or Lochem (NL) 1995 when I was about 2 years old. What is your favorite Event / Pulling track?
Mark Vreemann: Our home Pull Lochem.
I also like Alphen (NL) because we always have good results at this track and for the last years it, was exciting in competition on a good track. When and where do you have driven a Pulling Tractor for the first time?
Mark Vreemann: The first time I drove was at Bakel (NL) in 2012 with the V12 Griffon Vampire, hard to drive but very impressive.
For as far I can tell this was a big difference to drive with compared to today's V8 Vampire. What was your biggest success?
Mark Vreemann: Our biggest success was in Alphen (NL) where we took the 2016 Dutch Championship and a 1st place after a very exciting season. Which Pulling classes do you like too?
Mark Vreemann: 2.5 ton class, because there are many different setups and also the Unlimited class. What was your biggest disappointment?
Mark Vreemann: I think we never had big disappointments, of course, there were things that didn't work out as planned but we try to learn from it. Which things must be changed in the future of the Tractor Pulling sport?
Mark Vreemann: A lot of things already had been improved in the last years.
Good track preparation is important for a good and fair competition.
And of course, continue to keep the sport safe as possible for everyone and making a good show for the crowd. What are your plans for the future in Tractor Pulling?
Mark Vreemann: Trying to keep improving and coming up with new ideas to keep competitive. What was for you the most important moment in the sport?
Mark Vreemann: The opportunity to help, design-build and drive a pulling tractor.
I think for the mini unlimited class and for me there was a big change after Phil Fairbanks with Rat Poison from the USA came over to compete in the Netherlands. What was your favorite Pulling Tractor project in the workshop during a winter?
Mark Vreemann: That was the winter of 2012 when we built our 1st V8 Vampire, learned a lot. Something you want to say?  
Mark Vreemann: Looking forward to starting the competition with the new sled and a strong competition, it's looking very promising!
Thank you for the interview, and keep up the good work! Thank you for your time and good luck for the furture ! 

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