As people of motor sport we are interested in everything that stinks an rattles. No surprise, that on a Monday in October 2015 we sat in front of the TV, watching on DMAX – the men’s Monday. Filled with excitement and curiosity, we watched what these men did with their hp-monsters in the telecast „Full Pull“. After that, I talked to my wife: The Kaisers, they are different; due to the way they are dealing with each other, they might be Christians.
After the third telecast we contacted the Team Kaiser. Marcus answered and we got along well immediately. So I invited them to the yearly SRS Motorsport meeting in January 2016. The same year, we visited some pulling events. So we witnessed their winning of the German championship – impressive!
In 2017 we visited almost all competitions of the German championship to support the Team Kaiser. Now for two years, DMAX broadcasted „Full Pull“. That gave a never expected boom to the scene and the events were much better attended; more people were coming to the team truck in the open paddock, asking for autographs, selfies and ... talking with the team members.
There is an African saying: „People are listening to winners!“ Through the conversations in the paddock you can reach the people, talking about the sport and anything and everything and finally about God. It is very important for the Kaisers to live their Christian faith in sport. Therefore, Thomas the team leader campaigned for SRS Motorsport with an info point during their home event in Holzheim. Furthermore, we could hand over a sportsman Bible named MORE to the ones on the winners’ podium; the same was possible at the season final in Berghausen.
For the Team Kaiser the season 2017 was better than expected, better than the year before. They reached the German title already two events before the end of the season. Despite the success, there have also been backstrokes, for instance, the serious gear box damage during the show pull in Grimmen.
There was not only the champion’s trophy at the season final in Berghausen. No, the Team Kaiser itself provided a trophy, made from a bush and a piston rod, out of a scrapped engine. It was auctioned in support of SRS-Werteoffensive (see recommendation) for a good cause.
It’s a fascinating story. And one thing is for sure: The Team Kaiser will get going again in 2018 for their 25 years jubilee!
Many thanks from The Castiron to Rainer!
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron
PS. You can read more in blogpost 38 TRACTOR PULLING.