Tractor pulling is an awesome homegrown sport.
I’m learning about Tractor Pulling today.
The NTPA is a good place to start.
The Pulling 101 page will give a really good run down.
Tractor competition classes.
Detailed information about the sled. Including video.
Regional competition mapping.
Farm Tractor Pull at the Dodge County Fair
When I was much younger I spent a summer on a dairy and tobacco farm.
Fence mending always meant tractor racing to me.
The cousin I was racing also owned a brand new 1969 Challenger.
This was in 1969.
I know how personal these races can be.
They all show up at the co-op to talk trash sooner or later.
Remember they’re all driving badass cars or trucks too.
Some of these guys work all year to build the perfect machine.
Others bring what they got.
The people in this video are just like the guy down the street with a race car he toys with.
Thank you to Dodge County Fairgrounds
A video is hard time-consuming work.
Tractor pulling, also known as power pulling, is a motorsport competition, popular in the United States, Canada, Europe (especially in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Germany), Australia and Brazil, and New Zealand which requires modified tractors to pull a heavy sled along a 35 foot wide, 330 foot long track, with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled the farthest. The sport is known as the world’s most powerful motorsport, due to the multi-engined modified tractor pullers.
Callaway County fair to feature tractor pulls.
Major attractions at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair, which runs Aug. 1 through Aug. 6, include truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, mud race, and a rodeo.
Tractor pulling is a great family friendly sport.
Don’t miss it if you get a chance to see it.