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13th annual ‘Pull of the Year’ is July 25

If you love the sights and sounds of a good tractor pull, then you’ll really love those of a great tractor pull. The Hardin-Central Young Farmers have scheduled the 13th Annual Tractor Pull for 6 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at the American Legion Park in Hardin.
And, great it is. In fact, it has been awarded the “Pull of the Year” again.
“Once again, last year our pull was awarded ‘Pull of the Year’ by the NWMTPA at their awards banquet in February. This makes 10 years in a row we have received this award,” said Dale Wollard, tractor pull chairman. “We are quite proud of this award and will attempt to repeat it again this year.”
Entrants have over 25 classes to choose from, including non-turbos, profield, 2-wheel drives, prostock 4x4s, modified tractors, diesel pickups, light prostock tractors, limited prostock and an open class.
Two pulling tracks provides for a nonstop pulling evening. Wollard said the admission fee pays some of the expenses, but sponsorship contributes to a successful truck and tractor pull.
“We would like to offer the opportunity to the area businesses to participate in this year’s pull as a sponsor,” said Wollard. “Sponsors can fund a class/classes or share a sponsorship of a class. The NWMTPA, TSPA, and IAMO now require at least $200 per class and each sled will cost $1,400 plus insurance and advertising. The sponsor’s name will appear on the programs and be announced throughout the evening. A sponsor can also place a banner on the infield of the track if they sponsor a complete class or classes.”
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages seven to 15, and is free for children under seven-years old.
Proceeds from the pull go toward the scholarship fund for students.
For more information, contact Dale Wollard at 660-484-3162 or 816-506-1361, or www.nwmtpa.com, www.tspapulling.com or www.iamopullers.com.
For those who have penciled the Hardin Skeeterfest a week after the tractor pull, you need to use your erasers. The Skeeterfest will be Saturday, Sept. 12. Organizers say the date has been moved to September for cooler and morecomfortable temperatures.

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