Truck, tractor pulls this weekend to benefit 4-H program

Thursday, August 18, 2011

There will be plenty of rumbling and exciting action this weekend during the two-day "Surrender The Summer" Truck, Tractor and UTV pulls at the Greene County Fairgrounds.

All proceeds will benefit 4-H Clubs of Greene County, Inc.

Action on Friday and Saturday gets under way at 7 p.m. with a $10 admission price each night.

"Friday night is gas 4x4 pickups and diesel 4X4 pickups along with new class of utility vehicle -- gators and other similar makes and models," according to event spokesman Kerry Graves. "Saturday night is farm stock tractors and hot farm tractors. If weather cooperates it should be a great pull.

"The 4-H Council, along with member parents and other volunteers, are well trained in what it takes to put on a successful pull."

Valley Implement Company, located near Newberry, is sponsoring a Utility Vehicle class on Friday night.

"There will be a couple of classes of trucks and then a class of 20 Utility Vehicles. If we have more than 20 entrants, there will be a second class after the end of the truck pulls," according to Chris Wilson, a sales representative with Valley Implement.

"This is something new and exciting that should be very entertaining not only to watch, but to participate in if you are so inclined. All makes and models are welcome to attend but it must be a side-by-side, 4x4 utility vehicle such as a JD Gator, Polaris Ranger, Kawasaki Mule, etc.," Wilson said.

There will be a $20 hook fee per class with 100 percent payback and possible money added.

Overnight camping is available at the fairgrounds with electrical and water hookups, but no sewage.

Contact Pam Arthur -- at 384-6688 -- for a camping spot.

Other information is available at the following numbers: gas pickups: Larry Helms 699-8118; diesel pickups: Mark Burris (317) 694-1732; utility vehicles: Jess Bluck 659-2101; and tractors Kerry Graves and 384-6119.

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