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Club builds new tractor pull track

Thursday, August 7, 2008

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A new club has been started in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area, the Mo./Ark. Pullers Club. They will be having their first tractor/truck pull Aug. 16 at their new track adjacent to the Thayer Mammoth Spring Saddle Club Arena in the Thayer Industrial Park. Shown are club Vice President Lonnie Mills and Club President Bob Freeman getting the track ready for the pull. Photo by Jan Thompson
AREA -- A new club, the Mo./Ark. Pullers Club, Thayer Chapter #189 has built a new track and will be hosting their first tractor and truck pull Aug. 16.

The new track is located in the Thayer Industrial Park adjacent to the Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle Club Rodeo Arena.

Club officers are Bob Freeman, president, Lonnie Mills, vice president, Shane Freeman, secretary, Allen Mills, treasurer, Shorty Mitchell, safety director, Andy Mills and Joe Brown.

"Our new track is 60 feet wide and 500 feet long. It costs $20 per family to join the club and right now we have about 30 members," Mills said.

He said the tractor weigh-in will be at 10 a.m. with the pull starting at 11 a.m.

You have to be a member of the Early Days Gas Engine & Tractor Association (EDGETA) to be in the pull.

Mills said there will be four different classes of tractors in the pull: antique and farm stock, 3,000 to 6,500 pounds; super farm, 3,500 to 5,000 pounds; open, 4,500 to 10,000 pounds; and hot farm, 5,250 to 6,750 pounds.

He said it will cost $20 per hook and there will be two pulling sleds at the pull.

The truck pull weigh-in will be at 6 p.m. and the truck pull will start at 7 p.m. You also have to be a member of the EDGETA to enter the truck pull and it will cost $20 per hook.

Mills said there will be four classes of trucks in the truck pull. They include: 4x4 pro stock, 5,800 to 6,200 pounds; two wheel stock, 5,500 to 6,000 pounds; two wheel modified, 5,800 to 6,200 pounds; and the hometown class which had no weight given.

Mills said he expects 50 to 60 trucks from all over the area including Mountain Home, Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Alton and several other places to be at the pull.

Mills said the In-Law Out-Law Sled will be at the truck pull.

The gate fee to the tractor/truck pull is $5 for adults and children under 12 will be admitted free.



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