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Tifton to host truck and tractor pull

The Spring Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull will begin Friday at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Tifton.

The Spring Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull will begin Friday at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Tifton.

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TIFTON — Truck and tractor pulling is back in Tifton.

The Spring Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull rolls into town Friday and Saturday, at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Sponsored by the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and the Southern Pullers Association, truck and tractor pullers from all across the Southeast will compete for Southern Pullers Association Championship points and prize money.

“New this year is a special class of 8,500-pound Light Pro Stock tractors,” said Tyron Spearman, coordinator of the Pull. “These tractors are more powerful and faster than the Super Farm Tractors. That class will be a crowd pleaser.

“Look for the points standing and competition schedule on the Internet at www.tpuller.com.”

Competitive classes will also include the 5,400 pound 2-Wheel Drive Pro-Street Trucks, the 5,200 pound 2-wheel Drive Modifieds, the 6,200 pound 2- wheel drive Super Modified with Blowers, the 6,200 pound 4-wheel drive Modified Trucks plus the 8,000 pound Super Farm Tractors.

Spearman said that because of safety issues, the Southern Pullers Association has discontinued the amateur class.

“Tifton and south Georgia really enjoy the family-friendly entertainment that truck and tractor pulling offers,” said Angela Moore, assistant coordinator.

The Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull is coordinated by the Ag Equipment Technology Club at ABAC with proceeds going to their pulling tractors, Altered Allis and Cracker Jack, as well as Club activities.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years of age, 5 years and under is free. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the pull starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The pull track is one mile east of downtown Tifton on U.S. Highway 82 at the American Legion Fairgrounds. Concessions are available.

For more information, contact Spearman at (229) 386-0216 or spearmanagency@friendlycity.net.