Tractor pull returns to Tifton next weekend

TIFTON — Truck and tractor pulling is coming back to Tifton. The Fall edition of the Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull rolls into town on Sept. 27 and 28 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.

“The new 8500 pound Light Pro Stock tractors class is a great one to watch,” said Tyron Spearman, coordinator of the pull. “These tractors are more powerful and faster than the Super Farm Tractors. The Southern Pullers have also added a Diesel Class. Look for the points standing and competition schedule online at www.tpuller.com.”

Competitive classes will also include the 5400 pound 2-Wheel Drive Pro-Street Trucks, 6000 pound 4-Wheel Drive Pro Street Trucks, the 5200 pound 2-wheel Drive Modifieds, the 6200 pound 4-wheel Drive Pro Stock Trucks, the 6200 pound 4-wheel drive Modified Trucks, 6200 pound 2-Wheel Drive Super Modified Tucks, plus the 8500 pound Light Pro Stock Tractors. There is no longer an amateur class.

“South Georgia really enjoys 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 $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12.

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