Tractor pulls for Canada Day
They have been the workhorses of the family farm since, well, the workhorse.
On Canada Day area farmers will be able to test the meddle of their metal at a classic tractor pull at the Drumheller Ag Society. They are inviting owners of tractors from all over the province for this unique event.
“I have had this vision for quite a while … this should be a good seller,” said Albert Jensen who is helping to organize the event.
Jensen says there is a circuit of tractor owners who like to come to these kinds of events and he has been pulling in them for about 15 years. They are supplying the pull sled, the same one used at the Calgary Stampede. They will also be pulling it in the parade.
Howard McKee of the Drumheller and District Ag Society hope there is a strong turnout of tractors for this event, and says they have about 15 confirmed. The Ag Society hosted a similar event a few years ago and it proved popular. The competition is for bragging rights more than anything.
“We did in about 2006, or 2007,” said McKee. “From my understanding we could be turning them away… It is something the farmers like to see.”
The event goes at 2p.m., and will run until about 6 p.m., that is when the cars hit the track.
On Friday July 1 and 2 there will the racing. The IMCA modified racers will be on the track, and also a stock car class. Some local drivers in the stock cars include Don Rolff and Andy Eckland. Racing begins at 6 p.m.
The sled used in the tractor pull coming up on Canada Day is ready for action.