Trac­tor pulls for Canada Day

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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.

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