The Tooradin Tractor Pull and Truck Show held the Victorian Championships and round 4 of the ATPA season, the sun was out and the crowds were rolling in with people packing both sides of the track eager to see the tractors roar.
The day kicked off after a talented young local sang the national anthem with the Mini Mods, Set the Sled started the day breaking is diff on the grippy track, Fresh Dirt won the 770kg class with Movin On and Tossa closely behind. It was great to see Tossa get 1st place in their new chassis, Beats Work'n picked up 2nd and Barmed Blitza got 3rd in the 825kg. It's great to see the competition so close with yet another tractor getting 1st with Rough Justice taking out the 900kg with Ruptured Duck II 2nd and Fresh Dirt getting 3rd.
A big field of Super minis saw some great pulling with the first weight class with flamin furious claiming first by a mere 50mm in a large field of pull offs against mad dog followed by little willey. the 900kg class saw even closer pulling with just 13mm betweeen mad dog and little willey with aftershock following them.
The Open Minis saw six tractors with big motors and wining blowers tearing up the track at a great rate of knots with their diffs and transmissions complaining from one end of the track to the other what a spectacle. Blown Income had the crowds at ther feet taking out first in the 900kg as stampede and stonecold taking 2nd and 3rd. the 925kd saw some carnage on the track with blown income having diff issues but still came out on top with local Who cares taking out 3rd and stampede 2nd. The 950kg had stampede out first who cares 2nd and stonecold 3rd.
The tea break saw the Juniors having a crack showing the talent future pullers will consist of with wheel standing perfomances.
The Two Wheel drive truck class saw one of the biggest fields for some time and the unvailing of the truck Sudden Impact . This truck lived up to its name as on its first run there was a issue with the throttle position communication system causing the sled to run into the back of this new truck. Dirty Deeds still chasing gremlins was only able to compete in the first event saw bad attitude taking a clean streak with Bizzee B in 2nd.
The pro stock class saw the two John Deeres Wolverine Deere 2 and Wicked Whitetail arm wrestling for placings until a engine issue in wicked whitetail decided the results for the rest of the night. The Open modified class saw Plum crazy having a fair crack until it too fell lame and had to be carried from the track in its last class.
The super modifieds were out on the track all day and night fighting for placings with this being the only class for all participants to be able to drive back on the trailer. Disorderly Conduct was winner for the day with 3 firsts with Scrap Value close behind.
The Limited modified tractors were out in force again, With Flat stick having a new driver for the first time, son kicked dad out of the seat for the day to make it a third generation tractor pulling family I believe. Shillbrite clamed 1st in 2.5 and 2.9t with the rookie on the field taking 1st in the 3.4t, this class also seen the fall of yet another tractor with Soul Revival out with transmission problems.
By the end of the night the croud was happy not just because of the nice warm night and the great entertainment they had but with great attributes dontanated to surrounding communities.
Well done Tooradin will see the rest of you at Finley on the 20th of February
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