Barmedman - NSW
Round 2
NATIONAL ATPA CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 2017-2018

Mini Tractor Points Round
2nd September 2017

NSW Championship Rd I
14th October 2017

18th November 2017

Mini Demo Pull
2nd December 2017

Victorian Championship
20th January 2018

NSW Championship - Part II
17th February 2018

Major Pull
3rd March 2018

Major Pull
24th March 2018

Australian Championship
31st March 2018

NEXT ROUND: Barmedman - NSW (NSW Championship Rd I)

14th October 2017   |   Click here for more details

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!!CHANGE OF DATE!! 

 Finley is now on the 17th Feb 2018

Waaia is now the 3rd March 2018

Biddeston Report

The intrepid adventurers that journeyed to Biddeston had a ball with some flying in and most driving, some had incorporated it with a week in the magnificent Queensland weather and others arriving Friday ready for scrutineering.

The day was a mild 26 degrees (a lot different to the 12 degrees southern weather), once the drivers meeting was done the tractors, drivers and crews lined up on the track and sang the national anthem. Then let the day begin.  As the minis was a points round they hit the track first with Ruptured Duck showing the massive crowd how tractor pulling needs to be done. The tractor’s put on a great display with the track sapping a lot of horsepower out of the finely tuned machines. The enthusiastic crowd were lined up waiting for more action for the duration of the event, loving the smell of methanol and avgas. All the minis presented themselves with great pride. The impressive line-up included Ruptured Duck, Movin On, Set The Sled, Fresh Dirt, 2 Tuff, Rough Justice, Barmed Blitza, Little Willy, Wild Wombat and Iron Nuts. Many thanks to you all for making the huge effort to get to Biddeston.

In the limited minis Fresh Dirt showed them how it was done in the 770 kg event with Rough Justice close behind and followed up by Ruptured Duck., The 825 kg class saw Rough Justice steaming down the track to leave behind Fresh Dirt and 2 Tuff third all three were within 1 metre of each other. In the 900 kg class 2 Tuff had been nipping at their heels all day managed a first followed by Set the Sled and Fresh Dirt took home the trifecta. All tractors survived the day and will line up for the next event in six weeks’ time.

In the Super mini class in all weight classes Little Willy was dominant as Wild Wombat had contracted a virus during the off season, on to the dyno for a bit of fine tuning.

The open mini class had only the one contender with Iron Nuts showing how the 2000 horsepower can grip into the track and make short work of the 100 metre track achieving a full pull in each class.

In between the mini rounds the big tractors had a play with Flatstick, Dear Diff, Shillberite, Bad Attitude, Sudden Impact, Scrap Value, Wicked Whitetail and Wolverine Deere putting on a demo with the crowd just wanting more. A big thank you to Peter Mann, Robin Webb and Graham Gray for transporting some of the tractors and the “SlickAs” sled to the event. This wasn’t possible without the sponsorship from Vanderfields of Toowoomba and Neil’s of Toowoomba. To the Biddeston promoters Dale and Ruth Thanks for supplying us with a great track and the infrastructure that went with it was some of the best out there, you Queenslanders certainly now how to put on an great show. The live show Saturday night was very interesting thanks Greg.  Look forward to the next Sanctioned event which is at Barmedman on the 14th October

The Roving Reporter

Biddeston pictures can be seen HERE

 




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