QUAMBATOOK TRACTOR PULL
The Australian Champions held at Quambatook on Easter Saturday for the 37th time.
Great weather and a track to match was the setting for a great days pulling, commencing with the Vintage tractors on one track and the minis on the other.
There were some dominant tractors, the mini class saw Bonkys Banga take out all three classes, to add to this success it was National Champion, some may remember this award as The Puller of the Year. The super minis saw Mad Dog take out all 3 classes.
Chilli-Town Thunder achieved the same in the 2WD Truck class with 3 wins, in the remaining classes the wins were shared around.
Open Mini Class saw some awesome power displays with some well known and some new machines, very big power combined with most being very reliable, a big feat with so much stress being placed on them.
We saw a Giant killing performance, when Major Kaboom took out one event, great feat when it is giving away over 100ci in engine size, amazing to see the old Fordson Major pull so well, sadly it seemed to have a bit of a rattle in the last event, but it will be back stronger than ever.
The one place where all types of tractor meet on the same day, ATPA class machines compete for the Australian Championships, plus Vintage, 2WD farm and 4WD farm tractors, not forgetting the modified mowers for the up and coming pullers of the future.
Easter Saturday is not only about tractor pulling, there are plenty of other items of interest on site. The monster truck climbing in and out of the big dry dam was something different on the day, plenty of catering to keep you well fed at good country prices.
Another attraction was the country market for those who have the need for a break from track side, also entertainment and rides for the kids. The Heritage Museum was open for the viewing of the pioneer machinery used throughout the wheat growing areas.
One of the changes this year, one of our commentators were absent, the position was filled by a long time ATPA member, the new team worked well together giving us the results and some good insight on the sport and the machines.
The crowd numbers were right up there with the best attendances except for the 30th Anniversary which was the record since pulling commenced at Quambatook.
This could not happen without many hours of hard work by club members, local community members, and many who come from outside of the community to help on the day, and thanks to all the Pullers and families for their support. The sponsors make it possible to run a big event like this so please support them, many have been with for so many years and some new ones as well, track side banners will be seen on the very professional video taken by Master Video Production, great way to remember your day, or if you missed out a way of having a look
This season is finished a Calendar will be set at the AGM and dates posted on the ATPA home page, so keep coming back for a look. Some photos and video clips can be found on some facebook pages, web site and youtube have a look around . This is all for now hope to see you at Quambatook The Home of Tractor Pulling in Australia , Easter Saturday 2014