Barmedman was where the new season got underway with some fantastic pulling happening across all 8 classes.
The limited mini’s got the day started with most tractors taking the long way down the track. It was very close with just 3 meters between 6 tractors, 2-tuff had its hands full trying to control the new power-plant put into it over the off season while Little Willey took it out by 10 meters. The rest of the afternoon also saw close pulling between the limited mini’s. In the 900kg class we didn’t see the return of Movin’ On due to a lack of oil pressure, but it was good to see a great pull off happen with The General getting its very first full pull, along with Rough Justice and Little Willey, well done Binksy. Nevertheless the day was dominated by Little Willey also taking out the two last classes.
On the big track we saw the return of some crowd favourites with Major Kaboom and Spot On coming out from a couple of years break.
The Pro Stocks had a large class with four tractors competing throughout the day, while Major Kaboom was trying to get back into the groove of things and Deere Express battled some engine problems Wicked Whitetail and Wolverine Deer 2 were battling it out all day. Wicked Whitetail took out all three events but Wolverine Deere 2 was hot at its ankles with only a few meters between the two all day.
Dirty Deeds sadly hurt its engine quite badly and was not able to return to the track after the first event in the 2wd trucks. Spot on was a bit rusty on the first run taking off and heading straight for the bank, but after that he blew out all cob webs to take out 1st place all day.
Murray Muncha was the only open modified to be there on the day but still put on some great pulling action. The open mini’s only had two tractors but there was some great pulling done. Stampede took out all three events with its new ex top fuel engine put together with all sorts of spare parts, Gary was over the moon that his “hand grenade” held together and is looking forward to some more competition at the next event.
The super mini class was pretty consistent with Aftershock winning all three events, U Jack 2nd throughout the day and Sodbusta and Jaws sharing 3rd and 4th place. The limited modifieds had a great day with 4 tractors for the season opener. There was some great rivalry as always going on especially when both Shilberite and Hellrazor got black flags in the second event. Flat Stick came out on top for the day closely followed by Shillberite and Dear Diff.
In the super modifieds $crap Value was victorious coming out with 3 wins for the day over its arch rival Disorderly Conduct. It was close pulling all day between the two putting on a great show by wheel standing most of the way down the track. Sadly Disorderly Conduct broke its diff in the last event causing some major clunking while being dragged off the track.
Thank you to Barmedman tractor pull committee and all the volunteers for putting on a great pull as always. A big thank you to the Wells family for the great cook up on the Friday night and accommodating everyone over the weekend. Hope to see everyone back in action for the next pull at Briagolong on the 15th of November.
(Don’t forget Bundalong has been postponed untill further notice.)