The Australian Championships and the 2017/18 final round was held at Quambatook on Easter Saturday with people coming from around the country side to fill the big banks of Quamby.
The day started with the vintage tractors showing how tractor pulling started way back in the day with the Red Steer coming out to show people what the first modified tractor in Australia looked like.
While the vintage were giving a display of history the Limited Mini’s were showing the crowd a bit more of modern horse power tearing up the track bucking and carrying on as always. With tight pulling and only milimeters seperating them Mad dog and Rough Justice battled it out all day with Rough Justice taking about the 770 but Mad Dog bit back getting 1st in the 825 and 900. A few black flags from Movin On and 2 Tuff kept the rest of the placings mixed up for the and gave the crowd a good laugh.
The Super modifieds hit the big track after the vintage giving the sled man a great change of pace. The Quamby Quaker had a rough start in the 3.4T but manged to regroup and grabbed 2nd in the 3.85T. Kryptonite had a cracking day pulling it out of the park in the 3 events leaving Disorderly to pick up 2nd in the 3.4 and 4.3.
Chilli-Town Thunder powered down the track taking out all 3 events in the TWD Trucks. After working hard in the pits to get his truck ready The Professor popped a welsh plug in the 2.5T dropping all his water in a great cloud of steam on the track leaving Sudden Impact to storm home with three 2nds.
Back on the Mini Track the Super Mini’s battled it out with mixed results all day, Little Willey managed to sore past the rest of the feild grabbing first in the 860, while success II and Flamin Furious were up for 2nd and 3rd. Success II managed to climb the ladder and picked up 1st followed by Willey and Furious. In the 920 it was Barney’s Animal that sored up the track hot on the heals of Furious with just mm seperating the 2 with the rest of the supers left at the 90m mark.
Red Devil was again on fire in the Pro Stocks taking out all 3 events while Major Kaboom was sorting out issues with running out of the all important BOOST!
The Open Mini’s were out in force chasing the final points of the season. With everychance to take out the championship Stampede sadly dropped a few engine bits at the 30m mark spoiling his chance at beeting the mean machine Blown Income! Flat Broke had a great day pulling getting 2nds all day. Altho the B class is limited by cubic inches they still punch out as much noise as the big boys tearing down the track at great speeds, again it was Stone Cold dominatating the first 2 classes but the new drivers of Who Cares managed to take out the 950kg class with Jaws not far behind!
Thank you to all the pullers, volunteers, venues and of course the spectators for a fantastic season of pulling! We look forward to the Presentation night to be held in the near future and hope everyone can make it down for a great night!