The Montgomery County Fair’s Truck and Tractor Pulls have been rescheduled for a second time for Sunday, Aug. 22, starting at noon with bargain prices of $5 grandstand and $15 pit pass.
The Truck and Tractor Pull will begin at noon if we have no rain. All classes of trucks and tractors remain the same. As tractors will start at noon with three classes of antique tractors, 4,500, 5,000, and 5,500 lbs. Then three classes at 7,000, 7,500 and 8,000 lbs. Also, there are two classes of non-turbo at 10,700 and 12,000 lbs, a tractor club, IL Stock Pullers pull at weights of 10,000 and 12,000 pounds. Then one class called the “Freedom Class” at 12,000 lbs., no limits on R.P.M., no ITPA tractors allowed.
The order of pull will be 4,500 lbs., 7,000 lbs., 5,000 lbs., 7,500 lbs., 5,500 lbs., 8,000 lbs., 10,700 N.A., 10,000 lbs., IL Stock Pullers 12,000 lbs. NA, Freedom Class 12,000, last 12,000 lbs., IL Stock.
Truck pulls follow probably close to 5 p.m. That goes as follows, First Class, Honesty Class 7,000 lbs. or also ocalled Daily Driver Stock 4X4. Now if we have trucks of stock nature but hotter we will do a “Hot Stock” that is determined by pullers, not me. Then Class 5,800 lbs. 4X4 CITP, 58 or 6,200 lbs. two wheelers fourth, 8,500 lbs. Stock Diesel, 6,200 4X4 CITP, last 8,500 lb. CITP Diesels. Now 8,500 lb. Stock Diesels may pull with the 8,500 CITP Diesels if agreed to. We will have the food tent open and all people who choose to sit in the grandstand will enter through the food pavilion.
We need volunteers for flagmen, hooking up sled, good tractor drivers for scrapers and roller to pack the track and pull off tractor drivers, plus help to register pullers at the gate. Remember this is Montgomery County citizens’ fair, not everyone’s personal fair. The contact person for pullers is Don Walker at 618-708-1952, food stand volunteers call Jon Vollentine at 217-556-6837 or call fair president Marti Benning at 217-825-7952.
PS. Latest news for the “Freedom Class” of tractors there will be a $500 purse for the first four places: $200 first, $150, $100 and $50, Spread the word. To all fans of tractor pulling be sure to be here, these tractors pull around 20 miles per hour.