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Tractor pull rescheduled for fall

Tractor pull rescheduled for fall

June 12th, 2019 by Danisha Hogue in Local News

The MMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull is back on this fall.

The event sponsored by Eugene FFA Alumni and MMTTPA is rescheduled for Sept. 20.

Eugene FFA adviser Ed Hager said the event was canceled June 7 because of predicted weather conditions.

Each year, the organization gathers more than 60 pullers to go to events.

“Years ago, it started out as a bunch of farmers getting together and seeing who has the best tractors,” Hager said.

Now, members trick out tractors like “Hot Rods,” he said.

“They’ve taken these old tractors and spent thousands of dollars … it’s like NASCAR.”

Gates at the Russellville Lions Club will open at 5 p.m. with the pull beginning at 7 p.m. Meals of hamburgers, jumbo hot dogs and bratwursts are available for purchase.

Previous attendance has been 1,200-2,000 Hager said.

Tickets to the FFA fundraiser are $10 for adults. Ages 11-15 are $5 and youth 10 and under are free.

For more information, call 573-893-1000.