MTPA Finley Tractor Pull
Late Saturday morning saw most of the competitors drive through the pit gates with things marked turbo, blown and industrial strength. For some, it was just their hair-care products, and the rest it was the hard wear attached to their tractors.
The lovely 30 degree day, with a gentle breeze, saw a modest crowd roll in to see the juniors first out on the track having a skid in their modified lawn mowers. All I can say is there was a couple of like father like son or daughter moments that were seen.
The limited minis were next out on the track and it was good to see the 'Barmed Blitzer' back after open diff surgery. The results were spread around through the field with 'Set The Sled' having a good night, unlike 'MovinOn' who had engine missfiring issues again in the first class and then used all of the track and half of the bank during their assault on the last weight class.
A track rip and grade before the super minis hit the track saw the track change to the better for most competitors. 'Flamin Furious' was out of the shed for the first time for the year. After cleaning the dust and spiders off, the South Aussies upset some by taking out a couple of firsts. 'Hopefull' had a good night also. They sorted out their engine issues that had been plaguing them all year.
The open minis were next out to entertain and that they did. 'Blown Income' was another South Aussie to upset the Eastern State drivers by taking out a first place in all of its weight classes . 'Stampeed' put on its own sound and light show during their second run and was unable to finish the night. 'Who Cares' ran second most of the night prooving to its potential new owner that it is a worthy investment. They may be on the bottom of the score sheet but 'Raptor' was out having a crack all night.
The next event that was on the calendar was Newstead but unfortunately it has been cancelled so that means the South Aussies will be on home turf at the next event at the Keith Diesel and Dirt Derby on the 25th of March. What a day is planned! Moto X, V8 Super Boats, Jump Cars, Ute/Car Display and Circle Work, Aerobatic Displays, Show Rides, Header Demo Derby, Live Bands the list goes on. See you there !!
Chris and Tammy Harry