Best day ever! I loved going out to the middle of Oregon farmland and catching this event. I had been wanting to go for several years, but something always came up the weekend they did this event. This year I made it – and it was a fantastic bit of farm-land fun. Here’s a breakdown of events:
Lawnmower pull – Pull the deck off your mower and go. Was not very competitive – was mostly for kids to participate and get into the fun.
Field tractor pull – My favorites – a John Deere 520 has a good run and does a good wheelie. I learned to drive a 720, which is the newer brother to this guy. Had that awesome putt-putt-putt of a 2 cylinder 50hp engine. God I loved that sound.
Modified tractors – these are not really tractors anymore. They have 450 big-block car/truck engines with new transmissions/etc. They have wheelspeeds of about 60mph and ground speeds of about 15-20mph
Truck pulls – come take your slightly modified truck out and pull away.
Diesel dual-turbo supercharged – crazy
Car blowup – take a car, cut its radiator hose and drain the oil, turn on and put a 2×4 on the gas pedal. Wait for engine to self-destruct.
Combine demolition derby – the granddaddy of the whole show
Highlight reels (they consist of many parts put together – so watch them all)