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Truck Pulls At the Schuylkill County Fair

Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th

For the third time the Schuylkill County Fair will have truck pulls at the Fair.  They will be held on Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th.  Two nights of pure truck pull excitement.  Diesel trucks will pull Monday and gas powered trucks on Tuesday.    Registration of trucks begins at 4PM and pulls will begin approximately at 7 PM.  The track for pulling, which has been used for Antique Tractor Pulling, has been improved by lengthening and re- resurfacing.  The pulling sled is the new Crouse Sled from Crouse Sled Rental out of Newville PA.  .  This year’s event will feature three classes of diesel trucks on Monday, July 28.  Monday’s classes are Stock Diesel, Modified Diesel, and Work Stock Diesel.  On Tuesday, July 29 the gas hogs hit the track.  The classes are Stock Gas 1 & 2, Modified Gas.

Truck pulling is a fine mixture of horsepower, traction, and chassis setup on a 4 WD vehicle that is attached by a heavy chain to a weighted sled. The further your truck pulls the sled, the more stress and pressure it will experience along the track.  By the end of the track, even the most powerful trucks will be stopped cold by extremely large forces created by the awesome amount of weight bearing down upon the sled.  Some trucks will break under the pressure, and you may witness drive-shafts and axles twisting into scrap metal as man and machine go to war, just to see who can get the best hook!  It is adrenaline, testosterone, and excitement. It is a sport that can engulf the entire family, and offer fun and excitement that can be rivaled by very few.

The Schuylkill County Fair Association is pleased to sponsor this thrilling event at the 2014 Fair. Specific rules for the Truck Pull may be found on the Schuylkill County Fair web site, www.schuylkillfair.com.   Contact people for further information are Matt Halabura at (570)449-4133, mhalabura@verizon.net  or Fran Vidzicki at (570) 691-5866, elemkt@gmail.com 

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