Truck & Tractor Pull
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I grew up very close to the county fairgrounds, so I was familiar with the sounds of the truck and tractor pulls--the loud revving of engines and churning of tires--but I had never really watched one before. Saturday evening D paid for grandstand seats for us, so we had a nice view of the action from the P row in section four. There were five classes competing that night for over $10,000 worth of prize money combiened. The first three were different types of tractors. D explained to me how the engines worked and what the drivers tried to do for better runs (so grateful that he knows about pulls!).
We took a little break to get milkshakes before the trucks started their pulls. This also allowed me to look for some goats that belonged to kids I know through running and teaching.
After the last semi pulled (he actually had to pull twice since he had made the full pull distance earlier), we walked along the midway, stopped in the Pocket Pets barn, and then walked along the rides midway.
The evening was definitely a learning experience for me. I enjoyed attending the pulls despite the noise although it's not something I would want to do more than once or twice a year.