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Red Hills show pulls in the crowds

SportJoanne Eisemann

Roll cages, helmets and racing flame stickers aren’t things you often associate with tractors, that is unless you were out at Red Hills last month. Speed and noise were the two favourite words as the Apex Club of Deloraine held their annual Tractor Pull charity event over the second weekend in December. Tractor Pull Director, Danny Saltmarsh, was impressed with the spectators that turned up for the event. “It’s one of the best turnouts we’ve had yet,” he said. “People come for di•fferent reasons, whether they want to see the super modified tractors from around the state and the mainland, or even the vintage ones. It’s great to see mainland tractors competing down here.” There were around seven di•fferent classes taking turns to pull a weight transfer

sled, the aim is to reach 100 metres but often tractors spin out or lose power, so every centimetre counts when it comes to bragging rights. Money raised at the event goes back to Apex Club of Deloraine and gets distributed around the Meander Valley community during the year and to groups such as Give Me Five For Kids.

Photo | Mike Moores

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