The Southern Indiana Farm Stock Tractor Pullers had a busy weekend making up for all the wet weather. They participated in the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor Pull at Scottsburg on Friday, June 28. Several pullers were able to participate. Winners are:

10 MPH Class

1st – Rodney Fish, Bedford — distance 317.24 feet

2nd – Chad Vall, Birdseye — distance 311.83

3rd – Alicia Hasler, Bloomfield — distance 298.53

14 MPH Class

1st Curtis Hasler, Bloomfield — pulled 261.58

2nd – Adam Beier, Jasper — pulled 261.03

3rd – Clayton Purlee, Salem — pulled 259.72

Saturday, June 29, good weather stayed around to see a large number of pullers participating in the competition at Chrisney, Indiana. Results:

10 MPH Class:

1. Delbert Graber, Loogootee — 309.54

2. Jimmy Drury, Owensboro, Kentucky — 304.94

3. Phil Martin, Palmyra — 304.91

4. Will Schneider, Birdseye — 301.03

5. Nicholas Hoffman, Birdseye — 300.47

14 MPH Class:

1. Jimmy Drury – Owensboro, Kentucky — 299.47

2. Dan Wagler, Loogootee — 297.87

3. Goose Graves, Switz City — 297.59

4. Jason Wehr, Jasper — 295.59

5. Kyle Hoffman, Dubois — 295.53

A couple pulls coming up at local fairs are Loogootee (Martin Co.) on July 13 and Switz City (Greene Co.) on July 14.

The Pullers found sunny and hot weather at the Otwell Ruritan Tractor and Truck Pull on July 4. The event had a large number of puller participation. The top finishers in each class:

12,000 lb. Non-Aspirated

1. Abbey Seitz, Jasper — 247.39 feet

2. Al Buckthal, Edwardsport — 238.22 feet

3. Dennis Marvel, Patoka — 231.74 feet

12,000 lb. 10 MPH

1. Pat Weidenbenner, Jasper — 246.25 feet

2. TIE

Dennis Walton, Loogootee — 244.99 feet

Jason Wehr, Jasper — 244.99 feet

12,000 lb. 14 MPH

1. Kent Knies, Celestine — 338.73 feet

2. Jason Wehr, Jasper — 316.88 feet

3. Chad Vaal, Birdseye — 313.89 feet

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