Annual truck pull set for Saturday

by Mike Slodki
For 80 years, Elburn Days has been letting festival-goers run wild.

For 31 of those years, tractors have been getting stuck in the mud.

That’s just the way they like it.

Saturday, Aug. 22, brings the 32nd annual Truck and Tractor Pull to Lions Park.

The festivities begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the antique tractor pull, with registration beginning at Lions Park. Awards go to the top three finishers.

At 11 a.m., the 32nd annual Truck and Tractor Pull begins.

Sanctioned by the Illini State Pullers, the ISP governs all entry fees and rules.

The times are as follows:
5,000 lb. Naturally Aspiratred Tractors start at 11 a.m.; 6,000 lb. Stock Altered Tractors run at 11:30 a.m.; 6,5000 lb. Altered Stock Trucks run at noon; 7,000 lb Naturally Aspirated Tractors run at 12:30 p.m.; 11,000 lb. Modified Farm Tractors run at 1 p.m.; 6,500 lb. Super Stock Trucks run at 1:30 p.m.; 6,500 lb. Stock Trucks run at 2 p.m., while 7,500 lb. Diesel Trucks finish off at 2:30 p.m. Schedules are subject to change.