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It's pulling time

May 11, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

Whether it's tractors or pickups, the pulling season has begun.

There will be two truck and tractor pulls this Saturday in the Tri-State area.

The Olden Pulling Team is hosting its Truck & Tractor Pull at Washington County Agricultural Education Center starting at 7 p.m.

Mountain State Pullers Association will host the first of five truck and tractor pulls this season at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m.

The Washington County pull will raise money for local organizations, including Rohrersville Ruritan and Hagerstown Community College's girls softball team, said event spokeswoman Destinee Olden.

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The Jefferson County pull features seven classes, including 8,050-pound hot stock diesel pickups. This is a new class this year, said MSPA President David Bush.

In a pull, the goal is to see which tractor or truck can pull a sled farthest. The sled has a box on top that shifts weight toward the tractor or truck as it pulls; this makes it harder to pull the sled.




If you go ...



WHAT: Mountain State Pullers Association's Truck and Tractor Pull

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13

WHERE: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Jefferson County, W.Va.COST: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 8 to 12; free admission for ages 7 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance, starting around 4:30 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: From Hagerstown, take Interstate 81 south to exit 12 for Martinsburg, W.Va. Go east on W.Va. 9 for six miles to Kearneysville, W.Va. At the stop light by Sheetz, turn right on Leetown Road. Go through Leetown and turn left at the fabric shop. Go about 2 miles you will see a MSPA sign on the left. That is the entrance to the fairground.

MORE: For more information, go to www.mtnstpullers.com or call 1-304-725-5113 and ask for David Bush.




If you go ...



WHAT: Truck & Tractor Pull hosted by Olden Pulling Team

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13

WHERE: Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

COST: $8. Free admission for ages 8 and younger.

Gates open at 4 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: The Ag Center is about eight miles south of

Hagerstown on Md. 65 (Sharpsburg Pike).

MORE: For more information, call 301-432-6517.

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