WASHINGTON COUNTY - Kyleigh Viar and Kaylynn Viar sat at the top of their glossy yellow tractors anticipating the next time they would be in the spotlight to ride their tractors while pulling a piece of steel weighing about 2,500 pounds.
The two 8-year-old Smithsburg natives entered their first tractor-pulling competition at the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair this year and were excited by their results. On Sunday, Kaylynn won first place pulling steel that was attached to her "Kaylynn's Krazy Cadet" tractor about 122 feet.
She was happy and planned to spend some of her reward money on her cousin Kyleigh, who won second place on "Kyleigh's Killer Cub."
"It's really fun. ... We split (our money) into equal," said Kaylynn. "I'm going to use mine at the beach."
Doug Stanley, the grandfather of Kyleigh and Kaylynn, said the sport is great for the two girls.
"It's a family sport. Everyone is involved," said Stanley. "It's safe, it's fun and it teaches them teamwork."