Who wins what?
The object of tractor pulling is simple; to pull an ever increasing load further down a dirt track than anyone else in your class.more…
A puller does not have to go faster than a competitor, only further. Unlike other forms of motor sport, there are no eliminations. Once a class starts, the competition cont-inues until a winner is determined.
TTPA Trayning Tractor Pull Association Event Saturday Sept 17th 2016
Well we were all trying to guess how long it’s been since anyone has had a pull at Trayning 15 to 20 years still not sure? But the TTPA members and volunteers had been very busy preparing the original track in anticipation of some full pulls.
We had the following machines turn up for what was a great day, Muddachukka, Rockabilly, Venomous, Awesome, Destractor, Chickpower, Grumpy & Gambler all very eager to put on a good show for the crowd. On the day we were only running one weight of 900kg and giving 1st & 2nd places for the best overall in the Ltd & Super class.
After a bit of water on the track and a couple of test pulls it was time to put… Read More
Avon Valley Speedway AKA Northam Motorsports Complex is a short drive up Great Eastern Hwy from Mundaring in Perths Eastern hills. Look for the signs turning right onto Fox road. see Avon Valley Speedway
SOUND LEVELS will at times during the event exceed comfortable levels.
We strongly encourage the use of protective hearing devices during our events… ESPECIALLY for childrens ears! Please dont risk their future by damaging thier hearing.
It’s What we do !
The tractors are divided into classes and comply with either ‘Limited’ or ‘Open’ rules.
The classes are Open Modified, Super Modified, Limited Modified, Open Mini Modified, (A grade) Mini Modified & (B grade) Limited Mini Modified, Pro Stock (diesel) and Two Wheel Drive Trucks. The distinction between classes is determined by the overall maximum weight, engine modifications, fuels and physical size. (All tractors are 2 WD)
Not satisfied with the power and noise generated by big engines like a Chevrolet 454 and 560 cubic inch motors, which may produce in excess of 1000 horse power, tractors pullers have devised methods of coupling two or even three of these engines together. Others have gone for a more exotic flavour and sourced their power from Chieftain tanks, WW2 Fighter Aircraft and even Jet Aircraft.more…
Imagine, if you can, four Volkswagen Boxer engines lined up one behind the other, two screaming Mazda Rotary engines coupled together, a Jaguar V12, two Leyland P76 V8’s, Twin-Turbo V8 and even, at one stage, a Vampire Jet Engine.
The events are held on a 100 metre dirt track and the pit areas are opened during interval to allow the spectators to have a closer look at the tractors and to chat with the drivers and crews.
Tractor Pulling is a family orientated motor sport.
There is a friendly atmosphere between all the members and their families. It is not uncommon for tractor pullers to cannibalise their own tractors (when they break) to allow another puller to compete. The sport is open to both women and men, the only restriction being that competitors must at least hold a current Learner Driver’s Permit. It sometimes comes down to members of the same family competing for the trophies. more
PARENTS, ALL CHILDREN ARE TO BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES BY AT LEAST ONE ADULT
The Ticket holder acknowledges that all children attending the event must be under the supervision of an adult guardian at all times.
Editor note: “PLEASE BRING HEAING PROTECTION FOR YOUR CHILDREN” .
Protective ear “plugs” for children can be purchased onsite from the office.
Pulling In australia
The first Australian Tractor Pull was held at Elmore (Victoria) Field Days in 1976. The following year saw Tractor Pulling begin in the Victorian rural town of Quambatook. It has developed over the past 21 years into a highly competitive and technical sport, where the difference between first and last place may be as small as one or two metres. Often the top tractors are separated by mere centimetres.
The Australian Tractor Pullers Association (ATPA) is a non-profit organisation that governs Tractor Pulling in Australia. Our events (Tractor Pulls) are held in conjunction with a promoter. This is often a local school, sporting, service or community club (for example; Apex, Rotary, Lions, Netball, Cricket, Football) who use the event as a fundraiser. Tractor Pulls are held in locations throughout Australia, predominantly in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. In Western Australia theres one association affiliated with the ATPA, in WA the Western Australian Tractor Pullers Association inc (WATPA).
The Western Australian Tractor Pull Association inc is focused on actively promoting this spectacular sport and working with communities and other motorsport groups to not only establish a unique annual event, but more importantly to assist communities financially through the influx of spectators, sponsors and promotion. The WATPA currently runs seasonal tractor pull events in the town of Beverley at the old Beverley race course in conjunctions with Dirt Drags held approx 5 times per season along with some additional exhibition events at various locations upon request and is currently seeking any interested people. more