GRAFTON—The smell of diesel fumes and the sound of roaring engines filled the air at the Taylor County Fair Grounds during an annual event geared at raising funds for two area fire departments.
The Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series, a regional truck and tractor pulling series, visited the fairgrounds on Saturday for the annual Firefighters Full Pull. The event, an annual fundraiser for the Grafton and Fellowsville Volunteer Fire Departments, kicked off at 5:00 p.m.
“Once again, we had a very successful pull,” said Jarrett Cunningham, President of the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. “We want to thank everyone who had a part in this year’s event.”
The event kicked off with the National Anthem and then the trucks and tractors took to the track. Multiple classes were showcased during the event including Light Limited Pro Stock, Light Limited Super Stock, Super Stock 4WD Trucks, Pro Street Semi, Street Stock Semi and 2.5 Diesel Trucks.
Tractor fans filled the stands as competitors in the Hot Farm, 8500 Limited Pro, and the Light Limited Super Stock Tractors classes took to the track.
In addition to the fun and excitement on the track, guests could visit vendors, and take part in 50/50 drawings.
The Battle of the Blue Grass Pulling Series, presented by LiQuiTube, is the distinguished independently owned truck and tractor pulling series in the nation.
Offering numerous classes of pulling vehicles, spectators from the Midwest and South are treated to over 50 events each year. Whether you are a fan of alcohol, diesel or gas-powered vehicles, the series has something for everyone.
Without the support of sponsors such as Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, PBM Performance Equipment, BAD, Emerson Cams, River City Truck Parts, and various others, the show would not be able to reach the over 400,000 fans it does.
“The community shows us so much support throughout the year and helps us in various ways, so this is our way of giving back to them,” said Cunningham. “The pull is a fun event for every-one to enjoy and is just one way of us saying thank you.”