“Check the oil, the fuel, the tire pressure, get ready, it’s time to pull.”
That’s the alert given by Daren Moore, Emporia, announcing the Flint Hills Truck and Tractor Pull set for Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, starting at 4 o’clock in Reading Kansas.
“Sanctioned by the Flint Hills Truck Pullers Association, this pull will be a benefit for the Reading Fire Department,” according to Moore, who serves as vice president of the sponsoring group.
“The Flint Hills Truck Pullers Association is a non-profit organization established to promote and sanction the true sportsman classes of truck and tractor pulling. With safety at the forefront, our goal is to regulate and sanction these events so that we may enjoy pulling for many years to come, for the spectator and the puller alike,” Moore clarified.
Kelly Snider of Bashor serves as the association president, and Nikki Snider is the secretary treasurer.
Featured classes for Saturday afternoon’s competition include super street four-wheel drive, modified stock two-wheel drive, stock two-wheel drive, work stock diesel, pro farm, 2.6 diesel and pro street four-by-four, with different weight categories for tractors and trucks.
There have been point earning sanctioned events so far this year at Edgerton, Lebo, El Dorado, Scott City, Leonardville, Emporia and Louisburg.
After the Reading Fire Department Benefit pull on Saturday, there’ll be a Flint Hills Truck Pullers Association competition at Strong City, October 4, beginning at 3 o’clock, and October 18, at Kansas Badlands, South Haven, 1 o’clock.
Concessions will be available at the Flint Hills Hot Rod Truck and Tractor Pull, but no coolers are to be allowed on the pull grounds, Moore pointed out.
Additional information is available by calling Moore at 620-366-2823, or details are also at www.fhtpa.com.