Start your engines! Tractor pull returns to Denair on Nov. 9

It’s loud, it’s exciting and it’s coming back to Denair on Saturday, Nov. 9.

It’s the 4th annual Denair FFA Boosters Tractor Pull, which begins at 4 p.m. at Jack Lytton Stadium.

The previous events have drawn more than 1,000 people. They were thoroughly entertained by drivers from up and down the Central Valley.

Tractor pulls involve multiple classes of vehicles – from antique tractors to modified, high-horsepower versions to souped up 4×4 pickups. Each tractor or truck is hooked up to a weighted sled. The farther the sled is pulled, the more the weight moves toward the front – making it more difficult to pull.

Competitors are scored on how far they can pull the sled.

The event is sanctioned and organized by the Valley Tractor Pullers Association.

Most important of all – the event is the single-biggest fundraiser in support of the Denair High FFA program and its 184 students. Last year’s event generated more than $20,000 – money that helps underwrite the entry costs for the county fair and other competitions, paid for four students to attend the national FFA convention in Indianapolis this week and will cover the cost of more teens to participate in the state convention in Anaheim next spring.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, and can be purchased from any FFA student or board member. They also are available at the Denair High School office, Turlock Feed or the Farm House home boutique in Turlock.

There will be food and drinks available on Nov. 9. Also on sale will be wreaths created by

 students in the ag floral class and projects built in the ag mechanics and welding classes, and T-shirts designed by students in the ag leadership class. In addition, there will be a raffle for a Mini-Kubota Pedal Tractor.

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