The first pull, Lane looked to be on a pretty good pass, when the front end got up a little high and the wheelie bars dug in at mid track. Once the tires began to spin, the 'T-Rex' dug a hole pretty quick. We moved some weight around to try and keep the front end down for the second pull, which it did. But, the track crew had watered the track just before the second round, and we just happened to find a slick spot. As many know, blackland can get very slick when wet, and the 'Texas T-Rex' lost traction downtrack and slipped to a halt.
We had a great time in Blue Ridge, and Lane was able to visit with several friends he had missed. The Youth Class drivers handed out souvenir decals to the spectators, and had a good time. We'll clean off the blackland and get ready for the next pull, and will look forward to returning to Blue Ridge in 2014 !
We would like to thank those who make this event possible, and congratulate Bailey Melvin on another outstanding National Anthem performance ! We would like to recognize the friends of the Enloe Museum, who provided the awards for the Youth Class. Thank you to all of those who help get our team to the track, and to all of the fans who come out to see our show !
We will be preparing for the next LSGTPA events:
Bartlett, Texas Sep 21 Old Town Festival
Alvarado, Texas Sep 28 Johnson County Antique Tractor Club Show
Farmersville, Tx Oct 5 Old Time Saturday
Rockdale, Tx Oct 19 Rockdale Fair and Rodeo
|Bailey Melvin performs the National Anthem at the Bill Halter Memorial Tractor Pull.|
|Bailey Melvin performs the National Anthem at the LSGTPA event in Blue Ridge, Texas.|
|Lane Duncan heads to the track aboard the 'Texas T-Rex', in Blue Ridge, Texas.|
|'Texas T-Rex' pit between rounds, at the Bill Halter Memorial Tractor Pull.|
|Bailey Melvin visits with Lane Duncan, at the Blue Ridge tractor pull.|
|Lane Duncan aboard the 'Texas T-Rex', and the Bill Halter Memorial Tractor Pull.|
|'Texas T-Rex' pit action, at Blue Ridge, Texas.|
|Lane Duncan visits with fans at the Bill Halter Memorial tractor pull in Blue Ridge.|
|Lane Duncan passes out souvenirs to the fans at Blue Ridge.|
|Lane and the Youth Class drivers, pass out souvenirs to spectators in Blue Ridge.|
|Unloading from Blue Ridge, with a fifth place trophy.|
|Unloading from the Bill Halter Memorial Pull with a fifth place trophy.|