Sookies gear up for truck and tractor pull challenge

The truck and tractor pull takes place at Luxton Fall Fair this weekend

  • Wed Sep 16th, 2015 2:00pm
  • Sports

Several Sooke residents will compete in this weekend’s truck and tractor pulls at the Luxton Fall Fair.

Truck and tractor pulling requires stock and modified trucks and tractors to pull a mechanical weight transfer machine, known as a sled, along a 60-metre track.

The winner is the competitor who pulls the sled the furthest. If the sled is pulled over the 60M mark it is considered a fair pull. If more than one competitor makes a full pull the sled is reset (higher gear, more weight) until a winner is declared. The sled weighs 9,000 pounds.

The event also includes teeter-totter and excavator challenges.

The truck and tractor pull is presented by the Morningside Group and takes places Saturday (Sept. 19) and Sunday (Sept. 20) at the Luxton Fall Fair. The pulls start at 11 a.m., both days.