- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—Big engines will roar this weekend as the 8th annual Lindsay Truck & Tractor Pull rolls in to Cooke County on big tires Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 benefiting the Lindsay FFA and other Lindsay youth groups.

Event coordinator Doug Voth said it is a fun, family event featuring lots of activities for both kids and adults alike.

“It will be loud and proud north of Lindsay Texas this weekend off of FM 1199,” Voth said. “We have live concerts both nights after the pull.”

Voth said the band Sheepdog, with lead singer Butch Martin, will be featured Friday evening and the Mark McKinney Band will perform Saturday.

The Texas Truck and Tractor Pullers Association (TTTPA), organized and sanctioned in 2007, will be on hand providing hotrod truck and tractor pulling in Texas. A non-profit organization, TTTPA strives to provide safe, fun, family oriented entertainment.

According to the TTTPA website, “Traveling across Texas fans can expect to see an array of unique pulling classes ranging from 2500 plus horsepower blown alcohol two wheel drive trucks to small block powered hot rod tractors.” “Other classes include the heavy weight Hot Farm “smoker” tractors, high revving Pro Stock 4X4 trucks, 500 cubic inch Economy modified tractors, 1500 HP blown alcohol Pro Modified tractors, and some of the ‘baddest’ Super Street Diesel 4X4 trucks in the country,”

Vehicles will hit the track each night at 6:30 p.m. with a full evening of events and classes.

Other activities including a dry bounce house for kids,

Voth said his father, 75 year old Melvin Voth, will be participating, pulling in an exhibition class. Limited Light Super Stock (LLSS) tractor will also be featured.

Lone Star garden tractor pullers will hold a competition at 5 p.m. Saturday prior to the 6: 30 event.

“This is such an exciting event,” Voth said. “One of our most recent events resulted in a difference of only two tenths of an inch between first and second place.”

Concessions provided at the event include barbecue prepared by the Lindsay youth groups and Tic Block.

RTV and camper parking spaces are limited and all vehicles must be in place by Thursday, July 30. No hookups or electricity are available. Cost $150 and includes two 2-day passes.

Friday night tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages six to 15, and children five and under are free.

Saturday tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for ages six to 15 and children five and under are free. Parking is free.

No outside ATVs, and no glass containers will be allowed. BYOB. Call Doug Voth at 940-727-1535 for more information.

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