Langford truck, tractor pull expands to two days

Submitted Photo The National Tractor Pullers Association Grand National Circuit will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday in North Collins. For more information, visit www.langfordpull.com.

NORTH COLLINS — The small hamlet of Langford is going to be the focus of the truck and tractor pulling world.

The National Tractor Pullers Association Grand National Circuit is visiting New York and will bring the most powerful motorsport competition vehicles in the world to town. The earth-shaking Unlimited Modified Tractors with four and five supercharged engines create over 12,000 horsepower. Also competing fro the Grand National Circuit are Diesel Super Stock Tractors, Modified 4 Wheel Drive Trucks, alcohol-burning Light Super Stock Tractors and the wild Mini-Modified Tractors. The event is also featuring competition from the Empire State pullers and the Western New York Pro Pulling Series.

Greg Randall, general manager of the NTPA, commented, “Langford was locally recognized for many years as the pull to attend and now its reputation has gone national. The NTPA is happy to partner with the Langford New Oregon Volunteer Fire Department to host the Northeast Nationals Pull at their great facility.”

This is truly the event of the northeast and will bring competitors from around the states. While having the competitors from a great distance is an honor, the big thrill this year is to have hometown champion Joe Eder competiting for the first time in nearly 20 years. Eder is a five-time National Champion in the Modified Division. He will bring both his Polar Air Unlimited Modified and Mini to vie for the Northeast Nationals Title.

The first Langford New Oregon Volunteer Fire Company tractor pull fundraser was held in 1946 making this 73 years of pulling, which is unparalleled in the sport. The fire department depends on the success of the event as the money raised is used in their efforts to protect the community.

This step to host the Northeast Nationals is a big one as for the past 28 years the event was called the Down Home Country Weekend, which featured a country concert jamboree on Saturday and the tractor pull on Sunday. After bringing the NTPA last year, organizers decided it was time to “go big” and put Langford in the major league by moving to a two-day pull. Facility upgrades were required as organizers needed to accommodate the pullers and the fans.

The all-day action packed shows will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. Admission is $20 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday. A two-day pass can be purchased for $40. Children 12 and under are free. There is also lots of food available for purchase.

Complete information available at langfordpull.com.

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