Smoke Filled The Air During County Fair Tractor Pull


WAYNE – Friday night entertainment came from the roaring noise on the dual track during the 97th annual Wayne County Fair.

Fair-goers enjoyed the 57th annual BBQ prior to settling down for the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (PPL)/Nebraska Bush Pullers tractor pull from the fairgrounds.

Fairboard member and in charge of the tractor pull, Trever Hartmann said the dual track featured two sleds and more.

“You’re going to have pickups, you’re going to have tractors, you’re going to have modified tractors with twin motors,” said Hartmann. “Then airplane motors and jet engines on them. You’re going to have a lot of noise and a lot of fun.”

Drivers came from all over through the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (PPL)/Nebraska Bush Pullers.

Volunteers spent most of the day disking, watering, leveling, scraping and watering the track some more for the evening entertainment.

“I got guys that come and help me,” Hartmann added. “I can’t thank my volunteers enough, them guys help me out a lot in this. So, it’s really great that they do but it takes a lot of guys to get this done. I got probably 30 guys getting this all prepped with me.”

Saturday night’s highlighted grandstand event will be the concert. The opening band will be Blackhawk at 8 p.m. with Diamond Rio taking to the stage around 9:30 p.m.

Sunday will close out with the demolition derby scheduled to begin around 6 p.m. as the flag burning ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Daily admission is $15 with children 12 and under free.

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