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oxpullANNUAL OX PULL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 - 10:00 a.m.

Scales open at 8:30 am for weigh in.

Admission wristband must be on wrist at time of registration.

Contact: Dan Kilburn 802-375-3625

Ox pulling will take place in the following  four classes:

2400 pounds and under- 6 foot pull;

2401 to 2800 pounds, 6 foot pull; 

2801 to 3200 pounds, 6 foot pull;

Over 3200 pounds, 6 foot pull.

The Superintendent will name the first load to be drawn, and reserves the right to name the load at any time.

Teamsters will not be allowed to abuse their teams or insult judges or spectators by the use of foul language. Judges may disqualify for non-compliance.

General Rules:

    1. Oxen will be driven with a whip and lash only. NO GOAD STICKS OR PLASTIC WHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED.
    2. No face whipping or excessive whipping will be tolerated; both of these may be considered animal abuse. The Superintendent may disqualify any team either for abuse or if he considers that a team may be dangerous to spectators.
    3. Other than the above, the rules of the Association of New England Ox Teamsters, Inc., will be followed in their entirety. 
    4. THERE IS NO HITCHING FEE. All participants will pay Fair Gate Fee.
    5. Trophies will be awarded to first place finishers. Rosettes will be awarded for 2nd - 5th place in each class. Payouts will be paid 1st -4th places.
    6. The Vermont Drug Law Sec. 1.13 V.S.A. Chapter 9 will be in force.

Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages allowed on or near the track.

LINGO:

"3 minute distance pull" The total distance the sled can be pulled within a three minute time limit.

"Good Pull" The weighted sled must be pulled at least six feet in one continuous motion.

"Steer/Ox" A male bovine is a steer when castrated at approximately six months. He is trained to do draft work and attains the title of Ox at three years of age.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How long have there been ox pulls? Records indicate that pulls have been held in New England since 1880.

How many years can the typical team pull? Fifteen years, and sometimes much longer.

How old are steers and oxen before they are entered? Two years is typical.

Approximately what final weight will the winners pull? About 300% of the teamís body weight.

PREMIUMS TO BE PAID TO ALL CLASSES: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH

TOTALS PREMIUMS: 1st   2nd   3rd   4th

                                 110    90      80     65

Total Premiums: 1380

THOMAS G. EDDY MEMORIAL ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL

Antique Tractor PullSUNDAY AUGUST 27 - 11:00 a.m.

Sponsored by: Homestead Landscaping

Contact: Dan Kilburn 802-375-3625

Due to increased operating expenses the Bondville Fair will appreciate donations at the time of registration. Thank you.

 

Sled provided by Love's Sled Service

Tractors must be ready for weigh-in by 9:30 A.M.

There will be eight classes of tractors:

  1. 3,000
  2. 3,500    
  3. 4,500
  4. 5,500
  5. 6,500    
  6. 7,500
  7. 8,500
  8. 9,500
  9. Open Class

All participants will pay Fair Gate Fee of $10.00. Admission wristband must be on wrist at time of registration.

  1. Tractors cannot be modified to improve performance and must be stock appearing. Non-standard replacement parts are allowed where factory items are no longer available. Engines must be controlled by a functioning governor.
  2. Tractors must be equipped with wheelie bars and fixed hooking rings.
  3. Governor bypass or over-speeding prohibited.
  4. Maximum height of hitches is 20 inches. Higher hitches will not be allowed.
  5. Drivers are cautioned to exercise extreme care at all times. Tractors are to be in neutral and operatorís hands raised when hooking or unhooking a lot.
  6. In each class trophies will be awarded for First Place.

Rosettes will be awarded for Second through Fourth Places.

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages allowed on or near the track.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the starting weight to be pulled in each class today?

All classes will start at 500 pounds.

What weight, on an average, can a regular tractor pull?

While there are many variables, an average would be ten to fifteen thousand pounds, although some have been known to pull upwards of twenty thousand pounds.

When is a tractor considered "antique"?

All tractors in today's pull are pre-1960 models.

What is the minimum distance the sled must be pulled for a "good pull"?

A good pull must exceed 150 feet.

What is the economic life of a tractor?

Some pre-World War II tractors have lasted over sixty years and are still in use.

 

TRUCK PULL BY TRANSFER SLED

A $20.00 per hitch fee will be charged

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26:  NOON - SESSION I

 SATURDAY AUGUST 26: 6:00 pm- SESSION II

Weigh in and Registration time:  starting 10:00 AM

 

SESSION I- NOON

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There will be Four truck pull  classes 

1. 7200 Street Legal Gas

2. 5800 Street Modified

3. 8500 Street Legal Diesel

4. 6200 Street Modified

 

SESSION II- 6:00 PM

There will be Five truck pull classes

 

1. 8500 Street Legal Diesel

2. 5800 Super Stock

3. 8500 2.6 Enhanced Diesel

4. 6200 Super Stock

5. 8500 OPEN

Sled provided by: Love's Sled Service

The Superintendent reserves the right to place trucks in their proper class. The Superintendent also reserves the right to disqualify trucks which he feels may endanger the spectators or which do not meet the Fair's criteria for participation.

All trucks must be registered, have a valid inspection certificate, valid "Auto Liability Insurance Identification" AND a valid drivers license. All documentation must be presented at the time of registration. Admission wrist band must also be on wrist.

All drivers must possess a valid operatorís license. While on the track, seat belts and helmets must be worn at all times.

Hitch height can be no more than 26" and must use clevee; no ball hitch allowed. All rules are based on Vermont Tractor Pullers Association Rule Book. These rules and regulations can be viewed through their Website: vttractorpuller.com

All persons entering the Fairgrounds (drivers included) will be required to pay the normal gate fee of $10.00 per person.

There is a $20 registration fee for each class entered.

Contact person: Trevor Dryden 802-379-0000

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages allowed on or near the track.


 

General Rules 

  • Track Personnel ONLY on track!

  • All drivers must wear helmets and seat belts

  • Hitch fee is $20 per class

  • Mandatory drivers meeting at the scales, time to be determined

  • Only drivers in the cab, NO RIDERS

  • No weights in cab

  • No horse playing in the pits

  • When class is called, stay with the truck

  • Watch flaggers   

Street Legal Class (Gas & Diesel) 

  • No weight bars

  • Weights must be behind cab in bed, not under hood

  • Must have DOT tires

  • No suspension blocking, no exceptions   

Enhanced Gas & Diesel 

  • Kill switch Required

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Weight bars allowed

  • Suspension blocking allowed

  • Must have DOT tires

  • Pump fuel ONLY, no alcohol

  • Diesel, no propane

  • Weights must be secure   

Super Stock 

  • Drivers must wear Fire suits

  • Kill switch suggested

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Weights must be secure

  • Must have DOT tires

  • Suggested roller on weight bar

  • Lift bodies NOT to be raised when truck is in motion   

Open 

  • Any tires

  • 10,000 lb limit

   

HORSE PULL

horse-pull2FRIDAY AUGUST 25 - 4:00 pm.

Contact: Amie: 610-297-5995

Sponsored by: Cota & Cota Oil

* To Comply with Vt. Agency of Agriculture all out of state teams MUST provide proof of bill of health to include coggins for each animal.

All horses must be ready to weigh in by 2:00 pm when scales open. Admission armband must be on wrist.

Rules and Regulations of the Eastern Draft Horse Association, Inc. will govern the contests.  The Vermont Drug Law Sec. 1 V.S.A. Chapter 9 will be in force, as will be Vt. Equine Activities Law, acceptance of inherent risks, 12 V.S.A. Chapter 1039.

NO HITCHING FEE.

All participants will pay Fair Gate Fee.

Vt. Fairs Association policy for drug testing will be followed.

The Rules of the Eastern Draft Horse Association will be followed in their entirety. Numbers will be drawn at registration, prior to the start of the pulls.

All teams will be required to remain in the pulling area after the pull if requested to do so by the Superintendent.

The Superintendent reserves the right to disqualify any team he feels may endanger the spectators.

Trophies will be awarded to all first place finishers.  Rosettes will be awarded for the 2nd- 5th place in each class. Payout will be given 1st-4th place.

There will be three classes:    

  1. 3100 lbs. and under
  2. 3101 to 3300 lbs.
  3. Open Class
Absolutely no alcoholic beverages allowed on or near the track.

LINGO:

"Good Pull"    The weighted sled must be pulled at least twelve feet.

"Colt/horse"   A male horse is considered a colt until he reaches his fourth birthday, when he becomes a horse.

"Birthday"      All horses celebrate their birthdays on January 1 regardless of when they were born.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How many years can the typical team pull?

Ten years, but many can go much longer.

How old are horses before they are entered into pulls?

Usually about four years.

Approximately what final weight will the winners pull?

Winning teams will usually pull between 8,000 and 12,000 pounds depending upon the condition of the track (dry track less, wet track more).

PREMIUMS:         1st    2nd    3rd    4th     

ALL CLASSES:    $110    $90    $80    $65  

TOTAL PREMIUMS $1035.00