Hindsboro, Piper City Drivers Win in Tractor Pulling Meet

| November/December 1962

By a Staff Correspondent of the Post-Dispatch.

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill., Aug. 24Concluding competition in a series of championship tractor pulling events is scheduled for tonight as part of a power progress show at City Park running through Sunday.

Along with the demonstrations of tractor might go such related events as horseshoe pitching, parade of steam thresher engines, sawmilling and shingle making with power from the steam engines.

Two major classes of tractor competition were run off last night. For a weight of 5500 pounds or less, first place was taken by George Coffey, Hindsboro, who traveled 139 feet, 8 inches.

In the heavier class for a weight of 10,000 pounds for tractor and operator, the winner was J. A. Harriot,- Piper City, who traveled 51 feet, 6 inches. Tonight it will be a free-for-all for all wheel tractors with a permissible weight of 16,000 pounds.

The competition is staged on the dirt race track of the grounds in front of the grandstand. Last night the vehicles started with a sled behind them carrying another tractor weighing 550 pounds. Each 10 feet thereafter two men mounted the sled.