The dirvers of this years 48th annual Championship Tractor Pull include former champions as well as a record-braking number of women drivers. The four-day event, sponsored by Syngenta, will be held February 10-13 in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show. Drivers compete for the title of Grand Champion and a share of $250,000 in prize money.
The majority of the reigning Grand Champions from the seven classes of the 2015 Championship Tractor Pull are returning: Neil Gettinger, Hagerstown, IN; Nathan Babler, Rock City, IL; Steve Bunnage, Golden Gate, IL; Joey Frasur, Liberty IN; Travis Schlabach, Marengo, IA; and Shawn Hodges, Avella, PA.
The 2016 Championship Tractor Pull will break last year’s record for the number of women driving with eight women competing in various classes including Patricia Justison, Hillsboro IL; Bethany Nelson, Altamont, IL; Ashley Corzine, Assumption, IL; Mendi Nelson, Cat Spring, TX; Renee Theobald, Shelbyville, IN; Monica Shaw, Franklin, KY; Julia Ray, Beloit, OH and former Grand Champion Lisa Tatum, Bardstown, KY.
You can purchase tickets from the Freedom Hall Ticket Office, Kentucky International Convention Center and Ticketmaster beginning Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. Ticket prices for Wednesday and Thursday are $40, Friday’s tickets are $45, Saturday afternoon coasts $40 and the finals on Saturday night are $45.