Thundering trucks and tractors gear up for event in Burnet

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF

BURNET — These tractors aren’t made to plow a field or pull a trailer for a fall hayride.

These souped-up tractors pull weighted sleds 300 feet down a dirt track to the ground-shaking delight of horsepower aficionados.

For two nights — Sept. 20-21 — the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive, will showcase seven classes of trucks and tractors at the Bulldog Thunder Truck and Tractor Pull.

Promoter Damon Beierle said last year’s pull, also the first, drew about 3,000 people to the one-night event.

“We’re expecting the two nights to pull between 4,000 and 5,000,” Beierle said. “It’s open for locals to hook up and pull (on Friday) in a gasoline and diesel class.”

Other than the open pull following the Sept. 20 event, the truck and tractor pull will have seven classes compete each night starting at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Classes range from large diesel trucks to hot-rod farm tractors and modified tractors with multiple engines on the chasis.

The two-night event benefits the Burnet Volunteer Fire Department and Burnet County Fair Association, Beierle said. Tickets are $15 nightly or $20 for a weekend pass for adults (advance sales only); $10 for kids 6-11 or $5 in advance; and free for children 5 and younger.

Go to www.bulldogthunder.com for advance tickets and more information. Advance tickets also are on sale at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, Truck Stuff in Burnet or Blair’s Western Wear in Marble Falls.

jared@thepicayune.com