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Freedom Hall Host Four Nights of High Horsepower Action
Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires for the 2019 Championship Tractor Pull Held each year in conjunction
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2019 National Farm Machinery Show Kicks Off at Kentucky Expo Center
Event Accompanied by Championship Tractor Pull The agricultural industry around the world, as most things have, has continued to evolve
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Councilman Coan Announces Next Highlands Management District Public Meeting
Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) is encouraging property and business owners along Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue and the Douglass Loop to
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  • Freedom Hall Host Four Nights of High Horsepower Action (2/13/2019)

    Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires for the 2019 Championship Tractor Pull

    2018 6,350lb Modified 4×4 Truck Champion, War Wagon

    Held each year in conjunction with the National Farm Machinery Show, the Championship Tractor Pull draws more than 75,000 fans to Freedom Hall as larger-than-life machines compete for bragging rights and a share of a sizable prize purse.

    Organized in 1969, when 66 tractors competed across three classes, the pull has now grown into a premiere event that boasts dozens of drivers and machines in nearly a dozen classes including 2WD and 4×4 trucks, both gas and diesel powered, and tractors ranging from 7,500lb modified tractors to Super Stock Alcohol Tractors to the gargantuan 10,200lb Pro Stock Tractors.

    Competitors vie to reach the furthest distance while dragging a weighted sled down the dirt track created in the former Louisville Cardinal’s home in Freedom Hall.

    If seeing, hearing, and feeling the roar of the enormous machines from your seat is not enough, visitors are also encouraged to visit The Pit in Broadbent arena from 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday and from 9am to 11am on Saturday. In The Pit, visitors can check out the trucks and tractors up close and talk to the drivers and crew who make it all happen. Admission to The Pit is free.

    While the exhibits, seminars, and marketplace of the National Farm Machinery Show and access to The Pit are all free, the Championship Tractor Pull is a ticketed event and parking for both events is subject to KEC parking fees of $10. Tickets are available online or at the gate and range from $10 to $45 for single-show tickets. Passes to all four performances range from $70 to $200, depending on seating level. For attendees who want to have a premium experience during the pulls, the venue offers The Club tickets, which include livestream of the event, food, private restrooms, and cash bar service.

    An online PPV livestream of the event is also available world wide at starting at $40.

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