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Thursday, August 6, 2009

2 Much Fun - A large crowd gathered for the Cherokee Thunder Tractor Pull held recently. Following this tractor's pull, the official and driver were checking for fire in the tractors engine. As you can see in the background spectators of all ages enjoyed the evening, though sometimes the action gets a little loud. Photo by Rhonda Fassler
The Cherokee Thunder Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull was recently held at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Formerly held during the Cherokee County Fair, this event has now become a stand- alone event for tractor pull enthusiasts.

Derrick Alquist , event organizer, estimated that 1,100 people attended the evening event, which featured four classes including: 6000 Super Class Stock, 9200 Super Farm Class, 8200 Diesel Super Stock and 4x4 Modified Pick-up class. An off - street two and four -wheel pull was to be held following the outlaw pull , but a round of showers came through Cherokee, ending the event with two outlaw pick-ups waiting to pull. Alquist indicated that plans are underwayto hold the event next year. He thanked all of the sponsors of the event, including: Calumet Manure Management, Builders Sharpening and Service, Dekalb Seeds, First Citizen's National Bank, Mark Cronin Trucking, Automated Waste Systems, Mark Crop Insurance, Newt's Chicken Ranch, Pitts Farms, Rasmus Realty, Local Pioneer Dealers, Tom Mummert and Son Construction, Taco John's, Titan Machinery, and Cherokee State Bank.

Alquist also gave thanks to many volunteers, including members of the Cherokee County Fair Board, for all of their assistance in making the event a success.

For more photos of the Truck and Tractor Pull, see the Tractor Pull Photo Gallery.

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