BOONE, IOWA, (07/10/2012) - The 2nd Annual Shootout tractor pull, sponsored by Great Lakes Hybrids and Farm Progress Show, in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Midwest Region competition, will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone, Iowa, on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m.
The Farm Progress Show will be held Aug. 28 to 30 at the Central Iowa Expo site in Boone, Iowa. The Shootout is a separate event and an admission ticket is needed for each.
Top Midwest lineup
The Shootout is on the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour. Ground-pounding Pro Stock Tractors and high-flying Light Super Stocks will compete side by side with the Pro Pulling Leagues Midwest Region Limited Pro Stock and Pro Farm Tractors. The schedule is certain to fill the night with excitement and provide a great opportunity for attendees to show their true colors in support of their favorite brand.
Pull started at 2011 show
Attendees at last year's Farm Progress Show held in Decatur, Ill. had the opportunity to add a new evening activity to their show experience when the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Midwest Region contested the first ever Great Lakes Hybrids Farm Progress Show Shootout.
The exceptional success of the first edition of the event encouraged Great Lakes Hybrids, the Farm Progress Show and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League to team up for this year’s pull to be held in Boone, Iowa.
“With the success of last year’s show, we were impressed with the attendance and the quality of the equipment we had in attendance. Great Lakes Hybrids is excited for the 2012 pull and is so thrilled to have a chance to grow with the Farm Progress Show,” said Doug Little of Great Lakes Hybrids.
The 2011 show was a dandy for the fans and attendees of the Farm Progress Show as some of the nation’s greatest competitors in the Limited Pro Stock Tractors, Super Modified Two Wheel Trucks, and Pro Stock Tractors classes came out in droves to make the pull one of the highest attended over the entire summer.
Farm Progress Show and pull timing
“We are excited to help foster this new activity in relation to the Farm Progress Show. The 2011 pull was a great one for everyone who was able to attend, and we can’t wait for this year’s event,” said Matt Jungmann, Farm Progress national events manager. "The excitement that the organizers carry with them has spread into the community, as the competitors are expected to flock to Iowa for a chance to claim top honors."
As the 2012 show and Shootout draw near and final preparations are being put in place for the upcoming events, the organizations involved couldn’t be more thrilled about showcasing pulling for the fans of the Farm Progress Show.
Don't miss this year's events
Mark your calendar for the 59th annual Farm Progress Show and, after you learn about the latest in ag technology, make your way to the fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Hybrids Farm Progress Show Shootout. Full ticket information and additional details about the pull are available online at www.WhatsSmokin.net or www.FarmProgressShow.com. The public is welcome at both events.
The 2012 Farm Progress Show takes place in Boone, Iowa, Aug. 28, 29 and 30. The exhibit field is open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for ages 13-17, and ages 12 and under are free. Discounted advance adult admission tickets are available now on the show's website. For a full schedule of events and more detailed information, visit www.FarmProgressShow.com. The 2nd Annual Shootout tractor pull is a separate event and a separate admission ticket is needed.
There's a handy Farm Progress Show app for iPhones and Android mobile phones, available in the respective devices' app markets.