On Saturday, the Cherry Grove Leisure and Agricultural Society held its sixth Annual Garden Tractor Races in Cherry Grove.
CHERRY GROVE – On Saturday, the Cherry Grove Leisure and Agricultural Society held its sixth Annual Garden Tractor Races in Cherry Grove.
Natalie Hamiliton, committee employee with the society said final 12 months they’d greater than 500 folks stroll via the gate to look at about 34 tractor entries. This 12 months, there have been over 600 spectators and 37 racers took half within the day.
Amongst this 12 months’s racers was group Shake ‘n Bake Racing. They journey throughout Alberta in the summertime competing in varied tractor races. Additionally, no less than two of final 12 months’s winners – one within the Tremendous Modified Class, and one from the Modified Class – had been again to compete.
This 12 months noticed six entrants registered within the Inventory Class class, the place the minimal age to compete is 12 years outdated and the most garden mower dimension permitted is 28-horsepower. No push begin mowers are allowed, and mowers have to be residential mowers.
9 entries in Tremendous Modified Class took half within the day, the place the minimal age to race is 16. All entries should have a hood, rear fenders and appear like a garden mower.
Within the Modified Class, 22 opponents took half. The minimal age to race within the class is 14 years outdated. All engines have to be entrance mounted, agricultural-style single or twin cylinder initially geared up on garden tractors, and engine modifications are restricted to exterior elements.
Occasion officers may transfer riders up a category to make sure a good race.
Throughout the morning registration window, riders may decide their very own quantity if it wasn’t already taken and line up for inspections. After particular person timed laps, teams raced collectively in several heats. The qualifying lap’s time decided which warmth racers had been put in.
At midday, the races began with three heats of Inventory Class racing, adopted by a number of heats of Modified and Tremendous Modified Racing. After the races, there was an awards ceremony the place winners obtained garden tractor blades.
Organizers moved the date of this 12 months’s occasion so it would not compete with Chilly Lake’s Excessive Mudfest, and after the races, Cherry Poolza started at 5 p.m., with leisure all through the night by Mainsteet Band and the Renee Malo Band, together with meals vans and fireworks.
All funds raised throughout the day and night occasions will go towards enhancing or upgrading the constructing or property on the society grounds. A closing quantity raised was not but obtainable.
1st place – Janine Penney #9
2nd place – Valeric Energy #13
third place – Robert Winchester #38
1st Place – Aaron Pottelberg #14
2nd Place – Dallen Jurick #2
third Place – Nathan Zacharias #11
1st Place – Rocky Robinson #500
2nd Place – Kelsie Grundner #7
third Place – Robert Winchester #95