The Steel City Pullers host truck and tractor pulls throughout the summer at the West Alexander Fairgrounds in West Alexander, Pennsylvania. Pulls begin in May and end by October. Classes range from street stock gas to smoke belching diesels to "Run What Ya Brung" in the truck divisions. Tractor classes range from speed limit pulling for the close to stock tractors to the not-so-stock, "too hot to farm" tractors. All tractors and trucks are welcome to participate. There are no restrictions in terms of when the machines were manufactured. Tractors built in the 1930s, such as the Farmall M, are prevalent at the track just as much as more modern tractors like the International 1066, John Deere 4430 and even the occasional Allis-Chalmers D-21.
Our fourth pull, the two-day event that's gaining popularity, drew 317 total hooks, despite some hazy August heat.
The final pull of the year, the Ethan Day Memorial Pull, was once again our biggest date of the season, as we had a record number of trucks (for the year if not all-time), as we hooked 55 pickups, including 24 in the street diesel class. The tractors were late starting as a result, and lasted well into the early morning, finishing around 2:30. Thanks to all that hung in there for the duration, pullers, volunteers and fans alike! In all, 211 was the hook total. We appreciate all the support that allows us to come out a play with our toys once (or twice) a month.
Results are available on the link at left in PDF form to print off, so you can hang them on your fridge!
Our next event is our fall gun bash, which is November 14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now. Contact a Steel City Pullers board member for more information.
RULE CHANGES FOR 2015 (See rules page for complete rules):
All MPH classes must now run OEM-style injection pumps. No inline pumps unless factory equipped.
The 10 mph classes will be running with on-board RPM monitoring, so those planning to run in those classes needs to get the appropriate sensor, wire it up, secure the wire exposed along the outside of all sheet metal, frame, etc. and mount it into a 3-prong electrical socket in order to hook up with the monitoring device that will be on the sled.
Results are posted for the entire 2015 season. Stay tuned to our web page, as well as Facebook for updates on other events throughout the off-season and the 2016 season!