YORKTON - If you like the whine of motors under strain and the smell of diesel in the air, then you’ll be excited that the Yorkton Hyundai’s Thunder in the Parkland Truck and Tractor Pulls presented by Yorkton Home Hardware is set to hit the track at the Yorkton Exhibition grounds this June.
“(The event in) 2021 was a massive success and we expect this year to be even better,” said Yorkton Exhibition Association director Brett Callin at a press conference Wednesday to officially announce the event.
Ron Kaban with Yorkton Hyundai said they are happy to be back on board as title sponsors.
“We’re pretty excited going into this,” he said, adding he had to thank Hyundai Canada for being part of the sponsorship.
Long-time local puller Larry Hilworth said it’s good to be returning to Yorkton for another year.
“Boy we’re excited to have a great weekend,” he said, adding the Yorkton pulls have been a part of the Prairie Pulling League since it launched.
Hilworth said people can expect to see a full range of pulling from mod trucks and tractors to unlimited diesel trucks to semi tractors, mini mods and three and four-engined tractors.
Vintage iron will be pulling too.
“I’ll be surprised is we don’t see 50-60 of those (vintage tractors),” said Hilworth.
Hilworth also took time to say thank you for all the people and businesses who support the event making it possible.
“It takes an army,” he said.
Advance tickets for the June 17 and 18 weekend go on sale Friday, May 6, at the YEA office and at Yorkton Hyundai.