DCTPA gets first tractor pull of season


Greenville hosts first DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull of the 2020 Coronavirus season.

By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



An antique Minneapolis-Moline pulls for distance at the Darke County Tractor Pullers Association’s first pull of the season.

An antique Minneapolis-Moline pulls for distance at the Darke County Tractor Pullers Association’s first pull of the season.


Fans get a wheelie at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull.


A powerfull pickup makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.


An antique John Deere pulls at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past show.


An antique International Harvestor makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.


Clare, Michigan’s John Moore makes the first pull of the year for the DCTPA pulling in the 9,000 Farm Stock with his ’63 John Deere 4010.


Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com

A truck works its way down the track at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at the 2020 Greenville Farm Power of the past.


Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Tractor Pullers Association (DCTPA) held its first tractor pulls of season at the recent Greenville Farm Power of the Past at the Darke County Fairgrounds.

“This is our first outdoor pull for us due to COVID-19,” said trackside announcer Duane Edwards. “We have five or six more days counting the fair but it has just been a mess.”

“We have our Power of the Past show and a few of us thought probably should cancel it but I’m sure glad we didn’t now – we’ve got a heck of a show,” Edwards added. “It’s just unbelievable.”

Friday night had the “big boys” Truck and Tractor Pull in front of the grandstand with Clare, Michigan’s John Moore making it down the dirt track pulling in the 9,000 Farm Stock with his ’63 John Deere 4010 to get the show underway with the first run of the season for the DCTPA.

“We have some guys coming in here from the Regional and National circuits,” said DCTPA Hall of Famer Duane Edwards. “They will be back here again at the Great Darke County Fair.”

“They are doing some test hooks,” Edward continued. “One guy has a three turbin-modified and he just put another motor on it. He wants to see if it will run because if it does he’s going to Pennsylvania tomorrow and pull.”

The DCTPA followed all guidelines set down by the local Health Department and were pleased to follow the guidelines in keeping everyone safe.

“We had every other isle blocked off in the grand stand so they don’t get close,” Edwards noted, “and they have tape on the seats six feet apart but as long as you’re family you can sit in a group.”

The second day of pulling had the Antique Tractor pull taking place under Saturday morning sunny skies.

“Anytime you can have a tractor pull it’s a good night,” Edwards concluded. “We’re all family.”

An antique Minneapolis-Moline pulls for distance at the Darke County Tractor Pullers Association’s first pull of the season.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_c-DCTPA-Antique-Tractor-Pull-1-.jpgAn antique Minneapolis-Moline pulls for distance at the Darke County Tractor Pullers Association’s first pull of the season.

Fans get a wheelie at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_d-DCTPA-Truck-Tractor-Pull-3-.jpgFans get a wheelie at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull.

A powerfull pickup makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_e-DCTPA-Truck-Tractor-Pull-136-.jpgA powerfull pickup makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.

An antique John Deere pulls at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past show.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_f-DCTPA-Antique-Tractor-Pull-27-.jpgAn antique John Deere pulls at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past show.

An antique International Harvestor makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_g-DCTPA-Antique-Tractor-Pull-26-.jpgAn antique International Harvestor makes a pull at the 2020 Greenville Power of the Past.

Clare, Michigan’s John Moore makes the first pull of the year for the DCTPA pulling in the 9,000 Farm Stock with his ’63 John Deere 4010.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_a-DCTPA-Truck-Tractor-Pull-27-.jpgClare, Michigan’s John Moore makes the first pull of the year for the DCTPA pulling in the 9,000 Farm Stock with his ’63 John Deere 4010. Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com

A truck works its way down the track at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at the 2020 Greenville Farm Power of the past.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_b-DCTPA-Truck-Tractor-Pull-1-.jpgA truck works its way down the track at the DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull at the 2020 Greenville Farm Power of the past. Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com
Greenville hosts first DCTPA Truck and Tractor Pull of the 2020 Coronavirus season.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330