Daily Buzz: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls
Youngsters will be putting pedals to the metal on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is sponsored by Jockey International and is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old.
In pedal tractor pull, the kids pedal a special pedal-powered tractor pulling a sled that is a mini-version of the type used in engine-powered pulling competitions. The farther the competitor pedals, the heavier and harder to pull the sled becomes. The person that pulls the farthest with the most weight wins.
The competition is divided up into four classes: 5 to 6 year olds, 7 to 8 year olds, 9 to 10 year olds and 11 to 12 year olds. Prizes are awarded for the top finishers.
Competitors can register between 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday of fair week at the 4-H exhibit buildings. The pull takes place nearby starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday and 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
This year’s fair runs from Aug. 17 through Aug. 21.