Much Smoke, Mud, and Fun at Truck Tug

A cold night did not stop the many people who braved the weather to enjoy the truck tug this Saturday. The Kentucky Truck Tuggers held their Tug of War event yesterday at the Anderson County Park. With tires digging deep into the soil and smoke rising into the air, the contestants drove their trucks as hard as they could to win.

The Kentucky Truck Tuggers began over 30 years ago. In 2005, the truck tuggers were officially organized into a club with members and officers. They hold tugs all over the state at county fairs, festivals, and exhibitions where they help with raising money for local causes. For this past tug, all the proceeds from the concession stand and clothing sales went to the Anderson County High School Football Team.

The truck tug of wars have recently become a full blown motor sport activity. The first truck tug of war was done with just two single light bulbs placed 100 feet apart and a red rag hanging on a 30 foot cable attached to two trucks. Nowadays, to be a part of the tug, the two trucks are hooked together bumper-to-bumper with a special cable. The starting lights are then flipped and the drivers go for 30 seconds at top speed in hopes to pull their opponent the farthest.

Here are the winners from last night’s tug which includes a number from right here in Anderson County:

4300 lb 4×4:

1 – Mike Chesser, Mt Washington, Ky
2 – Brandon Ingram, Taylorsville, Ky
3 – Jonathan Crouch, Taylorsville, Ky

5500 lb 2wd:

1 – Brandon Ingram, Taylorsville, Ky
2 – Eddie Wiley, Lawrenceburg, Ky
3 – Dean Lickliter, Lawrenceburg, Ky

6000 lb 4×4:

1 – Tony Likins, Lawrenceburg, Ky
2 – Jeremy Luster, Crittenden, Ky
3 – Glenn Heightchew, Lawrenceburg, Ky

Street Stock:

1 – Dale Tilford, Fort Knox, Ky
2 – Conner Stockton, Lawrenceburg, Ky
3 – Brent Hudgens, Georgetown, Ky

For more information about the Kentucky Truck Tuggers, check out their website.

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