What is Truck & Tractor Pulling?
The Western Canadian Truck & Tractor pull series is based in Saskatchewan, Canada with several different events that take place across Western Canada annually. View our schedule to find an event near you. The Western Canadian Regional Championship wants to grow the popularity of this sport as entertainment in Canada and will continue this growing success by offering the best in purse money, contingencies and hospitality for both the fans and the competitors.
Truck & tractor pulling is a heavy and very powerful Motorsport competition that is popular in America, Europe and Australia which requires modified trucks & tractors to pull a mechanical weight transfer machine known as a “sled” along a 300 foot track with the winner being the competitor who can pull the sled the farthest.
What do the trucks and tractors pull?
All competitors in their respective class pull the sled with the same settings and weight. If a competitor pulls the sled past the 300 foot mark this is known as a “full pull”. When more than one competitor makes a full pull the sled is re-set and there is a pull-off between the competitors. The sled or mechanical weight transfer machine consists of a weight box with 30,000 pounds that moves from the rear of the machine to the front by a system of transmission gears and sprockets. This is driven by the rear wheels transferring the weight from behind the axles to the pan which results in a downward force on the pan that is hooked to the competition vehicle; ultimately creating a lot of resistance Today's trucks & tractors can achieve theoretical speeds over 125 mph.
Who competes in the events?
The Western Canadian Regional Championship series is an open invitation event that attracts competitors and fans from thousands of miles. The series will include numerous events throughout the season across Western Canada which will take place from May to October typically as two day sessions. An estimated 10,000+ fans come together at these events to watch competitors from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Oregon, and North Dakota battle it out for the glory of a win!
The competitors are building leaner and meaner machines these days. As technology and competitiveness increase so does the excitement for the fans; today’s events offer a wider variety of classes and divisions. You will also now see women and younger competitors getting involved in the sport as well.