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Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, October 3, 2013
Brooksville fire department holds third annual pulling event

 Blake Dow in the Brooksville Fire Dept. tractor pull

Blake Dow gives it his best shot in the Brooksville Fire Department ATV and Tractor pull on Saturday, September 28 at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds.

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by Jessica Brophy

Dust was kicked up by tractors and ATVs alike at the third annual Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department ATV/Lawn Tractor pull on September 28.

Brooksville Fire Chief Matt Dow said the weather was perfect, and though he would have liked to have seen a bigger crowd at the event, those present had a great time.

The department used a “progressive sled” for the competition this year. Safety was top priority—with bragging rights a close second.

Young racer Nathan Weymouth of Charleston, who took first place in three categories, said he’s been on tractors and ATVs for years.

“It’s a livin’ thing,” he said with a shrug.

ATV

Youth 8-14 years

Nathan Weymouth 101.9’

Hannah Rankin 32’

Blake Dow 21’

Lawn Tractors—Light Weight

Nathan Weymouth 112.7’

Dalton Hamilton 79.9’

Kyle Gray 48.8’

Lawn Tractors—Heavy Weight

Nathan Weymouth 125’

Joe Gray 108’

Justin Gray 83.5’

ATV 2-wheel drive

Jeff Hamilton 59.5’

Bruce Austin 51’

James McMillan 101.7’

ATV 4-wheel drive

James McMillan 101.7’

CJ Dow 92.2’

Bruce Austin 91.1’

Side-by-side

Dave Coomer 137.8’

Bruce Austin 120.7

 Blake Dow in the Brooksville Fire Dept. tractor pull

Blake Dow gives it his best shot in the Brooksville Fire Department ATV and Tractor pull on Saturday, September 28 at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds.

Photo by Jessica Brophy
Dalton Hamilton takes second in the Brooksville Fire Department ATV and Tractor Pull

Dalton Hamilton of Sedgwick checks behind him during the tractor pull. Hamilton finished second in the lightweight tractor division with a pull of 79.9’.

Photo by Jessica Brophy
Nathan Weymouth took first place in the annual Brooksville Fire Department ATV and Tractor Pull

Young Nathan Weymouth took first place in a number of categories in the tractor pull on Saturday, September 28, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. The pull was part of the third annual Brooksville Fire Department ATV and Tractor Pull.

Photo by Jessica Brophy