The Bernie Tractor Pull

Sponsored by the Lions Club, The Bernie Tractor Club held a Tractor Pull on September 13, 2008.  The Tractor Pull was a great success with over 150 pulls and entries from not only the Bernie area, but from Dudley, Malden, Fisk, Dexter, Bloomfield, Parma, Puxico, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, and Wappepello.  Participants also came from as far away as Piggott and Maynard,  Arkansas.

 

   

Pullers competed throughout the day for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies

   

 

 

Larry Pritchett, of Fisk, was a big winner in the day's events

 

Nathan Tilmon of Bernie on his 1951 DC Case

      

Henry Tilmon of Bernie on his 1948 DC Case and the driver of this Minneapolis Moline take competitions seriously.  Henry places 3rd in his category, the Stock 6500.

 

      

     

The tractor pull was put together through the help and hard work of many volunteers.  Thanks to the Bernie Lions Club, Bernie Development,  the Bernie Tractor Club, and all who donated their time to make the pull a great success.  

 

       

The 1st Assembly of God Church sold hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks to the spectators throughout the day, with proceeds going to aid their youth group. 

 

          

Spectators enjoyed the day's activities

        

 

 

Complete List of Classes and Winners

Stock 2750 

1st place  Kevin Bowman,1951 Allis Chalmer, 79.2 ft

2nd place Kevin McClung, Parma, 1943 B John Deere, 71.5 ft

3rd place Chris Parsley, Dudley, 1945 Allis Chalmer, 69.8 ft

Stock 3000

1st place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 1951 MT John Deere, 92.6 ft

2nd place Paige Kean, Malden, 1952 Super C Farmall, 89.3 ft

3rd place Chris Parsley, Dudley, 1945 C Allis Chalmer, 83.8 ft

 Stock 3250

1st place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 1951 MT John Deere, 134.4 ft

2nd place Cordell Stewart, Wappepello, 1939 B John Deere, 99.8 ft

3rd place Paige Kean, Malden, 1952 Super C Farmall, 96.5 ft 

Super Stock 3250

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1939 WC HC, 145.2 ft

2nd place Nichele McClung, Parma, 1953 Super C Farmall, 144.3 ft 

Stock 3500

1st place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 1951 MT John Deere, 162.8 ft

2nd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1957 H Farmall, 161.4 ft

3rd place Mark Miller, Bloomfield, 1947 H Farmall, 148.7 ft 

Super Stock 3500

1st place Kevin Bowman, Sikeston, 1948 WD, 171.6 ft

2nd place Nichele McClung, Parma, 1953 Super C Farmall, 170.2 ft

3rd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1939 WC HC, 155.9 ft 

Stock 4000

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1953 H Farmall, 179.8 ft

2nd place Mark Miller, Bloomfield, 1947 H Farmall, 169.4 ft

3rd place Caleb Joiner, Fisk, 1952 50 John Deere, 161.9 ft

Super Stock 4000

1st place Jim Davis, Sikeston, 1948 WD, 179.5 ft

2nd place Elbert Gilooly, Bloomfield, 1941 H Farmall, 176.2 ft

3rd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1939 WC, 172.9 ft 

Stock 4500

1st place Caleb Joiner, Malden, Z Minneapolis Moline, 123.7 ft

2nd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1952 M Farmall, 178.4 ft

3rd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1953 H Farmall, 177.3 ft 

Super Stock 4500

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk,1988 Oliver, 244.7 ft

2nd  place Kevin McClung, Parma, 1945 M, 227.1 ft

3rd place Elbert Gilooly, Bloomfield, 1941 H Farmall, 219.4 ft 

Open 4500

1st place Miles Browning, Puxico, 1936 A John Deere, 220.2 ft

2nd place John Inman, Poplar Bluff, 1958 460 Farmall, 207.0 ft 

Stock 5000

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1952 M Farmall, 223.5 ft

2nd place Caleb Jones, Fisk, 1953 50 John Deere, 222.2 ft

3rd place Mark Miller, H Farmall, 215.3 ft 

Super Stock 5000

1st place Kevin McClung, Parma, 1945 M, 227.9 ft

2nd place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1950 88 Oliver, 225.7 ft

3rd place Jim Davis, Sikeston, 1948 WD, 207.9 ft 

Open 5000

1st place Miles Browning, Puxico, 1936 A John Deere, 206.5 ft

2nd place John Inman, Poplar Bluff, 460 Farmall, 179.8 ft 

Stock 5500

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1952 770 Oliver, 211.7 ft

2nd place Robert King, Sikeston, 1951 DC Case, 213.1 ft

3rd place Mike Brown, Poplar Bluff, 1958 770 Oliver, 211.7 ft 

Super Stock 5500

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1950 88 Oliver, 256.5 ft

2nd place Kevin McClung, Parma, 1945 M, 249.9 ft

3rd place Nathan Goldschmidt, Piggot AR, 227.9 ft 

Open 5500

1st place Miles Browning, Puxico, 1936 A John Deere, 228.8 ft

2nd place John Inman, Poplar Bluff, 460 Farmall, 221.1 ft

3rd place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, G John Deere, 215.8 ft 

Stock 6000

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1952 M Farmall, 256.5 ft

2nd place Austin Bird, Sikeston, 1958  350 Farmall, 231.0 ft

3rd place Robert King, Sikeston, 1951 DC Case, 229.3 ft 

Super Stock 6000

1st place Larry Pritchett, Fisk, 1950 88 Oliver, 277.7 ft

2nd place Kevin McClung, Trailback AR, 1945 M, 276.3 ft

3rd place Nathan Goldschmidt, Piggott AR, H Farmall, 250.2 ft 

Stock 6500

1st place Kevin McClung, Trailback AR, M Farmall, 295.0 ft

2nd place Shaun Bird, Sikeston, 1962 460 Farmall, 275.2 ft

3rd place Henry Tilmon, Bernie, 1948 DC Case, 234.0 ft 

Super Stock 6500

1st place Nathan Goldschmidt, Piggott, V Moline, 269.7 ft

2nd place Chuck Stewart, DC Case, 268.9 ft

3rd place Terry Jones, Piggott AR, 1950 B John Deere, 262.9 ft 

Open 6500

1st place Miles Browning, Puxico, 1936 A John Deere, 283.2 ft

2nd place Garry Tate, Maynard AR, 1953 G John Deere, 263.1 ft

3rd place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 46 G John Deeere, 261.2 ft

 Stock 7000

1st place Shawn Bird, Sikeston, 1962 460 Farmall, 277.2 ft

2nd place Jim Cox, MM, 264.0 ft

3rd place Terry Tilmon, Bernie, 1951 DC Case, 262.6 ft

Super Stock 7000

1st place Terry Jones, Piggott, 1950 B John Deere, 271.4 ft 

Open 7000

1st place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 1946 G John Deere, 214.2 ft

2nd place Garry Tate Maynard AR, 1953 G John Deere, 181.2 ft

3rd place Terry Jones, Piggot AR, 1950 B John Deere, 172.9 ft 

Stock 7500

1st place Dewey Inman, Poplar Bluff, 730 John Deere, 220.2 ft

2nd place Lee Inman, Poplar Bluff, G 60 Moline, 217.8 ft

3rd place Terry Tilmon, Bernie, 1951 DC Case, 193.6 ft

Super Stock 7500

1st place Aaron Jones, 149.3 ft 

Open 7500

1st place Jim Cox, Dexter, G 6, 236.2 ft

2nd place Andrew Wilson, Dexter, 1946 G John Deere, 213.4 ft

3rd place Garry Tate, Maynard AR, 1953 G John Deere, 190.3 ft 

All 8000

1st place Dewey Inman, Poplar Bluff, 730 John Deere, 305.8 ft

2nd place Jim Cox, Dexter, Minneapolis Moline, 215.8 ft

3rd place Ralph Williams, Campbell, 1953 R John Deere,  177.1 ft 

All 8500

1st place Garry Tate, G John Deere, 243.3 ft

2nd place Jim Cox, Minneapolis Moline, 216.9 ft

3 rd place Ralph Williams, Campbell, 1993 R John Deere, 179.8 ft 

All 9000

1st place Jim Cox, Minneapolis Moline, 226.0 ft

Butch Barnes of Bernie on his 1951 DC Case Tractor

 

 

   

Competitions were fierce but all had a good time