Thunder in Tornado Alley returns to the Grady County Fair

 The Grady County Fair, set for August 25-27 will light up with thunder and smoke on Friday and Saturday with the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling event.
 Set in the 3,000 seat open air rodeo arena, the monster trucks and tractors will shake the ground when they fire up to do their pull.
 This group of power enthusiasts were formed in 1982 and are the largest of three sanctioned national pulling associations. The OTTPA has 16 classes and more than 350 competing vehicles – making it the best in truck and tractor pulling for fans, competitors, and promoters in the Midwest.
 The Grady County Fair is hosting the event for the second time in as many years and will feature 4 classes of top notch entertainment. The show will open with a street stock 4×4 class in which local residents will have the chance to compete in an all-out ‘run what you brung’ battle for part of almost $20,000 dollar purse.
 Following the open class the big multi-engine modified tractors will stir up the dust in the arena, followed by the smoke rolling 10,000 pound pro-stock tractors, and last but not least, the ground pounding super modified 2wd trucks.
 There will be some exhibition pulls that will be unlike anything ever seen in Chickasha.
 Professional pullers from all over the Midwest will be showing their stuff. That includes the Yarick family from Rich Hill, MO and the famous Dirtslingin’ Deere which swept the pro stock class in Chickasha 4 years in a row. Our Pro stock point champion from 2020 comes from Nordhiem, TX and the operator is only 17 years old. Justin Gallion from Edmond will be piloting his Modified Tractor called Lotta Dirt and his newest 2wd truck Wild Side.
 In the 2wd class there are some of the toughest trucks in the world. Two of these truck have won the biggest tractor pull in the US the National Farm Machinery Show held each February in Louisville, KY.
 Josh Runion of Chickasha is the promoter for this show. When he is not promoting a show, he is announcing at other similar shows.
 Runion said, “I Am proud to have the Outlaws returning to Chickasha, and to have the chance to share with my hometown what I get to do. It has been years since the pulls have been held here in Chickasha until the Outlaws returned last year”.
 The show will have an open pit area where fans can meet the drivers, take pictures, get autographs and get up close to the monster machines.
 The pit area is free with a paid ticket. Tickets are $20 each and kids 5 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 4:30, the excitement begins at 7:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday.