Five-year-old Bennett Shipman, of Bluffs, is still a big young to enjoy the tractor pulls, but he found a nice shady place behind dad’s chair where he could enjoy some cartoons on his Ipad and was a happy camper. (Carmen Ensinger/Scott County Times)
Nine-month-old Kohen Eddinger wears his sister’s earmuffs to block out the noise of the tractors just a few feet away from where he was being held by his mom. Problem was, since the earmuffs were pink, and he was so cute, everyone, photographer included, thought he was a little girl. Sorry Kohen. You are a handsome dude. (Carmen Ensinger/Scott County Times)
Hunter Smith and Wayne Bruns, both 10, chat while Bruns snacks on a sandwich while waiting for the next tractor to come up to pull. (Carmen Ensinger/Scott County Times)
Bill Pointer, of Waverly, pops up the front end as block smoke billows out of the smokestack as he takes off on his pull in the Outlaw Class. He ended up with a pull of 291.67 feet. (Carmen Ensinger/Scott County Times)
Scott Stuart, from Greenfield, doesn’t get as high off the ground with his vintage International Harvester tractor, but he still put in a good pull. (Carmen Ensinger/Scott County Times)
It was an absolute gorgeous evening for the 2021 David Lashmett Memorial Tractor Pull held Saturday at the Scott County Fairgrounds. A very large crowd of both adults and children were on hand to watch both modern and antique tractors and trucks compete to see who could pull the furthest. The event benefited the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and was sponsored by numerous local businesses and the Illinois Pullers Association.