For the second year in a row, the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo in Barriere, will be holding Lawn Tractor Races. This year the races will be sponsored by Douglas Lake Equipment and Insight Tire and Auto for the Labour DAy weekend event.
The lawn tractor jockeys will race all three days of the fair. Races will be held on Saturday, Sept. 1, right before the fall fair parade reaches the grandstands. On Sunday right before the rodeo performance starts; and finally on Monday right after the Heavy Horse event.
This year there will be two classes: Stock Lawn Tractor (22hp max); and Modified Stock Lawn Tractor (22hp max). Each will have trophies and prizes for first, second and third place winners.
There will also be a People’s Choice for the best looking tractor; participants are encourage to decorate their machines so they can take part in the People’s Choice. Ballots for voting for the People’s Choice will be available at the Douglas Lake Equipment booth during the Fair.
One thing lawn tractor jockeys need to know – you MUST have a valid B.C. drivers license to race your tractor.
Another important thing to note – cutting blades MUST be removed from all tractors.
Regarding personal safety equipment, no entry to the track will be allowed unless ALL the following gear is evident: CSA/DOT approved helmet with visors or goggles; gloves; long pants; boots which cover the ankles; and a jacket or long sleeved shirt. It is recommended, but not required, that all drivers wear body safety apparel such as motorcross upper body gear.
The deadline for submitting your entry will be Aug. 31, and will be limited to the first 16 entries received in each class – so the earlier you register, the better your chances of getting to race.
To get a full list of the rules, with all the “do’s and don’ts”, contact organizer Frank Holt at 250-318-1374 or 250-672-9292.
Trophies will be presented to the first, second, and third place winners of the feature races in compliance with the rules. Final results will be tabulated after completion of all races on that day and an awards presentation will be held.
Prizes provided by the hosting venue will be awarded to top three drivers in each class on that day.
Find more about the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo by going to: www.fallfair-rodeo.com