'Tennessee Style' truck, tractor pull coming to Chapel Hill

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Photo courtesy of NTPA News. Kent Payne's Diesel Superstock the "Rooster Cruzer" out of Veedersburg, Indiana.

It's hot, it's July and that only means one thing in Chapel Hill, Tenn., it's tractor and truck pulling -- Tennessee style. For those of you who have never been to a truck or tractor pull, you don't have to travel very far to see the best there is in the United States and Canada.

That's right, the Lions Superpull of the South Truck and Tractor Pull is held each year in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. This year the event will be part of the Pennzoil Cup series. This event has been voted the No. 1 truck and tractor pull in the United States and Canada for the years 2002, 2003 and 2004.

The Chapel Hill Lions Club, who sponsors the two-day event, has also received this award many other times in the 30 year history of the event. For most of the year, Chapel Hill is just another small, rural, farming community.

But come July 20 and 21, this little town of about 1,100 folks will grow to approximately 20,000 as people from all over the United States and Canada converge for the "Granddaddy" of truck and tractor pulling.

The success of this event is contributed to the southern hospitality shown by the entire community, not only to the pullers and their families, but also to the spectators who travel from everywhere to enjoy this unusual motorsports event.

The Chapel Hill Lions Club is the sponsoring organization, but it takes the entire community to make this event the success that it has enjoyed. Another reason for the popularity of the event is that after expenses, 100 percent, of the money raised is used by the Chapel Hill Lions Club to fund local and state community projects. In other words, the money is returned to the community and those who are in need.

This year's event will be held July 20-21, at Lions Memorial Sportsplex in Chapel Hill. The event will start at 7p.m. each night and will feature, two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive trucks, super stock tractors, unlimited modified dragster tractors and the ever popular mini-rod dragster tractors.

Ticket prices for General Admission are $20 per adult each night of event, $10 for children 6 thru 11 each night and children under six are free with paying adult. Reserved seating prices are $25 EACH night, or $45 for a two-night package. For ticket purchase or more information, call 931-364-2236 or visit their web site atwww.LionsSuperPull.com.