Host farmer at Tomah tractor pull

Farmer Denny Jakobi is pulling in Tomah at the wheel of Black Stallion II during a 2013 competition.

Tomah, Wisconsin, expects 70,000 spectators to watch the Budweiser Super National Pull, which features the top drivers from across the nation, Canada and Europe. Drivers will compete for a purse of more than $200,000 in cash and awards.

“Fan Appreciation Day” begins at 7 p.m. June 20. Fans can bring any receipts from June 1 through June 20, 2019, from Kwik Trip to a ticket booth to receive $5 off each ticket.

At 9 a.m. June 21 the Pullers Kids Klub will open to children ages 14 and younger. The event is sponsored by Renk Seed and WCOW Radio. Free T-shirts, lunch, beverages and driver autographs make the event fun for adults and children alike. As many as three children ages 14 and younger can attend the noon June 21 show free with a paid adult. In 2018 more than 500 children participated in the event.

At 5:30 p.m. June 21 the “Salute To The Military” motorcycle parade will begin with pre-show activities. There will be more than 200 motorcycles in the parade. As a tribute, all military, active and retired military personnel with a military ID will receive admission for the price of $15 to either show June 21. The reduced price represents a savings of $9 per ticket.

As a special attraction, live music will begin at 5:30 p.m. and a display of military equipment will be presented by the U. S. Army Receiving Station of Onalaska, Wisconsin. If anyone is interested in participating in the motorcycle parade call 608-372-2081 for more information.

At 3 p.m. June 21 and 22 the High Mileage Band will provide live music in the beer garden and will entertain again at 10 p.m. at the same venue.

At 6 p.m. June 22 the salute to the “American Farmer” will be held, featuring Wisconsin local FFA members and advisers.

Admission is free to the grounds. All weekend fans can enjoy the arts and crafts booths as well as a flea market. Commercial exhibitors will include Case IH, the Shell Rotella Road Show, Peterbilt and Renk Seeds.

Spectators continue to have the opportunity to have an up-close and personal look at all the pulling trucks and tractors in the open-pit area. Truck and tractor pulling is one of the few motorsports events that still allow fans to go into the pit area, to see and visit with their favorite drivers for free.

The Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals have a substantial economic effect on the area. A survey taken by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse shows an economic impact of more than $15 million on local communities. In addition the local nonprofit organizations raise more than $100,000 per year to fund their organizations and special community projects.

Shows are held at 7 p.m. June 20, noon and 7 p.m. June 21, and noon and 7 p.m. June 22. Visit tomahtractorpull.com for more information.