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Rumble in the Valley rolls into Viola Saturday
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The Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull is set for this Saturday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Viola Valley Homecoming.

This will be the last event of the day and tickets will be available at gate. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12-years-old. Children 5 and under get in free. 

“All of this is depending on the weather,” said Sam McColloch, one of the organizers.

The weather forecast for Saturday does not look promising with a chance of scattered thunderstorms, but according to Debbie Smartt, who is another event organizer, the track is already wet, but things are good to go right now.

“It’s been so scattered, so it’s hard to tell up until the last minute. If it rains on Saturday, that will put a different slant on it,” said Smartt.

The truck and tractor pull is usually the biggest draw at the Viola Valley Homecoming. This year, they are not doing The On the Road Again Show, so that leaves more time for the three different pulls. 

The Warren County Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull is first followed by the children’s pedal pull, and the Rumble in the Valley Truck and Tractor Pull ends the day.

The truck and tractor pull is a Middle Tennessee Pullers Association-sanctioned event with the following classes: 4,300 lb. Mini Truck, 5,500 lb. Super Stock Truck, 6,200 lb. Pro Stock Truck, 5,500 lb. Economy Hot Rod Tractor, 6,200 lb. LLSS Tractors, 5,800 lb. Pro-Stock 2WD Truck.

The unsanctioned classes with hook fees of $20 are: Single Wheel 8,000 lb. and under Farm Stock, Single Wheel 8,001 lb. to 12,500 lb. Farm Stock, Single Wheel 12,501 lb. and over Farm Stock, Dual Wheel Tractor, Front Wheel Assist Tractor, and Street Truck Gas. First place trophies will be awarded to first place winners in each class. 

Other classes include 12,500 lb. Farm Stock at six miles per hour, and 12,500 lb. Farm Stock open speed. Tennessee Pullers rules will apply. 

Assuming that the rain holds off, this event will start at 6:30 p.m. at 10301 Viola Rd. Smartt hopes this event, “provides a lot of entertainment to the crowd.”