Craig Allen’s Neighborhood Tractor Race Results [PHOTOS]
It's the day that my whole neighborhood waits for...Tractor Race Day!
It is truly the social event (and sporting event) of the year!
To catch you up, there's a pre-race party, the race (which lasts about 8 minutes), and then a post-race party (with trophy presentation) that lasts well into the night....
To check out the pre-race activities and photos, click here!
So, its a serious race...
...in that it is serious fun!
As race time approaches, the excitement builds! This year, my riders (above) are new to the race...and, they are prepared! Note the bucket of water balloons...
As more last-minute racers join the line, and the crowd continues to grow...
...several of us past race winners share a moment by the "mowercycle." I rode this "tractor" to victory in the 2011 race! Good times!
Race time draws near....
Can you feel the anticipation?!
Race Host Jerry (literally) shouts out last-minute instructions, and reveals the race route!
After we sing our national anthem...its time for the words that all racers have waited a year to hear: "Ladies and Gentlemen...start your engines!"
A thumbs up means that your engine is running...and you are ready to RACE!
Did I mention that around 20 tractors all starting up at the same time is...LOUD?
And the 2014 Tractor Race is UNDERWAY!
Did I mention...
...spectators are encouraged to bring water balloons and/or super soakers, too?
And, we have a winner!
But who is it?
Our newest neighbor...
Andy and his family moved in two weeks ago!
Congratulations on your new home...and welcome to the neighborhood in a BIG way!
Andy will proudly display the trophy til next Memorial Day Weekend...and over the next year, he will sign his name to the trophy and add something to it that represent his "winning" personality.
By the way...no, I did not come in last.
Til 2015, Race Fans!