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Tractor pull goes on despite mud

Grausam wins 2 classes

August 13, 2012
By Fritz Busch - Staff Writer , The Journal

NEW ULM - Despite muddy conditions Sunday, the Brown County Free Fair Tractor Pull took place with three contestants winning multiple classes.

Patrick Anton of Nicollet won the 3500 Hobby Stock and 4500 Farm Stock divisions, Greg Grausam of Sleepy Eye won the 4500 and 5500 Hobby Stock.

Other winners were Mark Grausam in the 9000 Hobby Stock, Troy Altmann, Lafayette, 9000 Hobby Stock, Ken Wiese, Comfrey, 7500 Hobby Stock; and Joshua Sandmeyer, St. James. 7500 Farm Stock.

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Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Kevin Fluegge of New Ulm and his John Deere 730 diesel tractor pull 191.88 feet in the Brown County Free Fair Tractor Pull. Fluegge placed third in the 9000 Hobby Stock class.

Mark Grausam, who has been competing in area tractor pulls for about 10 years, said it was the muddiest conditions he's ever seen.

"It's kind of like a mine field," Grausam said. "You have to avoid spots where guys earlier spun out in the mud. Sometimes they're smoothed over so you can't see them."

Grausam said the lots of antique tractors are expected for the Cobden Days tractor pull on Sunday, Sept. 2 including himself.

Top three placers

3500 Hobby Stock - 1. Lloyd Hoffmann, Nicollet 265.46. 2. Michael Portner, Roseville, 263.21. 3. Brian Spitzner, St. James, 235.5.

4500 Farm Stock 1. Patrick Anton, Nicollet, 145.73.

4500 Hobby Stock 1. Greg Grausam, Sleepy Eye 285.32. 2. Matt Petersen, Sleepy Eye, 277.47. 3. Brian Spitzner, St. James, 256.72.

5500 Farm Stock 1. Kevin Enter, Nicollet, 257.44. 2. Paul Gieseke, Courtland, 251.06. 23. Joe Hansen, Sleepy Eye 226.55.

5500 Hobby Stock 1. Greg Grausam, Sleepy Eye 258.85. 2. Curt Engels, Brookings, S.d. 256.79. 3. Erv Windschitl, Sleepy Eye 248.4.

6500 Farm Stock 1. John Spitzner, St. James, 307.44. 2. Kevin Enter, Nicollet, 304.51. 3. Paul Gieseke 302.32.

6500 Hobby Stock 1. Curt Engels, 262.18. Ken Wiese, Comfrey, 238.25. 3. Dan Petersen, Springfield, 206.76.

7500 Farm Stock 1. Josh Sandmeyer, St. James, 128.05. 2. Del Drexler, New Ulm, 118.165.

7500 Hobby Stock 1. Dan Petersen, Springfield, 207.99. 2. Wiese, 127.71.

9000 Hobby Stock 1. Mark Grausam, Sleepy Eye, 229.76. 2. Richard Michels, St. Peter 228.33. 3. Kevin Fluegge New Ulm, 191.88.

10500 Hobby Stock 1. Dave Olson New Ulm 243.28. 2. Mark Grausam, Sleepy Eye 233.92.

 
 

 

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