When BangShift reader Eric contacted the home office and asked if we would be interested in a load of photos from the 2012 Keystone National truck and tractor pull held in Harrisburg, PA we jumped at the chance. There’s nothing neater than the wretched horsepower excesses of this sport and when you add all that brute strength in with the cool paint jobs, names, and trucks/tractors used to compete, it is gearhead perfection. Whether is it multi-engine tractors, multi-turbocharged diesels, or blown Hemi powered 4wd trucks that you fancy, this event had them and Eric shot photos of them.
If you have never attended one of these events we can’t urge you enough to go check it out at least once. We’re taking blown big blocks and Hemi engines turning 7,000RPM while virtually crawling along throwing dirt and clay everywhere as well as diesel tractors making thousands of horsepower and torque that rivals that of ocean going tug boats. There are also classes for modified street trucks that will make you want to go and wrench on your diesel daily driver in the parking lot of the arena. Kids love this stuff because the trucks and tractors are (for the most part) brightly painted and have cool and funny names. There is an element to this sport that drag racing lost a while ago and that’s the fun and somewhat cartoonish nature of the vehicles involved. This gallery will show you a lot of that.
Thanks to Eric for the photos!