Diesel hosts a truck pull in the midst of the Heart of Illinois Fair in Peoria, Illinois. It’s the finale in a weeklong schedule (five straight nights) of trucks, tractors, and semis hooking to the sled. However, this event is reserved solely for pickup trucks—just our cup of tea. From a stock turbo diesel class to an open class that allows anyone—diesel or gas—to compete, it’s not uncommon for upwards of 60 trucks to show up.
One of the more unique aspects of this particular event is that a concrete pavilion covers 250-feet worth of the track. This means the pull can be held rain or shine. Granted, if it rains, the track has to be shortened (which is never fun for competitors) but nevertheless, the event is not 100 percent dependent on Mother Nature’s cooperation. Luckily, the rain held off until the pulls were just about over this year, and we were able to capture every inch of the 300-foot action. DW