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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Devin's new Buddy




When we got there Friday afternoon there were a few spots left in the infield. We decided to pull in there. Well they had just got 2 inches of rain so of course we got stuck. Well we managed to get pulled into a spot. With a John Deere!! So another puller parked beside us. They had a little boy named Matthew 19 months. Devin is 18 months. So they got along and played well together. They even shared there toys. Devin is excited to meet up with Matthew again and play.
Karen and Seth even came down Sat. to watch the pull along with there dog Macy. The kids loved the dog.
All weekend Devin was riding his little john deere tractor(acting like his daddy)! Full Pull!!
The first night David pulled and got fifth place. Not bad for working on the tractor till 3am thurs morning then finally leaving fri at 10am. They worked there tail ends off. Thanks to everyone that helped. Then Sat night David pulled again, he was first to hook in the class and pulled a 280. They decided to lighten the sled. So he dropped to the last of the class. There were 9 in the class. The leader had went 292.8. So that was magic number to beat. Well no one had pulled that far. Finally Renegade Deere was up. Well there was no smoke in the staging area. We were a little discouraged sitting in the stands. Hoping nothing was wrong after all that hard work. The announcer then said renegade deere is back working hard trying to get it fixed. Finally some smoke. David was pulled up to the sled with the tracker. He started it and away he went. The announcer then said it is close. 293.1 So he beat him by inches. I was so excited!! I saw him win his 2nd grand national pull ever. He won the weekend before at Tomah WS. One of the biggest pulls of the season. He even got his pic in the New York Times. I get to excited when he pulls I never can get a good picture. I'm to nervous! Maybe next time.

2 comments:

Allon & Amber said...

That's so great!! Big Congrats to you both!! Yeah!!
I am the same way...I can never take pics at big events...I get the shakes!! When Allon got his undergrad all our pics were blurry so I made sure someone else had the camera for his Master's. Hand that camera over to someone so you can have pics!! YEAH again!!

Gene and Annie Luidhardt said...

Good Job David!!!!!!