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Tractor pulling : tearing it up
Hoblin, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Company, [2014]
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
"Learn about the history, mechanics, technology, and the famous drivers connected to tractor-pulling competitions."--
General Note:
Includes index.
What is tractor pulling? -- Tractor-pulling rules -- Tractors and trucks -- The drivers.
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 1.0 162695.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.4 4 Quiz: 63590.
Format :


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Material Type
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TL233.3 .H63 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Did you know that tractor-pulling vehicles can have as many as six engines in one tractor? These engines come from vehicles such as jets, speedboats, and tanks! The tractors need as much power as they can get to drag huge amounts of weight down the track. In fact, tractor pulling is considered the world's most powerful motor sport.

Enter the Dirt and Destruction Sports Zone to learn about the history, mechanics, technology, and the famous drivers connected to tractor-pulling competitions. You'll learn:
Who decided one engine just wasn't enough for his tractor.
How a blind tractor puller can compete and win.
Which rules have made tractor pulling safer.
How you can try tractor pulling.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-With scenes of soaring, crashing, speeding vehicles, these books' covers will easily convince young readers to give them a try. The readable prose has plenty to offer as well, with straightforward introductions to each sport. There's a surprising amount of detail in the simply written text, supplemented by excellent graphics and photos. Each volume offers a spread that clearly labels the main features of each vehicle; for example, paddle tires with deep grooves help mud-encrusted trucks race faster. Readers will learn about rules and strategy, races and venues, as well as the origins of the sport. Anecdotes and quotes enliven the text, with thumbnail sketches of participants ranging from well-known rally car driver Travis Pastrana to George Toone, who is blind but participates in antique tractor events. These well-written books will appeal to a wide audience. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.