Truck and tractor pull expected to give a big boost to the Tomah area

By: Sarah Moon
By: Sarah Moon

TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- A national truck and tractor pull that starts Thursday is expected to bring tens of thousands of people to Tomah, and millions of dollars into the area’s economy.

This year marks the 38th annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull.

It’s at the Tomah Recreation Park.

“This event does a lot not just for Tomah, but the entire region,” said Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Hanson.

Hanson said 75,000 are expected to show up as long as the weather cooperates.

He said every year the event brings in more and more money.

The most recent economic impact study shows the region brought in $15 million, because of the event.

“Tomah is thriving, and it has a lot to do with events like this with our mayor, with our council, with our chamber and with our convention and visitors bureau board members and just our members in general,” said Hanson.

Competitors said they keep coming back, because of the people and the hospitality.

“They’ve always a had a good track here, good people around here and it’s just fun to be here,” said Esdon Lehn.

“It’s just a great place to come. People here treat us well the community treats us well and it’s a really good track for us to pull on,” said Kyloe Knapp.

The truck and tractor pull runs through Sunday.

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