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Gustine FFA once again hosted its annual truck and tractor pulls, after a hiatus due to the pandemic. 

After a year that all pulls, FFA events, and community events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gustine FFA Chapter was excited to announce that the show was back on! 

Gustine FFA hosted its annual truck and tractor pulls in conjunction with the Valley Tractor Pullers Association on Sept. 18. 

The Gustine FFA Truck and Tractor Pulls are the largest FFA hosted pulls. This year was the 36th year Gustine FFA has hosted this event. The event, which is a fundraiser for Gustine FFA, began in 1983 as a competition to see who had the best tractor in town, and has now become a Gustine tradition. 

Usually the event is hosted on July 3, in part with the town’s 4th of July Celebration. This year we had to move the date to Sept. 18 due to Covid-19. 

Over the course of the week before the truck and tractor pulls, Frank Azevedo and  Robert Borba prepared the track by spraying water and breaking up the ground. 

All spectators were greeted by the newly elected officers, handed a sponsorship book which had the advertisements of our generous donors, and asked if they would like to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets. 

During the loud sounds, and thick smoke, spectators were able to purchase refreshments from the Ag Boosters booth, ranging from linguica sandwiches, hot dogs, candy, and drinks. 

The Gustine FFA Chapter Officers would like to thank all sponsors, spectators, pullers, and the Valley Pullers Association for allowing us to host such a successful event.