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Russia: Rural Russians in Turbo tractors tear up the track at Bizon01:00

Russia: Rural Russians in Turbo tractors tear up the track at Bizon

Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don
June 2, 2013 at 01:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Rural Russians in Turbo tractors tear up the track at Bizon

Turbo-charged tractors ripped apart a dirt track in Russia's Black Sea City Rostov-on-Don in the eleventh annual 2013 Bizon Track Show, Saturday. Rural drivers of high-powered agricultural machines competed in seven different events, pushing their motors to the limit as massive rear tractor wheels churned across the course.

First organised in 2002, the Bizon Track Show grew in popularity with each new annual event, the only one of its kind held in Russia. Tens of thousands of spectators turned up to cheer on their favourite steel and rubber giant. Racers competed in time trials, navigation of water obstacles, paired races, and speed runs on a four kilometre (2.5 mile) track between Rostov and the nearby Black Sea city of Taganrog.

Although every tractor is built on a base model called the 'Belarus', competing teams engage in upgrades and technological enhancements to the motor and drivetrain in the hopes of building the fastest tractor. The competition track is eight kilometres (five miles) long.

Over 40 participants, aged 18 or older, competed for the top prize of a brand new tractor. Other winners received various agricultural tools. Bizon says on its website that the purpose of the event is to popularise the mechanic profession and to increase respect and awareness of Russia's agricultural industry.

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Russia: Rural Russians in Turbo tractors tear up the track at Bizon

Turbo-charged tractors ripped apart a dirt track in Russia's Black Sea City Rostov-on-Don in the eleventh annual 2013 Bizon Track Show, Saturday. Rural drivers of high-powered agricultural machines competed in seven different events, pushing their motors to the limit as massive rear tractor wheels churned across the course.

First organised in 2002, the Bizon Track Show grew in popularity with each new annual event, the only one of its kind held in Russia. Tens of thousands of spectators turned up to cheer on their favourite steel and rubber giant. Racers competed in time trials, navigation of water obstacles, paired races, and speed runs on a four kilometre (2.5 mile) track between Rostov and the nearby Black Sea city of Taganrog.

Although every tractor is built on a base model called the 'Belarus', competing teams engage in upgrades and technological enhancements to the motor and drivetrain in the hopes of building the fastest tractor. The competition track is eight kilometres (five miles) long.

Over 40 participants, aged 18 or older, competed for the top prize of a brand new tractor. Other winners received various agricultural tools. Bizon says on its website that the purpose of the event is to popularise the mechanic profession and to increase respect and awareness of Russia's agricultural industry.