Racing on tractors in the Crimea
• Racing on tractors in the Crimea
In Crimea, passed the next International tractor race. Traditionally, these races are held in early September for the third consecutive year. The event is held Simferopol Extreme Club "bomb" in order to increase the prestige of the profession of tractor mechanics and engaging in the agricultural sector of new young professionals.
In a serious struggle clashed tractor from the Crimea, Ukraine and Russia, so the race is rightly have international status.
The beginning of the competition is scheduled for 10 am, but some participants have come here before and even early in the morning, you can catch them still asleep:
the competition track is located near Simferopol in quite a beautiful place called beam "tuba". length of the route - 1000 meters, it is replete with sharp turns, water hazards and mud areas:
The tractor park are the final preparations before the race, the mechanics conjure with the settings and drivers receive final instructions from their colleagues who came to cheer for them:
As the riders quite superstitious people, then on each tractor is necessarily present any detail, which should lead to the victory of his master:
To participate in the race are allowed only by specially trained tractor. They must be installed a safety cage and retaining straps that will protect the rider when coups and contact the struggle, and they are not uncommon in such races:
Motors is also specially formulated for racing: increase capacity, reliability, and establish special protection against ingress of water into the engine while overcoming water fords:
The award is waiting for the winner:
1st place - 50 000 UAH, cup, diploma and the title of "Best tractor Ukraine 2011"
2nd place - UAH 25 000, cup, diploma.
3rd place - UAH 10 000, cup, diploma.
1st place - a cow;
Rank 2 - piglet;
3rd place - sheep.
At 9:30 racers gather at the prelaunch briefing, which provides data on the state of the road, right at the start of output and other important information:
And this is the main judge of the competition, answers the questions of the drivers:
At 10:00 the official start of the competition, tractors go out of the park on the road, where they will present the audience:
So the first tractors come to the start. The race itself consists of 8 stages, among which there are races with a load on the trailer, turn on a narrow site and riding back and forth on a straight section of 30 meters in length:
have suffered, tractors, smoking exhaust, racing on the highway, give up, no one thinks without a fight:
Russian rider passes water and mud site, literally flying at him:
Tractors from all travel flop in huge tubs filled with dirty zhizhoy. All images after these pictures had to change clothes immediately:
Some of the participants are not averse to apply contact the struggle:
At full throttle, charged tractors easily stand up "a goat", the main thing here is not to get carried away, so you do not topple tractor ago:
After the passage of mud areas, the pilot remains very limited viewing angle, because all the windows zalyapyvaetsya mud. Drive the tractor in such conditions extremely difficult:
In between races the riders have time to smoke and to gain strength before the start of the following:
But the mechanics of the work at this time more than enough, it is necessary to have time to wash the glass cockpit and fix all faults received on the track:
And of course, what a race without beautiful girls, they helped to wash tractors:
... and painted hearts on the headlights of cars, showing his love for tractors and their pilots:
Upon arrival, the track riders share their impressions with their friends and relatives:
To make the tractor stability at high speeds, one of the participants found it anti-Wing:
The intermediate results of the races:
The beginning phase of arrival with the load on the trailer. Load weight of several hundred kilograms, tractors must drive him across the road:
... especially difficult to ride with such a load of dirt, the trailer in this case acts as a anchoring:
punctured wheel and bent the cab - a common occurrence at such competitions. On the track the riders do not spare neither himself nor technique. At this time there were no coups and major accidents, the road descended 3 tractor: two are having trouble with the engine, and one flew into a ditch:
Not only the drivers hard, small audiences, too, for the whole day decently tired and decided to lie down to sleep right near the slopes in the shade:
The final race turned out pretty spectacular, one of the drivers did not want to give up. More a spark planted the organizers, in the final dropping tractors in the opposite direction on the highway, for the pilots it was a surprise, because they had never passed the route of this route:
When cornering, you can easily put the tractor on its side, a high center of gravity of the tractor does not allow pilots to take turns as easily as it can be done by car:
And here is the final stretch, tractors, a little knock on the turn, rushing to the finish line. He won a competition racer from Russia, Anatoly Ivanovich Shishkin (tractor on the right), a farmer from the SEC "Miusskaya" Neklinovsky district of Rostov region. This opytneyschy racer-extremals, winner of 4 "Bison Track Show" rightfully earned the victory, showing all his skills on the track:
In general, the organization of the event was held at a high level, for which many thanks to the organizers, extreme-club "Bomba" and of course the riders, for those emotions that they gave us.