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This 1950 Ford named Fordasaurus belongs to River Falls resident Ben Loutsch, who serves as president of the non-profit organization Western Wisconsin Truck Pulling, competes in both of River Falls' annual truck-pulling events, and has been the points champion in his class six times in a row -- from 2006-2011. Submitted photos

Trucks, tractors gear up to pull their weight


People who love to drive or watch mechanical beasts pulling heavyweight loads through the dirt can look forward to this week's truck-and-tractor pull in River Falls, Showdown on the Kinni.

It begins at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, in the north-end industrial park, nearest to the corner of North Main and Summit streets.

Admission for this Chamber of Commerce-hosted event costs $6 for adults and $3 for children aged 3-12.

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