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This page is owned and maintained by Owosso Tractor Parts, official presenters of the Annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing

2018 Tractor Games

We are excited to once again offer tractor games during the Crossing! 
 
Participants: It's free to participate. See the tractor games tent to register for some (or all!) of the games. Must be at least 18 years old.
 
Spectators: There will be bleacher seating for spectators, or bring your lawn chair!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 -  3:00-6:00

Race #1 Don't Spill the Water!

Place a solo cup with water on top of a ping pong paddle. The participant will drive the tractor to the finish line while balancing the cup on top of the paddle. If the cup drops, the participant is disqualified. The person with the most water at the finish line, who finishes in the quickest time, will be the winner!

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #2 Reverse Race

The participant will line up backwards at the starting line and drive in reverse to the finish line, without going outside the boundary lines. The person who finishes quickest is the winner. If the participant goes outside the boundary lines, they are disqualified.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #3 Barrel Roll Race

The participant must push the barrel through an obstacle course in the shortest amount of time.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #4 Ring Toss

The participant will be provided five hula hoops. They must proceed down the path, throwing the hula hoops over the buckets. The participant must not stand, straddle their seat or stop along the course. The person who rings the most buckets, in the shortest amount of time is the winner.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Race #1 Golf Ball Balance

Place a spoon handle in your mouth and a golf ball on the dished part of the spoon. The golf ball cannot touch the participant's face or any part of their body. The participant then drives their tractor around a cone as fast as they can, and then back to the finish line without dropping the ball. If the ball falls off, the participant is disqualified. The winner will be the participant with the fastest time without losing the ball.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #2 Slow Race

Tractors will be lined up at the starting line and proceed to the finish line. Slowest tractor wins (without stopping or stalling).

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #3 Ball Drop

Six five-gallon buckets are placed throughout the course. The participant will be provided six tennis balls. The driver must drop the tennis balls into the buckets, without standing, straddling the seat or stopping. The winner is decided by the most balls into the buckets and the quickest time.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

Race #4 Two-Person Garment Race

Back by popular demand! This a team event. One participant is on the tractor and the other is at the table with the bag of clothes. The participants on the tractor drives to the table and stops. They get off the tractor and dress their teammate with the clothing supplied in the proper order (be careful! There are two outfits - must choose the right ones!). The participant at the table cannot touch or help with the clothing other than to raise their arms or legs to get into the clothes. Once they are dressed the other participant gets back on the tractor and races towards the finish line. The quickest team wins!

Prizes: Trophy to 1st place. Ribbons to 2nd and 3rd place.

 

 

Tractor Games presented by Owosso Tractor Parts. All participants must sign a liability waiver before participating in the games. Participants must be over 18 years old.

*Owosso Tractor Parts reserves the right to adjust games as needed. Owosso Tractor Parts reserves the right to disqualify anyone based on unsportsmanlike or unsafe conduct. Schedule subject to change, based on number of participants.