AS THE air filled with dust, diesel and decibels at Dalton Park for a second year, the Griffith round of the Super Modified Tractor Pull national series proved it's here to stay.
The unique event, which sees competitors and their massive machines look to tow a set weight for as big as distance as possible, brings together every class from the new mini modifieds right up to the open modified.
Griffith Show Society treasurer Denny Fachin said the second event held in Griffith was a big success and said planning had already begun for the 2013 event.
"We had over 30 tractors roll into Griffith from NSW, Victoria, South Australia and even Western Australia and they kept the crowd well entertained into the evening"?Fachin said. "It's very loud and there's a lot of brute force on show and that's what people really want to see when they come to an event like this.
"And with the event going into the night, it was quite spectacular under lights, with exhaust flames shooting out, the whole place was lit up."
Fachin said the drivers again complemented the local organisers on the condition of the track, and said they had more plans up their sleeve to grow the event.
"The number of people attending was up, but our takings were down a bit because we lowered the price because we want people to get used to it, and we actually had a lot of people from out of town visit for the event," he said.
"But we've got some other ideas for next year to try and bring even more families in, because something like this is ideal for them."