Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Small tractors competed in Slovak Championship

TRACTOR DRIVERS showed off their skills at the annual Slovak Championship small tractor race in late July, in Lom nad Rimavicou, central Slovakia.

(Source: TASR)

TRACTOR DRIVERS showed off their skills at the annual Slovak Championship small tractor race in late July, in Lom nad Rimavicou, central Slovakia.

Ľudovít Kubiš, head of the organisation committee of the competition, informed the TASR newswire that Miroslav Krahulec of Hriňová won, beating 14 other contestants. Local contestant Jakub Vetrák dominated the competition for the strongest tractor, and the jury selected Slavoj Hruška for the most beautiful tractor.

“We competed on a traditional track,” Kubiš informed. “First was the race for the fastest drive, then a test of driving skills. Racers also had to drive with a trailer, which they had to return to the original spot by driving in reverse. Ondrej Porubksý, now 11, has already participated for the fourth time. He is traditionally the youngest participant; his father tailor made his small tractor specifically to fit him. Unfortunately, he failed to pass the first training measured for time,” the organiser concluded.

From among the ladies who came to watch and support the contestants, the jury selected Denisa from nearby Hriňová for Miss Small Tractor.

Top stories

Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

Cvernovka's creative talents celebrate first open day at new premises Photo

Bratislava's art and design ateliers from the old yarn-making factory open their doors on May Day.

New premises for Cvernovka

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.