MARION -- They may have ranged in age from only 6 to 11, but the entrants in the youth 700-pound garden tractor pull on Saturday at the Marion Fair revved their engines and powered their vehicles in a tough competition that rivaled the big guys. Putting their operator skills to the test, the young drivers pushed their tractors to the limit pulling a weighted sled. Each had two tries, and the longest pull won. The Marion Vintage Power Club sponsors both the youth event and the heavier 1,000 and 1,200 pound contests. \u201cThis is the sixth year we have have sponsored the event,\u201d said Matt Roby, club president. \u201cWe\u2019re glad to see the kids coming out to participate and it\u2019s great to watch the dads and grandfathers coaching the young ones.\u201d Gordon Carmichael from Evart cheered as granddaughter Charity Ingleright from Marion claimed victory with a winning distance of just over 62 feet. \u201cI\u2019m very proud of Charity,\u201d said Carmichael. \u201cThis was the first year she entered the contest and she won.\u201d \u201cIt was a lot of fun,\u201d said 11-year old Charity. \u201cAnd I like being in an event with my grandfather and I really like learning to drive his garden tractor.\u201d Other winners were 11-year old cousins Kaylie Roby and Kayla Roby from McBain taking second and third place and 6-year old Alex Johnson of Marion taking the fourth place trophy. For more information about the club and future events, contact Roby at 231-878-0877.