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Funk Again Qualifies for National Pedal Pull

Kyleigh Funk State Pedal Pull 2019A seven-year-old girl from Russell has qualified for the Kids National Tractor Pedal Pull later this month.

Kyleigh Funk, the daughter of Cory and Jennifer Funk, punched her ticket after winning the seven-year-old girls division at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on Sunday, September 8.

She qualified for the state pedal pull after taking her age division at the Russell County Free Fair in July.

The Kids National Tractor Pedal Pull will be held in Mitchell, South Dakota on September 21.

Three years ago, Funk was crowned a national champion in Mitchell, South Dakota when she won her age division at the 2016 Kids National Pedal Pull. Last year, she placed second at nationals.

(Photo courtesy Cory Funk.)

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