Worthington, Ohio---Gold standard. Golden anniversary.
On Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12, the Eaton County Fairgrounds in Charlotte, Michigan will host the Eaton County Fair Pull as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling. The Regional National event will be conducted in two sessions to begin each night at 7 p.m.
In NTPA Championship Pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller who achieves the greatest distance is victorious. At events across the United States, elite competitors campaign their specialized machines---which resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters---for chances at purse money and precious points toward end-of-season championships.
In 2019, the Association is proud to complete its first half century as the world's original and number-one sanctioning organization for premier-level truck and tractor pulling contests. Fierce, fair pulling competition and a family-friendly, patriotic atmosphere are hallmarks of NTPA Championship Pulling. If you haven't experienced the rumbles, roars, and rivalries of the heaviest sport on wheels, why not give it a try in Charlotte?
On Thursday, the Eaton County Fair Pull will feature Regional National Heavy Super Stock and Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds. The Heavy Supers will return Friday and will be joined by Super Farm Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modified Minis. All divisions will compete for titles in NTPA's Region II, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio (LT PS, TWD, and PSD 4x4: II-West; MOD: II-Northwest), and berths in the 33rd Enderle Memorial Pull-Off on Saturday, September 14 in Urbana, Ohio.
2018 champions expected in Charlotte are John Pfeiffer of Connersville, Indiana ("Pfeiffermax" HSS), Charlie and Nick Capozzo of Richmond, Michigan ("Cruel Intentions" SF), Wes Spencer of Greenville, Ohio ("Bush Wacker" LT PS), Steve Elchinger of Holgate, Ohio ("Jus' Passin' Thru" FWD), Jeff Hossler of Columbia City, Indiana ("Flirtin' with Disaster" PSD 4x4 3.0), David Lacey of Thedford, Ontario ("Triple Play: Double or Nothing" MINI), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).
Last year's winners at the Eaton County Fair Pull included Pfeiffer, Kent Payne of Veedersburg, Indiana ("Super Rooster" HSS), Charlie Capozzo, Kyle Holland of St. Paul, Indiana ("Black Tornado" LT PS), Joey Frasur of Liberty, Indiana ("Runnin' Block" TWD), Elchinger, Nick Stamm of Stryker, Ohio ("Frank" PSD 4x4 3.0), Lacey, and Writsel.
For more information about the Eaton County Fair Pull, visit the fair's website, www.EatonCountyFair.com. The Association's Schedule page at www.NTPAPULL.com has links to event details, maps, and local weather reports for the Eaton County Fair Pull and over 80 other events that constitute its historic 50th season.
About National Tractor Pullers Association
The NTPA is the sport’s oldest and most respected truck and tractor pulling sanctioning organization. Governed by a board of directors, the NTPA is managed by World Pulling International (WPI), an independently owned entity. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, the NTPA provides rules and regulations and the infrastructures required for organizations throughout the country to arrange truck and tractor pulls. The 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.
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