C Bar C Expo Center Announces NTPA Grand National Invitational Pull in January

Worthington, OH—The National Tractor Pullers Association is proud to announce that it will sanction a new indoor tractor and truck pull at the C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana on January 23-24, 2015. The spacious facility has room for a 300-plus foot track and will play host to three NTPA Grand National Invitational classes, including Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Pro Stock Tractors, and Two Wheel Drive Trucks. The top competitors from last year’s Grand National Circuit will be invited to battle for their share of over $38,000 in purse money. Twelve competitors per class are slated to participate in the event, which begins at 7 p.m. both evenings.

“We look forward to this great event that will certainly energize NTPA pulling fans looking for winter time pulling action in the Midwest,” began David P. Schreier, WPI President/CEO. “It has been a while since NTPA has sanctioned an indoor pulling event, but we feel that the necessary room and support is offered at the impressive C Bar C Expo Center to make such an endorsement. To have a permanent, regulation track built into the floor of the facility is certainly a big plus, as is the length of the arena and the ability to pit all the equipment inside. This is a step toward meeting a demand of NTPA’s fans and pullers, to venture back into facilities that will accommodate the safety parameters to host an NTPA event indoors.

“Ever since we bought this facility, I’ve really wanted to have a tractor pull,” said Carl Harlan, C Bar C Expo Center Owner. “I have been going to tractor pulls since I was five or six years old. When I was 12, we started going to the Indy Super Pull. I went to Purdue University and was on the Boilermaker Tractor Pull committee for two years. I’ve been around the sport for a long time and the C Bar C family is excited to host the first NTPA indoor event in 20 years.

C BAR C is surrounded by an extensive gravel parking lot with 202 electric RV hook-ups. Nearby lodging is available at Motel 6, Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 in Cloverdale, and Cambria Suites in Plainfield.

Tickets for the event are $25 at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be available for $22 after December 1 on the NTPA Webmall at www.ntpapull.com. Beginning on December 18, fans can also purchase advance tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores nationwide.

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 2014 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Power Service Products, Shell Rotella, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Ag Protect 1, Columbus Diesel Supply, Cow Tales, Heritage Iron, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, and STOP-FYRETM.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently airs three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, Wednesdays at 4:30 a.m. EST, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. EST. Season 10 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH will premiere on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and repeat during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller, in each of its 650+ locations. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. You will also see the NTPA’s PULL! souvenir program available in TSC stores everywhere.

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.com, www.facebook.com/ntpapulling, www.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at (614) 436-1761.

 

Dale Lowe Passes

Dale Richard Lowe, 71, of Greensburg passed away on October 21, 2014. Thoughts and prays with the Lowe family and friends.

Dale was HSTPA past President and NTPA full board member. He pulled Pro Stock and Super Stock in late 70's and thru mid 80's.

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NTPA Regional National Event during North Carolina State Fair

Worthington, Ohio – Mark your calendars! The National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) travels to Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 17-19 for the Region IV North Carolina State Fair Pull. This is the last pull of the NTPA season.

Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.: Super Farm Tractors and Modified Tractors, as well as invitational Two Wheel Drive and Light Four Wheel Drive Trucks

Saturday, Oct. 18 at Noon: Heavy Super Stock Tractors and invitational Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Light Pro Stock Tractors and Modified Mini Tractors

Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.: Super Farm Tractors and Modified Tractors as well as invitational Two Wheel Drive Trucks and Light Four Wheel Drive Trucks

Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.: Heavy Super Stock Tractors and invitational Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Light Pro Stock Tractors and Modified Mini Tractors

For more information on the event, visit www.ncstatefair.org.

World Pulling International and K&K Insurance Higher Education Scholarships

KKWPI and K&K are once again offering three scholarships to deserving students in the tractor pulling community.

Who is eligible: High school seniors and college students in good standing, who are immediate family of NTPA members and affiliates (e.g. competitors, crew, officials, entry, promoters and associate members)

Three $1,000 scholarships will be presented at the NTPA Annual Awards Banquet on December 6. Winner need not be present to apply.

The deadline for submission is Monday, November 10, 2014. Good luck!

2014 Scholarship Application Form

2014 NTPA Annual Convention and Awards Banquet

Mark your calendar for the 44th Annual Convention and Awards Banquet at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio on December 5-6, 2014. Enjoy the educational seminars, NTPA Full Board meeting, and announcement of new programs at the Convention on Friday, then stay for Saturday’s dinner and presentation of awards. The NTPA will crown its 2014 National Champions and honor the Divisional Pullers of the Year, GN Rookie of the Year, Hard Charger Award recipient, Hall of Fame inductees and more.

Make your hotel reservations now by calling the Marriott at (614) 791-1000. When making reservations, be sure to mention the NTPA to receive the group rate of $110 per night. The cut-off deadline to receive this rate is November 5. For more banquet details, call the NTPA office at (614) 436-1761.

Ticket prices:

$15      NTPA Annual Appreciation Breakfast
$45      Awards Banquet

Columbus Marriott Northwest
5605 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 791-1000

Convention and Banquet Schedule

Friday, December 5
8-11 a.m.: WPI Executive Board Meeting/NTPA Executive Board Meeting
9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Registration
11 a.m.-Noon: Open (Lunch)
Noon-1 p.m.: NTPA Election of Officers/Full Board Meeting/NTPA Member State Checks
1-2 p.m.: NTPA Member State Programs
2:30-3:30 p.m.: NTPA Entry School
1:30-5:30 p.m.: Tech School
4-6 p.m.: Promoter’s Seminar
7-11 p.m.: Cen-Pe-Co Hospitality Room

Saturday, December 6
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Registration
8-10 a.m.: NTPA Annual Appreciation Breakfast
10:30-11 a.m.: NTPA National Programs Meeting
11 a.m.-Noon: Competitor Seminar
Noon-5 p.m.: Open
5 p.m.: K&K Insurance Social Hour
6-7:30 p.m.: NTPA Banquet Meal
7:30-8 p.m.: Raffle & Opening Remarks
8-10:15 p.m.: Awards Ceremony

NTPA Championship Pulling in Dover, Ohio

Worthington, Ohio – The National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) travels to Dover, Ohio for Regional National pulling action on Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. Power packed classes are scheduled to delight fans as the competitors fill the evening sky with the smoke and thunder of their powerful pulling machines. Classes include: Light Pro Stock Tractors, 4x4 Super Stock Diesel Trucks and Limited Pro Stock Tractors.

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 2014 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Power Service Products, Shell Rotella, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Ag Protect 1, Columbus Diesel Supply, Cow Tales, Heritage Iron, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, and STOP-FYRETM.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently airs three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, Wednesdays at 4:30 a.m. EST, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. EST. Season 10 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH will premiere on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and repeat during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller, in each of its 650+ locations. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. You will also see the NTPA’s PULL! souvenir program available in TSC stores everywhere.

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.com, www.facebook.com/ntpapulling, www.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at (614) 436-1761.

News for the 2015 Rules Meeting

On Sunday, September 14th, 2014, the joint WPI and NTPA Executive Boards met with the divisional committee representatives to determine the 2015 NTPA rules of competition.

As NTPA enters its 46th season, it recognizes that the environment of the sport of pulling is changing, and with this comes adaptation to continue pulling excellence in the best interest of the fans, pullers and sport as a whole. Decisions made at this meeting were in pursuit of satisfying some of these changes as well as maintaining the spirit of NTPA of trying to maintain uniformity in competition rules. The pulling universe includes several sanctioning bodies, and as NTPA realizes that the walls of rule uniformity have pushed beyond its own sanction; it wishes to facilitate participation with a wider percentage of potential competitors – whether they are current, future, or previous members.

A few of these changes will ease the former barriers from the process of pullers to participate at NTPA Events in the future. NTPA continues to stand by its safety record and current SFI standards that give NTPA the ability to continue its sterling safety record while enhancing its appeal for a greater portion of the pulling community to compete.

The following rules will take effect for the 2015 season:

All Divisions:

1. The WPI / NTPA Executive boards has decided to discontinue the Clutch Inspection program and no longer require competitors to annually remove the clutch assembly for inspection.
The competitor, by agreeing to run under all NTPA safety rules and regulations in place are required to use SFI approved clutch assemblies and contain them in SFI approved containment devices, i.e. SFI approved bellhousings or SFI approved blankets.

2. Diesel and Biodiesel specs have been removed from the rulebook.
   Both Diesel, Biodiesel or a blend of the two are legal fuel for Diesel only classes.

3. The rule which reads:
Water and soluble oil (no other additives) are the only ingredients allowed for water injection has not changed but, will no longer be tested unless protested.
*Note: Diesel / Biodiesel and Water testing will cease starting January 1, 2015

4.Kill switch location: On Pro Stock, Super Stock, Super Farm and Modified tractors it must be located in the rear center of the vehicle (maximum of 6 inches off center in any direction), 40 inches above point of hook.

5. Kill switch location: On TWD and FWD vehicles it must be located in the rear center of the vehicle (maximum of 6 inches off center in any direction), 16 inches above the point of hook.

All tractor divisions

No air bags or air shocks allowed in any form on front axle, the use of shock absorbers or coil over shocks is allowed.
NOTE: This has been tabled until the 2015 September meetings and will be reconsidered for the 2016 NTPA season.

Mini Rod

The drawbar pull point pin has been increased to a 5/8 grade 8 minimum.

Semi

1. Semi tire maximum circumference of 145” at 30psi
2. Semi tire maximum tread width 10”

Modified

No changes were made to the current 2014 Regional Modified rules and they were locked in for a three year period.(Thru 2017)

Super Farm

The turbocharger seal program has been discontinued and the Super farm turbo rule now reads:

Turbo:

  1. Exhaust bolt pattern no larger than 2.750 inches x 3.5 inches, or 69 mm. x 88 mm.
  2. No altering of a housing to accommodate a smaller base; e.g., T-18A95 with a small base welded to it.

Intake:

  1. Map width enhancement is allowed. Maximum map width limit of .200”. MWE groove must be inside neck area where intake covered is measured at 3 inches.
  2. Compressor wheel must protrude into the three inch opening at least 1/8 inch.
  3. Intake housing to be no larger than three inches at the face of the wheel.

Exhaust:

  1. All turbine wheel tips of wheel must protrude into 3 inch opening at least 1/8 inch.
  2. All air must exit through the 3 inch opening.
  3. Turbine wheel exhaust blade to be no less than 2.90 inches in diameter at intersection of turbine wheel face and tip diameter.
  4. Turbine housing to be no larger than three inches at intersection of turbine wheel face and tip diameter.
  5. No wastegates permitted.
  6. No variable geometric turbos permitted.

Intake Manifold no longer required to be OEM. SF intake rule now reads: Maximum inlet size 3.75 inches measured on the outside diameter, one inlet pipe only.

10,000 Pro-Stock Tractor

Aftermarket Block allowed following these guidelines:

OEM aftermarket replacement blocks permitted, (10,000 Pro Stock tractors only, Not allowed in Lgt Pro, Limited Pro or SF classes)

  1. Steel Billet or recast Steel, no aluminum.
  2. Acceptable blocks must have come from 2WD tractors.
  3. Camshaft must remain in the OEM location. No overhead camshafts permitted.
  4. Fuel injection pump must remain in OEM location.
  5. Height maximum - Center of crankshaft to cylinder head surface not to exceed one inch over OEM dimension (block, gaskets, deck/spacer plates)
  6. Block width and length must be OEM measurements and able to use OEM gaskets.
  7. Block will be inspected and approved by NTPA Tech Services before being allowed to compete.

***One inch reason is for the built in deckplate no other plate allowed.

Contact Info

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    National Tractor Pullers Association
    6155-B Huntley Road,
    Columbus, OH 43229
  • PHONE:
    (614) 436-1761
  • FAX:
    (614) 436-0964
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