Road to the Enderle: Week 12 RN Traffic Report

RoadToEnderle webWorthington, Ohio---Region II had another busy week, getting several races for berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off (Saturday, September 16 in Urbana, Ohio) to around or beyond their halfway marks. Meanwhile, Region V watched the sky sweat after three tractors went down the track in Monticello, making the upcoming festivities in Waverly this Saturday all the more urgent as those races conclude. And Region III spools back up again in a big way with three nights of action across Anoka and Menomonie.

LIGHT SUPER STOCK
A: George Everett and "Smokeless Alternative" clinched the Region II title at Logansport in a three-event, three-way point battle with Josh Hart and Jerry Yantes.
B: A quarter of the way along the Region III path (through Ellsworth), the Degenhardts' "Diggin' Hard" lead Marty Nelson by one and the Red Thunder Team by two. Menomonie is the next stop this Saturday.
C: At the same time the Cass County Fair was settling Berth A, Bryce Pichler and "Red Thunder" were wrapping up the Region V slot in New Hampton in a two-event, three-session, four-day span.

HEAVY SUPER STOCK
A: A third in Clermont County kept John Pfeiffer's top-three streak going through five appearances. "Pfeiffermax"'s lead is nine over Heath Weilnau with three Ohio hooks to go: Sandusky, Zanesville, and Wauseon. Erie County is Heath's home territory, but he's got some patching to do after kicking a rod in Owensville.
B: After Decorah, Ken Witt and "Mr. Yuk" have a one-point edge over David Henderson in this Region III/V open fuel berth. Three hooks remain, all in their native Minnesota.
C: The Region III/V diesel-only berth has had three hooks, and "Diggin' Hard" has won twice to carry a two-point lead into the Degenhardts' native Norwalk. But the second-place "Stray Horse Gone Wild" has won there two years in a row.
D: Marty Harrell and the "Pure Country" Massey Ferguson clinched this Region IV wraparound berth at Pinetops in May.

SUPER FARM
A: Last Tuesday's second place in Hartford extended Stan Warda's lead with "Hammerin' Hank" to 13 over the Caseys.
B: A seventh in Van Buren County put the "Whoopie Maker" ahead of Rob McTaggart in one of the season's more interesting back-and-forths. Eight hooks are left---next four in McTaggart's Michigan, then three in the Caseys' Ohio before the finale in Tipton, Indiana.
C: Reigning champ Trevan Rohde and "Somethin' Fierce" lead after Ellsworth. The Martyns' "Hustler" and the Hardys' "Gold Digger" stand second and third with five to go.
D: Chris Hales and "The Outlaw" staged a brilliant heist at Pinetops. They won Saturday's class to overcome a two-point deficit and surpass Phil Kelley by a single point.
E: But P.K. from PA loves IA most of all, and after Decorah the "Red-Blooded Binder" is in position for its third straight Region V championship. Dan Niemeyer  (-2) and Dan Schulte (-3) are just behind, but losing the hook in Monticello means they must beat Phil outright in Waverly.

LIGHT PRO STOCK
A: Kendall Houk had a fine week, picking up two (Washington C.H.), two (winning in Lebanon), and five (Hilliard) points on the week's entering leader Kevin Smith before giving one back in Owensville. "Nothing Special" now leads the subregion by five.
B: Region II West was quiet this week. With nine hooks remaining, including this week's three in Hamilton and Fort Recovery, the "Red Avenger" of Mike Palmer has a 17-point advantage over Jason Fliehman.
C: Alan Cook's "Black Thunder" was victorious in Ellsworth to grab the lead over Justin Nagel and Dan Schullo. We'll have to wait until Labor Day weekend back in Wisconsin to see how this one turns out.
D: A second last fall in Raleigh and a win in Millers Tavern have given Ron Beasley's "Farmall Fever" the inside track over Mark Wiederhold and James Vanhoy (-5). Two more tough hooks await in Elizabeth City.

LIMITED PRO STOCK
A: Brad Boldry's "Smoke Fever" is undefeated through 40 percent of Region II's season. Jerry Shepherd (-2) and the Wisels (both -6) are the closest chasers with Fort coming up Friday and Saturday.
B: A win by Scott Nordby's "Intense Headache" in Pierce County has him up one on class rookie Kevin Lindstrom and two on Jason Rosenquist. Anoka awaits on Thursday.
C: But Lindstrom's "Hyper Harvester" is tied with Jeremy Ploetz' "Big One" after the former's win Saturday night in New Hampton. It's down to Saturday at Waverly, head-to-head, winner-take-all.

TWO WHEEL DRIVE
A: A four-hook week has brought this subregion's path to its two-thirds point, across which Jeff Writsel's "At It Again" has three wins, two thirds, and a fifth. His win in Lebanon last Wednesday has helped him build a 16-point lead over Jacob Shephard.
B: Between his two trucks, Randy Petro has wins in six of seven Western subregion hooks including the Greentown partial washout. His regional entry, "Vintage Kathy's Komplaint," is up one on Brent Secrest and Petro team truck "2 Timin'" after an off week for the West.
C: Dustin Amundson won the Showdown in Curdtown with "Bottoms Up," the first of an eight-class schedule. Tony Fleming (Hi! Maintenance) and Kim Moore (Pack Rat VII) are the next two in line as Anoka approaches.
D: Two hooks in Betsytown over August's first weekend will settle this berth. Steve Wilson (Running Bear) leads wife Crystal by one and John Pickler by four.
E: With W's in Decorah and New Hampton, Amundson's bucket is "Up" in Region V as well with a five- and 13-point bulge over Rockwell winners A.J. Riedl and Troy Warschkow, respectively. Dustin just needs to avoid disaster in Bremer County.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
A: A second in Hilliard has extended the lead of Steve Elchinger's "Jus' Passin' Thru" to nine and 11 over Daves Moore and Bos, respectively. Starting with Hamilton, three of the last four FWD hooks are in Ohio; the exception: the new one in Mason, Michigan.
B: A second in Curdtown netted David O'Connor 30 points. His "Nasty Habit" is up on Rich Thomsen (-1) and Matthew Davis (-2) with Anoka's Miller Lite edition the next Showdown to come.
C: Co-leaders John T. Davis' "The Legend" and Kevin Schools' "Jus' Rutt'n" will wage a battle of former Grand National rides at Morgan's Corner in just a week and a half.  But don't count out two-time champ Randy Brann (-4).
D: Jamie Busch's "Thunder Struck" averaged 28 points over Rockwell and New Hampton in his native North Iowa to punch his ticket to Urbana.

MODIFIED MINI
A: Missing a five-way pull-off in Hartford ate into the lead of David Lacey's "Triple Play: Double or Nothing," but it remains one up on Ken Bultemeier and four up on his own "Unchained."
B: But "Double" (-5) won and "Unchained" (leader) finished second in Hilliard on Friday, and now the gap is eight back to third-place "Flip Side" and "Whomp Ass."
C: Donnie Reeve's "California Mule" kicked into high gear in Ellsworth and thus leads Chad Timmerman and Nathan Hoffman by place points for Region III's first Enderle berth of its own.
D: With "Unchained," Lacey's already secured the real "South" berth: The one awarded by Region IV dating to Raleigh and ending in Pinetops. (Remember, if the same vehicle wins more than one berth, we combine the points and invite the runner up, third place, etc.)
E: Hoffman found his four-leaf clover in New Hampton and had a brilliant performance with "Shakin' Shamrock" to win the two-hook shootout by three and become Region V's first MINI invitee.

MODIFIED
A: In the Northwest Region II berth, Ryan Writsel is perfect through two hooks plus Arcola's rainout. His 75 points lead Don Deane by three and Alan Judy by five.
B. Four hooks were scheduled for this week in the Southeast Region II berth. Around the Springfield rainout, Ryan and Jeff Writsel won in Washington Court House and Lebanon, then took second to Ken Miller in Owensville. Miller is a point back of Don Deane (-7) for second with just three hooks left.
C: Anoka will start and finish the Enderle chase in Region III.
D: Sporting a new sized-up powerplant, Chip Street's "Wildfire" scored two fifth places at its former home track in Pinetops to claim the Region IV berth. Interestingly four of the six point-earning vehicles were turbine-powered.

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Week 12 Preview

After a weekend off, the Grand National schedule returned with a vengeance in Week 11 with eight divisions in action in Michigan and Tennessee. This weekend, the same number will either cross over the tennis courts in Fort Recovery or under the bridge in Brandenburg.

But first, there's regional action, including a certain two-night affair in Anoka, Minnesota. The Miller Lite Showdown at the Anoka County Fair goes off at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 27 and 28. Both sessions have Heavy Super Stocks, Two Wheel Drives, Four Wheel Drives, and Modifieds; Thursday also has Limited Pro Stocks, while Friday has Super Farms and state Pro Stock Semis. With only Ellsworth preceding Anoka on the Region III schedule, leading the standings by one point each are Trevan Rohde of Rice Lake, Wisconsin ("Somethin' Fierce" SF), Scott Nordby of Clear Lake, Wisconsin ("Intense Headache" LIM PS), Dustin Amundson of Nerstrand, Minnesota ("Bottoms Up" TWD), and David O'Connor of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota ("Nasty Habit" FWD). It's the first hook of the year for the open-fuel Heavy Supers and the Modifieds, and the Miller Lite Showdown will start and finish the Modifieds' two-hook shootout for the region's Enderle Pull-Off berth.

Back in Region II, Hamilton, Ohio's Butler County Fair Pull is Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m., with Light Pro Stocks (West), Two Wheel Drives (West), Four Wheel Drives, and Modified Minis. Those (sub-)regions are presently led by Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio ("Red Avenger" LT PS, +17), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD, +1), Steve Elchinger of Holgate, Ohio ("Jus' Passin' Thru" FWD, +9), and David Lacey of Thedford, Ontario ("Triple Play Unchained" MINI, +4).

And the Fort Recovery NTPA Grand Nationals in Fort Recovery, Ohio features both GN and Region II action on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. Taking to the twin tracks are Super Stock Diesel 4x4s and Mini, Light Unlimited, and Unlimited Modifieds along with Light Pro Stocks (West) and Limited Pro Stocks. Topping their divisions entering Friday's action are Carl Atley of Xenia, Ohio ("Lethal Weapon" SSD 4x4, +1), the Bobcat Jr. Team ("Bobcat Jr." MINI, +15), Brandon Simon of Farley, Iowa ("Simon Sez" LT UNL, +6), Chuck Knapp of Charles City, Iowa ("Screamin' D" UNL, +14), and Brad Boldry of Rochester, Indiana ("Smoke Fever" LIM PS, +2). Both nights of this event will be streamed live at WatchNTPA.com.

Meanwhile, the Meade County Fair's amphitheatrical arena will host Grand National Light Super Stocks, Super Farms, Pro Stocks, and Two Wheel Drives at the Meade County NTPA Grand Nationals in Brandenburg, Kentucky at 7 p.m. After Tomah, class winner Jason Hootman of Corfu, New York and "The Commander" lead the Light Supers by a place point, while the Ferris' "Absolutely Nuts" of Addison, Michigan and Bryan Deck's "One Bad Apple" of Winside, Nebraska are tied atop the Super Farm board after Ionia. Charles Pelletier of St. Armand, Quebec ("CP Dream II" PS, +2) and Bryan McDonald of Kennedyville, Maryland ("Suffering Sanity" TWD, +4) are the other pacesetters.

Two Saturday night regionals will bring Week 12 to a close. In Waverly, Iowa, Region V is finalized at the Bremer County Fair starting at 6:30 p.m. Heavy Super Stock Diesels, Super Farms, Limited Pro Stocks, Two Wheel Drives, and the region's lone class of Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.6 Trucks are on the card. The Degenhardts' "Diggin' Hard" from Norwalk, Wisconsin leads Guy Blechinger's "Sleepless Nights" and David Henderson's "Stray Horse Gone Wild" by three points in Heavy Diesel, while Wexford, Pennsylvania's Phil Kelley and "Red-Blooded Binder" hold a two-point advantage over Dan Schulte's "Binder Express" after Decorah and last Wednesday's rainout at Monticello. Kyle Betenbender's "Deere Hunter" (-3) and Mike Wegner's "Power Up" (-4) are still within striking distance. Kevin Lindstrom and "Hyper Harvester" of Ellsworth, Wisconsin came from nine points down to tie Jeremy Ploetz' "Big One" of Utica, Minnesota Saturday night in New Hampton; Figanbaum/Vsetecka's "Instigator" (-7) is the closest. And Amundson holds a five-point advantage over A.J. Riedl's "Shafted" in Two Wheelers.

Menomonie, Wisconsin's Dunn County Recreation Park will fill with Light Super Stocks, Super Farms, and Four Wheel Drives at the regional level, plus Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association Limited Light Supers, Light Pros, and Minis, and invitational Super Semis. Ahead in the standings is the Degenhardts' "Diggin' Hard" (+1) one hook into the three-hook Light Super schedule.

By Week 13, we'll be flipping the calendar to August and a examining a slate of events that includes the NTPA's first venture into New York in a couple of decades. Be sure to check out our Road to the Enderle Traffic Reports to keep up with the GN and RN races from now until the big day: Saturday, September 16.

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Road to the Enderle: Week 12 GN Traffic Report

Worthington, Ohio---The 7 p.m. session of the 31st Memorial Enderle Pull-Off will feature an unprecedented 65 Grand National competitors. And that means that every divison has two races to watch: The chase for the championship and the battle to be fifth place or better. From now until the end of the season, we'll keep you up-to-speed in this space at www.NTPAPULL.com. (The division names link to the individual points pages which are updated immediately after each event.)

GRAND NATIONAL LIGHT SUPER STOCK
After one hook in rain-shortened Tomah, Jason Hootman's "Commander," Chizek/Korth's "Excessive Force" and "Considered Armed & Dangerous, Larry Phillips' "Extremely Insane," and Kyle Karlen's "Bad Blood" sit above the fifth-place cut line. Next hook: This weekend, Brandenburg.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK DIESEL
Two more hooks in Chapel Hill brought this division's number to 10 so far in 2017, but now they get a chance to cool those diesels until Wapakoneta on August 5. With a win and a fourth at Lions Motorsports Park, Travis Schlabach's "Bone Twister" now leads by five over the Ross' "Triple Bypass." The other Chapel Hill winner, the Blagraves' "Red Horse," sits third (-13), while Kent Payne's "Super Rooster" (-31) and John Raymond's "Smoke-n-Mirrors" (-39) complete the top five. Five points out of fifth, "Lock-N-Load" is locked out for the moment.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK OPEN
Teammates Josh (International Threat) and Terry (Extremely Armed & Dangerous) Blackbourn hold the top two positions; colleagues John Strickland (GALOT II) and Brent Payne (GALOT) the next two. Jordan Lustik's cushion with "Silver Bullet" is 16 over Jeff Hothem. They next light the fire in Monroe.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER FARM
The Ferris' "Absolutely Nuts" scored 59 points in Ionia and Bryan Deck's "One Bad Apple" 56 to upend the Super Farm division, which had been led by Brad Hart and "Don't Ask." They now sit third (-7), while the co-leaders' teammates "Assorted Nuts" and "Dream On" are fourth and fifth. "Top Priority," "Wolverine Deere," and "My Last Excuse" can count their deficit from fifth on one hand..

GRAND NATIONAL PRO STOCK
Maybe we should spell it "Kevin Smoker," because the man from say-the-s Louisville put a whooping on the Pro Stock class in Tennessee. Mr. Schmucker's "Git-Er-Dun Deere" won the trophy both nights in Chapel Hill to climb into fourth place (-13). Charles Pelletier also benefited from the abrupt stoppage of the winning streak of the Connys' "MAC Nasty" (-2), as "CP Dream II" retook the point lead for the first time since Hutchinson on the strength of a second and third. Mark Lawyer's "Rapped Up!" sits third at -11, while Robby Lemke's "New Generation Plus" holds the final transfer spot at -15 with a seven-point separation back to Danny Schmucker's "Rampage. Brandenburg (you know, near the silent-s Louisvile) is next on the schedule.

GRAND NATIONAL TWO WHEEL DRIVE
Another win in Ionia, and Bryan McDonald's point lead...got smaller? Yep, because Randy Petro's "Kathy's Komplaint" (-4) more than kept pace with "Suffering Sanity" with a second and a third in Michigan. Renee Theobald's "Pretty Wicked" remained six back, while the Corzines' "Burn Notice" (guest-driven by Steve Bollinger on Saturday) and Jessie Petro's "P5" (-8) are tied for fourth. Five-time champion "Buckeye Hauler" is four behind the cut as we proceed to Meade County.

GRAND NATIONAL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
In a few weeks, Carmen Foster will be up late studying for college exams. But she already passed two big tests under the lights in Chapel Hill: Her second and third were enough to wrest the lead from Peyton Davis' "Punisher" (-3) with her home-state Monroe event next. Lisa Peterson and "Profab" are 10 behind, Carmen's dad Rob and "Simply Red" 16 back, and Ted Skelton's "Rock" 17. Then it's a half dozen more to sixth-place Larry Peterson and "Profab Geared Up." One bright spot for Davis: His "Young Gun" now sits seventh (-25) after he dialed it in for its Friday night win. And the Holman Brothers' "4 Play," with a Chapel Hill W of their own, are now tied with Donald LaBonte's "Rock" for eighth (-30).

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK DIESEL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Carl Atley's "Lethal Weapon" turned the tables on Josh Deeter's "Up in Smoke" in the Tomah pull-off to take a one-point lead. Kent Crowder's "Scheid Diesel," Shawn Hodges' "On Borrowed Time," and Matt Clemons' "Alter Ego" finished in the top five to start in the top five. Fort Recovery is the next opportunity for the others, including Brad Deeter (-1 from fifth) and Shane Kellogg (-2), to climb the ladder.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER SEMI
Incredibly, we've hit the two-thirds point of the Semis' 2017 haul. Despite its engine failure at Tomah---from which it returned in Rockwell---Dean Holicky's "Mother Trucker" holds the lead over GN newcomers Lonny Sailor ("Holy Smokes," -2) and Brian Elithorpe ("Nikki's Nightmare," -4). So far, the Eilens' "Just Passin' Thru in Class" gets a passing grade (+2 over sixth) as does Dan Prahl's "Full Tilt" (+1); "Sawdust Man" Sonny Graese's "Stacks" is odd-man out at this time.

GRAND NATIONAL MODIFIED MINI
"Bobcat Jr." picked up another win and a third in Chapel Hill with Bertus Boer at the wheel to extend its lead to 15 at the season's one-third post. Jason Hathaway's "Honkin' Donkey Gray" had a 30-point Saturday night to hang tough in second, while Larry Koester rid "Footloose"'s engine of its Russian gremlins (!) to rise to third (-18). Adam Koester's "Beast of Burden" also made a move up the standings to fourth (-22). Ken Veney's "Funny Lil' Farmall" fell to fifth (-24) but remains 10 points ahead of Bret Berg's "Brandt Professional Ag."

GRAND NATIONAL LIGHT UNLIMITED
Brandon wheeled both the original "Simon Sez" and R.J.'s "Show No Mercy" all weekend in Ionia. The former won twice, while the latter got a second and a fifth, and they departed the Pullsation with the top two point slots. "Money Pit Screwed Up" and Craig Corzine (-7) are having a fine first season, as are Ted Boyer and "Twist & Shout," whose pair of fourths in Michigan pulled him into a tie with Keith Wayson and "Super Bee" (-13). Todd Feiss' "S'no Farmer" will be a point out of the Enderle as they all arrive at the Fort.

GRAND NATIONAL MODIFIED
Berg's "Money Maker" and Ricky Rose's "Giddy Up" have claimed all the wins so far in 2017. Berg holds the edge in that category, three-to-two, but Rose leads by two where it matters most. The Jostock/Douglas "Spook Gone Wild," Dennis Christensen's "Pack Rat 4," and Bob Jostock's "Wild Child" round out the top five as we head into the midseason event in Monroe.

GRAND NATIONAL UNLIMITED
The trend continues: "Screamin' D" has now won once each in North Carolina, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Tennessee to open up a 14-point lead on the Criswell/Benedict Team's "Blown Centless." Their other ride, "Non-Cents" (-18) kept Knapp from a sweep and looked mean on Saturday night. Rose (-22) will have some 'renchin' after breakage in Chapel Hill. Wayne Purser and "Uncle Sam" (-26) will look to continue their upswing (22-, 24-, 26-, and 28-point efforts since Tomah) in Mercer County this weekend, while "Money Maker" (-9 from fifth) will try to improve on its three straight 22-point finishes and return to Enderle contention..

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Springfield, OH Cancelled

A series of rain showers throughout the day has forced the cancellation of tonight's event at the Clark County Fair in Springfield, Ohio.

All registered, RN-licensed vehicles will receive 15 points. Entry will be open until 6 p.m.

Jody Ross' Mother Jean Has Passed

We are sad to report the death of Jean Ross, 74, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 15 after an extended battle with cancer. Mrs. Ross was the mother and grandmother of Grand National Super Stock Diesel competitors Jody and Colin Ross (Triple Bypass).

Mrs. Ross owned and operated Ross Beauty Shop in Waynesburg until her retirement in January 2016. She was a member of Washington Street United Methodist Church and volunteered to provide Meals on Wheels to her community.

Mrs. Ross is survived by her husband Joseph, of 54 years; Jody and his wife Charlotte and their children Colin and Lily; three sisters, a sister-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ross' full obituary may be found here; messages of condolences may be left at the funeral home's website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Socity of Greene County, 183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370, or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101.

The WPI/NTPA family extends its condolences to the Rosses.

2017 Lions Super Pull of the South Competitor List

ChapelHillTNWorthington, Ohio---The NTPA and the Chapel Hill Lions Club are proud to present the Lions Super Pull of the South in Chapel Hill, Tennessee this weekend: Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 beginning at 7 p.m. Central. The Super National event will be Live Streamed to the world at WatchNTPA.com.

Chapel Hill's classes are designated as Grand National Select, meaning participating competitors must be in the NTPA's GN Precommitment program, qualify to attend by ranking in the top 15 in the 2017 GN point standings as of July 1, or be invited by the event promoter.

The following is the list of qualified competitors in the order in which classes are tentatively scheduled to appear. Vehicle pull order for each evening is now available at  www.NTPAPULL.com/lineups.

LIONS SUPER PULL OF THE SOUTH
CHAPEL HILL, TENNESSEE: 2017 COMPETITOR LIST

PRO STOCK

  • Mike Conny/"MAC Nasty"
  • Charles Pelletier/"CP Dream II"
  • Robby Lemke/"New Generation Plus"
  • Mark Lawyer/"Rapped Up with a Vengeance"
  • Danny Schmucker/"Rampage"
  • Tim Cain/"The Red Gambler"
  • Kevin Schmucker/"Git-Er-Dun Deere"
  • Cody Shay/"Red Edge Pro"
  • Chris Cain/"Aces Wild"
  • Ed Eilenfeld/"Nameless"
  • Chance McGrath/"Last Chance II"
  • Nick McCormick/"Nasty Stuff"
  • Bill Miller/"Cruisin' Mule"
  • Ammons Pulling Team/"Ultimate Harvester"
  • Darren Hunt/"D2 Pro Stock Edition"
  • Philip Parish/"El Nino"
  • Ken Couch/"Cotton Pick'n Deere"
  • Mike Boyd/"Green Streak"

MODIFIED MINI

  • Berrie Boer/"Bobcat Jr."
  • Ken Veney/"Funny Lil' Farmall"
  • Jason Hathaway/"Honkin' Donkey Gray"
  • Larry Koester/"Footloose"
  • Adam Koester/"Beast of Burden"
  • Bret Berg/"Brandt Professional Ag"
  • Jerry Thompson/"Hellraiser"
  • Zach Zimmer/"Well Oiled Machine"
  • Adam Koester/"Walk the Line"
  • Chris Martin/"LG Seeds"
  • Adam Bauer/"Iron Toy"
  • Adam Bauer/"Cowboy Up"
  • Chase Richardson/"The Vibrator"
  • Joe Eder/"GEICO Jr."
  • Reese Shelton/"Cuttin' Up"
  • Grayson Shelton/"Sawed Off"
  • Camille Shelton/"Splinter"
  • Sam McCrary/"Makin' Cents"

SUPER STOCK DIESEL

  • Travis Schlabach/"Bone Twister"
  • Colin & Jody Ross/"Triple Bypass"
  • Blagrave Bros./"Red Horse"
  • Kent Payne/"Super Rooster"
  • John Raymond/"Smoke-n-Mirrors"
  • Steve Burge/"Lock-N-Load"
  • Roger Peterson/"Just Another One"
  • Hans Boxler/"The Special"
  • Brian Shramek/"Young Blood"
  • Braden Shramek/"The Legacy"
  • Brandon Hunt/"Liv'n a Dream"
  • John Belfance/"Chain Reaction"
  • Kenneth Hale/"Another Nite Trouble"
  • Michael Eagan/"Hellbent"

UNLIMITED

  • Chuck Knapp/"Screamin' D"
  • Kevin Criswell/"Blown Centless"
  • Ricky Rose/"Giddy Up"
  • Brad Benedict/"Non-Cents All Screwed Up"
  • Bret Berg/"LG Seeds Money Maker"
  • Wayne Purser/"Uncle Sam"
  • David Richardson/"For Sale"
  • Adam Bauer/"Cross Threaded"
  • Bill Leischner/"Dirtslinger"
  • Stan Shelton/"Shel-Shocked"
  • Ricky Long/"Lucas Oil Racing TV"
  • Greg Boyd/"Green Streak Unlimited"
  • Steve Boyd/"Green Streak"

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE

  • Peyton Davis/"Punisher"
  • Peyton Davis/"Young Gun"
  • Foster Family/"Foster Child"
  • Rob Foster/"Simply Red"
  • Larry Peterson/"Profab Geared Up"
  • Lisa Peterson/"Profab"
  • Holman Bros./"4 Play"
  • Ted Skelton/"The Rock"
  • Tim Skelton/"The Bone"
  • Tyler Cobb/"Bandit"
  • Donald Labonte/"The Rock"
  • Ben Ellis/"Benjammin"
  • Patrick Paul/"Dustex Cyclone"
  • John T. Davis/"The Legend"

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Road to the Enderle: Week 11 RN Traffic Report

RoadToEnderle webWorthington, Ohio---Welcome to the initial 2017 Regional National Road to the Enderle Traffic Report. We'll get deep into discussing the status of the 37 races for slots in the 5 p.m. session in a few sentences. But first, let's take a moment to remember the event's founders, as the 31st Pull-Off will be the first with neither Kent---whose Enderle Fuel Injection enters its fourth decade of NTPA sponsorship---nor Joan---whose encouragement was paramount to the event's very existence---there to greet the competitors and present the hard-won checks.

Their son Mike Keena and his wife Yovana will assume the roles the Enderles fulfilled with grace and passion for our motorsport and particularly its participants and fans. Mike told The Puller in March, "The only thing that is going to be missing at the Enderle is the man himself." We're sure he and Joan will still be watching.

LIGHT SUPER STOCK
A: George Everett and "Smokeless Alternative" clinched the Region II title at Logansport in a three-event, three-way point battle with Josh Hart and Jerry Yantes.
B: A quarter of the way along the Region III path (through Ellsworth), the Degenhardts' "Diggin' Hard" lead Marty Nelson by one and the Red Thunder Team by two. Menomonie is the next stop.
C: At the same time the Cass County Fair was settling Berth A, Bryce Pichler and "Red Thunder" were wrapping up the Region V slot in New Hampton in a two-event, three-session, four-day span.

HEAVY SUPER STOCK
A: Two wins and top-threes in all four appearances have John Pfeiffer's "Pfeiffermax" holding a seven-point lead over Heath Weilnau. Owensville is next up on Monday night.
B: After Decorah, Ken Witt and "Mr. Yuk" have a one-point edge over David Henderson in this Region III/V open fuel berth. Three hooks remain, all in their native Minnesota.
C: The Region III/V diesel-only berth has had three hooks, and "Diggin' Hard" has won twice to carry a two-point lead into the Degenhardts' native Norwalk. But the second-place "Stray Horse Gone Wild" has won there two years in a row.
D: Marty Harrell and the "Pure Country" Massey Ferguson clinched this Region IV wraparound berth at Pinetops in May.

SUPER FARM
A: Stan Warda's "Hammerin' Hank" has nailed a 29-point average over this year's four hooks. That, plus 2016 Allegan, equals an 11-point lead over Rob McTaggart.
B: But "The Other Woman" would still be invited (uh, awkward) because Region II's top two get in this year. The Caseys' "Whoopie Maker" (-1) and "Totally Exposed" (-16) are next in contention.
C: Reigning champ Trevan Rohde and "Somethin' Fierce" lead after Ellsworth. The Martyns' "Hustler" and the Hardys' "Gold Digger" stand second and third with five to go.
D: Chris Hales and "The Outlaw" staged a brilliant heist at Pinetops. They won Saturday's class to overcome a two-point deficit and surpass Phil Kelley by a single point.
E: But P.K. from PA loves IA most of all, and after Decorah the "Red-Blooded Binder" is in position for its third straight Region V championship. Dan Niemeyer and Dan Schulte are just behind.

LIGHT PRO STOCK
A: Kevin Smith is on top in Region II East. His "Flirtin' with Deerezaster" leads the Coslers and Kendall Houk by three with 11 hooks left in this subregion's backloaded schedule.
B: By comparison, Region II West has been busy with six hooks in the books and (only) nine to go. There, the "Red Avenger" of Mike Palmer has a 17-point advantage over Jason Fliehman.
C: Alan Cook's "Black Thunder" was victorious in Ellsworth to grab the lead over Justin Nagel and Dan Schullo. We'll have to wait until Labor Day weekend back in Wisconsin to see how this one turns out.
D: A second last fall in Raleigh and a win in Millers Tavern have given Ron Beasley's "Farmall Fever" the inside track over Mark Wiederhold and James Vanhoy (-5). Two more tough hooks await in Elizabeth City.

LIMITED PRO STOCK
A: Brad Boldry's "Smoke Fever" is undefeated through 40 percent of Region II's season. Jerry Shepherd (-2) and the Wisels (both -6) are the closest chasers with Fort coming up soon.
B: A win by Scott Nordby's "Intense Headache" in Pierce County has him up one on class rookie Kevin Lindstrom and two on Jason Rosenquist.
C: But Lindstrom's "Hyper Harvester" is tied with Jeremy Ploetz' "Big One" after the former's win Saturday night in New Hampton. Figanbaum/Vsetecka sit seven back with two hooks in a week and a half left on the Region V schedule.

TWO WHEEL DRIVE
A: After two hooks out of nine, Jeff Writsel has dominated the Eastern subregion thus far with wins in Marion and Wilmington. Howard Antram (-7) and Jacob Shepard (-8) are within striking distance.
B: Between his two trucks, Randy Petro has wins in six of seven Western subregion hooks including the Greentown partial washout. His regional entry, "Vintage Kathy's Komplaint," is up one on Brent Secrest and Petro team truck "2 Timin'."
C: Dustin Amundson won the Showdown in Curdtown with "Bottoms Up," the first of an eight-event schedule. Tony Fleming (Hi! Maintenance) and Kim Moore are the next two in line as two hooks in Anoka approach.
D: Two hooks in Betsytown over August's first weekend will settle this berth. Steve Wilson (Running Bear) leads wife Crystal by one and John Pickler by four.
E: With W's in Decorah and New Hampton, Amundson's bucket is "Up" in Region V as well with a five- and 13-point bulge over Rockwell winners A.J. Riedl and Troy Warschkow, respectively.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
A: Thru Logansport, Steve Elchinger's "Jus' Passin' Thru" has been in the passin' lane. His lead is seven over Dave Bos and Dave Moore with a half dozen runs yet to make.
B: A second in Curdtown netted David O'Connor 30 points. His "Nasty Habit" is up on Rich Thomsen (-1) and Matthew Davis (-2) with Anoka's Miller Lite edition the next Showdown to come.
C: Co-leaders John T. Davis' "The Legend" and Kevin Schools' "Jus' Rutt'n" will wage a battle of former Grand National rides at Morgan's Corner.  But don't count out two-time champ Randy Brann (-4).
D: Jamie Busch's "Thunder Struck" hasn't rode down the highway very far to lead fellow north Iowan Tracy Nicholson by one tally. Averaging 28 points over Rockwell and New Hampton has also put him up six on Mike Manke with just Monticello to go.

MODIFIED MINI
A: After two hooks along the Region II North path, David Lacey's "Triple Play: Double or Nothing" is ahead of Ken Bultemeier by three and Lacey's own "Triple Play Unchained" by seven with seven to go.
B: Across U.S. 30 in the South section of Region II, it's almost a mirror image: "Triple Play" is up on Kevin Bradtmueller by five and "Double or Nothing" by six with five hooks remaining.
C: Donnie Reeve's "California Mule" kicked into high gear in Ellsworth and thus leads Chad Timmerman and Nathan Hoffman by place points for Region III's first Enderle berth of its own.
D: With "Unchained," Lacey's already secured the real "South" berth: The one awarded by Region IV dating to Raleigh and ending in Pinetops. (Remember, if the same vehicle wins both, we combine the points and invite the runner up.)
E: Hoffman found his four-leaf clover in New Hampton and had a brilliant performance with "Shakin' Shamrock" to win the two-hook shootout by three and become Region V's first MINI invitee.

MODIFIED
A: In the Northwest Region II berth, Ryan Writsel is perfect through two hooks plus Arcola's rainout. His 75 points lead Don Deane by three and Alan Judy by five.
B. In the Southeast Region II berth, Ryan and Jeff Writsel have a win apiece. Ken Miller (-3) stands second, Deane (-4) third.
C: Anoka will start and finish the Enderle chase in Region III.
D: Sporting a new sized-up powerplant, Chip Street's "Wildfire" scored two fifth places at its former home track in Pinetops to claim the Region IV berth. Interestingly four of the six point-earning vehicles were turbine-powered.

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Road to the Enderle: Week 11 GN Traffic Report

Worthington, Ohio---The 7 p.m. session of the 31st Memorial Enderle Pull-Off will feature an unprecedented 65 Grand National competitors. And that means that every divison has two races to watch: The chase for the championship and the battle to be fifth place or better. From now until the end of the season, we'll keep you up-to-speed in this space at www.NTPAPULL.com. (The division names link to the individual points pages which are updated immediately after each event.)

GRAND NATIONAL LIGHT SUPER STOCK
After one hook in rain-shortened Tomah, Jason Hootman's "Commander," Chizek/Korth's "Excessive Force" and "Considered Armed & Dangerous, Larry Phillips' "Extremely Insane," and Kyle Karlen's "Bad Blood" sit above the fifth-place cut line. Next hook: Next weekend, Brandenburg.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK DIESEL
NTPA's busiest GN division to date is led by Travis Schlabach's "Bone Twister" after his win and second in home-state Rockwell. Halfway through their 16 hooks, the Ross' "Triple Bypass," the Blagraves' "Red Horse," Kent Payne's "Super Rooster," and John Raymond's "Smoke-n-Mirrors" are presently in the show; "Lock-N-Load" is locked out for the moment but will look to make a move in Chapel Hill.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK OPEN
Teammates Josh (International Threat) and Terry (Extremely Armed & Dangerous) Blackbourn hold the top two positions; colleagues John Strickland (GALOT II) and Brent Payne (GALOT) the next two. Jordan Lustik's cushion with "Silver Bullet" is 16 over Jeff Hothem. They next light the fire in Monroe.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER FARM
Matching their win total from last year in just six hooks has vaulted Brad Hart and "Don't Ask" into the lead. Bryan Deck (One Bad Apple, -1) and the Ferris entries ("Absolutely Nuts," -4; "Assorted Nuts," -11) are next in line. It hasn't been a dream season like 2016 for Rod Deck, but "Dream On" is hanging onto an Enderle invitation by one over '15 champ "Top Priority" entering Ionia.

GRAND NATIONAL PRO STOCK
It took one session in Benson to recapture its swagger, but Mike Conny's "MAC Nasty" is as brutal as ever, having reeled off four wins around the Hutch rainout. Charles Pelletier has hung tough with three seconds, but his latest trend of fifth-place finishes won't tighten this race. Robby Lemke's "New Generation Plus," Mark Lawyer's "Rapped Up!", and Danny Schmucker's "Rampage" would make this an all-Deere Enderle if it ended today. But it doesn't: There are 16 hooks left in this marathon.

GRAND NATIONAL TWO WHEEL DRIVE
"Suffering Sanity"'s 60 points at Tomah has to drive Bryan McDonald's competitors crazy. The purple Willys shone on the biggest stages last year en route to the Shell Rotella Cup. Craig Corzine's "Burn Notice" and Jessie Petro's "P5" are three points back, while Renee Theobald's "Pretty Wicked" (-6) and Randy Petro's "Kathy's Komplaint" (-7) have spent their light July touring the western half of Region II. But it's back to business in Ionia this weekend, where the Tormoehlens' "Thriller" (-2 from fifth) and Jessie's "Buckeye Hauler" (-3), among others, will try to make up some ground.

GRAND NATIONAL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Peyton Davis' "Punisher" won't let up. He, too, scored 60 in Wisconsin to establish a nine-point lead over Carmen Foster's "Foster Child." Her dad Rob (Simply Red) is 11 back, while Lisa Peterson is fourth at -9. And in the battle for fifth, "The Rock" is three points up on ... "The Rock"? Yep, Ted Skelton's black Chevy is ahead of Donald LaBonte's blue Chevy with a dozen track trips left.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER STOCK DIESEL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
Carl Atley's "Lethal Weapon" turned the tables on Josh Deeter's "Up in Smoke" in the Tomah pull-off to take a one-point lead. Kent Crowder's "Scheid Diesel," Shawn Hodges' "On Borrowed Time," and Matt Clemons' "Alter Ego" finished in the top five to start in the top five. Fort Recovery is the next opportunity for the others, including Brad Deeter (-1 from fifth) and Shane Kellogg (-2), to climb the ladder.

GRAND NATIONAL SUPER SEMI
Incredibly, we've hit the two-thirds point of the Semis' 2017 haul. Despite its engine failure at Tomah---from which it returned in Rockwell---Dean Holicky's "Mother Trucker" holds the lead over GN newcomers Lonny Sailor ("Holy Smokes," -2) and Brian Elithorpe ("Nikki's Nightmare," -4). So far, the Eilens' "Just Passin' Thru in Class" gets a passing grade (+2 over sixth) as does Dan Prahl's "Full Tilt" (+1); "Sawdust Man" Sonny Graese's "Stacks" is odd-man out at this time.

GRAND NATIONAL MODIFIED MINI
In five hooks, Berrie Boer's "Bobcat Jr." has earned four top-fours to break out of the pack in this ultra-competitive division. Ken Veney's "Funny Lil' Farmall" sits 12 back in second, while Jason Hathaway's "Honkin' Donkey Gray" and the Koesters' "Footloose" and "Beast of Burden" are en route to Urbana for now. But Bret Berg's "Brandt Professional Ag" (-2 from fifth) and Jerry Thompson's "Hellraiser" (-6) are only one good finish from challenging.

GRAND NATIONAL LIGHT UNLIMITED
Brandon and R.J. went one-two in Tomah to put "Simon Sez" and "Show No Mercy" in command. Corzine's re-energized "Money Pit Screwed Up," Jacob Ohl's "Outcast," and Todd Feiss' "S'no Farmer" are also in the top five. The "Super Bee" of Keith Wayson is banging on the glass, but the window will open again with seven hooks to go, beginning in Ionia.

GRAND NATIONAL MODIFIED
Berg's "Money Maker" and Ricky Rose's "Giddy Up" have claimed all the wins so far in 2017. Berg holds the edge in that category, three-to-two, but Rose leads by two where it matters most. The Jostock/Douglas "Spook Gone Wild," Dennis Christensen's "Pack Rat 4," and Bob Jostock's "Wild Child" round out the top five as we head into the midseason event in Monroe.

GRAND NATIONAL UNLIMITED
"Screamin' D" is on a tear, having reeled off one win each in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. If Chuck Knapp can keep it up through Chapel Hill and Fort Recovery over the next two weekends, he could roll to a third straight title. Kevin Criswell ("Blown Centless," -7), Rose (-11), and Brad Benedict ("Non-Cents All Screwed Up," -13) will need to bear down to keep that from happening. Berg's margin is one over Wayne Purser's "Uncle Sam" for the last Enderle transfer slot.

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Dave Dann's Brother Delos Has Passed

The WPI/NTPA family expresses its condolences to Puller contributor and photographer Dave Dann on the passing of his brother, Delos Dann Jr., following a three-year battle with leukemia and cancer. Mr. Dann was 70.

A past president of the New York Steam Engine Association, Mr. Dann, of Canandaigua, was the proprietor of Dann Auctioneers for nearly five decades.

Mr. Dann is survived by his wife Diane; two sons Jeff (Christy) and Darren (Nicole), eight grandchildren; brothers David (Patricia), Douglas (Hilke), Duane (Valonda), and Daryl (Catherine) and sisters Nancy and Marilyn (Michael). Mr. Dann's full obituary may be found here, where notes of condolence may be left for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642.

Please keep Dave, Patricia, and their family in your thoughts.

Week 11 Preview

Worthington, Ohio---So you've had a couple days to digest the events of last weekend---two champs crowned, a few Enderle berths settled. You might have even gotten a few hours of sleep.

Well, break time's over, folks. Let's give the merry-go-round another spin in this, the most magical time of the pulling fan's year.

The week gets going on Tuesday, July 18 with two Region II events. In Hartford, Michigan, it's the Hartford NTPA Nationals at the Van Buren County Fair where, beginning at 7 p.m., Super Farm Tractors, Four Wheel Drives, and Modified Minis will take to the track. Current point leaders in each division are Stan Warda's "Hammerin' Hank" SF (+3), Steve Elchinger's "Jus' Passin' Thru" FWD (+7), and David Lacey's "Triple Play Unchained" MINI (+2).

Also on Tuesday at 7, it's the Fayette County Fair Pull in Washington Court House, Ohio. Light Pro Stocks, Two Wheel Drives, Super Stock Diesel 4x4s, and Multi-Engine Modifieds are on the docket. Leading Region II's Eastern subregions in Light Pros and Two Wheelers are Kevin Smith's "Flirtin' with Deerezaster" (+3) and Jeff Writsel's "At It Again" (+7), respectively, while Susan Ingram's "Scheid Diesel" and Ryan Writsel's "Lucky Stryke" (+9) are tops in diesel trucks and Mods.

Lebanon, Ohio and the Warren County Fair Pull return to the NTPA calendar on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Light Pros (East), Two Wheel Drives (East), and Modifieds will compete for points toward Region II championships and Enderle Pull-Off berths.

That same evening, Region V's jumping July resumes at the Great Jones County Fair in Monticello, Iowa. Heavy Super Stock Diesel, Super Farm, and Limited Pro Stock Tractors will be countered by Two Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive Trucks. Following last week's proceedings in Decorah and New Hampton, point leaders include the Degenhardts' "Diggin Hard" HSSD (+3), Phil Kelley's "Red-Blooded Binder" SF (+1), Jeremy Ploetz "Big One" and Kevin Lindstrom's "Hyper Harvester" LIM PS (tie, +7), Dustin Amundson's "Bottoms Up" TWD (+5), and Jamie Busch's "Thunder Struck" FWD (+1).

Friday and Saturday, July 21-22, the season's second Super National event takes place in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Attendees of the Lions Super Pull of the South will witness Super Stock Diesel and Pro Stock Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Mini and Unlimited Modifieds starting at 7 p.m. Much of the GN circuit has been on hiatus since Tomah, after which Mike Conny's "MAC Nasty" PS (+6), Peyton Davis' "Punisher" FWD (+9), Berrie Boer's "Bobcat Jr." MINI (+12), and Chuck Knapp's "Screamin' D" UNL (+7) are first in the standings. Travis Schlabach's win and second in Rockwell got him to the SSD point lead with "Bone Twister" (+6). The event will be available for live and on-demand viewing at WatchNTPA.com beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Meanwhile, in Ionia, Michigan, the Ionia Free Fair Pullsation will rattle the rafters with Super Farm Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Twin-Engine Light Unlimited Modifieds on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. Brandon Simon's "Simon Sez" (+1) won in Wisconsin to lead the Lights as did Bryan McDonald's "Suffering Sanity" (+3) to top the Two Wheelers. With two wins on the season, Brad Hart's "Don't Ask" (+1) is taking the Super Farms to task.

Two west-central Ohio events will fill out the weekend's action. In Hilliard, Ohio, the Franklin County Fair NTPA Nationals will get going at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 21 with Light Pros (East), Two (East) and Four Wheel Drives, and Minis.

And the pits at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio will fill with Pro Stocks, Light Pros (East), Minis, and Modifieds on Saturday, July 22. Jason Svonavec's "Bootlegger" and Ryan Walters' "Chasin' Tail" (+1) are deadlocked atop the Pro Stocks' charts.

Finally, Owensville, Ohio's Clermont County NTPA Nationals will roar to life at 7 p.m. on Monday night, July 24, with Heavy Supers, Light Pros (East), Two Wheel Drives (East), and Modifieds. John Pfeiffer's "Pfeiffermax" (+7) owns the advantage in Supers.

By the time the last red flag waves in Owensville, there will be only seven days left in this fast-moving month. But pulling's torrid pace only quickens next week with Grand Nationals in Fort Recovery and Brandenburg and a Region III crown jewel in Anoka. So be sure to come back next Tuesday---and as always check our results and points pages to stay in the know.

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

London, Ohio Event Cancelled; No Points Awarded

Friday night's pull at the Madison County Fair in London, Ohio has been cancelled. Rain throughout the week has put the track and surrounding grounds under water.

Pullers in the classes that were scheduled to appear---Light Pro Stocks,Two Wheel Drives, Super Stock Diesel 4x4s, and Minis---need not travel to London, as no rain points will be issued.

Week 10 Preview

Worthington, Ohio---Straighten that helmet and tighten those belts, pulling fans. Has the National Tractor Pullers Association got a week for you.

Tuesday, July 11 at 7 p.m., it's the LaPorte County Fair Pull in LaPorte, Indiana, which will import five Region II divisions: Light Super Stock, Super Farm, and Light Pro Stock (West) Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive (West) and Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Trucks. The Light Pros and Two Wheelers will additionally compete for a raised Pro National purse. Jerry Yantes and "Spirit of Oliver" lead LSS and Stan Warda and "Hammerin' Hank" top SF after their hooks in South Bend, as do Susan Ingram and "Scheid Diesel" after one SSD 4x4 tug in rain-shortened Greentown. Also, Mike Palmer's advantage is eight points with "Red Avenger' in LT PS W and Petro/Mayhill's three in TWD W with "2 Timin'."

Then, it's a midweek Region V swing through Decorah, Iowa at the Winneshiek County Fair on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. This sophomore event has already expanded to five classes: Light Supers, Heavy Supers, Super Farms, Limited Pros, and Two Wheel Drives. After things got rolling in Rockwell, Jeremy Ploetz' "Big One" is number one in Limiteds, and Hawkeye-Staters Troy Warschkow (Jeepers Creepers) and A.J. Riedl (Shafted) share the lead in Two Wheelers.

Eaton County gets its two-night bite of the Region II schedule Thursday and Friday, July 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. in Charlotte, Michigan. Heavy Supers headline both sessions and are joined Thursday by Light Pros (West), Two Wheelers (West), Super Stock Diesel 4x4s, and Minis and Friday by Super Farms, Four Wheelers, and Modifieds. John Pfeiffer's "Pfeiffermax" has earned the max so far in HSS, and the "Triple Play Unchained" of David Lacey has paced the Minis, while the doorslammers are led by Jake Zaring's "Fatheadz Eyewear" and the noise boys by Ryan Writsel's "Lucky Stryke."

Meanwhile, back in corn country, the Kenwood Avenue Nationals bring two power-packed nights to New Hampton, Iowa. Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 7 p m., it's Light and Heavy Diesel Supers, Limited Pros, Two and Four Wheel Drives, and Modified Minis. Kenwood Avenue is the end the short RN V championship tour and Enderle Pull-Off path for the Light Supers, and it'll route a Mini to Urbana as well. Atop the Region V FWD standings sit Jamie Busch and "Thunder Struck."

London, Ohio gets going Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Madison County Fair with Light Pros (East), Two Wheel Drives (East), Super Stock Diesel 4x4s, and Minis. The two Eastern subregions performing here are led by Kevin Smith ("Flirtin' with Deerezaster" LT PS) and Jeff Writsel ("At It Again" TWD).

And two Saturday night fair pulls wrap up Region II's full week. In Wilmington, Ohio, it's the Clinton County Fair Nationals, with Light Pros (II-East), Two Wheelers (II-East), Minis, and Modifieds. Action in Wilmington starts at 7 p.m. on July 15.

It also does one state west at the Cass County Fair Pull in Logansport, Indiana. They'll host the final hook for the Light Supers and only one for Pro Stock Semis, plus Super Farms, Limited Pros, and Four Wheel Drives.

This is the kind of week pullers and fans live for---powerful and plentiful national-level action. We have a few more of these weeks coming as the season and the summer heat up. So keep your browser right here at www.NTPAPULL.com to stay up-to-date on event results and point races. And coming soon: 2017's first Road to the Enderle Traffic Report.

Thanks for reading.

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

FWD Added to Arcola Saturday

Saturday night's Session Two of the Arcola National Pull will now include Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks in addition to the classes already scheduled: Heavy Super and Light Pro Stock Tractors, Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds, and Two-Wheel-Drive and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock 4x4 3.0 Trucks.

The Four Wheelers had been slated for the rained-out Friday session and earned rain (hook) points for entering. Saturday's class will not be counted toward the Region II championship or Enderle qualifying.

Week 9 Preview

Worthington, Ohio---Following a restful extended holiday weekend, the National Tractor Pullers Association is back to work, presenting six events covering eight sessions in the next seven days.

We'll begin in Shelbyville, Indiana on Wednesday, July 5, when the Shelby County Fair hosts two classes in the western subregion of Region II: Light Pro Stocks and Two Wheel Drives. Knotted atop the Light Pros with 57 points apiece, each with a win and a fourth place on the season, are Matt Durbin's "Side Winder" and Mike Palmer's "Red Avenger." Larry Black's "Endless Torment" is three back. Brent Secrest's "Nuthin' EZ 'Bout It" holds the top slot among the Two Wheelers; his fourth at Rushville was best among regional competitors. The Petro family's "2 Timin'" (-1) and Jim Roberts' "Hair Dryer Gone Blown" (-2) are Secrest's closest challengers early in this race.

Then it's on to the Marion County Fair in Marion, Ohio on Thursday, July 6 for three classes: Light Pros (II-East), Two Wheel Drives (II-East), and Modifieds. It's the first scheduled hook for the wheelstanders in the Eastern subregion, while only one hook's in the books for the Light Pros and Modifieds thus far. The Beasleys' "Farmall Fever" (30) and "Hi-Gear Harvester" (-1) are top-two among the Light Pros, with 2016 titlist Kendall Houk's "Nothing Special" at -2. His fellow champ Ryan Writsel and "Lucky Stryke" hold a one-point lead in the Mods over Don Deane's "Plumbers Nitemare"; Mike Schoenemann's "Feelin' Froggy Extreme" (-2) sits third.

Then, 500 miles apart and both located at parks dedicated solely to pulling, come two of the more highly anticipated Friday-Saturday shows on the calendar. In Arcola, Indiana, just west of Fort Wayne, are Regional National classes of Heavy Super Stock and Light Pro Stock (West) Tractors and Minis and Multi-Engine Modifieds on both July 7 and 8 beginning at 7 p.m., with Four Wheel Drives joining in on Friday and Two Wheel Drives and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0s coming to play on Saturday. John Pfeiffer's "Pfeiffermax" leads the Supers after his win at Rushville; Ed Johnson's "Big Johnson" (-1) and Heath Weilnau's "Sin Wagon" (-2) alkies are close behind. Jake Zaring's "Fatheadz Eyewear" leads the doorslammers on the strength of his win at Preble; his "Dixie Chopper" is third (-2) with Jim Bosch's "Midnight Raider" in between. And after two hooks, Adam Hallien's "Wrecker" leads the PSD 4x4s (59); the "All Attitude" of Rob Wright (-3) and the "Flirtin' with Disaster" of Jeff Hossler (-4) round out the top three entering Saturday's action.

Meanwhile, in Rockwell, Iowa, just south of Mason City, it's the North Iowa Nationals on July 7 and 8 at 6 p.m. featuring four Grand National classes---Super Stock Diesel and Super Farm Tractors, Super Semis, and Multi-Engine Modifieds---and opening the Region V schedule for Limited Pro Stocks, Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers. GN point leaders entering the contest include Jody and Colin Ross' "Triple Bypass" SSD (162; Travis Schlabach's "Bone Twister" -1; the Blagraves' "Red Horse" -13), Bryan Deck's "One Bad Apple" SF (109; Brad Hart's "Don't Ask" -2, the Ferris family's "Assorted Nuts" -4 and "Absolutely Nuts" -5), Dean Holicky's "Mother Trucker" SEMI (101; Lonny Sailor's "Holy Smokes" -2, Brian Elithorpe's "Nikki's Nightmare" -4), and Bret Berg's "Money Maker" MOD (89; Ricky Rose's "Giddy Up" -1, Douglas/Jostock's "Spook Gone Wild" -6).

Region II pulling can also be found Friday, July 7 in South Bend, Indiana, where the St. Joseph County Fair hosts Light Super Stock, Super Farm, and Limited Pro Stock Tractors, plus Two Wheel Drives (West). That four-class session kicks off at 7 p.m.

And on Monday night, July 10, it's the Howard County NTPA Nationals in Greentown, Indiana and three classes starting at 7 p.m.: Light Pro Stocks (West), Two Wheel Drives (West), and the first Region II hook in 2017 for Super Stock Diesel 4x4s.

The NTPA is ramping up to our two busiest weeks in pulling, Weeks 10 and 11, with 16 events over 14 days. Be sure to watch this space so you know where the action is.

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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, 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.

Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.

NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the annual PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2017 Contingency Program Signup

The Contingency Program is designed to benefit competitors on the Grand National and Regional National circuits. Enroll now to get the great benefits from this program and support the companies that support you.

To qualify, a competitor must hold a current, 2017 NTPA License, register their vehicle(s), and submit the enrollment form. Decals for the sponsoring companies of a competitor’s choice must be displayed on both sides of the competition vehicle. Decals will be distributed by mail and at the Super National event in Tomah, Wisconsin. 

If you enroll a vehicle which has multiple drivers, please list all drivers on the application. If you wish to enroll multiple vehicles for a single driver, please list all vehicles on the application. Please select the sponsors from whom you wish to receive contingency benefits; otherwise, you will be enrolled as having selected all sponsors. 

Enrollment forms must be received by the NTPA Office by Monday, June 26. Forms received after this date will not be eligible for the program. Questions? Contact Sarah Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614.436.1761.

Grand National Program

BillMillerEngineeringBill Miller Engineering
Contact: Bill Miller | 775.887.1299 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, MOD, LT UNL, TWD, FWD, MINI
First/Second: $100/$50, *$200/$100
Total Postings: $13,050
To qualify for credit vouchers, competitors must provide proof of purchase within the last 24 months. If competitors run aluminum connecting rods OR pistons, competitors will receive $100 for first, $50 for second. *If competitors run both aluminum connecting rods AND pistons, competitors will receive $200 for first, $100 for second.

BMRS logo webBrown & Miller Racing Solutions
Contact: Scott Hunter | 704.793.4319 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, MINI
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $5,400
To qualify for credit vouchers, competitors must provide proof of purchase within the last 24 months.

ColumbusDiesel logo TColumbus Diesel Supply
Contact: Mark Massey | 800.818.7867 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: SSO, SSD, PS, SF, SEMI
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $11,250
Current CDS customers will be credited the amount won to their existing account. If you are not a current customer of CDS, you must set up an account and credits will be issued to that account.

DIAMOND PISTON LOGO 2015Diamond Pistons
Contact: Randy Curtis | 586.792.6220 x 106 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, MOD, LT UNL, PS, TWD, FWD, MINI, SSD 4x4
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers
Total Postings: $17,850

GMSGene’s Machine Shop
Contact: Brent Payne | 513.756.9900 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: SSO, SSD, PS, LSS, SF
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $11,100
Current GMS customers will be credited the amount won to their existing account. If you are not a current customer of GMS, you must set up an account and credits will be issued to that account.

Haisley Piston Logo Vector 1-08-09Haisley Machine
Contact: Patty Haisley | 765.948.3164 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $100 toward the purchase of $1,000 or more/$50 toward the purchase of $500 or more
Total Postings: $27,000

Harland SharpHarland Sharp
Contact: Steve Becker | 440.238.3260 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $100/$50 cash
Total Postings: $27,000
To qualify for cash payment, must present proof of purchase within last 24 months. Must submit W-9 form for payment.

humpco webHUMPCO Manufacturing
Contact: Brent Payne | 513.756.9900 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, MOD, LT UNL, SSO, SSD, PS, LSS, SF, TWD
1st/2nd; Total: $100/$50; $18,450
Current Humpco customers will be credited the amount won to their existing account. If you are not a current customer of Humpco, you must set up an account and credits will be issued to that account.

Msd logo smMSD Ignition
Contact: Silver Gomez | 915.856.2480 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, LT UNL, MOD, TWD, FWD, MINI
First/Second: $100/$50 cash
Total Postings: $13,050
To qualify for cash payment, competitors must use the following MSD Ignition products: MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Wire Set (red or black)

PowerBorewebPowerBore Cylinder Sleeves
Contact: Geoff Korff | 330.332.1566 ext. 130 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers for sleeves
Total Postings: $27,000

Profab - ColorProfab Machine, Inc.
Contact: Larry Peterson | 715.796.5230 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $100 cash/$50 cash
Total Postings: $27,000
To qualify for cash payment, competitors must use the following Profab Machine, Inc. products:

UNL, MOD, LT UNL: Must use a Profab crossbox and/or transmission
MINI, SSO, SSD, PS, LSS, SF, TWD, SEMI: Must use a Profab transmission
FWD, SSD 4x4: Must use a Profab case and transmission

All other National competitors are eligible to receive certificates toward the purchase of Profab Machine, Inc. products using the following criteria: First Place: $100 certificate toward a purchase of $500 or more. Second Place: $50 certificate toward a purchase of $250 or more.

RP Shield Logo 16Racepak LLC
Contact: Mary House | 949.709.1661 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Eligibility: UNL, MOD, LT UNL, SSO, SSD, PS, LSS, SF, TWD, FWD, MINI, SSD 4x4
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $26,650
Contingency payments issued upon verification of specified product usage and display of Racepak decals. Payment will not be issued to winner/runner-up if product is not installed or in use on vehicle. Requirements for payout include the use and verification of the following products: IQ3 Data Logger, G2X, G2X Pro or SmartWire. Payments cannot be issued without a completed W-9 form submitted to Mary House, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2017 Scheid Diesel Logo webScheid Diesel Service Co., Inc.
Contact: Kent Crowder | 765.295.2799 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: First/Second: $100 toward the purchase of $1,000 or more/$50 toward the purchase of $500 or more
Total Postings: $27,000

SCSLogo2SCS Gearbox
Contact: Craig Sage | 419.483.7278 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $50/$25
Total Postings: $13,500
Competitors meeting the following criteria may redeem their vouchers for CASH. All others may redeem their vouchers for future SCS products. (Vouchers expire one year from issuance):

MINI, SSO, SSD, LSS, PS, SF: Must run SCS Transmission
TWD: Must run SCS Transmission and Reverser OR SCS Aluminum Planetaries
FWD, SSD 4x4: Must run SCS Transfer Case and Transmission OR Complete Rear End Spool/Axles, OR Aluminum Front & Rear Hubs
SEMI: Must run SCS Mack Transmission Kit
MOD, UNL, LT UNL: Must run SCS Combing Box OR SCS Transmission

smithbroslogowSmith Brothers Pushrods
Contact: Pierre Chango II | 800.367.1533 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: UNL, MOD, LT UNL, SSD, TWD
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers
Total Postings: $9,750

AKE Logo with Web-01STOP-FYRE® The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher™
Contact: Patrick Smith | 507.258.4541 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $200 toward the purchase of any STOP-FYRE® unit/$100 toward the purchase of any STOP-FYRE® unit (Must be purchased from AKE Corporate. No expiration date.)
Total Postings: $54,000

To qualify, competitors must have our NEW Standard STOP-FYRE® unit (which now has a gauge) mounted on their pulling vehicle during the pulling event. This $600 unit can be purchased through AKE Safety Equipment for $500.

Regional National Program

Haisley Machine
Contact: Patty Haisley | 765.948.3164 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $100 toward the purchase of $1,000 or more/$50 toward the purchase of $500 or more
Total Postings: $40,350

Harland Sharp
Contact: Steve Becker | 440.238.3260 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $100/$50 cash
Total Postings: $40,350
To qualify for cash payment, must present proof of purchase within last 24 months. Must submit W-9 form for payment.

PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves
Contact: Geoff Korff | 330.332.1566 ext. 130 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
1st/2nd; Total: $100/$50 vouchers for sleeves; $40,350

Profab Machine, Inc.
Contact: Larry Peterson | 715.796.5230
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $100 certificate toward a purchase of $500 or more/$50 certificate toward a purchase of $250 or more
Total Postings: $40,350

Scheid Diesel Service Co., Inc.
Contact: Kent Crowder | 765.295.2799
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: First/Second: $100 toward the purchase of $1,000 or more/$50 toward the purchase of $500 or more
Total Postings: $40,350

SCS Gearbox
Contact: Craig Sage | 419.483.7278 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $50/$25 vouchers
Total Postings: $20,175
Competitors meeting the following criteria may redeem their vouchers for CASH. All others may redeem their vouchers for future SCS products. (Vouchers expire one year from issuance):

MINI, HSS, LSS, PS, SF: Must run SCS Transmission OR Probell Bellhousing
TWD: Must run SCS Transmission and Reverser OR SCS Aluminum Planetaries OR Probell Bellhousing
FWD, SSD 4x4: Must run SCS Transfer Case and Transmission OR Complete Rear End Spool/Axles, OR Aluminum Front & Rear Hubs OR Probell Bellhousing
MOD: Must run SCS Combing Box OR SCS Transmission OR Probell Bellhousing

STOP-FYRE® The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher™
Contact: Patrick Smith | 507.258.4541 |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $200 toward the purchase of any STOP-FYRE® unit/$100 toward the purchase of any STOP-FYRE® unit (Must be purchased from AKE Corporate. No expiration date.)
Total Postings: $80,700
To qualify, competitors must have our NEW Standard STOP-FYRE® unit (which now has a gauge) mounted on their pulling vehicle during the pulling event. This $600 unit can be purchased through AKE Safety Equipment for $500.

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Week 7 Preview

Worthington, Ohio---Beginning in mid-May, fans of the National Tractor Pullers Association have been able to concentrate on one event and one region at a time. From the regular-season kickoff in Millers Tavern to the first two-day event in Pinetops, then the first Region II event in Sugarcreek followed by the Grand National opener in Benson, and the Region III launch in Ellsworth leading into the much-anticipated Hutchinson, it's been a steadily paced six weeks.

Well, the crazy is about to begin.

From Thursday through Sunday, June 22-25, taking center stage is the Budweiser Dairyland NTPA Super Nationals event in Tomah, Wisconsin. Six sessions---Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at noon and 7 p.m., and Sunday at noon---will include two appearances of each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions plus Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association Light Pro Stocks on Friday afternoon. In addition to being the NTPA's largest event measured by classes and sessions, it's the second of four stops on the Shell Rotella Cup tour for Super Stock Diesel, Two Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Modified Mini, and Unlimited competitors. Can't make it to Tomah? Watch it live at WatchNTPA.com in individual sessions or as part of the $299 Season Pass package.

Meanwhile, Region II begins to spool up with three events in four days. On Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m., it's the Joshua Keith Memorial Pull in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Pro Stock and Light Pro Stock (II-East) Tractors and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks will each have their second hooks of the year, while Modifieds will make their first trips down the track in 2017.

Then on Saturday, June 24 at 7 p.m., the Preble Power-O-Rama in Preble, Indiana will fill its new early-summer date with five classes: Light Pro Stock (II-West) Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive and StainlessDiesel.com PSD Trucks, and Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds. (Update: Check our press release or event information for detour instructions.)

And the first long weekend of the pulling season concludes with the traditional Monday night Rush County Fair Pull in Rushville, Indiana on June 26 at 7 p.m. Heavy Super Stock, Pro Stock, and Light Pro Stock (II-West) Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks (II-West) are on the docket.

Week 8, which includes the weekend leading into July 4, is a quiet one on the national schedule. We'll be back in Week 9 with a slate that includes five events in Indiana alone, plus Rockwell's North Iowa (Grand) Nationals.

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2017 NTPA GN Precommitted Competitors

Precommitment

Precommitment at a Glance:

For 2017, there were 10 precommitment positions available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. These were first offered to 2016's top-10 GN point finishers. (For SSD 4x4, selection was based upon 2016 Region II points) . After that, remaining 2016 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor earns points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship.

2017 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini

  • koester champThe schedule (20 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Langford, NY x 2, Sandusky, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH x 2, Wellington, OH, Wauseon, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Adam and Larry Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Walk the Line: 2016 Grand National Champion (553)...5 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Fort Recovery S2, Sandusky, Bowling Green S3, Greenville S2...average GN finish: 3.7 (19 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.
  • Footloose: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-20)...2 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 4.8 (19 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.
  • Beast of Burden: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-54)...1 GN win (Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)...[A.Koester: 2007 GN champion].

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-31)...6 GN wins (Benson x 2, Tomah S2, Napoleon, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 5.7 (18 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Iron Toy: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-51)...1 GN win (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.
  • Cowboy Up: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-68)...2 GN wins (Rockwell x 2)...average GN finish: 9.6 (18 appearances)...2012 GN champion.

Chris Martin (Cannon Falls, MN) and Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • LG Seeds: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-77)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.6 (18 appearances).
  • Brandt Professional Ag: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-100)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 10.4 (18 appearances).

Jerry Thompson (Janesville, WI)

  • Hellraiser: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-219)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 9.9 (13 appearances).

Jason Hathaway (Washington, PA)

  • new vehicle in 2017. [Honkin' Donkey Black: Finished 12th in 2016 GN points (-368)...best GN finish 2nd...average GN finish: 8.6 (7 appearances)...2015 GN champion; Honkin' Donkey Red: Finished 14th in 2016 GN points (-413)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.8 (6 appearances)...[J.Hathaway: 2014 GN champion]

2017 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited

  • simon champThe schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Sandusky, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Brandon and R.J. Simon (Farley, IA)

  • Simon Sez: 2016 Grand National Champion (265 points)...7 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah x 2, Fort Recovery S2, Sandusky, Hudsonville x 2)...average GN finish: 1.6 (9 appearances)...2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-47)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.8 (9 appearances).

Keith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-15)...1 GN win (Benson S3)...average GN finish: 3.2 (9 appearances)...2015 GN champion.

Matt and Manny Ferry (Westport, MA)

  • Milk Money: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.2 (9 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • Rotten, Mean and Nasty: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-39)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.9 (9 appearances).

Tarry and Todd Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-37)...1 GN win (Fort Recovery S1)...average GN finish: 5.7 (9 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-38)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 5.8 (9 appearances).

Paul Koontz (Welcome, NC)

  • The Joker: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-51)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 7.2 (9 appearances).

Jacob Ohl (Danville, IL)

  • Outcast: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-112)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.5 (6 appearances).

Craig Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Money Pit.

2017 NTPA Grand National Modified

  • berg champThe schedule (11 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Ellsworth, WI, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Monroe, MI, Wapakoneta, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (7 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: 2016 Grand National Champion (289 points)...4 GN wins (Rockwell S2, Wapakoneta, Bowling Green x 2)...average GN finish: 2.1 (10 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2012, 2011 GN champion.

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-14)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.6 (10 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Terry and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-18)...1 GN win (Tomah S4)...average GN finish: 4.0 (10 appearances)...2009 GN champion..[T.Jostock: 1996 GN 7,200-lb. MOD champion].
  • Wild Child: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-19)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.1 (10 appearances)...2007 GN champion.

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 5.5 (10 appearances).

Joe, Bob, and Ray Fintak (North Collins, NY)

  • North American: Finished 13th in 2016 GN points (-254)...best GN finish: 11th...average GN finish: 11.0 (1 appearance).

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 14th in 2016 GN points (-259).

2017 NTPA Grand National Unlimited

  • knapp champThe schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL-, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Wellington, OH, Canfield, OH
  • The competitors (8 vehicles, as of 5/8/17):

Chuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2016 Grand National Champion (388.5 points)...2 GN wins (Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 5.7 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015 GN champion.

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-5.5)...5 GN wins (Benson S3, Hutchinson S2, Fort Recovery S2, Bowling Green S3, Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.4 (14 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-6)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.1 (14 appearances).

Kevin Criswell and Brad Benedict (Marion, OH)

  • Non-Cents All Screwed Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-8.5)...1 GN win (Tomah S5)...average GN finish: 6.8 (14 appearances).
  • Blown Centless: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-14.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.9 (14 appearances).

Wayne Purser (Norman, OK)

  • Uncle Sam: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-51.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.7 (13 appearances).

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-107)...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 7.7 (10 appearances).

David Richardson (Leitchfield, KY)

  • For Sale: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-144)...Gn win (Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 8.7 (10 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive

  • petro champThe schedule (13 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Wapakoneta, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Canfield, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jessie and Randy Petro (Camden, OH) and Joey Frasur (Liberty, IN)

  • Buckeye Hauler: 2016 Grand National Champion (353 points)...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S2, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 6.9 (14 appearances)...2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 GN champion...[J.Petro: 2009 GN champion].
  • Kathy's Komplaint: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-1)...GN win (Ionia S1)...average GN finish: 7.4 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2011, 2010, 2001, 1995 GN champion.
  • P5: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-29)...best GN finish: 1 GN win (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 9.4 (14 appearances).
  • Runnin' Block: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-45)...1 GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 11.1 (14 appearances)...NTPA Hooker of the Year.

Renee and Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Pretty Wicked: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-12)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Wapakoneta)...average GN finish: 10.0 (14 appearances).
  • Wicked: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-38)...1 GN win (Ionia S2)...average GN finish: 11.5 (14 appearances).

Bryan McDonald (Kennedyville, MD)

  • Suffering Sanity: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-26)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah S4, Bowling Green S4...average GN finish: 10.4 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Russ Nichols (Lore City, OH)

  • On the Edge: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-65)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 15.8 (14 appearances).

Alex Ort (Montpelier, IN)

  • Bad Attitude: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-77)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 16.2 (14 appearances).

Craig and Ashley Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Second Degree: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-80)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 18.9 (14 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive

  • holman champThe schedule (18 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Monroe, MI, Langford, NY x 2, Norwalk, WI x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wauseon, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: 2016 Grand National Champion (431)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 5.3 (16 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Punisher: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-3)...5 GN wins (Benson x 2, Chapel Hill S1, Wapakoneta, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 6.6 (16 appearances).
  • Young Gun: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-21)...1 GN win (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.7 (16 appearances).

Larry and Lisa Peterson (Baldwin, WI)

  • Profab Geared Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-21)...1 GN win (Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 8.0 (16 appearances).
  • Profab: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-54)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 11.4 (16 appearances).

Tim and Ted Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Bone: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-35)...1 GN win (Hutchinson S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (16 appearances).
  • The Rock: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 11.8 (16 appearances).

Tanya, Carmen, and Rob Foster (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Foster Child: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-40)...1 GN win (Norwalk S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (16 appearances).
  • Simply Red: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-46)...1 GN win (Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 10.7 (16 appearances)...2010 GN champion.

Tyler Cobb (Baxley, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-71)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.5 (16 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel 4x4

  • SSD4x4The schedule (10 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL, Salem, IL, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Sandwich, IL
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/17):

Van (Fairmount, IN) and Curt Haisley (Swayzee, IN)

  • Rock Hard Ram: Finished 1st in 2016 Region II points.
  • Off Constantly: Finished 4th in 2016 Region II points.

Brion Withrow (Mechanicsburg, OH)

  • The Nut Job: Finished 2nd in 2016 Region II points.

Don Bowling (Fostoria, OH)

  • Pulling for the Cure: Finished 3rd in 2016 Region II points.

Jon Bair (Summitville, IN)

  • Grin N Bair It: Finished 5th in 2016 Region II points.

Justin Gearhart (Kingston, OH)

  • Cream of the Crop: Finished 6th in 2016 Region II points.

Shane Kellogg (Kenton, OH)

  • Trump: Finished 7th in 2016 Region II points.

Carl Atley (Xenia, OH)

  • Lethal Weapon: Finished 9th in 2016 Region II points. Won Enderle Pull-Off.

Kent Crowder (Attica, IN)

  • Scheid Diesel: Finished 10th in 2016 Region II points.

Chris Ryan (Zephyr, TX)

  • Big Bad Dodge: Finished 11th in 2016 Region II points.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Semi

  • holicky champThe schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Morley, MI, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (5 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Dean Holicky (Montgomery, MN)

  • Mother Trucker: 2016 Grand National Champion (249)...3 GN wins (Tomah S4, Rockwell S2, Sandwich S1)...average GN finish: 2.0 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014 GN champion.

Tom and Pat Eilen (Hampton, MN)

  • Just Passin' Thru in Class: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-3)...2 GN wins (Morley, Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 2.9 (8 appearances).

Sonny Graese (Crivitz, WI)

  • Stacks: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-10)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.1 (8 appearances).

Jack Kielmeyer (Faribault, MN)

  • Jacked Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-71)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 5.8 (6 appearances).

Brian Elithorpe (Bridport, VT)

  • Nikki's Nightmare: 1 2016 GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 4.3 (4 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Light Super Stock

  • korth champ2The schedule (8 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Langford, NY x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 3/28/17):

Mike Chizek (Newton, WI) and Brian Korth (Beaver Dam, WI)

  • Excessive Force: 2016 Grand National Champion...4 GN wins (Benson S3, Tomah S1, Brandenburg S2, Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 4.3 (8 appearances)...2012, 2011, 2010 GN champion.
  • Considered Armed & Dangerous: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-14)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 4.8 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014 GN champion.
  • Deadly Force: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-37)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.7 (7 appearances).

Kyle Karlen (Minerva, OH)

  • Bad Blood: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-7)...1 GN win (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 5.6 (8 appearances).

Marcus Wettleson (Postville, IA)

  • Gunpowder & Lead: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-21)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.5 (8 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Larry and Brandon Phillips (Vine Grove, KY)

  • Extremely Insane: Finished 5th in GN points (-22)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.3 (8 appearances).
  • Insanity: Finished 9th in GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 8.9 (7 appearances).

Jason Hootman (Corfu, NY)

  • The Commander: Finished 6th in GN points (-22)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 9.5 (8 appearances).

Jason Irvin (Brookville, OH)

  • Drunkin' Punkin': Finished 3rd in 2016 Region II points.

Denny Jackson (Toulon, IL) and Brian Diekman (Genoa, OH)

  • Green Gambler II.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel

  • ross champThe schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Wapakoneta, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: 2016 Grand National Champion (532)...9 GN wins (Benson S3, Tomah S5, Brandenburg S2, Mt. Sterling, Salem, Napoleon, Bowling Green x 2, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 3.1 (18 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-27)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 5.3 (18 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Steve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-103)...2 GN wins (Sandwich x 2)...average GN finish: 4.3 (15 appearances)...2015, 2014 GN champion.

John Raymond (Caledonia, NY)

  • Smoke-n-Mirrors: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-466)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 6.5 (2 appearances).

Kent Payne (Veedersburg, IN)

  • Super Rooster: Finished 2nd in 2016 Region II points.

Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN)

  • Red Line Fever: Finished 1st in 2016 Region III HSS points, 2nd in 2016 Region III HSSD points, 1st in 2016 Region V HSSD points, 2nd in 2016 Region V HSS points...2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999 GN SSD champion...1996 GN SS champion...1989 GN GN 9,500-lb. SS champion...1988 GN 11,200 SS champion...1985, 1984, 1983 GN 7,500-lb. SS champion.
  • Diggin' Fever: new vehicle for 2017.

Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  •     new vehicle for 2017.

Roger Peterson (Litchfield, MN)

  •     Just Another One: Finished 8th in Region III HSSD points.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open

  • galot champThe schedule (11 hooks, as of 3/28/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Monroe, MI, Salem, IL, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH x 2, Wellington, OH
  • The competitors (6 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

John Strickland (Clinton, NC), Brent Payne (Hamilton, OH), and Earl Wells (Clinton, NC)

  • GALOT II: 2016 Grand National Champion (415)...5 GN wins (Benson, Tomah S4, Ionia S1, Greenville S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 2.7 (14 appearances).
  • Get a Load of That: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-22)...1 GN win (Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 4.5 (14 appearances).

Josh and Terry Blackbourn (Shullsburg, WI) and Mike Chizek (Newton, WI)

  • International Threat: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-8)...4 GN wins (Ionia S2, Fort Recovery S2, Monroe, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 4.0 (14 appearances).
  • Extremely Armed & Dangerous: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-9)...2 GN wins (Benson S3, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.5 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014, 2013 GN SSO champion. [T.Blackbourn: 1999 GN SSO champion].

Jordan Lustik (Eighty-Four, PA)

  • Silver Bullet: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-10)...2 GN wins (Tomah S1, Salem)...average GN finish: 3.3 (14 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2009, 2000 GN SSO champion.

Sid Broughton (South Haven, MI)

  • Desperado: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 6.4 (14 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Farm

  • deck champThe schedule (17 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wellington, OH, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Rod and Bryan Deck (Winside, NE)

  • Dream On: 2016 Grand National Champion (363)...1 GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.4 (13 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • One Bad Apple: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-29)...1 GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 7.0 (13 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Brad Hart (Clayton, MI)

  • Don't Ask: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-52)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (13 appearances).

Dave Whelan (Tipton, MI)

  • My Last Excuse: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-54)...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 9.2 (13 appearances).

Drew and Dan Parkinson (Granville, OH)

  • Commandeere: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-54)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 9.8 (13 appearances).
  • Bombardeere Reloaded: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-83)...1 GN win (Ionia S1)...average GN finish: 12.1 (13 appearances).

Russ Freeze (Manchester, TN)

  • Deere Traxx: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 10.8 (13 appearances).

Brook, Brook Jr., and Brady Ferris (Addison, MI)

  • Absolutely Nuts: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-56)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 10.6 (13 appearances).

Jon Silsby (Vicksburg, MI)

  • Crop Doctor: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-62)...1 GN win (Tomah S2)...average GN finish: 10.2 (13 appearances).

Lee Butts (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Press On: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-68)...1 GN win (Ionia S2)...average GN finish: 10.4 (13 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock

  • conny champThe schedule (22 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL, Salem, IL, Sandusky, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wellington, OH, Canton, OH, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Mike Conny (Beloit, OH) and Tim Shipley (Kensington, OH)

  • MAC Nasty: 2016 Grand National Champion (533)...7 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah S3, Salem, Sandusky, Bowling Green S5, Hudsonville S1, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 3.8 (19 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • MAC Daddy: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-17)...6 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill x 2, Mt. Sterling, Napoleon, Canton)...average GN finish: 5.8 (19 appearances).

Charles Pelletier (St. Armand, QC)

  • CP Dream II: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-30)...2 GN wins (Hudsonville S2, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 5.7 (19 appearances).

Robby Lemke (Helenville, WI)

  • New Generation Plus: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-36)...2 GN wins (Tomah S5, Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.7 (19 appearances)...2016, 2007 GN champion.

Danny and Kevin Schmucker (Louisville, OH)

  • Rampage: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-40)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.4 (19 appearances)...2014, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Git-Er-Dun Deere: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-102)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 10.9 (19 appearances)...2010, 2008 GN champion.

Tim and Chris Cain (New Palestine, IN)

  • Red Gambler: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-119)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.5 (18 appearances)...2009 GN champion.
  • Aces Wild: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-176)...best GN finish: 7th...average GN finish: 16.1 (17 appearances).

Mark Lawyer (Hagerstown, IN)

  • Rapped Up: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish 2nd...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)

Cody Shay (Shannon City, IA)

  • Red Edge Pro.

David Richardson's Mother Has Passed, Father Seriously Ill

The WPI/NTPA office has been notified of the passing of Jackie Richardson, 78, of Leitchfield, Kentucky. Mrs. Richardson, mother and grandmother of UNL competitor David and TWD and MINI competitor Chase Richardson, died Wednesday, June 7 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Richardson was an Air Force veteran and volunteered her time throughout her Grayson County community, including at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Food Alliance, and by mailing thousands of Chrismas cards to military personnel serving overseas. In addition to David, she leaves behind a daughter, Melody.

Additionally, we have learmed that Murrell Richardson, David's father, is critically ill and has been hospitalized.

We extend our deepest sympathy to and concern for the Richardsons at this difficult time.

Jeff Fowler's Mother Has Died

The NTPA office has been notified that the mother of Jeff Fowler passed away over the Memorial Day weekend. Mr. Fowler is the proprietor of Fowler Engines, Incorporated of Columbus, Ohio.

We extend our sympathy to Jeff and his family in their time of sorrow.

Contact Info

ADDRESS:
National Tractor Pullers Association
6155-B Huntley Road,
Columbus, OH 43229


PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964