Doug Christensen Hospitalized

The NTPA community wishes to extend thoughts and prayers to the Christensen family. Doug Christensen is currently hospitalized with health concerns. Please keep Doug in your prayers as he recovers.

The Christensens make up the popular Minnesota-based Pack Rat Pulling Team. Doug competes with the “Pack Rat VI” TWD Truck. 

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: SSD

Super Stock Diesels are the third class on the lineup. Remember that if your favorite driver is not listed, it does not mean that he or she won’t be at an event near you! The list also is not our roster of NTPA pullers, but only those who have enrolled in the pre-commitment program. We will continue to fill spots available up until the first hook of each division. Once that occurs, the program is closed. Check back daily for the next division to be revealed. Be sure to stay abreast of all of the news as it happens on ntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

2016 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel

The schedule (19 hooks, as of 3/28/16): 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; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (5 vehicles, as of 4/12/16):

SSDSteve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: 2015 Grand National Champion (445 points)...5 GN win (New Hampton x 2, Napoleon, Bowling Green S4, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 2.5 (16 appearances)...2014 GN champion.

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-140)...best GN finish: 3rd (3)...average GN finish: 6.4 (13 appearances).

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-193)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.5 (11 appearances).

Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  • New vehicle for 2016. [High Tech Red Neck: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-193)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 7.1 (11 appearances).]

Red Line Fever: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-33)...2015 GN win (Salem, IL)...average GN finish: 4.5 (16 appearances)... 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.

2016 Grand National Precommitted Competitors

The NTPA Pre-commitment Program, established in 1989, this program will take up to 10 competitor vehicles for full benefits, which includes free entry and extra payment incentive for making all of the events or making as many as possible with an excused absence(s). That payment is made at the end of the year, to those competitors who fulfill their commitment. This year’s pre-commitment program features a fierce group of competitors vying for an NTPA title in their respective divisions. Remember that if your favorite driver is not listed, it does not mean that he or she won’t be at an event near you! The list also is not our roster of NTPA pullers, but only those who have enrolled in the pre-commitment program. We will continue to fill spots available up until the first hook of each division. Once that occurs, the program is closed.

List updated 5/24/16:

2016 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini

The schedule (21 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Sandusky, OH; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH x 2; Wauseon, OH; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 5/12/16):

Adam and Larry Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Double Play: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-9)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 4.0 (21 appearances)...2007 GN champion.
  • Footloose: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-33)...3 GN wins (Benson S2, New Hampton S2, Sandusky)...average GN finish: 5.7 (21 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.
  • New vehicle in 2016.

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-40)...best GN finish: 2nd (5)...average GN finish: 6.7 (21 appearances).

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

  • Small Change: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-96)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.2 (21 appearances).
  • Brandt Professional Ag: New vehicle in 2016...Won Cloverdale S1. [Roundup Ready 2: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-123)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 10.0 (21 appearances).]

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cowboy Up: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-289)...4 GN wins (Tomah S1, Bowling Green x 2, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 5.1 (11 appearances)...2012 GN champion.
  • Iron Toy: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-291)...2 GN wins (Rockwell S1, New Hampton S1)...average GN finish: 5.9 (11 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.

Jerry Thompson (Janesville, WI)

  • Hellraiser: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-294)...best GN finish: 6th (2)...average GN finish: 10.9 (13 appearances).

Terry Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • New vehicle in 2016.

2016 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited

The schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Sandusky, OH; Hudsonville, MI x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Keith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: 2015 Grand National Champion (366 points)...6 GN wins (Fairlea x 2, Benson S2, Brandenburg S1, Dubuque, Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 2.9 (13 appearances).

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

  • Simon Sez: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-5)...2 GN wins (Troy, Jerseyville)...average GN finish: 3.4 (13 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-23)...GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 4.9 (13 appearances).

Todd and Tarry Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-12)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 3.8 (13 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer Xtreme: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.8 (13 appearances).

Brian Diekman (Genoa, OH)

  • Rat Poison: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-60)...GN win (Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 5.0 (12 appearances).

Paul Koontz (Welcome, NC)

  • The Joker: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-198)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 3.2 (6 appearances).

Matt and Manny Ferry (Westport, MA)

  • Rotten, Mean and Nasty: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-306)...2 GN wins (Tomah x 2)...average GN finish: 1.5 (2 appearances).

Wayne Bunnage (Ellery, IL)

  • New vehicle in 2016

Jacob Ohl (Danville, IL)

  • Outcast: Average 2015 GN finish: 3.7 (3 appearances).

2016 NTPA Grand National Modified

The schedule (10 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Monroe, MI; Wapakoneta, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Scott Tedder (Marion, IN)

  • Mr. Twister: 2015 Grand National Champion (336 points)...5 GN wins (Monroe, Wapakoneta, Bowling Green x 2, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 3.0 (12 appearances).

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-8)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 3.7 (12 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2012, 2011 GN champion.

Terry and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-25)...best GN finish: 2nd (2)...average GN finish: 5.1 (12 appearances)...2009 GN champion..1996 GN 7,200-lb. MOD champion.
  • Wild Child: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-32)...GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 5.7 (12 appearances)...2007 GN champion.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-26)...GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 5.2 (12 appearances).

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-38)...GN wins (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 6.3 (12 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Joe and Ray Fintak (North Collins, NY)

  • North American: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-200)...best GN finish: 9th...average GN finish: 11.9 (7 appearances).

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-202)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.3 (6 appearances).

Todd and Tarry Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-233)...best GN finish: 6th...average GN finish: 10.6 (5 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer Xtreme: Finished 14th in 2015 GN points (-257)...best GN finish: 9th...average GN finish: 10.8 (4 appearances).

2016 NTPA Grand National Unlimited

The schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/28/16): 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 (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Chuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2015 Grand National Champion (386 points)...2 GN wins (New Hampton x 2)...average GN finish: 3.8 (14 appearances).

Wayne Purser (Norman, OK)

  • Uncle Sam: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-1)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 3.5 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Bill Voreis (Argos, IN)

  • American Thunder: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-3)...5 GN wins (Tomah S5, Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S4, Greenville S2, Canfield)...average GN finish: 3.9 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 GN champion.

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-25)...2 GN wins (Fort Recovery x 2)...average GN finish: 5.6 (14 appearances).

James Martell (Millington, MI) and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-52)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.1 (14 appearances).
  • Wild Child: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-67)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.2 (14 appearances).

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-161)...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 3.4 (8 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 12th in 2015 GN points (-199)...GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 7.9 (8 appearances).

Kevin Criswell and Brad Benedict (Marion, OH)

  • Blown Centless: Finished 14th in 2015 GN points (-340)...best GN finish: 8th (2)...average GN finish: 10.5 (2 appearances).
  • Non-Cents: Finished 17th in 2015 GN points (-360)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 5.0 (1 appearance).

2016 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive

The schedule (14 hooks, as of 3/28/16): 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; Wellington, OH; Canfield, OH.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

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

  • Buckeye Hauler: 2015 Grand National Champion (441 points)...4 GN wins (Tomah S6, Chapel Hill S2, Bowling Green S1, Canfield)...average GN finish: 4.4 (16 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2014, 2013, 2012 GN champion.
  • Kathy's Komplaint: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-35)...GN win (Wellington)...average GN finish: 7.3 (16 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2001 GN champion.
  • Runnin' Block: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-54)...2 GN wins (Fort Recovery S1, Wapakoneta)...average GN finish: 10.0 (16 appearances).
  • 2 Timin': Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-77)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 11.6 (16 appearances)...2009 GN champion.

Renee and Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Pretty Wicked: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-21)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, New Hampton S1)...average GN finish: 6.8 (16 appearances).
  • Wicked: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-58)...1 GN win (Chapel Hill S1, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 9.3 (16 appearances).

Craig and Ashley Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Burn Notice: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-76)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 11.5 (16 appearances).
  • Second Degree: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-105)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 15.2 (16 appearances).

Tarry Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Hoosier Avalanche: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-88)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 12.6 (16 appearances).

Brent Secrest (Coldwater, OH)

  • Nuthin' EZ 'Bout It: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-106)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 14.5 (16 appearances).

2016 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive

The schedule (17 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Monroe, MI; Wapakoneta, OH; Norwalk, WI x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2; Wauseon, OH.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-17)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 5.6 (16 appearances)...2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Ted and Tim Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Rock: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-37)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah S5, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 8.9 (16 appearances).
  • The Bone: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-56)...best GN finish: 3rd (4)...average GN finish: 9.9 (16 appearances).

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

  • Simply Red: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-46)...GN win (Fairlea S2)...average GN finish: 10.6 (16 appearances).
  • Foster Child: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-61)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 11.4 (16 appearances).

Tyler Cobb (Baxley, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-73)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.1 (16 appearances).

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Young Gun: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-126)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 6.0 (12 appearances).
  • Punisher: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-129)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 6.6 (12 appearances).

Larry and Lisa Peterson (Baldwin, WI)

  • Profab Geared Up: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-129)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 7.6 (12 appearances).
  • Profab: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-133)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S1, Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 7.9 (12 appearances).

2016 NTPA Grand National Super Semi

The schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Peoria, IL; Morley, MI; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL.

The competitors (2 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Jack Kielmeyer (Faribault, MN)

  • Jacked Up: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-64)...6 GN wins (Hutchinson x 2,  Tomah S6, Rockwell S2, Monroe, Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 2.6 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Larry and Brian Carey (Morley, MI)

  • Dodge Fever: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-138)...GN win (Spencer S1)...average GN finish: 4.3 (12 appearances)...2004 GN champion.

2016 NTPA Grand National Light Super Stock

The schedule (8 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

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

  • Considered Armed & Dangerous: 2015 Grand National Champion...5 GN wins (Tomah S1, New Hampton S1, Brandenburg x 2, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 2.0 (10 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2014 GN champion.
  • Excessive Force: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-2)...4 GN wins (Tomah S4, Bowling Green x 2, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 2.4 (10 appearances)...2012, 2011, 2010 GN champion.
  • New vehicle for 2016.

Marcus Wettleson (Postville, IA)

  • Gunpowder & Lead: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-23)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.1 (10 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Kyle Karlen (Minerva, OH)

  • Bad Blood Double Take: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-45)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 8.4 (10 appearances).

Bob Barbee (Springfield, TN)

  • Stormy: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-117)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 11.3 (8 appearances).

Bobby Jones (Pleasant Hill, IL)

  • Field Sobriety: Finished 12th in 2015 GN points (-199)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 12.5 (4 appearances).

Jason Hootman (Corfu, NY)

  • The Commander: Best 2015 GN finish: x...average GN finish: 9.5 (2 appearances).

Adam Spiegelberg

  • New vehicle for 2016.

Denny Jackson (Lafayette, IL)

  • Green Gambler 2: New vehicle for 2016.

2016 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel

The schedule (19 hooks, as of 3/28/16): 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; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (5 vehicles, as of 4/12/16):

Steve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: 2015 Grand National Champion (445 points)...5 GN win (New Hampton x 2, Napoleon, Bowling Green S4, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 2.5 (16 appearances)...2014 GN champion.

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-140)...best GN finish: 3rd (3)...average GN finish: 6.4 (13 appearances).

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-193)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.5 (11 appearances).

Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  • New vehicle for 2016. [High Tech Red Neck: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-193)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 7.1 (11 appearances).]

2016 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open

The schedule (15 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Ionia, MI x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Monroe, MI; Salem, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH x 2; Wellington, OH.

The competitors (7 vehicles, as of 4/12/16):

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

  • Extremely Armed & Dangerous: 2015 Grand National Champion (464 points)...6 GN wins (Tomah x 2, Fort Recovery x 2, Greenville, Wellington)...average GN finish: 2.0 (16 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2014, 2013 GN SSO champion.
  • International Threat: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-11)...2 GN wins (Ionia S2, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.0 (16 appearances).

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

  • GALOT II: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-12)...6 GN wins (Benson x 2, Jerseyville, Ionia S1, Mt. Sterling, Salem)...average GN finish: 3.1 (16 appearances).
  • Get a Load of That: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-40)...GN win (Troy)...average GN finish: 5.9 (16 appearances).

Sid Broughton (South Haven, MI)

  • Desperado: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-43)...best GN finish: 3rd (2)...average GN finish: 6.0 (16 appearances).

Jordan and RIchard Lustik (Eighty-Four, PA):

  • Silver Bullet: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-300)...1 GN win (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 4.7 (6 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2009, 2000 GN SSO champion.
  • New vehicle for 2016

2016 NTPA Grand National Super Farm

The schedule (13 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Ionia, MI x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH; Wellington, OH.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

Jeff (Keystone, IN) and Mike Prible (Bluffton, IN)

  • Top Priority: 2015 Grand National Champion (388 points)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Troy, Jerseyville)...average GN finish: 5.7 (15 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Brad Hart (Clayton, MI)

  • Don't Ask: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-17)...2 GN wins (Ionia S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 7.1 (15 appearances).

Rod and Bryan Deck (Winside, NE)

  • Dream On: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-18)...3 GN wins (Fairlea S2, Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 7.1 (15 appearances).
  • One Bad Apple: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-43)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.2 (15 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Drew and Dan Parkinson (Granville, OH)

  • The Commandeere: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-23)...GN win (Tomah S4)...average GN finish: 7.4 (15 appearances).
  • The Bombardeere: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-60)...GN win (Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 10.9 (15 appearances).

Russ Freeze (Manchester, TN)

  • Deere Traxx: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-27)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 8.3 (15 appearances).

Dave Whelan (Tipton, MI)

  • My Last Excuse: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-29)...2 GN wins (Tomah S1, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 9.7 (15 appearances).

Jon Silsby (Vicksburg, MI)

  • Crop Doctor: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-41)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.0 (15 appearances).

Lee Butts (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Press On: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-60)...GN win (Fairlea S1)...average GN finish: 10.8 (15 appearances).

2016 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock

The schedule (20 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Chapel Hill, TN 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 3/28/16):

Robby Lemke (Helenville, WI)

  • New Generation Plus: 2015 Grand National Champion (550 points)...4 GN wins (Tomah S5, Sandusky, Sandwich x 2)...average GN finish: 4.3 (20 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2007 GN champion.

Danny and Kevin Schmucker (Louisville, OH)

  • Rampage: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-11)...4 GN wins (Tomah S2, Jerseyville, Salem, Canton)...average GN finish: 5.0 (20 appearances)...2014, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Git-Er-Dun Deere: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-62)...GN win (Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 9.3 (20 appearances)...2010, 2008 GN champion.

Tim and Chris Cain (New Palestine, IN)

  • Red Gambler: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-68)...GN win (Napoleon)...average GN finish: 9.3 (20 appearances)...2009 GN champion.
  • Aces Wild: Finished 7th in 2014 GN points (-48)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 10.0 (20 appearances).

Nick McCormick (Stewardson, IL)

  • Nasty Stuff: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-70)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.8 (20 appearances).

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

  • MAC Nasty: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-74)...3 GN wins (Mt. Sterling, Hudsonville S1, Wellington)...average GN finish: 9.4 (20 appearances).
  • Mr. MAC Daddy: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-127)...GN win (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 14.4 (20 appearances).

Randy and Rick Campbell (Homeworth, OH)

  • Soup Line Express: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-92)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 11.9 (20 appearances).

Lance Little (Tuscola, IL)

  • True Grit: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-115)...GN win (Hutchinson S2)...average GN finish: 10.9 (19 appearances).

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Now 50 at the 30th: Additions Result in New Enderle Berth, Changes to Two Title Paths

Worthington, Ohio---Three class additions to the NTPA's National Schedule have resulted in changes to two Regional National championship tours and Enderle Pull-Off paths. And while we're at it, let's just add one more slot to the Enderle's Session One to make an even 50.

  • At the Eaton County 4-H Fair in Charlotte, Michigan, Region II Modified Minis have been added to the class schedule on Thursday, July 14. This will become the third of 14 points hooks of the year toward the division title and will count toward Enderle MINI Berths A and B.
  • Limited Pro Stocks will now make their final appearance of the season at the Ridgeland Nationals in Ridgeland, Wisconsin on Sunday, September 4. The 2016 Region III champion and Enderle qualifier will be crowned in Ridgeland after a five-hook campaign that also visits Ellsworth, Anoka, Worthington, and Norwalk.
  • And the Miller Genuine Draft Showdown at the Anoka County Fair in Anoka, Minnesota has added a second class of Region III Modifieds, triggering an Enderle invitation for the winner of this two-hook shootout on Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29. This will be the fifth berth (designated E) for the regional Mods and the 50th invitation overall to the Regional National Session One.

Regional action starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio and continues with the Grand National Session Two at 7 p.m. See the event's website, www.AllStarPull.com, for event information, and get your advance tickets starting August 1 at ShopNTPA.com.

Keep up-to-date with the Enderle Pull-Off qualifying at the Road to the Enderle Page at www.NTPAPULL.com, where we will post the list of invitees and the state of the races that decide them. And track all the Regional National and Enderle points (as well as Grand National and Shell Rotella Cup points) on the Standings page at www.NTPAPULL.com throughout the season.

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings are Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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 in each of its 650+ locations.

For more information about the NTPA, visit and 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.

Qualifying Details for 30th Enderle Pull-Off

RoadToEnderle webThe 30th annual Enderle Pull-Off on September 17 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio will once again be a two-session, all-day affair. Regional National qualifiers from 12 divisions will square off at 1 p.m., and the top five in points from each of the 12 Grand National divisions will battle at 7 p.m.

The 29th Enderle marked the wildly successful debut of the expanded RN/GN format. Despite persistent rain that delayed the start of the afternoon session by more than two hours, the track crew’s efforts and the fans’ patience were rewarded with all-out performances by 50 Regional and 59 Grand National machines on two of the toughest power tracks seen on the circuit all season.

All of the above, plus the cheerful hospitality that is characteristic of Enderle Fuel Injection founder Kent Enderle’s signature event, earned the Enderle Pull-Off the 2015 NTPA Grand National Pull of the Year Award.

For 2016, the Regional National Session One will feature 50 competitors from across 12 divisions: Light Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock Diesel, Light Pro Stock, Limited Pro Stock, Pro Stock, and Super Farm Tractors; Two-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive, and Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks; and Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds.

The roster, including numbers of qualifiers from each division, is summarized (2016 REGIONAL NATIONAL QUALIFIERS), but let us go into a bit of detail here on some scheduling anomalies and changes from last year.

First, remember the wraparounds? Competition for several slots in the 2016 Pull-Off is actually already underway, as points earned at 2015’s events in Allegan, Michigan (Region II HSS, SF, and MINI), Spencer, Iowa (Region V HSSD, SF, LIM PS, TWD, and FWD), and Raleigh, North Carolina (Region IV HSS, SF, MINI, and MOD) count toward this year’s Enderle (but not 2016 regional end-of-season). Similarly, points earned at Allegan and Raleigh in 2016 will factor into this year’s season championships but next year’s Enderle berths.

Second, RN-level Pro Stocks will make their first-ever appearance in the Pull-Off. Their three berths will be earned by the champion and runnerup in Region II through the Labor Day event in Findlay, Ohio and the champion in Region VI.

Third, there will be six slots allotted to each of the TWD and SF classes. These divisions, which appear in every region of NTPA competition, will each have two qualifiers from Region II and one each from Regions III, IV, V, and VI.

Fourth, in an effort to balance the qualification process geographically in terms of both pull locations and driver hometowns, two well known landmarks will serve as the boundaries for the dual Region II berths in TWD, LT PS, and SF. For TWD and LT PS, contests at and east of Interstate 75 will comprise one qualification path, while contests west of I-75 will comprise the other. For SF, pulls at and north of Interstate 80 will count toward one berth, while pulls south of I-80 will count toward the other. (See here for lists of events in each sub-region.)

Fifth, slots will be earned by the top two in Region II from the HSS, FWD, SSD 4x4, MINI, and MOD divisions.

Sixth, the growing popularity of the MINIs as a regional class in the upper Midwest has resulted in a combined Region III/V berth for that class. Similarly, the Light and Heavy Super Stock divisions will have qualifiers based on total points accumulated across Regions III and V.

And seventh, the variety of ways to qualify is as fascinating as ever. Two-hook shootouts in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Elizabeth City, North Carolina together settle a half dozen berths, while a pair of hooks for the Modifieds in Anoka, Minnesota will determine another. Region III’s two Light Pro hooks, though almost three months apart in Ellsworth and Marshfield, Wisconsin, determine a slot just the same. Pro National paths exist for RN Modifieds (in Arcola, Indiana and Sandusky, Ohio), Heavy Diesel Supers (Rockwell, Iowa x 2), and SSD 4x4s (Tomah and Bowling Green), where competitors will vie not only for raised purses but also a ticket to Urbana.

And on the flip side, for those classes with scheduled hooks numbering in the teens and 20s, consistency and reliability are the watchwords for both championships and Pull-Off opportunities.

For the Grand National Session Two, 60 slots will be earned by the top five in season-ending points. These will be finalized at Bowling Green (Light Super Stock), Hudsonville (Light Unlimited), Wellington (Super Stock Open and Super Farm), Wauseon (Four Wheel Drive), Canfield (Two Wheel Drive and Unlimited), and Sandwich (Super Semi, Super Stock Diesel, Pro Stock, Modified Mini, and Modified).

To watch as this year’s total purse of $107,291 is awarded to the 109 toughest competitors from across the country, get your discounted $20 all-day advance tickets starting August 1 at ShopNTPA.com.

Mule City 300 Has GALOT More to Offer in 2016

Event16 BensNC1 Worthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association and GALOT Motorsports Park will proudly present the Mule City 300 Truck and Tractor Pull in Benson, North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28. The event is the first on the NTPA's 2016 Grand National schedule and will include 10 divisions across three sessions: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon and 7 p.m.

In high performance pulling, participants strive to drag a metal sled weighing up to 20 tons the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track. Competitors build highly specialized vehicles that resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters and battle for purse money and end-of-season championships. The Mule City 300 is part of the NTPA's Grand National series presented by Case IH Agriculture, which in 2016 will pay top NTPA competitors over $50,000 at year's end. Participants will earn points toward Grand National titles and berths in the Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17. In addition, five divisions---Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Mini and Unlimited Modifieds, and Two- and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks---will open the four-stop Rotella Cup Series presented by Shell Rotella and O'Reilly Auto Parts. Cup competitors will battle all season for their share of $30,000 in prize checks.

Taking center stage at the Mule City 300 on Friday night will be Super Stock Open, Super Farm, and Pro Stock Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Light Unlimited and Unlimited Modifieds. Super Farms, Pro Stocks, and Four Wheel Drives will return on Saturday afternoon and be joined by Light Super Stock and Super Stock Diesel Tractors and Modified Minis. Then, Saturday night's show will include Light, Diesel, and Open Supers, Two Wheel Drives, and Minis, Light Unlimiteds, and Unlimiteds.

The three sessions represent a 50-percent expansion over the 2015 event program, but that's not the only change attendees will notice. Upgrades to the entire GALOT Motorsports Park, underway during last year's pull, have been completed to produce a state-of-the-art motorsports venue.

Class winners at Mule City 300 track in 2015 were North Carolinians John Strickland of Harrells ("GALOT II" Super Stock Open) and Paul Koontz of Welcome ("The Joker" Light Unlimited), Illini Ted Skelton of Harvard ("The Rock" Four Wheel Drive), and Craig Corzine of Assumption ("Burn Notice" Two Wheel Drive), as well as Tyler Slagh of Zeeland, Michigan ("Have No Mercy" Mini) and Grand National champions Mike Prible of Bluffton, Indiana ("Top Priority" Super Farm), Keith Wayson of Harwood, Maryland ("Super Bee" Light Unlimited), and Jason Brammer of Donovan, Illinois ("Corn Fed" Four Wheel Drive).

Fans at Benson and around the world can follow all the GN-opening action via the NTPA's Mobile Video Scoreboard and Live Streaming, a service that will broadcast NTPA Championship Pulling to the internet from over a dozen events in 2016. See www.NTPAPULL.com/LIVE for pricing and technical details.

For information about GALOT Motorsports Park, visit their website (www.GALOTMOTORSPORTSPARK.com), Facebook page (galotmotorsportspark), or Twitter feed (racegalot). To learn more about the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, check out www.NTPAPULL.com.

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

Sound the Alarm: NTPA Regional National Schedule Ready to Fire in Pinetops, NC

Event16 PineNC1Worthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association and the South Edgecombe Rural Fire Department will proudly present the 40th annual Pinetops 300 Truck and Tractor Pull in Pinetops, North Carolina on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21. The event is the first on the NTPA's 2016 national schedule and will feature seven classes in each of two 7 p.m. sessions.

In high performance pulling, participants strive to drag a metal sled weighing up to 20 tons the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track. Competitors build highly specialized vehicles that resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters and battle for purse money and end-of-season championships. The Pinetops 300 is part of the NTPA's Regional National event series; participants will earn points toward championships in Region IV (North and South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) and berths in the Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17.

Taking center stage at the Pinetops 300 each night will be RN classes of Four- and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, Heavy Super Stock and Super Farm Tractors, and Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds. The United Pullers of the Carolinas, an NTPA member state organization, will also present a class of Light Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks each evening.

Even in a sport that so values individuality, the setting of the Pinetops 300 is unique: An unpaved city street, adjacent to a ballpark and lined with residences whose front yards become magnets for spectators. A fixture in the Pinetops community since 1977, the event funds operations and equipment upgrades for the South Edgecombe RFD.

Class winners who tamed the Pinetops track on Friday in 2015 were North Carolinians Jim and Barrett Flowe of Midland ("Pay Dirt" and "Dirt Pays" Super Farms) and Adam Harris of Olin ("Southern Express" Heavy Super Stock), Ohioans Bill Widenmeyer of West Salem ("Smokeless" Two Wheel Drive) and Ken Veney of Wadsworth ("Funny Lil' Farmall" Modified Mini), and Virginians Randy Brann of Warsaw ("Last Call" Four Wheel Drive) and Randy Davis of Tappahannock ("Running Bear" Modified). Repeating the feat on Saturday were Davis and Harris, who were joined in the winner's circle by Chris Hales of Autryville, North Carolina ("The Outlaw" SF), Allen Brown of Camden, North Carolina ("Sweet Thang" TWD), Peyton Davis of Tappahannock ("The Punisher" FWD), and Zach Zimmer of Marietta, Ohio ("Well Oiled Machine" MINI).

Fans at Pinetops and around the world can follow all the season-opening action via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard and Live Streaming, a service that will broadcast NTPA Championship Pulling to the internet from over a dozen events in 2016. See www.NTPAPULL.com/LIVE for pricing and technical details.

For information about the Pinetops 300 including ticket prices and nearby accommodations, visit the event's website: www.PINETOPS300.com. To learn more about the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, check out www.NTPAPULL.com.

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

WPI board downsizes; director Ken Lamping retires

kenlampingsmWorthington, Ohio---World Pulling International, Inc., the NTPA’s parent company, is streamlining operations by phasing out two positions on its administrative board over the next two years. At the 2017 WPI shareholders’ meeting, only one board position of the two whose terms are expiring will be filled.

To facilitate this downsizing, Ken Lamping had decided to not seek re-election at the March 2016 meeting and is retiring from a distinguished tenure with WPI, the NTPA, and the United Pullers of Minnesota. Of the last organization, an NTPA state association formed from the merger of the Minnesota Tractor Pullers Contest Corporation and the Gopher State Pullers, Lamping became its first president in 1988 and held the office for five seasons.

Among Lamping’s many lasting accomplishments was the first Minnesota Sweep, a multi-event bonus program after which many sponsored series have been modeled. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Super Farm class from rules developed in Minnesota. The division began at the state level in 1996, was popular regionally the next year, and advanced to the Grand National level in 2003.

Lamping served as a Regional Director and as Coordinator for State Events Sponsor Rights and Scheduling. His wife Cindy served UPM as its secretary in 1994 and succeeded Ken as NTPA Member State Coordinator when he was elected to the WPI Board in 1995. He became WPI Vice President in 1998 and served in that capacity until 2014.

“Ken and Cindy have been an extremely valuable part of the WPI/NTPA organization during their years of service,” said David P. Schreier, WPI President and CEO. “Their dedication has been critical to the success of WPI/NTPA.

“I want to thank them for all of their contributions to the sport and for their personal friendship,” Schreier continued. “I wish them the very best in the years ahead.”

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: MINI

With a new name and a familiar family as additions to this list in 2016, it should be an interesting class to watch. Check back daily for the next division to be revealed. Be sure to stay abreast of all of the news as it happens on ntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

2016 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini

koester adamThe schedule (21 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Sandusky, OH; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH x 2; Wauseon, OH; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 5/12/16):

Adam and Larry Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Beast of Burden: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-9)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 4.0 (21 appearances)...2007 GN champion.
  • Footloose: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-33)...3 GN wins (Benson S2, New Hampton S2, Sandusky)...average GN finish: 5.7 (21 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.
  • New vehicle in 2016.

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-40)...best GN finish: 2nd (5)...average GN finish: 6.7 (21 appearances).

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

  • Small Change: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-96)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.2 (21 appearances).
  • Brandt Professional Ag: New vehicle in 2016...Won Cloverdale S1. [Roundup Ready 2: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-123)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 10.0 (21 appearances).]

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cowboy Up: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-289)...4 GN wins (Tomah S1, Bowling Green x 2, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 5.1 (11 appearances)...2012 GN champion.
  • Iron Toy: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-291)...2 GN wins (Rockwell S1, New Hampton S1)...average GN finish: 5.9 (11 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.

Jerry Thompson (Janesville, WI)

  • Hellraiser: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-294)...best GN finish: 6th (2)...average GN finish: 10.9 (13 appearances).

Terry Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • New vehicle in 2016.

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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

Webb's "Ragin' Red" Tops Region 2 Light Pros in 2015

This winter, we missed out on congratulating Scott Webb for his 2015 Region II Light Pro Stock championship with "Ragin' Red." As the Light Pros are about to get off to a fast start (Sugarcreek, Alliance, Napoleon, and Boswell in the region's first two weekends of action), let's take one final opportunity to reflect on last year's great season.

r2 ltpsScott Webb and his "Ragin' Red" International 1066 earned their first Region II championship in the NTPA's most prolific division. Aided by Jared Nussbaum ("Gutless General") in making all but the last of the Light Pro Stocks' 30 hooks, Webb averaged 25.8 of a possible 30 points in his appearances in amassing eight wins, six seconds, and an astonishing 19 top fives. His 15-10 record head-to-head against reigning two-time champ Tom Shafer ("The Boss"), with several of those higher placings coming by just inches, helped Webb establish a 28-point final margin. Gary Holman's "Power Hound" and Matt Durbin's "Sidewinder" were third and fourth, respectively, and completed the roster of Enderle Pull-Off invitees. 

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

Maynard "MG" Mowrey Passes

It is with deep sadness that we must report the death of Maynard "MG" Mowrey, father of Jim, Ty and Jon Mowrey on May 9, 2016. The brothers campaign Super Farm tractors with the NTPA.

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Milford Christian Church, 811 E Hickory St, Milford, IL

Please keep Jim, Ty, Jon, and the Mowrey family in your prayers.

Obituary for Maynard G. Mowrey

Shell, O’Reilly team up to offer total-distance “Hardest-Working Puller” incentive at Cup events

oreillys2Shell 2016Worthington, Ohio---Want to put your name on one of those Rotella Cup paychecks? Be prepared to work weekends. But for those NTPA pullers who outdo their competition at each event of the Cup series, Shell Rotella and O’Reilly Auto Parts are about to pay some overtime.

Shell Rotella and O’Reilly Auto Parts are pleased to announce the “Hardest-Working Pullers” 2016 bonus incentive program. At each of the four stops of the Rotella Cup series, Shell and O’Reilly will award $100 and $50 gift cards to Grand National competitors in Rotella Cup divisions who achieve the greatest and second-greatest total distances in their two NTPA-sanctioned classes.

Rotella Cup events in 2016 include the GALOT Motorsports Park Mule City 300 in Benson, North Carolina; the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin; the Lions Super Pull of the South in Chapel Hill, Tennessee; and the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Divisions participating in the Rotella Cup series include Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Mini and Unlimited Modifieds, and Two- and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks. Making their first appearance in Chapel Hill, Pro Stock Tractors will be invited to compete for the “Hardest-Working Pullers” bonus there. To qualify for the Shell Rotella and O’Reilly Auto Parts “Hardest-Working Pullers” program, competition vehicles must display both Shell Rotella and O’Reilly contingency decals.

A vehicle’s cumulative score at each event will include distances up to 320 feet in primary rounds (when using a pull-off rule) and distances of any length in floating-finish or pull-off rounds. Distances recorded in Bowling Green Super Sunday classes or in classes terminated before all entries have competed will not count toward the total, nor will hooks that result in disqualification.

The Shell Rotella and O’Reilly Auto Parts “Hardest-Working Pullers” incentive program, valued at $3,000 redeemable at O’Reilly stores nationwide, is separate from and in addition to the Rotella Cup’s $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 series prizes in each division. This brings the combined Shell Rotella and O’Reilly Auto Parts commitment to NTPA GN competitors to $33,000 for 2016.

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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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

2016 Contingency Program

The Contingency Program is designed to benefit competitors on the Grand National and Regional National circuits.

To qualify, a competitor must hold a current, 2016 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 27. 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 |  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: $13,650
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, MOD, MINI
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $7,350
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: $12,000
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.

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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, TWD, FWD, MINI
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers
Total Postings: $10,800

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, SEMI
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $13,800
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: $27,450

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: $27,450
To qualify for cash payment, must present proof of purchase within last 24 months. Must submit W-9 form for payment.

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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: $13,650
To qualify for cash payment, competitors must use the following MSD Ignition products: MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Wire Set (red or black)

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Contact: Brent Boyle | 330.332.1566 ext. 140 |  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: $27,450

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Contact: Mike Bousema |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Divisions
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers®
Total Postings: $27,450

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: $27,450
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: 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
First/Second: $100/$50
Total Postings: $25,800
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. .

scheiddieselLogoScheid 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: $27,450

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: $13,725
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: 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
Total Postings: $11,100

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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: $54,900

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: $39,750

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: $39,750
To qualify for cash payment, must present proof of purchase within last 24 months. Must submit W-9 form for payment.

Precision Planting
Contact: Mike Bousema |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eligibility: All Regions, All Divisions
First/Second: $100/$50 vouchers
Total Postings: $39,750

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: $39,750

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: $40,050

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: $19,875
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
TWD: Must run SCS Transmission and Reverser OR SCS Aluminum Planetaries
FWD: Must run SCS Transfer Case and Transmission OR Complete Rear End Spool/Axles, OR Aluminum Front & Rear Hubs
MOD: Must run SCS Combing Box or SCS Transmission

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: $79,500
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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Gregg Randall's Mom Has Passed

It is with deep sadness that we must report the death of Naomi Sue Randall, mother of NTPA Office General Manager Gregg Randall.

Gregg reported to the office staff that he and his dad Don were blessed to have had a long visit with Sue, full of stories and memories, before she passed just prior to midnight on Tuesday, April 26.

Mrs. Randall's funeral service was Monday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Vernon's Funeral Home, 235 Miami Street, Urbana, Ohio 43078 (www.vernonfh.com / 937.653.8888); burial followed at Oak Dale Cemetery. Her complete obituary may be found here, and condolences may be expressed via the funeral home's website.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Urbana University's Office of University Advancement, 579 College Way, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Please keep Don, Gregg, and the Randall family---Gregg's wife Dana and daughters Allison and Emily---in your prayers today.

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: UNL

The final class on the lineup of the 2016 pre-commitment list is Unlimiteds. 2015 Champion Chuck Knapp looks to defend this title, but has stiff competition from new and familiar faces. Remember that if your favorite driver is not listed, it does not mean that he or she won’t be at an event near you! The list also is not our roster of NTPA pullers, but only those who have enrolled in the pre-commitment program. Be sure to stay abreast of all of the news as it happens on ntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

2016 NTPA Grand National Unlimited

The schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/28/16): 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 (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

UNLChuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2015 Grand National Champion (386 points)...2 GN wins (New Hampton x 2)...average GN finish: 3.8 (14 appearances).

Wayne Purser (Norman, OK)

  • Uncle Sam: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-1)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 3.5 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Bill Voreis (Argos, IN)

  • American Thunder: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-3)...5 GN wins (Tomah S5, Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S4, Greenville S2, Canfield)...average GN finish: 3.9 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 GN champion.

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-25)...2 GN wins (Fort Recovery x 2)...average GN finish: 5.6 (14 appearances).

James Martell (Millington, MI) and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-52)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.1 (14 appearances).
  • Wild Child: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-67)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.2 (14 appearances).

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-161)...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 3.4 (8 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 12th in 2015 GN points (-199)...GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 7.9 (8 appearances).

Kevin Criswell and Brad Benedict (Marion, OH)

  • Blown Centless: Finished 14th in 2015 GN points (-340)...best GN finish: 8th (2)...average GN finish: 10.5 (2 appearances).
  • Non-Cents: Finished 17th in 2015 GN points (-360)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 5.0 (1 appearance).

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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: MOD

2016 NTPA Grand National Modified

The schedule (10 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Monroe, MI; Wapakoneta, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

ModScott Tedder (Marion, IN)

  • Mr. Twister: 2015 Grand National Champion (336 points)...5 GN wins (Monroe, Wapakoneta, Bowling Green x 2, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 3.0 (12 appearances).

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-8)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 3.7 (12 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2012, 2011 GN champion.

Terry and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-25)...best GN finish: 2nd (2)...average GN finish: 5.1 (12 appearances)...2009 GN champion..1996 GN 7,200-lb. MOD champion.
  • Wild Child: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-32)...GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 5.7 (12 appearances)...2007 GN champion.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-26)...GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 5.2 (12 appearances).

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-38)...GN wins (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 6.3 (12 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Joe and Ray Fintak (North Collins, NY)

  • North American: Finished 9th in 2015 GN points (-200)...best GN finish: 9th...average GN finish: 11.9 (7 appearances).

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 10th in 2015 GN points (-202)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.3 (6 appearances).

Todd and Tarry Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 11th in 2015 GN points (-233)...best GN finish: 6th...average GN finish: 10.6 (5 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer Xtreme: Finished 14th in 2015 GN points (-257)...best GN finish: 9th...average GN finish: 10.8 (4 appearances).

Check back daily for the next division to be revealed. Be sure to stay abreast of all of the news as it happens on ntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: LT UNL

2016 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited

The schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/28/16): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Sandusky, OH; Hudsonville, MI x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/16):

LTunlKeith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: 2015 Grand National Champion (366 points)...6 GN wins (Fairlea x 2, Benson S2, Brandenburg S1, Dubuque, Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 2.9 (13 appearances).

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

  • Simon Sez: Finished 2nd in 2015 GN points (-5)...2 GN wins (Troy, Jerseyville)...average GN finish: 3.4 (13 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 4th in 2015 GN points (-23)...GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 4.9 (13 appearances).

Todd and Tarry Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 3rd in 2015 GN points (-12)...best GN finish: 2nd (3)...average GN finish: 3.8 (13 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer Xtreme: Finished 5th in 2015 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.8 (13 appearances).

Brian Diekman (Genoa, OH)

  • Rat Poison: Finished 6th in 2015 GN points (-60)...GN win (Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 5.0 (12 appearances).

Paul Koontz (Welcome, NC)

  • The Joker: Finished 7th in 2015 GN points (-198)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 3.2 (6 appearances).

Matt and Manny Ferry (Westport, MA)

  • Rotten, Mean and Nasty: Finished 8th in 2015 GN points (-306)...2 GN wins (Tomah x 2)...average GN finish: 1.5 (2 appearances).

Wayne Bunnage (Ellery, IL)

  • New vehicle in 2016

Jacob Ohl (Danville, IL)

  • Outcast: Average GN finish: 3.7 (3 appearances).

Check back daily for the next division to be revealed. Be sure to stay abreast of all of the news as it happens on ntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

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 2016 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, 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, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airing three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, same time and channel for 12 years running. Additional airings Mondays at 12:30 a.m (Sunday 9:30 p.m. PST) and 6:00 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

Subscripte to the Official Magazine of the NTPA, THE PULLER. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller and PULL! souvenir program, in each of its 650+ locations.

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

Esdon Lehn Undergoing Surgery

Esdon Lehn is currently in the hospital to remove a blockage in his small intestine.  Surgery is scheduled for this week.  The blockage is a cancer which, the surgeons are very confident can be removed and treated.  We are thankful the prognosis is so positive.  His recovery time will be approximately 6-8 months. 

Esdon and I are very blessed to have the love and support from our daughers, Emilee, Nicole and Whitney.  Also, our family and friends have been an unmeasurable strength as we move ahead to a FULL RECOVERY. 

Emilee is our author and keeper of the Red Line Fever Pulling Team facebook page and will be posting updates.  Esdon has received many well wishes via facebook and enjoys reading the posts.  We are encouraging people to reach out to him via the facebook page.

UPDATE (4/13/2016) Esdon is back home and is doing well. The tractor is also going to be pre-committed on the Grand National series. Thanks for the support!

Brann Region 4 Four Wheel Drive Truck Champion

Regional 4 FWDWarsaw, Virginia's Randy Brann didn't miss the call in Region IV Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks. He drove "Last Call" to two victories in Pinetops, North Carolina while the other two scheduled hooks in Elizabeth City were washed away. He finished with a perfect score and a second place at the Enderle Pull-Off all-star event in Urbana, Ohio. Tony Everett's "Doerunner" and David Garrett's "One More Time" each finished a half dozen points behind.

Photos and profiles of all 28 Regional National Champions may be found in the December issue of The Puller magazine; subscribe here or find each issue Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores.

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 2015 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, International Truck, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airs three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, Wednesdays at 5 a.m. EST, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

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

Brown's "Sweet Thang" Tops Region 4 Two Wheel Drive Trucks

Regional 4 TWDIt couldn't get any closer: After the two hooks in Pinetops, both the "Game Changer" driven by John Pickler and Allen Brown's "Sweet Thang" had the same point total: 59. But the Region IV Two-Wheel-Drive Truck title is headed back to Camden, North Carolina thanks to Brown's victory in Session Two, as the other two scheduled hooks in Elizabeth City rained out. All was not sour for Pickler, however, as he got to represent his region at the Enderle when Brown declined his invitation and claimed second place.

Photos and profiles of all 28 Regional National Champions may be found in the December issue of The Puller magazine; subscribe here or find each issue Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores.

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 2015 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Power Service Products, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cow Tales, International Truck, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., and Riverside Engine Inc.

Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH airs three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, Wednesdays at 5 a.m. EST, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. EST. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), AT&T 568 along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

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

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