Tech Official Marvin Epperson's Mother Has Passed

The NTPA family is saddened to learn of the death of Marianna Loop, mother of tech official Marvin Epperson. Mrs. Loop passed away on Monday, February 1 in Cincinnati.

Mrs. Loop is survived by her brother Myron; sons Marvin and Eddie and their wives Kimberly and Betsy; daughter Jayne Phillabaum and her husband Keith, and seven grandchildren. Her full obituary may be found here.

Mrs. Loop's family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at the Nein-Barnes Funeral Home, 249 North Main Street, Camden, Ohio. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 8 at Fairmound Cemetery in West Elkton, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed via the funeral home's online guestbook.

We offer our deepest sympathy to Marvin and his family at this difficult time.

2016 NTPA Winter Nationals Wrap-up

berg cloverdaleWorthington, Ohio---For truck and tractor pulling fans, it was a sliver of summer in the middle of January.

The National Tractor Pullers Association and the C-Bar-C Expo Center of Cloverdale, Indiana teamed to present the second annual NTPA Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23. This year's event encompassed nine classes over three sessions featuring six NTPA divisions, and the fan response to the expanded format was impressive, as pullers performed to near-capacity crowds in each session within the spacious facility.

Among the three divisions that pulled twice, there were no double winners. Reigning Super Stock Diesel and Pro Stock Tractor champions Steve Burge (Lock-N-Load) and Robby Lemke (New Generation Plus) picked up where their title-winning campaigns left off by winning a session apiece, but Colin Ross ("Triple Bypass" SSD) and Tim Shipley ("Mr. MAC Daddy" PS) made their presence known, possibly foreshadowing a rise for each in the 2016 standings. Meanwhile, 2015 NTPA Hard Charger Award winner Bret Berg's brand-new "Brandt Professional Agriculture" Modified Mini debuted at the top of the class Friday night, while Adam Bauer's "Cowboy Up" captured the flag at the end of a six-way pull-off on Saturday.

LNL cloverdaleThe Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks returned to the Winter Nationals for a Saturday afternoon matinee, and five-time champion Jessie Petro made the most of his five trips down the horse track with a first place aboard "Buckeye Hauler" and a third with "P5." Finishing in between was 2015 rookie Morgan Bartley, who qualified for her first-ever pull-off in NTPA competition with her "Blade Gone Sweet." Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks closed the show Friday with a win by Kent Crowder's "Scheid Diesel" entry on the night's final hook. And owner Mike Chizek and driver Brian Korth were all smiles Saturday night when the "Excessive Force" proved too much for the rest of the Light Super Stock Tractor field in a three-tractor pull-off.

Look for complete NTPA Winter Nationals event coverage in the February issue of The Puller, the NTPA's official monthly magazine, available from ShopNTPA.com and at Tractor Supply Company outlets.

NGP cloverdaleThe 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.

Photos by Wyatt Foster

Event Results: Cloverdale, IN


               C Bar C NTPA Winter Nationals                
                    C Bar C Expo Center                     
                       Cloverdale, IN                       


                         Session 01                         
                 January 22, 2016, 7:00 pm                  
            Results provided by www.NTPAPULL.com            


                      GN Invitational                       
           2,050-lb. Open Modified Mini Tractors            

  1. Bret Berg            Brandt Professional Ag    323.045
(10) Farmington, MN       Automotive/Piston         (3 led)

  2. Adam Bauer           Iron Toy                  316.705
 (7) Paton, IA            Automotive/Piston         (3 led)

  3. Adam Koester         Beast of Burden           305.535
 (1) Wadesville, IN       Automotive/Piston         (6 led)

  4. Jerry Thompson       Hell Raiser               303.950
 (6) Janesville, WI       Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  5. Jason Hathaway       Honkin' Donkey Red        298.470
(12) Washington, PA       Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  6. Adam Bauer           Cowboy Up                 294.350
 (3) Paton, IA            Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  7. Chris Martin         Small Change              292.295
 (4) Cannon Falls, MN     Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  8. Jason Hathaway       Honkin' Donkey Black      288.910
 (2) Washington, PA       Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  9. Bill Leischner       Bobcat Jr.                259.040
 (9) Weldon, IL           Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

 10. Ross Herr            Boot Scootin' Boogie      244.920
(11) Bridgewater, IA      Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

 11. Jason Webb           Evil Twin Too             239.860
 (8) Bronson, MI          Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

 12. Larry Koester        Footloose              282.390/DQ
 (5) Wadesville, IN       Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

                 # Entries: 12  # Hooks: 12                 
                           Info:                            


                      GN Invitational                       
           8,000-lb. Diesel Super Stock Tractors            

  1. Steve Burge          Lock-N-Load            FP/327.670
 (2) Lynn, IN             International 1066        (9 led)

  2. Esdon Lehn           Red Line Fever         FP/312.915
 (4) Dayton, MN           International 1486        (7 led)

  3. Travis Schlabach     Bone Twister              318.280
 (8) Marengo, IA          International 1066        (0 led)

  4. Brandon Hunt         Liv'n a Dream             315.320
 (7) Oak Grove, KY        Case International Magnum 340    (0 led)

  5. Kent Payne           Super Rooster             302.370
 (3) Veedersburg, IN      International 1066        (0 led)

  6. John Pfeiffer        Pfeiffermax               268.320
 (5) Connersville, IN     Case International MX225    (0 led)

  7. Henry Everman        Final Decision            265.480
 (1) Dansville, NY        Case International MX255    (1 led)

  8. Jeff Demers          Smokin' Hot Deere         180.125
 (9) Storm Lake, IA       John Deere 8100           (0 led)

  9. Colin Ross           Triple Bypass             096.225
(10) Waynesburg, PA       McCormick MTX200          (0 led)

 10. Bill Degenhardt      Diggin' Hard           291.555/DQ
 (6) Janesville, WI       Case International 7220    (0 led)

                 # Entries: 10  # Hooks: 12                 
                           Info:                            


                      RN Invitational                       
    7,500-lb. Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks    

  1. Kent Crowder         Scheid Diesel             289.745
(10) Attica, IN           Dodge                     (1 led)

  2. Carl Atley           Lethal Weapon             278.145
 (1) Xenia, OH            Ford                      (9 led)

  3. Don Bowling          Pulling for the Cure      265.305
 (3) Fostoria, OH         Ford                      (0 led)

  4. Brion Withrow        Too Far Gone              253.725
 (2) Mechanicsburg, OH    Chevrolet                 (0 led)

  5. Curt Haisley         Off Constantly            248.750
 (9) Swayzee, IN          Dodge                     (0 led)

  6. Susan Ingram         Scheid Diesel             247.680
 (6) Farina, IL           Dodge                     (0 led)

  7. Kyle Michael         Climax                    246.230
 (8) Urbana, OH           Chevrolet                 (0 led)

  8. Wesley Kusilek       Cummins Killer 2          241.190
 (5) River Falls, WI      GMC                       (0 led)

  9. Jeremy Tedrow        Gunsmoke                  238.045
 (7) Delta, OH            Dodge                     (0 led)

 10. Van Haisley          Rock Hard Ram             173.605
 (4) Fairmont, IN         Dodge                     (0 led)

                 # Entries: 10  # Hooks: 10                 
                           Info:                            


                      Session Summary                       
          # Classes: 3  # Entries: 32  # Hooks: 34

 


               C Bar C NTPA Winter Nationals                
                    C Bar C Expo Center                     
                       Cloverdale, IN                       


                         Session 02                         
                 January 23, 2016, 1:00 pm                  
            Results provided by www.NTPAPULL.com            


                      GN Invitational                       
           8,000-lb. Diesel Super Stock Tractors            

  1. Colin Ross           Triple Bypass             317.140
 (1) Waynesburg, PA       McCormick MTX200         (10 led)

  2. Steve Burge          Lock-N-Load               311.115
 (8) Lynn, IN             International 1066        (0 led)

  3. Esdon Lehn           Red Line Fever            303.100
 (3) Dayton, MN           International 1486        (0 led)

  4. Travis Schlabach     Bone Twister              296.275
(10) Marengo, IA          International 1066        (0 led)

  5. Brandon Hunt         Liv'n a Dream             293.620
 (2) Oak Grove, KY        Case International Magnum 340    (0 led)

  6. Joe Degenhardt       Diggin' Hard              281.450
 (4) Norwalk, WI          Case International 7220    (0 led)

  7. Kent Payne           Super Rooster             276.460
 (9) Veedersburg, IN      International 1066        (0 led)

  8. Jeff Demers          Smokin' Hot Deere         275.855
 (7) Storm Lake, IA       John Deere 8R Series      (0 led)

  9. John Pfeiffer        Pfeiffermax               244.885
 (5) Connersville, IN     Case International MX225    (0 led)

 10. Henry Everman        Final Decision            122.165
 (6) Dansville, NY        Case International MX255    (0 led)

                 # Entries: 10  # Hooks: 10                 
                           Info:                            


                      GN Invitational                       
               10,000-lb. Pro Stock Tractors                

  1. Robby Lemke          New Generation Plus    FP/321.065
 (8) Helenville, WI       John Deere 4010           (6 led)

  2. Joel Kingen          Full Metal Jacket      FP/310.320
 (9) McCordsville, IN     Minneapolis-Moline G1355    (5 led)

  3. Carlton Cope         Warpath                FP/310.130
(11) Alliance, OH         Massey Ferguson 2805      (3 led)

  4. Lance Little         True Grit              FP/303.765
 (6) Tuscola, IL          John Deere 5020           (8 led)

  5. Chris Cain           Aces Wild              FP/297.065
 (5) New Palestine, IN    Case International MX305    (9 led)

  6. Danny Schmucker      Rampage                   319.960
 (7) Louisville, OH       John Deere 7920           (0 led)

  7. Darrin Hunt          D2 Pro Stock Edition      317.285
 (3) Herndon, KY          Case International 380    (2 led)

  8. Tim Shipley          MAC Nasty                 314.790
(10) Kensington, OH       John Deere 8410           (0 led)

  9. Randy Campbell       Soup Line Express         312.550
 (1) Homeworth, OH        John Deere 4250           (2 led)

 10. Tim Cain             Red Gambler               301.495
(12) New Palestine, IN    International 1066        (0 led)

 11. Tim Shipley          Mr. MAC Daddy             299.885
 (2) Kensington, OH       John Deere 8410           (0 led)

 12. Nick McCormick       Nasty Stuff               289.265
(13) Stewardson, IL       Case International 7230    (0 led)

 13. Kevin Schmucker      Git-Er-Dun Deere          248.655
 (4) Louisville, OH       John Deere 7830           (0 led)

                 # Entries: 13  # Hooks: 18                 
                           Info:                            


                      GN Invitational                       
         6,200-lb. Modified Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks          

  1. Jessie Petro         Buckeye Hauler         FP/311.285
 (4) Camden, OH           Ford                      (9 led)

  2. Morgan Bartley       Blade Gone Sweet       FP/300.565
 (9) Saluda, SC           Ford                      (4 led)

  3. Jessie Petro         P5                     FP/300.560
(11) Camden, OH           Ford                      (2 led)

  4. Craig Corzine        Burn Notice               317.320
 (7) Assumption, IL       Chevrolet                 (0 led)

  5. Joey Frasur          Runnin' Block             315.685
 (8) Liberty, IN          Ford                      (0 led)

  6. Renee Theobald       Pretty Wicked             312.220
 (3) Shelbyville, IN      Ford                      (1 led)

  7. Jeff Shafer          Win, Lose, or Draw        311.505
 (5) Mount Vernon, OH     Chevrolet                 (0 led)

  8. Randy Petro          Kathy's Komplaint         311.380
 (1) Camden, OH           Ford                      (2 led)

  9. Ashley Corzine       Second Degree             309.795
(12) Assumption, IL       Ford                      (0 led)

 10. Jeff Bartley         Lumberjack                306.150
 (6) Saluda, SC           Ford                      (0 led)

 11. Doug Theobald        Wicked                    302.115
(10) Shelbyville, IN      Chevrolet                 (0 led)

 12. Brent Secrest        Nuthin' EZ 'bout It       295.115
 (2) Coldwater, OH        Ford                      (0 led)

                 # Entries: 12  # Hooks: 15                 
                           Info:                            


                      Session Summary                       
          # Classes: 3  # Entries: 35  # Hooks: 43        

 


               C Bar C NTPA Winter Nationals                
                    C Bar C Expo Center                     
                       Cloverdale, IN                       


                         Session 03                         
                 January 23, 2016, 7:00 pm                  
            Results provided by www.NTPAPULL.com            


                      GN Invitational                       
           2,050-lb. Open Modified Mini Tractors            

  1. Adam Bauer           Cowboy Up              FP/301.565
 (7) Paton, IA            Automotive/Piston         (6 led)

  2. Adam Koester         Beast of Burden        FP/298.895
 (4) Wadesville, IN       Automotive/Piston         (9 led)

  3. Jason Hathaway       Honkin' Donkey Red     FP/294.300
 (3) Washington, PA       Automotive/Piston        (10 led)

  4. Jason Hathaway       Honkin' Donkey Black   FP/282.745
 (5) Washington, PA       Automotive/Piston         (8 led)

  5. Bret Berg            Brandt Professional Ag      FP/BR
 (8) Farmington, MN       Automotive/Piston         (5 led)

  5. Larry Koester        Footloose                   FP/BR
 (9) Wadesville, IN       Automotive/Piston         (4 led)

  7. Jerry Thompson       Hell Raiser               313.560
 (6) Janesville, WI       Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

  8. Chris Martin         Small Change              296.415
 (2) Cannon Falls, MN     Automotive/Piston         (1 led)

  9. Jesse Webb           Evil Twin Too             255.890
 (1) Huntertown, IN       Automotive/Piston         (1 led)

 10. Ross Herr            Boot Scootin' Boogie   000.000/SC
(10) Bridgewater, IA      Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

 10. Bill Leischner       Bobcat Jr.             000.000/SC
(11) Weldon, IL           Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

 10. Adam Bauer           Iron Toy               000.000/SC
(12) Paton, IA            Automotive/Piston         (0 led)

                 # Entries: 12  # Hooks: 13                 
                           Info:                            


                      GN Invitational                       
               10,000-lb. Pro Stock Tractors                

  1. Tim Shipley          Mr. MAC Daddy             300.665
 (5) Kensington, OH       John Deere 8410           (9 led)

  2. Robby Lemke          New Generation Plus       293.305
 (3) Helenville, WI       John Deere 4010           (2 led)

  3. Rick Campbell        Soup Line Express         290.945
(11) Homeworth, OH        John Deere 4250           (0 led)

  4. Chris Cain           Aces Wild                 288.745
 (1) New Palestine, IN    Case International MX305    (2 led)

  5. Lance Little         True Grit                 286.845
 (4) Tuscola, IL          John Deere 5020           (0 led)

  6. Darrin Hunt          D2 Pro Stock Edition      286.160
 (6) Herndon, KY          Case International 380    (0 led)

  7. Tim Shipley          MAC Nasty                 285.015
 (8) Kensington, OH       John Deere 8410           (0 led)

  8. Danny Schmucker      Rampage                   281.605
(12) Louisville, OH       John Deere 7920           (0 led)

  9. Tim Cain             Red Gambler               281.355
 (9) New Palestine, IN    International 1066        (0 led)

 10. Joel Kingen          Full Metal Jacket         279.515
 (7) McCordsville, IN     Minneapolis-Moline G1355    (0 led)

 11. Carlton Cope         Warpath                   278.065
(10) Alliance, OH         Massey Ferguson 2805      (0 led)

 12. Nick McCormick       Nasty Stuff               012.650
 (2) Stewardson, IL       Case International 7230    (0 led)

 13. Kevin Schmucker      Git-Er-Dun Deere       000.000/SC
(13) Louisville, OH       John Deere 7830           (0 led)

                 # Entries: 13  # Hooks: 12                 
                           Info:                            


                      GN Invitational                       
            6,200-lb. Light Super Stock Tractors            

  1. Brian Korth          Excessive Force        FP/302.440
 (9) Beaver Dam, WI       Case International MX210    (3 led)

  2. Rex Kuhn             Git-R-Done             FP/296.455
(10) Morristown, IN       John Deere 7830           (2 led)

  3. Marcus Wettleson     Gunpowder & Lead       FP/264.645
 (4) Postville, IA        Case International 190    (8 led)

  4. Brian Korth          Considered Armed & Dangerous    318.440
 (6) Beaver Dam, WI       Case International MX255    (0 led)

  5. Brandon Phillips     Insanity                  313.225
 (3) Vine Grove, KY       International 1066        (1 led)

  6. Larry Phillips       Extremely Insane          306.245
 (7) Vine Grove, KY       Case International Puma 210    (0 led)

  7. Kyle Karlen          Bad Blood: Double Take    303.375
 (2) Minerva, OH          AGCO DT275B               (1 led)

  8. Henry Everman        Forced Decision           263.665
 (1) Dansville, NY        Case International Puma 225    (1 led)

  9. Jason Irvin          Drunkin Punkin            233.420
 (5) Brookville, OH       Allis-Chalmers 8030       (0 led)

 10. Jeff Justus          Green Gambler 2           229.100
(11) Williamsville, IL    John Deere                (0 led)

 11. Matt Rausch          Terrible Thing            157.430
 (8) Winamac, IN          John Deere 4050           (0 led)

                 # Entries: 11  # Hooks: 14                 
                           Info:                            


                      Session Summary                       
          # Classes: 3  # Entries: 36  # Hooks: 39        

Countdown to Cloverdale: Live Stream from C-Bar-C This Friday and Saturday

Worthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association is ready to build on the success of its return to indoor sanctioned pulling with the second annual NTPA Winter Nationals at the C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana this Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23. Seventy-one competitors have signed on to make this three-session, six-division weekend a must-attend event for truck and tractor pulling fans across the nation. But if you can't make it to southwestern Indiana in person, the NTPA can get you there online.

NTPA Live Streaming, featuring multiple camera angles, instant replays, on-screen distances, and commentary by event announcer Doc Riley of "NTPA Championship Pulling" on RFD-TV, will be available for all three sessions: Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (all times Eastern). Order any single session for $20 or the complete event package for $50. The NTPA Winter Nationals may also be viewed on demand as often as desired for up to one calendar year. Check out NTPAPULL.com/live for more details.

Friday's Session One will feature Grand National Modified Minis and Super Stock Diesels and Regional National Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drives. Saturday afternoon's Session Two will join the Diesel Supers with Grand National Pro Stocks and Two Wheel Drives. And Saturday night, the Pros and Minis will be accompanied by Grand National Light Super Stocks. Streaming of the NTPA Winter Nationals will begin 10 minutes prior to the start of each session and will continue through trophy presentations.

The streaming interface is compatible with major browsers and desktop and mobile devices. Fans new to streaming are encouraged to sign in at the start of each broadcast to check their connection speed and configuration. Technical support is available via the streaming service, Stretch Internet ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

2015 NTPA events available on-demand right now and for up to one year after the initial broadcast include the Pinetops 300 (Pinetops, NC), the West Virginia Grand Nationals (Fairlea, WV), the GALOT Motorsports Park Mule City 300 (Benson, NC), the Power Pull Nationals (Hutchinson, MN), the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals (Tomah, WI), the North Iowa Nationals (Rockwell, IA), the Lions Super Pull of the South (Chapel Hill, TN), the Fort Recovery Grand Nationals (Fort Recovery, OH), the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, OH), the Great Darke County Fair Pull (Greenville, OH), the DeKalb County Fair NTPA Nationals (Sandwich, IL), and the Enderle Pull-Off (Urbana, OH).

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, and the following Mondays at 12:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Countdown to Cloverdale: NTPA Winter Nationals Event Details

Web Banners events ClovINWorthington, Ohio---The C-Bar-C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana will host the second annual NTPA Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, 2016. The event, expanded to three sessions, will feature invitees from six NTPA divisions: Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, and Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modified Minis. The Diesel Supers, Pro Stocks, and Minis will each appear twice. All told, over $52,000 in prize money awaits over 70 confirmed competitors.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to build on the success of last year's event and involve three new divisions," said Gregg Randall, NTPA General Manager. "Once the action gets going Friday night, it will be a full weekend slate of NTPA competition. Our pullers and fans both appreciate the regulation, 320-foot track." Each Grand National class roster includes its 2015 champion, and together the invited competitors have claimed a combined 49 GN titles.

Start times for the three sessions are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Doors to the C-Bar-C Expo Center, conveniently located less than a mile from I-70 Exit 41 (US 231 South), will open to the public Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., after which fans are encouraged to browse the open pits and 50,000-square foot trade show area. Featured among the estimated 50 exhibitors are Mitas Pulling Tires and presenting sponsor Bane-Welker/Case IH. Vendor areas will showcase delicious food, two beer gardens, and the NTPA souvenir stand with Winter Nationals event gear and exciting new merchandise.  

Discount advance tickets are available on the NTPA Webmall (ShopNTPA.com) and at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores nationwide. Single-session advance tickets are $22, while an all-day Saturday pass is $35. An armband good for the whole weekend may be bought for $52. The C-Bar-C Expo Center is surrounded by an extensive gravel parking lot with 202 electric RV hook-ups. Nearby lodging is available at Motel 6, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8, Days Inn, and Econo Lodge in Cloverdale and Cambria Suites in Plainfield.

Classes scheduled for each session are as follows:
Friday, January 22, 7 p.m.: MINI, SSD, SSD 4x4
Saturday, January 23, 1 p.m.: SSD, PS, TWD
Saturday, January 23, 7 p.m.: PS, LSS, MINI

A list of confirmed competitors may be found here. Facility and additional event details may be found at www.NTPAWinterNationals.com.

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, and the following Mondays at 12:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Urbana's Enderle Pull-Off Wins Grand National Pull of the Year

EnderlesWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association has named the Enderle Pull-Off, the Association's all-star invitational event located in Urbana, Ohio, the 2015 "Grand National Pull of the Year." Title sponsor Enderle Fuel Injection's president and founder Kent Enderle and Mike and Yovana Keena were honored at the NTPA's Convention and Awards Banquet in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday, December 5, 2015.

In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles of various configurations vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The 2015 edition of the Enderle Pull-Off, its 10th at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, was expanded to include 24 pulling divisions for which competitors across the nation strived to qualify throughout the season. The one-day event rewarded its participants with over $105,000; across its 29-year history, the Enderle's total payout has now exceeded $1.5 million.

2015 marks the first such award for the Enderle Pull-Off as a standalone event, although it shared in the honor on five previous occasions (1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003) as part of the Fort Recovery (Ohio) Grand Nationals. "The Enderle," as it is commonly called, was voted "Pull of the Year" by competing members of the NTPA in a category that included 20 Grand National events across the United States. Recent winners of the award have been pulls in New Hampton, Iowa; Hutchinson, Minnesota; and Wellington, Ohio.

The 2015 Grand National Pull of the Year Award is sponsored by Simpson Performance of Charlotte, Michigan and was presented to the Enderles by president Max Simpson. The NTPA also honors Regional National and Super National Pulls of the Year. In 2015, these awards went to the Erie County Fair Pull in Sandusky, Ohio and the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, respectively.

The 30th annual Enderle Pull-Off is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 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 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.

NTPA Honors Champions and Special Award Winners at 2015 Banquet

Web Banners events AwardsWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association recognized its 2015 National Champions and special award winners at its 45th annual Awards Banquet held Saturday, December 5 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio.

Education Awards and Scholarships

  • Camryn Creedon: WPI Higher Education Award, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group
  • Jordan Moore and Stuart Epperson: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarships, sponsored by World Pulling International

Regional National Awards

Regional National Champions: Jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

  • Region II Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Singer Sled Rental
  • Region III Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
  • Region IV Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by AKE Stop-Fyre®
  • Region V Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Joe Busch Ag Repair

Carl Atley: Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive Truck Puller of the Year, sponsored by Pit Bull Tires

Grand National Awards

Grand National Pulling Circuit Top-Five Finishers: Points fund exceeding $50,000 sponsored by Case IH

Grand National Champions: Awards sponsored by Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals of Tomah, Wisconsin; jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

Grand National Pullers of the Year

  • Jason Hathaway: Modified Mini Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by TRB Machine
  • Dean Holicky: Super Semi Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Jason Brammer: Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Profab
  • Jessie Petro: Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Fowler Engines
  • Jeff and Mike Prible: Super Farm Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Alliance Tire Group
  • Robby Lemke: Pro Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Columbus Diesel Supply
  • Mike Chizek and Brian Korth: Light Super Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Full Pull Motorsports
  • Steve Burge, Butch Shiebla, and Jon Stuart: Super Stock Diesel Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds
  • Terry Blackbourn and Mike Chizek: Super Stock Open Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Keith Wayson: Light Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by SCS Gearbox
  • Scott Tedder: Modified Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Sassy Racing Engines
  • Chuck Knapp: Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

Special Awards

  • Art Hathaway: Crew Chief of the Year Award, sponsored by Midwest Wheel
  • Brent Payne: Mechanic of the Year Award, sponsored by the Christian Pullers Association
  • Modern Machine and Tool, Inc.: Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by the SFI Foundation
  • Vaughn Bauer: Sled of the Year Award, sponsored by Spec Cast
  • Sandy Simpson: Official of the Year Award, sponsored by Arias Pistons
  • Julie and Ricky Rose/Power Pull Nationals (Hutchinson, Minnesota): NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Palmer Family Pulling: Hooker of the Year Award, sponsored by The Pickle Road Gang and Arfons Family
  • Erie County Fair Pull (Sandusky, Ohio): Regional National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Racepak
  • Enderle Pull-Off (Urbana, Ohio): Grand National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Simpson Performance
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio): Super National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Simpson Performance
  • Keith Wayson: Grand National Rookie of the Year Award, sponsored by Ambassador Club (Fort Recovery, Ohio)
  • The Rob Foster Family: Pulling Family of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • Bret Berg: NTPA Hard Charger Award

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2015 Class

  • Jim, Ellie, and Dennis Wilson: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees, sponsored by Firestone Tires
  • Norm Smith: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee, sponsored by American Awards

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.

Countdown to Cloverdale: Roster of 2016 Winter Nationals Competitors

Worthington, Ohio---The C-Bar-C Expo Center will host the second annual NTPA Winter Nationals on Friday and Saturday, January 22-23, 2016. The event has been expanded to three sessions and includes five Grand National divisions and one Regional National division.

The following is a tentative list of invited competitors.

Modified Mini (Fri. 7p & Sat. 7p)
Jason Hathaway (Honkin’ Donkey Black and Honkin’ Donkey Red), Adam Koester (Beast of Burden), Larry Koester (Footloose), Chris Martin (Small Change), Bret Berg (Roundup Ready 2), the Webbs (Evil Twin Too), Adam Bauer (Cowboy Up and Iron Toy), Jerry Thompson (Hellraiser), Bill Leischner (Bobcat Jr.), and Ross Herr (Boot Scootin’ Boogie).

Pro Stock (Sat. 1p & 7p)
Robby Lemke (New Generation Plus), Danny Schmucker (Rampage), Kevin Schmucker (Git-Er-Dun Deere), Tim Cain (Red Gambler), Nick McCormick (Nasty Stuff), Mike Conny (MAC Nasty), Chris Cain (Aces Wild), the Campbells (Soup Line Express), Lance Little (True Grit), Joel Kingen (Full Metal Jacket), Tim Shipley (Mr. MAC Daddy), Darrin Hunt (D2 Pro Stock Edition), and Carlton Cope (Warpath).

Super Stock Diesel (Fri. 7p & Sat. 1p)
Steve Burge (Lock-N-Load), Esdon Lehn (Red Line Fever), the Shrameks (The Legacy and Young Blood), the Rosses (Triple Bypass), Jeff Demers (Smokin’ Hot Deere), Travis Schlabach (Bone Twister), Brandon Hunt (Liv’n a Dream), Kent Payne (Super Rooster), the Degenhardts (Diggin’ Hard), Henry Everman (Final Decision), and John Pfeiffer (Pfeiffermax).

Super Stock Diesel 4x4 (Fri. 7p)
Carl Atley (Lethal Weapon), Van Haisley (Rock Hard Ram), Don Bowling (Pulling for a Cure), Kent Crowder (Scheid Diesel), Brion Withrow (Too Far Gone), Curt Haisley (Off Constantly), Kyle Michael (Climax), Susan Ingram (Scheid Diesel), Wesley Kusilek (Cummins Killer II), and Jeremy Tedrow (Gunsmoke).

Light Super Stock (Sat. 7p)
Brian Korth (Considered Armed & Dangerous and Excessive Force), Marcus Wettleson (Gunpowder & Lead), Larry Phillips (Extremely Insane), Kyle Karlen (Bad Blood Double Take), Brandon Phillips (Insanity), Jason Irvin (Drunkin’ Punkin’), Rex Kuhn (Git-R-Done), Bob Barbee (Stormy), Robert Jones (Field Sobriety), Henry Everman (Forced Decision), and Matt Rausch (The Terrible Thing).

Two Wheel Drive (Sat. 1p)
Jessie Petro (Buckeye Hauler and P5), Renee Theobald (Pretty Wicked), Randy Petro (Kathy’s Komplaint), Joey Frasur (Runnin’ Block), Doug Theobald (Wicked), Craig Corzine (Burn Notice), Ashley Corzine (Second Degree), Brent Secrest (Nuthin’ EZ ‘bout It), Jeff Shafer (Win, Lose or Draw), Morgan Bartley (Blade Gone Sweet), and Jeffrey Bartley (Lumberjack).

Discount advance tickets are available on the NTPA Webmall (ShopNTPA.com) and at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores nationwide.

The NTPA is the sport’s oldest and most respected truck and tractor pulling sanctioning organization. Governed by a board of directors, the NTPA is managed by World Pulling International (WPI), an independently owned entity. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, the NTPA provides rules and regulations and the infrastructures required for organizations throughout the country to arrange truck and tractor pulls. The 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, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Just Like Clockwork, Marty Takes Region 2 TWD Crown

Worthington, Ohio (November 24, 2015)---The Region II Two-Wheel-Drive Truck class was a marathon, with 25 hooks and 24 point-collecting vehicles. First to cross the tape was Hartford City, Indiana native Marty Clock, who had the best of times with his "Just Like Clockwork" Chevrolet. Clock edged out points runner-up Russ Nichols and his "On The Edge" Ford with three first-place and six second-place finishes in the 2015 series to earn his third Region II crown in the past five seasons.

 

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. 

Easy As Pie for the Thumpin' Pumpkin


Worthington, Ohio (November 23, 2015)---The Super Farm class has been a mainstay of competition since its introduction to Region II 15 years ago.  In 2015, the class had 19 hooks and 27 point-collecting vehicles. Owner Shane Masten and engine man Arthur Whaley made it look easy as pie with the "Thumpin' Pumpkin" AGCO. The duo collected three first-, three second-, and three third-place finishes in their first 11 hooks en route to the championship. Breakage at the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green Ohio forced them to miss the next three regional hooks, but thanks to such a strong start, their lead was never in jeopardy. Masten and Whaley topped off their season with a win at the NTPA's all-star event, the Enderle Pull-Off, in September against four other regional qualifiers.

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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