Al Puse, former NWOTPA Director, Has Passed

The NTPA is saddened to report the passing on Wednesday, July 29 of Eldred C. "Al" Puse of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Mr. Puse joined the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers Association---better known as the "Blue Shirts" of the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green--in 1992, and was elected to its Board of Directors in 1997. He was honored with the NWOTPA's President's Award in 2006 for his contributions to the growth of that event, and he served as Director until last year.

Mr. Puse also coached summer youth baseball and was a Scout Master in Perrysburg. He is survived by a sister, three children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Puse's full obituary may be found here.

Visitation for Mr. Puse will be Thursday, August 6 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street in Perrysburg. The funeral service will be Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. at Zoar Lutheran Church, 314 East Indiana Avenue in Perrysburg, with burial to follow.

Mr. Puse's family suggests memorials to NWOTPA P.O. Box 401 Bowling Green OH 43402; University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) to the College of Applied Technologies 1441 North Cable Rd Lima OH 45805; or Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America 733 Third Ave Suite 510 New York, NY 10017.

The NTPA extends its sympathy to the Puse family.

Urbana, Ohio's Champaign County Fair Bubbles Over with Four Region II Classes

Web Banners events Urb1OHWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association pops into the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio on Monday, August 10. Four Regional National classes---Light Pro Stock and Super Farm Tractors, Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds---will wow the Champaign County Fair crowd in one session, beginning at 7 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Champaign County Fair Pull is part of the NTPA's Regional National circuit, with vehicles earning points toward their division's championship in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Region II titles are Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss"); Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere"); and Don Deane of Trafalgar, Indiana (Modified, "Plumbers Nitemare"). Winners of the 2014 Champaign County Fair Pull were Shafer and Brian Diekman of Genoa, Ohio (MOD, "Rat Poison").

Fans at the Champaign County Fair Pull will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Champaign County Fair (www.CHAMPAIGNCOUNTYFAIR.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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Super Semis, Minis, and State Super Stocks Celebrate on the Pond in Morley, Michigan

Web Banners events MorlMIWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association hauls into the Trucking Capital of Michigan for the Celebration on the Pond in Morley on Saturday, August 8. A Grand National class of Super Semi Trucks will be joined by Regional National Modified Minis and a state Super Stock class to churn the dirt of the Celebration Acres pulling track in one session, starting at 8 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Celebration on the Pond is part of the NTPA's Grand and Regional National circuits, with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National or Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) championship. The Grand National Circuit is presented by Case IH Agriculture, which will award in excess of $50,000 to top finishers in end-of-season Grand National point standings. Expected to compete in defense of his 2014 Grand National title is Dean Holicky of Montgomery, Minnesota (Super Semi, "Mother Trucker").

The Wolverine Pullers, Incorporated, an NTPA member state association, will present a Super Stock Combo class. The Wolverine Pullers sanction classes and events all summer throughout the state of Michigan.

For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Celebration on the Pond Facebook page (MorleyCelebrationOnThePond).

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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

TWD, FWD, MOD, and LT PS Shoot for the Moon in Wapakoneta, Ohio

Web Banners events Wap2OHWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association blazes into the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta, Ohio on Saturday, August 8 for the RRR Tire Moon City Nationals. Three Grand National classes---Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks and Multi-Engine Modifieds---will join Region II's most prolific class, Light Pro Stock Tractors, for one session of smoke, noise, and earthshaking power at 6 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Moon City Nationals are part of the NTPA's Grand and Regional National circuits, with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National or Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) championship. In addition, the Light Pro Stock class is included in the new nationwide Pro National circuit in which competitors earn a structured, raised purse and points.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio (Two Wheel Drive, "Buckeye Hauler"); Jason Brammer of Donovan, Illinois (Four Wheel Drive, "Corn Fed"); and Doug Lively of State Center, Iowa (Modified, "Bank Robber"). Defending his 2014 Region II championship is Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss"). Winners of the 2014 Moon City Nationals were Doug Theobald of Shelbyville, Indiana (TWD, "Wicked"); Paul Holman of Wauseon, Ohio (FWD, "4 Play"); Lively; and Justin Fleck of Minster, Ohio (LT PS, "IH Crazy").

Fans at the Moon City Nationals will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Auglaize County Fair (www.AUGLAIZECOUNTYFAIR.org).

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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Three Tractor Classes at Marion County Nationals in Salem, Illinois

Web Banners events SalmILWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association plows into the Marion County Fairgrounds in Salem, Illinois on Saturday, August 8. Three Grand National tractor classes---Super Stock Open, Super Stock Diesel, and Pro Stock Tractors---will perform in one thrilling session beginning at 7 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Marion County NTPA Grand Nationals are part of the NTPA's Grand National Circuit presented by Case IH Agriculture with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National championship. Case IH will award in excess of $50,000 to top finishers in end-of-season Grand National point standings.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Super Stock Open, "Extremely Armed & Dangerous"); Steve Burge of Lynn, Indiana (Super Stock Diesel, "Lock-N-Load"); and Danny Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio (Pro Stock, "Rampage"). Winners of the 2014 Marion County Nationals were Brent Payne of Hamilton, Ohio (SSO, "GALOT II"); Esdon Lehn of Dayton, Minnesota (SSD, "Red Line Fever"); and Robby Lemke of Helenville, Wisconsin (PS, "New Generation Plus").

Fans at the Marion County Nationals will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's Video Scoreboard.

Tickets for reserve seats and pit passes are $20; general admission tickets are $15. For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Marion County Fair (www.MARIONCOUNTYAGFAIR.org).

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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

SSO, PS, SF, UNL in Mt. Sterling to Bring Western Ill Thrlls

Web Banners events MtStILWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association wheels into the Brown County Fairgrounds in Mt. Sterling, Illinois on Friday, August 7 for the Western Illinois Grand Nationals. Four big-tire Grand National classes---Super Stock Open, Pro Stock, and Super Farm Tractors and Multi-Engine Unlimited Modifieds---will fill the skies with smoke and noise in one session beginning at 7:30 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Western Illinois Nationals are part of the NTPA's Grand National Circuit presented by Case IH Agriculture with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National championship. Case IH will award in excess of $50,000 to top finishers in end-of-season Grand National point standings.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Super Stock Open, "Extremely Armed & Dangerous"); Danny Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio (Pro Stock, "Rampage"); Rob and Andrew Trowbridge of South Haven, Michigan (Super Farm, "Disturbed"); and Adam Bauer of Paton, Iowa (Unlimited, "Cross Threaded"). Winners of the 2014 Western Illinois Nationals were Schmucker; Russ Freeze of Manchester, Tennessee (SF, "Deere Traxx"); and Dave Archer of Marietta, Ohio (UNL, "Pioneer").

Fans at the Western Illinois Nationals will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's Video Scoreboard.

Tickets are $20 for adults 16 and older, available at the fair office or front gate. For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Brown County Fair (www.BROWNCOFAIR.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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Three GN, Two RN Classes at Monroe, Michigan

Web Banners events MnroMIWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association invades the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Monroe, Michigan on Thursday, August 6 for a Grand National Event. Three Grand National classes---Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Super Semi Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds---will team with Regional National classes of Super Farm Tractors and Modified Minis in one session beginning at 7 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Monroe Truck and Tractor Pull is part of the NTPA's Grand and Regional National circuits, with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National or Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) championship. The Grand National Circuit is presented by Case IH Agriculture, which will award in excess of $50,000 to top finishers in end-of-season Grand National point standings.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Steve Burge of Lynn, Indiana (Super Stock Diesel, "Lock-N-Load"); Dean Holicky of Montgomery, Minnesota (Semi, "Mother Trucker"); and Doug Lively of State Center, Iowa (Modified, "Bank Robber"). Defending their Region II championship are Jon & Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere"). Winners of the 2014 Monroe Pull were Chuck Knapp of Charles City, Iowa (MOD, "Screamin' D") and Dave Whelan of Tipton, Michigan (SF, "My Last Excuse"). Fans at the pull will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, available at the gate. For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Monroe County Fair (www.MONROECOUNTYFAIR.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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Good Eaton: Preble County (OH) Fair Presents a Four-Class Regional

Web Banners events EatnOHWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association rolls into the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio on Wednesday, August 5. Four Regional National classes---Heavy Super Stock and Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modified Minis---will entertain the Preble County Fair crowd in one session beginning at 7 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Preble County Fair Pull is part of the NTPA's Regional National circuit, with vehicles earning points toward their division's championship in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Region II titles are Ed Johnson of Alliance, Ohio (Heavy Super Stock, "Big Johnson") and Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss"). Winners of the 2014 Preble County Fair Pull were Greg Lamb of Madison, Indiana (LT PS, "Black Viper"); Sean Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas (TWD, "Wild Horse"); and Bruce Slagh of Zeeland, Michigan (MINI, "Show No Mercy").

For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Preble County Fair (www.PREBLECOUNTYFAIR.org).

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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Cassopolis, Michigan Hosts SF, TWD, MOD, and State SS

Web Banners events CassMIWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association blasts into the Cass County Fairgrounds in Cassopolis, Michigan on Tuesday, August 4. Three Regional National classes---Super Farm Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds---will join a state class of Heavy Super Stock Tractors for one thrill-packed session beginning at 7 p.m.

In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Cass County Fair Nationals are part of the NTPA's Regional National circuit, with vehicles earning points toward their division's championship in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio). The Wolverine Pullers, Incorporated, an NTPA member state association, will present the Heavy Super Stock class. The Wolverine Pullers sanction classes and events all summer throughout the state of Michigan.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Region II titles are Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere") and Don Deane of Trafalgar, Indiana (Modified, "Plumbers Nitemare").

Winners of the 2014 Cass County Fair Nationals were Lee Butts of Fairgrove, Michigan (SF, "Press On"); Sean Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas (TWD, "Wild Horse"); and Deane.

For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Cass County Fair (www.CASSCOUNTYMIFAIR.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.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently 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. Season 11 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH premieres on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 and repeats during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.

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

For more information about the NTPA, visit www.ntpapull.comwww.facebook.com/ntpapullingwww.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Week 13 Preview: Mmm, Mmm, Grand: GN Classes in Monroe, Mt. Sterling, Marion County, Moon City, and Morley

Oh, to own a truck stop restaurant in Indiana. NTPA pullers will be dining on the road this week as the tour takes them---and us---to stops in the fellow Region II states of Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

Cassopolis, Michigan is first up on Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Region II Super Farms, Two Wheel Drives, and Modifieds will join Wolverine Heavy Supers at the Cass County Fair Nationals. Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Region II titles are Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere") and Don Deane of Trafalgar, Indiana (Modified, "Plumbers Nitemare"). Winners of the 2014 Cass County Fair Nationals were Lee Butts of Fairgrove, Michigan (SF, "Press On"); Sean Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas (TWD, "Wild Horse"); and Deane. Point leaders in the competing regional classes entering the week are Shane Masten and Arthur Whaley of Niles, Michigan (SF, "Thumpin' Pumpkin"), Marty Clock of Hartford City, Indiana (TWD, "Just Like Clockwork"), and Deane.

A ride across the northeast corner of Indiana separates Tuesday's and Wednesday's venues. At 7 p.m., Eaton, Ohio calls on the Two Wheelers as well as regional Heavy Supers, Light Pro Stocks, and Minis. The Preble County Fair Pull will begin at 7 p.m. Defending division champs are Ed Johnson of Alliance, Ohio (Heavy Super Stock, "Big Johnson") and Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss"). Winners of the 2014 Preble County Fair Pull were Greg Lamb of Madison, Indiana (LT PS, "Black Viper"); Sean Blagrave of Ackerly, Texas (TWD, "Wild Horse"); and Bruce Slagh of Zeeland, Michigan (MINI, "Show No Mercy"). This season's point leaders at the start of the week are Kent Payne of Veedersburg, Indiana (HSS, "Super Rooster"), Scott Webb of Beverly, Ohio (LT PS, "Ragin' Red"), and Dave Lacey of Thedford, Ontario (MINI, "Triple Play Unchained").

Then, catch I-75 north to Monroe, Michigan for the Monroe County Fair Pull on Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m. featuring GN Super Stock Diesels, Super Semis, and Modifieds along with RN Super Farms and Minis. The champs of 2014 were Steve Burge of Lynn, Indiana (Super Stock Diesel, "Lock-N-Load"); Dean Holicky of Montgomery, Minnesota (Semi, "Mother Trucker"); and Doug Lively of State Center, Iowa (Modified, "Bank Robber"). Burge and Holicky currently lead their divisions in 2015, while Brad Benedict of Marion, Ohio ("Non-Cents") tops the Mod standings. Winners of the 2014 Monroe Pull were Chuck Knapp of Charles City, Iowa (MOD, "Screamin' D") and Dave Whelan of Tipton, Michigan (SF, "My Last Excuse"). Fans at the pull can see it all in living color on the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

Then, it's "Keep those big wheels rollin'"---on the road and down the track---as the Western Illinois Grand Nationals arrive on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Unlimited Modifieds team with Super Stock Open, Pro Stock, and Super Farm Tractors. 2014 title winners were Adam Bauer of Paton, Iowa (Unlimited, "Cross Threaded"), Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Super Stock Open, "Extremely Armed & Dangerous"); Danny Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio (Pro Stock, "Rampage"); and Rob and Andrew Trowbridge of South Haven, Michigan (Super Farm, "Disturbed"). Winners of the 2014 Western Illinois Nationals were Schmucker; Russ Freeze of Manchester, Tennessee (SF, "Deere Traxx"); and Dave Archer of Marietta, Ohio (UNL, "Pioneer"), while current point leaders are Schmucker, Blackbourn, Knapp (UNL, "Screamin' D"), and the Prible Family of Bluffton, Indiana (SF, "Top Priority"). And adding to the fan experience will be the NTPA's Video Scoreboard.

For two of the Mt. Sterling classes (and the NTPA videoboard), it's a brief journey to the next destination, the Marion County Fair NTPA Grand Nationals in Salem, Illinois. The 7 p.m. start time will bring to the line Open Supers, Diesel Supers, and Pro Stocks. Last year's event winners in Salem were Brent Payne of Hamilton, Ohio (SSO, "GALOT II"); Esdon Lehn of Dayton, Minnesota (SSD, "Red Line Fever"); and Robby Lemke of Helenville, Wisconsin (PS, "New Generation Plus").

But it's on to Wapakoneta, Ohio for the double-duty Modifieds as the RRR Tire Moon City Nationals drop the first hook at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 8. The Mods, along with Grand National Two- and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks and a Pro National class of Light Pros, are sure to entertain the Auglaize County Fair crowd. 2014 champions included Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio (Two Wheel Drive, "Buckeye Hauler") and Jason Brammer of Donovan, Illinois (Four Wheel Drive, "Corn Fed"), while winners of the 2014 Moon City Nationals were Doug Theobald of Shelbyville, Indiana (TWD, "Wicked"); Paul Holman of Wauseon, Ohio (FWD, "4 Play"); Lively; and Justin Fleck of Minster, Ohio (LT PS, "IH Crazy"). Truck class point leaders entering competition are Petro and the Holman Brothers. Look for the LED scoreboard.

Meanwhile, it's all things great and small in Morley, Michigan, as the Trucking Capital hosts Super Semis along with regional Minis and state Supers beginning at 8 p.m. at the Celebration on the Pond.

And as long as we're celebrating, let's uncork the Champaign County Fair Pull in Urbana, Ohio on a Monday night this year: August 10 at 7 p.m. Light Pros and Super Farms will share the Enderle Pull-Off host track with Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drives and Modifieds. Shafer and Brian Diekman of Genoa, Ohio (MOD, "Rat Poison") won the 2014 Urbana classes that return; Carl Atley (SSD 4x4, "Lethal Weapon") was the 2014 Region II champion. (And the LED scoreboard will be in attendance as well.)

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