Funeral Arrangements for Gregg Randall's Mother

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

Mrs. Randall had been in declining health since suffering a fall last week. 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.

Visitation for Mrs. Randall is scheduled for Sunday, May 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Vernon's Funeral Home, 235 Miami Street, Urbana, Ohio 43078 (www.vernonfh.com / 937.653.8888). Her funeral service will be Monday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Vernon's with burial to follow at Oak Dale Cemetery.

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.

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 49 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. 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.

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.

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 3/28/16):

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.

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.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • 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 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).]

Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN)

  • 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 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).

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: 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. 

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: MINI

A few new names seen in other classes are giving Minis a try 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 3/28/16):

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.

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.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • 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. 

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).]

Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN)

  • 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.

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.

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. 

2016 GN Precommitted Competitors: SSO

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):

SSOTerry 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

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 GN Precommitted Competitors: TWD

A strong field of ten Two Wheel Drive trucks, plus others not making the list of ten, will be battling this season. 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 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):

TWDJessie 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 GN Precommitted Competitors: SEMI

Super Semis start off Monday and the continuation of the 2016 pre-commitment list. 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 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):

jackJack 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.

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: FWD

Four time Champions Brammer Brothers are taking the year off, concentrating on duties at home and family time, we expect to see a new champion from a strong field of Four Wheel Drive trucks. 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 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):

holmansJim 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).

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: LSS

Light Super Stocks will have a mixture of new vehicles and veteran competitors in 2016. This is the fourth class on the lineup of the 2016 pre-commitment list. 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.

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 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):

LSSMike 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 GN Precommitted Competitors: SF

The second list to be released is the Super Farm class. 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 onntpapull.com or facebook.com/ntpapulling.

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):

SFJeff (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 GN Precommitted Competitors: PS

It is that time again, with 46 days to the start of the season and 53 days to the kick-off of the Grand National season in Benson, North Carolina we are releasing the list of competitors representing the pre-commitment program. 

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.

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.

PS2016 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).

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. 

Firing Point on Point In Region 4 Minis

Regional 4 miniIFP Motorsports put together an impressive 2015 season starting in Pinetops, North Carolina with second- and third-place finishes aboard "Firing Point." In Raleigh, the crew could only manage a fifth place in the first session, but they finished the season strong with a win, in the process capturng the Region IV Mini Championship.  The Cutshall family took the next two spots in the regional standings with "Tail Spin" and "Family Force," four and five points out, respectively. 

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. 

Trump Captures Region 2 Championship

Regional 2 SSD4x4Shane Kellogg brought out an all-new truck late in 2014, with a promising start but no impact on the points race. His "Trump" Dodge proved to be worth the wait, however, by capturing the 2015 Region II Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Truck Championship and capping off the season with an Enderle Pull-Off victory. Kellogg had wins in Charlotte, Michigan and Zanesville, Ohio while parking in the runner-up slot three times in the Buckeye State: London, Urbana, and Bowling Green. Carl Atley in "Lethal Weapon" battled hard but finished four points out of first. 

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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