Blackbourn/Chizek Team Earns Third Straight Championship with "Extremely A & D"

Worthington, Ohio---In the end, he still had to drive his way to a title.

Terry Blackbourn arrived in Lorain County with a 6-point lead over the Wells-Strickland-Payne Team's "GALOT II." The addition of two Light Super Stocks (both orange, incidentally) to the lineup made for enough participating point-earning tractors to overturn that lead, were John Strickland to finish first and "Extremely Armed & Dangerous" last. But the two-time reigning champion was not about to let that scenario play out. A conservative but strong 284' pass proved to be enough to win the class and lock up a third straight title for himself as driver and Mike Chizek as owner. Terry's son Josh took a rough ride aboard "International Threat" but finished three point positions ahead of a wounded "GALOT II" to overtake it for second place, 12 points back.

Completing the top five in 2015 points were Strickland and "GALOT II" (third, -13), Brent Payne and "Get a Load of That" (fourth, -41) and Sid Broughton and "Desperado" (fifth, -44). All five have earned invitations to the Grand National session of the Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 19.

Look for full coverage of Terry Blackbourn's championship run (and those of his eventual 11 champion colleagues) in the November issue of The Puller magazine.

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.

"Priorities" in Order: The Prible Family Captures a Super Farm Title

Worthington, Ohio---It may not have been quite the way the Pribles pictured it, but a championship is a championship.

Their "Top Priority" International 1066 made a rare stumble at its 2015 Grand National title-clinching pull in Wellington, Ohio, recording a 40-foot distance before retiring with a hooked-and-broke. But three wins (Benson, NC S1; Troy, MO; and Jerseyville, IL) and 10 top-fives in gave co-drivers Jeff and Mike more than a little margin for error as the Indiana-based team's point lead was uninterrupted from that win in Benson forward.

With his victory at the Friday Night Spectacular, Brad Hart moved his "Don't Ask" into second place in the Super Farm standings, finishing 16 points behind "Top Priority." The remainder of the top five were Rod Deck and "Dream On" (third, -17), Drew Parkinson and "The Commandeere" (fourth, -22), and Russ Freeze and "Deere Traxx" (fifth, -26). All will qualify for the evening session of the Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 19.

Look for full coverage of the Pribles' championship run (and those of their eventual 11 champion colleagues) in the November issue of The Puller magazine.

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.

Keith Wayson is First NTPA GN Champion of 2015

LtUnl 2015Worthington, Ohio---The first GN trophy of 2015 will find its way to the Old Line State.

By virtue of his victory in Session Two at the Hudsonville Community Fair Pull in Hudsonville, Michigan Wednesday night, Keith Wayson of Harwood, Maryland has earned his first Grand National Light Unlimited championship. Wayson's "Super Bee" debuted on the NTPA circuit in May with a weekend sweep in nearby Fairlea, West Virginia. Wayson trailed in the points race after only two events all season---Troy, Missouri and Jerseyville, Illinois---and retained at least a share of the lead after each of the season's final five hooks, earning 366 of a possible 390 points on the season. He becomes the third champion in the division's four seasons of existence, following Adam Bauer's "Double Nutted" (2012-2013) and Brandon Simon's "Simon Sez" (2014), who finished five points back of Wayson in second place in 2015. Todd Feiss' "Feissty Farmer" (-12) finished third, R.J. Simon's "Simon Sez Show No Mercy" (-23) fourth, and Tarry Feiss' "S'no Farmer Xtreme" (-33) fifth. Complete unofficial point standings for all NTPA Grand National divisions may be found here.

Look for full coverage of Wayson's championship run (and those of his eventual 11 champion colleagues) in the November issue of The Puller magazine.

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.

2015 Pull Results: Hudsonville, MI


              Hudsonville Community Fair Pull               
                  Hudsonville Fairgrounds                   
                      Hudsonville, MI                       


                         Session 01                         
                  August 25, 2015, 7:00 pm                  
            Results provided by www.NTPAPULL.com            


                       Grand National                       
         6,200-lb. Modified Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks         

  1. Peyton Davis         Punisher                  325.666
     Tappahannock, VA     Chevrolet                        

  2. Rob Foster           Simply Red                325.163
     Fairgrove, MI        Chevrolet                        

  3. Jason Brammer        Corn Fed                  323.958
     Donovan, IL          Ford                             

  4. Peyton Davis         Young Gun                 319.075
     Tappahannock, VA     Chevrolet                        

  5. Larry Peterson       Profab Geared Up          316.427
     Baldwin, WI          Chevrolet                        

  6. Lisa Peterson        Profab                    311.454
     Baldwin, WI          Chevrolet                        

  7. Ben Ellis            Benjammin                 309.122
     Champlain, VA        Chevrolet                        

  8. Tim Skelton          Bone                      308.808
     Harvard, IL          Ford                             

  9. Jim Bosch            Midnight Raider           307.910
     West Olive, MI       Chevrolet                        

 10. Jim Holman           4-Play                    306.482
     Wauseon, OH          Chevrolet                        

 11. Carmen Foster        Foster Child              296.139
     Fairgrove, MI        Chevrolet                        

 12. Tyler Cobb           Bandit                    289.399
     Bartow, GA           Ford                             

 13. Ted Skelton          Rock                      279.977
     Harvard, IL          Chevrolet                        

 14. Jacob Smith          Lean Meat Machine         255.134
     Holland, MI          Chevrolet                        

                 # Entries: 14  # Hooks: 14                 
                           Info:                            


                       Grand National                       
        6,000-lb. Light Unlimited Modified Tractors         

  1. Brian Diekman        Rat Poison                332.614
     Genoa, OH            Aircraft/Piston x  2             

  2. Brandon Simon        Simon Sez                 321.487
     Farley, IA           Automotive/Piston x 2            

  3. Paul Koontz          Joker                     315.976
     Concord, NC          Automotive/Piston x  3           

  4. Todd Feiss           Feissty Farmer            315.788
     Lawrenceburg, IN     Automotive/Piston x 2            

  5. Keith Wayson Sr.     Super Bee                 312.563
     Harwood, MD          Automotive/Piston x 2            

  6. R.J. Simon           Simon Sez Show No Mercy    304.409
     Farley, IA           Automotive/Piston x 2            

  7. Tarry Feiss          S'no Farmer Xtreme        200.047
     Lawrenceburg, IN     Automotive/Piston x 2            

                  # Entries: 7  # Hooks: 7                  
                           Info:                            


                         Region II                          
               9,300-lb. Super Farm Tractors                

  1. Jon Silsby           Crop Doctor               330.758
     Vicksburg, MI        International 1066               

  2. Stan Warda           Hammerin' Hank            330.227
     Berrien Springs, MI  International 3688               

  3. Bryan Deck           One Bad Apple             325.741
     Winside, NE          International 1066               

  4. Andrew Trowbridge    Disturbed                 319.442
     South Haven, MI      Case International MX220           

  5. Dave Whelan          My Last Excuse            315.371
     Tipton, MI           International 1066               

  6. Lee Butts            Press On                  314.060
     Fairgrove, MI        International 1066               

  7. Brock Oomen          Bad Oomen                 312.369
     Hart, MI             International 1466               

  8. Robert Pryor         Night Rider               311.835
     Long Settlement, NB  International 1466               

  9. Keith Hanenburg      Against the Odds          307.858
     Coopersville, MI     John Deere 4430                  

 10. Steve Marsh          Cash Burner               296.204
     Galien, MI           Allis-Chalmers D21               

 11. Kevin Mignault       Green Energy              294.404
     Swartz Creek, MI     John Deere 7830                  

 12. Joe Manning          Gold Rush                 292.735
     Ravenna, MI          International 1256               

 13. Jeff Storey          It's a Long Storey        285.712
     Blanchard, MI        John Deere 4555                  

 14. Tony Sietsema        Wolverine Deere           255.187
     Allendale, MI        John Deere 4430                  

 15. Rod Deck             Dream On                  114.508
     Winside, NE          Case International 7240           

 16. Jim Thomas           Under Pressure         000.000/HB
     Centreville, NB      International 1086               

                 # Entries: 16  # Hooks: 16                 
                           Info:                            


                       Grand National                       
               10,000-lb. Pro Stock Tractors                

  1. Mike Conny           MAC Nasty                 323.725
     Beloit, OH           John Deere 8410                  

  2. Tim Cain             Red Gambler               323.472
     New Palestine, IN    International 1066               

  3. Julia Ray            Mr. MAC Daddy             317.044
     Beloit, OH           John Deere 8410                  

  4. Danny Schmucker      Rampage                   317.036
     Louisville, OH       John Deere 7920                  

  5. Chance McGrath       Last Chance II            316.417
     Lower Knoxford, NB   Case International 335           

  6. Charles Pelletier    CP Dream 2                313.192
     St. Armand, QC       John Deere 8345R                 

  7. Ross Boersen         Greenline Express II      312.510
     Zeeland, MI          John Deere 7280R                 

  8. Lance Little         True Grit                 309.481
     Tuscola, IL          John Deere 5020                  

  9. Ross Boersen         Greenline Express         306.214
     Zeeland, MI          John Deere 8345R                 

 10. Randy Campbell       Soup Line Express         306.056
     Homeworth, OH        John Deere 4250                  

 11. Robby Lemke          New Generation Plus       304.672
     Helenville, WI       John Deere 4010                  

 12. Nick McCormick       Nasty Stuff               301.713
     Stewardson, IL       Case International 7230           

 13. Kevin Schmucker      Git-Er-Dun Deere          298.072
     Louisville, OH       John Deere 7830                  

 14. Joel Kingen          Full Metal Jacket         293.472
     McCordsville, IN     Minneapolis-Moline G1355           

 15. Chris Cain           Aces Wild                 095.540
     New Palestine, IN    Case International MX305           

                 # Entries: 15  # Hooks: 15                 
                           Info:                            


                      Session Summary                       
          # Classes: 4  # Entries: 52  # Hooks: 52          

                       


              Hudsonville Community Fair Pull               
                  Hudsonville Fairgrounds                   
                      Hudsonville, MI                       


                         Session 02                         
                  August 26, 2015, 7:00 pm                  
            Results provided by www.NTPAPULL.com            


                       Grand National                       
               10,000-lb. Pro Stock Tractors                

  1. Kevin Schmucker      Git-Er-Dun Deere          335.654
     Louisville, OH       John Deere 7830                  

  2. Danny Schmucker      Rampage                   326.786
     Louisville, OH       John Deere 7920                  

  3. Dennis Boersen       Greenline Express II      325.318
     Hudsonville, MI      John Deere 7280R                 

  4. Mike Conny           MAC Nasty                 324.153
     Beloit, OH           John Deere 8410                  

  5. Tim Cain             Red Gambler               323.715
     New Palestine, IN    International 1066               

  6. Chance McGrath       Last Chance II            322.515
     Lower Knoxford, NB   Case International 335           

  7. Nick McCormick       Nasty Stuff               317.232
     Stewardson, IL       Case International 7230           

  8. Robby Lemke          New Generation Plus       315.880
     Helenville, WI       John Deere 4010                  

  9. Charles Pelletier    CP Dream 2                313.488
     St. Armand, QC       John Deere 8345R                 

 10. Ross Boersen         Greenline Express         313.150
     Zeeland, MI          John Deere 8345R                 

 11. Chris Cain           Aces Wild                 306.150
     New Palestine, IN    Case International MX305           

 12. Lance Little         True Grit                 301.373
     Tuscola, IL          John Deere 5020                  

 13. Randy Campbell       Soup Line Express         300.522
     Homeworth, OH        John Deere 4250                  

 14. Julia Ray            Mr. MAC Daddy             287.541
     Beloit, OH           John Deere 8410                  

 15. Joel Kingen          Full Metal Jacket         173.883
     McCordsville, IN     Minneapolis-Moline G1355           

                 # Entries: 15  # Hooks: 15                 
                           Info:                            


                       Grand National                       
         6,200-lb. Modified Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks         

  1. Lisa Peterson        Profab                    336.067
     Baldwin, WI          Chevrolet                        

  2. John T. Davis        Young Gun                 334.260
     Tappahannock, VA     Chevrolet                        

  3. Jason Brammer        Corn Fed                  331.610
     Donovan, IL          Ford                             

  4. Peyton Davis         Punisher                  330.916
     Tappahannock, VA     Chevrolet                        

  5. Paul Holman          4-Play                    330.606
     Wauseon, OH          Chevrolet                        

  6. Ben Ellis            Benjammin                 326.022
     Champlain, VA        Chevrolet                        

  7. Larry Peterson       Profab Geared Up          324.905
     Baldwin, WI          Chevrolet                        

  8. Ted Skelton          Rock                      323.120
     Harvard, IL          Chevrolet                        

  9. Rob Foster           Simply Red                320.112
     Fairgrove, MI        Chevrolet                        

 10. Carmen Foster        Foster Child              318.928
     Fairgrove, MI        Chevrolet                        

 11. Tyler Cobb           Bandit                    316.135
     Bartow, GA           Ford                             

 12. Tim Skelton          Bone                      315.957
     Harvard, IL          Ford                             

 13. Jim Bosch            Midnight Raider           314.029
     West Olive, MI       Chevrolet                        

 14. Jacob Smith          Lean Meat Machine      000.000/SC
     Holland, MI          Chevrolet                        

                 # Entries: 14  # Hooks: 13                 
                           Info:                            


                       Grand National                       
        6,000-lb. Light Unlimited Modified Tractors         

  1. Keith Wayson Sr.     Super Bee                 324.983
     Harwood, MD          Automotive/Piston x 2            

  2. Paul Koontz          Joker                     304.997
     Concord, NC          Automotive/Piston x 2            

  3. Brian Diekman        Rat Poison                303.697
     Genoa, OH            Aircraft/Piston x  2             

  4. Todd Feiss           Feissty Farmer            293.366
     Lawrenceburg, IN     Automotive/Piston x 2            

  5. R.J. Simon           Simon Sez Show No Mercy    292.941
     Farley, IA           Automotive/Piston x 2            

  6. Brandon Simon        Simon Sez                 289.797
     Farley, IA           Automotive/Piston x 2            

  7. Tarry Feiss          S'no Farmer Xtreme     000.000/SC
     Lawrenceburg, IN     Automotive/Piston x 2            

                  # Entries: 7  # Hooks: 6                  
                           Info:                            


                         Region II                          
               9,300-lb. Super Farm Tractors                

  1. Keith Hanenburg      Against the Odds          315.878
     Coopersville, MI     John Deere 4430                  

  2. Stan Warda           Hammerin' Hank            313.054
     Berrien Springs, MI  International 3688               

  3. Robert Pryor         Night Rider               306.271
     Long Settlement, NB  International 1466               

  4. Steve Marsh          Cash Burner               302.353
     Galien, MI           Allis-Chalmers D21               

  5. Brock Oomen          Bad Oomen                 301.301
     Hart, MI             International 1466               

  6. Kevin Mignault       Green Energy              299.795
     Swartz Creek, MI     John Deere 7830                  

  7. Joe Manning          Gold Rush                 291.232
     Ravenna, MI          International 1256               

  8. Chad Curtis          It's a Long Storey        289.010
     Edmore, MI           John Deere 4555                  

  9. Jim Thomas           Under Pressure            252.045
     Centreville, NB      International 1086               

 10. Tony Sietsema        Wolverine Deere        000.000/SC
     Allendale, MI        John Deere 4430                  

                 # Entries: 10  # Hooks: 9                  
                           Info:                            


                      Session Summary                       
          # Classes: 4  # Entries: 46  # Hooks: 43        

Mother of AP Productions' Roger Wysong Has Passed

The NTPA family is saddened to hear of the passing of Kathryn Wysong, 79, of Brookville, Ohio. Mrs. Wysong was the mother of Roger Wysong and grandmother of Rusty and Ryan Wysong whose company, AP Productions, films and edits event footage for the NTPA Championship Pulling Series on RFD-TV.

Mrs. Wysong's full obituary and visitation and service information appear below. The Wysongs invite you to visit and contribute to the memorial and tribute page for Mrs. Wysong. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Kathryn Ida (Phillips) Wysong, age 79 of Brookville, departed this world for heaven on Saturday, August 22, 2015. For more than 25 years, she was employed by Brookville Schools supervising students during lunch. During their children’s teen years, she and her husband Ralph invested much of their time in young lives through the ministry of Youth for Christ. Later, she volunteered for over 31 years in Pastoral Care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, giving encouragement and support to those in need. Kathy’s life message was her faith in God which she shared at every opportunity. She loved her family, and her grandchildren have many precious memories of time spent at Nana’s house. She was a member of Plainview Open Bible Church.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years: Ralph Wysong, daughter and son-in-law: Annette (Duane) Coller of CA, son and daughter-in-law: Roger (Cheryl) Wysong of Lewisburg, 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sisters: Nancy Laymon and Loretta Myers both of Fairborn, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Elvin and Nancy Phillips, brothers: Delmer, Claude and Dallas Phillips and sister: Delpha Koehler.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.KindredFuneralHome.com.

Week 16 Preview: Let the Crownings Begin---GN Light Unlimited, Super Stock Open, and Super Farm Wrap Their Races

Worthington, Ohio---Where has the time gone? Weren't Fairlea and Benson just a couple of weeks ago?

More like 14, and it's time to break out the laurels and hearty handshakes for 2015's Grand National Champions. Hudsonville marks the end of the line for Light Unlimiteds, while Wellington closes out the Open Supers and Super Farms.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26, its off to Greenville, Ohio for the Great Darke County Fair Pull. Session One will feature Grand National Super Stock Diesels, Two Wheel Drives, and Minis as well as Regional National Light Pro Stocks and, for their last hook of the season, Four Wheel Drives. Session Two will counter with GN Open Supers and Super Farms, Minis, and Unlimiteds, and regional Light Pros. Action both nights starts at 7 p.m. 2014 champs were Steve Burge of Lynn, Indiana (Super Stock Diesel, "Lock-N-Load"); Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio (Two Wheel Drive, "Buckeye Hauler"); Jason Hathaway of Washington, Pennsylvania (Modified Mini, "Honkin' Donkey White"); Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Super Stock Open, "Extremely Armed & Dangerous"); Rob and Andrew Trowbridge of South Haven, Michigan (Super Farm, "Disturbed"); Adam Bauer of Paton, Iowa (Unlimited, "Cross Threaded"); Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss"); and Chris Taylor of Eaton, Indiana (Four Wheel Drive, "Grain Hollers Mafia"). Winners at Greenville last year were Mike Beck of Napoleon, Ohio (SSD, "High Tech Red Neck"); Petro; Gert Dingerink of Zwolle, Netherlands (MINI, "Lambada"); Shafer; Lee Overmyer of Monterey, Indiana (LT PS, "Bad Company"); Blackbourn; Russ Freeze of Manchester, Tennessee (SF, "Deere Traxx"); and Joe Eder of North Collins, New York (UNL, "GEICO"). Point leaders heading into the event are Burge, Petro, Hathaway, Scott Webb of Beverly, Ohio (LT PS, "Ragin' Red"), Layton Seggebruch of Hoopeston, Illinois (FWD, "Hooterville Rat"), Blackbourn, the Prible family of Indiana (SF, "Top Priority), and Chuck Knapp of Charles City, Iowa (UNL, "Screamin' D"). And fans can see it all on the NTPA's Video Scoreboard.

Simultaneously in Hudsonville, Michigan, it's the Hudsonville Community Fair Pull Grand National Event. GN Pro Stocks, Four Wheel Drives, and the aforementioned Light Unlimiteds join up with Region II Super Farms on both Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26 starting at 7 p.m. Defending champions are Danny Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio (Pro Stock, "Rampage"); Jason Brammer of Donovan, Illinois (Four Wheel Drive, "Corn Fed"); Brandon Simon of Farley, Iowa (Light Unlimited, "Simon Sez"); and Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere"). Hudsonville winners from a year ago were Robby Lemke of Helenville, Wisconsin (PS, "New Generation Plus") and Brad Hart of Clayton, Michigan (SF, "Don't Ask"). Current point leaders are Lemke, Brammer, Keith Wayson of Harwood, Maryland (LT UNL, "Super Bee"), and Shane Masten and Arthur Whaley (SF, "Thumpin' Pumpkin").

And then it's the Friday Night Spectacular in Wellington, Ohio, the 2014 NTPA Grand National Pull of the Year. This year's pull is on August 28 and hosts five Grand National classes beginning at 6 p.m.: Super Stock Opens, Super Farms, Pro Stocks, Two Wheel Drives, and Unlimiteds. Winners of the '14 Spectacular were Josh Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (SSO, "International Threat"); Schmucker; Larry Dean of Hollywood, Alabama (SF, "Never Enough"); and Petro. Fans at the Friday Night Spectacular will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

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.

Hudsonville, Michigan Hosts GN PS, LT UNL, and FWD Plus Regional SF Tue.and Wed.

Web Banners events HudsMIWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association travels to the grounds of the Hudsonville Community Fair for a Grand National event in Hudsonville, Michigan on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26. Three Grand National classes---Pro Stock Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Light Unlimited Twin-Engine Modifieds---along with Regional National Super Farm Tractors will entertain during each night of the Hudsonville Community Fair Pull 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 Hudsonville Community Fair 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. Following Wednesday night's Light Unlimited class, the 2015 Grand National champion will be crowned.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Danny Schmucker of Louisville, Ohio (Pro Stock, "Rampage"); Jason Brammer of Donovan, Illinois (Four Wheel Drive, "Corn Fed"); and Brandon Simon of Farley, Iowa (Light Unlimited, "Simon Sez"). Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere") are the defending Region II champions.

Winners of the 2014 Hudsonville Community Fair Pull were Robby Lemke of Helenville, Wisconsin (PS, "New Generation Plus") and Brad Hart of Clayton, Michigan (SF, "Don't Ask").

Tickets are $8 for adults and $2 for children ages 5-11. Children under 5 are admitted free. For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Hudsonville Community Fair (www.HUDSONVILLE-FAIR.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.

Two-Track, Two-Night Midweek Thriller in Greenville, Ohio

Web Banners events GrnvOHWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association pulls onto the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Ohio for a two-night Grand National Event on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26. The Great Darke County Fair Pull's Session One will feature Grand National Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modified Minis as well as Regional National Light Pro Stock Tractors and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks. Session Two will counter with Grand National Super Stock Open and Super Farm Tractors, Minis, and Multi-Engine Unlimited Modifieds and Regional Light Pro Stocks. Action both nights starts 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 Great Darke County Fair 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. Following Wednesday's Four Wheel Drive class, the 2015 Region II champion will be crowned.

Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Grand National titles are Steve Burge of Lynn, Indiana (Super Stock Diesel, "Lock-N-Load"); Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio (Two Wheel Drive, "Buckeye Hauler"); Jason Hathaway of Washington, Pennsylvania (Modified Mini, "Honkin' Donkey White"); Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (Super Stock Open, "Extremely Armed & Dangerous"); Rob and Andrew Trowbridge of South Haven, Michigan (Super Farm, "Disturbed"); and Adam Bauer of Paton, Iowa (Unlimited, "Cross Threaded"). Defending Region II champions are Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss") and Chris Taylor of Eaton, Indiana (Four Wheel Drive, "Grain Hollers Mafia").

Winners of the 2014 Great Darke County Fair Pull were Mike Beck of Napoleon, Ohio (SSD, "High Tech Red Neck"); Petro; Gert Dingerink of Zwolle, Netherlands (MINI, "Lambada"); Shafer; Lee Overmyer of Monterey, Indiana (LT PS, "Bad Company"); Blackbourn; Russ Freeze of Manchester, Tennessee (SF, "Deere Traxx"); and Joe Eder of North Collins, New York (UNL, "GEICO").

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

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

POY in '14, Wellington, Ohio Beefs up with Five GNs Friday at 6 p.m.

Web Banners events WellOHWorthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association wheels onto the Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio for the Friday Night Spectacular on Friday, August 28. Five Grand National classes---Super Stock Open, Super Farm, and Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Multi-Engine Unlimited Modifieds---will compete in one session, beginning at 6 p.m. The Friday Night Spectacular was named the 2014 NTPA Grand National Pull of the Year, an award determined by the Association's membership.

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 Friday Night Spectacular is part of the NTPA's Grand National Circuit presented by Case IH Agriculture with vehicles earning points toward their division's Grand National championship. Following the Super Stock Open and Super Farm classes, the 2015 Grand National champion in each division will be crowned. 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"); Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio (Two Wheel Drive, "Buckeye Hauler"); and Adam Bauer of Paton, Iowa (Unlimited, "Cross Threaded").

Winners of the 2014 Friday Night Spectacular were Josh Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin (SSO, "International Threat"); Schmucker; Larry Dean of Hollywood, Alabama (SF, "Never Enough"); and Petro.

Fans at the Friday Night Spectacular will also experience live video, distances, and instant replays via the NTPA's LED Scoreboard.

Tickets are $13. For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Lorain County Fair (www.LORAINCOUNTYFAIR.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.

Rings Awarded to Top Weekend Competitors at 49th Annual NTPC

Bowling Green, Ohio---Competitors in 12 divisions earned the prized Championship Rings at the 2015 National Tractor Pulling Championships. Open to all competitors regardless of license level, rings are awarded based on best total finish positions in two hooks over the course of the weekend; ties are broken using total distance across primary and pull-off rounds.

Light Super Stock: Brian Korth/Excessive Force (1st + 1st)

Super Stock Diesel: Steve Blagrave/Red Horse (1st + 4th)

Super Stock Open: Josh Blackbourn/International Threat (1st + 3rd)

Super Farm: Bryan Deck/One Bad Apple (4th + 3rd + greatest total distance vs. Top Priority)

Pro Stock: Robby Lemke/New Generation Plus (4th + 5th)

Two Wheel Drive: Jessie Petro/Buckeye Hauler (1st + 2nd)

Four Wheel Drive: Graham Young/Renegade (6th + 1st)

Super Semi: Dean Holicky/Mother Trucker (2nd + 1st)

Modified Mini: Adam Bauer/Cowboy Up (1st + 1st)

Modified: Scott Tedder/Mr. Twister (1st + 1st)

Unlimited: Wayne Purser (5th + 2nd + greatest total distance vs. American Thunder and Screamin' D)

Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive: Joshua Deeter/Up in Smoke (1st + 1st)

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