Worthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association brings its blend of smoke, power, and noise to the Howard County 4-H Fairgrounds in Greentown, Indiana on Monday, July 13. Four Regional National classes---Light Pro Stock and Super Farm Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive and Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks---will amaze the Howard County Fair crowd in one session, beginning at 7 p.m.
In tractor and truck pulling, vehicles vie to pull a metal sled the greatest distance along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. The Howard County Fair Truck and Tractor Pull is part of the NTPA's Regional National circuit, with vehicles earning points toward their division's championship in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio). The Light Pro Stock class is also part of the nationwide Pro National series which awards a structured, raised purse and points to competitors.
Expected to compete in defense of their 2014 Region II titles are Tom Shafer of Glenford, Ohio (Light Pro Stock, "The Boss") and Jon and Ty Mowrey of Milford, Illinois (Super Farm, "Deal-N-Deere").
Winners of the 2014 Howard County Fair Pull were hometown puller Zach Howell of Greentown (LT PS) and fellow Hoosier State natives Jeff Prible of Keystone (SF, "Top Priority") and Kent Crowder of Attica (SSD-4x4, "Scheid Diesel").
For additional information, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Howard County Fair (www.HOWARDCOFAIR.com).
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