2014 NTPA Awards Banquet Recipients & Sponsors

The NTPA would like to thank the sponsors and presenters of this year’s 44th annual NTPA Convention and Banquet. Also, the NTPA wishes to congratulate each and every award recipient. We appreciate your support of the National Tractor Pullers Association!

NTPA Appreciation Breakfast
Sponsored by: Case IH, Racine, Wisconsin; O’Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield, Missouri; and Simpson Performance, Charlotte, Michigan

NTPA Member State of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Dick Dakin & Associates, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Winner: Wolverine Pullers

NTPA Promoter’s Workshop
Sponsored by: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Bowling Green, Ohio

NTPA Competitor’s Workshop
Sponsored by: Lions Super Pull of the South, Chapel Hill, Tennessee

Live Streaming Video of the Awards Banquet
Sponsored by: Kentucky High Tech Trailers

WPI Higher Education Award
Sponsored by: K&K Insurance Group, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Recipient:
Michaela Kramer

Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship
Sponsored by: WPI
Recipients: 
Chelsea Woodruff and Emilee Kaupp

Region II Awards
Sponsored by: Singer Sled Rental/Palestine Dyno, Greenville, Ohio

Region III Awards
Sponsored by: MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council and B100

Region IV Awards
Sponsored by: AKE Stop-Fyre, Oronoco, Minnesota

Region V Awards
Sponsored by: Joe Busch Ag Repair, Boone, Iowa

Grand National Pulling Circuit Awards
Sponsored by: Budweiser Wisconsin Dairyland Super Nationals, Tomah, Wisconsin

Super Stock Diesel FWD Truck Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Pit Bull Tires, St. Louis, Missouri
Winner: Susan Ingram

Case IH Grand National Points Fund (over $50,000 in prize money)
Sponsored by: Case IH, Racine, Wisconsin

Modified Mini Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: TRB Machine, Zeeland, Michigan
Winner: Jason Hathaway

Super Semi Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
Winner: Dean Holicky

Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Profab, Baldwin, Wisconsin
Winner: Jason Brammer

Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Fowler Engines, Columbus, Ohio 
Winner: Jessie Petro

Super Farm Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Salenbien Performance, Maybee, Michigan
Winner: Rob and Andrew Trowbridge

Pro Stock Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Columbus Diesel Supply, Columbus, Ohio
Winner: Robby Lemke

Light Super Stock Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Full Pull Motorsports, Springfield, Tennessee
Winner: Marcus Wettleson

Super Stock Diesel Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds, Paton, Iowa
Winner: Steve Burge

Super Stock Open Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Central Petroleum Company, Cleveland, Ohio 
Winner: Terry Blackbourn

Light Unlimited Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: SCS Gearbox, Bellevue, Ohio
Winner: Brandon Simon

Modified Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Sassy Racing Engines, Weare, New Hampshire
Winner: Doug Lively

Unlimited Puller of the Year
Sponsored by: Enderle Fuel Injection, Simi Valley, California
Winner: Adam Bauer

Crew Chief of the Year
Sponsored by: Midwest Wheel, Lewisburg, Ohio
Winner:
Doc Christensen

Mechanic of the Year
Sponsored by: Christian Pullers Association
Winner: Robby Lemke

Manufacturer of the Year
Sponsored by: SFI Foundation, Poway, California
Winner: Miner Brothers Racing

Sled of the Year
Sponsored by: Spec Cast, Dyersville, Iowa
Winner: Vaughn Bauer, Ironman Sleds

Official of the Year
Sponsored by: Arias Pistons, Gardena, California
Winner: Fred Mende

Hooker of the Year
Sponsored by: The Pickle Road Gang, Akron, Ohio
Winner: Jostock Pulling Team

NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Cleveland, Ohio
Winner: AP Productions

Regional National Pull of the Year
Sponsored by: Racepak, Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Winner: Sandusky, Ohio

Grand National Pull of the Year
Sponsored by: Simpson Performance, Charlotte, Michigan
Winner: Wellington, Ohio

Super National Pull of the Year
Sponsored by: Simpson Performance, Charlotte, Michigan
Winner: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Bowling Green, Ohio

Grand National Rookie of the Year
Sponsored by: Ambassador Club, Fort Recovery, Ohio
Winner: Julie Rose

Pulling Family of the Year
Sponsored by: National Tractor Pulling Championships, Bowling Green, Ohio
Winner: The Art Hathaway Family

Hard Charger Award
Sponsored by: WPI/NTPA
Winner: Jason Brammer

2014 NTPA Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees
Sponsored by: Firestone Tires and American Awards

Gardner Stone
David P. Schreier

NTPA Winter Nationals Competitors Announced

Thirty-six competitors have accepted invitations to the inaugural C Bar C NTPA Winter Nationals in Cloverdale, Indiana on January 23-24, 2015:

WinterNationals Logo webSuper Stock Diesel Division:
Steve Burge – Lynn, Indiana – Lock N Load
Esdon Lehn – Dayton, Minnesota – Red Line Fever
Stan and Steve Blagrave – Ackerly, Texas – Red Horse
Mike Beck – Napoleon, Ohio – High Tech Redneck
Brian Shramek – Williamsburg, Missouri – Young Blood
Braden Shramek – Williamsburg, Missouri - Legacy
Jim Schaendorf – Dorr, Michigan – Radical Red
Jeff Demers – Storm Lake, Iowa – Smokin’ Hot Deere
Brandon Hunt – Oak Grove, Kentucky – Livin’ A Dream
Travis Schlabach – Marengo, Iowa – Bone Twister
Joe Degenhardt – Norwalk, Wisconsin – Diggin’ Hard
Kent Payne – Veedersburg, Indiana – Super Rooster

Two Wheel Drive Truck Division:
Jessie Petro – Camden, Ohio – Buckeye Hauler
Joey Frasur – Camden, Ohio – Runnin’ Block
Renee Theobald – Shelbyville, Indiana – Pretty Wicked
Randy Petro – Camden, Ohio – Kathy’s Komplaint
Doug Theobald – Shelbyville, Indiana - Wicked
Jessie Petro – Camden, Ohio – 2 Timin’
Jeff Shafer – Mount Vernon, Ohio – Win, Lose, or Draw
Tim Fitzsimmons – Macon, Missouri – Country Heat
Jeffrey Bartley  - Saluda, South Carolina - Lumberjack
Jeffrey Bartley  - Saluda, South Carolina - Blade
Sean Blagrave – Ackerly, Texas – Wild Horse
Craig Corzine – Assumption, Illinois – Shell Rotella Burn Notice

Pro Stock Division:
Danny Schmucker – Louisville, Ohio - Rampage
Robby Lemke – Helensville, Wisconsin – New Generation Plus
Carlton Cope – Salem, Ohio - Warpath
Kevin Schmucker – Louisville, Ohio – Git-Er-Dun
Tim Cain – New Palestine, Indiana – Red Gambler
Chris Cain – New Palestine, Indiana – Ace’s Wild
Randy and Rick Campbell – Homeworth, Ohio – Soupline Express
Joel Kingen – McCordsville, Indiana – Full Metal Jacket
Lance Little – Tuscola, Illinois – True Grit
Rob Russell – Prescott, Iowa – Work Horse Pro
Darrin Hunt – Herndon, Kentucky – D2 Pro Stock Edition
Julia Conny – Alliance, Ohio – Mac Daddy

Contestants were selected as follows – top ten NTPA Grand National Points plus two, at large competitors/promoter choice. If a drop occurs, the next eligible competitor will be determined by WPI/NTPA Office and promoter.

Each class will pull both evenings; sessions will begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $25 at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available for $22 on the NTPA Webmall at www.ntpapull.com. Beginning on December 18, fans can also purchase advance tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores nationwide.

List Updated: 11/25/2014

2014 NTPA Banquet is Live Streaming Free Thanks to Kentucky High Tech Performance Trailers

BanquetStream2014The National Tractor Pullers Association is happy to have Kentucky High Tech Performance Trailers back as the Live Streaming Sponsor for the 2014 NTPA Awards Banquet.

With this partnership, viewers will have the opportunity to view the NTPA banquet, live, free of charge, from the courtesy of their homes.

The NTPA banquet will be streamed live, Saturday, December 6, 8 p.m. at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/ntpa/

Kentucky Trailer has been an innovative leader in the transportation business since its earliest roots in 1879. Today, Kentucky Trailer is the nation’s leading manufacturer of custom moving vans for the moving and storage industry.

C Bar C Expo Center Announces NTPA Grand National Invitational Pull in January

Worthington, OH—The National Tractor Pullers Association is proud to announce that it will sanction a new indoor tractor and truck pull at the C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana on January 23-24, 2015. The spacious facility has room for a 300-plus foot track and will play host to three NTPA Grand National Invitational classes, including Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Pro Stock Tractors, and Two Wheel Drive Trucks. The top competitors from last year’s Grand National Circuit will be invited to battle for their share of over $38,000 in purse money. Twelve competitors per class are slated to participate in the event, which begins at Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 6:30 pm.

“We look forward to this great event that will certainly energize NTPA pulling fans looking for winter time pulling action in the Midwest,” began David P. Schreier, WPI President/CEO. “It has been a while since NTPA has sanctioned an indoor pulling event, but we feel that the necessary room and support is offered at the impressive C Bar C Expo Center to make such an endorsement. To have a permanent, regulation track built into the floor of the facility is certainly a big plus, as is the length of the arena and the ability to pit all the equipment inside. This is a step toward meeting a demand of NTPA’s fans and pullers, to venture back into facilities that will accommodate the safety parameters to host an NTPA event indoors.

“Ever since we bought this facility, I’ve really wanted to have a tractor pull,” said Carl Harlan, C Bar C Expo Center Owner. “I have been going to tractor pulls since I was five or six years old. When I was 12, we started going to the Indy Super Pull. I went to Purdue University and was on the Boilermaker Tractor Pull committee for two years. I’ve been around the sport for a long time and the C Bar C family is excited to host the first NTPA indoor event in 20 years.

C BAR C is surrounded by an extensive gravel parking lot with 202 electric RV hook-ups. Nearby lodging is available at Motel 6, Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 in Cloverdale, and Cambria Suites in Plainfield.

Tickets for the event are $25 at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be available for $22 after December 1 on the NTPA Webmall at www.ntpapull.com. Beginning on December 18, fans can also purchase advance tickets at O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores nationwide.

The NTPA is the sport’s oldest and most respected truck and tractor pulling sanctioning organization. Governed by a board of directors, the NTPA is managed by World Pulling International (WPI), an independently owned entity. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, the NTPA provides rules and regulations and the infrastructures required for organizations throughout the country to arrange truck and tractor pulls. The 2014 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Power Service Products, Shell Rotella, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Ag Protect 1, Columbus Diesel Supply, Cow Tales, Heritage Iron, Hypermax Engineering, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, and STOP-FYRETM.

NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH currently airs three times weekly on RFD-TV: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. EST, Wednesdays at 5:00 a.m. EST, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. EST. Season 10 of NTPA Championship Pulling presented by Case IH will premiere on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and repeat 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.com, www.facebook.com/ntpapulling, www.twitter.com/ntpapull, or call the NTPA office at (614) 436-1761.

 

Dale Lowe Passes

Dale Richard Lowe, 71, of Greensburg passed away on October 21, 2014. Thoughts and prays with the Lowe family and friends.

Dale was HSTPA past President and NTPA full board member. He pulled Pro Stock and Super Stock in late 70's and thru mid 80's.

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NTPA Regional National Event during North Carolina State Fair

Worthington, Ohio – Mark your calendars! The National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) travels to Raleigh, N.C. on Oct. 17-19 for the Region IV North Carolina State Fair Pull. This is the last pull of the NTPA season.

Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.: Super Farm Tractors and Modified Tractors, as well as invitational Two Wheel Drive and Light Four Wheel Drive Trucks

Saturday, Oct. 18 at Noon: Heavy Super Stock Tractors and invitational Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Light Pro Stock Tractors and Modified Mini Tractors

Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.: Super Farm Tractors and Modified Tractors as well as invitational Two Wheel Drive Trucks and Light Four Wheel Drive Trucks

Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m.: Heavy Super Stock Tractors and invitational Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Light Pro Stock Tractors and Modified Mini Tractors

For more information on the event, visit www.ncstatefair.org.

World Pulling International and K&K Insurance Higher Education Scholarships

KKWPI and K&K are once again offering three scholarships to deserving students in the tractor pulling community.

Who is eligible: High school seniors and college students in good standing, who are immediate family of NTPA members and affiliates (e.g. competitors, crew, officials, entry, promoters and associate members)

Three $1,000 scholarships will be presented at the NTPA Annual Awards Banquet on December 6. Winner need not be present to apply.

The deadline for submission is Monday, November 10, 2014. Good luck!

2014 Scholarship Application Form

Contact Info

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