2019 Champions, Special Award Winners Recognized at 49th NTPA Banquet

NTPAlogo 50th flat blackWorthington, Ohio---On Saturday, December 7 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin, Ohio, the National Tractor Pullers Association's 49th annual Awards Banquet honored the people and organizations who make the pulling world go 'round: competitors, families, crewmembers, supporters, promoters, and sponsors.

Congratulations go to the following award winners, and a great many thanks to the award sponsors.

Member State of the Year

United Pullers of Minnesota: Award sponsored by AKE® STOP-FYRE®

Education Awards and Scholarships

  • Emily Randall: WPI Higher Education Award, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group
  • Sydney Suchy: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by World Pulling International
  • Allison Raymond: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by the National Tractor Pullers Association

Regional National Awards

Regional National Champions: Jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

  • Modified Mini and Modified Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by CM Pulling Tires
  • Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 and Super Stock Diesel 4x4: Awards sponsored by Stainless Diesel
  • Super Stock 4x4, Four Wheel Drive, and Two Wheel Drive: Awards sponsored by Nichols Pulling Tires
  • Hot Farm and Super Farm: Awards sponsored by Singer Sled Rental/"Palestine Dyno"
  • Limited Pro Stock, Light Pro Stock, and Pro Stock: Awards sponsored by Wipe Out Enterprises
  • Classic Super Stock, Light Super Stock, and Heavy Super Stock: Awards sponsored by Northwoods Engineering

Grand National Awards

Grand National Pulling Circuit Top-Five Finishers: Points fund exceeding $50,000 sponsored by Case IH

Grand National Champions: Awards sponsored by Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals of Tomah, Wisconsin; jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

Grand National Pullers of the Year

  • Ken Veney: Modified Mini Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by TRB Machine
  • Dean Holicky: Super Semi Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Shane Kellogg: Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by On the Mark Sled Rental
  • Peyton Davis: Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Profab
  • Russ Nichols: Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Enderle Memorial Pull-Off
  • Jon Silsby: Super Farm Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Alliance Tire Group
  • Darrin Hunt: Pro Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Columbus Motorsports
  • Adam Spiegelberg: Light Super Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Full Pull Motorsports
  • Ross Family Pulling: Super Stock Diesel Pullers of the Year Award, sponsored by Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds
  • John Strickland: Super Stock Open Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Doug Theobald: Light Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by SCS Gearbox
  • Bret Berg: Modified Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Sassy Racing Engines
  • Joe Eder: Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Fowler Engines

Special Awards

  • Rona Veney: Crew Chief of the Year Award, sponsored by Midwest Wheel
  • Joe Eder Crew: Mechanic of the Year Award, sponsored by Haisley Machine
  • Gene's Machine Shop: Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by the SFI Foundation
  • Vaughn Bauer: Sled of the Year Award, sponsored by SpecCast
  • Harold Phipps: Official of the Year Award, sponsored by Artina Promotional Products
  • Larry Koester Family: NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Todd Feiss: Hooker of the Year Award, sponsored by the Arfons Family
  • M.E. Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown (Wauseon, Ohio): Regional National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Metzger Trucking
  • Meade County Grand Nationals (Brandenburg, Kentucky): Grand National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Case IH
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio): Super National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by GALOT Motorsports Park
  • Jordan Spiegelberg: Grand National Rookie of the Year Award, sponsored by Ambassador Club (Fort Recovery, Ohio)
  • William Terry Davis Family: Pulling Family of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • Rose Motorsports: Kent Enderle NTPA Hard Charger Award
  • Lorain County Fair (Wellington, Ohio)/Fred Pitts: Commitment to Excellence and Dedication Award, sponsored by Jim Miller and Melissa Graham
  • Enderle Memorial Pull-Off: Commitment to Excellence and Dedication Award, sponsored by Jim Miller and Melissa Graham
  • Larry Koester Shell Rotella Humanitarian Award (coming in 2020)

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2019 Class

  • Dave Archer: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee, sponsored by Firestone Tires
  • Larry Koester: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees, sponsored by American Awards

 




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