End-of-Year Banquet Honors 2016 Champions, Special Award Winners, and Hall of Fame Inductees

GNChamps 2016Worthington, Ohio---The National Tractor Pullers Association held its 46th annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 3 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio. There, the Association honored its 2016 National Champions and special award winners.

Education Awards and Scholarships

  • Daulton Kmetz: WPI Higher Education Award, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group
  • Allison Luedeke and Carmen Foster: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarships, sponsored by World Pulling International

Regional National Awards

Regional National Champions: Jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

  • Region II Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Singer Sled Rental
  • Region III Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
  • Region IV Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by AKE Stop-Fyre®
  • Region V Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Joe Busch Ag Repair

Carl Atley: Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive Truck Puller of the Year, sponsored by Pit Bull Tires

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
  • Larry Peterson: Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Profab
  • Jessie Petro: Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Fowler Engines
  • Bryan Deck: Super Farm Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Alliance Tire Group
  • Mike Conny: Pro Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Columbus Diesel Supply
  • Kyle Karlen: Light Super Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Full Pull Motorsports
  • Jody and Colin Ross: Super Stock Diesel Puller 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
  • Brandon Simon: Light Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by SCS Gearbox
  • Bret Berg: Modified Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Sassy Racing Engines
  • Chuck Knapp: Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

Special Awards

  • Kathy Petro: Crew Chief of the Year Award, sponsored by Midwest Wheel
  • Tim Shipley: Mechanic of the Year Award, sponsored by the Christian Pullers Association
  • Profab Machine, Inc.: Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by the SFI Foundation
  • Vaughn Bauer: Sled of the Year Award, sponsored by Spec Cast
  • Wilma Mende: Official of the Year Award, sponsored by Arias Pistons
  • The Enderles: NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Joey Frasur: Hooker of the Year Award, sponsored by The Pickle Road Gang and Arfons Family
  • Tri-State Showdown (Wauseon, Ohio): Regional National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Racepak
  • Mule City 300 (Benson, North Carolina): Grand National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Simpson Performance
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio): Super National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Simpson Performance
  • Charles Pelletier: Grand National Rookie of the Year Award, sponsored by Ambassador Club (Fort Recovery, Ohio)
  • The Kevin Schmucker Family: Pulling Family of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • Feiss Motorsports: NTPA Hard Charger Award

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2016 Class

  • Ken and Cindy Lamping: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees, sponsored by Firestone Tires
  • Mike Holden: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee, sponsored by American Awards

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 was 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.

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