2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Super Stock Diesel

SSD 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Super Stock Diesel

The schedule (17 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, ILx 2

The competitors (10 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-14)...6 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Brandenburg S2, Langford x 2, Napoleon, Sandwich S2)...13 T5s, 19 T10s...average GN finish: 3.6 (19 appearances)...2017, 2016 GN champion.

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-26)...4 GN wins (Benson S2, Hutchinson S2, Rockwell S1, Brandenburg S1)...16 T5s, 16 T10s...average GN finish: 3.6 (18 appearances)...won 2019 Cloverdale S2.

Kent Payne (Veedersburg, IN)

  • Super Rooster: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-38)...GN win at Bowling Green S2 (won ring)...14 T5s, 18 T10s...average GN finish: 4.2 (18 appearances)...won Cloverdale S3.

Steve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-47)...GN win at Sandwich S3...12 T5s, 18 T10s...average GN finish: 4.9 (18 appearances)...2015, 2014 GN champion.

Jim Rand (Rohrersville, MD) and Darren and Drew Olden (Keedysville, MD)

  • Kryptonite: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-164)...best GN finish: 4th (Brandenburg S1)...3 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 8.3 (15 appearances).
  • White Fawn: Finished 7th in 2018 GN poitns (-193)...best GN finish: 6th (Chapel Hill S2, Brandenburg S1)...0 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 9.5 (15 appearances).

Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN) and the Degenhardts (Norwalk, WI)

  • Red Line Fever: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-321)...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S5, Rockwell S1)...7 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 3.6 (8 appearances)...2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999 GN SSD champion...1996 GN SS champion...1989 GN GN 9,500-lb. SS champion...1988 GN 11,200 SS champion...1985, 1984, 1983 GN 7,500-lb. SS champion.
  • Diggin' Fever: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-335)...best GN finish: 4th (Benson S2, Hutchinson S1)...3 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 6.1 (8 appearances).

John Raymond (Caledonia, NY)

  • Smoke-n-Mirrors: Finished 10th in 2018 GN points (-382)...best GN finish: 4th (Benson S1)...1 T5s, 4 T10s...average GN finish: 6.8 (4 appearances).

Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  • High Tech Red Neck: Finished 12th in 2018 GN points (-399)...best GN finish: 4th (Langford S1)...average GN finish: 6.5 (6 appearances).

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Light Unlimited

LUNL 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Light Unlimited

The schedule (14 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; North Dinwiddie, VA x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Hagerstown, MD x 2; Ionia, MI x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Salem, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2.

The competitors (7 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Steve Bollinger (Taylorville, IL) and Craig and Ashley Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Money Pit Screwed Up: 2018 GN champion (259 points, won tie on 1sts)...4 GN wins (Tomah S2, Fort Recovery S1, Mt. Sterling, Hudsonville S1)...8 T5s, 8 T10s...average finish: 2.4 (8 appearances).]
  • New vehicle in 2019.

Brandon and R.J. Simon (Farley, IA)

  • Simon Sez: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (259)...3 GN wins (Fort Recovery S2, Bowling Green S2, won ring, Hudsonville S2)...8 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 2.4 (8 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...2017, 2016, 2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-9)...GN win at Waverly...7 T5s, 8 T10s...average finish: 3.8 (8 appearances).

Keith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-5)...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S2, Fort Recovery S2)...8 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 3.0 (8 appearances)...2015 GN champion.

Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Full Blown Wicked: New vehicle in 2019.

Jason Gibson (Georgetown, KY)

  • New vehicle in 2019.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Light Super Stock

LSS 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Light Super Stock

The schedule (10 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Monroe, MI; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wellington, OH.

The competitors (9 vehicles as of 4/22/2019):

Adam and Jordan Spiegelberg (Weyauwega, WI)

  • Detonator Black: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-2; won tie on 1sts)...GN win at Brandenburg S1...5 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 4.7 (6 appearances...won 2019 Shipshewana S2 [A.Spiegelberg: 2018 GN Rookie of the Year, LSS Puller of the Year]
  • Detonator Red: New configuration in 2019...2017, 2016 WTPA LLSS champion.

Jason Hootman (Corfu, NY)

  • The Commander: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-2)...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S2)...5 T5s, 6 T10s...average GN finish: 3.5 (6 appearances).

Kyle Karlen (Minerva, OH)

  • Bad Blood: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-17)...best GN finish: 3rd (Langford S2)...2 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 7.0 (6 sppearances).

Larry and Brandon Phillips (Vine Grove, KY)

  • Extremely Insane: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-20)...GN win at Langford S2...2 T5s, 6 T10s...average GN finish: 7.0 (6 appearances).
  • Insanity: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-28)...best GN finish: 7th (Brandenburg x 2)...0 T5s, 4 T10s...7 T5s, 10 T10s...average GN finish: 9.2 (6 appearances).

Marcus Wettleson (Postville, IA)

  • Gunpowder & Lead: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-64)...best GN finish: 2nd (Langford S1)...3 T5s, 4 T10s...average GN finish: 5.3 (5 appearances)...2013 GN LSS champion.

Chris (Osgood, IN) and Zach (Versailles, IN) Linville

  • Ridge Runner: New vehicle in 2019.

George Everett (Monrovia, IN)

  • Smokeless Alternative: Finished 3rd in 2018 R2 points (-31)...average RN finish: 3.0...2017 R2 LSS champion.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Modified Mini

Mini 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Modified Mini

The schedule (19 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wellington, OH; Wauseon, OH.

The competitors (9 vehicles as of 5/31/2019):

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Iron Toy: 2018 GN champion (526 points)...3 GN wins (Rockwell x 2, Fort Recovery S2)...12 T5s, 17 T10s...average GN finish: 4.7 (18 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.
  • Cowboy Up: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-14)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Hutchinson S1, Langford S1)...11 T5s, 15 T10s...average GN finish: 5.8 (18 appearances)...2012 GN champion.

Larry and Adam Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Walk the Line: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-13)...GN win at Wellington...8 T5s, 10 T10s...average finish: 5.6 (18 appearances)...2016 GN champion.
  • Beast of Burden: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-51)...2 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Napoleon)...5 T5s, 14 T10s...average finish: 7.8 (18 appearances). [A.Koester: 2007 GN champion (Double Play).]
  • Footloose: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-75)...best GN finish: 4th (Sandusky)...4 T5s, 9 T10s...average finish: 9.9 (18 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.

Joe Eder (North Collins, NY)

  • Polar Air: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-30)...best GN finish: 2nd (Hutchinson S1)...8 T5s, 17 T10s...average GN finish: 6.3 (18 appearances).

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-72)...GN win at Sandusky...9 T5s, 14 T10s...average GN finish: 5.9 (16 appearances).

Chase Richardson and C.J. Graczyk (Leitchfield, KY)

  • Vibrator: New vehicle for 2019. [C. Richardson: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-79)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S1, Wauseon)...5 T5s, 11 T10s...average GN finish: 7.9 (16 appearances).]
  • Cash Crop: New vehicle for 2019.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Unlimited

Unlimited 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Unlimited

The schedule (15 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wellington, OH.

The competitors (7 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Chuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2018 GN champion (525 points)...7 GN wins (Benson S2, Hutchinson x 2, Rockwell S2, Fort Recovery S1, Langford S2, Canfield)...17 T5s, 17 T10s...average GN finish: 1.9 (17 appearances)...2017, 2016, 2015 GN champion.

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-28)...5 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah x 2, Fort Recovery S2, Bowling Green S5, won ring)...13 T5s, 17 T10s...average GN finish: 3.5 (17 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-76)...GN win at Rockwell S3...12 T5s, 15 T10s...average finish: 4.2 (16 appearances).

David Richardson (Leitchfield, KY)

  • For Sale: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-89.5)...best GN finish: 3rd (Hutchinson S1, Fort Recovery S1, Langford S2)...8 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 6.9 (16 appearances).

Joe Eder (North Collins, NY)

  • Polar Air: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-106)...2 GN wins (Langford S1, Wellington)...9 T5s, 15 T10s...average GN finish: 5.2 (15 appearances).

Kevin Criswell and Brad Benedict (Marion, OH)

  • Blown Centless: Finished 12th in 2018 GN points (-435)...best GN finish: 5th (Fort Recovery x 2)...2 T5s, 3 T10s...average GN finish: 6.7 (3 appearances.
  • Non Cents All Screwed Up: Finished 20th in 2018 GN points (-486)...finished 9th at Bowling Green S5.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Four Wheel Drive

FWD 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Four Wheel Drive

The schedule (14 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; North Dinwiddie, VA x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Monroe, MI; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wauseon, OH.

The competitors (10 vehicles as of 5/24/2019):

Ben Ellis (Champlain, VA)

  • Benjammin: 2018 GN champion (413 points)...3 GN wins (Hutchinson S1, Langford S2, Wauseon)...9 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 5.3 (15 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Rob, Tanya, and Carmen Foster (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Foster Child: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-2)...3 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Tomah S4, Monroe)...9 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 5.9 (15 appearances).
  • Simply Red: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-60)...2 GN wins (Noralk S2, Bowling Green S4)...3 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 10.9 (15 appearances)...2010 GN champion.

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-18)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S2)...6 T5s, 11 T10s...average GN finish: 7.3 (15 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...2016, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Tyler Cobb (Bartow, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-39)...GN win at Benson S1...5 T5s, 9 T10s...average GN finish: 9.2 (15 appearances).

Ted Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Rock: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-43)...best GN finish: 3rd (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S1)...5 T5s, 9 T10s...average GN finish: 9.3 (15 appearances).
  • The Bone: Finished 10th in 2018 GN points (-86)...best GN finish: 3rd ([Ti. Skelton] Tomah S4)...2 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 14.2 (15 appearances)...won 2019 Cloverdale.

Danny Johnson (Baxley, GA)

  • Talk to Me: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-50)...2 GN wins (Langford S1, Norwalk S1) (won BG ring)...5 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 11.2 (15 appearances)

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Young Gun: Finished 12th in 2018 GN points...GN win (Bowling Green S1)...4 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 7.8 (9 appearances).
  • Punisher: Finished 13th in 2018 GN points...best GN finish: 2nd (Hutchinson S2, Bowling Green S1)...2 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 9.8 (9 appearances)...2017 GN champion.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Super Semi

Semi 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Super Semi

The schedule (10 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Morley, MI; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI

The competitors (7 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Dean Holicky (Montgomery, MN)

  • Mother Trucker: 2018 GN champion (302 points)...3 GN wins (Tomah S3, Rockwell x 2)...8 T5s, 10 T10s...average GN finish: 2.7 (10 appearances)...2016, 2015, 2014 GN champion.

Pat Eilen (Hampton, MN)

  • Just Passin' Thru in Class: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-8, won tie on 1sts)...3 GN wins (Ionia S1, Morley, Bowling Green S4, won ring)...8 T5s, 10 T10s...average GN finish: 3.2 (10 appearances).

Ryan DeBroux (New Franken, WI)

  • Playin' with Fire: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-8)...2 GN wins (Hutchinson S1, Ionia S2)...9 T5s, 9 T10s...average GN finish: 4.0 (10 appearances).

Jack Kielmeyer (Nerstrand, MN)

  • Jacked Up: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-51)...best GN finish: 2nd (Morley)...3 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 5.8 (8 appearances).

Brian Elithorpe (Bridport, VT)

  • Nikki's Nightmare: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-79)...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S5, Rockwell S3)...6 T5s, 7 T10s...average GN finish: 3.9...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Dan Prahl (Sunburg, MN)

  • Full Tilt: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-135)...2 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Tomah S5)...4 T5s, 6 T10s...average GN finish: 3.3 (6 appearances)...2017 GN champion.

Kurt Heyroth (Bangor, WI)

  • Tow Mater: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-206)...best GN finish: 6th (Hutchinson S2)...0 T5s, 4 T10s...average GN finish: 7.8 (4 appearances).

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Modified

Modified 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Modified

The schedule (10 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Hagerstown, MD x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2.

The competitors (7 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: 2018 GN champion (366 points)...2 GN wins (Norwalk S1, Bowling Green S4, won ring)...11 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 3.1 (12 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-5)...3 GN wins (Ellsworth, Tomah S3, Sandwich S2)...10 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 3.5 (12 appearances)...2017 GN champion.

Bob and Terry Jostock (Lapeer, MI) and Bill Douglas Jr. (Alvinston, ON)

  • Wild Child: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-27)...best GN finish: 3rd (Norwalk S1, Sandwich S2)...6 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 5.5 (12 appearances)...2007 GN champion.
  • Spook Gone Wild: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-31)...best GN finish: 2nd (Monroe)...4 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 5.8 (12 appearances).
  • Wild Won: New vehicle in 2019. [T.Jostock: 2009, 1996 GN champion.]

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-39)...best GN finish: 2nd (Rockwell S1)...3 T5s, 11 T10s...average GN finish: 6.4 (12 appearances).

Scott Tedder (Marion, IN)

  • Mr. Twister: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-266)...GN win at Sandwich S3...3 T5s, 3 T10s...average GN finish: 2.7 (3 appearances)...2015 GN champion.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Two Wheel Drive

TWD 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Two Wheel Drive

The schedule (13 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; New Castle, PA; Tomah, WI x 2; Hagerstown, MD x 2; Ionia, MI  x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2.

The competitors (10 vehicles as of 4/1/2019):

Randy and Jessie Petro (Camden, OH) and Joey Frasur (Liberty, IN)

  • Kathy's Komplaint: 2018 GN champion (360 points)...GN win at Tomah S3 (won BG ring)...7 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 4.8 (13 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2001, 1995 GN champion...won Shell Rotella Cup.
  • Buckeye Hauler: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-13)...3 GN wins (Benson S2, Ionia x 2)...8 T5s, 12 T10s...average GN finish: 7.1 (13 appearances)...2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 GN champion. [J.Petro:2009 GN champion.]
  • Runnin' Block: Finished 11th in 2018 GN points (-78)...2 GN wins (Brandenburg S2, Waverly)...2 T5s, 6 T10s...average GN finish: 15.8 (13 appearances).

Bryan McDonald (Kennedyville, MD)

  • Suffering Sanity: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-14)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Mt. Sterling, Canfield)...8 T5s, 10 T10s...average GN finish: 8.4 (13 appearances).

Lance, Tony, and Chaz Fleming (Lamont, IA)

  • In 2 Deep: New vehicle in 2019. [Wild One: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-58)...best GN finish: 2nd (A.Corzine: Brandenburg S2)...3 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 10.5 (13 appearances).]
  • Hi! Maintenance: New vehicle in 2019. [Second Degree: Finished 10th in 2018 GN points (-76)...best GN finish: 4th (A.Corzine: Ionia S2)...2 T5s, 7 T10s...average GN finish: 12.3 (12 appearances).]

Tommy Tormoehlen (Vallonia, IN)

  • Showtime: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-65)...best GN finish: 3rd (Bowling Green S3)...4 T5s, 7 T10s...average GN finish: 12.0 (13 appearances).

Russ Nichols (Lore City, OH)

  • On the Edge: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-67)...best GN finish: 2nd (Canfield)...2 T5s, 4 T10s...average GN finish: 11.3 (13 appearances).

Renee and Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Pretty Wicked: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-71)...best GN finish: 3rd (Ionia S1, Brandenburg S2)...2 T5s, 7 T10s...average GN finish: 14.0 (13 appearances).
  • Wicked: Finished 12th in 2018 GN points (-91)...best GN finish: 3rd (Canfield)...1 T5, 4 T10s...average GN finish: 15.6 (12 appearances).

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Super Stock Diesel 4x4

SSD4x4 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Super Stock Diesel 4x4

The schedule (13 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Tomah, WI x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Salem, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL.

The competitors (9 vehicles as of 6/12/2019):

Carl Atley (Xenia, OH)

  • Lethal Weapon: 2018 GN champion (401.5 points)...5 GN wins (Rockwell x 2, Fort Recovery S2, Salem, Sandwich)...12 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 2.5 (13 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won 2019 Cloverdale S1.

Shane Kellogg (Kenton, OH)

  • Trump: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-11.5)...2 GN wins (Mt. Sterling, Hudsonville S1)...9 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 3.7 (13 appearances).

Justin Gearhart (Kingston, OH)

  • Cream of the Crop: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-19.5)...3 GN wins (Benson x 2, Bowling Green S5, won ring)...10 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 4.4 (13 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.  

Don Bowling (Fostoria, OH)

  • Pulling for the Cure: Finished 4th in 2018 GN points (-40.5)...best GN finish: 2nd (Benson x 2)...6 T5s, 11 T10s...average GN finish: 6.5 (13 appearances).

Brion Withrow (Waverly, OH)

  • The Nut Job: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-65.5)...best GN finish: 3rd (Tomah S2)...3 T5s, 10 T10s...average GN finish: 8.8 (13 appearances).

Van (Fairmount, IN) and Curt (Swayzee, IN) Haisley

  • Rock Hard Ram: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-91)...2 GN wins (Rockwell S1, Hudsonville S1)...6 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 6.3 (11 appearances).
  • Off Constantly: Finished 11th in 2018 GN points (-296.5)...best GN finish: 5th (Hudsonville S2)...1 T5, 2 T10s...average GN finish: 10.0 (4 appearances).

Jeff Mifek (Princeton, MN)

  • Triple Alpha Process: Finished 8th in 2018 GN points (-197.5)...best GN finish: 4th (Hudsonville S2)...1 T5, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 9.3 (8 appearances).

Shane Wurm (Annandale, MN)

  • Boost: Finished 3rd, 4th at 2018 Fort Recovery.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Shell Rotella, STOP-FYRE®, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Heritage Iron, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, PowerBore Cylinder Sleeves, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.

Watch the 14th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries The Puller and the PULL! Official Program and Souvenir Yearbook.

Wear it loud! The NTPA's Webmall has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.

For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.

Contact Info

ADDRESS:
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6155-B Huntley Road,
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PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964