Worthington, Ohio---The Shell Rotella Cup now tours 10 events and rewards all 13 divisions on the NTPA’s Grand National circuit. And presenting sponsor O’Reilly Auto Parts will provide competitors with an extra incentive to burn it in at the end of each and every run.
The Official Auto Parts Store of the NTPA, O’Reilly will present a $100 gift card at each Cup event to each Cup-competing division’s “Hardest-Working Puller,” defined as the competitor whose GN-registered vehicle posts the greatest total credited distance over the course of its division’s appearances. (Primary-round distances are capped at the maximum track length, while pull-off distances are unlimited.) Total “Hardest-Working Puller” rewards will approach $5,000 on the season.
“It’s a much appreciated bonus, and it gives our fans and pullers yet another dimension to follow during this expanded Shell Rotella Cup series,” stated Gregg Randall, NTPA General Manager.
“We might assume that the leaders in Cup points will typically have the best weekends. But a guy or gal could come into an event maybe on the outside edges of Cup contention, and if they have a great couple of hooks, they’ll go home a winner.”
2018 Shell Rotella Cup events include Benson, North Carolina; Hutchinson, Minnesota; Tomah, Wisconsin; Rockwell, Iowa; Ionia, Michigan; Chapel Hill, Tennessee; Fort Recovery, Ohio; Brandenburg, Kentucky; Langford, New York; and Bowling Green, Ohio.
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 is 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 13th 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. Season 14 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" debuts Tuesday, August 21.
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