Worthington, Ohio---On Thursday, July 27, the National Tractor Pullers Association teams with the Butler County Ag Society in Hamilton, Ohio to present the Butler County Fair Pull. Part of the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, the event will include four Regional National classes beginning at 7 p.m.
In truck and tractor pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller that achieves the greatest distance is victorious The NTPA is the world's number-one sanctioning organization for premier-level events that feature highly specialized machines resembling farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters and dedicated competitors that battle for purse money and end-of-season championships. With superchargers emitting an ear-splitting whine, massive tires churning clay at 100-mph wheelspeeds, turbochargers pumping columns of diesel smoke into the sky, and engine combinations exceeding 10,000 horsepower, high-performance pulling offers fans a multitude of thrills unmatched by any other motorsport.
On the card for the Butler County Fair Pull are Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modified Minis. Licensed competitors will earn points toward championships in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio; LT PS, TWD: RN II-West) and berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off all-star invitational in Urbana, Ohio on Saturday, September 16. The Light Pro Stock and Two Wheel Drive classes will also conclude the Franklin Equipment Summer Showdown. The three-event series for these two classes also included events in London and Wilmington.
Class winners from the 2016 Butler County Fair Pull included J.D. Wiederhold of Clarksville, Ohio ("Bare Necessities" LT PS), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD), Darrell Varner of Midway, Kentucky ("Stray Dog" FWD), and Todd Bultman of Zeeland, Michigan ("Stress Relief" MINI). Region II class champions from last season were Kendall Houk of Lynchburg, Ohio ("Nothing Special" LT PS), Petro, Taylor & Taylor of Eaton, Indiana ("Grain Hollers Mafia" FWD), and Bultman.
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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 2017 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, 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, 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.
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