Worthington, Ohio---On Monday, September 11, the National Tractor Pullers Association teams with the Guernsey County Fair in Old Washington, Ohio to present the Guernsey 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 Guernsey County Fair Pull are classes of Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds. Licensed competitors will earn points toward championships on the Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio; LT PS, TWD: RN II East) circuit, and the Light Pros, Two Wheel Drives, and Modifieds will additionally battle for berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off all-star invitational in Urbana, Ohio on Saturday, September 16.
Class winners at the 2016 Guernsey County Fair Pull included Charlie Cosler of Wilmington, Ohio ("All In" LT PS), Russ Nichols of Lore City, Ohio ("On the Edge" TWD), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD). Region II champions in 2016 were Kendall Houk of Lynchburg, Ohio ("Nothing Special" LT PS), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD), and Writsel. The StainlessDiesel.com PSD 4x4 class is in its inaugural season of NTPA competition. The Guernsey County Fair Pull marks the final appearance in Region II for the Light Pro Stocks (Eastern Subregion), Two Wheel Drives (Eastern Subregion), StainlessDiesel.com PSD 4x4s and Modifieds, and the champions of these classes will be crowned.
For more information about the Guernsey County Fair Pull, visit the facility's website: www.GuernseyCountyFairgrounds.org. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, check out www.NTPAPULL.com for up-to-date event schedules (including maps and local weather), point standings, and event results.
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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