Worthington, Ohio---On Saturday, June 24, the National Tractor Pullers Association teams with the Preble Fireman's Association in Decatur, Indiana to present the Dekalb Asgrow Power-O-Rama Truck and Tractor Pull at Preble Fireman's Park. Part of the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, the event will include five Regional National classes on its brand new early-summer date beginning at 7 p.m.
Detour Information: US 224 W is closed on the east and west side of Decatur, IN. Detour is marked. The marked "truck route" directs traffice to State Road 124. Then north on State Road 301. Finally east on US 224 to Preble. There are not detour markings in Willshire, OH. Do not take US 33 into Decatur, please stay on St. Rd 124 heading west to St. Rd. 301. This will be the easiest route
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 Dekalb Asgrow Power-O-Rama are Light Pro Stock Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds. Licensed competitors will earn points toward championships in Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio; LT PS: RN II-West) and berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off all-star invitational in Urbana, Ohio on Saturday, September 16.
Class winners from the 2016 Power-O-Rama include Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio ("Red Avenger" LT PS) and David Lacey of Thedford, Ontario ("Triple Play Unchained" MINI). Region II class champions from last season were Kendall Houk of Lynchburg, Ohio ("Nothing Special" LT PS), Chris and Christopher Taylor of Eaton, Indiana ("Grain Hollers Mafia" FWD), Todd Bultman of Zeeland, Michigan ("Stress Relief" MINI), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD). The StainlessDiesel.com PSD 4x4 3.0 class is in its inaugural Region II season.
Discount tickets for the Dekalb Asgrow Power-O-Rama may be purchased at area O'Reilly Auto Parts locations. Supporting sponsors include Taylor & Taylor Trucking, Custom Car Care, Panacea Powder & Ceramic Coating, Decatur Ace Hardware, NK Seeds & Helena Chemical, LineX of Decatur, German Mutual Insurance, Modern Machine & Tool Motorsports, Krueckebery Auction & Realty, Wiegmann Auctioneers, Nussbaum Mechanical LLC, Masters Heating & Cooling, J. Ruble & Sons Truck Sales, Taco Bell, Troxel Equipment, and Bunge.
For more information about the Preble Power-O-Rama, visit the event's website, www.preblefire.com, or its Facebook page. 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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