Worthington, Ohio---On Friday, August 11, the National Tractor Pullers Association teams with the Erie County Fair in Sandusky, Ohio to present the Erie County Fair Pull. Part of the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, the event will include three Grand National classes and two Regional National classes starting at 6:30 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.
The Erie County Fair Pull is part of the NTPA's Grand National Series presented by Case IH Agriculture. Appearing will be GN classes of Pro Stock Tractors and Mini and Twin-Engine Unlimited Modifieds as well as Regional National classes of Heavy Super Stock Tractors and Multi-Engine Modifieds. Licensed competitors will earn points toward championships on the Grand National or Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) circuit and berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off all-star invitational in Urbana, Ohio on Saturday, September 16.
Class winners from the 2016 Erie County Fair Pull were Kent Payne of Veedersburg, Indiana ("Super Rooster" HSS), Josh Shipley of Kensington, Ohio ("MAC Nasty" PS), Adam Koester of Wadesville, Indiana ("Walk the Line" MINI), Brandon Simon of Farley, Iowa ("Simon Sez" LT UNL), and Alan Judy of Germantown, Ohio ("Raptor" MOD). 2016 Grand National and Region II champions included John Pfeiffer of Connersville, Indiana ("Pfeiffermax" HSS), Mike Conny of Beloit, Ohio ("MAC Nasty"), Koeseter, Simon, and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).
Fans in attendance at Sandusky will enjoy live video, instant replays, distances, and sponsor messages on the NTPA's Official Mobile Video Scoreboard. And fans around the world can tune into the broadcast, including live announcer commentary, via the all-new Live Streaming interface. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase individual sessions or the $299 Season Pass or to read a list supported devices and connection instructions.
For more information about the Erie County Fair Pull, visit the event's website, www.ErieFair.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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