Worthington, Ohio---Thursday through Sunday, June 22-25, the National Tractor Pullers Association teams with the Monroe County Agricultural Society in Tomah, Wisconsin to present the Budweiser Dairyland NTPA Super Nationals at Recreation Park. Part of the NTPA Championship Pulling Series, the event will include 27 classes on twin tracks over six Super National sessions.
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 Budweiser Dairyland NTPA Super Nationals are part of the NTPA's Grand National series presented by Case IH Agriculture and incorporate all 13 Grand National Divisions: Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Super Stock Open, Super Farm, and Pro Stock Tractors; Two-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4x4, and Super Semi Trucks; and Mini, Light Unlimited Twin-Engine, Multi-Engine, and Unlimited Modifieds. In 2017, Case IH will pay top NTPA competitors over $50,000 at year's end, and participants will earn points toward Grand National titles and berths in the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 16. Also appearing in Tomah is a Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association class of Light Pro Stock Tractors. The WTPA, an NTPA member state association, will present 10 events of its own and sanction several classes at NTPA regional events in Wisconsin throughout the summer.
The Budweiser Dairyland NTPA Super Nationals event is also the second tour stop for the Shell Rotella Cup presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts, which rewards the top three Grand National pullers in each of five divisions (SSD, TWD, FWD, MINI, and UNL) with $30,000 in bonus money. The Shell Rotella Cup series spans three additional events: The GALOT Motorsports Park Mule City 300 in Benson, North Carolina; the Lions Super Pull of the South in Chapel Hill, Tennessee; and the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio. Over each Cup event weekend, GN competitors from each Cup division who pull the greatest and second-greatest total distance will earn "Hardest-Working Puller" O'Reilly gift cards.
Classes competing during each session in Tomah are as follows: Session One (Thursday, 7 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Super Stock Open, Mini, Light Unlimited, and Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive. Session Two (Friday, noon): Light Pro Stock, Pro Stock, Light Unlimited, Four Wheel Drive, and Super Stock Diesel Four Wheel Drive. Session Three (Friday, 7 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Two Wheel Drive, Semi, and Modified. Session Four (Saturday, noon): Super Stock Diesel, Super Stock Open, Two Wheel Drive, and Modified. Session Five (Saturday, 7 p.m.): Super Farm, Pro Stock, Four Wheel Drive, Mini, and Unlimited. Session Six (Sunday, noon): Super Stock Diesel, Super Farm, Semi, and Unlimited.
Class winners from the 2016 Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals were Brian Korth of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin ("Excessive Force" and "Considered Armed & Dangerous" LSS), Colin Ross of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania ("Triple Bypass" SSD), David Henderson of Spring Valley, Minnesota ("Stray Horse Gone Wild" SSD), Jordan Lustik of Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania ("Silver Bullet" SSO), John Strickland of Clinton, North Carolina ("GALOT II" SSO), Jon Silsby of Vicksburg, Michigan ("Crop Doctor" SF), Kevin Lindstrom of Ellsworth, Wisconsin ("Hyper Harvester" SF), Tim Shipley of Kensington, Ohio ("MAC Nasty" PS), Robby Lemke of Helenville, Wisconsin ("New Generation Plus" PS), Renee Theobald of Shelbyville, Indiana ("Pretty Wicked" TWD), Bryan McDonald of Kennedyville, Maryland ("Suffering Sanity" TWD), Paul Holman of Wauseon, Ohio ("4 Play" FWD), Carl Atley of Xenia, Ohio ("Lethal Weapon" SSD 4x4), Chris Ryan of Zephyr, Texas ("Big Bad Dodge" SSD 4x4), Dean Holicky of Montgomery, Minnesota ("Mother Trucker" SEMI), Jack Kielmeyer of Nerstrand, Minnesota ("Jacked Up" SEMI), Ken Veney of Wadsworth, Ohio ("Funny Lil' Farmall" MINI), Berrie Boer of Ysselmuiden, Netherlands ("Bobcat Jr." MINI), Brandon Simon of Farley, Iowa ("Simon Sez" LT UNL), Doug Lively of State Center, Iowa ("Bank Robber" MOD), Terry Jostock of Lapeer, Michigan ("Wild Won" MOD), Brad Benedict of Marion, Ohio ("Non-Cents All Screwed Up" UNL), and Bill Voreis of Argos, Indiana ("American Thunder" UNL).
Expected to defend their 2016 Grand National titles are champions Korth (Excessive Force), Jody and Colin Ross, Strickland, Rod Deck of Winside, Nebraska ("Dream On" SF), Mike Conny of Beloit, Ohio ("MAC Nasty"), Jessie Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Buckeye Hauler" TWD), Jim and Paul Holman, Holicky, Adam Koester of Wadesville, Indiana ("Walk the Line" MINI), Simon, Bret Berg of Farmington, Minnesota ("Money Maker" MOD), and Chuck Knapp of Charles City, Iowa ("Screamin' D" UNL).
Fans in attendance at Tomah will enjoy live video, instant replays, distances, and sponsor messages on the NTPA's Official Mobile Video and LED Scoreboards. 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. The event will also be part of Season 13 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" on RFD-TV, which will debut in August.
Tickets for each session are $22, with all-day Friday or all-day Saturday tickets available for $40, and a season ticket (all six sessions) for $115. Tickets may be purchased from the event's all-new website (www.TOMAHTRACTORPULL.com) or by phone (608-372-2081). In the event of a rainout in which a session is less than half completed, session tickets will be honored for a later session, while season tickets will be honored for one session in 2018.
No unauthorized video equipment is permitted in the arena and is subject to confiscation. No carry-ins or fireworks are permitted on the grounds, and coolers are not allowed in the arena. Blankets and portable seats must be removed from bleacher seating areas after each session. To purchase or consume alcohol on any part of the grounds, you must be 21 years old and wear a Budweiser wristband.
WCOW 97.1 Radio and Renk Seed invite children 14 and under to the seventh annual Full Pull Kids Club on Friday from 9 a.m. until showtime. Accompanied by an adult, kids can tour the pit area, meet drivers and get autographs, receive a free t-shirt and refreshments, and be admitted free to Friday's noon session. Contact the main office (608-372-2081) or listen to WCOW 97.1 for more information.
For additional information about the event, visit the website of the NTPA (www.NTPAPULL.com) or the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals (www.TOMAHTRACTORPULL.com).
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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