Worthington, Ohio---On Saturday, September 16, the National Tractor Pullers Association presents the 31st Enderle Memorial Pull-Off, a season-ending, all-star event featuring over 100 competitors across 22 Grand and Regional National divisions, at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio. Action starts at 5 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.
Sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection of Simi Valley, California and presented by Farmers Equipment Incorporated of Urbana, Case IH, and Ray Hensley Incorporated of Springfield, Ohio, the Enderle Memorial Pull-Off, named in honor of beloved founders Kent and Joan Enderle, represents the sport's most lucrative invitational event. Over $102,000 will be up for grabs for competitors who participated in NTPA qualifying events all season long and earned top-five Grand National finishes or regional or series championships.
Regional National Session One at 5 p.m. will admit 37 competitors in nine divisions of tractors (Light Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock, Super Farm, Light Pro Stock, and Limited Pro Stock), trucks (Two Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive), and modifieds (Mini and Multi-Engine). Qualifying for this session began in September and October of 2016 and continued through about 60 Regional National events on the NTPA's calendar.
Grand National Session Two will follow at approximately 7 p.m. and will involve 65 competitors in 13 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, Multi-Engine, and Unlimited Modifieds.
Prior to the late afternoon start to the on-track action, drivers and crew members will be available in the open pits to answer questions, take pictures, and sign autographs. Access to pit, vending, and exhibitor areas is included in the price of admission.
Pre-event discount adult tickets are available for $20 at the NTPA's Webmall (ShopNTPA.com) as well as presenting sponsor Farmers Equipment of Urbana and sponsors Farmer's Daughter Restaurant of Urbana; Dave Kehl Chevrolet of Mechanicsburg; Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken locations in Clark, Logan, Shelby, and Miami Counties, and over 80 area O'Reilly Auto Parts stores. Children under 10 are admitted free. On the day of the event, adult admission is $25. No refunds will be issued. If any of Saturday's classes are not completed due to inclement weather, they will be rescheduled for Sunday, September 17 at 1 p.m.
Fans in attendance in Urbana 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.
We invite you to check out www.NTPAPULL.com for the latest event results and point standings and AllStarPull.com for event details.
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.
Watch the 12th season of "NTPA Championship Pulling" presented by Case IH: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Central. Encore performances appear on Mondays at 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Eastern. RFD-TV is available on satellite through DirecTV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at www.rfdtv.com.
NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2017. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase live and on-demand access to individual events or the $299 Season Pass---that's less than $10 per session! NTPA Live Streaming's new interface includes "Live DVR" controls and adaptive bitrate technology to promote an interruption-free broadcast. Check the site for lists of streamed events and compatible internet devices.
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