Heavy Supers Highlight Weeknight Doubleheader in Charlotte

CharlotteMIWorthington, Ohio---Charlotte, Michigan: Get ready to hear the power and feel the noise!

In conjunction with the Eaton County Fair, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present the Eaton County Fair Truck and Tractor Pull on Thursday and Friday, July 12-13. Each session will begin at 7 p.m. at the Eaton County Fairgrounds.

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. No other motorsport offers the diversity of vehicle types, variety of engine combinations, intensity of brand rivalries, and accessibility of competitors. If you're looking for fierce, fair competition in a family-friendly, patriotic atmosphere, give truck and tractor pulling a try in Charlotte.

Both sessions will include Heavy Super Stock Tractors. Thursday's session will also feature Super Farm and Light Pro Stock Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, while Friday's slate offers Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks and Mini and Multi-Engine Modifieds. All will compete for points toward NTPA's Region II (Light Pros, Two Wheel Drives, and Pro Stock Diesel 4x4s: II-West) and berths in the end-of-season all-star invitational Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 15 in Urbana, Ohio.

Winners at the 2017 Eaton County Fair Pull were Kent Payne of Veedersburg, Indiana ("Super Rooster" HSS), Steve Francis of Almont, Michigan ("Deere Processor" SF), Shaun Thornhill of Greenville, Ohio ("Missy's Pissy" LT PS), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD), Jim Holman of Wauseon, Ohio ("4 Play" FWD), Rob Wright of McArthur, Ohio ("All Attitude" PSD 4x4 3.0), Terry Jostock of Lapeer, Michigan ("Wild One" MINI), and Bob Jostock of Lapeer, Michigan ("Wild Child" MOD).

Expected to compete in Charlotte to defend their 2017 Region II championships are John Pfeiffer of Connersville, Indiana ("Pfeiffermax" HSS), Stan Warda of Berrien Springs, Michigan ("Hammerin' Hank" SF), Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio ("Red Avenger" LT PS-W), Petro (TWD-W), Steve Elchinger of Holgate, Ohio ("Jus' Passin' Thru" FWD), Wright, David Lacey of Thedford, Ontario ("Triple Play Unchained" MINI), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).

Fans in Charlotte will enjoy live video, instant replays, distances, and sponsor messages on the NTPA's Official LED Scoreboard.

For more information about the Eaton County Fair Pull, visit the event's website, www.EatonCountyFair.com. 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.

About National Tractor Pullers Association

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 2018 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit was sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Alliance Tire, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, 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 14th 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. Stream RFD-TV on the Country Club service: www.rfdcc.com.

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Contact Info

National Tractor Pullers Association
6155-B Huntley Road,
Columbus, OH 43229

PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964