Worthington, Ohio---Decorah, Iowa: Get ready to hear the power and feel the noise!
In conjunction with the Winneshiek County Fair, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present the Winneshiek County Fair Pull on Thursday, July 12. The five-class session will begin at 7 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. 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 Decorah.
Divisions competing at the Winneshiek County Fair include Light Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock, Super Farm, and Limited Pro Stock Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks. All will compete for berths in the end-of-season all-star invitational Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 15 in Urbana, Ohio, and the Super Farms, Limited Pro Stocks, and Two Wheel Drives will earn points toward championships in NTPA's Region V.
Winners at the 2017 Winneshiek County Fair Pull were Marcus Wettleson of Postville, Iowa ("Gunpowder & Lead" LSS), Kenneth Witt of Houston, Minnesota ("Mr. Yuk" HSS), Phil Kelley of Wexford, Pennsylvania ("Red-Blooded Binder" SF), Matthew Lindstrom of Ellsworth, Wisconsin ("Adrenaline Rush" LIM PS), and Dustin Amundson of Nerstrand, Minnesota ("Bottoms Up" TWD).
Expected to compete in Decorah in defense of their 2017 Region V championships are Kelley, Jeremy and Jarod Ploetz of Utica, Minnesota ("Big One" LIM PS), and Amundson.
For more information about the Winneshiek County Fair Pull, visit the event's website, WinneshiekCountyFair.org, 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.
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.
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