Worthington, Ohio---Monroe, Michigan: Get ready to hear the power and feel the noise!
In conjunction with the Monroe County Fair, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present a Grand National event on Thursday, August 2 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The session will begin at 7 p.m. and will consist of three Grand National and two Regional National classes.
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 Monroe.
The Monroe County Fair event is part of the NTPA's Grand National Pulling Circuit presented by Case IH Agriculture, which will award in excess of $50,000 at year's end to top competitors across 13 divisions. Participants in Monroe's five divisions---Grand National Super Stock Open Tractors, Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Modifieds and Regional National Super Farm and Light Pro Stock Tractors---will compete for GN or Region II championships (Light Pros: Region II East) and berths in the NTPA's end-of-season all-star invitational Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 15 in Urbana, Ohio.
Winners at Monroe in 2017 were Terry Blackbourn of Shullsburg, Wisconsin ("Extremely Armed & Dangerous" SSO), Peyton Davis of Tappahannock, Virginia ("Young Gun" FWD), Ricky Rose of Glencoe, Minnesota ("Giddy Up" MOD), Brad Hart of Clayton, Michigan ("Don't Ask" SF), and Mark Wiederhold of Clarksville, Ohio ("Bare Necessities" LT PS).
Expected to compete in Monroe in defense of their 2017 championships are John Strickland of Clinton, North Carolina ("GALOT II" SSO), Davis ("Punisher" FWD), Rose, and Kendall Houk of Lynchburg, Ohio ("Nothing Special" LT PS-E).
Fans in Monroe will see all the action on the massive NTPA Mobile Videoboard, which features multiple camera angles, on-screen driver/vehicle identification and distances, and instant replays.
For more information about the Monroe County Fair pull, visit the event's website, www.MonroeCountyFair.com, or its Facebook page, MonroeCountyFairMichigan. 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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