Roanoke's "Thunder" Gets Rolling Friday Night with Five Divisions

RoanokeIN cancelled

The Friday, September 7 Region II event in Roanoke, Indiana has been cancelled due to persistent rain that is expected to continue through the evening hours.

All RN-licensed competitors must report to entry and register to receive 15 points.

Worthington, Ohio---Roanoke, Indiana: Get ready to hear the power and feel the noise!

In conjunction with the Roanoke Tractor Pullers, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present Thunder in the Park on Friday, September 7 at Roanoke Park. 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 Roanoke.

Divisions competing at Thunder in the Park include Regional National Light Pro Stock and Limited Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds. All of the classes will compete for points toward championships in 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 Roanoke in 2017 were Shaun Thornhill of Greenville, Ohio ("Missy's Pissy" LT PS), Jon Liechty of Berne, Indiana ("Rush Hour" LIM PS), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Kathy's Komplaint" TWD), Rob Wright of McArthur, Ohio ("All Attitude" PSD 4x4), and Todd Feiss of Lawrenceburg, Indiana ("S'no Farmer" MOD).

Expected to compete in Roanoke in defense of their 2017 championships are Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio ("Red Avenger" LT PS-W), Brad Boldry of Rochester, Indiana ("Smoke Fever" LIM PS), Petro ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD-W), Wright, and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).

Fans in Roanoke will see all the action on the NTPA's Official LED Scoreboard, which features on-screen driver/vehicle identification and distances and instant replays.

For more information about Thunder in the Park, visit the event's website,, or its Facebook page. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, check out 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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Contact Info

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

PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964