Worthington, Ohio---Urbana, Ohio: Get ready to hear the power and feel the noise!
The National Tractor Pullers Association will present the 32nd Kent and Joan Enderle Memorial Pull-Off, an all-star invitational truck and tractor pulling event, on Saturday, September 15. Action at the Champaign County Fairgrounds will begin at 5 p.m. with 41 Regional National qualifiers across 11 divisions and will continue at 7 p.m. with 65 Grand National qualifiers across 13 divisions.
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 Urbana.
Over $106,000 will be awarded in the sport's most prestigious invitational, in which competititors earn the right to participate by pulling all season long and earning points across the NTPA's Grand National Series, presented by Case IH Agriculture, and five territorial regions. 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 is named in honor of beloved founders Kent and Joan Enderle.
Session One will feature 41 competitors in 11 divisions of tractors (Light Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock, Super Farm, Pro Stock, Light Pro Stock, and Limited Pro Stock), trucks (Two Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, and StainlessDiesel.com Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0), and modifieds (Mini and Multi-Engine) beginning at 5 p.m. Qualifying for this session began in September of 2017 and proceeded through nearly 60 Regional National events on the NTPA's 2018 schedule.
Session Two will follow at approximately 7 p.m. and will present 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 16 at 1 p.m.
Can't make it to OH? You can view the proceedings at WatchNTPA.com as part of the $299 Season Pass, which includes 13 events in 2018 encompassing 33 thrill-packed sessions. With broadcasts consisting of multiple camera angles, announcer commentary, on-screen driver/vehicle identification and distances, and instant replays, the NTPA Live Stream brings all the excitement to your big screen or mobile device. Fans in Urbana will see all the action on the massive NTPA Mobile Videoboard. Portions of the event will also be televised as part of Season 14 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" on RFD-TV, which will debut in August.
For additional information about the event, visit its website, www.AllStarPull.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 is 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 13th 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. Season 14 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" debuts Tuesday, August 21.
NTPA Live Streaming will produce internet broadcasts of 14 national events in 2018. 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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