Roanoke Park Invites Four R2 West/Northwest Divisions

RoanokeINWorthington, Ohio---Gold standard. Golden anniversary.

On Friday, September 6, Roanoke Park in Roanoke, Indiana will host the Roanoke Fall Festival's Thunder in the Park as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling. The Regional National event will be conducted in one session to begin at 7 p.m.

In NTPA Championship 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 who achieves the greatest distance is victorious. At events across the United States, elite competitors campaign their specialized machines---which resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters---for chances at purse money and precious points toward end-of-season championships.

In 2019, the Association is proud to complete its first half century as the world's original and number-one sanctioning organization for premier-level truck and tractor pulling contests. Fierce, fair pulling competition and a family-friendly, patriotic atmosphere are hallmarks of NTPA Championship Pulling. If you haven't experienced the rumbles, roars, and rivalries of the heaviest sport on wheels, why not give it a try in Roanoke?

Thunder in the Park will feature Regional National Light Pro Stock and Limited Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 Trucks, and multi-engine Modifieds, all of which will run for titles in Region II, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio (LT PS, TWD, and PSD 4x4: II-West; MOD: II-Northwest). All will further compete for berths in the NTPA's all-star invitational Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 14 in Urbana, Ohio.

Expected to compete at Roanoke in defense of their 2018 titles are Wes Spencer of Greenville, Ohio ("Bush Wacker" LT PS), Garrett Boldry of Rochester, Indiana ("Smoke Fever" LIM PS), Randy Petro of Camden, Ohio ("Vintage Kathy's Komplaint" TWD), Jeff Hossler of Columbia City, Indiana ("Flirtin' with Disaster" PSD 4x4), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).

For more information about Thunder in the Park, visit the festival's website, www.RoanokeFallFestival.com, or its Facebook page. The Association's Schedule page at www.NTPAPULL.com has links to event details, maps, and local weather reports for Thunder in the Park and over 80 other events that constitute its historic 50th season.

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.

NTPA Live Streaming produced internet broadcasts of 13 national events in 2018. Visit WatchNTPA.com to purchase 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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For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.




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National Tractor Pullers Association
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PHONE: (614) 436-1761

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