The National Tractor Pullers Association was established in 1969 by representatives from eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania). These representatives met to establish uniform rules and give the sport structure. From these meetings, the NTPA was started. The year 2009 marks 40 years in the business as the premier sanctioning body of truck and tractor pulling.
The NTPA sets the standard in the pulling industry for safety and competition rules. Respected by most domestic and foreign pulling associations, the NTPA Rulebook is followed across the world for bettering themselves to what has already been experienced by the NTPA.
World Pulling International, Inc. has managed the National Tractor Pullers Association for more than 23 years. WPI is a stockholder's company that not only handles the business affairs of the NTPA, but also includes a marketing department and a publications division.
A staff of 15 dedicated professionals work in the Worthington, Ohio headquarters or from a satellite office. The other ingredient in making an event successful includes hundreds of workers and trained volunteers essential in producing an NTPA sanctioned event.
Even though both boards have unique aspects to their function to the business of professional truck and tractor pulling, they work together. Lives have been saved over the years, thanks to the tireless efforts of many persons who have served on the NTPA and WPI boards, bettering the sport as a whole. 1999 saw the SFI Roll Cage become NTPA law, and at least one life was saved as a result of a much needed, yet highly criticized mandate. Today, other pulling organizations and promoters are adapting to this standard. Such is the life of a leader.
NTPA Championship Pulling is shown three times weekly on the RFD-TV network. Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores carry NTPA's official monthly magazine, The Puller, in each of its 660+ locations. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information.
About the NTPA
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 2013 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, Mobil Delvac, Oreilly Auto Parts, Enderle Fuel Injection, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, United Soybean Board, MAC Trailer, Kentucky Whoopie, Shell Rotella, Polar Air, Navistar(International Trucks), AKE STOP-FYRE, Widow Wax and other supporting sponsors.
NTPA Championship Pulling airs three times weekly as follows: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 4:30 a.m., and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. Each week, a new episode of NTPA Championship Pulling will premiere on Tuesday and repeat during the scheduled air times listed above. RFD-TV is available through DirecTV (345) and Dish Network (231), along with Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox and other cable providers. Also, two additional airings per week are made available in high definition in certain areas of the country on RFD-TV HD. Check your current provider for details or log on to www.rfdtv.com.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC) carries NTPA’s official monthly magazine, The Puller, in each of its 650+ locations. The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories and related pulling information. You will also see the NTPA’s PULL! souvenir program available in TSC stores everywhere.