2017 NTPA GN Precommitted Competitors

Precommitment

Precommitment at a Glance:

For 2017, there were 10 precommitment positions available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. These were first offered to 2016's top-10 GN point finishers. (For SSD 4x4, selection was based upon 2016 Region II points) . After that, remaining 2016 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor earns points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship.

2017 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini

  • koester champThe schedule (20 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Langford, NY x 2, Sandusky, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH x 2, Wellington, OH, Wauseon, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Adam and Larry Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Walk the Line: 2016 Grand National Champion (553)...5 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Fort Recovery S2, Sandusky, Bowling Green S3, Greenville S2...average GN finish: 3.7 (19 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.
  • Footloose: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-20)...2 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 4.8 (19 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.
  • Beast of Burden: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-54)...1 GN win (Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)...[A.Koester: 2007 GN champion].

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-31)...6 GN wins (Benson x 2, Tomah S2, Napoleon, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 5.7 (18 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Iron Toy: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-51)...1 GN win (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.
  • Cowboy Up: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-68)...2 GN wins (Rockwell x 2)...average GN finish: 9.6 (18 appearances)...2012 GN champion.

Chris Martin (Cannon Falls, MN) and Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • LG Seeds: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-77)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.6 (18 appearances).
  • Brandt Professional Ag: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-100)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 10.4 (18 appearances).

Jerry Thompson (Janesville, WI)

  • Hellraiser: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-219)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 9.9 (13 appearances).

Jason Hathaway (Washington, PA)

  • new vehicle in 2017. [Honkin' Donkey Black: Finished 12th in 2016 GN points (-368)...best GN finish 2nd...average GN finish: 8.6 (7 appearances)...2015 GN champion; Honkin' Donkey Red: Finished 14th in 2016 GN points (-413)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.8 (6 appearances)...[J.Hathaway: 2014 GN champion]

2017 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited

  • simon champThe schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Sandusky, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Brandon and R.J. Simon (Farley, IA)

  • Simon Sez: 2016 Grand National Champion (265 points)...7 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah x 2, Fort Recovery S2, Sandusky, Hudsonville x 2)...average GN finish: 1.6 (9 appearances)...2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-47)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.8 (9 appearances).

Keith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-15)...1 GN win (Benson S3)...average GN finish: 3.2 (9 appearances)...2015 GN champion.

Matt and Manny Ferry (Westport, MA)

  • Milk Money: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.2 (9 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • Rotten, Mean and Nasty: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-39)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.9 (9 appearances).

Tarry and Todd Feiss (Lawrenceburg, IN)

  • Feissty Farmer: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-37)...1 GN win (Fort Recovery S1)...average GN finish: 5.7 (9 appearances).
  • S'no Farmer: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-38)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 5.8 (9 appearances).

Paul Koontz (Welcome, NC)

  • The Joker: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-51)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 7.2 (9 appearances).

Brian Diekman (Genoa, OH)

  • Rat Poison: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-96)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.9 (7 appearances).

Jacob Ohl (Danville, IL)

  • Outcast: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-112)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.5 (6 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Modified

  • berg champThe schedule (11 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Ellsworth, WI, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Monroe, MI, Wapakoneta, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (7 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: 2016 Grand National Champion (289 points)...4 GN wins (Rockwell S2, Wapakoneta, Bowling Green x 2)...average GN finish: 2.1 (10 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2012, 2011 GN champion.

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-14)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.6 (10 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Terry and Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Won: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-18)...1 GN win (Tomah S4)...average GN finish: 4.0 (10 appearances)...2009 GN champion..[T.Jostock: 1996 GN 7,200-lb. MOD champion].
  • Wild Child: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-19)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.1 (10 appearances)...2007 GN champion.

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-33)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 5.5 (10 appearances).

Joe, Bob, and Ray Fintak (North Collins, NY)

  • North American: Finished 13th in 2016 GN points (-254)...best GN finish: 11th...average GN finish: 11.0 (1 appearance).

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 14th in 2016 GN points (-259).

2017 NTPA Grand National Unlimited

  • knapp champThe schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL-, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Wellington, OH, Canfield, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Chuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2016 Grand National Champion (388.5 points)...2 GN wins (Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 5.7 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015 GN champion.

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-5.5)...5 GN wins (Benson S3, Hutchinson S2, Fort Recovery S2, Bowling Green S3, Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.4 (14 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-6)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.1 (14 appearances).

Kevin Criswell and Brad Benedict (Marion, OH)

  • Non-Cents All Screwed Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-8.5)...1 GN win (Tomah S5)...average GN finish: 6.8 (14 appearances).
  • Blown Centless: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-14.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.9 (14 appearances).

Bob and Terry Jostock (Lapeer, MI)

  • Wild Child: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-50.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.9 (14 appearances).
  • Wild Won: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-50.5)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 9.9 (14 appearances).

Wayne Purser (Norman, OK)

  • Uncle Sam: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-51.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.7 (13 appearances).

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-107)...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 7.7 (10 appearances).

David Richardson (Leitchfield, KY)

  • For Sale: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-144)...Gn win (Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 8.7 (10 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive

  • petro champThe schedule (13 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Wapakoneta, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Canfield, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jessie and Randy Petro (Camden, OH) and Joey Frasur (Liberty, IN)

  • Buckeye Hauler: 2016 Grand National Champion (353 points)...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S2, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 6.9 (14 appearances)...2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 GN champion...[J.Petro: 2009 GN champion].
  • Kathy's Komplaint: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-1)...GN win (Ionia S1)...average GN finish: 7.4 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2011, 2010, 2001, 1995 GN champion.
  • P5: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-29)...best GN finish: 1 GN win (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 9.4 (14 appearances).
  • Runnin' Block: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-45)...1 GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 11.1 (14 appearances)...NTPA Hooker of the Year.

Renee and Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Pretty Wicked: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-12)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Wapakoneta)...average GN finish: 10.0 (14 appearances).
  • Wicked: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-38)...1 GN win (Ionia S2)...average GN finish: 11.5 (14 appearances).

Bryan McDonald (Kennedyville, MD)

  • Suffering Sanity: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-26)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah S4, Bowling Green S4...average GN finish: 10.4 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Russ Nichols (Lore City, OH)

  • On the Edge: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-65)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 15.8 (14 appearances).

Alex Ort (Montpelier, IN)

  • Bad Attitude: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-77)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 16.2 (14 appearances).

Craig and Ashley Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Second Degree: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-80)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 18.9 (14 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive

  • holman champThe schedule (18 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Monroe, MI, Langford, NY x 2, Norwalk, WI x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wauseon, OH
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: 2016 Grand National Champion (431)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 5.3 (16 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Punisher: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-3)...5 GN wins (Benson x 2, Chapel Hill S1, Wapakoneta, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 6.6 (16 appearances).
  • Young Gun: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-21)...1 GN win (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.7 (16 appearances).

Larry and Lisa Peterson (Baldwin, WI)

  • Profab Geared Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-21)...1 GN win (Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 8.0 (16 appearances).
  • Profab: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-54)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 11.4 (16 appearances).

Tim and Ted Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Bone: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-35)...1 GN win (Hutchinson S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (16 appearances).
  • The Rock: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 11.8 (16 appearances).

Tanya, Carmen, and Rob Foster (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Foster Child: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-40)...1 GN win (Norwalk S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (16 appearances).
  • Simply Red: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-46)...1 GN win (Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 10.7 (16 appearances)...2010 GN champion.

Tyler Cobb (Baxley, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 11th in 2016 GN points (-71)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.5 (16 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel 4x4

  • SSD4x4The schedule (10 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL, Salem, IL, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH, Sandwich, IL
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/28/17):

Van (Fairmount, IN) and Curt Haisley (Swayzee, IN)

  • Rock Hard Ram: Finished 1st in 2016 Region II points.
  • Off Constantly: Finished 4th in 2016 Region II points.

Brion Withrow (Mechanicsburg, OH)

  • The Nut Job: Finished 2nd in 2016 Region II points.

Don Bowling (Fostoria, OH)

  • Pulling for the Cure: Finished 3rd in 2016 Region II points.

Jon Bair (Summitville, IN)

  • Grin N Bair It: Finished 5th in 2016 Region II points.

Justin Gearhart (Kingston, OH)

  • Cream of the Crop: Finished 6th in 2016 Region II points.

Shane Kellogg (Kenton, OH)

  • Trump: Finished 7th in 2016 Region II points.

Carl Atley (Xenia, OH)

  • Lethal Weapon: Finished 9th in 2016 Region II points. Won Enderle Pull-Off.

Kent Crowder (Attica, IN)

  • Scheid Diesel: Finished 10th in 2016 Region II points.

Chris Ryan (Zephyr, TX)

  • Big Bad Dodge: Finished 11th in 2016 Region II points.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Semi

  • holicky champThe schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Morley, MI, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (5 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Dean Holicky (Montgomery, MN)

  • Mother Trucker: 2016 Grand National Champion (249)...3 GN wins (Tomah S4, Rockwell S2, Sandwich S1)...average GN finish: 2.0 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014 GN champion.

Tom and Pat Eilen (Hampton, MN)

  • Just Passin' Thru in Class: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-3)...2 GN wins (Morley, Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 2.9 (8 appearances).

Sonny Graese (Crivitz, WI)

  • Stacks: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-10)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.1 (8 appearances).

Jack Kielmeyer (Faribault, MN)

  • Jacked Up: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-71)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 5.8 (6 appearances).

Brian Elithorpe (Bridport, VT)

  • Nikki's Nightmare: 1 2016 GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 4.3 (4 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Light Super Stock

  • korth champ2The schedule (8 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Tomah, WI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Langford, NY x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2
  • The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 3/28/17):

Mike Chizek (Newton, WI) and Brian Korth (Beaver Dam, WI)

  • Excessive Force: 2016 Grand National Champion...4 GN wins (Benson S3, Tomah S1, Brandenburg S2, Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 4.3 (8 appearances)...2012, 2011, 2010 GN champion.
  • Considered Armed & Dangerous: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-14)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 4.8 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014 GN champion.
  • Triple Barrel: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-37)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.7 (7 appearances).

Kyle Karlen (Minerva, OH)

  • Bad Blood: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-7)...1 GN win (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 5.6 (8 appearances).

Marcus Wettleson (Postville, IA)

  • Gunpowder & Lead: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-21)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.5 (8 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Larry and Brandon Phillips (Vine Grove, KY)

  • Extremely Insane: Finished 5th in GN points (-22)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.3 (8 appearances).
  • Insanity: Finished 9th in GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 8.9 (7 appearances).

Jason Hootman (Corfu, NY)

  • The Commander: Finished 6th in GN points (-22)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 9.5 (8 appearances).

Jason Irvin (Brookville, OH)

  • Drunkin' Punkin': Finished 3rd in 2016 Region II points.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel

  • ross champThe schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Wapakoneta, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: 2016 Grand National Champion (532)...9 GN wins (Benson S3, Tomah S5, Brandenburg S2, Mt. Sterling, Salem, Napoleon, Bowling Green x 2, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 3.1 (18 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-27)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 5.3 (18 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Steve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-103)...2 GN wins (Sandwich x 2)...average GN finish: 4.3 (15 appearances)...2015, 2014 GN champion.

John Raymond (Caledonia, NY)

  • Smoke-n-Mirrors: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-466)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 6.5 (2 appearances).

Kent Payne (Veedersburg, IN)

  • Super Rooster: Finished 2nd in 2016 Region II points.

Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN)

  • Red Line Fever: Finished 1st in 2016 Region III HSS points, 2nd in 2016 Region III HSSD points, 1st in 2016 Region V HSSD points, 2nd in 2016 Region V HSS points...2012, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999 GN SSD champion...1996 GN SS champion...1989 GN GN 9,500-lb. SS champion...1988 GN 11,200 SS champion...1985, 1984, 1983 GN 7,500-lb. SS champion.
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Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  •     new vehicle for 2017.

Roger Peterson (Litchfield, MN)

  •     Just Another One: Finished 8th in Region III HSSD points.

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open

  • galot champThe schedule (11 hooks, as of 3/28/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Monroe, MI, Salem, IL, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Greenville, OH x 2, Wellington, OH
  • The competitors (6 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

John Strickland (Clinton, NC), Brent Payne (Hamilton, OH), and Earl Wells (Clinton, NC)

  • GALOT II: 2016 Grand National Champion (415)...5 GN wins (Benson, Tomah S4, Ionia S1, Greenville S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 2.7 (14 appearances).
  • Get a Load of That: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-22)...1 GN win (Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 4.5 (14 appearances).

Josh and Terry Blackbourn (Shullsburg, WI) and Mike Chizek (Newton, WI)

  • International Threat: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-8)...4 GN wins (Ionia S2, Fort Recovery S2, Monroe, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 4.0 (14 appearances).
  • Extremely Armed & Dangerous: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-9)...2 GN wins (Benson S3, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.5 (14 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015, 2014, 2013 GN SSO champion. [T.Blackbourn: 1999 GN SSO champion].

Jordan Lustik (Eighty-Four, PA)

  • Silver Bullet: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-10)...2 GN wins (Tomah S1, Salem)...average GN finish: 3.3 (14 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2009, 2000 GN SSO champion.

Sid Broughton (South Haven, MI)

  • Desperado: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 6.4 (14 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Super Farm

  • deck champThe schedule (17 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Rockwell, IA x 2, Ionia, MI x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wellington, OH, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Rod and Bryan Deck (Winside, NE)

  • Dream On: 2016 Grand National Champion (363)...1 GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.4 (13 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • One Bad Apple: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-29)...1 GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 7.0 (13 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Brad Hart (Clayton, MI)

  • Don't Ask: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-52)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 9.8 (13 appearances).

Dave Whelan (Tipton, MI)

  • My Last Excuse: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-54)...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 9.2 (13 appearances).

Drew and Dan Parkinson (Granville, OH)

  • Commandeere: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-54)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 9.8 (13 appearances).
  • Bombardeere Reloaded: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-83)...1 GN win (Ionia S1)...average GN finish: 12.1 (13 appearances).

Russ Freeze (Manchester, TN)

  • Deere Traxx: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 10.8 (13 appearances).

Brook, Brook Jr., and Brady Ferris (Addison, MI)

  • Absolutely Nuts: Finished 7th in 2016 GN points (-56)...1 GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 10.6 (13 appearances).

Jon Silsby (Vicksburg, MI)

  • Crop Doctor: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-62)...1 GN win (Tomah S2)...average GN finish: 10.2 (13 appearances).

Lee Butts (Fairgrove, MI)

  • Press On: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-68)...1 GN win (Ionia S2)...average GN finish: 10.4 (13 appearances).

2017 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock

  • conny champThe schedule (22 hooks, as of 3/30/17): Benson, NC x 2, Hutchinson, MN x 2, Tomah, WI x 2, Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Brandenburg, KY x 2, Mt. Sterling, IL, Salem, IL, Sandusky, OH, Napoleon, OH, Bowling Green, OH x 2, Hudsonville, MI x 2, Wellington, OH, Canton, OH, Sandwich, IL x 2
  • The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/29/17):

Mike Conny (Beloit, OH) and Tim Shipley (Kensington, OH)

  • MAC Nasty: 2016 Grand National Champion (533)...7 GN wins (Benson S1, Tomah S3, Salem, Sandusky, Bowling Green S5, Hudsonville S1, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 3.8 (19 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • MAC Daddy: Finished 2nd in 2016 GN points (-17)...6 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill x 2, Mt. Sterling, Napoleon, Canton)...average GN finish: 5.8 (19 appearances).

Charles Pelletier (St. Armand, QC)

  • CP Dream II: Finished 3rd in 2016 GN points (-30)...2 GN wins (Hudsonville S2, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 5.7 (19 appearances).

Robby Lemke (Helenville, WI)

  • New Generation Plus: Finished 4th in 2016 GN points (-36)...2 GN wins (Tomah S5, Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.7 (19 appearances)...2016, 2007 GN champion.

Danny and Kevin Schmucker (Louisville, OH)

  • Rampage: Finished 5th in 2016 GN points (-40)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.4 (19 appearances)...2014, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Git-Er-Dun Deere: Finished 8th in 2016 GN points (-102)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 10.9 (19 appearances)...2010, 2008 GN champion.

Tim and Chris Cain (New Palestine, IN)

  • Red Gambler: Finished 9th in 2016 GN points (-119)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.5 (18 appearances)...2009 GN champion.
  • Aces Wild: Finished 10th in 2016 GN points (-176)...best GN finish: 7th...average GN finish: 16.1 (17 appearances).

Mark Lawyer (Hagerstown, IN)

  • Rapped Up: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-55)...best GN finish 2nd...average GN finish: 7.8 (19 appearances)

Cody Shay (Shannon City, IA)

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