2018 NTPA GN Precommitted Competitors

Precommitment

Precommitment at a Glance:

For 2018, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2017's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2017 GN point-earners were offered positions in descending order of finish.

Precommitted competitors who fulfill the program's terms receive free entry to their class(es) of precommitment at Super National and Grand National events and shares of the end-of-season Precommitment Fund. Any GN-licensed competitor can earn points at GN events, however, so precommitment is not a prerequisite to contend for a GN championship. So fans, remember just because your favorite driver is not on this list, they still may be at an event.

2018 NTPA Grand National Light Super Stock

The schedule (8 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Tomah, WI x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2
The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/19/18):

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

  • Considered Armed & Dangerous: 2017 Grand National Champion (216 points)...2 GN wins (Brandenburg S2, Langford S2)...average GN finish: 2.7 (7 appearances)...2015, 2014 GN champion.
  • Excessive Force: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-5)...2 GN wins (Langford S1, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.3 (7 appearances)...2016, 2012, 2011, 2010 GN champion.
  • Deadly Force: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-15.5)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 4.9 (7 appearances).

Jason Hootman (Corfu, NY)

  • The Commander: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-1)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 2.4 (7 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Kyle Karlen (Minerva, OH)

  • Bad Blood: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-20)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 5.6 (7 appearances).

Larry and Brandon Phillips (Vine Grove, KY)

  • Extremely Insane: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-27.5)...GN win (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 5.3 (6 appearances).
  • Insanity: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-40)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 8.7 (6 appearances).

Marcus Wettleson (Postville, IA)

  • Gunpowder & Lead: Finished 10th in 2017 GN points (-84)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 10.4 (5 appearances)...2013 GN champion.

Adam Spiegelberg (Weyauwega, WI)

  • Detonator Black: 2017 Region III Enderle Pull-Off LSS qualifier.
  • Detonator Red: Limited Light Super Stock in 2017.

2018 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel

The schedule (19 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Napoleon, OH; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2
The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 8/7/18):

Jody and Colin Ross (Waynesburg, PA)

  • Triple Bypass: 2017 Grand National Champion (441 points)...6 GN wins (Benson x 2, Tomah x 2, Napoleon, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 2.7 (15 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2016 GN champion.

Travis Schlabach (Marengo, IA)

  • Bone Twister: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-15)...3 GN wins (Hutchinson S1, Rockwell S2, Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 2.8 (14 appearances).

Steve Burge (Lynn, IN)

  • Lock-N-Load: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-41)...GN win (Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 6.5 (14 appearances).

Kent Payne (Veedersburg, IN)

  • Super Rooster: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-46)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.7 (15 appearances).

John Raymond (Caledonia, NY)

  • Smoke-n-Mirrors: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-71)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 8.4 (14 appearances).

Bill, Joe, and Jon Degenhardt (Norwalk, WI) and Esdon Lehn (Dayton, MN)

  • Diggin' Fever: Finished 8th in 2017 GN points (-164)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 5.7 (10 appearances).
  • Red Line Fever: Finished 9th in 2017 GN points (-190)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 8.3 (9 appearances)...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.

Mike Beck (Napoleon, OH)

  • High Tech Red Neck: Finished 12th in 2017 GN points.

Darren and Drew Olden (Keedysville, MD)

  • Kryptonite: Did not appear in 2017...finished 5th in 2013 Region IV HSS points.

Jim Rand (Rohrersville, MD)

  • White Fawn: Did not appear in 2017...finished 11th in 2013 Region IV HSS points.

2018 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open

The schedule (9 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Monroe, MI; Salem, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wellington, OH
The competitors (3 vehicles, as of 6/4/18):

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

  • GALOT II: 2017 Grand National Champion (301 points)...3 GN wins (Benson S1, Bowling Green S2, Greenville S1)...average GN finish: 2.7 (10 appearances)...2016 GN champion.
  • Get a Load of That: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-13)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 4.2 (10 appearances).

Sid Broughton (South Haven, MI)

  • Desperado: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-83)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 6.3 (8 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Super Farm

The schedule (13 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Ionia, MI x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2; Wellington, OH; Sandwich, IL x 2
The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 7/12/18):

Brad Hart (Clayton, MI)

  • Don't Ask: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (lost tiebreaker on wins, 3-2)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 6.5 (17 appearances).

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

  • Absolutely Nuts: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-9)...GN win (Tomah S5)...average GN finish: 6.8 (17 appearances).
  • Assorted Nuts: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-47)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 10.9 (17 appearances).    

Dave Whelan (Tipton, MI)

  • My Last Excuse: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-22)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 7.5 (17 appearances).

Tony Sietsema (Allendale, MI)

  • Wolverine Deere: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-43)...GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 10.8 (17 appearances).

Chris Weidinger (Attica, OH)

  • Black Power: Finished 11th in 2017 GN points (-76)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.5 (17 appearances).

Russ Freeze (Manchester, TN)

  • Deere Traxx: Finished 12th in 2017 GN points (-77)...GN win (Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 13.4 (17 appearances).

Jon Silsby (Vicksburg, MI)

  • Crop Doctor: Finished 13th in 2017 GN points (-81)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 12.9 (17 appearances).

Stan Warda (Berrien Springs, MI)

  • Hammerin' Hank: 2017 Region II Champion.

2018 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock

The schedule (18 hooks, as of 3/19/18): 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; Wellington, OH; Canton, OH; Sandwich, IL x 2
The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/19/18):

Charles Pelletier (St. Armand, QC)

  • CP Dream II: 2017 Grand National champion (566 points)...2 GN wins (Mt. Sterling, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 4.7 (20 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Mark Lawyer (New Castle, IN)

  • Rapped Up!: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-17)...GN win (Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 5.5 (20 appearances)

Mike Conny (Beloit, OH)

  • MAC Nasty: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-18)...7 GN wins (Benson S2, Hutchinson S1, Tomah x 2, Brandenburg S2, Hudsonville S2, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 5.7 (20 appearances)...2016 GN champion.

Robby Lemke (Helenville, WI)

  • New Generation Plus: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-21)...2 GN wins (Brandenburg S1, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 5.8 (20 appearances)...2015, 2007 GN champion.

Danny and Kevin Schmucker (Louisville, OH)

  • Rampage: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-38)...GN win (Salem)...average GN finish: 7.1 (20 appearances)...2014, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Git-Er-Dun Deere: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-49)...3 GN wins (Chapel Hill x 2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 7.5 (20 appearances)...2010, 2008 GN champion.

Tim and Chris Cain (New Palestine, IN)

  • The Red Gambler: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-54)...GN win (Sandusky)...average GN finish: 9.0 (20 appearances)...2009 GN champion.
  • Aces Wild: Finished 9th in 2017 GN points (-105)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 10.9 (19 appearances).

Cody Shay (Shannon City, IA)

  • Red Edge Pro: Finished 8th in 2017 GN points (-93)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 11.5 (20 appearances).

Tim Ammons (Hagerstown, MD)

  • Ultimate Harvester: Finished 10th in 2017 GN points (-216)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 14.7 (17 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive

The schedule (14 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Ionia, MI x 2; Brandenburg, KY x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Waverly, IA; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH; Canfield, OH
The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/19/18):

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

  • Buckeye Hauler: 2017 Grand National Champion (331 points)...GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 6.7 (12 appearances)...2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 GN champion...[J.Petro: 2009 GN champion].
  • Kathy's Komplaint: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 7.5 (12 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2001, 1995 GN champion...NTPA Hooker of the Year.
  • Runnin' Block: Finished 11th in 2017 GN points (-82)...best GN finish: 8th...average GN finish: 17.6 (12 appearances).

Craig and Ashley Corzine (Assumption, IL)

  • Burn Notice: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-8)...GN win (Benson S1)...average GN finish: 7.3 (12 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off [A.Corzine].
  • Second Degree: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-39)...2 GN wins (Ionia S2, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 12.9 (12 appearances).

Bryan McDonald (Kennedyville, MD)

  • Suffering Sanity: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-25)...2 GN wins (Tomah S4, Ionia S1)...average GN finish: 9.2 (12 appearances).

Renee and Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, IN)

  • Pretty Wicked: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-31)...GN wins (Brandenburg)...average GN finish: 9.5 (12 appearances).
  • Wicked: Finished 10th in 2017 GN points (-81)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 16.8 (12 appearances).

Russ Nichols (Lore City, OH)

  • On the Edge: Finished 8th in 2017 GN points (-52)...GN win (Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 12.1 (12 appearances).

LeAnn Tormoehlen-May (Vallonia, IN)

  • Thriller: Finished 9th in 2017 GN points (-59)...GN win (Wapakoneta)...average GN finish: 13.6 (12 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive

The schedule (16 hooks, as of 3/19/18): 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; Wauseon, OH
The competitors (10 vehicles, as of 3/19/18):

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Punisher: 2017 Grand National Champion (456 points)...2 GN wins (Tomah S2, Langford S1)...average GN finish: 6.8 (17 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.
  • Young Gun: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-18)...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S1, Monroe)...average GN finish: 7.7 (17 appearances).

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-14)...4 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Langford S2, Norwalk S2, Hudsonville S1)...average GN finish: 8.2 (17 appearances)...2016, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Donald LaBonte (Stanstead, QC)

  • The Rock: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-20)...GN win (Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 7.9 (17 appearances).

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

  • Simply Red: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-22)...2 GN wins (Norwalk S1, Hudsonville S2)...average GN finish: 8.9 (17 appearances)...2010 GN champion.
  • Foster Child: Finished 9th in 2017 GN points (-50)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 10.8 (17 appearances).

Ted Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Rock: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-24)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 9.9 (17 appearances).

Larry and Lisa Peterson (Baldwin, WI)

  • Profab Geared Up: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-29)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 9.1 (17 appearances).
  • Profab: Finished 8th in 2017 GN points (-33)...GN win (Benson S2)...average GN finish: 9.5 (17 appearances).

Tyler Cobb (Baxley, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 10th in 2017 GN points (-67)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 11.3 (17 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Diesel 4x4

The schedule (15 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Salem, IL; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2; Sandwich, IL
The competitors (6 vehicles, as of 6/4/18):

Carl Atley (Xenia, OH)

  • Lethal Weapon: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-10)...3 GN wins (Tomah S2, Bowling Green S5, Greenville S2))...average GN finish: 5.1 (9 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Shane Kellogg (Kenton, OH)

  • Trump: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-19)...GN win (Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 5.9 (9 appearances).

Don Bowling (Fostoria, OH)

  • Pulling for the Cure: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-27)...GN win (Fort Recovery S2)...average GN finish: 7.1 (9 appearances).

Justin Gearhart (Kingston, OH)

  • Cream of the Crop: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-36)...GN win (Sandwich S1)...average GN finish: 8.4 (9 appearances).

Brion Withrow (Mechanicsburg, OH)

  • The Nut Job: Finished Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-39)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 9.0 (9 appearances).

Jeffrey Mifek (Princeton, MN)

  • Triple Alpha Process: New vehicle in 2018.

2018 NTPA Grand National Super Semi

The schedule (11 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Ionia, MI x 2;  Morley, MI, Bowling Green, OH x 2
The competitors (8 vehicles, as of 6/18/18):

Dan Prahl (Sunburg, MN)

  • Full Tilt: 2017 Grand National Champion (239 points)...3 GN wins (Rockwell S2, Morley, Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 3.4 (8 appearances).

Dean Holicky (Montgomery, MN)

  • Mother Trucker: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-1)...GN win (Tomah S6)...average GN finish: 3.5 (8 appearances)...2016, 2015, 2014 GN champion.

Brian Elithorpe (Bridport, VT)

  • Nikki's Nightmare: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-2)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 3.8 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

Tom and Pat Eilen (Hampton, MN)

  • Just Passin' Thru in Class: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-5)...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 4.1 (8 appearances).

Sonny Graese (Crivitz, WI)

  • Stacks: Finished 6th in 2016 GN points (-14)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.3 (8 appearances).

Ryan Debroux (New Franken, WI)

  • Playin' with Fire: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-73)...best GN finish: 5th...average GN finish: 7.8 (6 appearances).

Jack Kielmeyer (Nerstrand, MN)

  • Jacked Up: Did not appear in 2017...Finished 5th in 2016 GN points.

Kurt Heyroth (Bangor, WI)

  • Tow Mater.

2018 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini

The schedule (21 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA 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; Wellington, OH; Wauseon, OH
The competitors (9 vehicles, as of 5/22/18):

Joe Eder (North Collins, NY)

  • Polar Air [Bobcat Jr.: 2017 Grand National Champion (531 points)...4 GN wins (Tomah S5, Chapel Hill S1, Langford S1, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 3.3 (18 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup.]

Larry and Adam Koester (Wadesville, IN)

  • Footloose: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-42)...GN win (Fort Recovery S2)...average GN finish: 7.1 (18 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion.
  • Beast of Burden: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.3 (18 appearances)...[A.Koester: 2007 GN champion].
  • Walk the Line: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-72)...GN win (Napoleon, OH)...average GN finish: 8.5 (18 appearances)...2016 GN champion.

Ken Veney (Wadsworth, OH)

  • Funny Lil' Farmall: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-47.5)...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S5, Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 6.3 (18 appearances).

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Iron Toy: Finished 9th in 2017 GN points (-109)...GN win (Hutchinson S1)...average GN finish: 6.9 (18 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.
  • Cowboy Up: Finished 10th in 2017 GN points (-114.5)...4 GN wins (Langford S2, Greenville S1, Wellington, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 6.3 (18 appearances)...2012 GN champion.

Jerry Thompson (Janesville, WI)

  • Hellraiser: Finished 12th in 2017 GN points (-153.5)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 13.6 (16 appearances).

Chase Richardson (Leitchfield, KY)

  • The Vibrator: Finished 13th in 2017 GN points (-205)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 10.0 (12 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited

 The schedule (10 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Tomah, WI x 2; Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Mt. Sterling, IL; Waverly, IA; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Hudsonville, MI x 2
 The competitors (5 vehicles, as of 7/12/18):

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

  • Simon Sez: 2017 Grand National Champion (250 points)...4 GN wins (Tomah S2, Ionia S1, Fort Recovery S2, Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 1.6 (8 appearances)...2016, 2014 GN champion.
  • Simon Sez Show No Mercy: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-11)...3 GN wins (Ionia S2, Fort Recovery S1, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.0 (8 appearances).

Keith Wayson (Harwood, MD)

  • Super Bee: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-17)...1 GN win (Sandusky)...average GN finish: 3.8 (8 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2015 GN champion.

Craig Corzine (Assumption, IL) and the Bollingers (Stonington, IL)

  • Money Pit Screwed Up: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-17)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 3.8 (8 appearances).

Ed (Union, MI) and Ted Boyer (Edwardsburg, MI)

  • Mr. Twist and Shout: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-44)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 5.5 (6 appearances).

2018 NTPA Grand National Modified

The schedule (14 hooks, as of 4/2/18): Ellsworth, WI; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; New Hampton, IA x 2; Monroe, MI; Norwalk, WI x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Sandwich, IL x 2
The competitors (8 vehicles, as of 3/19/18):

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: 2017 Grand National Champion (322 points)...6 GN wins (Ellsworth, Rockwell S1, Monroe, Bowling Green x 2, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 1.7 (11 appearances).

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 2nd in 2017 GN points (-15)...4 GN wins (Tomah x 2, Rockwell S2, Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 3.3 (11 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off...2016, 2012, 2011 GN champion.

Bob Jostock (Lapeer, MI) and Bill Douglas Jr. (Alvinston, ON)

  • Wild Child: Finished 3rd in 2017 GN points (-35)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 5.4 (11 appearances)...2007 GN champion.
  • Spook Gone Wild: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-41)...best GN finish: 4th...average GN finish: 6.0 (11 appearances).

Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, MN)

  • Pack Rat 4: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-36)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 5.4 (11 appearances).

Doug Lively (State Center, IA)

  • Bank Robber: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-43)...GN win (Wapakoneta)...average GN finish: 3.3 (10 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

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

  • North American: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-55)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 7.6 (11 appearances).

Corey Kielmeyer (Faribault, MN)

  • Double Trouble: 2017 Region III Enderle Pull-Off MOD qualifier...1 RN win (Anoka S2)...best GN finish: 3rd.

2018 NTPA Grand National Unlimited

The schedule (19 hooks, as of 3/19/18): Benson, NC x 2; Hutchinson, MN x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Rockwell, IA x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2, Fort Recovery, OH x 2; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Greenville, OH; Wellington, OH; Canfield, OH
The competitors (7 vehicles, as of 5/21/18):

Chuck Knapp (Charles City, IA)

  • Screamin' D: 2017 Grand National Champion (442 points)...8 GN wins (Benson S1, Hutchinson S1, Tomah S6, Chapel Hill S1, Fort Recovery x 2, Mt. Sterling, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 1.6 (14 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...won Enderle Pull-Off...2016, 2015 GN champion.

Wayne Purser (Norman, OK)

  • Uncle Sam: Finished 4th in 2017 GN points (-53)...GN win (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 5.6 (14 appearances).

Ricky Rose (Glencoe, MN)

  • Giddy Up: Finished 5th in 2017 GN points (-57)...GN win (Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.1 (14 appearances).

David Richardson (Leitchfield, KY)

  • For Sale: Finished 6th in 2017 GN points (-63)...best GN finish: 3rd...average GN finish: 6.4 (14 appearances).

Bret Berg (Farmington, MN)

  • Money Maker: Finished 7th in 2017 GN points (-69)...best GN finish: 2nd...average GN finish: 6.9 (14 appearances).

Adam Bauer (Paton, IA)

  • Cross Threaded: Finished 8th in 2017 GN points (-114)...GN win (Greenville S2)...average GN finish: 6.9 (12 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.

Joe Eder (North Collins, NY)

  • Polar Air: New vehicle in 2018. [GEICO: Best 2017 GN finish: 4th.]



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