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The Lions Super Pull of the South, a midsummer spectacle renowned for warm hospitality and fiery competition, will continue its preeminence as a Super National event according to an agreement signed by the Chapel Hill Lions Club and the Association.
Located in central Tennessee about an hour south of Nashville, Lions Motorsports Park will host two five-class sessions on July 19-20, 2019, July 24-25, 2020, and July 23-24, 2021. The Super Pull of the South is presented by Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Lyons Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Lewisburg, Tennessee.
“When you say ‘Chapel Hill’ to a competitor, some words immediately spring to their mind,” began Gregg Randall, NTPA General Manager. “First, it’s always a tough track. Second, it’s always a great crowd and an amazing atmosphere. Third, it’s how the Lions Club can’t do enough for them to make them happy and comfortable. It’s like an oasis in the middle of a long season, a chance to relax.
“But at the same time,” Randall continued, “it’s a place that can define a season.”
Participating in the next five Super Pulls will be Super Stock Diesels, Pro Stocks, Four Wheel Drives, Minis, and Unlimiteds. The single track running alongside U.S. 31A is a staple on the “NTPA Championship Pulling” RFD-TV series schedule, and the event is also broadcast live at WatchNTPA.com.
The Super Pull has been named the NTPA’s “Pull of the Year” eight times since 1988, and proceeds benefit community and Lions Club programs. The Motorsports Park is part of a facility which hosts a fieldhouse and playing fields that are used by area athletic teams throughout the year. See more at LionsSuperPull.com.
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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