Worthington, Ohio---From the top of the hillside, you can just about see Indiana. From anywhere on the grounds, you can witness history.
According to an extension signed by the Ambassadors Club and the National Tractor Pullers Association, the Fort Recovery Grand Nationals will remain the fixture on the Association’s schedule it has already been for 46 seasons. The event is set for Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, 2019; July 31-August 1, 2020; and July 30-31, 2021. The latest of these dates will coincide with Ambassador Park’s semicentennial.
“It’s hard to overstate the stability of the position ‘the Fort’ has occupied on the NTPA’s calendar,” stated the Association’s general manager Gregg Randall. “Those twin tracks have seen it all since the early 1970s. Champions and Hall-of-Famers have had to prove themselves on Fort Recovery dirt.”
This season’s event will include Grand National classes of Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Super Stock Diesel Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Mini and Unlimited Modifieds. Additionally, Region II classes of Light Pro Stocks (Western subregion) and Four Wheel Drives will compete for a raised Pro National purse.
“The Ambassadors always bring in a nice variety of divisions, something to entertain every pulling fan,” Randall concluded. As in recent seasons, the event will be live-streamed around the world at WatchNTPA.com.
The Ambassadors Club, a non-profit organization of volunteers, was formed with the mission statement, “People of Fort Recovery Area Striving for a Better Tomorrow.” Since the park’s construction in 1971, the club has maintained the grounds and adjacent train depot. That effort has been assisted by funds raised at the pull, which began in 1973.
For additional details, including ticket and camping information, visit FortPull.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.
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