Chuck Knapp (Charles City, Iowa)
2017 NTPA Grand National Unlimited Champion
Worthington, Ohio---At least one win at every multi-hook venue and a Fort Recovery sweep. No finishes lower than third. And a 29-point final margin. After this season, the "D" in "Screamin' D" doesn't just denote "Dee," it defines "domination"---and possibly "dynasty," as Chuck Knapp became the first Unlimited competitor since Bill Voreis ("American Thunder," 2005-2010) to win three straight titles. Criswell/Benedict Team tractors "Blown Centless" and "Non-Cents All Screwed Up" (-42) fought valiantly and scored a win apiece, as did both Wayne Purser's "Uncle Sam" (-53) and Ricky Rose's "Giddy Up" (-57). But unlike the nailbiter 2015 title clinched on the final hook in Canfield or the 2016 comeback from a midseason double-digit deficit, Chuck and son/crew chief Kyloe led this race from pole to pole..