2019 NTPA Grand National Precommitment Program Competitors: Four Wheel Drive

FWD 2019 PCPrecommitment at a Glance:

For 2019, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions. After the initial offering to 2018's top-10 GN point finishers, remaining 2018 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.

To see other divisions previously released check out the 2019 Precommitment section here.

2019 Grand National Four Wheel Drive

The schedule (14 hooks as of 4/1/2019): Benson, NC x 2; North Dinwiddie, VA x 2; Tomah, WI x 2; Chapel Hill, TN x 2; Monroe, MI; Langford, NY x 2; Bowling Green, OH x 2; Wauseon, OH.

The competitors (10 vehicles as of 5/24/2019):

Ben Ellis (Champlain, VA)

  • Benjammin: 2018 GN champion (413 points)...3 GN wins (Hutchinson S1, Langford S2, Wauseon)...9 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 5.3 (15 appearances)...won Enderle Pull-Off.

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

  • Foster Child: Finished 2nd in 2018 GN points (-2)...3 GN wins (Hutchinson S2, Tomah S4, Monroe)...9 T5s, 13 T10s...average GN finish: 5.9 (15 appearances).
  • Simply Red: Finished 9th in 2018 GN points (-60)...2 GN wins (Noralk S2, Bowling Green S4)...3 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 10.9 (15 appearances)...2010 GN champion.

Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, OH)

  • 4 Play: Finished 3rd in 2018 GN points (-18)...2 GN wins (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S2)...6 T5s, 11 T10s...average GN finish: 7.3 (15 appearances)...won Shell Rotella Cup...2016, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990 GN champion...1989 GN 6,200-lb. FWD, 5,800-lb. FWD champion.

Tyler Cobb (Bartow, GA)

  • Bandit: Finished 5th in 2018 GN points (-39)...GN win at Benson S1...5 T5s, 9 T10s...average GN finish: 9.2 (15 appearances).

Ted Skelton (Harvard, IL)

  • The Rock: Finished 6th in 2018 GN points (-43)...best GN finish: 3rd (Benson S2, Chapel Hill S1)...5 T5s, 9 T10s...average GN finish: 9.3 (15 appearances).
  • The Bone: Finished 10th in 2018 GN points (-86)...best GN finish: 3rd ([Ti. Skelton] Tomah S4)...2 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 14.2 (15 appearances)...won 2019 Cloverdale.

Danny Johnson (Baxley, GA)

  • Talk to Me: Finished 7th in 2018 GN points (-50)...2 GN wins (Langford S1, Norwalk S1) (won BG ring)...5 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 11.2 (15 appearances)

Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, VA)

  • Young Gun: Finished 12th in 2018 GN points...GN win (Bowling Green S1)...4 T5s, 8 T10s...average GN finish: 7.8 (9 appearances).
  • Punisher: Finished 13th in 2018 GN points...best GN finish: 2nd (Hutchinson S2, Bowling Green S1)...2 T5s, 5 T10s...average GN finish: 9.8 (9 appearances)...2017 GN champion.

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