WPI Board of Directors

Roger Wysong - President

WysongRoger Wysong is the owner of AP Productions (www.approduction.net), the studio from which NTPA Championship Pulling on RFD-TV originates. But longtime fans remember Roger's name from his days aboard the "Sting" modified mini, and competitors know him best as the man behind Midwest Wheel, his aluminum fab shop in Lewisburg, Ohio.

Roger and sons Rusty and Ryan got their start in the a/v business from their work producing services and programs for their church. Today, Roger and his dedicated crew film some of the NTPA's top events for inclusion in 26 episodes per TV season.

Rick Austin - Vice President

rick austinRick serves as Vice President of the WPI Board of Directors. He and his wife Connie have three children and farm 4000 acres in Southern Wisconsin with their son Dan. Rick competes in the NTPA TWD truck class with his Colorado body style "Dirt Flirt."

In the past 40 years, Rick has competed at the NTPA State, Regional and Grand National levels. He has promoted pulls and has served as Wisconsin State President and on the NTPA Full Board of Directors. Over that period of time, Rich has seen many promoters and sanctioning bodies come and go in the sport of truck and tractor pulling. NTPA has remained a constant leader and as a WPI Board of Director, Rick is comitted to assuring this organization's continued success.

George Everett - Treasurer

georgeeveretteGeorge started pulling at age 14. He was an NTPA Full Board member in 1980, became an NTPA Executive Board member in 1982 and served on both boards for a year before being elected as treasurer of WPI, the position he currently holds. George was on the first Super Stock Divisional Committee and he and Tim Engler helped to set up the SFI safety program that NTPA uses today. George and his wife reside in Monrovia, Ind. and have three sons and nine grandchildren.

Robert Menn - Secretary

Menn RobertRobert Menn was first appointed to the Executive Board in 2018 and elected to a three-year term in 2019. Robert is the proprietor of Menn's Firestone, a landmark tire business in Carthage, Illinois that was started by his father and mother, T.L. and Jo, in 1947. His involvement in the motorsport runs deep, as he has served as a tech official with NTPA and the Illinois Tractor Pullers Association for decades. Having been called upon annually to flag at the finish line for major NTPA events including the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals and the National Tractor Pulling Championships, Robert was named the NTPA's first-ever Official of the Year in 2005. He and his wife Jane live in Plymouth and have two sons, T.J. (Jen) and Kaleb (Misty).

Robert Menn was first appointed to the Executive Board in 2018 and elected to a three-year term in 2019. Robert is the proprietor of Menn's Firestone, a landmark tire business in Carthage, Illinois that was started by his father and mother, T.L. and Jo, in 1947. His involvement in the motorsport runs deep, as he has served as a tech official with NTPA and the Illinois Tractor Pullers Association for decades. Having been called upon annually to flag at the finish line for major NTPA events including the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals and the National Tractor Pulling Championships, Robert was named the NTPA's first-ever Official of the Year in 2005. He and his wife Jane live in Plymouth and have two sons, T.J. (Jen) and Kaleb (Misty).

Carl Harlan - Director

Harlan CarlCarl Harlan was elected to a three-year term beginning in 2019. He and his wife Cindy reside in Waynetown, Indiana, co-own the C-Bar-C Expo Center in Cloverdale, and co-promote the NTPA Winter Nationals invitational held there each January since 2015. In addition to their involvement with several horse riding, barrel racing, and show organizations, they raise corn and soybeans on several hundred acres of farmland. A graduate of Purdue University and a student organizer for two years of the NTPA-sanctioned Boilermaker Pull in West Lafayette, Carl fell in love with tractor pulling as a five-year-old and remembers going to his first Indy Super Pull at age 12. The Harlans have a son Mikel and a daughter Ashley.

Contact Info

ADDRESS:
National Tractor Pullers Association
6155-B Huntley Road,
Columbus, OH 43229


PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964