The NTPA/WPI Story
The National Tractor Pullers Association was established in 1969 by representatives from eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania). These representatives met to establish uniform rules and give the sport structure. From these meetings, the NTPA was started. The year 2019 marks 50 years in the business as the premier sanctioning body of truck and tractor pulling.
The NTPA sets the standard in the pulling industry for safety and competition rules. Respected by most domestic and foreign pulling associations, the NTPA Rulebook is followed across the world for bettering themselves to what has already been experienced by the NTPA.
World Pulling International, Inc. has managed the National Tractor Pullers Association for more than 30 years. WPI is a stockholder's company that not only handles the business affairs of the NTPA, but also includes a marketing department and a publications division.
A staff of 15 dedicated professionals work in the Worthington, Ohio headquarters or from a satellite office. The other ingredient in making an event successful includes hundreds of workers and trained volunteers essential in producing an NTPA sanctioned event.
Even though both boards have unique aspects to their function to the business of professional truck and tractor pulling, they work together. Lives have been saved over the years, thanks to the tireless efforts of many persons who have served on the NTPA and WPI boards, bettering the sport as a whole. 1999 saw the SFI Roll Cage become NTPA law, and at least one life was saved as a result of a much needed, yet highly criticized mandate. Today, other pulling organizations and promoters are adapting to this standard. Such is the life of a leader.
About the 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 2023 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Hot Shot's Secret, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, Riverside Engine Inc., Stainless Diesel, and Summit Racing Inc.
Watch "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. The 19th season of “NTPA CP” debuts on Tuesday, August 29.
Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $349 Yearly Pass and get live and on-demand access to all streamed summertime NTPA events plus current and past episodes of "NTPA Championship Pulling" included! Purchase each stream or the package in your browser at NTPA.tv and watch there or via the NTPA.tv app on popular smart tv platforms including Roku, AppleTV, and AndroidTV and on both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
Wear it loud! The ShopNTPA.com store has pulling apparel in fresh, new designs for fans of all ages and sizes. Hats, event shirts, hoodies, pins, and patches all sport the iconic NTPA shield that represents excellence in premier-level pulling. Event, TV series, and special DVDs let you watch pulling action on your schedule. See it all at ShopNTPA.com.
For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.