August 3-5: Rockwell, IA’s North Iowa Nationals

Columbus, Ohio—Welcome, competitors and fans, to the 53rd championship season of the National Tractor Pullers Association!

The North Iowa Nationals presented by Graham Tire, on Thursday through Saturday, August 3-5, is the collaborative effort of the NTPA and the Rockwell Lions Club of Rockwell, Iowa. Conducted at the Chamber Acres in Rockwell, the five-session Grand National event will star all 13 Grand National divisions and one Regional National division on twin tracks. Beginning Thursday evening, sessions begin at noon and 6 p.m. Event information can be found at, tickets and campsites may be purchased there or at, and each of its 28 classes will be live-streamed to the world at

NTPA Championship Pulling brings together skilled competitors, dynamic machines, and ardent fans for outrageous displays of horsepower at fairgrounds and festivals across the United States. Specialized tractors, trucks, and dragsters tow a heavy metal sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled’s resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the one that pulls the sled the farthest is the winner. Pullers spend long nights traveling, wrenching, and tuning to put on the best show and take their best shot at prize money and season championships.

The North Iowa Nationals event is additionally sponsored by Hefty Seed Company, Angry Farmer Products, Van Wall Equipment, BASF, Syngenta, Ziegler CAT, Stellar Truck and Trailer, Window World, Mason City All Risk Insurance, Steffes, Absolute Waste Removal, and Indigo Wind Energy.

The North Iowa Nationals is part of the NTPA’s Grand National series presented by Case IH. Rockwell participants will come from one of 13 GN divisions—Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Super Stock Open, Super Farm, and Pro Stock Tractors; Two-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4×4, and Super Semi Trucks; and Mini, Light, Multi-Engine, and Unlimited Modifieds—or from the Regional National 4.1 Limited Pro Stock Tractor division. All will compete for championships (Limited Pro Stock: Region III) and berths in the 36th Enderle Memorial Pull-Off on Saturday, September 16 in Urbana, Ohio.

The North Iowa Nationals is also among the events in the Hot Shot’s Secret Challenge Series for all participating divisions. Competitors in these divisions will vie for their shares of $3,000 to be distributed to top-five Triple Crown GN point earners at season’s end.

Classes competing during each session in Rockwell are as follows (all times Central): Session One (Thursday, 6 p.m.): Super Stock Open, Two Wheel Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4×4, Mini, Light Modified, and Modified. Session Two (Friday, noon): Super Stock Open, 4.1 Pro Stock, Four Wheel Drive, and Modified. Session Three (Friday, 6 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Super Farm, Pro Stock, Semi, and Unlimited. Session Four (Saturday, noon): Super Farm, Two Wheel Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4×4, Mini, and Light Modified. Session Five (Saturday, 7 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Pro Stock, 4.1 Pro Stock, Four Wheel Drive, Semi, and Unlimited.

Don’t miss the Kiddie Tractor Pull for ages 4 to 11 at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with trophies presented by Scott Seed.

Fans in Rockwell will see all the action on the massive NTPA Mobile Videoboard. The event will also be streamed live to the world at with on-screen graphics and announcer commentary and be broadcast as part of Season 19 of “NTPA Championship Pulling” on RFD-TV, which will debut in August.

Complete event details may be found at To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit

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 The 19th season of “NTPA CP” debuts on Tuesday, August 29.

Visit 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 and watch there or via the app on popular smart tv platforms including Roku, AppleTV, and AndroidTV and on both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

Wear it loud! The 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

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