Bauer, Blackbourn, Mangan, Sullivan Crowned over Wauseon-Canton Championship Weekend

Four more Grand National divisions saw their 2023 campaigns come to thrilling conclusions over the weekend at the M.E. Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown at the Fulton County Fair in Wauseon, Ohio and at the Charlie Swartz Memorial Pull at the Stark County Fair in Canton, Ohio.

In Wauseon on Friday, Adam Bauer clinched his 13th title across four Modified divisions by establishing a 17-point final margin aboard “Iron Toy” in Modified Minis. Bauer is the first to have defended a 2022 championship. Later that evening, Mark Mangan and “The Outlaw” down a 253′ test pass and backed it up with a winning pull-off run to break an incoming tie with Jake Zaring’s “Rule #19” in Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks. With the class victory, Mangan sealed his first GN title.

In Canton on Saturday, Donnie Sullivan sewed up his first NTPA Two-Wheel-Drive Truck crown since 2007 with “Big Stick.” Sullivan’s final margin was 18 points after a third and a seventh across the two nights of the newly minted GN event. And Terry Blackbourn made repairs to “Considered Armed & Dangerous” Light Super Stock after it suffered turbocharger damage in Session One to hold off Adam Spiegelberg’s “Detonator Black.” Blackbourn earned his first NTPA lightweight title after four such accomplishments in Super Stock Open.

The final five GN divisions—Super Stock Diesel, Super Farm, Pro Stock, Super Stock Diesel 4×4, and Modified—will settle their affairs at the DeKalb County Fair Grand Nationals in Sandwich, Illinois on Thursday and Saturday, September 7 and 9.

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