Worthington, Ohio---Gold standard. Golden anniversary.
On Friday, July 12, the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio will host the Madison County Fair Pull as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling. The Regional National event will be conducted in one session to begin at 7 p.m.
In NTPA Championship Pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller who achieves the greatest distance is victorious. At events across the United States, elite competitors campaign their specialized machines---which resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters---for chances at purse money and precious points toward end-of-season championships.
In 2019, the Association is proud to complete its first half century as the world's original and number-one sanctioning organization for premier-level truck and tractor pulling contests. Fierce, fair pulling competition and a family-friendly, patriotic atmosphere are hallmarks of NTPA Championship Pulling. If you haven't experienced the rumbles, roars, and rivalries of the heaviest sport on wheels, why not give it a try in London?
The Madison County Fair Pull will feature Regional National Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Multi-Engine Modifieds. All divisions will compete for titles in NTPA's Region II, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio (LT PS, TWD, and PSD 4x4: II-East; MOD: II-Southeast), and berths in the 33rd Enderle Memorial Pull-Off on Saturday, September 14 in Urbana, Ohio.
2018 champions expected in London are Kendall Houk of Lynchburg, Ohio ("Nothing Special" LT PS), Brent and Kristie Secrest of Celina, OHio ("Nuthin' EZ 'Bout It" TWD), Rob Wright of McArthur, Ohio ("All Attitude" PSD 4x4 3.0), and Ryan Writsel of Orient, Ohio ("Lucky Stryke" MOD).
Last year's winners at the Madison County Fair Pull included Mike Palmer of Greenville, Ohio ("Red Avenger" LT PS), Jacob Shephard of Brown City, Michigan ("Alcohol Addiction Retapped" TWD), and Eric Widman of Republic, Ohio ("Big Red" PSD 4x4 3.0).
For more information about the Madison County Fair Pull, visit the fair's website, www.MadisonCountyFairOH.com. The Association's Schedule page at www.NTPAPULL.com has links to event details, maps, and local weather reports for the Madison County Fair Pull and over 80 other events that constitute its historic 50th season.
About 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 2020 NTPA Championship Pulling Circuit is sponsored in part by Case IH, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Angry Farmer Products, Hot Shot's Secret, Enderle Fuel Injection, MAC Trailer, Ag Protect 1, Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants, Columbus Diesel Supply, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine Inc.
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