WTPA Tech Official Dennis Weyer Has Passed

The WPI/NTPA family is saddened to learn of the passing on Thursday, June 30 of Dennis Weyer, 53, of Loyal, Wisconsin. Mr. Weyer was a tech official for the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association and the vice president of the Badger State Dirt Flingers, a Modified Mini and garden tractor pulling club.

Our friends at the WTPA have posted a remembrance of Mr. Weyer. We join them in mourning their loss and offer our comfort and solace to Mr. Weyer's family and friends.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Four Wheel Drive

FWD 2022 

Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Carmen and Rob Foster (Fairgrove, Michigan) / Foster Child (Chevrolet)1
    C.Foster: 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive Champion
    309 points...2 GN wins (Chapel Hill S2, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.7 (11 appearances)...R.Foster: 2010 GN champion.
  • Jake Zaring (Fillmore, Indiana) / Fatheadz Eyewear (Dodge)
    2nd Place (-6), 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    303 points...GN win (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 8.6 (11 appearances).
  • Ben Ellis Jr. (Champlain, Virginia) / Benjammin (Chevrolet)*
    4th Place (-10), 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    299 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Brandenburg S2, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 8.5 (11 appearances)...won 2021 Enderle Pull-Off...2018 GN champion
  • Jake Zaring (Fillmore, Indiana) / Rule #19 (Dodge)
    5th Place (-10), 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    299 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 8.8 (11 appearances).
  • Jim and Paul Holman (Wauseon, Ohio) / 4 Play (Chevrolet)*
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    295 points...GN win (Dodge City S1)...average GN finish: 9.0 (11 appearances)...2016, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000. 1998, 1994, 1991, 1990, 1989 GN champions.
  • Tyler Cobb (Bartow, Georgia) / Bandit (Ford)
    7th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    293 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Dodge City S1)...average GN finish: 9.2 (11 appearances).
  • Barry Cobb (Bartow, Georgia) / Hitman (Chevrolet)
    8th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    286 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Dodge City S2)...average GN finish: 10.2 (11 appearances).
  • Tyler Corsa (Douglas, Georgia) / Patriot (Ford)
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    248 points...best GN finish: 5th (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 16.2 (11 appearances).
  • Mark Mangan (Goodhue, Minnesota) / The Outlaw (Chevrolet)
    12th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    226 points...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 12.9 (9 appearances).
  • Lisa Peterson (Baldwin, Wisconsin) / Profab (Chevrolet)
    13th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    202 points...best GN finish: 4th (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 13.4 (9 appearances).
  • Larry Peterson (Baldwin, Wisconsin) / Profab Geared Up (Chevrolet)
    14th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    190 points...best GN finish: 1st (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 14.8 (9 appearances).
  • Mike Omps (Winchester, Virginia) / Green Machine (Ford)
    15th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    181 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 13.8 (8 appearances).
  • Graham Young (Versailles, Kentucky) / Renegade (Dodge)
    17th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    65 points...best GN finish: 12th (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 22.5 (4 appearances).
  • Peyton Davis (Tappahannock, Virginia) / The Punisher (Chevrolet)
    18th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    56 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 3.5 (2 appearances)...2019, 2017 GN champion.
  • John T. Davis (Tappahannock, Virginia) / Young Gun (Chevrolet)
    19th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    51 points...GN win (Bowling Green S2)...average GN finish: 6.0 (2 appearances).
  • Bunky Davis (Tappahannock, Virginia) / Seldom Seen (Chevrolet)
    20th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    36 points...best GN finish: 15th (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 18.0 (2 appearances).
  • Jimmy Moritz (Hummelstown, Pennsylvania) / Unleashed (Ford)
    21st Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Four Wheel Drive
    30 points...best GN finish: 30th (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 32.5 (2 appearances).
  • Mick Broughton (Armada, Michigan) / Shock Treatment (Dodge)
    2021 Region II Champion<br/ >281 points...3 RN wins (Hartford, Morley, Findlay)...average RN finish: 4.0 (10 appearances).
  • Justin Grace (Versailles, Kentucky) / Just-N-Time (Chevrolet)
    Best GN finish: 32nd (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 33 (2 appearances)...best RN finish: 2nd (Raleigh x 2).
  • Taylor Corsa (Douglas, Georgia) / Taylor Made (Ford)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Jody Daigle (Bangor, Maine) / Maniac (Ford)
    No 2021 appearances.
  • Danny Johnson (Baxley, Georgia) / Desperado (Chevrolet)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Wesley Keys (Rixeyville, Virginia) / Black Ice: The Final Chapter (Chevrolet)
    Best GN finish: 31st (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 31 (1 appearance).
  • Darrell Varner (Midway, Kentucky) / Straydog (Ford)
    Best GN finish: 11th (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 13.0 (2 appearances)...2 RN wins (Hamilton, Napoleon)...average RN finish: 3.0 (3 appearances).
  • Gary Varner (Midway, Kentucky) / Fast Break (Ford)
    GN win (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 6.5 (2 appearances)...RN win (Hoopeston S2)...average RN finish: 4.7 (3 appearances).
  • Ike Zaring (Fillmore, Indiana) / Bucket List (Dodge)
    2nd Place (-5), 2021 NTPA Region II Four Wheel Drive
    276 points...RN win (Wauseon MVP)...average RN finish: 4.5 (10 appearances)...best GN finish: 6th (Brandenburg S1)...average GN finish: 13.8 (4 appearances).

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/29/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

Overnight Radio Report, June 27: Tomah Wrap-Up, Dodge City Preview

OvernightDriveTomah, Wisconsin Wrap-Up; Dodge City, Kansas Preview (2022-06-27) Report

Surrounding select events throughout the season, the NTPA will file audio reports that can be heard on The Steve Sommers' Overnight Drive, a live-streamed, trucking-themed call-in show originating from the Hot Shot's Secret Studios near Cincinnati, Ohio and broadcasting Monday through Friday from midnight to 5 a.m. Eastern. The Overnight Drive is the successor to the terrestrial and satellite radio program begun by Steve's father Dale "The Trucking Bozo" Sommers in 1984.

NTPA fans and competitors are invited to listen at OvernightDriveRadio.com or via the OvernightDriveRadio apps available at the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

The current Overnight Radio Report features the weekend champions from the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin and a look ahead to the Wild West Grand Nationals in Dodge City, Kansas. Click here to listen.

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July 8: Eagle Grove, IA's Wright County Nationals

CEagleGroveIAolumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Wright County Nationals on Friday, July 8 at the Wright County Fairgrounds in Eagle Grove, Iowa. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Light Super Stock and Heavy Super Stock Tractors and Four-Wheel-Drive and Super Stock Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks beginning at 7 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Eagle Grove!

Competitors in each of the above national divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region III, which encompasses events in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Also on the line for the Heavy Supers and Four Wheel Drives are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.
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For more information about the Wright County Nationals, visit the fair's website: WrightCoFair.com. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

July 8: Lancaster, WI's Full Throttle Shootout

LancasterWIColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Full Throttle Shootout on Friday, July 8 at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Wisconsin. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Super Farm, Light Pro Stock, and Limited Pro Stock Tractors plus several Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association-sanctioned classes beginning at 7 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Lancaster!

Competitors in each of the above national divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region III (Limited Pro Stock: Region III-East), which encompasses events in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Also on the line are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

The Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association, an NTPA Member State Organization, will additionally present classes of Light Limited Super Stock Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive and Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 2.6 Trucks plus an exhibition class of Pro Farm Tractors.

For more information about the Full Throttle Shootout, visit the event's Facebook page: Full-Throttle-Events. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

July 8-9: Arcola, IN's National Pull

ArcolaINColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Arcola National Truck and Tractor Pull on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9 at Branning Park in Arcola, Indiana. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Light Pro Stock Tractors, Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Mini and multi-engine Modifieds on both nights beginning at 7 p.m. Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks will also compete on Friday, with Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks appearing on Saturday.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Arcola!

Competitors in all divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region II (Light Pro Stock: Region II-West; Two Wheel Drive and Modified: Region II-Northwest; 3.0 Truck: Region II-North; Mini: Region II-Southeast), which encompasses events in Michigan, New York, Indiana, and Ohio. Also on the line for these classes are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

For more information about the Arcola National Pull, visit the event's website, www.arcolapull.org, or its Facebook page. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

July 8-9: Dodge City, KS's Wild West Grand Nationals

Dodge City KSColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Wild West NTPA Grand Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas. Both sessions of this Grand National event will feature Light Super Stock and Super Stock Diesel Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks, and Mini and multi-engine Modifieds beginning at 7 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We welcome kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Dodge City!

In addition to its inclusion in the 2022 Grand National Pulling Circuit presented by Case IH Agriculture, the Wild West NTPA Grand Nationals is among the events in the $36,000 Triple Crown Challenge Series for all six of its divisions. Competitors in each will vie for their shares of $3,000 to be distributed to top-five Triple Crown GN point earners at season's end. Moreover, all GN-registered pullers will be battling for berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

Fans at the Wild West NTPA Grand Nationals will enjoy live video, instant replays, and scoring graphics via the NTPA's mobile Videoboard.

For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, visit the facility's website, www.DodgeCityRacewayPark.com., or its Facebook page To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

July 7: Marion, OH's County Fair Pull

MarionOHColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Marion County Fair Pull on Thursday, July 7 at the fairgrounds in Marion, Ohio. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Light Pro Stock Tractors, Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 3.0 Trucks, and multi-engine Modifieds beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Marion!

Competitors in each of the above divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region II (Light Pro Stock: Region II-East; 3.0 Truck: Region II-South; Modified: Region II-Southeast), which encompasses events in Michigan, New York, Indiana, and Ohio. Also on the line are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

For more information about the Marion County Fair Pull, visit the facility's website, www.MarionCountyFairVeteransMemmorialColiseum.com, or its Facebook page. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

July 2: Dorr, MI's Summer Sizzler

DorrMIColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Dorr Summer Sizzler on Saturday, July 2 at Foxfire Pullers Track in Dorr, Michigan. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Light Limited Super Stock and Super Farm Tractors, Stainless Diesel Pro Stock Diesel 4x4 3.0 Trucks, and Modified Mini Tractors beginning at 7 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Dorr!

Competitors in each of the above divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region II (PSD 4x4 3.0: Region II-North, Mini: Region II-Northwest), which encompasses events in Michigan, New York, Indiana, and Ohio. Also on the line are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

For more information about the Dorr Summer Sizzler, visit the event's Facebook page. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

July 1-2: Croton, OH's Angry Farmer Pullers Nationals

CrotonOHColumbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!

The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the Angry Farmer Pullers NPA Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 1-2 at the Hartord Fairgrounds in Croton, Ohio. This Regional National event will feature national classes of Light Pro Stock Tractors, Two-Wheel-Drive and Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Trucks, and multi-engine Modifieds both nights beginning at 7 p.m.

Truck and tractor pulling is a contest in which a highly specialized competition vehicle drags a weighted sled whose resistance increases as it travels. Among a group of competitors driving similar machines, the winner is the one whose tractor, truck, or modified moves the sled the greatest distance along a straight course. Founded in 1969 to establish nationwide competition and safety rules for pulling, the NTPA and its member organizations present around 150 events each year and award champions of state, Regional National, and Grand National circuits in dozens of vehicle divisions.

Pullers are owners and operators, farmers and foremen, engineers and entrepreneurs, mechanics and machinists who love to turn wrenches, tires, and dirt---just like their fans. We invite kids of all ages to tour the open pits at NTPA venues, meet our talented drivers, and get up close to these exotic vehicles that look fast standing still. Our shows respect faith, family, and flag, and everyone is welcome. Come celebrate American ingenuity with us in Croton!

Competitors in the Light Pro Stock, Two Wheel Drive, and Modified divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region II (Light Pro Stock: Region II-East; Two Wheel Drive and Modified: Region II-Southeast), which encompasses events in Michigan, New York, Indiana, and Ohio. Also on the line for these three classes are berths in the 35th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.

The event is title-sponsored by Angry Farmer Products of Martinsburg, Ohio, and is the manufacturer of Angry Farmer Penetrating Spray and Shine Auto Polish.

For more information about the Angry Farmer Pullers Nationals, visit the event's website, StarsStripesAndFreedomPull.com, or its Facebook page, Stars Stripes & Freedom Truck & Tractor Pull. To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, visit www.NTPAPULL.com.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Super Stock Open

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Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Robert Gansemer (Platteville, Wisconsin) / Ruttin' Deere (John Deere)1
    2021 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open Champion
    101 points...GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.7 (3 appearances).
  • Jordan Lustik (Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania) / Silver Bullet (AGCO)*
    3rd Place (-13), 2021 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open
    88 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 10.0 (3 appearances)...2011, 2010, 2009, 2000, 1997 GN champion.
  • Jeff Hirt (Port Clinton, Ohio) / Runin' Bare (Case IH)
    4th Place (-13), 2021 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open
    88 points...best GN finish: 7th (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 8.0 (3 appearances).
  • Sid Broughton (Silver Spring, New York) and Rob Trowbridge (South Haven, Michigan) / Desperado (Case IH)
    Finished 5th, 2021 Grand National Super Stock Open
    85 points...best GN finish: 9th (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 10.0 (3 appearances).
  • Jeff Hothem (Dellroy, Ohio) / Fully Loaded (John Deere)
    7th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Super Stock Open
    75 points...best GN finish: 4th (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 12.0 (3 appearances).
  • Aaron Hull (Waupun, Wisconsin) / Taking Care of Business (John Deere)
    Finished 8th, 2021 Grand National Super Stock Open
    70 points...best GN finish: 4th (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 5.5 (2 appearances).
  • Aaron and Nathan Hull (Waupun, Wisconsin) / Minneapolis-Moline G1000
    Finished 9th, 2021 Grand National Super Stock Open
    62 points...best GN finish: 9th (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 10.0 (2 appearances).
  • Aaron Hull (Waupun, Wisconsin) / Out of Time (John Deere)
    Finished 11th, 2021 Grand National Super Stock Open
    56 points...best GN finish: 17th (Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 17.5 (2 appearances).
  • Mike Chizek and Brian Korth (Newton, Wisconsin) / Considered Armed & Dangerous HD (Case IH)
    Finished 1st, T-2nd 2021 Bowling Green...B.Korth/M..Chizek: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011,2010 GN LSS champions.
  • Mike Chizek and Brian Korth (Newton, Wisconsin) / Extremely Armed & Dangerous (Case IH)
    .Finished 11th, T-2nd 2021 Bowling Green..
  • Robert Gansemer and Zane Dehli (Platteville, Wisconsin) / Ruttin' Deere II (John Deere)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Brent Payne (Hamilton, Ohio) and Earl Wells (Clinton, North Carolina) / Get a Load of That (AGCO)
    Finished 7th, 6th 2021 Bowling Green.
  • John Strickland and Earl Wells (Clinton, North Carolina) / GALOT II (AGCO)*
    Finished 3rd, 1st 2021 Bowling Green...2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 GN champion.

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/25/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

Attention, Tomah Competitors: Tow Vehicle Advisory, PIt Exhibitors

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  • Due to the reduced quantity of tractors in stock at Case IH dealerships, the number of tow tractors will be limited. Priority will be given to the hot pit and runoff areas to move competition vehicles on deck and off the track. The Tomah pull committee encourages all competitors to use their own support vehicles to get their vehicles from their haulers to the hot pit area and from the finish end arena gate back to their haulers.
  • Commercial exhibitors located in the infield will include Simpson Racing Products, a longtime Tomah vendor, and Hartland Lubricants & Chemicals, which will have VP Racing products available for sale.
    • VP Racing Fuels Booth in Tomah through Hartland
    • Hartland Lubricants & Chemicals, based at 2455 Commercial Drive, Sparta, WI, will have a VP Racing Fuels booth directly behind the announcer's stand in Tomah and will be selling VP Racing Fuel products. Hartland will be offering VP TORQ DX racing diesel and VP M1 METHANOL, as well as VP Racing 5-gallon jugs. Hartland is also offering special presale pricing and show-only pricing.

      Presales of 54-gallon drums are available until Wednesday, June 22, and will be delivered to competitor's trailers in Tomah on Thursday, June 23.

      For presales, please call the main Hartland Lubricants phone line: (608) 487-9770; Use Promo Code: PULLERSONLY. Click here to view presale and show-only products and pricing.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Pro Stock

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Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Rob Russell (Prescott, Iowa) / Work Horse (Case IH)1
    2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock Champion
    511 points...3 GN wins (Chapel Hill S1, Canton S2, Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 2.9 (16 appearances).
  • Mike Conny (Beloit, Ohio) / MAC Nasty (John Deere)*
    2nd Place (-29), 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    482 points...3 GN wins (Chapel Hill S1, Napoleon, Canton S1)...average GN finish: 5.1 (16 appearances)...2016 GN champion.
  • Danny Schmucker (Louisville, Ohio) / Rampage (John Deere)*
    3rd Place (-44), 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    467 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Wellington, Canton S1, Sandwich x 2)...average GN finish: 6.1 (16 appearances)...2014, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Julia Ray (Beloit, Ohio) / MAC Daddy (John Deere)
    4th Place (-49), 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    462 points...GN win (Mt. Sterling)...average GN finish: 6.5 (16 appearances)...won 2021 Enderle Pull-Off.
  • Spencer Svonavec (Rockwood, Pennsylvania) / Coal-Fired (John Deere)
    5th Place (-60), 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    points...best GN finish: 2nd (Brandenberg S2)...average GN finish: 7.3 (16 appearances).
  • Robby and Esdon Lemke (Helenville, Wisconsin) / New Generation Plus (John Deere)*
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    435 points...GN win (Sandwich S3)...average GN finish: 8.7 (16 appearances)...R.Lemke: 2013, 2007 GN champion.
  • Jason Svonavec (Rockwood, Pennsylvania) / Bootlegger (John Deere)
    7th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    432 points...GN win (Wellington)...average GN finish: 8.4 (16 appearances).
  • Jason Rauen and Tim Vorwald (Farley, Iowa) / John Deere 5020
    Rapped Up: 8th Place (-93), 2021 Grand National Pro Stock
    418 points...3 GN wins (Rockwell S2, Brandenburg x 2)...average GN finish: 9.5 (15 appearances).
  • Tim Cain (New Palestine, Indiana) / Red Gambler (International)*
    9th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    387 points...best GN finish: 8th (Brandenburg S2)...average GN finish: 12.1 (16 appearances)...2009 GN champion.
  • Chris Cain (New Palestine, Indiana) / Aces Wild (Case IH)
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    313 points...best GN finish: 7th (Salem)...average GN finish: 13.4 (12 appearances).
  • Kevin Schmucker (Louisville, Ohio) / Git-Er-Dun Deere (John Deere)*
    11th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    294 points...2 GN wins (Salem, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 6.0 (11 appearances).
  • Brandon Simon (Farley, Iowa) / Loud & Heavy (John Deere)
    12th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    223 points...GN win (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 4.7 (6 appearances).
  • Brandon Simon (Farley, Iowa) / Loud & Loaded (John Deere)
    13th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    215 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 6.0 (6 appearances).
  • Dennie Brown (Clay, Kentucky) / Green with Envy (John Deere)
    New vehicle for 2022.
    14th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    139 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 7.2 (5 appearances).
  • Russ Yoder (Topeka, Indiana) / Xtra Butter (Minneapolis-Moline)
    15th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    125 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Napoleon)...average GN finish: 6.8 (5 appearances).
  • Peter Norton (Franklin, Indiana) / Money on Black (John Deere)
    18th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock
    57 points...best GN finish: 13th (Bowling Green x 2)...average GN finish: 13.0 (2 appearances).
  • Tim Ammons (Hagerstown, Maryland) / Ultimate Harvester (Case IH)
    No 2021 appearances.
    12th Place, 2019 NTPA Grand National Pro Stock...GN win (2019 Napoleon).
  • Greg Harmon (North Branch, Michigan) / Preparation H (International)
    No 2021 appearances.
    Finished 14th 2019 Benson S2, 35th 2018 Bowling Green S5.
  • Cory Hoffman (Richwood, Ohio) / King of Deeres (John Deere)
    5th Place, 2021 NTPA Region II Pro Stock
    60 points...2 RN wins (Greenville, Richwood)...average RN finish: 1.0 (2 appearances)...best GN finish: 5th (Wellington)...average GN finish: 8.3 (4 appearances).
  • Darrin Hunt (Herndon, Kentucky) / D2 Pro Stock Edition (Case IH)*
    No 2021 appearances...2019 GN champion...D.Hunt: 2012 GN SF champion.
  • John Link (Hereford, Texas) / Revvelation Pro (International)
    Finished 7th 2021 Tomah S3...finished 14th, 12th 2020 Rockwell (R.Lemke).
  • Jack Maize (Amity, Missouri) / Billet Binder (International)
    Finished 8th, 4th 2021 Sandwich...finished 5th, 15th 2020 Rockwell.
  • Avery Nauman (Cardington, Ohio) / Lil Rascal (Case IH)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Jason Rauen and Tim Vorwald (Farley, Iowa)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Mickey Shorter (Sullivan, Indiana) / Buck Eater 2 (John Deere)
    No 2021 appearances.
    Finished 13th, 14th 2020 Rockwell.
  • Henry Smith (Blissfield, Michigan) / Radical Red (International)
    Finished 19th 2021 Bowling Green S3, 27th 2021 Bowling Green S5.
  • Henry Smith (Blissfield, Michigan) / Sneaky Snake II (International)
    No 2021 appearances.

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/10/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

Mother of FWD Competitor Pat Pixley Has Passed

The WPI/NTPA office has been informed of the death on Tuesday, June 7 of Sue Ann Weiss, 72, of Bronson, Michigan. Mrs. Weiss was the mother of national and Wolverine State Four-Wheel-Drive Truck competitor Pat Pixley ("Detonator") and wife of the late competitor Dave Weiss.

In addition to Pat and his wife Missy, Mrs. Weiss is survived by sons Matt and Josh Swinehart and stepson Josh Weiss, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be privately held. Her obituary may be found here, where condolences may be left for the family. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Branch County (Michigan) Humane Society or to the American Lung Association.

We ask that you keep Pat and Missy and the Pixley and Weiss families in your thoughts as they mourn.

Hall-of-Famer Floyd Hilton Has Passed

WPI/NTPA is saddened to report the passing on Wednesday, June 8 of Floyd Hilton, 83, of Yuma, Arizona. A Winamac, Indiana native, Mr. Hilton was inducted into the Pulling Hall of Fame in 2009 after a career pulling first Modifieds and then Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks ("Floyd's Toy") in national and Hoosier State competition.

Mr. Hilton switched from stock car racing to tractor pulling in the early 1970s to better align his hobby with his farming responsibilities. After switching from the Mini division to a single and then a twin-engine Modified, he won in Fort Recovery, Ohio with the "Green Weenie" in 1979. "All the hot shots were pulling after me," he told The Puller magazine in 1986, "so I went to bed after I pulled. They woke me up the next morning to tell me that I had won."

Constructed in 1985 from the "Green Weenie"'s Chevrolet powerplants were Mr. Hilton's first pair of Two Wheel Drives, a '52 Chevy van and an '81 Dodge Omni. They were named "Floyd's Toy I" and "II" and decorated in their owner's lucky color: purple. He later upgraded one to Arias power and took second at the inaugural Enderle Pull-Off in 1987.

Mr. Hilton and his son Ed toured together with the Omni and a "Toy I" that was updated with a Porsche body. The elder Hilton reached as high as second in the Grand National standings. Later editions sported Jeep and Model T sheetmetal, with the latter winning two Region II titles.

Mr. Hilton has been recognized and will be remembered as a role model for strengthening the bond between pullers and spectators. No matter his performance on a given night, the relatable, approachable showman with the exotic, colorful vehicles drew crowds and cheers and made fans into lifelong friends.

No memorial services have been planned.

Our sympathy is extended to the Hilton family.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Modified

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Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Bret Berg (Farmington, Minnesota) / Renk Seed Money Maker
    2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Champion
    322 points...7 GN wins (Sauk Rapids x 2, Dodge City x 2, Bowling Green S4, Sandwich x 2)...average GN finish: 1.8 (10 appearances)...2019, 2016, 2012, 2011 GN champion.
  • Tom Owens (Montgomery, New York) / Ramblin' Rose
    2nd Place (-20), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    302 points...GN win (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 3.9 (10 appearances).
  • Jeff Rose (Brownton, Minnesota) / Giddy Up*
    3rd Place (-30), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    292 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Dodge City S2)...average GN finish: 5.1 (10 appearances)...won 2021 Enderle Pull-Off....R.Rose: 2017 GN champion.
  • Dennis Christensen (Glencoe, Minnesota) / Pack Rat 4
    4th Place (-44), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    278 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Do. Christensen: Tomah S2, Dodge City S1)...average GN finish: 6.3 (9 appearances).
  • Dylan Owens (Montgomery, New York) / Thorn
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    228 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Dodge City S1)...average GN finish: 7.9 (8 appearances).
  • Jason Gibson (Georgetown, Kentucky) / Young Blood Jokers Wild
    7th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    222 points...best GN finish: 5th (Sauk Rapids S1, Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 8.3 (8 appearances)...finished 4th 2021 GN LT UNL
  • Craig Corzine (Assumption, Illinois) / Second-Degree Burn
    8th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    146 points...2 GN wins (Tomah S2, Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 2.0 (4 appearances)...C.Corzine: 2018 GN LT UNL champion.
  • Joe, Ray, and Bob Fintak (North Collins, New York) / North American
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified
    87 points...best GN finish: 5th (Tomah S2)...average GN finish: 9.0 (3 appearances).
  • Renee Theobald (Shelbyville, Indiana) / Full-Blown Wicked
    11th Place, 2021 Grand National Modified
    54 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Sandwich S2)...average GN finish: 4.0 (2 appearances)...D.Theobald: 2019 GN LT UNL champion.
  • Les Korporal (Marion, Indiana) / Korporal Punishment
    2021 NTPA Region II Modified-Northwest Champion
    291 points...4 RN wins (Arcola S2, Charlotte S1, Hudsonville, Roanoke)...average RN finish: 3.1 (13 appearances).

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/8/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Two Wheel Drive

TWD 2022

Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Clay Chastain (Brownstown, Indiana) / Fistful of Dollars (Ford)1
    2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive Champion
    263 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Bowling Green S1, Hoopeston S1)...average GN finish: 5.6 (7 appearances)...won 2021 Enderle Pull-Off.
  • Jessie Petro (Camden, Ohio) / Buckeye Hauler (Ford)*
    2nd Place (-1), 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    262 points...GN win (Hoopeston S2)...average GN finish: 6.6 (7 appearances)...J.Petro: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 GN champion.
  • Brent and Kristie Secrest (Celina, Ohio) / Nuthin' EZ 'Bout It (Ford)
    3rd Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    255 points...GN win (Bowling Green S4)...average GN finish: 7.0 (7 appearances).
  • Jessie Petro (Camden, Ohio) / Kathy's Komplaint (Ford)*
    4th Place (-10), 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    253 points...GN win (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 9.3 (7 appearances)...R.Petro: 2018, 2011, 2010, 2001, 1995 GN champion.
  • Marty Clock (Hartford City, Indiana) / Just Like Clockwork (Chevrolet)
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    251 points...GN win (Atwood S2)...average GN finish: 10.3 (7 appearances).
  • Nathan Faust (Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin) / Hangtime (Chevrolet)
    R.Austin/Dirt Flirt: 7th Place, 2021 Grand National Two Wheel Drive.
    Dirt Flirt: best GN finish: 2nd (Atwood S1)...average GN finish: 11.6 (y appearances).
  • Joey Frasur (Liberty, Indiana) / Runnin' Block (Ford)
    8th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    247 points...GN win (Hoopeston S1)...average GN finish: 15.9 (7 appearances).
  • Renee Theobald (Shelbyville, Indiana) / Pretty Wicked (Ford)
    9th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    246 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Rockwell S2)...average GN finish: 12.1 (7 appearances).
  • Russ Nichols (Lore City, Ohio) / On the Edge (Ford)*
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    227 points...GN win (Atwood S1)...average finish: 12.7 (6 appearances)...2019 GN champion.
  • Joe, Ray, and Bob Fintak (North Collins, New York) / Xtreme Scheme (Ford)
    13th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Two Wheel Drive
    68 points...best GN finish: 39th (Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 39.5 (2 appearances).
  • Steve and Trevor Blagrave (Ackerly, Texas) / Dark Horse
    No 2021 appearances.
  • Trevor Blagrave (Ackerly, Texas) / Wild Horse (Dodge)
    No 2021 appearances.
    Finished 4th, 1st 2020 Rockwell.
  • Ashley Corzine (Assumption, Illinois) / Rekindled (Chevrolet)
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Bryan and Allison McDonald (Kennedyville, Maryland) / Suffering Sanity (Willys)
    No 2021 appearances.
    Finished 1st 2018 Raleigh S2.
  • Jacob Shephard (Brown City, Michigan) / Alcohol Addiction Retapped (Chevrolet)
    No 2021 appearances.
  • Wayne Timmerman (Cuba City, Wisconsin) / Showtime (Chevrolet)
    2nd Place (-33.5), 2021 NTPA Region III Two Wheel Drive.
    285 points...4 RN wins (Ellsworth, Anoka S1, Menomonie, Ridgeland)...average RN finish: 2.7 (10 appearances)...best GN finish: 5th (Rockwell S2).

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/8/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Modified Mini

Mini 2022 

Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order. 

  • Ken Veney (Wadsworth, Ohio) / Funny Lil' Farmall
    2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini champion
    314 points...2 GN wins (Napoleon, Wauseon)...average GN finish: 7.4 (11 appearances)...2019 GN MINI champion...K.Veney: 2012 GN UNL champion, 2008 GN MOD champion.
  • Chase Richardson (Leitchfield, Kentucky) / Vibrator
    2nd Place (-5), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    309 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Bowling Green S3)...average GN finish: 6.7 (11 appearances)
  • Sam McCrary (Prospect, Ohio) / Carbon Copy
    3rd Place (-9), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    305 points...GN win (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 7.3 (11 appearances).
  • Bruce Slagh (Zeeland, Michigan) / Show No Mercy 1/4 Scale
    4th Place (-17), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    297 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S3, Napoleon)...average GN finish: 8.2 (11 appearances).
  • C.J. Graczyk (Leitchfield, Kentucky) / Pile Driver
    5th Place (-26), 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    286 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 9.1 (11 appearances)
  • Adam Koester (Wadesville, Indiana) / Beast of Burden
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    283 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Fort Recovery S1)...average GN finish: 9.5 (11 appearances)...A.Koester/Double Play: 2007 GN champion.
  • Ron Tobin (Huntingburg, Indiana) / Walk the Line*
    8th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    256 points...best GN finish: 4th (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 13.0 (11 appearances)...2016 GN champion [A.Koester].
  • Adam Koester (Wadesville, Indiana) / Footloose*
    9th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    247 points...best GN finish: 8th (Fort Recovery S1)...average GN finish: 13.0 (11 appearances)...2008, 2006, 2001 GN champion [L.Koester].
  • Adam Bauer (Paton, Iowa) / Cowboy Up*
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    239 points...GN win (Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 9.9 (9 appearances).
  • ...2012 GN champion.
  • Tyler Slagh (Zeeland, Michigan) / Have No Mercy
    11th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    216 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Chapel Hill S2)...average GN finish: 7.0 (8 appearances).
  • Bryan McDonald (Kennedyville, Maryland) / Very Li'l Sanity
    12th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    196 points...3 GN wins (Fort Recovery x 2, Wellington)...average GN finish: 3.4 (7 appearances).
  • Kimberly Quamme (Rosemount, Minnesota) / Well Oiled Machine
    13th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    190 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Rockwell S1)...average GN finish: 9.3 (6 appearances).
  • Hali Carrender (New Castle, Indiana) / The Outlaw
    15th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    145 points...best GN finish: 9th (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 17.8 (6 appearances).
  • Keith Horst (Ansonia, Ohio) / The Red Fox
    16th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    114 points...best GN finish: 6th (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 14.2 (5 appearances).
  • Rick Peters (Thornville, Ohio) / Buckeye Special
    17th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    107 points...best GN finish: 10th (Wauseon)...average GN finish: 15.4 (5 appearances).
  • Gene Zeltner (Bowling Green, Ohio) / One Piece at a Time
    18th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    103 points...best GN finish: 12th (Wellington)...average GN finish: 20.7 (6 appearances).
  • Adam Bauer (Paton, Iowa) / Iron Toy*
    22nd Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Modified Mini
    79 points...best GN finish: 17th (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 17.5 (2 appearances)...2013, 2011, 2009 GN champion.
  • Bret Berg (Farmington, Minnesota) / North American Trailer
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Hali Carrender (New Castle, Indiana) / Hurricane Hali
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Brian and Jeff Guza (Taylor, Wisconsin) / Grandpa's Disaster
    2021 Region III Modified Mini Champion
    88 points...2 RN wins (Menomonie, Weyauwega)...average RN finish:1.8...GN win (Rockwell S1).
  • Jeff Hirt (Port Clinton, Ohio) / Li'l Bare
    New vehicle for 2022.
  • Grant Theobald (Shelbyville, Indiana) / Li'l Wicked
    New vehicle for 2022. Wicked: Finished 11th 2021 Grand National Two Wheel Drive.

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 6/8/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

2022 GN Divisional/Free-Entry Competitors: Unlimited

Unlimited 2022 

Competitors appear in 2021 Grand National championship standings finish order.

  • Joe Eder (North Collins, New York) / Polar Air1*
    2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited Champion.
    276 points...2 GN wins (Tomah S3, Fort Recovery S1)...average GN finish: 3.8 (9 appearances)...won 2021 Enderle Pull-Off...2019 GN UNL champion, 2003, 1997 GN MOD champion.
  • Chuck Knapp (Charles City, Iowa) / Screamin' D*
    2nd Place (-3), 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    273 points...3 GN wins (Rockwell S2, Chapel Hill S1, Bowling Green S1)...average GN finish: 4.1 (9 appearances)...2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 GN UNL champion; C.Knapp: 2008 GN TWD champion.
  • David Richardson (Leitchfield, Kentucky) / 4-Sum
    3rd Place (-16), 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    260 points...2 GN wins (Bowling Green S5, Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.0 (9 appearances).
  • Ricky Rose (Glencoe, Minnesota) / Giddy Up
    4th Place (-21), 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    255 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Wellington)...average GN finish: 6.4 (9 appearances).
  • Mark Cole (Pavilion, New York) / Gambler
    5th Place (-30), 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    246 points...best GN finish: 3rd (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 7.4 (9 appearances).
  •  Kevin Criswell (Marion, Ohio) / Blown Centless
    7th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    189 points...best GN finish: 4th (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 8.9 (7 appearances).
  •  Adam Bauer (Paton, Iowa) / Cross Threaded
    6th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    229.5 points...2 GN wins (Chapel Hil S2, Fort Recovery S2)...average GN finish: 7.3 (8 appearances)...2014, 2013 GN champion.
  • Brad Benedict (Marion, Ohio) / Non-Cents
    8th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    189 points...best GN finish: 4th (Chapel Hill S1)...average GN finish: 10.4 (8 appearances).
  • Billy Biers (Coeymans Hollow, New York) / War Wagon
    10th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    151 points...best GN finish: 2nd (Tomah S3)...average GN finish: 9.5 (6 appearances).
  • Steve Bollinger (Taylorville, Illinois) / Money Pit Screwed Up
    11th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    189 UNL Points...best GN finish: 2nd (Chapel Hill S1, Bowling Green S5)...average GN finish: 2.5 (4 appearances)...2021 GN Light Unlimited Champion...221 LT UNL points...4 GN LT UNL wins (Atwood x 2, Salem, Bowling Green S2)...average GN LT UNL finish: 1.6 (7 appearances)...2018 GN LT UNL champion.
  • Wayne Purser (Norman, Oklahoma) / Uncle Sam
    12th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited
    114.5 UNL Points...best GN finish: 3rd (Fort Recovery S2)...average GN finish: 9.0 (5 appearances)...2006 GN Modified Champion.
  • Doug Theobald (Shelbyville, Indiana) / Full-Blown Wicked
    15th Place, 2021 NTPA Grand National Unlimited; 3rd Place (-), 2021 NTPA Grand National Light Unlimited
    47 UNL points...best GN UNL finish: 5th (Wellington)...average GN UNL finish: 9.0 (2 appearances)...212 LT UNL points...best GN LT UNL finish: 2nd (Salem, Bowling Green S1)...average GN LT UNL finish: 3.1 (7 appearances)...2019 GN LT UNL champion.

2022 Free-Entry. 1 = defending champion; * = past champion. Current as of 4/29/2022.

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 2022 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, 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 17th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 31.

Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 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.

Subscribe to the Official Magazine of the NTPA! The Puller brings you the best in NTPA news, stories, and related pulling information.

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.

Contact Info

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


PHONE: (614) 436-1761

FAX: (614) 436-0964