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Columbus, Ohio—The National Tractor Pullers Association and the Mid-Florida Tractor Pullers Association will together present the Satsuma Tractor Pull at Putnam County

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Bowling Green Ticket Sales Open March 1; Contact NWOTPA Office

The following message originated from the National Tractor Pulling Championships office in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Please note that ticket orders for the Bowling Green event must be completed through the NWOTPA office at the numbers below. The NTPA office cannot reserve or sell tickets to the Bowling Green event.

Advance ticket sales for the 57th annual National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio start this Friday, March 1, 2024.

The phones will be answered starting at 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please be patient as the phones will be extremely busy but will be answered as quickly as possible.

To help with the process, please have your credit card information ready. Online orders will start on March 15, 2024.

We are looking forward to another FUULLL PUULLL year!

Office Line: 419.354.1434
Toll Free: 888.385.7855

Overnight Radio Report: 2023 NTPA Regional National Champions Part Eight

2023 NTPA Regional National Champions and Florida Preview, Part Eight (2024-02-26) 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 is the eighth in a series congratulating our 2023 Regional National champions. Click here to listen.

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Online Membership Process Migrates to Trackside on March 1

The NTPA’s online digital membership applications and Super/Grand National event registrations are being consolidated into one service.

Beginning Friday, March 1, the NTPA will team with Canton, Ohio-based Trackside Systems to provide an all-in-one interface, available via a portal at NTPAPULL.com, for Competition License, Crewperson License, and Vehicle Registration applications.

Trackside to Collect All Applications; Prefill URLs Deactivated

On that date, the Trackside interface will replace all existing license and registration application forms. Teams who wish to use the prefilled URLs provided in the membership email of November 19-20 for expedited completion of those forms are advised to complete this process on or before Thursday, February 29. The URLs will be disabled once registration is open in Trackside. To request a re-send of the URL email for use with the current forms, contact Jon Dunlap (jon@ntpapull.com).

GN Class Entry Conducted Via Trackside

Then, beginning this spring and summer, participants in Super and Grand National events and in Grand National classes at Regional National events will return to the Trackside portal to enter these events.

Registration for GN classes at SN, GN, or RN events must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the advertised start times of the events’ first sessions. For example, competitor and vehicle entry into either 7 p.m. session of Benson, North Carolina’s Mule City 300 on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1 will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Registration materials will then be available for pickup at the NTPA Entry Services trailer on-site. Entries into GN classes will not be accepted on-site at these events or after the 48-hour deadline has passed.

Though online entry will remain open for these events up to the 48-hour deadline, it will be possible for competitors to enter every SN/GN event all at once via the Trackside portal.

New System Provides Ticketing Options for Promoters

The NTPA and Trackside will also partner to provide online ticketing services to several sanctioned events including the North Iowa Nationals and the Enderle Pull-Off. Promoters who are interested in online ticketing are encouraged to contact Matt Steinmetz (matt@ntpapull.com).

Now Hiring: NTPA Part-Time Accountant

POSITION:Accountant (Part Time)
LOCATION:National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), Columbus, Ohio
DESCRIPTION:The Accountant will be responsible for recording all accounting functions as prescribed by the company including categorization of accounts on a daily basis and generating reports as needed from this data. The Accountant will perform overall processing of accounts receivable and payables; handling all billings, statements, and monitoring aging of receivables and collection of accounts. This also includes recording and depositing all daily receipts in a timely manner, performing payables at least once a week or as directed, reconciling checking account on a monthly basis and performing daily banking functions as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Related employment and/or experiences
  • Computer expertise appropriate to the position
  • Willingness/ability to work as a productive team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to answer phones and communicate about the organization
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of truck and tractor pulling is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • History of good job attendance
START DATE:As soon as possible
SALARY RANGE:$25 - $30/hour
WORK YEAR:15-25 hours/week
APPLY TO:Send letter of interest and resume by February 23, 2024 (or until position is filled) to: Gregg Randall, Executive Director National Tractor Pullers Association 6155-B Huntley Road Columbus, Ohio 43229 gregg@ntpapull.com

Now Hiring: NTPA Membership Coordinator

POSITION:Membership Coordinator
LOCATION:National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), Columbus, Ohio
DESCRIPTION:The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for leading all membership processes for NTPA. This includes maintaining and updating records, communication with stakeholders, working with the membership program and all technical parts of the process. This position will be responsible for the leadership, training, and communications of all entry processes.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Related employment and/or experiences
  • Computer expertise appropriate to the position
  • Willingness/ability to work as a productive team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to answer phones and communicate about the organization
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of truck and tractor pulling is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license
  • History of good job attendance
START DATE:As soon as possible
SALARY RANGE:$30,000 – $40,000, based upon experience
BENEFITS:Comprehensive Benefits Package
WORK YEAR:230 days/year – 8 hours/day
APPLY TO:Send letter of interest and resume by February 23, 2024 (or until position is filled) to: Gregg Randall, Executive Director National Tractor Pullers Association 6155-B Huntley Road Columbus, Ohio 43229 gregg@ntpapull.com

NTPA Completes Purchase of New Marion, Ohio Headquarters

NTPA Headquarters
The NTPA will move its headquarters to Marion, Ohio in late 2024.

The World Pulling International Executive Board has completed the purchase of a 12,000 sq. ft. office complex on the southwestern edge of Marion, Ohio. Once renovations have been completed, the building will serve as the permanent headquarters for the National Tractor Pullers Association, which will vacate its current leased office space on the north side of Columbus by the end of 2024.

Funds for the purchase and renovation of the structure were raised by the issuance of additional shares of stock in WPI, the NTPA’s holding company.

NTPA Headquarters
The new property includes a 40-space parking lot and five total acres.

Among the features of the building, located on Campbell Road just north of State Route 739, are a large gathering space in the center and more than a dozen surrounding private offices. It is anticipated that some of the offices will be reconfigured to form a conference center, a media studio, and a merchandise storeroom, while the center section will become a meeting hall for Tech Schools, workshops, and social events.

“This will actually be the first time the NTPA has owned its own land and building,” noted Gregg Randall, the Association’s Executive Director. “We have been renters ever since we left [first NTPA president] Ed Hart’s basement in Upper Sandusky about 50 years ago.”

Randall remarked that leasing was for many years a prudent use of the Association’s resources when its operations were almost all of the traditional office variety. But times—and expectations—have changed.

“Our Executive Boards and staff have long discussed ideas for how to expand on the services we provide to our fans, competitors, promoters, and sponsors. A major limiting factor was the physical space available to us within the walls of a leased office and warehouse in the city.

“We were ready to get a place where we can safely store all of our merchandise and equipment, shoot and edit video for social media or streaming, conduct our board business, meet with our sponsors and promoters, train and support our officials and satellite staff, entertain our members, and greet our pullers and fans.

“Thanks to our new shareholders who possessed that same vision,” Randall continued, “we’ve gotten the first phase done, and we’re very excited about the new possibilities this structure provides.”

Located six miles from four-lane U.S. 23, the accompanying five acres include 40 paved parking spaces and an additional wooded area that may eventually be developed to provide storage for the NTPA’s vehicles and trailers.

Planned initial renovations will include removal of all of the existing carpeting, ceilings, and furnishings, rewiring to make each interior space compatible with modern media technologies, and the installation of a garage door in the building’s rear wall to allow for the ingress and egress of the NTPA’s merchandise trailer. And competition vehicles.

“The past two years, NTPA Tech Schools have incorporated tractors, trucks, and modifieds that were generously loaned to us by local competitors for the training of officials. This new space will be configured to accommodate those and other ways of featuring both the mechanical and human stars of our sport: a multimedia-enhanced lobby, a dedicated Pulling Hall of Fame space, and even an on-site NTPA Merchandise Store,” Randall concluded.

“It will be unmistakably a tractor pull office, the new epicenter of our motorsport, and the NTPA’s home for many years to come.”

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