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Overnight Radio Report: Enderle Pull-Off Grand National Champions

2023 Enderle Pull-Off Grand National Champions (2023-09-25) 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 or via the OvernightDriveRadio apps available at the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

The current Overnight Radio Report recognizes the 13 victors from the Grand National session of the 37th annual Enderle Pull-Off presented by Cow Tales. Click here to listen.

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September 29: Hillsdale, MI’s County Fair Pull

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

The Hillsdale County Pull on Friday, September 29 is the collaborative effort of the NTPA and the Hillsdale County Fair of Hillsdale, Michigan. Conducted at the fairgrounds in Hillsdale, the one-session event will star three Regional National divisions and one state-level division beginning at 7 p.m.

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

Scheduled to appear at the 2023 Hillsdale County Fair Pull are Super Farm and Hot Farm Tractors and multi-engine Modifieds. All will compete for championships in the NTPA’s Region II (Modifieds: II-Northwest) and qualification to appear at the Enderle Pull-Off. As the event will occur after the 2023 Enderle, points will count toward the divisions’ appearances at the 37th annual on Saturday, September 14, 2024 in Urbana, Ohio.

The event will additionally feature a Wolverine Pullers Super Stock Combo class. The Wolverine Pullers are the NTPA member state organization in Michigan.

For more information about the Hillsdale County Fair Pull, visit the fair’s website: To learn more about NTPA Championship Pulling, its national and member state schedules, event results and championship standings, visit For more about the Wolverine Pullers, browse to

Final Five Champions Determined as GN Regular Season Closes in Sandwich

The last of 2023’s very best were identified at the NTPA Grand National circuit’s final regular-season event, the DeKalb County Fair Grand Nationals in Sandwich, Illinois.

On Thursday night, Erik Stacey of Winchester, Ohio won his first Super Stock Diesel 4×4 Truck title with “Smoknya” in a head-to-head showdown with fellow contender Nick Gillett’s “Top Shelf.” The two arrived in Illinois tied for the division lead, and Stacey’s third-place finish was enough to edge Gillett, who landed in fourth.

Then on Saturday came the trophy presentations for four big-tire divisions. Kent Payne needed only one run on the day for his “Super Rooster” to clinch his first Super Stock Diesel championship. After a fourth-place finish in the afternoon session established an insurmountable lead, Payne scratched from the night session to set a 17.5-point concluding margin.

In Super Farm, Russ and Greg Freeze withstood a two-win assault from challenger Ryan Anderson by posting a fourth and a third aboard “Deere Traxx” en route to their own first GN title. The Freezes led from the opening bell in Benson for a dominant campaign in a division that features close competition.

In Pro Stock, Brent Meyer and “Injected Funds” realized the ultimate goal of their dream GN rookie season. Meyer held off Brandon Simon’s “Loud & Heavy” for his inaugural championship with 10th and 9th places in the doubleheader.

And in Modified, Brandon Simon first caught and then passed incoming leader Tommy Owens with a Sandwich sweep. Simon’s four-engine “Simon Sez,” competing in the 7,500-lb. class for the first time in 2023, bested Owens’ “Ramblin’ Rose,” which has now been runner-up for three consecutive seasons.

All 13 Grand National champions will be recognized during opening ceremonies at the 36th Enderle Pull-Off on Saturday, September 16 in Urbana, Ohio and at the NTPA’s Convention and Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 2 in Dublin, Ohio.

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

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

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

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

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

Dehli, DeBroux, Korporal, Bauer First to Clinch 2023 GN Titles

Columbus, Ohio—There are several events remining on the 2023 NTPA Grand National calendar. But the end of the road for three divisions arrived in Bowling Green, Ohio this weekend, and a fourth champ won from home when participation was prevented by precipitation.

In Light Modified, Les Korporal of Marion, Indiana clinched the first-ever GN Light Modified Championship with a win in Thursday’s Session One and a third place in Friday afternoon’s Session Two abourd “Korporal Punishment.” It is Korporal’s first national title.

In Super Stock Open, Zane Dehli of Waukon, Iowa sealed his first GN Super Stock Open Championshp with a fourth in Friday evening’s Session Three and a third in Saturday afternoon’s Session Four on the “Ruttin’ Deere 2” John Deere. Dehli’s teammate and tractor owner, Robert Gansemer of Plattevile, Wisonsin, was the 2021 GN SSO champion.

In Doctor Preload Super Semi, Ryan DeBroux of New Franken, WIsconsin earned his first GN Super Semi Championshp with a third in Friday evening’s Session Three and a fifth in Saturday evening’s Session Five aboard his “Playin’ with Fire” Kenworth. It is DeBroux’s first national title.

And in Unlimifed, the rainout of Wellington brought Adam Bauer’s championship season to a close. It is his third title in the division with “Cross Threaded.”

Look for more on these and the other nine yet-unidentified 2023 GN champions on and on our social media channels.

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