$36,000 to Be Paid to Triple Crown Challenge Top Finishers


Columbus, Ohio---The NTPA's competitors already make the Grand National circuit the toughest in motorsports. This year, every division will have 3,000 more reasons to leave it all on the track.

The 2022 NTPA Triple Crown Challenge Series will reward GN competitors who earn the greatest number of points across three venues. For each division, the TCC series encompasses five or six appearances at events in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Fans and participants can stay up-to-date on the Challenge points via the Standings pages at NTPAPULL.com.

Update: All 12 GN divisions have seen their Triple Crown Challenge races completed as of September 10:

  • Light Super Stock: 1. Adam Spiegelberg / Detonator Black; 2. Marcus Wettleson / Gunpowder & Lead; 3. Craig Smith / Whiskey's Fine
  • Super Stock Diesel: 1. Travis Schlabach / Bone Twister; 2. Kent Payne / Super Rooster; 3. Chris Cain / Aces Wild
  • Super Stock Open: 1. Brian Korth / Considered Armed & Dangerous HD; 2.Brent Payne / Get a Load of That; 3. John Strickland / GALOT II
  • Super Farm: 1. Ryan Anderson / Check'n Out; 2. Dave Whelan / My Last Excuse; 3. Stan Warda / Hammerin' Hank
  • Pro Stock: 1. Danny Schmucker / Rampage; 2. Julia Ray / MAC Daddy; 3. Kevin Schmucker / GIt-Er-Dun Deere
  • Two Wheel Drive: 1. Jessie Petro / Buckeye Hauler; 2. Jacob Shephard / Alcohol Addiction Retapped; 3. Wayne Timmerman / Showtime
  • Four Wheel Drive: 1. Carmen Foster / Foster Child; 2. Jim & Paul Holman / 4 Play; 3. Jake Zaring / Rule #19
  • Super Stock Diesel 4x4: 1. Justin Gearhart / Cream of the Crop; 2. Shane Kellogg / Trump; 3. Todd Dugan / Angry Shine
  • Super Semi: 1. Lonny Sailor / Holy Smokes; 2. Craig Braun / The Executioner; 3. Brian Elithorpe / Nikki's Nightmare
  • Mini: 1. Adam Bauer / Iron Toy; 2. Chase Richardson / Vibrator; 3. C.J. Graczyk / Pile Driver
  • Modified: 1. Tommy Owens / Ramblin' Rose; 2. Bret Berg / Money Maker; 3. Les Korporal / Korporal Punishment
  • Unlimited: 1. Joe Eder / EMAX; 2. Steve Bollinger / Money Pit; 3. Chuck Knapp / Screamin' D

Payouts will total $36,000---$3,000 per division, paid to the top three finishers---and will be ceremonially announced at the final venue for each division series.

"Grand National titles are the product of a ton of hard work for an entire summer," noted Gregg Randall, the Association's Executive Director. "And not everyone can make that commitment. So we thought we should incentivize pullers coming to play with us a few times over the course of the long season.

"We hope both our fans and our pullers embrace these Triple Crown series as exciting races to follow and goals to chase in 2022."

Among Tractor Classes, Triple Crown Challenge locations include Dodge City, Wellington, and Canton for Light Super Stock; Hutchinson, Dodge City, and Napoleon for Super Stock Diesel; Tomah, Rockwell, and Bowling Green for Super Stock Open; Franklin, Brandenburg, and Sandwich for Super Farm; and Hutchinson, Franklin, and Sandwich for Pro Stock.

Among Truck Classes, Two Wheel Drives will earn TCC points at Dodge City, Franklin, and Napoleon; Four Wheel Drives at Dodge City, Rockwell, and Napoleon; Super Stock Diesel 4x4s at Tomah, Fort Recovery, and Rockwell; and Super Semis at Hutchinson, Rockwell, and Morley.

Among Modified Classes, TCC sites will be Hutchinson, Dodge City, and Wauseon for Mini; Hutchinson, Dodge City, and Sandwich for Modified; and Tomah, Rockwell, and Wellington for Unlimited.

To earn Triple Crown Challenge points, vehicles must be registered at the Grand National level.

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.

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