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The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season continues with the North Iowa Nationals Truck and Tractor Pull, presented by Graham Tire, to be conducted in five sessions from Thursday through Saturday, August 4-6 at Chamber Acres in Rockwell, Iowa. Event information can be found at RockwellIALions.com, and each of its 26 classes will be live-streamed to the world at NTPA.tv.
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 Rockwell!
The North Iowa Nationals event is additionally sponsored by Hefty Seed Company, Angry Farmer Products, Van Wall Equipment, BASF, Syngenta, Ziegler CAT, Stellar Truck and Trailer, Window World, Mason City All Risk Insurance, Steffes, Absolute Waste Removal, and Indigo Wind Energy.
The North Iowa Nationals is part of the NTPA's Grand National series presented by Case IH Agriculture. Rockwell participants will come from one of 12 GN divisions---Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Super Stock Open, Super Farm, and Pro Stock Tractors; Two-Wheel-Drive, Four-Wheel-Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4x4, and Super Semi Trucks; and Mini, Multi-Engine, and Unlimited Modifieds---or from the Regional National Limited Pro Stock Tractor division. All will compete for championships (Limited Pro Stock: Region III-West) and berths in the 35th Enderle Memorial Pull-Off on Saturday, September 17 in Urbana, Ohio.
The North Iowa Nationals is also among the events in the $36,000 Triple Crown Challenge Series for the Super Stock Open, Four Wheel Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4x4, Super Semi, and Unlimited divisions. Competitors in these divisions will vie for their shares of $3,000 to be distributed to top-five Triple Crown GN point earners at season's end.
Classes competing during each session in Rockwell are as follows (all times Central): Session One (Thursday, 6 p.m.): Super Stock Open, Limited Pro Stock, Two Wheel Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4x4, Mini, and Modified. Session Two (Friday, noon): Super Stock Open, Limited Pro Stock, Four Wheel Drive, and Modified. Session Three (Friday, 6 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Super Farm, Pro Stock, Semi, and Unlimited. Session Four (Saturday, noon): Super Farm, Two Wheel Drive, Super Stock Diesel 4x4, and Mini. Session Five (Saturday, 7 p.m.): Light Super Stock, Super Stock Diesel, Pro Stock, Four Wheel Drive, Semi, and Unlimited.
Tickets for each session are $20 in advance, available at ShopNTPA.com/tickets. All-weekend passes are $100. Day-of-show tickets are $25, available at the gate. Tickets for children ages 6 to 13 are $10 per session. An on-site camping package for three nights including two tickets to all five sessions is $300.
Don't miss the Kiddie Tractor Pull for ages 4 to 11 at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with trophies presented by Busch Grain Farms.
Fans in Rockwell will see all the action on the massive NTPA Mobile Videoboard. The event will also be part of Season 18 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" on RFD-TV, which will debut in August.
Can't make it for one or more sessions? Watch it live or on-demand at NTPA.tv. Access may be purchased session-by-session or as part of the $299 Yearly Pass, which includes all live-streamed 2022 events. With broadcasts consisting of multiple camera angles, announcer commentary, on-screen driver/vehicle identification and distances, and instant replays, the NTPA's over-the-top streaming service brings all the excitement to your big screen or mobile device.
Complete event details may be found at RockwellIALions.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.
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