NTPA Honors 2018's Best at Awards Banquet

Worthington, Ohio---On Saturday, December 1 at the DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington in Columbus, Ohio, the National Tractor Pullers Association's 48th annual Awards Banquet celebrated competitors, families, crewmembers, and supporters who make truck and tractor pulling happen weekend after weekend, season after season.

We offer our congratulations to the following award winners and express our appreciation for the strong bonds we share with our corporate partners, as well as to our National Point Fund and Contingency Program sponsors and to the Convention and Banquet sponsors listed below.

Member State of the Year

United Pullers of the Carolinas: Award sponsored by Dick Dakin & Associates (presented at the NTPA Annual Meeting on Friday, November 30)

Education Awards and Scholarships

  • Ethan Neal: WPI Higher Education Award, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group
  • Annika Miller: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by World Pulling International
  • Rachel Holicky: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by the National Tractor Pullers Association

Regional National Awards

Regional National Champions: Jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

  • Region II Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Singer Sled Rental
  • Region III Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and B100
  • Region IV Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by AKE Stop-Fyre®
  • Region V Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by Joe Busch Ag Repair

Grand National Awards

Grand National Pulling Circuit Top-Five Finishers: Points fund exceeding $50,000 sponsored by Case IH

Grand National Champions: Awards sponsored by Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals of Tomah, Wisconsin; jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

Grand National Pullers of the Year

  • Adam Bauer: Modified Mini Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by TRB Machine
  • Dean Holicky: Super Semi Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Carl Atley: Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Pit Bull Tires
  • Ben Ellis: Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Profab
  • Blagrave Pulling Team: Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection
  • Stan Warda: Super Farm Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Alliance Tire Group
  • Charles Pelletier: Pro Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Columbus Diesel Supply
  • Adam Spiegelberg: Light Super Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Full Pull Motorsports
  • Blagrave Pulling Team: Super Stock Diesel Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds
  • John Strickland: Super Stock Open Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Steve Bollinger and Craig Corzine: Light Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by SCS Gearbox
  • Doug Lively: Modified Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Sassy Racing Engines
  • Chuck Knapp: Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Fowler Engines

Special Awards

  • Linda Tetreault: Crew Chief of the Year Award, sponsored by Midwest Wheel
  • Blagrave Pulling Team: Mechanic of the Year Award, sponsored by Haisley Machine
  • Wimer Fuel Injection & Turbo: Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by the SFI Foundation
  • Vaughn Bauer: Sled of the Year Award, sponsored by SpecCast
  • Melissa Graham: Official of the Year Award, sponsored by Artina Promotional Products
  • Sarah Smith: NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Bret Berg: Hooker of the Year Award, sponsored by the Arfons Family
  • Arcola National Truck and Tractor Pull (Arcola, Indiana): Regional National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Metzger Trucking
  • Fort Recovery NTPA Grand Nationals (Fort Recovery, Ohio): Grand National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Case IH
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio): Super National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by GALOT Motorsports Park
  • Adam Spiegelberg: Grand National Rookie of the Year Award, sponsored by Ambassador Club (Fort Recovery, Ohio)
  • Jack Kielmeyer Family: Pulling Family of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • Adam Bauer: Kent Enderle NTPA Hard Charger Award

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2018 Class

  • J.R. Collins: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee, sponsored by Firestone Tires
  • Bill Berg: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees, sponsored by American Awards

 




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