2021 Champions, Special Award Winners Recognized at 50th NTPA Banquet

2021Banquet 2Worthington, Ohio---On Saturday, December 4 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin, Ohio, the National Tractor Pullers Association's 50th annual Awards Banquet honored the people and organizations who make the pulling world go 'round: competitors, families, crewmembers, supporters, promoters, and sponsors.

The entire awards ceremony may be viewed on-demand for free at NTPA.tv, courtesy of Kentucky Trailer.

Congratulations go to the following award winners, and a great many thanks to the award sponsors.

Member State of the Year

Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association: Award sponsored by AKE® STOP-FYRE®

Education Awards and Scholarships

  • Cheyeanne Epperson: WPI Higher Education Award, sponsored by K&K Insurance Group
  • Nathan Kiger: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by World Pulling International
  • Erica Corzine: Pullers Against Drugs Scholarship, sponsored by the National Tractor Pullers Association
  • Chelcie Forrester: Rod Deck Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the Michelle DeBoer and Melyssa Dexter

Regional National Awards

Regional National Champions: Jackets sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection

  • Modified Mini and Modified Champions and Runners-Up: Awards sponsored by CM Pulling Tires
  • Pro Stock Diesel 4x4: Awards sponsored by Stainless Diesel
  • Four Wheel Drive, and Two Wheel Drive: Awards sponsored by Nichols Pulling Tires
  • Hot Farm and Super Farm: Awards sponsored by Singer Sled Rental/"Palestine Dyno"
  • Limited Pro Stock, Light Pro Stock, and Pro Stock: Awards sponsored by Wipe Out Enterprises and Northwoods Engineering
  • Light Limited Super Stock, Classic Super Stock, Light Super Stock, and Heavy Super Stock: Awards sponsored by Northwoods Engineering and Wipe Out Enterprises

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

  • Ken Veney: Modified Mini Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by TRB Machine
  • Brian Elithorpe: Super Semi Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Justin Gearhart: Super Stock Diesel 4x4 Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by On the Mark Sled Rental
  • Carmen Foster: Four Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Profab
  • Clay Chastain: Two Wheel Drive Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Enderle Fuel Injection
  • Ryan Anderson: Super Farm Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Salenbien Performance
  • Rob Russell: Pro Stock Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Riverside Engine Incorporated
  • Jason Hootman and Rex Kuhn: Light Super Stock Pullers of the Year Award, sponsored by Full Pull Motorsports
  • Travis Schlabach: Super Stock Diesel Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds
  • Colin Ross: Super Stock Open Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Steve Bollinger: Light Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by SCS Gearbox
  • Bret Berg: Modified Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Sassy Racing Engines
  • Joe Eder: Unlimited Puller of the Year Award, sponsored by Fowler Engines

Special Awards

  • Tonya Foster: Crew Chief of the Year Award, sponsored by Midwest Wheel
  • Kent Payne: Mechanic of the Year Award, sponsored by Haisley Machine
  • Hot Shot's Secret: Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by the SFI Foundation
  • Bauer Built/Ironman Sleds: Sled of the Year Award, sponsored by SpecCast
  • Tim Fortin: Official of the Year Award, sponsored by BADGear.com
  • Petro Motorsports: NTPA National Fan Cheer of the Year Award, sponsored by Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
  • Chris, Collin, and Casey Leer: Hooker of the Year Award, sponsored by the Arfons Family
  • Showdown in Curdtown (Ellsworth, Wisconsin): Regional National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Metzger Trucking
  • North Iowa Nationals (Rockwell, iowa): Grand National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Elite Trailer Manufacturing
  • National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio): Super National Pull of the Year Award, sponsored by Excel Sportswear
  • Kristie Secrest: Grand National Rookie of the Year Award, sponsored by Ambassador Club (Fort Recovery, Ohio)
  • David Richardson Family: Pulling Family of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Tractor Pulling Championships (Bowling Green, Ohio)
  • The Commander Pulling Team: Kent Enderle NTPA Hard Charger Award
  • Henry County Fair Pull (Napoleon, Ohio): Commitment to Excellence and Dedication Award, sponsored by Jim Miller and Melissa Graham
  • Randy Petro Memorial/Preble County Fair Pull (Eaton, Ohio): Commitment to Excellence and Dedication Award, sponsored by Jim Miller and Melissa Graham
  • Larry "Roho" Chatman: Larry Koester Humanitarian Award sponsored by Shell Rotella

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2020 Class

  • Randy Petro: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee

Pulling Hall of Fame, 2021 Class

  • Chris Gilbert: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductee, sponsored by Wimer Fuel Injection and Turbo
  • Bill Voreis: Pulling Hall of Fame Inductees, sponsored by American Awards

 

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