A year-long competition license with the NTPA is a great value for pullers who intend to regularly compete at NTPA events, regardless of circuit level. A competition license bestows driving privileges at NTPA sanctioned events to whom the license is assigned only. This license type enables a competitor to enter his or her vehicle in an NTPA-sanctioned class for which it qualifies, pull for available prize money, and be insured while on the track. Competitors must be at least 16 years of age, but those under the age of 18 must have either a parent’s or guardian’s written consent. All competition license holders receive insurance coverage, a subscription to The Puller magazine (the official publication of the NTPA), a printed copy of NTPA Pulling Rules, a competition license card, and NTPA shield patch(es) and decal(s).
With each NTPA vehicle registration, two free crewperson licenses are assigned to a vehicle. Additional crewperson licenses are available for purchase through the NTPA office. Crewperson licenses do not have driving privileges under any circumstances but do have insurance coverage while crewing for NTPA registered vehicles on the track. Crewpersons must be at least 14 years of age, but those under the age of 18 must have either a parent’s or guardian’s written consent. All crewperson license holders receive insurance coverage and a crewperson license card, however only paid crewpersons receive a subscription to The Puller magazine and NTPA shield patch(es) and decal(s).
Tech Official License
All NTPA Tech Officials must hold a valid tech official license, complete an NTPA Tech School, and pass their SFI Safety Test to earn their SFI certification. All tech official license holders receive insurance coverage, NTPA Tech Official gear, a subscription to The Puller magazine, a printed copy of NTPA Pulling Rules, and a tech official license card. All tech official assignments are at the discretion of the NTPA and/or its member states.
If you’re interested in becoming a 2022 NTPA Tech Official, you must attend an NTPA Tech School. Tech School dates are listed on the Tech page here.
Entry Clerk License
All NTPA Entry Clerks must hold a valid entry clerk license and complete an NTPA Entry School. All entry clerk license holders receive insurance coverage, a subscription to The Puller magazine (the official publication of the NTPA), and an entry clerk license card. All entry clerk assignments are at the discretion of the NTPA and/or its member states.
If you’re interested in becoming a 2022 NTPA Entry Clerk, plan to attend an NTPA Entry School, which are listed on the Tech page here.
An associate NTPA membership is a great option for someone heavily involved in NTPA truck and tractor pulling who doesn’t necessarily fit into one of the categories above (e.g., event announcers, photographers or videographers, event volunteers, or fans etc.) All associate members receive insurance coverage, a subscription to The Puller magazine, an associate member card, and NTPA shield patch(es) and decal(s).
DISCLAIMER: The licenses listed above are intended for use as competition entry only and are not season passes. Credentials will be issued upon entry at events only. The NTPA and its Board of Directors have the discretion to deny the issuance of a license to any current or prospective members.
An NTPA vehicle registration allows a competition vehicle to compete in any NTPA-sanctioned class for which it qualifies, given the vehicle is up to date with required safety equipment, it passes an on-site technical inspection by an NTPA-licensed tech official, and all applicable event entry fees are paid. The primary driver of a registered vehicle must hold a valid competition license for the vehicle to receive points.
A vehicle registration at the Grand National or Regional National/State level allows that vehicle to accumulate championship points in classes on a national or member-state circuit that are sanctioned at a matching level (GN or RN/S). Points may also be earned toward bonus programs and/or invitational event berths. A vehicle may not earn points on both the GN and RN circuits within the same season, but an RN-registered vehicle may earn points in two or more regions within the same season.
Registration levels cannot be changed after June 1, and no new Grand National vehicles will be allowed after July 1.
Interested participants who do not hold a current NTPA competition license, or those vehicles which are not actively registered with the NTPA, may enter NTPA competition if they complete an NTPA per-hook at the event site. This consists of a per-hook form and a $100 per-hook fee, plus applicable entry fees, for each session entered at the event.
The per-hook option is only available to those vehicles and drivers that have passed NTPA tech and have all NTPA paperwork in order, i.e. rollcage, turbine, etc. Per-hook participants are bound by the same rules and regulations as NTPA competition license-holders and registered vehicles, and while eligible for event purse monies, will receive no points for their competition run.
NTPA per-hook paperwork must be completed at each event at the NTPA entry trailer.