Columbus, Ohio---Let's all pull together, America!
The 2022 National Tractor Pullers Association Championship Pulling season concludes with the North Carolina State Fair Southern Showdown on Friday through Sunday, October 14-16 at the fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. This Regional National event will feature national, United Pullers of the Carolinas, and invitational classes in four sessions.
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 Raleigh!
Classes to appear at each session of the Southern Showdown are as follows: Session One (Friday, 6 p.m.): RN Light Pro Stock and Mini, UPOC Two Wheel Drive, Modified, and invitatioal Light Four Wheel Drive. Sessio Two (Saturday, noon): RN Heavy Super Stock and Super Farm, UPOC Four Wheel Drive and invitational Pro Farm. Session Three (Saturday, 6 p.m.): RN Light Pro Stock and Mini, UPOC Two Wheel Drive and invitational Light Four Wheel Drive. Session Four (Sunday, 1 p.m.): RN Heavy Super Stock and Super Farm, UPOC Four Wheel Drive, Modified, and invitational Pro Farm.
Competitors in Super Farm, Light Pro Stock, and Mini all divisions will vie for championships in the NTPA's Region IV which encompasses events in North Carolina. Also on the line are berths in the 36th Enderle Pull-Off all-star invitational on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Urbana, Ohio.
For more information about the NC State Fair Southern Showdown, visit the fair's website, www.NCStateFair.org. 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.
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