Columbus, Ohio---Together, America, we pulled through. Welcome back to Hoopeston!
In conjunction with the Hoopeston FFA Alumni, the National Tractor Pullers Association will present Thunder in the Corn on Friday and Saturday, September 3-4 at the McFerren Park Annex in Hoopeston, Illinois. The four-division Grand National event will be conducted in two sessions starting each night at 7 p.m.
In NTPA Championship Pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled along a straight, dirt track as the sled's resistance increases. Within a class of similar vehicles, the puller who achieves the greatest distance is victorious. At events across the United States, elite competitors campaign their specialized machines---which resemble farm tractors, trucks, and dragsters---for chances at purse money and precious points toward end-of-season championships.
2021 marks the 52nd year of NTPA Championship Pulling, the world's original and number-one circuit for premier-level truck and tractor pulling events. Come to Hoopeston and fill your senses with the sights of glistening graphics, the sounds of mechanical might, the scents of exhausted energy, and the spirit of American achievement.
Grand National Super Stock Diesel and Super Farm Tractors and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks will appear in both sessions of Thunder in the Corn, while Regional National Four-Wheel-Drive Trucks will appear in Saturday's Session Two only. In addition to the event purse, all will compete for championships in either the NTPA's Grand National Series presented by Case IH Agriculture or in Region II and in pursuit of berths in the 34th Enderle Memorial Pull-Off on Saturday, September 18 in Urbana, Ohio. The NTPA's all-star invitational will feature over 100 of the nation's toughest competitors. Visit NTPAPULL.com/Contest to enter the Case IH/NTPA Superfan Sweepstakes to win a trip for two to the Enderle or to the Case IH Experience Center in Racine, Wisconsin.
For more information about Thunder in the Corn, visit the organization's website, HoopestonFFAAlumni.com, or its Facebook page, Hoopeston Area Tractor Pull. To view event schedules, results, point standings, and more, check out 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 2021 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, Columbus Diesel Supply, Stainless Diesel, Midwest Wheel Inc., the National Tractor Pulling Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, Profab Machine Inc., the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, Wisconsin, and Riverside Engine 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 16th season of “NTPA CP” debuted on Tuesday, August 25.
Visit NTPA.tv to purchase on-demand access to individually live-streamed truck and tractor pulling events. Or go all-in on the $299 Yearly Pass and get live and on-demand access to all streamed summertime NTPA events plus current and past episodes of "NTPA Championship Pulling" included! Purchase each stream or the package in your browser at NTPA.tv and watch there or via the NTPA.tv app on popular smart tv platforms including Roku, AppleTV, and AndroidTV and on both Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
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For more information about the NTPA, visit our website, www.NTPAPULL.com, follow us on social media at our Facebook page (ntpapulling), Twitter (@NTPApull), YouTube (NTPApull), and Instagram (ntpa), or call the NTPA office at 614.436.1761.