Columbus, Ohio—The National Tractor Pullers Association and the Mid-Florida Tractor Pullers Association will together present the Satsuma Tractor Pull at Putnam County Speedway Park on Friday and Saturday, February 2-3. The two-session Regional National event will feature three NTPA divisions each evening beginning at 7 p.m.
In truck and tractor pulling, specialized vehicles of a similar build take turns dragging a weight transfer sled along a straight dirt course as the sled’s resistance increases. The winner is the driver whose vehicle moves the sled the greatest distance. In NTPA Championship Pulling, competitors travel across the nation to perform at the motorsport’s most prestigious venues and in front of the world’s most passionate fans for purse money and season championships.
The first-time nationally sanctioned pull will include classes of Hot Farm Tractors and Mini and multi-engine Modifieds both nights and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks on Saturday night only. In addition to the event’s purse, participating vehicles that are registered at the Regional National level will compete for points and championships in Region VI, whose 2024 circuit also visits Florida the previous weekend on Friday and Saturday, January 26-27 in Ocala and over Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 in Green Cove Springs.
In addition, the seven scheduled hooks for the Hot Farms, Two Wheel Drives, Minis, and Modifieds will determine qualifiers for the 37th annual Enderle Pull-Off in Urbana, Ohio on Saturday, September 14.
“It’s exciting for our competitors and our Gulf Coast and traveling fans that we’re building this midwinter tour,” said Gregg Randall, the Association’s Executive Director. “Ocala and Satsuma on back-to-back weekends and about 65 miles apart in central Florida will afford some opportunity for vacationing and sightseeing between two quality pulling events.”
Competitors who are interested in pursuing a Region VI title or Enderle berth are advised that license and registration fees will increase on January 1.
The MFTPA, an NTPA member state organization, will additionally present state classes of Naturally Aspirated Two-Wheel-Drive, Pro Stock Four-Wheel-Drive, and Semi Trucks and Naturally Aspirated Modified Minis. Vehicles in all divisions will be subject to mandatory NTPA technical inspection and will compete under the Association’s safety rules.