Shipshewana 2023: Current List of Invited Competitors

The fourth Wakarusa Ag/Deutz-Fahr NTPA Spring Nationals presented by the Michiana Event Center will comprise two sessions on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18. Each session will begin at 6 p.m.

Located in Shipshewana, Indiana along State Route 5 between the Toll Road (Interstate 80/90) and U.S. 20, the MEC’s Trade Show Building will be outfitted with a 300’-plus pulling surface and both bleacher and VIP trackside seating. Meanwhile, the Michiana Farm Show will occupy the adjacent Coliseum during daytime hours on both Friday and Saturday, and the Staging Building will house the open pit area.

Pre-event tickets, which include admission to the farm show, are priced at $30 ($35 VIP) for Sessions One and Two, while a weekend pass is $50 ($60 VIP). Children younger than 6 will be admitted free with paying adult. Day-of-show prices will increase.

As of March 14, the following competitors are scheduled to appear:

Super Farm (Fri. 6p & Sat. 6p)

  • Jason Bentzer / Plastic Money
  • Lee Butts / Press On
  • Charlie & Nick Capozzo / Cruel Intentions
  • Bill & Matt Casey / Whoopie Maker
  • Greg & Russ Freeze / Deere Traxx
  • Jeff & Kyle Larson / Hotwire
  • Shane Masten / Thumpin’ Pumpkin
  • Gary Schyvinch / New Attitude
  • Tony Sietsema / Wolverine Deere
  • Jon Silsby / Crop Doctor
  • Dave Whelan / My Last Excuse

4.1 Limited Pro Stock (Fri. 6p & Sat. 6p)

  • Jeff Bahl / Doctor Deere
  • Garrett Boldry / Smoke Fever
  • Jamie Campbell / Green Impact
  • Isaac Conway / Operation Detonation
  • Bill Figanbaum / Instigator
  • James Giese / Hicktown Hurricane
  • Dean Holicky / Killin’ Time
  • Chris Leer / Badger Deere
  • Collin Leer / Dairyin’ Deere
  • Jon Liechty / Rushhour
  • Kevin Lindstrom / Hyper Harvester
  • Doug McKinley / Knight Train

Pro Stock (Fri. 6p & Sat. 6p)

  • Tim Ammons / Ultimate Harvester
  • Tim Cain / The Red Gambler
  • Esdon Lemke / New Generation Plus
  • Robby Lemke / Straight Outta Line
  • John Link / Revvelation Pro
  • Rhett Parish / El Niño
  • Jason Rauen / Instigator
  • Jason Rauen / John Deere 8370R
  • Travis Wileman / Die Hard Deere
  • Steve Wischmeier / Barely Gettin’ By
  • Steve Wischmeier / Whiskey Wild
  • Russ Yoder / Xtra Butter

Hot Farm (Fri. 6p & Sat. 6p)

  • Darren Bommer / I Got This
  • Kolten Bommer / Daddy’s Money
  • Brian Carrington / Endle$$
  • Alan Daily / No-Name Deere
  • Ryan Funk / Hooked on a Feelin’
  • Tim Jones / Against the Odds
  • Scot Miller / Dragline Xpress
  • Mike Robbins / Fire in the Hole
  • Brandt Schrader / Addiction
  • Kevin D. Smith / Buckshot Reloaded
  • Travis Smith / Cornfield Cadillac
  • Matt & Kylie Werner / Rage-N-Buck
  • Everett Wilkerson / Just One More

Pro Stock Diesel 4×4 3.0 (Fri. 6p & Sat. 6p)

  • Mike Burton / Backwoods Evolution
  • C.W. Cartmell / Most Hated
  • Cory Frank / Causin’ Trouble
  • Stacy Gwinn / Juiced Up
  • Erik Hucke / Slightly Overworked
  • Jordan Jackson / Billet Steel & Sex Appeal
  • Calvin Logan / Runnin’ Outta Room
  • Brian Shew / Iron Maiden
  • Eric Widman / Big Red
  • Jacob Widman / Under Pressure
  • Robert Widman / Boosted

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