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Watford City: Schedule of Activities

Watford City NTPA Pro Nationals Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, 2024 All Times Central. Friday, July 5 1 p.m. Entry and Tech Open 5 p.m. Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m. Entry and Tech Close 5:30 p.m. Scale Opens and Staging Begins

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Eagle Grove, IA: Schedule of Activities

Wright County Fair NTPA Regional National Friday, July 12, 2024 Schedule of Activities All Times Central 1 p.m. Entry and Tech Open 5 p.m. Drivers Meeting 5:30 p.m. Entry and Tech Close 5:30 p.m. Scale Opens and Staging Begins 6

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Marvin Epperson
Director of Technical Services

(317) 852-0630
marvin@ntpapull.com

To order a NTPA rulebook, order online, call the NTPA office at 614-436-1761 or mail $6 plus $2 shipping and handling to WPI/NTPA, 6155-B Huntley Rd. Columbus, OH 43229.

ROLLCAGE INSPECTORS

The following people are certified as rollcage inspectors, please contact them to get your rollcage inspected. Rollcages are certified for 5 years.

Scott Doty (MI)734-755-3959
Dale Quamme (MN)952-500-0820
Jay Barrett (NC)​ 315-559-9568
Marvin Epperson (OH)​ ​317-852-0630
Dennis Long (OH)​ ​740-837-0582
Matt Steinmetz (OH)​ ​419-239-3820
Steve Zimmer (OH)* ​​740-525-0639
Mike Griffin (TN)931-629-2244

* Travels a​ ​lot so reach out to see if in your area.

ROLLCAGE INSPECTIONS

It is the competitor’s responsibility to notify a certified inspector and arrange an inspection prior to the deadline indicated on the NTPA-issued rollcage certification decal. (Re-)certification inspections may be requested at the entry trailer or during standard on-site tech inspection.

For rollcage inspections at a site other than an NTPA event, contact NTPA Tech Services to make an appointment.

Please note: Inspection dates do not necessarily coincide with event dates. Check the Schedule page at NTPAPULL.com for event dates and session start times.

Rollcage inspections have been completed for 2022.

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Greensburg, IN: New Competitor Track Area Entrance

Greensburg, IN Pit-to-Track Route
The following information pertains to the Decatur County 4-H Fair NTPA Regional National Pull in Greensburg, Indiana on Monday, July 15, 2024:
 
  • All track and pit traffic will now use County Road 200W as the main road to the track entrance (see map).
  • The entrance at the Animal Shelter will no longer be accessible for track entry.
  • The entrance by the horse barn will be open exclusively for those walking into the pits.

Watford City: Schedule of Activities

Watford City Pro Nationals
Watford City NTPA Pro Nationals

Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, 2024

All Times Central.

Friday, July 5

1 p.m.Entry and Tech Open
5 p.m.Drivers Meeting
5:30 p.m.Entry and Tech Close
5:30 p.m.Scale Opens and Staging Begins
6:30 p.m.Track Prep Completed
7 p.m.Show Time – Session One
Saturday, July 6
1 p.m.Entry and Tech Open
5 p.m.Drivers Meeting
5:30 p.m.Scale Opens and Staging Begins
6:30 p.m.Track Prep Completed
7 p.m.Show Time – Session Two

Decorah, IA: Schedule of Activities (includes Puller Meal)

Winneshiek County Fair NTPA Regional National

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Schedule of Activities

All Times Central

1 p.m.Entry and Tech Open
4 to 5:30 p.m.Meal for NTPA Drivers and Crew MembersHosted by Zane Dehli Family
5 p.m.Drivers Meeting
5:30 p.m.Entry and Tech Close
5:30 p.m.Scale Opens and Staging Begins
6 p.m.Track Prep Completed
7 p.m.Show Time

Eagle Grove, IA: Schedule of Activities

Wright County Fair NTPA Regional National

Friday, July 12, 2024

Schedule of Activities

All Times Central

1 p.m.Entry and Tech Open
5 p.m.Drivers Meeting
5:30 p.m.Entry and Tech Close
5:30 p.m.Scale Opens and Staging Begins
6 p.m.Track Prep Completed
7 p.m.Show Time

NTPA Entry School Scheduled for May 4 (Zoom)

Columbus, Ohio—The National Tractor Pullers Association has scheduled one remaining Entry Clerk schools in preparation for the 2024 Championship Pulling season.

The school is set for Saturday, May 4 and will at 10 a.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Central to be conducted by Zoom remote meeting technology, which each attendee may use on any internet-equipped computer, tablet, or mobile device.

The school will be interactive and include an overview of the Microsoft Excel event entry workbook, lineups and results uploaders, and proper entry procedures. Each clerk may virtually attend either or both sessions.

Clerks who currently hold or have previously held an NTPA Entry Clerk license will receive an email with a Zoom meeting link during the week leading into the Saturday school. Each Clerk is advised to check his/her email account, including the spam/junk mail folder, during the week before the school to ensure receipt of this email.

Persons who are interested in attending either session who are not on the mailing list may request an invitation. Email Jon Dunlap (jon@ntpapull.com) for consideration.

Online Membership Process Migrates to Trackside on March 1

The NTPA’s online digital membership applications and Super/Grand National event registrations are being consolidated into one service.

Beginning Friday, March 1, the NTPA will team with Canton, Ohio-based Trackside Systems to provide an all-in-one interface, available via a portal at NTPAPULL.com, for Competition License, Crewperson License, and Vehicle Registration applications.

Trackside to Collect All Applications; Prefill URLs Deactivated

On that date, the Trackside interface will replace all existing license and registration application forms. Teams who wish to use the prefilled URLs provided in the membership email of November 19-20 for expedited completion of those forms are advised to complete this process on or before Thursday, February 29. The URLs will be disabled once registration is open in Trackside. To request a re-send of the URL email for use with the current forms, contact Jon Dunlap (jon@ntpapull.com).

GN Class Entry Conducted Via Trackside

Then, beginning this spring and summer, participants in Super and Grand National events and in Grand National classes at Regional National events will return to the Trackside portal to enter these events.

Registration for GN classes at SN, GN, or RN events must be completed at least 48 hours prior to the advertised start times of the events’ first sessions. For example, competitor and vehicle entry into either 7 p.m. session of Benson, North Carolina’s Mule City 300 on Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1 will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Registration materials will then be available for pickup at the NTPA Entry Services trailer on-site. Entries into GN classes will not be accepted on-site at these events or after the 48-hour deadline has passed.

Though online entry will remain open for these events up to the 48-hour deadline, it will be possible for competitors to enter every SN/GN event all at once via the Trackside portal.

New System Provides Ticketing Options for Promoters

The NTPA and Trackside will also partner to provide online ticketing services to several sanctioned events including the North Iowa Nationals and the Enderle Pull-Off. Promoters who are interested in online ticketing are encouraged to contact Matt Steinmetz (matt@ntpapull.com).

2024 Tech Schools

All scheduled Tech Schools have been completed for the 2024 season. Contact Marvin Epperson (marvin@ntpapull.com) for more information.

 

2024 Turbo, Bellhousing Rules to Be in Effect at Upcoming Louisville, Green Cove Springs Events

Attention, Green Cove Springs competitors: The NTPA’s new turbocharger containment and bellhousing certification rules will be enforced at all sanctioned events in 2024. These include the upcoming invitational MAC Trailer NTPA Winter Nationals in Louisville Kentucky on March 23 and the Region VI/Mid-Florida Tractor Pullers Association Clay County Fair Pull in Green Cove Springs, Florida on April 13-14.

Competitors in all affected divisions, including state-level divisions in Green Cove Springs, are urged to consult the Tech Services page at NTPAPULL.com to make sure that their vehicles are in compliance with these rules.

NFMS to Enforce Turbo Containment Rules; Pre-Inspection Photos Requested

2024 National Farm Machinery Show
Attention NFMS Competitors: In light of the adoption of new turbocharger containment rules and device specifications by the NTPA and other national pulling organizations, the National Farm Machinery Show’s Championship Tractor Pull will require such devices on all turbochargers on competition vehicles in the 2024 event, which runs from Wednesday-Saturday, February 14-17. The following is a release prepared by the NFMS CTP. (Click here for the NTPA’s specifications.)

Happy New Year and Congratulations to your acceptance to the 2024 Farm Machinery Show Championship Tractor Pull-

We understand the fluidity of the newest safety rules regarding turbocharger exhaust.

All of the options already spelled out by PPL and NTPA will be accepted for 2024 CTP.

We would like to receive a photo(s) via email of the exhaust side of your turbocharger AND exhaust pipe inlet from the turbocharger with a manufactured ejection prevention system by Feb 1st for APPROVAL.  If not received, a more indepth tech review by officials will occur and could result in further adaptation to meet compliance. We will have 100% cooperation with these rules

Email your photo(s) to the Championship Tractor Pull Committee (championshippull@gmail.com).

2024 CTP Turbo Exhaust:

A manufactured exhaust wheel cage assembly must be used in and/or fastened to the exhaust housing with one set of ½ inch bolts installed 90 degrees of each other immediately (may be in pipe) as close to the cage as possible.

Please understand we will work with each of you for an acceptable solution those not already spelled out by the PPL & NTPA specifications.

Thanks for your cooperation-
Championship Tractor Pull Committee
502-541-2952
Email- championshippull@gmail.com

Note: Do not email photos to NTPA Technical Services for approval to pull at the Farm Show. The NFMS Tractor Pull Committee is the sole arbiter of the legality of a containment device at the Championship Tractor Pull.

SFI Approves New Bellhousing Specification with Five-Year Certification

Columbus, Ohio—NTPA Technical Services has successfully petitioned the SFI Foundation to add a bellhousing certification that specifically addresses truck and tractor pulling applications and extends certification period to five years for steel and titanium bell housings. This new certification was approved by SFI on July 24, 2023.

SFI Specification 6.4, “Puller and Diesel Drag Racing Bellhousing,” was jointly pursued by the NTPA and National Hot Rod Association, which joined the effort initiated by the NTPA in January 2021. The SFI 6.4 specification contains a five-year certification period for steel or titanium bell housings specifically used in pulling and drag racing competition. A two-year certification limit still exists for aluminum bellhousings and remain as SFI 6.3 certification only.

Existing SFI 6.3 certified steel and titanium bellhousings automatically meet SFI 6.4 requirements in an automotive application since there is no change in the construction of the bellhousing required. Such certification can be applied by the manufacturer with no additional testing required. Competitors are encouraged to request their bellhousing manufacturer to apply the new SFI 6.4 certification decal and 5-year certification period to their steel or titanium bellhousing.

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