His "Suffering Sanity" Willys ran to 325.4' on the test hook in this year's first session, and then he watched 2018 Tomah Friday night winner Randy Petro go 9' less on the next run.
Trouble was, the Petro Motorsports Team had three trucks in the class, and by the time son Jessie, the seven-time class champion, arrived with "Buckeye Hauler" at the halfway mark, they had made adjustments.
But the adding machines were heating up over the Super Semis, who thrilled the Ionia Free Fair crowd with several long hauls that resulted in a pair of pull-offs.
Precommitment at a Glance: For 2018, 10 precommitment positions were made available in each of the NTPA's 13 Grand National divisions.
Worthington, Ohio---Like the National Tractor Pullers Association's regular season, the Shell Rotella Cup Series Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts has reached its midpoint.
Two sensational performances at Ionia, Michigan's Pullsation on July 13 and 14, the fifth event in the Cup's newly expanded 10-stop tour, made for easy calculations of the Super Farm Tractors' and Two-Wheel-Drive Trucks' O'Reilly Hardest-Working Puller Awards.
Other Grand National divisions are next scheduled as follows: Light Super Stock: Brandenburg, Kentucky (NTPA/Cup)Super Stock Open: Monroe, Michigan (NTPA), Bowling Green, Ohio (Cup)Super Farm: Bowling Green, Ohio (NTPA/Cup)Two Wheel Drive: Brandenburg, Kentucky (NTPA), Bowling Green, Ohio (Cup)Super Stock Diesel 4x4: Fort Recovery, Ohio (NTPA/Cup)Super Semi: Morley, Michigan (NTPA), Bowling Green, Ohio (Cup)Light Unlimited: Fort Recovery, Ohio (NTPA/Cup)Modified: Monroe, Michigan (NTPA), Bowling Green, Ohio (Cup) Check out the NTPA's complete national schedule at (Photos by Dave Gifford) The NTPA is the sport’s oldest and most respected truck and tractor pulling sanctioning organization. RFD-TV is available on satellite through Direc TV (345), Dish Network (231), and AT&T (568) along with Spectrum/Time Warner, Brighthouse, Comcast, Charter, Suddenlink, Cox, and other cable providers.
Governed by a board of directors, the NTPA is managed by World Pulling International (WPI), an independently owned entity. Check your current provider for details or visit the channel finder at Season 14 of "NTPA Championship Pulling" debuts Tuesday, August 21.