DARKE COUNTY — The National Tractor Pullers Association returned to The Great Darke County Fair Tuesday evening.
The event covered six classes and 89 competitors. The NTPA has been around since 1969. It was formed so the states could get together and have a uniform set of rules for all events.
Tractor pulls consist of tractors pulling a weight that transfers as the tractor goes farther down the track. There are classes with trucks, tractors, super stock tractors and modified tractors. The NTPA puts on about 165 events every year throughout the United States.
“It’s a great family sport; the pits are always open. You can come in, see the machines and talk to some of the drivers,” NTPA Technical Services Director Larry Richwine said. “You come to The Great Darke County Fair next year and there will be an NTPA event. Make sure you come out and see us; you will have a blast.”
Top three placers in each class
7,500-pound modified class, first place, Kevin Criswell, second place. Alan Judy, and third place Ken Miller.
2,050-pound open modified mini tractors, first place, Adam Bauer, second place, Ross Herr, third place, Adam Koester.
6,200-pound modified two wheel drive trucks, first place, Jessie Petro, second place, Ryan Writsel, third place, Kyle Ort.
9,300-pound super farm tractors, first place Jeff VanGelder, second place, Ryan Salenbien, third place, Darrin Hunt.
8,500-pound light pro stock tractors, first place Bob Campbell, second place, Brad Overmyer, third place Mike Palmer.
8,000-pound light pro stock tractors, first place, Brian Shramek, second place Jody Ross, third place, Stan Blagrave.