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                                                              updated 12-1-16

                                                            Carlene Dixon Passes
     Former ITPA secretary-treasurer, Carlene Marrisco Dixon, 80, of rural Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
     Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of services on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
     Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling Presbyterian Church of Christ.

                                        2016 ITPA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
                                                   Saturday, December 10, 2016
                              Crowne Plaza - 3000 South Dirksen Parkway - Springfield, IL
                                     Reservations due in the ITPA office by Dec. 2, 2016
Registration (Plaza E - first floor)                    8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Divisional Meetings                                          10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Annual Meeting                                                 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Banquet:  Doors open                                      5:30 p.m.
                Meal served                                       6:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation                                        7:00 p.m.
Dance                                                                 9:00 p.m.

                                         Attention Prospective 7800# Pro Farm Pullers
     The ITPA Board will consider adding this as an ITPA class for the 2017 pulling season if we have at least 10 competitors (that have vehicles built for this class) pay 2017 ITPA membership and insurance fees by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  If there are not 10 competitors that join, those who did join will receive a membership and insurance refund if they so desire.

                                                          ITPA Point Standings
     The final 2016 ITPA point standings are now posted.  Click on "Current Standings" - above on this page.

                                                          2015 Illinois State Fair
     Received the  prize money and expense money checks for the 2015 Illinois State Fair in the mail today (Aug. 4, 2016).  I know everyone has been asking about this matter.  Interest check is to come later.


                                                           "1050# SS Hook Added"
     The 1050# Super Stock class has been added to the Williamson Co. Fair event in Marion, Illinois on Friday, August 12, 2016.  The 1050# SS class will start at 4:00 p.m. with the other ITPA divisions at 7:00 p.m.

     The 1050# SS event at the Union Co. Fair in Anna, IL scheduled for Aug. 27, 2016 has been cancelled.

                                                              ITPA Track Officials
     The list of ITPA track officials that was passed out at Fair Convention and later mailed out, has an error.  Kurt Simmons phone number should be 217-714-2191.  Kurt, sorry for the error.

                                                   ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
     Rule changes/additions from the March 6, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.
     Also, in 2016 ITPA to offer as exhibition the 7800# Light Pro Farm class.  Class rules are also under the Tech section.
     Exhibition schedule:  Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Arthur, IL - 6:00 p.m.
                                          Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 - Altamont, IL - 7:00 p.m.
                                          Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 - Pinckneyville, IL - 7:00 p.m.
                                          Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 - Pontiac, IL - 5:00 p.m.
     Pullers will need a copy of the notarized clutch statement form to show with their per day membership.  Form can be found under the "Membership" section of the ITPA web site.
     Pullers and tractor will need to be on site at least 2 hours prior to scheduled start time of the event for a tech and safety inspection.
     Weight will be on the honor system, take your tractor to your local elevator and weigh it (tractor and driver) before the event.  Record the weights for verification purposes.


                                                          2016 ITPA Schedule
     The 2016 Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. pulling schedule is now posted.  Click on "Schedule" to the right side of this page.

                                                    Attention:  Pro Farm Pullers
     The map width enhancement groove location rule passed at the January 3, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting HAS BEEN RESCINDED.

                                                 ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
     Rule changes from the January 3, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.

                                               ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
     Rule changes from the December 13, 2015 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.

                                                 2015 ITPA Awards Banquet
     The 2015 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfiled, Illinois.
     Approximately 380 people were in attendance to honor the 2015 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families.  Upwards of $100,000 in point money, Burrus seed, scholarships, jackets, trophies, door prizes and cash was awarded.
     Winner of the $500 competing membership "pass the envelope game" was Danny Schnitker.
                  ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship - Lane Bollinger
GEM Insurance Scholarship - Tyler Harms
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship - Jared Fender
Rookies of the Year - Keith Markwardt, Jared Steckler
Best Appearing Stock - Dale Rogier
Best Appearing Truck - Daniel & Ryan Whalen
Best Appearing Modified - Bill Bales
Modified Puller of the Year - Lynch Mob
Stock Puller of the Year - Chad Russell
Mechanic of the Year - Joe Wolters
Pulling Family of the Year - The Schnitker Family
Sportsmanship Award - Jay Haning

                                                  Todd Maedge's Father Passes
     Marvin "ML" Maedge (father of ITPA super stock puller, Todd Maedge), 84, of Highland, Illinois died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Des Peres Hospital in Des Peres, Missouri.
     Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.
     Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2105 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, Illinois.
     Memorials may be made to Marine Fire Department.

                                                    ITPA Final Point Standings
     The 2015 ITPA final point standings are now posted

                                                          "Off Track Insurance"
     For insurance to cover your pulling vehicle (while not in competion), spare parts, tools, equipment, Gators, etc. contact Premier Crop Insurance: 
                Scott Walker  office 937-659-0071    cell  317-223-7798
Premier Crop Insurance is a sponsor of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association.

     ITPA would like to thank Rodney Crum of Power and Noise Photo.com for posting live results from the various 2015 ITPA events.  Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.
















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