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updated 3-29-17

Steve Hood’s Father Passes
Richard Duane Hood (father of ITPA competitor, Steve Hood), 77, of rural Industry, Illinois passed away at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 5:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, 303 East Washington Street, in Macomb, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Doddsville United Methodist Church, Doddsville Cemetary or MDH Hospice Program.

Kimber Wilson’s Widow Passes
Elsie J. Wilson, 96, (widow of former ITPA super stock competitor, Kimber Wilson), of Smithfield, Illinois passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Graham Hospital.  Kimber passed away on October 21, 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba, Illinois.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Smithfield Volunteer Firemen or the Grant Keime Memorial Trust.

Rule Changes/Additions
Rule changes and additions from the March 5, 2017 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the “Tech Section”.

Robert Menn’s  Brother Passes
Michael Thomas Menn (brother of ITPA western zone director and ITPA flagman, Robert Menn), 64, of Carthage, Illinois passed away at his home at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Printy Funeral Home, 405 Cherry Street, Carthage, Illinois, 62321.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, Illinois.  Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, Illinois, the Hancock County Saddle Club or H.U.G.S.

2017 ITPA Pulling Schedule
The 2017 Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. Schedule is now posted.  Go to “Home” page, under “Events”, click on 2017 Pulling Schedule.

Rule Changes/Additions
Rule changes and additions from the November 6 and December 11, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meetings are now posted under the “Tech Section”.

2016 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2016 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 350 people were in attendance to honor the 2016 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families.  Over $80,000 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 Bill Friedrich.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship – Maranda Schaley
GEM Insurance Scholarship – Morgan Fox
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship – Brandon Goechner
Rookies of the Year – Dylan Frerking & Michael Rogier
Best Appearing Stock- Ratermann Bros.
Best Appearing Truck – Misty Nelson
Best Appearing Modified – Dylan & Kevin Frerking
Modified Puller of the Year – John Young
Stock Puller of the Year – Jared & Jay Fender
Mechanic of the Year – Mike Johannes
Special Appreciation Award – Russell Vandeveer
Pulling Family of the Year – John Meese Family
Sportsmanship Award – Chad Russell

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

“Thanks”
ITPA would like to thank Rodney Crum of Power and Noise Photo.com for posting live results from the various 2016 ITPA events.
Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.