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                                    updated 5-27-20


Pinckneyville, Illinois & Waterloo, Illinois are cancelled.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following ITPA events have been cancelled/postponed.
July 20 & 25 – Waterloo, Illinois – cancelled
July 10 – Penfield, Illinois – cancelled
July 4 – Wyoming, Illinois – cancelled
July 2 – Rushville, Illinois – cancelled
June 27 – Holzhauer’s/Lutz Agency Southern Illinois Showdown – postponed
June 20 – New Berlin, Illinois – cancelled
June 19 – Pinckneyville, Illinois – cancelled
June 19 – Cerro Gordo, Illinois – cancelled
June 13 – Decatur, Illinois – cancelled
June 12 – Carlinville, Illinois – cancelled

John Meese’s Wife Passes
     Phyllis K. Meese, 80, of Oblong, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:12 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois.  Phyllis was the wife of longtime ITPA competitor John Meese, mother of longtime ITPA competitor Darrell Meese and grandmother of ITPA competitors Brad and Collin Meese from the Squealer Pulling Team.
Public visitation will be Friday, May 22, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, 302 E. Main Street, Oblong, Illinois.  Under the guidelines
of the CDC and the State of Illinois for COVID-19 social distancing will be enforced.  The family requests the everyone MUST WEAR A MASK while in the building.  There will be no gathering, touching or handshaking of individuals during the visitation.
There will be a private family Celebration of Life and burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Dogwood Prairie Methodist Church or Oblong School Academic Foundation and mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

2020 ITPA Calendar Book
The 2020 edition of the ITPA Souvenir and Calendar book is now available.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the early ITPA events where you normally purchase these books have been cancelled.  If you ITPA pulling fans would like a copy, send a check/money order for $7.00 (along with an address where you want the book sent) to ITPA, 849 Co. Rd. 1850 E., Greenup, Illinois 62428 and we’ll mail you a book.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the March 1, 2020 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.


2020 ITPA Pulling Schedule 
The 2020 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association’s pulling schedule is now posted.  Go to the bottom of the home page under “Events” and click on “2020 ITPA Pulling Schedule”.  

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 5, 2020 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the December 15, 2019 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

2019 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2019 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 340 people were in attendance to honor the 2019 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 Mike Johannes.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship – Kody McCleary
BXS Insurance Scholarship – Sarah Chesnek
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship – Elizabeth Schluter
Rookies of the Year – Noah Campbell, Robert Fuhler, Mark Roberts & Eric Schaefer
Best Appearing Stock – Joe Elson, Danny & Jason Barker
Best Appearing Truck – Jared Steckler
Best Appearing Modified – Neil Roberts
Modified Puller of the Year – Dale Nelson
Stock Puller of  the Year – Wayne Tedder
Mechanic of the Year – Clarence Kozuszek
Pulling Family of the Year – John Mumma Family
Sportsmanship Award – Bernie Platz


ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the October 6, 2019 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

Final 2019 ITPA Point Standings
Final 2019 ITPA point standings are now posted.  Go to the home page under Standings.

ITPA Board Meeting
Alan Eschmann was elected the new ITPA Vice President.  Andy Buhr of Gifford, Illinois is the new Eastern Zone director.
Rule changes from the March 10, 2019 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 6, 2019 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

ITPA Board Meetings
By-law changes and rule changes from the October 7, 2018; November 4, 2018 and December 9, 2018 ITPA Board of Directors meetings are now posted under the Tech Section.
 
2018 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2018 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 350 people were in attendance to honor the 2018 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 Darren Binkley.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship – Taryn Chesnek
BXS Insurance Scholarship – Brennan Begeman
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship – Abbey Conner
Rookies of the Year – Nic Coers, Zach Jasper & Jacob Miller
Best Appearing Stock – Jerry Barrass
Best Appearing Truck – Lee Stiltz
Best Appearing Modified – Donnie Jasper
Modified Puller of the Year – Zach Jasper
Stock Puller of the Year – Brent Schorfheide
Mechanic of the Year – Andy Buhr
Pulling Family of the Year – Allen Boehler Family
Sportsmanship Award – Mike Johannes

2018 ITPA Point Standings
Final 2018 ITPA point standings are now posted. 

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the March 4, 2018 ITPA Board of Directors Meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.  Also, Illinois State Fair and DuQuoin State Fair classes are now posted.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 14, 2018 ITPA Board of Directors Meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

“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 2019 ITPA events.
Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.