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                                    updated 6-19-22


2022 Illinois State Fair Truck & Tractor Pull is Canceled!
As most of you know that have been to the ITPA Truck & Tractor Pull as the Illinois State Fair, the upper west section of the grandstand at the MPA (Multi Purpose Arena) has been condemned for the past few years.  The State finally issued the contract for the repairs to the grandstand (and other areas of structural decay) about two week ago.  Because of the amount of repairs needed, the entire MPA is closed for the 2022 Illinois State Fair.  Plans are for ITPA to be back in the MPA for the 2023 Illinois State Fair.

2022 ITPA Results
The results of the ITPA event at the Sangamon Co. Fair in New Berlin, Illinois on June 18, 2022 are now posted.  Go to the top of the home page under “Events”.
The results of the ITPA event at the Piatt Co. Jr. Fair in Cerro Gordo, Illinois on June 17, 2022 are now posted.
The results of the ITPA event at the Perry Co. Fair in Pinckneyville, Illinois on June 17, 2022 are now posted.

Crescent City adds 4WD Trucks
The 4WD Truck class has been added to the list of ITPA classes at the Iroquois Co. Fair event in Crescent City, Illinois on Sunday, July 24, 2022 thanks to Jon Layden.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the March 6, 2022 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

2022 ITPA Pulling Schedule 
The 2022 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association pulling schedule is now posted.  Go to the bottom of the ITPA home page under “EVENTS”.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the December 12, 2021 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

2021 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2021 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 275 people were in attendance to honor the 2021 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families.  Over $75,000 in point money, Burrus seed, scholarships, jackets, trophies, door prizes and cash were awarded.
Winner of the $500 competing membership “pass the envelope game” was Kody McCleary.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship – Katie May
BXS Insurance Scholarship – Brady Ingram
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship – Esdon Bartling
Rookies of the Year – Esdon Bartling, Colby Beckemeyer, Ryland Helbig, Fred Helmuth, Brady Ingram & Cherie Rogier
Best Appearing Stock – Shawn Stoneking
Best Appearing Truck – Russell Phipps
Best Appearing Modified – Tim Stucky
Modified Puller of the Year – Mike Vandeveer
Stock Puller of the Year – Mark Roberts
Mechanic of the Year – Danny Schnitker
Pulling Family of the Year – Kozuszek Bros. Family
Sportsmanship Award – Wayne Tedder


ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the October 3, 2021 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

ITPA Zone Meetings 
Southern Zone – Eric Schaefer was re-elected.
Eastern Zone – Steve Rich was re-elected.
Western Zone – Kenny Millburg was re-elected and Austin Burris has been appointed to fill the unexpired term vacated by Brad Begeman.

ITPA Results – (Go to the top of the ITPA “home page” under Events.)
Results of the ITPA event at the Southeast Missouri District Fair in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on September 18, 2021 are now posted.

ITPA Point Standings – Final
The 2021 ITPA final point standings are now posted.  Go to the top of the ITPA “home page” under Standings.

Attention ITPA diesel pullers:
The cross bolts in the exhaust system on all turbocharged engines was changed from 3/8″ to 1/2″ grade 5 bolts.  See the tech section for details.

ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 17, 2021 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.

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

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.