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                                    updated 11-21-17

Russell Vandeveer Passes
ITPA 5800# Modified competitor, Russell Vandeveer, 66, of Kinmundy, Illinois died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Salem, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Salem, Illinois with visiting from 9:00 a.m. till service hour.
Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church or HSHS Southern Illinois Hospice Everlasting Memories Program.  The Rankin Funeral Home, 310 North Broadway, Salem, Illinois 62881 is in charge of arrangements.

Morgan Primm Passes
ITPA Pro-Street Diesel Truck competitor, Morgan Lee Primm, 30, of Athens, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Illinois (P.O. Box 257, 206 N. Main St.).  Private funeral services will be held and a celebration of life is planned for a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Athens State Bank for an education fund for his 2 boys.

ITPA Pro Stock competitor (part of the Friedrich/Haning Pulling Team), Jay Michael Haning, 40, of Morton, Illinois passed away at 12:11 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Minier Christian Church in Minier, Illinois.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Minier Christian Church in Minier, Illinois.
The Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Hopedale, Illinois is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Jay Haning Memorial Fund.

ITPA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
The 2017 ITPA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois.

ITPA Point Standings
The 2017 ITPA final point standings are now posted.

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

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.

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