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                                    updated 8-19-17


2017
ITPA Results
Results from the ITPA American Thresherman’s Assoc. event in Pinckneyville, Illinois on Friday, August 18, 2017 are now posted.


ITPA Point Standings
The 2017 ITPA point standings are updated as of 8-12-17.

Mike Piper Passes
Former ITPA and NTPA modified puller, Michael “Mike” H. Piper, 69, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:20 a.m. on August 2, 2017 at his residence in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home, 1314 Main Street, (P.O. Box 721), Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 62864.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Brian Piper Memorial Foundation.

TRACTOR PULLERS REUNION
Tractor Pullers Reunion V – American Thresherman Association 58th Annual Show, August 16-20, 2017, Perry County Fairgrounds, Pinckneyville, Illinois.  Tractor Puller’s Reunion Breakfast has been cancelled due to too small a response.  Come see us at the show. 
Celebrate 50 years of ITPA.  Bring pictures, stories and memorabilia to our tent at the show.  Come, see and visit with pullers from around Illinois.

“Shields Auto Group County Pulloff”
This will be a 3 event series (Fisher Community Fair, Champaign Co. Fair and Half Century of Progress) for ITPA registered 5800# Modified vehicles (no per day vehicles) sponsored by Shields Auto Group of Rantoul, Illinois.  Payout will be 1st – $1000, 2nd – $600, 3rd – $400.  The ITPA point system will be used for this series along with the ITPA tie breaker and if further needed total accumulated distances will be used to break any ties.
Standings (with 1 hook remaining)
1.  Craig Young                         60
tie 2.  Bill Bales                         55
tie 2.  Brian Gaddy                   55
4.  Top Gun                               53
5.  Lynch Mob                           51
6.  War Hawk                           50
7.  John Young                         49
8.  Glenn McMunn                 48
9.  Russell Vandeveer             45
10.  Kenny Buhr                      44

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


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.