Former ITPA Vice President Passes
Thomas Allen Lashmett, 75, of Waterloo, Illinois (formerly from the Jacksonville area), passed away surrounded by family on Thursday morning March 29, 2018 at Reflections at Garden Place Memory Care Assisted Living in Columbia, Illinois.
Tom served as western zone director in the Illinois Tractor Pulling Asssociation from 1980 to 2010. Tom was Vice President of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association from 1987 to 2010. Tom and his brother David were former modified 4wd truck pullers and also operated Lashmett Sleds for several years.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Daws Family Funeral Home, 657 N. Main, Winchester, Illinois 62694.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to the Morgan County 4-H Foundation, Scott County Fair Board, and Reflections at Garden Place Memory Care Assisted Living.
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.
2018 ITPA Pulling Schedule
The tentative 2018 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association pulling schedule is now posted under the “Events” section on the home page.
ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 14, 2018 ITPA Board of Directors Meeting are now posted under the Tech Section.
ITPA Board Meetings
Rules changes from the December 10, 2017 and October 8, 2017 ITPA Board of Directors Meetings are now posted under the Tech Section.
2017 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2017 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 400 people were in attendance to honor the 2017 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, past ITPA board members, special award winners and their families. Over $90,000 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 Devin Cain (Devin donated $400 to the Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship Fund)
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship – Austin Schorfheide
GEM Insurance Scholarship – Adam Kozuszek
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship – Sarah Kozuszek
Rookies of the Year – Linda Burk, Cauy Blomberg & Blake Helbig
Best Appearing Stock – Russ Becker
Best Appearing Truck – Todd Hinrichs
Best Appearing Modified – War Hawk
Modified Puller of the Year – Glenn McMunn
Stock Puller of the Year – Dan Bartling
Mechanic of the Year – Bernie Platz
Pulling Family of the Year – Paul Friedrich Family including Jay Haning & Herb Wilkins
Sportsmanship Award – Russell Vandeveer
Special thanks to the Crowne Plaza for the fabulous “ice sculpture”.
ITPA Point Standings
The 2017 ITPA final point standings are now posted.
“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 Photo.com for posting live results from the various 2017 ITPA events.
Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.