Lake County Fair
Painesville Township, Ohio
Truck and Tractor Pull
Tuesday, August 17th - 7:00 p.m.
Light Pro Stocks & Super Semis
Grandstands Seating $5.00
(Kids 3 and under free)
Infield/Pit Admission $15.00
(age 16 and older only)
The Palmer Family (Greenville, OH) campaign their "Red Avenger"
in NTPA's new Light Pro Stock category
J.R. Collins (Painesville, OH) and his R. W. Sidley "Buckeye Bulldog"
Super Semi won the 2009 NTPA Grand National Points Title
For rules click here
On Tuesday night, August 17th at the Lake County Fair, it's exciting action from the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA). The action begins at 7:00 PM with two NTPA classes plus a Lake County Fair stock semi class.
NTPA's newest class, the Light Pro Stocks sponsored by Soy Biodiesel, feature Case-IH, John Deere, Allis Chalmers, Ford/New Holland, and various brands of agricultural style tractors. However, these machine have many times over their factory horsepower as the tractors are altered to produce awesome pulling power! The Light Pro Stock Tractors weigh in at 8,500 and have a maximum of 114” wheelbase, maximum overall length of 13’ from center of rear axle to forward-most point. The agricultural engine can be as large as 540 c.i.d. maximum with OEM style head for that particular engine brand. Single turbocharger (no limit to size) are the standard as well as a "P" pump feeding the engine using Diesel only. The tire size is 24.5” x 32”.
The Super Semis are NTPA heavy weight division and feature over the road semi trucks that have been wildly altered with multiple turbochargers propelling these Macks, Peterbilts, Dodges, and other brands. Last year, local favorite J.R. Collins won another NTPA Grand National title with his "Buckeye Bulldog" Mack sponsored by R.W. Sidley.
The Super Semis have a maximum wheelbase of 250” and are allowed a powerplant which is a single, production-available commercial, over-the-road truck engine. Multiple turbochargers allowed with maximum of three pressure stages being fed by diesel fuel only. Only D.O.T. approved tires are allowed with no cutting (sharpening) of tires permitted.
Lake County's stock semi class is being promoted by the fairboard. Additional information can be obtained by calling the fair office.
The National Tractor Pullers Association was established in 1969 by representatives from eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania). These representatives met to establish uniform rules and give the sport structure. From these meetings, the NTPA was started. The year 2010 marks 41 years in the business as the premier sanctioning body of truck and tractor pulling.
The NTPA sets the standard in the pulling industry for safety and competition rules. Respected by most domestic and foreign pulling associations, the NTPA Rulebook is followed across the world for bettering themselves to what has already been experienced by the NTPA.
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