2015 ITPA Schedule
The 2015 Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. pulling schedule is now posted. Click on "Schedule" to the right.
Former ITPA President Passes
Harold Eugene "Gene" Dixion (ITPA President 1978-1986), age 78, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 12:07 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8:00 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling Presbyterian Church of Christ or Shiner's Hospital for Children.
Gene along with his Vice President, Ron Newby, was responsible making the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association what it is today.
March 8, 2015 ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the March 8, 2015 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the "Tech" section above.
ITPA Lost Mini Rod Puller
Ronald Eugene Phipps (ITPA Mini Rod puller and father of ITPA Mini Rod puller, Russell Phipps), 62, of Kane, Illinois died at 11:31 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Alton Memorial Hospital after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
Ron was the 2013 ITPA Point Champion in the 1900# Mini Rod division.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Jersey Community High School FFA, in honor of his love of farming.
January 3, 2015 ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the January 3, 2015 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the "Tech" secton above.
December 14, 2014 ITPA Board Meeting
Rule changes from the December 14, 2014 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the "Tech" section above.
2014 ITPA Awards
The 2014 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association's Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Decmeber 13, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.
Approximately 360 people were in attendance to honor the 2014 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families. Upwards of $100,000 in point fund money, Burrus seed, scholarships, jackets, trophies, door prizes and cash was awarded.
Winner of the $500 competing membership "pass the envelope game' was Wayne Tedder.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship - Emily Millburg
GEM Insurance Scholarship - Mallory Battefeld
Rookies of the Year - Brian Gaddy, Brett Hackstadt, Brent Schorfheide
Best Appearing Stock - Friedrich & Haning Pulling Team "Buck with no Doe"
Best Appearing Truck - Jim Austin "Salt Shaker Express"
Best Appearing Modified - Russell Vandeveer " The Russler"
Modified Puller of the Year - Bethany & Jared Nelson
Stock Puller of the Year - Steve Yeariian II
Mechanic of the Year - Steve Yeariina II
Pulling Family of the Year - Jim Austin Family
Sportsmanship Award - Tim Coale
"Off Track Insurance"
For insurance to cover your pulling vehicle (while not in competion), spare parts, tools, equipment, Gators, etc. contact Premier Crop Insurance:
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 2014 ITPA events. Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.