Don Nolan Passes
One of the original board members of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. and former ITPA competitor, Donald E. Nolan, 85, of Taylorville, Illinois passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016 in his home.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 116 W. Adams Street in Taylorville, Illinois.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School.
Don Brammer Passes
Former ITPA competitor and father of former ITPA competitor Jason Brammer, Donald B. Brammer, 60, of Sheldon, Illinois passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, Illinois (219 South 4th St.).
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to the American Diebetes Associaiton or the American Kidney Foundation.
Mary Lashmett Passes
Mary C. Ryder Lashmett (mother of former ITPA vice president, Tom Lashmett), 94, of Winchester, Illinois passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester, Illinois.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 after 2:00 p.m. with the family meeting freinds from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Daws Family Funeral Home in Winchester, Illinois (670 N. Main).
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Winchester First Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church for the Free Lunch Monday Mission or the Winchester EMS.
It's a Girl
ITPA 8500# Limited Pro Stock puller, Aaron Esker and his wife Katie, are the proud parents of thier first child. Ayla Jean was born at 7:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, weighing 10 lbs. 5 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Congratulations to the Eskers.
ITPA Point Standings
The final 2016 ITPA point standings are now posted. Click on "Current Standings" - above on this page.
The ITPA event scheduled for September 17, 2016 at the Southeast Missouri District Fair in Cape Girardeau, Missouri was canceled due to wet grounds.
Results from the September 10, 2016 ITPA Calhoun Co. Jr. Fair event in Hardin, Illinois are now posted. Click on "Event Results: - right side of this page.
Tom Bollinger Passes
Former ITPA member, Thomas N. Bolinger (father of former ITPA members, Tom and Steve Bollinger, grandfather of current ITPA member, Lane Bollinger), 74, of Taylorville, Illinois passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the service at noon on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, Illinois.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, Illinois.
Memerials may be made to: St. John's Hospice, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, Illinois or Challenge Aspen (Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful experiences to individuals faced with cognitive or physical challenges) P.O. Box 6639, Snowmass, CO 81615.
2015 Illinois State Fair
Received the prize money and expense money checks for the 2015 Illinois State Fair in the mail today (Aug. 4, 2016). I know everyone has been asking about this matter. Interest check is to come later.
"1050# SS Hook Added"
The 1050# Super Stock class has been added to the Williamson Co. Fair event in Marion, Illinois on Friday, August 12, 2016. The 1050# SS class will start at 4:00 p.m. with the other ITPA divisions at 7:00 p.m.
The 1050# SS event at the Union Co. Fair in Anna, IL scheduled for Aug. 27, 2016 has been cancelled.
ITPA Track Officials
The list of ITPA track officials that was passed out at Fair Convention and later mailed out, has an error. Kurt Simmons phone number should be 217-714-2191. Kurt, sorry for the error.
ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
Rule changes/additions from the March 6, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.
Also, in 2016 ITPA to offer as exhibition the 7800# Light Pro Farm class. Class rules are also under the Tech section.
Exhibition schedule: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - Arthur, IL - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 - Altamont, IL - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 - Pinckneyville, IL - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 - Pontiac, IL - 5:00 p.m.
Pullers will need a copy of the notarized clutch statement form to show with their per day membership. Form can be found under the "Membership" section of the ITPA web site.
Pullers and tractor will need to be on site at least 2 hours prior to scheduled start time of the event for a tech and safety inspection.
Weight will be on the honor system, take your tractor to your local elevator and weigh it (tractor and driver) before the event. Record the weights for verification purposes.
2016 ITPA Schedule
The 2016 Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. pulling schedule is now posted. Click on "Schedule" to the right side of this page.
Attention: Pro Farm Pullers
The map width enhancement groove location rule passed at the January 3, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting HAS BEEN RESCINDED.
ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
Rule changes from the January 3, 2016 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.
ITPA Board of Directors Meeting
Rule changes from the December 13, 2015 ITPA Board of Directors meeting are now posted under the Tech section.
2015 ITPA Awards Banquet
The 2015 Illinois Tractor Pulling Association Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfiled, Illinois.
Approximately 380 people were in attendance to honor the 2015 ITPA sponsors, promoters, point winners, special award winners and their families. Upwards of $100,000 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 Danny Schnitker.
ITPA special award winners were:
Marc Clifton Memorial Scholarship - Lane Bollinger
GEM Insurance Scholarship - Tyler Harms
Pete Tucker Memorial Scholarship - Jared Fender
Rookies of the Year - Keith Markwardt, Jared Steckler
Best Appearing Stock - Dale Rogier
Best Appearing Truck - Daniel & Ryan Whalen
Best Appearing Modified - Bill Bales
Modified Puller of the Year - Lynch Mob
Stock Puller of the Year - Chad Russell
Mechanic of the Year - Joe Wolters
Pulling Family of the Year - The Schnitker Family
Sportsmanship Award - Jay Haning
Todd Maedge's Father Passes
Marvin "ML" Maedge (father of ITPA super stock puller, Todd Maedge), 84, of Highland, Illinois died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Des Peres Hospital in Des Peres, Missouri.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Meridith Funeral Home in Highland, Illinois.
Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2105 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Marine Fire Department.
ITPA Final Point Standings
The 2015 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 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 2015 ITPA events. Thanks again Rodney and your crew for your support of ITPA.