(Posted July 10, 2023)
“You’re going to see some of the best in the state when it comes to truck and tractor pulling,” said Stacie White, executive secretary for the Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association (OSTPA).
OSTPA is hosting this year’s Madison County Fair truck and tractor pulls at 7 p.m. July 12. The last time OSTPA hosted the pulls was 12 years ago. They are glad to be back, White said.
The Madison County Fair is one of 41 shows the organization is putting on around the state this year, up from an average of 32. The season runs from June through September. Members compete for cash, points, and bragging rights over the course of the season.
“The Madison County event is early in the season, so we’ll likely have a good turnout because they want to start accumulating points as early as possible,” White said.
The competition categories are: limited pro diesel trucks, super stock tractors, two-wheel drive trucks, super-modified four-wheel drive trucks, and modified tractors.
“The modified tractors are always interesting to watch. They are multi-engine and have big tires on the back and little tires on the front. We will get a variety of different engines in that class,” White said.
She also noted that OSTPA is one of only two sanctioning bodies in the United States that runs the super modified four-wheel drive truck class.
The organization maintains a guaranteed payout scale. The prizes range from $650 for first place to $75 for 15th place.
OSTPA is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The organization is comprised of eight clubs from around the state.
OSTPA is a member of the Pro Pulling League and, as such, follows their rules and regulations for sanctioned events. To learn more, visit www.ostpa.com.
The 2023 Madison County Fair runs through July 15. For a schedule of events, visit Madison County Fair.