PHOTO STORY: NTPA Tractor Pull wows crowd at Cass County Fair
CASSOPOLIS — Engines roared as spectators packed the grandstand to see the National Tractor Pullers Association’s Championship Pulling Tuesday night at the Cass County Fair.
33 drivers and their souped-up vehicles competed in the event, which was divided into four classes: Super Farm, Mini Rods, Pro Stock Diesel 4×4 3.0 Trucks and Super Stock Combo.
Local participants included Cassopolis’ Kurt Hartsell in his super stock tractor Plastic Money, Niles’ Shane Masten in his super farm tractor Thumpin Pumpkin and Edwardsburg’s Jason Bentzer in his super farm tractor Plastic Money.
NTPA Championship Pulling results
- John Silsby [Crop Doctor], Union City, 327.97 feet; 3. Jason Bentzer [Plastic Money], Edwardsburg, 320.52 feet; 7. Shane Masten [Thumpin Pumpkin], Niles, 307.88 feet
- Scott Van Antwerp [Play N Dirty], Holland, 351.69 feet
Pro Stock Diesel 4×4 3.0 Trucks
- Jeff Hossler [Flirtiin With Disaster], Columbia City, IN, 316.58 feet
Super Stock Combo
- Rob Trowbridge [Desperado], South Haven, 359.55 feet