PHOTO STORY: NTPA Tractor Pull wows crowd at Cass County Fair

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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

Super Farm

  1. 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

Mini

  1. Scott Van Antwerp [Play N Dirty], Holland, 351.69 feet 

Pro Stock Diesel 4×4 3.0 Trucks

  1. Jeff Hossler [Flirtiin With Disaster], Columbia City, IN, 316.58 feet

Super Stock Combo

  1. Rob Trowbridge [Desperado], South Haven, 359.55 feet