The Championship Tractor Pull was so popular in its first year that 15 drivers signed up to compete in the inaugural pull before it was officially established.
Today the pull remains a counterpart to the much larger NFMS, but the CTP has since transformed into a premiere event of its own. Each year, a short list of pullers etch their names in history as they become part of an elite group of drivers earning a national championship title. With more than 75,000 fans packing Freedom Hall to experience five pulse-pounding performances in four days, the nation’s oldest indoor tractor pull has a vivid history to share with its loyal supporters.
In 1993, the Championship Tractor Pull's competitive format was restructured, establishing a Finals round on the last evening of the pull. Many fine drivers have since carved their names into Championship Tractor Pull history on those Saturday nights as they fought their way to the prestigious title of "Grand Champion."
The cumulative results listed below tell the whole story. It is extremely difficult — though not impossible — to repeat as a Championship Tractor Pull Grand Champion. It seems that only time will tell who the next trophy winners will be.
Tickets for the 2019 Championship Tractor Pull are on sale. For information about group discount prices, please call (502) 367-5144 or 800-231-8085.
Tickets are sold at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office. Or by calling 800-745-3000
See the powerful pulling trucks and tractors up close, meet the drivers, get autographs and take pictures with your favorite vehicles.
Open to the public — FREE Admission
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday. (Please note: times for “The Pit” to close are subject to change.)