Worthington, Ohio---With great regret, the National Tractor Pullers Association herein announces the cancellation of the 2020 running of the Enderle Memorial Pull-Off.
The event had been planned for Saturday, September 19 in Urbana, Ohio. A statewide moratorium in Ohio on spectator-attended, isolated motorsports events made it impossible to include fans in the festivities at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.
"That was a deal-breaker for Kent and Joan's son, Mike Keena," said Gregg Randall, NTPA's General Manager. "Mike made it clear that the Enderle isn't the Enderle without fans in the stands cheering on their heroes, and we wholeheartedly agree.
The event, which has for over three decades invited competitors who qualify by performance on several national circuits, will not be rescheduled in 2020. The tentative new date for the 34th Enderle Pull-Off is Saturday, September 18, 2021.
"We want everyone to stay safe and hang in there," Randall concluded. "We'll hope for a better year next year, and the Enderle will be our season finale like always."