The OSTPA family extends their deepest sympathy to Bob Soisson Sr. (Flying Machine), Bobby Soisson III (Leather and Lace) and their family on the loss of Bob's wife, Cheryl. Cheryl Kay Soisson, 75, of Akron, passed away January 9, 2018. Visitation will be Sunday, January 14 from 2-3 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 North Canton Road, Akron, OH, 44305. A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 14 at 3 pm. A full obituary can be found here.
OSTPA is saddened to report that Jack E. Walter, OSTPA Hall of Famer and brother of Jim Walter, of Carey, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky. He was 81. Family and friends will be received from 3-7pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at STOMBAUGH-BATTON FUNERAL HOME in Carey. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey, with Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiating. A full obituary can be found here.
Our OSTPA hearts are very heavy as we learned of the death of longtime Super Stock puller Tracey Varns, Head Games. Tracey could be counted on for his sense of humor, big smile, and infectious laugh. His dedication to pulling and incredible work ethic made him a legend in the sport. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. His obituary can be found here. The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to OSTPA, and will benefit the Jeff McPherson-Shawn Williams Memorial Scholarship.
Important Upcoming 2018 Dates:
Jan. 20, 2018 - OSTPA Annual Awards Banquet
March 3, 3018 - Executive Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
March 4, 2018 - Division and Full Board Meetings (9:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.)
April 7, 2018 - Executive Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
April 8, 2018 - Division and Full Board Meetings (9:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.)
Tech School (9:00 a.m.)
Nov. 3, 2018 - Executive Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Nov. 4, 2018 - Division and Full Board Meetings (9:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.)
Dec. 1, 2018 - Executive Board Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Dec. 2, 2018 - Division and Full Board Meetings (9:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.)
Division and Full Board Meetings are held at the Columbus Airport Marriott.
Executive Board Meetings are held at the residence of Exec. Sec. Stacie White.
Please remember that registration for the first class closes 1/2 hour before the start of the event. If you are running late, please call the office number, 419-289-6560 or 419-606-4170, to let the entry trailer know.
Our sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Kent "Monkey Boy" Franks, member of the Live Wire Super Modified FWD Pulling Team, who passed away. Kent was certainly a Live Wire himself and many in the pulling world and beyond have Monkey stories that bring smiles and laughter. Kent was the 2016 OSTPA Super Modified FWD Puller of the Year. He will be greatly missed by all. His obituary can be found here.
Full Pull Cookbooks, filled with tasty recipes, are for sale, $20 per book, at the entry trailer and merchandise tent. The proceeds from the cookbook sales benefit the Jeff McPherson-Shawn Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!
Carroll's Truck Part Pro Stock Semis
Columbus Diesel Light-Limited Pro Stock Tractors
OSTPA office number: 419-289-6560
Executive Secretary, Stacie White: 419-606-4170