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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Watson Diesel Nationals Set for New Location in Hoosier State

Charlestown, IN (July 23, 2020) – The Watson Diesel Nationals scheduled for July 31st and August 1st 2020 has faced numerous challenges as many events have in the time of COVID-19. While other events have been cancelled facing insurmountable situations, event promoter Kyle Watson has pushed forward to provide pulling action this season, tackling multiple issues to keep the show going. As we near the date for this event, increasing restrictions in the State of Michigan where the pull was originally scheduled made it impossible to meet the requirements to provide a safe and enjoyable setting for competition. With that reality, the Howell Family joined forces with Watson to provide a new pull location--the Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown, Indiana. The Howard County Fairgrounds has recently hosted pulling action and is well-equipped to handle this Champions Tour event.

“Kyle has done an incredible job trying to make this event happen with all the hurdles he has had to jump this year,” remarked PPL Co-Director John Mears. “A big thank you to the Howell family and their family of businesses (Howell Ford and Dirt N Turf) for their part helping this event continue. Van and Patty Haisley at Haisley Machine have also been a valuable partner in making this pull happen as well as local community leaders.”

Scheduled to appear at the Watson Diesel Nationals are ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks, Pro Mod Four Wheel Drive Trucks, Unlimited Super Stock Tractors, and Super Farm Tractors from the Champions Tour. The dance card for Greentown also includes Pro Stock Diesel Trucks running for Silver Series points and the Limited Pro Stock Diesel Truck class vying for Ag Protect 1 Midwest Region points.

Beyond those classes the event is hosting a Garden Tractor pull, a dyno contest, show-and-shine competition and a kiddie tractor pull. Numerous vendors will be on hand for the event along with a beer tent to refreshments. 

Spectator gates open Friday at 5pm ET and 10am Saturday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.watsondieselservice.com by clicking on the “Truck and Tractor Pull” event tab.

Make plans to join us in the heart of Hoosier land for two big nights of pulling competition, July 31st and August 1st at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Greentown, Indiana!