Former NTPA Mod and Unlimited competitor Mike Piper from Mount Vernon, Illinois in the USA, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. Mike competed on the NTPA's Grand and Pro National Series in the 1990s at several weight classes including Unlimited. He won the Bowling Green Championship ring in 1998 in the 7600lbs. Unlimited as well as 7200lbs. classes at BG in 1988 and 1989. He also was the guestpuller with his Unlimited Mod Tractor called ,,Just Add Dirt´´ at the European Superpull in Ahoy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1999. Mike Piper was the second of three generations of pullers: his father Henry pulled Super Stocks in the NTPA's early years, while his son Brian, who sadly passed in 2011, also pulled Modifieds.
We wish his family peace and strength to bear this painful loss.