Titan and OTTPA Partner to Attract Youth Drivers and Support FFA
Presenting a $1,000 donation from Titan and OTTPA to the South Dakota FFA

Titan and OTTPA Partner to Attract Youth Drivers and Support FFA

Tractor pulls raised funds for FFA chapters across the country



QUINCY, Illinois — Titan International, Inc. (Titan) and Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (OTTPA) are proud to celebrate a second successful season of the Outlaw YOUNG GUNS program — a series of competitions created to engage and attract younger drivers to the motorsport. As title sponsor of the YOUNG GUNS series, Titan worked with OTTPA to identify opportunities to give back to the communities that hosted YOUNG GUNS pulls. 


For the second year in a row, Titan and OTTPA matched funds to present six $1,000 checks to FFA state chapters at events held in Whitewright, Texas; Montgomery City, Missouri; Mound City, Kansas; Des Moines, Iowa; Wisner, Nebraska; and Madison, South Dakota.


“It’s important for us to support our local ag communities, and partnering with Titan on the YOUNG GUNS program allows us to do just that. We share the same values when it comes to giving this country’s youth opportunities to grow and build confidence,” said Dave Nelson, executive vice president of OTTPA. “Each season continues to be successful, and we look forward to growing the program in the coming years with Titan’s support.” 


“Experiencing the energy, camaraderie and excitement from the YOUNG GUNS drivers is always a highlight for me — not to mention getting to know the communities and FFA chapters who continue to benefit from the program,” said Kim Boccardi, vice president of marketing at Titan. “Investing in future ag leaders is something that we at Titan hold dear to our hearts, and supporting the YOUNG GUNS program is one of many great ways we can do that.”


Years of support

Titan has been supporting the FFA for more than 20 years through tire auctions that have generated more than $1,000,000 in proceeds for FFA chapters across the country, as well as through the company’s Antique Tractor Restoration Program, which has provided thousands of free tires for FFA and 4-H students who are working on restoration projects.


OTTPA Young Guns, FFA & Titan Teams pictured above at the Iowa State Fair.


The upcoming season

The Outlaw YOUNG GUNS 2024 program will pick back up in the summer of 2024 with pulls happening throughout the country. If interested in enrolling in the program, prospective YOUNG GUNS drivers must be between the ages of 16 and 25 during the 2024 pulling season, hold a General Outlaw membership and sign the Outlaw YOUNG GUNS code of conduct. For more information contact OTTPA.

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About Titan International, Inc. 

Titan International, Inc.(NYSE: TWI) is a leading global manufacturer of off-highway wheels, tires, assemblies and undercarriage products. Headquartered in Illinois, the company produces a broad range of products to meet the specifications of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and aftermarket customers in the agricultural, earthmoving/construction, and consumer markets. In the United States, the company produces two distinct tire brands — Goodyear® Farm Tires and Titan Tires.

About OTTPA 

Formed in 1982, the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pulling Association has grown to be the largest National Pulling Association west of the Mississippi. With 375 competing members competing for the champion title in 12 Midwest states in 2023, the Outlaws are loved by their fans. Learn more at https://outlawpulling.com/


Media Contact:

Kim Boccardi