Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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DOERUN -- Roy Everett of Doerun was bestowed the top honor last month from the National Tractor Pullers Association when he was inducted into their Hall of Fame.
Everett was one of two men honored at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, Ohio, in December.
He joined 44 other members in NTPA's Hall of Fame, an exclusive spot within the top sanctioning body to the sport of truck and tractor pulling nationwide.
Everett has pulled and been a part of pulling with the NTPA for five decades and is a former three-time NTPA Grand National Champion in the Four Wheel Drive Truck class with his Chevrolet powered entry called "The Doerunner." Everett was one of the first FWD Truck pullers to utilize the aluminum Rodeck racing engine block.
Everett also was a delegate for the state of Georgia's pulling association to the NTPA, and was named a national "Puller of the Year" in the early 1980s.
The Everetts are still successful on the NTPA Circuit with son Tony driving "Doerunner" to a regional title in 2008, while Roy serves as the crew chief. Joining Everett in NTPA's Hall of Fame circle was Kenny Mack, a veteran announcer from Sun Prairie, Wisc.