Ionia Sand Drags held their first race of the
2009 season over the weekend. The winners in the ATV Shootout classes on
Saturday night taking home the big money were Matt Willis (Quick 16 ATV), Rich
Wood (Pro ATV), and Eric Brady (ATV). Also of note, Pat Goodale set a new track
record on Friday night with a 2.543 pass in his Top Alcohol Dragster. Rob
Scheytt would go on to win the TA class over Goodale nearly lowering the track
record with a 2.548. Read on for full race results and video links.
The 2009 Pro
Truck Nationals series moved on to their second event of the 2009 season at Big
River Sand Drags in Bonne Terre,
MO. The BRSD crew had the track
in top shape and saw many of the visiting Michigan racers setting personal best ET’s. Let’s
take a look at some of the weekend’s stories through photos taken by NSDN
Editor, Tom Bray.
NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Bonne Terre PTN June '09
The Inaugural Show-Me Pro Truck Nationals finished up
on Saturday with some great racing action in front of a packed house at Big
River Sand Drags in Bonne Terre,
MO. Rich Simon scored the night’s
big win taking the Pro Truck class win over Compromised Racing’s Steve Bobeldyk
in the final round. The Fastest 4WD Shootout saw an all-Missouri final round
with Jeff Richardson taking the victory over Jamie Hutchins in a close
3.55-3.59 race. Taking home the $1000 to win Competition Eliminator bracket class
was JR Dreher over a red lighting Steve Barton. Read on for results from the
remainder of the classes. We will have video online soon.
ThunderValley Sand Drags in Grain Valley, MO
held their Show Me Spring Nationals over the weekend. Thanks to Kody Teters for
doing a great job on putting together a thorough results run down and sending
them in. Read on for the results.
What a great month of sand drag racing that we experienced in the month of May.
We saw big events all across the country that produced a ton of great racing.
NSDN is thankful for all of our supporters that enabled us to cover the Pro
Truck Nationals Season Opener in Cleves, OH and the Atoka Heartland Nationals in Atoka, OK.
Both of these events encompassed all that is good within our sport; the
hospitality was second to none, the atmosphere was positive/friendly, and the
on track action was excellent. Hopefully these events will continue to grow in
West Michigan Sand Dragway kicked off their 2009
race season with two events in May. The first race was on May 9 with the second
event being the traditional “All American Memorial Weekend” event on May 23.
Let’s take a look at the top performers from these events.
Race 1 of the 2009 Pro Truck Nationals series at the IOK 4 Wheelers’ grounds in
was a huge success. A large contingent of Michigan
and Missouri racer s showed up to compete with
the Indiana, Ohio,
locals. Rich Simon and the PTN crew worked along side the IOK crew headed by
Dave Ohmer and Jerry Hamilton to put on a smooth and organized event. Let’s
take a look at the on track action.
The 2009 edition of the Heartland Nationals most definitely lived up to the
pre-race hype. Cecil and Debbie Wilson did an exceptional job putting on the
event. Rod & Dee Trower extended their hospitality to all of the racers
with the Food Tent as well as the $250 drawing for out-of-towners. The Hauser’s
put up a huge payout for the Top Alcohol class. These efforts combined with a
nice turnout of racers from across the country made for a great event. Let’s
take a look at the weekend’s winners.