cleves-lead.jpgThe 2009 Pro Truck Nationals series kicked off on a high note with an exceptional race at the IOK 4 Wheelers facility in Cleves, Ohio. Approximately 160 entries competed throughout the weekend, with a strong turn out of 21 entries in the Pro Truck class. Let’s take a look at the weekend through photos taken by “The Editor” of NSDN Tom Bray. Thanks go out to Rich Simon for the use of his camera to take these great shots of the action.

Casey Kellough was the Pro Truck class winner at Cleves.

Terry Wies took the season opening win in the Fastest 4WD class.

Curtis Combs won the Bracket 1 cars (Fast) class.

Matt Willis took the ATV bracket class win back home to MI.

An all Shocker Racing Pro ATV Final Round was won by dad Steve Ewing (Near Lane) over son Matt Ewing (Far Lane).

The staging lanes were full throughout Saturday's Time Trials. Ben Dozeman, nearest to the camera in this shot, with the Bad Company/Bad Frog Jeep won the 3.5 Index class on Friday night.

Mike Bolyard made the trip to Ohio pay off with a semi-final round finish in the Pro Truck class.

Scott Scheytt made some Exhibition passes in his brand new Bad Frog Top Alcohol Dragster, running a best of 2.93.

Ed Bunch brought this nice looking Jeep from Missouri to compete in the Pro Truck class.

Kyle Homik (Far Lane) and Brent Lokker (Near Lane) both made the trip from MI to compete at Cleves. Lokker would finish runner-up in the Fast Bracket Cars class.

Two more MI competitors in the Pro Truck class were Mike Page (Far Lane) and Trent Everett Jr. (Near Lane).

Jim Brumbaugh raced this nice looking Roadster/Jeep in the Bracket 1 Cars class.

The always impressive "Speed Buggy" of Jeff Banks ran into the 4.3 second zone in Pro Truck class action.

Brian McWethy raced in both the Pro ATV and ATV categories with his Snowmo Bike.

John Dreher finished runner-up in the 3.5 Index class with his Missouri-based Altered. John's car also was shoed by Josh Stephens to a runner-up finish in the Fastest 4WD class.

Mooch and Damian Bowers (Father/Son) shared their Jeep in Bracket 2 Cars class competition running ultra consistent low 5.0's.

"Adrenaline Rush" Jason Jobe ran some impressive times in Bracket class competition.

Bryce O'Dell had a great showing going several rounds in Bracket 2 Cars class action.

Ross Abraham ran in the high 4.8 zone with his impressive Procharger-equipped full-size Chevy truck.

Justin Dees' Altered went several rounds in Bracket 1 Cars action and did double duty as a replacement vehicle in Pro Truck for Ryan Wilson, who broke his truck in qualifying.

Bruce Bentley Jr. made some nice passes in the "Eliminator" VW-powered buggy.

Mike Page qualified #2 in the Pro Truck class and made it to the third round of eliminations.

Nick Disselkoen ran a 3.39 with the Compromised Truck in T&T on Friday.

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