ionialead.jpgIonia Sand Drags in Ionia, MI kicked off their 2009 season with the Inaugural ATV Shootout June 26-27. A good turnout of ATV’s and cars showed up to tackle this facility in only its second race. Let’s take a look at photos from this event courtesy of NSDN’s Tom Bray.
Rob Scheytt had a strong weekend with the Bad Frog TA Dragster, running a 2.548 in the final round to take the class victory.

Pat Goodale set a new track record at Ionia with a 2.543 ET in qualifying and ended up with a runner-up finish.

Matt Willis was the big winner on the night taking the Q16 ATV class and runner-up in the Pro ATV category.

Dave DeLoof topped a tough Pro 1 class to take the win.

Tim Holstege hooked up and heading for the finish line at Ionia on his way to a runner-up finish in Pro 1.

The Raspotnik Brothers, Buck (Left) and Travis (Right), made the haul to Ionia and put on a good show with their Snowmo-powered ATV's.

Wyatt Kirk's neat looking extended ATV ended up with a semi-final finish in the Q16 ATV class.

Charlie Wills laid down a personal best ET in the Catreaction Buggy at Ionia.

The Proformance Prototypes team raced several bikes throughout the weekend, including this entry owned by Matt Stewart.

Brad Adams had another strong showing on his Snowmo-powered ATV.

John Rammacher debuted a new look on his Warp Speed TA Dragster.

Andy Villemure made some nice passes in Pro 1 competition with his "Mr. Sandman" Dragster.

Jim Coatney ran a string of low 3.5's with his four-cylinder Dragster, but unfortunately lost a close first round match up with Dave DeLoof.

Robert Emmendorfer had one of the most unique entries in competition with this 4WD Mustang in the Sportsman Car class.

Tex English made the haul from Kentucky and ended up with a runner-up finish in the Gambler class Friday night.

Josh Goodale put on a good show as always with his laydown 3-wheeler.

The AM Chassis crew had the Sand Rat at Ionia making mid-3 second passes.

John Donahue had a great weekend taking home a 2nd place finish in the huge ATV class.

Jay Poortenga's Blown Profit TA Dragster looked impressive running a best pass of 2.69.

NSDN Photos.

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