lead.jpgThe 18th Annual U.S. Sand Nationals featuring PTN Race #3 ended up being one of the biggest races of the year with over 200 entries from all across the Midwest showing up for action at West Michigan Sand Dragway. Lone Star Graphics, the official photographers of the PTN series, were on hand & caught some amazing action. Here is a look at some of the weekend’s winners and story lines. lonestar.jpg

Fred Hugo was the big weekend's winner of the Pro Truck class.

Dan Wies sliced through the 3.5 Index class & took home the final round win over Jay Poortenga.

Jay Poortenga would come back on Saturday/Sunday & take a big win in the tough Quick 8 class.

Kentucky's George Colwell took home the Sport Truck class win over a tough field of 21 entries on Friday night.

Rob Scheytt ran Low ET of the weekend with his Bad Frog TA Dragster, running a 2.99 in round one of eliminations.

Brian Ambs was the #1 qualifier in Top Fuel with a 3.02 & split first place with Rob Scheytt.

Steve Ewing kept up his domination of the ATV classes in PTN competition this year with a Pro ATV class victory this time.

Dylan Beld ran some impressive low 3.7 passes throughout the weekend in Pro ATV competition.

Frank Martuscelli's Spare Change Buggy was impressive in Quick 8 competition, running as quick as 3.29 on the weekend.

Robert Emmendorfer brought out his crowd favorite 4WD Mustang for action in the Sportsman 2 class.

Guy Wagner debuted his radical new Bronco Pro Truck. Guy experienced some new car blues, but should be back on track by the time PTN heads for Missouri.

Ryan Wilson & the Wilson/Steele Racing Team made the long haul from Kentucky with 3 race cars. They have been great supporters of the PTN series in 2010.

Kentucky's Justin Williams brought the Sand Shark up to Michigan for the first time competing in Pro Truck & Pro 1 action.

Eric Gallay's wild Sidewinder Funny Jeep put on a show for the crowd in Pro Truck competition.

Mark Mosher is getting his Blown BBC-powered Funny Jeep dialed in, dipping well into the 3.5 zone at this event.

David Risher's impressive SBC-powered Altered made the long trip from Missouri & ended up with a semi-final finish in the Quick 8 class.

Mike Bolyard definitely has the new Blower combination on the right track dipping well into the 3.4 zone and ending up with a runner-up finish in the Quick 8 class.

Scott Scheytt debuted the U.S. Army TA Dragster at this event & ran a best of 3.03 in qualifying. Scott would suffer some mechanical woes in eliminations, but will definitely be ready for action in Missouri.

Photos Courtesy Lone Star Graphics .

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