The West Michigan Sand Dragway U.S. Sand Nationals are now complete. The results have been updated with junior class winners. Videos added 7/31.

Top Fuel

Jay Poortenga took home the Top Fuel class title at the U.S. Sand Nationals. Jay used a hole shot to defeat Pat Goodale 2.84-2.78 in the final round. Qualifying Order
1. John Rammacher 2.79
2. Pat Goodale 2.82
3. Jay Poortenga 2.86
4. Bob Piunti 2.88
5. Rob Schyett 2.93

Round One
John Rammacher Broke
Pat Goodale (W) 2.76/131 def. Rob Schyett 2.83
Jay Poortenga (W) 2.81/128 def. Bob Piunti 2.91

Jay Poortenga (W) 2.84/125 def. Pat Goodale 2.78/128

Top Fuel Eliminations Video
Top Fuel/Top Eliminator Qualifying Video

Top Eliminator

Troy Turnock took his Fiat to another WMSD TE class win this season. Troy took it easy on the final round single when Nick Vanderputte was unable to get his car started.

Qualifying Order
1. Lori Goodale 2.95
2. Nick Vanderputte 3.17
3. Brian Ambs 3.17
4. Rob Lemon 3.18
5. Lee Courville 3.20
6. Troy Turnock 6.04

Round One
Troy Turnock (W) NT def. Lori Goodale NT-RL
Nick Vanderputte (W) 3.17 def. Lee Courville 4.15
Brian Ambs (W) 3.19 def. Rob Lemon 3.17 RL

Round Two
Nick Vanderputte (W) NT def. Brian Ambs 3.25 RL
Troy Turnock (W) NT Bye

Troy Turnock (W) NT def. Nick Vanderputte Broke

Top Fuel
1st-Jay Poortenga
2nd-Pat Goodale
3rd-Rob Schyett
3rd-Bob Piunti

Top Eliminator
1st-Troy Turnock
2nd-Nick Vanderputte
3rd-Brian Ambs

Pro Index
1st-Ed Engel
2nd-Keith Ahart
3rd-Matt Peel

Pro Comp
1st-Randi Vsetula
2nd-Andy Villemure
3rd-Teddy Clark
3rd-Mike Page

Pro Mod Truck
1st-Ryan Poortenga
2nd-Jay Poortenga
3rd-Paul Becker

1st-Rich Wood
2nd-Corey Martz
3rd-Matt Ewing
3rd-Brian McWethy

1st-Tom Bray
2nd-Reny Villemure
3rd-Jason Hendricks

1st-Tom Bray
2nd-Roger Young
3rd-John Schultz

1st-Buddy Hammett
2nd-Brian McWethy
3rd-Corey Hamlin
3rd-Todd Albright

Junior Dragster
1st-Jordan Lirones
2nd-Elise Shaffer
3rd-Tyler Lirones
3rd-Taylor Lottes

Junior ATV
1st-Caitlynn Page
2nd-Samantha Schyett
3rd-Cody Turnock
3rd-Jayme Hessoun

Mighty Midgets
1st-Trey Buehler
2nd-Dylan DeHaan
3rd-Diego Lemley
3rd-Ben Laclear


The 15th Annual U.S. Sand Nationals at West Michigan Sand Dragway is under way. Action on Thursday and Friday consisted of Test and Tune both day. Things started off slow on Thursday, but activity picked up as Friday wore on. Only one Top Fuel class car took to the track on Friday and it was track record holder Rob Schyett in his Bad Frog Dragster. Schyett had some problems on his run and only ran a 2.99/101mph. Stay tuned to NSDN the rest of the weekend for news and updates from this event.

WMSD U.S. Sand Nationals Friday Video
WMSD U.S. Sand Nationals Thursday Video

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