2009 June

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.

Pro 1
1st-Bruce Hartung

2nd-Trent Everett
3rd-Mike Bolyard
3rd-Bob Ramlow

Pro 2
1st-John Ramlow
2nd-Mike Page
3rd-Kip Martin

1st-Rich Wood
2nd-Matt Ewing
3rd-Corey Hamlin

bt-lead.jpgThe 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.


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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.

Thunder Valley 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.

Race Results
Pro 1
1st-Frank Martuscelli
2nd-Dave DeLoof
3rd-Trent Everett
3rd-Bruce Hartung

Pro 2
1st-Kip Martin
2nd-Jim Bailey
3rd-Randi Vsetula
3rd-Mark Mosher

Race Recap

cleves-lead2.jpgRace 1 of the 2009 Pro Truck Nationals series at the IOK 4 Wheelers’ grounds in Cleves, OH was a huge success. A large contingent of Michigan and Missouri racer s showed up to compete with the Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky 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.

Race Recap

atoka-lead2.jpgThe 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.

wmsd-lead.jpgWest 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.


tbjeeplead.jpgWhat 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 the future.

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