2009 July

wmlead.jpgAs is tradition after each Daily Race Coverage event, we like to look through the event in photos. Here is a batch of photos and video captures from the U.S. Sand Nationals taken by NSDN Editor, Tom Bray.


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The 17th Annual Appletree Automotive U.S. Sand Nationals at West Michigan Sand Dragway featuring the Pro Truck Nationals series is finally in the books. Ben Dozeman was the big winner of the weekend pulling off the Pro Truck class win and an unlikely come from behind PTN point series championship. Ben had to win the final round to avoid a 3-way tie for the top spot for the Pro Truck title and he was able to squeak out a final round victory over Kip Martin by .001. Josh Stephens was also a big winner on the weekend winning the Fastest 4WD Shootout and running a best of 3.04 on the weekend. Read on for more results from this event. *Video is now online...Click "Read More".*

Thunder Valley Sand Drags - Grain Valley, MO July 25 Race Results

Pro Comp

1st-#F5 Jeff Sieg
2nd-#6 Bill Glasscock
3rd-#12 Karen Hauser

4.99 & faster ATV
1st-#88 Charlie Curtis
2nd-#44 Rick Willis

ionia-lead.jpgIonia Sand Drags in Ionia, MI hosted the third race of the 2009 Pro Truck Nationals series July 17-18. There was a ton of great racing action and lots of great stories at the track. Let’s take a look at some of the cars and action from the weekend through photos from NSDN Editor Tom Bray.


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Ionia Sand Drags played host to some great racing action at the third stop of the 2009 Pro Truck Nationals series. Jay Poortenga was the big winner in the Pro Truck class. Jay defeated Mike Page in the final round when Mike was disqualified for going out of bounds. The points chase will be extremely tight heading into the season finale next weekend. Pat Goodale set a new track record at Ionia with a 2.485 in Top Alcohol qualifying, then went on to defeat Rod Trower for the Top Alcohol Shootout victory. Burt VanBennekom was the Top Eliminator winner defeating Brian Ambs. Read on for more results. * Eliminations Sheets and video links now posted. *

Pro 1
1st-Bob Ramlow
2nd-Dave DeLoof

Pro 2
1st-John Ramlow
2nd-Mark Mosher
3rd-Randi Vsetula

Race Recap

brlead.jpgThe second race of the 2009 Pro Truck Nationals took the tour to Big River Sand Drags in Bonne Terre, MO, approximately an hour south of St. Louis. A great contingent of out of state entries showed up to compete against the tough group of local racers. Let’s take a look at the action.

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.

WMSD Early Summer Recap

wmlead.jpgWest Michigan Sand Dragway held their third through fifth point series events of the 2009 season during June and the 4th of July weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the top performers at these early season events.

Thunder Valley Sand Drags in Grain Valley, MO hosted their annual Show-Me Spring Nationals on June 5-6. Let’s take a look at some of the action through photos from Lone Star Graphics, who made the trip from Texas to shoot at this race. Check out their web site at www.LoneStarGraphics.com.



Racing action is complete at WMSD’s 4th of July Shootout event. The featured class on Saturday was the $800 to win Quick 16 Shootout. Kip Martin ran a string of low 3.6’s en route to the big pay check at the end of the night defeating Mike Page in the final round. Read on for full results.

tbjeeplead.jpgThe month of June was action packed with some great racing throughout the month. We brought you full race coverage from events at three different tracks; thanks to the folks at Bonne Terre, Ionia, and WMSD for all the hospitality. It makes it easy for us to do our job with such helpful folks to ensure that we are taken care of allowing us to keep us focused on keeping our readers informed.

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