Ionia ATV Shootout June Photo Recap

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.
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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NSDN Photos.

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