NSDN Daily Race Coverage - PTN WMSD July '10

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Sunday

The 18th Annual U.S. Sand Nationals at West Michigan Sand Dragway featuring Pro Truck Nationals Race #3 concluded with some amazing racing action on Sunday. Most of eliminations were pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather. Under sunny skies Sunday afternoon, Fred Hugo pushed his Jeep to the Pro Truck class victory over Jim Bailey in his rear-engine Chevy truck. Another big winner on the day was Jay Poortenga, who defeated Mike Bolyard in the Quick 8 Final Round. Read on for full results. *Run Sheets for Pro Truck, 3.5 Index, & Sport Truck now posted.*


Video

Pro Truck Eliminations *Starting with round 2 through the Final Round*
Top Fuel Qualifying/Eliminations


Results
Pro Truck

1st-Fred Hugo
2nd-Jim Bailey
3rd-Kip Martin
3rd-Dave Kramer
Eliminations Run Sheet

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Top Fuel
1st/2nd place Split - Brian Ambs/Rob Scheytt
3rd-Nick Vanderputte
3rd-Scott Scheytt

Quick 8
1st-Jay Poortenga
2nd-Mike Bolyard
3rd-Roger Jareo
3rd-David Risher

Pro 1
1st-Tim Holstege
2nd-Scott Gierula
3rd-Lee Reynders

Pro ATV
1st-Steve Ewing
2nd-Jeff Jareo
3rd-Brad Adams

Sportsman 1
1st-Tom Bray
2nd-Dan Turner
3rd-Bob Reitman

Sportsman 2
1st-Tom Bray
2nd-Rick Browe
3rd-Roger Young

ATV
1st-Matt Ewing
2nd-Brad Adams
3rd-Brian McWethy

Junior Dragster
1st-Makayla Beld
2nd-Garrett Curtis
3rd-Kelsey Ambs
3rd-Alexandra Rammacher

Junior ATV
1st-Jessie Berzley
2nd-Tristan Simon
3rd-Caitlynn Page

Mighty Midgets
1st-Tyler Watkins
2nd-Damion Morgan
3rd-Lily Richardson


Saturday


After a wet start to the day with steady rain, the track & racers dried out to get the U.S. Sand Nationals featuring PTN Race #3 at WMSD under way. By the 11PM curfew, all except the final couple of pairs in round one of Sportsman 1 had been completed. Brian Ambs held on to the top qualifying spot in the Top Fuel class with a 3.02 and got by Nick Vanderputte in round one of eliminations to advance to the final round. Ambs will face off on Sunday against Rob Scheytt, who defeated his brother Scott with Low ET of the weekend so far, 2.99. In Pro Truck, point leader Kyle Harney fell to George Colwell opening the door for Ben Dozeman who advanced past Mike Page in round one. A PTN record 28 entries took to the track in round one of Pro Truck eliminations. The weather looks exceptional for a great finish to this year’s U.S. Sand Nationals on Sunday.


Top Fuel Final Qualifying Order

1. Brian Ambs 3.022
2. Scott Scheytt 3.030
3. Rob Scheytt 3.149
4. Nick Vanderputte 3.166

Round One Eliminations
Brian Ambs (W) 3.29 def. Nick Vanderputte 3.28
Rob Scheytt (W) 2.99 def. Scott Scheytt NT-Broke

Pro Truck Round 2 Pairings
Mike Ellington vs. Fred Hugo
Dave Kramer vs. Brent Lokker
Ben Dozeman vs. Jay Poortenga
Kip Martin vs. Dale Flaugher
Trent Everett Jr. vs. George Colwell
Lee Reynders vs. Ryan Poortenga
Jim Bailey vs. Eric Gallay


Friday


Day 1 of the 2010 U.S. Sand Nationals at West Michigan Sand Dragway in Mears, MI featuring the Pro Truck Nationals race #3 saw some exceptional racing throughout the day capped off by two tough classes. The 3.5 Index class came down to a Michigan versus Missouri battle with Missouri coming out on top as Dan Wies turned on the win light over a redlighting Jay Poortenga. The popular Sportsman Truck class was dominated by Kentucky as George Colwell took the victory over fellow Kentuckian Kyle Harney. Brian Ambs ran Low ET of the day with his Blown Big Block Ford-powered Altered with a 3.02 while Scott Scheytt debuted the new U.S. Army TA Dragster with a nice easy 3.03. Racing action continues on Saturday.


3.5 Index

1st-Dan Wies
2nd-Jay Poortenga
3rd-Roger Jareo
3rd-Ben Dozeman
Eliminations Run Sheet

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3.5 Index Highlight Video *Semi-Final Round*

Sport Truck
1st-George Colwell
2nd-Kyle Harney
3rd-Mike Ellington
Eliminations Run Sheet

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Sport Truck Highlight Video *Quarter Finals through the Final Round*

TOP FUEL Highlight Video *Test & Tune and Qualifying Passes*


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3.5 Index Winner Dan Wies

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Mike Ellington made it to the semi-finals of Sportsman Truck.

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Damian Bowers made the long haul from Indiana to race the Leftovers Jeep against Pro Truck points leader & eventual runner-up on the night in Sport Truck, Kyle Harney.

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Guy Wagner's wild looking Blown BBF-powered Bronco.

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Randy Tripp's new Quicktripp III Dragster.

Preview

NSDN will be on-site at West Michigan Sand Dragway in Mears, MI for the U.S. Sand Nationals featuring Race 3 of the 2010 Pro Truck Nationals series on July 23-24. We will have our normal Daily Race Coverage and Live Updates from this event. Be sure to check the left sidebar for up to the minute updates from the track. Action kicks off on Friday with Test & Tune as well as 3.5 Index and Sportsman Truck competition. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is courtesy of the Pro Truck Nationals series. Check back throughout the weekend for the latest from this event.

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