PTN Championship Weekend 2014 - Race 3 Results

Race Recap

The 2014 PTN series finished up the Season with a thriller at Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY. Jim & Gaye Johnson’s beautiful Kentucky track played host to a spectacular weekend of racing. The PTN series crowned a first time champ as Ohio’s Blake Cole swept the weekend as he won both Friday night’s Pro Shootout & Saturday’s Pro Truck class earning him the 2014 PTN Pro Truck Championship. Indiana’s Jeff Banks in the Speed Buggy finished 2nd in Pro Truck points while 2012 Pro Truck Champ Kyle Harney scored 3rd place. An exciting battle in the PTN Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV class concluded with Pennsylvania’s Jason Thompson in the Winner’s Circle as both the Event Winner & 2014 Series Champion. Jason held off a highly competitive field at Little Sandy and defeated Kentucky’s Gary Butler in the final round. The PTN Pro Outlaw class was contested to 200’ at this race and put on an incredible show for the Kentucky fans. Kathy Ellington in the MKE Motorsports Black Widow recorded the win with a sizzling 2.62 to defeat Ryan Wilson’s solid 2.70. Friday night’s 3.5 Index final round saw an all Steele Wilson Connection Racing final round as Ben Steele drove the all conquering Blue Altered to the victory over Ryan Wilson in a tight 3.57 to 3.59 decision. In the Ironman final round, the ATV prevailed as Eddie Epling turned on the win light over Kris Johnson’s Jeep to score the 6’ tall Ironman trophy. There was competitive racing in all classes throughout the weekend. Check out the National Sand Drag News coverage from this event for a full recap. Thanks to all for an exciting 2014 PTN Series.

Race Results

Pro Truck
Blake Cole, Harrison, OH - 4.308 (4.20 Index) .065 def. Jeff Banks, Connersville, IN - 4.099 (4.10 Index) .142.

Pro Shootout
Blake Cole, Harrison, OH - 4.335 (4.30 Index) .032 def. Kyle Harney, Covington, KY - 4.241 (4.20 Index) .115.

3.95 Index Pro ATV
Jason Thompson, Williamsport, PA - 16.678/10MPH .108 def. Gary Butler, Morehead, KY - 4.256/79MPH -.201.

Pro Outlaw
Kathy Ellington, Marysville, OH - 2.624/86MPH .041 def. Ryan Wilson, Lawrenceburg, IN - 2.705/79MPH .018. *200' Track Distance*

3.5 Index
Ben Steele, Villa Hills, KY - 3.574/88MPH .035 def. Ryan Wilson, Lawrenceburg, IN - 3.598/85MPH .041.

Ironman
Eddie Epling, Morehead, KY - 4.000 (3.90 Dial-In) .070 def. Kris Johnson, Hamden, OH - 4.505 (4.20 Dial-In) .154.

Points

Pro Truck
1. Blake Cole, Harrison, OH - 80 Points; 2. Jeff Banks, Connersville, IN - 63 Points; 3. Kyle Harney, Covington, KY - 58 Points; 4. Cory Meyers, Grand Ledge, MI - 47 Points; 5. Bob Cameron, Greendale, IN - 42 Points.

Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV
1. Jason Thompson, Williamsport, PA - 77 Points; 2. Jantzen Maynor, Red Springs, NC - 55 Points; 3. Kyle Wiedmayer, Kalamzoo, MI - 46 Points; 4. Shawn Roth, Jenison, MI - 41 Points; 5. John Pate, Durant, OK - 35 Points.

ONLINE COVERAGE
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PTN 2014 - Race 2 Results

Race Recap

The 2014 PTN series headed to Newtown Dragway in Newtown, Virginia for the first time ever on the first weekend of August. It was an honor for PTN to visit Willard Hammond’s beautiful facility in Central Virginia. This world class sand drag track has just about every amenity possible, and was the perfect location for the Inaugural PTN East Coast Nationals. A poor weather forecast hurt racer and spectator turnout, but the race went on without a hitch as competitors from Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, and Michigan took to the 300’ for battle on the ultra smooth Newtown Dragway.

Read on to view the list of PTN class winners from this race. The next event on the 2014 PTN Tour will take place on September 11-13 at Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY. Look for full details to be released soon on that upcoming event.

Race Results

3.95 Index Pro ATV
Jason Thompson, Williamsport, PA - 4.062/68MPH .079 def. Jantzen Maynor, Red Springs, NC - 4.470/70MPH .008.

Ironman
Richard Smitherman, Aylett, VA - 4.770 (4.74 Dial-In) .027 def. Kristy Hare, Spotsylvania, VA - 3.811 (3.69 Dial-In) .400.

Points

Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV
1. Jason Thompson, Williamsport, PA - 42 Points; 2. John Pate, Durant, OK - 35 Points. 3. (Tie) Joseph Evans, Cumby, TX - 30 Points; 3. (Tie) Jantzen Maynor, Red Springs, NC - 30 Points; 5. Scott Stotesberry, Chester, VA - 26 Points.

PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV Current 2014 Points - After Race 2 of 3

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PTN 2014 - Race 1 Results

Race Recap

The 2014 PTN (Pro Truck Nationals) series hit the road on Memorial Day Weekend and made its first trip to Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK to be a part of the 16th Annual Heartland Nationals. The addition of not only PTN classes, but also the Pro Sand Drags Association (PSDA) classes tipped this into a full blown National Event with racers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico vying for the hardware.

Read on to view the list of PTN class winners as well as more info on the 2014 Heartland Nationals. The next event on the 2014 PTN Tour will take place on August 1-2 at Newtown Dragway in Newtown, Virginia. Look for full details to be released soon on that upcoming event.

Race Results

3.5 Index
Bob Ramlow, Mears, MI - 3.626/82MPH .065 def. Keith Ahart, Phoenix, AZ - 4.277/55MPH .099.

3.95 Index Pro ATV
John Pate, Durant, OK - 4.013/75MPH .055 def. Joseph Evans, Cumby, TX - 4.073/76MPH .119.

Ironman
Buddy Hammett, Westland, MI - 4.815 (4.47 Dial-In) .049 def. Kalin Nagorski, Spiro, OK - 5.672 (5.00 Dial-In) .094.

Points

Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV
1. John Pate, Druant, OK - 35 Points; 2. Joseph Evans, Cumby, TX - 30 Points; 3. (Tie) Stephanie Roth, Allendale, MI - 25 Points; 3. (Tie) Dan Smith, AR - 25 Points.

PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV Current 2014 Points - After Race 1 of 3

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PTN 2014 Schedule Update

The 2014 Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) series is excited to hit the track for a new season of racing. Unfortunately, there have been some changes to the PTN schedule & series for the 2014 race season. Everyone was looking forward to Race 2 at Big River Sand Drags in Bonne Terre, MO. PTN was recently informed by track ownership that the facility has been sold and will no longer be a sand drag track. Big River Sand Drags has a rich history of PTN action and we are saddened by this news, but we wish the best to the Merseal Family in their future endeavors and thank them for their service to the sport.

PTN would like to welcome Newtown Dragway in Newtown, Virginia to the list of PTN Partners for the 2014 race season. We will be holding the PTN East Coast Nationals at Newtown Dragway on August 1-2. This event has been in the works for months as a Special Event, and we are excited to bring PTN to the East Coast for the first time. Details for this event are in the works and will be posted soon.

PTN is also excited to announce that Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY has offered to add a Thursday Test and Tune to the PTN Championship Weekend 2014 event on September 11-13. Following the Test and Tune will be an ATV 6’ Trophy Gambler & Car Gambler.

With the schedule rearrangement, this has made things difficult on the point series programs that PTN had in place for the 2014 season. Based on racer & sponsor interest, here is the rundown. The Pro Truck class will decide a champion over the PTN Championship Weekend 2014 at Little Sandy Raceway. The highly successful two-day PTN Championship Weekend format (Fri - Pro Shootout; Sat - Pro Truck) will be used with the highest points total from the two nights of racing being declared the 2014 PTN Pro Truck champion. The Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV class will contest a Best 2 out of 3 point series with the races at Atoka, Newtown, and Little Sandy. The Kimbley Racing 3.5 Index, Ross Racing Pro Outlaw, and Mid-West Coatings Ironman classes will not be contested as a point series, but will be offered at certain events with bonus cash being wrapped up in the winner’s payout for these individual races.

Stay tuned for further announcements concerning the 2014 PTN season. For any questions, contact Buddy Hammett - buddy@protrucknationals.com or 248-755-9175.

2014 PTN Schedule
May 23-25 - Atoka, OK - PTN Heartland Nationals
August 1-2 - Newtown, VA - PTN East Coast Nationals
September 11-13 - Grayson, KY - PTN Championship Weekend 2014

PTN Pro Truck Championship Showdown
2 Nights of Racing
Grayson, KY - September 12 - Pro Shootout Class
Grayson, KY - September 13 - Pro Truck Class
*Two Finishes Count Towards Championship - Only Pro Truck-legal vehicles accumulate points in Pro Shootout Class*

PTN Proformance Prototypes 3.95 Index Pro ATV Championship
3.95 Index Pro ATV
Atoka, OK - May 23-25
Newtown, VA - Aug 1-2
Grayson, KY - September 12-13
*Best 2 of 3 Finishes Count Towards Championship - Must Enter Two Races to be Championship Eligible*


PTN Sponsors


Midwest Coatings www.midwestcoatingsmi.com

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Kimbley Racing / Okmulgee, OK


Ross Racing / Fresno, CA

Precision Powersports www.precisionpowersports.com


Autometer Products

D&J Powder Coating www.djpowdercoat.com/
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Atoka Motorsports Park / Atoka, OK www.atokasanddrags.com

Little Sandy Raceway / Grayson, KY www.littlesandy.com

Newtown Dragway / Newtown, VA www.newtowndragway.com

Lone Star Graphics / Burleson, TX www.lonestargraphics.com

National Sand Drag News www.NationalSandDragNews.com

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Sand Drag Central www.sanddragcentral.com

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