Dumont LVJC Jamboree 2017 Event InfoGet ready for the 45th Las Vegas Jeep Club Jamboree over President's Day Weekend (Feb 18-19) at the Dumont Dunes, CA. This great event is back with Hill Climb action on Saturday & 300' Sand Drags on Sunday. NSDN will be on-site with coverage from this event. For more info, check out the LVJC Association Page on NSDN. Click Read More to view the Event Flyer.
Avenal 2017 Race Schedule InfoAvenal Sand Drags in Avenal, CA has released their 2017 race schedule. They will once again have two events with the Spring Nationals happening April 28-30 followed by the Fall Nationals October 21-22. The Spring Nationals will feature Friday action with the remainder of eliminations from the postponed 2016 Fall Nationals as well as other racing To Be Announced. For more info on Avenal Sand Drags, go to www.AvenalSandDrags.com.
Avenal Fall Nats Oct '16 Race RecapThe 2016 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals took place in Mid October at the Central California area track. Another solid turnout of racers made the trip to compete for top honors at this race. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other ideas and cut the race short on Sunday afternoon by sending in a freak massive wind storm that created unsafe racing conditions. The storm created blowing sand conditions that made it uncomfortable just standing outside, let alone trying to race. Sunday’s Heads-Up & Pro Bracket eliminations will be completed on Friday of the 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals (April 28). Let’s take a look at the great racing action that was able to take place earlier in the weekend.
SCSDA Hammer Down Nats Race RecapThe SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals was an incredible weekend of 300’ sand drag racing in Southern California. A great turnout of racers converged on the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA for three days of sand drag action. The highlight of the weekend was the Saturday Night Thunder show with qualifying under the lights in front of a capacity crowd. They massive crowd witnessed some huge numbers, including several World Records being broken. Let’s run through all of the action from the 2016 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals.
Sad News From The Sand Drag WorldThe past few weeks have been extremely tough for the sand drag community with the loss of several key members from different areas of the country. Please keep the family and friends of these great individuals in your thoughts & prayers at this time.
NSDN is saddened to report the loss of Arizona Top Fuel sand drag racer Charlie Brown Jr. Charlie passed away over the weekend after a lengthy illness. Charlie campaigned the “Team Extreme” Nitro-burning Top Fuel Dragster, which held the Top Fuel World Record in the Mid-2000’s and was also was a many time national event winner. He will always be remembered as a larger than life personality wearing his trademark Cowboy hat, ready to burn some nitro and have fun at the track. NSDN sends our thoughts and prayers to Charlie’s family and friends in this difficult time.
NSDN sends our condolences to the Hensley Family, long time west coast sand drag racers for their recent losses. Family patriarch Lanny Hensley passed away a couple weeks ago. Lanny was a long time sand drag racer and a big part of the USA races at Glen Helen Raceway in the 80’s-90’s. He was followed in passing by his grandson John Hensley this week. John piloted the family’s “One Piece At A Time” Dragster at SCSDA events. There has been a GoFundMe account started to help with the expenses of John’s funeral at https://www.gofundme.com/john-hensleys-funeral-2vyzm2g4. The sand drag family passes along our thoughts & prayers at this extremely difficult time to the Hensley Family.
There was another recent loss in the sand drag family as long time Michigan sand drag racer John Rammacher has passed away after a long battle with cancer. John came up through the ranks with a Blown Alcohol Altered before eventually campaigning the “Warp Speed” Ford-powered Top Alcohol Dragster. John was always a strong competitor on the local scene and also had great success on the road taking a Top Alcohol win in Primm, NV in the mid 2000’s. But even more than that John will be remembered as a family man always on the starting line with his son and daughter who were both top competitors in the Junior categories. NSDN sends our condolences to the Rammacher Family in this difficult time.