NSDN Daily Race Coverage - NSDA Yuma Jan '08



Sunday

The NSDA 2008 Season Opener is finally in the books at the Cocopah Casino in Yuma, AZ. Scott Whipple took the Top Fuel class win on a single when Jeff Janoe could not answer the call. Dan Allen finished off a dominating weekend with a 2.429 final round pass in a victory over Mike DeNunzio. Top Eliminator was won by Steve Hoffman, who defeated Leon Januik in the final round. Other winners on the day were Keith Ahart (Pro 1), Wes Johnson (Pro 2), Charlie Johnson (Pro 3), Ryan Winkle (MP 1), and Rob Winkle (MP 2).

Top Fuel

Round One
Scott Whipple (W) 2.809 .164 def. Rick Cameron NT-Broke
Jeff Janoe (W) 2.480 .070 def. Dennis Rieck 2.364 .194

Final Round
Scott Whipple (W) 2.591 -.011 def. Jeff Janoe NT-Broke
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One
Dan Allen (W) 2.449 .172 def. Gary Mink 2.617 .015
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.572 .038 def. Shane Sanford 2.595 -.002

Final Round
Dan Allen (W) 2.429 .152 def. Mike DeNunzio 2.574 .081
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round Two Eliminations
Steve Hoffman (W) 2.991 .132 def. Mark Punos 3.167 -.096
Jeff Mamer (W) 2.949 .077 def. Paul Taylor 2.740 .235
Tim Martin (W) 3.022 .208 def. Larry Snow NT-Broke
Leon Januik (W) 3.072 .293 def. Taylor Brewer 3.244 .159

Semi-Final Round
Steve Hoffman (W) 2.994 .042 def. Jeff Mamer 2.964 .079
Leon Januik (W) 2.999 .041 def. Tim Martin 2.947 .164

Final Round
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.000 .076 def. Leon Januik 3.022 .064
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Keith Ahart
2nd-Craig Durning
3rd-Tommy Zavala
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Hunter Buettner
3rd-Tommy Zavala
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 3
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Jose Beas
3rd-Grant Fraysier
3rd-Joey Weaver
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Ryan Winkle
2nd-Brad Olson
3rd-Chad Peterson
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Rob WInkle
2nd-Shay Marow
3rd-George Amos


Saturday

Top Fuel

Scott Whipple jumped to the number one qualifying spot in the final qualifying session with a 2.356/159.  Scott was followed by Jeff Janoe’s 2.394 from the first qualifying session. Jeff would run 2.476 and 2.426 on Saturday after extensive chassis repairs Friday night. Dennis Rieck’s Hammer Down crew put the small block dragster back together after Friday’s fire ball and made a half track pass in the final qualifying session. Dennis ran 2.850/86 on the planned half track pass after carding a .960 60’ time. Rick Cameron did not make a pass as he is out for the weekend after his huge wheelstand on Friday.

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.356
2. Jeff Janoe 2.394
3. Dennis Rieck 2.497
4. Rick Cameron 3.068
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Dan Allen lowered his number one qualifying number to a 2.411 in Saturday’s first session. Shane Sanford sets number two in the Frederosa Racing dragster with a nice 2.511 in the Saturday night session. Mike DeNunzio ran his quickest ever pass in the Canidae Platinum dragster with a 2.524 pass for the number three spot. In the amazingly quick field, Gary Mink rounds out the field with a great 2.542 run for the fourth position.

Qualifying Order
1. Dan Allen 2.411
2. Shane Sanford 2.511
3. Mike DeNunzio 2.524
4. Gary Mink 2.542
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. Steve Hoffman 2.958
2. Tim Martin 2.961
3. Leon Januik 2.973
4. Jeff Mamer 3.006
5. DL King 3.034
6. Taylor Brewer 3.060
7. Larry Snow 3.065
8. Mark Punos 3.303
9. Lori Ketron 3.352
10. Mike Erwin 3.905
11. Terry Crawford 10.513
12. Paul Taylor NT

Round One Eliminations
Mark Punos (W) 3.213 def. Lori Ketron 3.351
Paul Taylor (W) 3.042 def. DL King 3.190 RL
Larry Snow (W) 3.472 def. Mike Erwin 3.947
Taylor Brewer (W) 3.042 def. Terry Crawford 3.725
Steve Hoffman (W) 2.923 Bye
Tim Martin (W) 2.961 Bye
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.079 Bye
Leon Januik (W) 5.003 Bye
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Francisco Anaya
2nd-Mike Erwin
3rd-Geoff Gill
3rd-Wes Gilmore
Eliminations Page 1

Pro Index
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Wes Gilmore
3rd-Justin Adamson
Eliminations Page 1

UTV/Rhino
1st-Lito Estrada
2nd-Peter Lysakowski
3rd-Gary Williams
Eliminations Page 1

Sportsman 1
1st-Larry Brown
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Hunter Buettner
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 2
1st-Nick Young
2nd-Manuel Casas
3rd-Lara Wright
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Mike Brock
2nd-Pedro Villa Jr.
3rd-Ryan Winkle
3rd-Lito Estrada
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Pedro Villa Jr.
2nd-Shea Marley
3rd-Rob WInkle

Friday

Top Fuel

Jeff Janoe took his JWJ Top Fuel dragster to the provisional top qualifying spot with a 2.394. Scott Whipple is currently setting #2 with a 2.434/163 first pass followed up by a 2.461/156. Dennis Rieck had a fireball on his first pass after having an oil line come off, but still managed a 2.497. Rick Cameron had the highlight of the event though with a giant wheelstand forcing him to lift early to a 3.068.

Qualifying Order
1. Jeff Janoe 2.394
2. Scott Whipple 2.434
3. Dennis Rieck 2.497
4. Rick Cameron 3.068
Top Fuel Video Highlights

Top Alcohol

Dan Allen wasted no time putting his Lucas Oil Dragster in the record books with a 2.441 pass at 149mph to top the field. Defending champion Shane Sanford laid down a nice pass along side Allen with a 2.554/148mph. Mike DeNunzio made a great pass with a 2.559/134mph to set third.

Qualifying Order
1. Dan Allen 2.441/149
2. Shane Sanford 2.554/148
3. Mike DeNunzio 2.559/134
Top Alcohol Video Highlights

Top Eliminator

Steve Hoffman put himself atop the Top Eliminator class thus far with a 2.958 pass. Steve was followed by Tim Martin, Larry Snow, DL King, and Lori Ketron to round out the top five.

Qualifying Order
1. Steve Hoffman 2.958
2. Tim Martin 2.965
3. Larry Snow 3.065
4. DL King 3.215
5. Lori Ketron 3.352
6. Mark Punos 3.371
7. Mike Erwin 5.124
8. Leon Januik 2.946
9. Jeff Mamer 2.871
10. Tiffany Januik 3.022 DQ-Out of Bounds
Top Eliminator Video Highlights

Pro Bonus
1st-Dave Stidham
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Al Thorn
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman Bonus
1st-Tom Cox
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Jeremy Young
Eliminations Page 1


A look at the Yuma track at the starting line before the day of racing began.


Scott Whipple is back to defend his 2008 NSDA Top Fuel title with a slightly new look to his car.


Jeff Janoe has a new look to his JWJ ride and got off to a fast start setting on the top spot after day 1 with a 2.39.


Rick Cameron's dragster in the staging lanes before his wild wheelstanding pass.


Dan Allen's new look Lucas Oil sponsored dragster got off to a fast start to the '08 season.


Mike DeNunzio's ride is also sporting the new Team Canidae look with the black wheels on his TA Dragster.

Preview
 

The NSDA kicks off its 2008 season with its point series opener January 18-20 at the Cocopah Casino in Yuma, AZ. This marks the NSDA’s first trip to the Yuma track, which should produce fast times and great racing. NSDN will be on site with all the latest news, results, and video from the race starting Friday, January 18 with coverage of early round TF/TA/TE qualifying and Test and Tune for the bracket racers. NSDN’s Daily Race Coverage of NSDA’s season opener is brought to you by Heavy Metal Racing and the National Sand Drag Association. NSDN Daily Race Coverage sponsorship packages for 2008 events are available for purchase.  If interested in sponsoring future NSDN Daily Race Coverage events, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for detailsThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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