NSDN Daily Race Coverage - NSDA SJ Feb '08



Sunday

The 2008 NSDA series finished has completed its second race of the new season. Scott Whipple took home the $8K to win Top Fuel class over the “Coldwater Kid” Matt Ludlow in the final round. Mike DeNunzio backed up his teammate to make it a Team Canidae sweep of TF/TA with his Top Alcohol class win. Steve Hoffman made it back-to-back victories conquering the Top Eliminator class. Winners in the day’s bracket classes were Mike Gazzeny (Pro 1), Tracy Malan (Pro 2), Nick Young (Pro 3), Brad Olson (MP1), and Rob Winkle (MP2).


Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Whipple (W) 2.409 .162 def. Mike Peasley NT-Broke
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.885 .256 def. Rick Stewart NT
Keith Longerot (W) 2.514 .114 def. Jeff Janoe 2.734 .174
Matt Ludlow (W) 2.657 .084 def. Shane Switzer 2.753 .337

Round Two Eliminations
Scott Whipple (W) 2.364 .118 def. Keith Longerot 5.094 -.130
Matt Ludlow (W) 2.590 .028 def. Dennis Rieck 2.612 .092

Final Round
Scott Whipple (W) 2.447 .126 def. Matt Ludlow 2.556 .108
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Richard Montiel (W) 2.597 .155 def. Shane Sanford 2.623 .206
Gary Mink (W) 2.653 .096 def. David Morton NT-Broke
Dan Allen (W) 2.746 .163 def. Pedro Villa NT-Broke
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.703 def. Jim Hammond 2.904 .116

Round Two Eliminations
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.631 .180 def. Dan Allen 2.706 .173
Gary Mink (W) 2.630 .111 def. Richard Montiel NT-Broke

Final Round
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.662 .086 def. Gary Mink 4.190 -.139
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Tim Martin (W) 3.032 .166 def. DL King 3.089 .116
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.016 .023 def. Chris Adamson 3.107 .131
Taylor Brewer (W) 3.000 .269 def. Paul Taylor 3.006 -.019
Jeff Mamer (W) NT def. Ralph Switzer NT-RL

Round Two Eliminations
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.005 .087 def. Tim Martin 2.966 .170
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.046 .077 def. Taylor Brewer 2.984 .511

Final Round
Steve Hoffman (W) 2.969 .087 def. Jeff Mamer 3.001 .061
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Mike Gazzeny
2nd-Carl Smith
3rd-Bill Swim
3rd-Mike Kelly
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st-Tracy Malan
2nd-Nick Schulzman
3rd-Charlie Johnson
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 3
1st-Nick Young
2nd-Kevin Williams
3rd-April Elliott
3rd-Steve Bertram
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Brad Olson
2nd-Ryan Winkle
3rd-Robert Garnas
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Rob WInkle
2nd-Joey Weaver
3rd-Steve Lackey
3rd-Jake Russell
Eliminations Page 1

Eliminations Page 2


Saturday

Top Fuel

Scott Whipple lowered his qualifying from Friday with a 2.372 in the fourth qualifying session to take home his second straight low qualifying effort. Scott leads the field into race day with Dennis Rieck, Shane Switzer, and Ketih Longerot rounding out the top half of the field.

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.372
2. Dennis Rieck 2.478
3. Shane Switzer 2.519
4. Keith Longerot 2.540
5. Jeff Janoe 2.621
6. Matt Ludlow 2.634
7. Rick Stewart 2.852
8. Mike Peasley 4.250
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Richard Montiel ended up as the low qualifier in his first NSDA race of the season. Montiel put the “Top Dog” dragster on top of the field with a 2.532.

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.532
2. Dan Allen 2.635
3. Mike DeNunzio 2.665
4. David Morton 2.684
5. Gary Mink 2.702
6. Jim Hammond 2.751
7. Pedro Villa 2.776
8. Shane Sanford 2.803
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. DL King 2.966
2. Paul Taylor 2.970
3. Billy Morris 2.973
4. Steve Hoffman 2.979
5. Chris Adamson 3.009
6. Jeff Mamer 3.011
7. Taylor Brewer 3.022
8. Tim Martin 3.031
9. Don Diffenbaugh 3.042
10. Pete Schenk 3.049
11. Terry Crawford 3.050
12. Paul Graham 3.099
13. Larry Snow 3.161
14. Ralph Switzer 3.190
15. Mark Punos 3.190
16. Dan Cronin 3.223
DNQ
17. Lori Ketron 3.318
18. Leon Januik 2.941

Round One Eliminations
DL King (W) 3.189 .101 def. Dan Cronin 6.161 .097
Tim Martin (W) 2.967 .153 def. Don Diffenbaugh 3.108 .056
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.105 .210 def. Larry Snow NT-Broke .227
Chris Adamson (W) 3.008 .120 def. Paul Graham 3.040 .106
Paul Taylor (W) 2.907 .248 def. Mark Punos 3.147 -.029
Taylor Brewer (W) 3.038 .304 def. Pete Schenk 3.010 -.294
Ralph Switzer (W) 3.129 .197 def. Billy Morris 2.909 .130
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.011 .088 def. Terry Crawford 3.009 .163
Top Eliminator Round One Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Mike Erwin
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Larry Minor
Eliminations Page 1

Pro Index
1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Jose Beas
Eliminations Page 1

Sportsman 1
1st-Phil Soper
2nd-Donnie Burns
3rd-Hunter Buettner
3rd-Carl Jennings
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 2
1st-Brandon Montgomery
2nd-Bill Mitchell
3rd-Aaron Smith
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Ryan Winkle
2nd-Christy Garnas
3rd-Ian Brown

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Garrett Goorsky
2nd-Randy Mings
3rd-Rob Winkle
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

UTV
1st-Gary Williams
2nd-Don Clark
Eliminations Page 1

Friday

Top Fuel

Scott Whipple started off the weekend with a strong 2.384 in the opening qualifying session to take the provisional top spot in the field. Shane Switzer and Keith Longerot rounded out the top three with a pair of 2.55’s. 

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.384
2. Shane Switzer 2.550
3. Keith Longerot 2.556
4. Jeff Janoe 2.695
5. Rick Stewart 2.852
6. Mike Peasley 4.250
7. Matt Ludlow 4.488
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Richard Montiel’s Dragster is the “Top Dog” after two qualifying sessions in San Jacinto with a 2.574. Dan Allen sits second with a 2.635 while David Morton and Mike DeNunzio round out the top half of the field.

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.574
2. Dan Allen 2.635
3. David Morton 2.684
4. Mike DeNunzio 2.718
5. Jim Hammond 2.751
6. Gary Mink 2.785
7. Pedro Villa 3.272
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

2007 NSDA TE champion DL King started off this weekend as the #1 qualifier heading into Saturday with a 2.966. Paul Taylor sits second with a 2.970 while Steve Hoffman and Billy Morris round out the top four.

Qualifying Order
1. DL King 2.966
2. Paul Taylor 2.970
3. Steve Hoffman 2.979
4. Billy Morris 3.001
5. Jeff Mamer 3.011
6. Pete Schenk 3.049
7. Tim Martin 3.063
8. Paul Graham 3.158
9. Larry Snow 3.161
10. Mark Punos 3.200
11. Chris Adamson 3.216
12. Dan Cronin 3.223
13. Don Diffenbaugh 3.247
14. Lori Ketron 3.318
15. Ralph Switzer 5.130
16. Leon Januik 2.941
17. Taylor Brewer 2.935
18. Terry Crawford 2.904
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Bonus
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Howard Sato
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman Bonus
1st-Nick Young
2nd-Todd Kinney
Eliminations Page 1

ATV Bonus
1st-Robert Garnas
2nd-Joey Weaver


Preview
 

The NSDA moves on to its second event of the 2008 season with Inaugural Larry Minor Motorsports Winter Nationals February 15-17 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. This event will be NSDA's first trip back to its home track in the 2008 season. NSDN will be on site with all the latest news, results, and video from the race starting Friday, February 15 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 details.


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