NSDN Daily Race Coverage - NSDA Yuma Mar '08



Sunday

The third race of the 2008 NSDA season is now in the history books from the Yuma Speedway Park adjacent to the Cocopah Casino and Resort in Yuma, AZ. Dennis Rieck was victorious in an incredible final round race with Scott Whipple to take the Top Fuel class win. Gary Mink won the Top Alcohol class in a repeat match up of the final round at the most recent NSDA event over Mike DeNunzio. Tiffany Januik became the first person to stop Steve Hoffman in 2008 in the Top Eliminator class with her final round victory. Other class winners on the day were Mike Erwin (Pro 1), Phil Soper (Pro 2), Steve Bertram (Pro 3), Tom Hanrahan (MC Pro 1), and George Amos (MC Pro 2).

Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Whipple (W) 2.571 .112 def. Pete Schenk NT-Broke
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.313 .181 def. Shane Switzer NT-Broke

Final Round
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.450 .072 def. Scott Whipple 2.466 .075
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.589 .048 def. Shane Sanford 2.562 .078
Dan Allen (W) 2.505 .192 Bye
Richard Montiel (W) 2.457 .566 Bye
Gary Mink (W) 2.515 .119 Bye

Round Two Eliminations
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.518 .085 def. Richard Montiel 2.467 .184
Gary Mink (W) 2.525 .041 def. Dan Allen 2.565 .133

Final Round
Gary Mink (W) 2.553 .049 def. Mike DeNunzio 2.530 .125
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round Two Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Tim Martin (W) 3.047 .177 def. Larry Snow 3.079 .376
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.010 .013 def. Mark Punos 3.029 .034
Tiffany Januik (W) 3.038 .037 def. DL King 3.137 .144
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.665 .503 def. Leon Januik 3.015 -.400

Round Three Eliminations
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.046 .071 def. Tim Martin 3.176 .176
Tiffany Januik (W) 3.078 1.312 def. Jeff Mamer NT-DQ

Final Round
Tiffany Januik (W) 3.078 .036 def. Steve Hoffman 3.041 -.013
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Mike Erwin
2nd-Mike Dora
3rd-George Amos
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st-Phil Soper
2nd-Gary Williams
3rd-Justin Adamson
3rd-Clayton Record
Eliminations Page 1

Pro 3
1st-Steve Bertram
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Gary Williams
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Tom Hanrahan
2nd-Rob Winkle
3rd-Brad Olson
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-George Amos
2nd-Randy Mings
3rd-Rob Winkle
Eliminations Page 1

Junior Dragster
1st-Alan Mamer
2nd-Brandon Wright
Eliminations Page 1

Quads
1st-Tristan Graham
2nd-Caleb Mings

Youth
1st-Jordan Mings
2nd-Abby Carroll

Peewees
1st-Gage Fraysier
2nd-Gavin Fraysier


Saturday


Top Fuel

Saturday was interesting for the Top Fuel class with only one qualifying round being completed. Scott Whipple and Dennis Rieck paired up and ran 2.506 and 2.552 respectively. Dennis’ pass was a small improvement from Friday. Pete Schenk made another wild pass in the “Turtle’s Toy” ride with a 3.215. Pete’s team has parked their ride for the weekend and joined Shane Switzer as not making it to race day as Shane’s car suffered damage on Friday.

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.324
2. Dennis Rieck 2.552
3. Shane Switzer 2.607
4. Pete Schenk 3.215
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Richard Montiel held on to the top spot after getting a big challenge from Gary Mink. Gary ran a 2.448 and was the only Top Alcohol class driver to improve on Saturday.

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.435
2. Gary Mink 2.448
3. Dan Allen 2.463
4. Shane Sanford 2.534
5. Mike DeNunzio 2.549
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round One Eliminations
Tim Martin (W) 2.989 .172 def. Darrell Cypert NT-Broke
Larry Snow (W) NT def. Paul Graham NT-RL
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.046 .212 def. Don Diffenbaugh 3.362 .126
Mark Punos (W) 3.071 .057 def. Paul Taylor 2.946 .243
Tiffany Januik (W) 2.984 .115 def. Mike Erwin 4.144 .140
DL King (W) 3.202 .216 def. Terry Crawford 2.899 .185
Leon Januik (W) 2.999 .208 def. Ralph Switzer 3.064 .249
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.007 .130 def. Billy Morris 3.212 .109

Qualifying Order
1. Tim Martin 2.960
2. Tiffany Januik 2.963
3. Leon Januik 2.988
4. Steve Hoffman 3.000
5. Paul Taylor 3.010
6. Billy Morris 3.010
7. Terry Crawford 3.028
8. Larry Snow 3.038
9. Paul Graham 3.045
10. DL King 3.047
11. Jeff Mamer 3.109
12. Mark Punos 3.112
13. Don Diffenbaugh 3.139
14. Ralph Switzer 3.148
15. Mike Erwin 3.939
16. Darrell Cypert 3.977
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Mike Erwin
Eliminations Page 1

Pro Index
1st- Charlie Johnson
2nd-Mike Erwin
3rd-Wes Johnson
3rd-Justin Adamson
Eliminations Page 1

Sportsman 1
1st-Phil Soper
2nd-Doug Smith
3rd-Brian Root
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 2
1st-Justin Taylor
2nd-Jim Clark
3rd-Carl Jennings
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Rob Winkle
2nd-Ryan Winkle

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Shea Marlowe
2nd-Rob Winkle
3rd-Caleb Mings
3rd-Randy Mings
Eliminations Page 1

UTV
1st-Steven Davis
2nd-Lani Rieck


Friday

Top Fuel

Scott Whipple started off the weekend with an amazing 2.324/171.14mph pass. Whipple tried to better the record in the evening session, but ran a 2.430. Dennis Rieck sits second with a 2.593 with Shane Switzer third at 2.607. Rounding out the Top Fuel class is Pete Schenk in Gary Brown’s “Turtle’s Toy” with a 3.533 on a licensing pass. 

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.324
2. Dennis Rieck 2.593
3. Shane Switzer 2.607
4. Pete Schenk 3.533
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Richard Montiel picked up where he left off in Soboba as the #1 qualifier running a 2.435 on his first pass of the weekend. Montiel was unable to run the evening session. Sitting second is Dan Allen in his record holding Lucas Oil-backed dragster with a 2.463. Gary Mink made an excellent pass to put him third with a 2.506.

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.435
2. Dan Allen 2.463
3. Gary Mink 2.506
4. Shane Sanford 2.534
5. Mike DeNunzio 2.549
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. Tim Martin 2.960
2. Leon Januik 2.988
3. Paul Taylor 3.010
4. Terry Crawford 3.028
5. Larry Snow 3.038
6. Paul Graham 3.045
7. DL King 3.049
8. Billy Morris 3.073
9. Mark Punos 3.112
10. Ralph Switzer 3.161
11. Steve Hoffman 3.166
12. Don Diffenbaugh 3.244
13. Mike Erwin 3.939
14. Darrell Cypert 3.977
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Bonus
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Steve Maas
Eliminations Page 1

Sportsman Bonus
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Justin Taylor


Preview
 

The NSDA series continues its 2008 season with the third point series race of the season at Yuma Speedway Park adjacent to the Cocopah Casino & Resort in Yuma, AZ. NSDN will be on site with all the latest news, results, and video from the race starting Friday, March 14 with coverage of early round TF/TA/TE qualifying and Test & 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 (NSDA). 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. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.


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