NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Primm Apr '08



Sunday

The NSDA Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts Spring Nationals concluded on Sunday after four days of non-stop racing action with over 450 entries taking part in one of the largest events ever seen in sand drag racing history. Scott Whipple was the man to beat in Top Fuel defeating Dennis Rieck in the final round with a great 2.335/163mph. 2007 NSDA Top Alcohol class champion Shane Sanford found his way back to the winner’s circle taking home the race win over Mike DeNunzio in the final round. Jeff Mamer made it back-to-back wins in Primm winning a double breakout decision over Billy Morris. Read on for full results from Primm.

Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Whipple (W) 2.454/150.71 .158 def. Pete Schenk 2.411/160.58 .221
Jeff Janoe (W) 2.488/149.00 .163 def. Charlie Brown 2.812/148.29 -.047
Rick Cameron (W) 2.536/128.67 .142 def. Shane Switzer 3.108/88.99 .111
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.330/156.96 .050 def. Matt Ludlow 2.635/139.58 -.325

Round Two Eliminations
Scott Whipple (W) 2.433/152.65 .127 def. Jeff Janoe 2.590/128.18 .104
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.382/121.19 .240 def. Rick Cameron NT-RL

Final Round
Scott Whipple (W) 2.335/163.22 .090 def. Dennis Rieck 2.710/85.11 .077

Eliminations Notes
- Scott’s win was his third of the NSDA season with the Canidae car.
- Dennis Rieck ran Low E.T. of the weekend with a 2.330 in round one, and had the best 60’ of the weekend for TF with a .988.
- Rick Cameron ran a stout 2.536 in his new car in a round one upset of Shane Switzer.
- Pete Schenk had a greatly improved weekend in Primm, running a personal and car best of 2.411 in the Canidae/Turtle’s Toy dragster.
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.613/140.54 .085 def. Carey Mahoney 2.890/122.70 .064
David Morton (W) 2.811/110.46 .091 def. Richard Montiel 3.952/50.92 .351
Gary Mink (W) 2.690/139.13 .120 def. Pat Goodale 3.027/80.25 .329
Shane Sanford (W) 2.659/140.39 .085 def. Dee Trower 3.427/60.15 .229

Round Two Eliminations
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.617/140.50 .102 def. David Morton 2.743/136.45 .133
Shane Sanford (W) 2.602/110.84 .070 def. Gary Mink 2.618/135.41 .103

Final Round
Shane Sanford (W) 2.573/143.24 .034 def. Mike DeNunzio 2.675/140.81 -.021

Eliminations Notes
- Shane Sanford has now won back-to-back Primm races, also winning in the Fall ’07.
- Shane ran Low E.T. and Top Speed of eliminations in his final round 2.573/143.24
- Mike DeNunzio has now been in all four NSDA TA final rounds in the 2008 season.
- On race day, Gary Mink’s round two 1.108 was the quickest pass to 60’ of the day.
- Rod Trower hurt his motor in the last qualifying session Saturday forcing him to withdraw, which bumped alternate Carey Mahoney into the show.
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round Two Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
John Keller (W) 3.014 .245 def. Lori Ketron 3.115 .151
Billy Morris (W) 3.094 .111 def. Larry Snow 3.322 .108
Don Diffenbaugh (W) 3.640 .006 def. Terry Crawford 3.167 -.280
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.140 .065 def. Paul Taylor 3.254 .005

Round Three Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 3.046 .127 def. John Keller 3.056 .267
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.074 .091 def. Don Diffenbaugh 3.177 .149

Final Round
Jeff Mamer (W) 2.935 .104 def. Billy Morris 2.833 .097
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Tommy Zavala
2nd-Don Boespflug
3rd-Mike Erwin
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Phil Soper
3rd-Charles Thompson
3rd-Tony DeNunzio
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 3
1st-Arend Schouten
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Justin Adamson
3rd-Jerry Peripoli
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2
Eliminations Page 3

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Tom Hanrahan
2nd-Todd Clinton
3rd-TJ Marchant
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Randy Mings
2nd-Shea Marlow
3rd-George Amos
3rd-Jake Russell
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Saturday

An incredible weekend of racing action at the NSDA Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts Spring Nationals continued with action on Saturday. Scott Whipple continued to set the pace in Top Fuel by lowering his qualifying time to a 2.372. In Top Alcohol, Dan Allen was the top qualifier with a 2.567, however a devastating crash on that pass will take him out of action for the weekend. Dan was uninjured in the crash as the safety equipment did its job. This bumped Mike DeNunzio’s 2.592 to the top qualifying position. Tim Martin’s Friday 2.950 stood up for the top spot in Top Eliminator, however he would be upset by Lori Ketron in round one. Continue reading for the rest of the day’s results.

Top Fuel


Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.372/156.55
2. Shane Switzer 2.458/161.52
3. Dennis Rieck 2.460/148.72
4. Jeff Janoe 2.529/141.26
5. Charlie Brown 2.533/145.94
6. Matt Ludlow 2.631/141.42
7. Rick Cameron 2.636/116.59
8. Pete Schenk 2.665/115.29
Did Not Qualify
9. John Cadzow 2.681/130.75
10. Terri Blair 2.700/117.95

Qualifying Notes
- Scott Whipple ran a 1.013 to 60’ on his 2.372 pass.
- Scott’s final qualifying session pass was a 2.407/136.55 kicking the rods out 1.8 seconds into the run.
- The Canidae team has a new engine in the car ready to go for race day.
- Shane Switzer made two very impressive passes on Saturday, 2.458/161 and 2.507/156.
- Jeff Janoe bumped into the show in style in the final qualifying session with a 2.529/141 with a 1.06 60’.
- Charlie Brown went for quite a ride in the first qualifying round on Saturday at the end of his 2.533/145 pass when the brakes failed and he shot down the access road at the end of the track ending up by the starting line of the Best of the Desert event also being held in Primm this weekend. Charlie’s car came out okay, and is ready for race day.
- Rick Cameron made a major pass in the third session, shutting off early to a 2.633 after carding a 1.055 60’ time.

- John Cadzow made a game effort oh his final attempt running a 2.681/130, falling just .016 of making it to race day.
- Terri Blair had another great 60’ of 1.055 in the third session, however her motor gave up down track relegating her to a 2.700 and ending the weekend for the Fugowie team.
Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Qualifying Order
1. Mike DeNunzio 2.592/130.72
2. Gary Mink 2.613/136.38
3. Rod Trower 2.617/126.26
4. Shane Sanford 2.623/141.38
5. Richard Montiel 2.628/138.24
6. David Morton 2.635/137.06
7. Dee Trower 2.772/127.05
8. Pat Goodale 2.807/NS
Did Not Qualify
9. Carey Mahoney 2.830/125.47
10. Nick Januik 2.897/132.05
11. Pedro Villa 3.032/103.70
Withdraw. Dan Allen 2.567/140.93

Qualifying Notes
- Dan Allen had a violent wreck in the third qualifying session with his Lucas Oil Dragster. The pass was very reminiscent of his Fall ’07 Primm wild ride, except in the opposite lane. Dan fortunately walked away from the wreck and is none the worse for wear thanks to a chassis that withstood the accident perfectly.
- Gary Mink exactly matched his 2.613 in the third qualifying session and had a 1.105 short time on today’s run.
- Gary Mink’s 2.613 pass had the quickest 60’ of the day in TA with a 1.085.
- Rod Trower made a great pass in his DMPE “Thunder” Dragster to end up as the #3 qualifier.
- Shane Sanford put the bad luck behind him and ran a 2.623 in the third session.
- David Morton is back on track with runs of 2.635 and 2.670, low E.T. of the final qualifying round.
- Dee Trower made the decision to double enter in TA & TE and promptly put herself into the TA field with a 2.772 in the first session on Saturday.
- After a motor swap following damage to his new Hemi on Friday, Pat Goodale kept his tried and true Chevy motor in the #8 spot running a 2.830 on his only Saturday pass.
- Nick Januik and Carey Mahoney went on simultaneous wild rides in the final qualifying session with both cars getting out of shape resulting in early shut off passes which kept them out of the qualified field for Sunday.
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. Tim Martin 2.950
2. Steve Hoffman 2.950
3. Paul Taylor 2.956
4. DL King 2.961
5. Billy Morris 2.981
6. Jeff Mamer 2.988
7. Terry Crawford 2.992
8. Leon Januik 3.020
9. John Keller 3.037
10. Mark Punos 3.053
11. Dee Trower 3.099
12. Tiffany Januik 3.124
13. Larry Snow 3.128
14. Ralph Switzer 3.131
15. Don Diffenbaugh 3.181
16. Lori Ketron 3.231
Did Not Qualify
17. Paul Graham 3.262
18. Darrell Cypert 3.523
19. Glen Hickey 3.614
20. Lori Goodale NT

Round One Eliminations
Lori Ketron (W) 3.230 .068 def. Tim Martin 2.871 .129
John Keller (W) 3.027 .011 def. Leon Januik 3.004 .050
Larry Snow (W) 3.358 .091 def. DL King 3.359 -.357
Billy Morris (W) 2.998 .106 def. Tiffany Januik NT-Broke
Don Diffenbaugh (W) 3.225 .008 def. Steve Hoffman 3.146 .110
Terry Crawford (W) 3.260 .083 def. Mark Punos 3.114 -.253
Paul Taylor (W) 3.062 .150 def. Ralph Switzer 3.568 .385
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.011 .100 def. Dee Trower 2.862 .215
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Don Boespflug
2nd-Steve Foster
3rd-Mike Erwin
Eliminations Page 1

Pro Index
1st-Mike Erwin
2nd-Jeff Adamson
3rd-Mike Bolton
3rd-Jose Beas
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 1
1st-Nick Schulzman
2nd-Brian Root
3rd-Ashley Sanford
3rd-Tom Gulia
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 2
1st-April Elliott
2nd-Nick Young
3rd-Justin Taylor
3rd-Fran McKinney
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Christy Garnas
2nd-Ryan Winkle
3rd-TJ Marchant
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Rob Winkle
2nd-Shea Marlow
3rd-Cody Rhoades
3rd-Taylor Johnson
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Junior Dragster
1st-Kody Hoffman
2nd-Aaron Mamer

Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Friday

A spectacular weekend of racing continued on Friday at the Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts NSDA Spring Nationals. As weekend entry numbers climbed up over 400, the action on the track provided to be particularly exciting. In the Top Fuel class, Scott Whipple sets in the top spot after day one in his Canidae dragster with a 2.401. Dan Allen currently is the qualifying leader in Top Alcohol with a 2.583 in his Lucas Oil dragster. Top Eliminator saw some great passes, including two dead-on 2.950 E.T.’s. Tim Martin’s 2.95016 currently edges Steve Hoffman’s 2.95064 for the top spot. Read on for more on the rest of the day’s action.

Top Fuel


Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.401/152.87
2. Dennis Rieck 2.586/130.45
3. Shane Switzer 2.614/135.95
4. Pete Schenk 2.665/115.29
5. Matt Ludlow 2.670/141.57
6. Jeff Janoe 2.712/123.12
7. Terri Blair 2.717/112.29
8. Charlie Brown 2.729/139.95
9. Rick Cameron 2.767/125.26
10. John Cadzow 2.833/103.31

Qualifying Notes
- Scott Whipple also ran the second quickest TF pass of the day, with a first session 2.482/149.52 pass.
- Scott ran a 1.035 60’ on his 2.401 pass.
- Dennis Rieck ran a solid 2.586 in his lone pass on Friday with a 1.073 60’.
- Pete Schenk made a nice first full pass in TF with a 2.665 in the second session.
- Matt Ludlow’s 2.670 was second fastest in the first session, but didn’t make a pass in the evening round.
- Terri Blair carded the quickest 60’ pass in TF on the day with a 1.025 in the second session, however she had to shut off early to a 3.488.
- John Cadzow had an interesting excursion having to shoot down the access road at the end of the track after his 2.833 pass.

Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Qualifying Order
1. Dan Allen 2.583/142.58
2. Mike DeNunzio 2.592/130.72
3. Gary Mink 2.613/133.52
4. Richard Montiel 2.628/138.24
5. Rod Trower 2.663/131.14
6. Pat Goodale 2.807/NS
7. David Morton 2.826/133.76
8. Shane Sanford 2.897/132.79
9. Nick Januik 2.921/81.81
10. Carey Mahoney 2.945/118.48
11. Pedro Villa 3.032/103.70

Qualifying Notes
- Dan Allen laid down his top qualifying pass in the second qualifying round after sitting our the first session.
- Mike DeNunzio ran the quickest qualifying pass in the first round with a 2.648.
- Gary Mink’s 2.613 pass had the quickest 60’ of the day in TA with a 1.085.
- Rod Trower’s 2.663 in the second session had a strong 1.093 short time.
- Pat Goodale and Shane Sanford both experienced mechanical issues on their second qualifying passes.
- Nick Januik and Carey Mahoney left before the tree was activated on their second qualifying attempt forcing them to stay put on their first session times.
Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. Tim Martin 2.950
2. Steve Hoffman 2.950
3. Paul Taylor 2.956
4. DL King 2.961
5. Terry Crawford 2.992
6. John Keller 3.041
7. Mark Punos 3.053
8. Billy Morris 3.057
9. Jeff Mamer 3.072
10. Larry Snow 3.128
11. Ralph Switzer 3.146
12. Don Diffenbaugh 3.189
13. Leon Januik 3.208
14. Lori Ketron 3.231
15. Tiffany Januik 3.242
16. Paul Graham 3.262
17. Dee Trower 3.278
18. Glen Hickey 3.614
19. Darrell Cypert 4.381
20. Lori Goodale NT

Qualifying Notes
- Tim Martin and Steve Hoffman’s 2.950 passes were the first dead-on TE passes in NSDA history.
- Going too fast in the second qualifying session was seen frequently with Billy Morris carding a 2.846, Dee Trower with a 2.805, and Leon Januik 2.936.
- Lori Goodale had an encounter with the guardrail in the first qualifying session after the car made a hard move just off the starting line. Enough damage was done to her car to put her out for the weekend.
- Lori Ketron’s debut with her new car in TE continued with a 3.231 in the second session on Friday.
- Steve Hoffman had the best RT in TE on the day with a .055 in the first session.
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Reed Taylor
2nd-Allen Taylor
3rd-George Amos
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st- Wes Gilmore
2nd-Phil Soper
3rd-Don Boespflug
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 3
1st-Grant Fraysier
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Brandon Montgomery
3rd-Gary Gebert
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Trevor Clinton
2nd-Tom Hanrahan
3rd-Bob Sechi
3rd-Chad Peterson
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Rob Winkle
2nd-George Amos
3rd-Shea Marlow
3rd-Dan Rhoades
Eliminations Page 1

Thursday

Primm, Nevada is the place to be this weekend as the National Sand Drag Association holds its annual Primm Valley Resorts Spring Nationals. A huge early turnout could lead to historic entry numbers by the end of the weekend. Grant Fraysier (Pro Bonus) and Phil Soper (Sport Bonus) were the racers taking home the first place trophies in the classes contested on the day. Also, on the day’s plate was test and tune for many of the bracket racers as well as a few of the Top Alcohol and Top Eliminator entries who elected to make passes. Read on for the day’s full recap and continue to tune in each night for daily race updates from the Spring Nationals.

Pro Bonus
1st-Grant Fraysier
2nd-Ken Allen
3rd-Hunter Buettner
3rd-Joe Simeone
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2
Semi and Final Round Video

Sportsman Bonus
1st-Phil Soper
2nd-Donnie Burns
3rd-Jennifer Smith
3rd-Grant Fraysier
Eliminations Page 1
Final Round Video

Top Alcohol/Top Eliminator Testing

Car # Driver ET/MPH 60’ RT
#
369 Larry Snow 3.146/103.95 1.223 .368
#1072 DL King 3.111/104.12 NT .068
#230 Don Diffenbaugh 3.155/99.68 1.226 .103
#89L Lori Goodale 3.240/101.94 1.267 .120
#5022 Billy Morris 2.999/105.02 1.189 .323
#729 Nick Januik 2.824/124.33 1.158 .125
#369 Larry Snow 3.182/101.27 1.227 .140
#701 Tiffany Januik 3.062/105.14 1.197 .497
#112 Dee Trower 3.119/NS 1.250 .160
#4226 Lori Ketron 3.720/59.54 1.243 .347
#230 Don Diffenbaugh 3.228/98.50 1.207 .080
#1172 DL King 3.099/105.92 1.175 .051
#89L Lori Goodale 3.136/116.92 1.323 .174
#101 Rod Trower 3.073/111.21 1.163 .256
#251 Pat Goodale NT

#729 Nick Januik NT

Testing Video TA/TE


Grant Fraysier won the Pro Bonus class.


Phil Soper won the Sport Bonus class.


Dee Trower's "Fast Forward" Dragster


Lori Ketron's new Lucas Oil Dragster


Pat Goodale's "Crude Awakenings" TA Dragster


Rod Trower's "Thunder" TA Dragster


Lori Goodale's "Drag Queen" Dragster (Near Lane) vs. Billy Morris "2 Dolla' Bill" (Far Lane)


Tiffany Januik's TE Altered

Preview
 

The NSDA series moves on to Primm, NV for its fourth point series race of the season with the Terrible's Primm Valley Resorts Spring Nationals. NSDN will be on site with all the latest news, results, and video from the race starting Thursday, April 17 with coverage of Pro and Sport Bonus races as well as open Test and Tune. 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. for details.


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