NSDN Daily Race Coverage - NSDA SJ May '08



Sunday

NSDA’s fifth point series event concluded on Sunday at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Scott Whipple made it four out of five race wins in the 2008 Top Fuel season. Scott ran a great 2.267 in the final round to defeat Jeff Janoe. Mike DeNunzio made it another Team Canidae TF/TA sweep with his second Top Alcohol class win of the season.  Billy Morris took home his first ever Top Eliminator class victory with a final round win over Tiffany Januik. Pro bracket winners on the day were Ray Islas (Pro 1), Rocky Randolph (Pro 2), Brendan Root (Pro 3), Brooks Ryan (Motorcycle Pro 1), and Randy Mings (Motorcycle Pro 2).

Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Whipple (W) 2.409/154.49 .160 Bye
Pete Schenk (W) 2.628/134.92 .137 def. Matt Ludlow 2.782/140.20 .041
Dennis Rieck (W) 4.655/43.06 .278 Bye
Jeff Janoe (W) 2.690/121.59 .098 def. Rick Cameron 2.788/121.59 .193

Round Two Eliminations
Scott Whipple (W) 2.420/NS .135 def. Pete Schenk 2.542/129.92 .143
Jeff Janoe (W) 2.593/NS .101 def. Dennis Rieck 2.952/88.82 .121

Final Round
Scott Whipple (W) 2.267/156.96 .268 def. Jeff Janoe 2.660/125.10 .173

Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Richard Montiel (W) 2.633/125.06 .507 Bye
Shane Sanford (W) 2.644/136.45 .107 def. Nick Januik 2.706/132.67 .152
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.617/131.90 .111 def. Dan Allen 3.434/97.08 .854
Gary Mink (W) 2.680/133.60 .086 def. Pedro Villa 2.900/122.25 .114

Round Two Eliminations
Shane Sanford (W) 2.632/NS .081 def. Richard Montiel 2.632/134.87 .181
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.667/NS .003 def. Gary Mink 2.662/131.57 .048

Final Round
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.631/135.42 .091 def. Shane Sanford 2.672/139.53 .061

Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round Two Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Mike Rasmussen (L) NT-Staging Foul Single (DL King Broke)
Billy Morris (W) 3.048 .050 def. Steve Hoffman 3.030 .189
Leon Januik (W) 3.014 .131 def. Taylor Brewer 3.050 -.321
Tiffany Januik (W) 3.001 .096 def. Paul Taylor 3.116 -.084

Round Three Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 3.046 .127 Single
Tiffany Januik (W) 2.977 .102 def. Leon Januik 2.985 -.004

Final Round
Billy Morris (W) 3.012 .023 def. Tiffany Januik 2.987 .058
Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro 1
1st-Ray Islas
2nd-Allen Taylor
3rd-Steve Foster
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 2
1st-Rocky Randolph
2nd-Phil Soper
3rd-Clayton Record
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Pro 3
1st-Brendan Root
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Jose Beas
3rd-Gary Gebert
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Brooks Ryan
2nd-Ian Brown
3rd-Ryan Winkle
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Randy Mings
2nd-Mike Brock
3rd-Ralph Schaub
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Saturday

Another great day of racing is complete at the Soboba Casino, site of NSDA’s fifth point series event of the 2008 season. Scott Whipple continued his dominance of the Top Fuel class with two more great 2.43’s on Saturday. His 2.431 from the Saturday afternoon session was his quickest of the weekend with nearly .15 back to the #2 qualifier. Richard Montiel held on to the top spot in Top Alcohol with his Friday afternoon 2.616. Winners on the day in the other categories were Steve Foster (Pro Mod), Mike Bolton (Pro Index), Steve Anthony (Sport 1), Justin Taylor (Sport 2), and Mike Brock (MS 1 and 2).


Top Fuel


Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.431 / 152.53
2. Dennis Rieck 2.572 / 138.17
3. Jeff Janoe 2.595 / 136.91
4. Matt Ludlow 2.709 / 144.62
5. Pete Schenk 2.787 / 135.03
6. Rick Cameron 2.814 / 125.32

Qualifying Notes
- On a day when most TF cars struggled to stay under power past 60’, Scott Whpple ran identical 2.431 passes both with 1.05 60’ times.
- Dennis Rieck destroyed another set of tires during the Saturday afternoon session.
- Jeff Janoe ran a stout 2.595 in the Saturday evening round with a 1.098 60’ time.

Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.616 / 133.05
2. Mike DeNunzio 2.634 / 133.81
3. Gary Mink 2.648 / 134.91
4. Shane Sanford 2.683 / 134.29
5. Nick Januik 2.774 / 129.07
6. Pedro Villa 2.855 / 114.39
7. Dan Allen 3.201 / 101.73

Qualifying Notes
- Richard Montiel has been the #1 qualifier at 3 of the 5 events in the 2008 season.
- Mike DeNunzio ran the quickest pass of Saturday with a 2.634 in the evening round.
- Shane Sanford had major engine damage after his first session 2.687 forcing him to go to a backup engine for the remainder of the weekend.

Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. DL King 2.954
2. Taylor Brewer 2.973
3. Tiffany Januik 2.973
4. Steve Hoffman 2.974
5. Billy Morris 2.978
6. Paul Taylor 2.995
7. Leon Januik 3.005
8. Terry Crawford 3.008
9. Mike Rasmussen 3.072
10. Lori Ketron 3.075
11. Paul Price 3.163
12. Paul Graham 3.166
13. Dan Cronin 3.166
14. Ralph Switzer 3.184
15. Mark Punos 3.188
16. Larry Snow 3.213
Did Not Qualify
17. Jeff Mamer 3.217
18. Glen Hickey 3.588

Round One Eliminations
DL King (W) 3.067 .074 def. Larry Snow 3.112 .104
Mike Rasmussen (W) 3.132 .093 def. Terry Crawford NT-RL
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.028 .209 def. Dan Cronin NT-Broke
Billy Morris (W) 3.099 .125 def. Paul Graham 3.174 .120
Taylor Brewer (W) 4.885 .337 def. Mark Punos 3.172 -.400
Leon Januik (W) 3.141 .608 def. Lori Ketron 3.337 -.097
Tiffany Januik (W) 3.951 .047 def. Ralph Switzer 4.119 .188
Paul Taylor (W) 2.985 .130 def. Paul Price 3.225 .070

Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Steve Foster
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Mike Erwin
Eliminations Page 1

Pro Index
1st-Mike Bolton
2nd-Steve Foster Jr.
3rd- Todd Kinney
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 1
1st-Steve Anthony
2nd-Davin Gothard
3rd-Todd Kinney
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Sportsman 2
1st-Justin Taylor
2nd-Steve Perkio
3rd-Aaron Smith
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Mike Brock
2nd-Ryan Winkle
3rd-Brooks Ryan
Eliminations Page 1

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Mike Brock
2nd-Caleb Mings
3rd-Josh Wolford
Eliminations Page 1
Eliminations Page 2


Friday

A great weekend of racing is underway at the Soboba Casino’s NSDA Summer Nationals in San Jacinto, CA. Leading the way in early round Top Fuel qualifying is once again Scott Whipple, who ran a 2.437. The “Top Dog” in Top Alcohol is Richard Montiel and his 2.616 in the opening session. In the ultra competitive Top Eliminator category Tiffany Januik leads the pack with a 2.973. The day’s Bonus Race winners were Carl Jennings (Pro Bonus) and Justin Taylor (Sport Bonus).

Top Fuel

Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.437 / 145.98
2. Dennis Rieck 2.572 / 138.17
3. Matt Ludlow 2.709 / 144.62
4. Rick Cameron 2.839 / 105.94
5. Pete Schenk 2.840 / 124.89
6. Jeff Janoe 2.932 / 116.32

Qualifying Notes
- Scott Whipple also ran the second quickest TF pass of the day, with a first session 2.532/148.91 pass.
- Scott had the quickest 60’ in TF with a 1.040 on his 2.437 pass.
- Dennis Rieck went 1.077 to 60’ on his 2.572 pass after throwing several Bigger Diggers off of his tires on his 2.903 first session run.
- The “Coldwater Kid” car of Matt Ludlow made two consistent passes with an opening session 2.785 to go along with his 2.709.

Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Qualifying Order
1. Richard Montiel 2.616 / 133.05
2. Mike DeNunzio 2.638 / 132.46
3. Shane Sanford 2.683 / 134.29
4. Nick Januik 2.774 / 129.07
5. Pedro Villa 2.873 / 107.68
6. Dan Allen 3.201 / 101.73

Qualifying Notes
- Even more impressive than the fact he ran a 2.616 with a class leading 1.117 60’ time was that Montiel’s run was made in the less optimal afternoon qualifying session.
- Nick Januik improved from his Primm race with his new Hemi between the frame rails of his front engine Dragster.
- Dan Allen made his return to the track after his Primm crash, this time driving Lucas Oil teammate Lori Ketron’s TE dragster.

Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Qualifying Order
1. Tiffany Januik 2.973
2. Steve Hoffman 2.974
3. Billy Morris 2.978
4. DL King 2.978
5. Paul Taylor 2.995
6. Leon Januik 3.005
7. Terry Crawford 3.008
8. Taylor Brewer 3.051
9. Mike Rasmussen 3.072
10. Paul Price 3.163
11. Mark Puno 3.188
12. Larry Snow 3.213
13. Ralph Switzer 3.249
14. Paul Graham 3.300
15. Lori Ketron 3.333
16. Glen Hickey 3.588
17. Dan Cronin 3.632

Top Eliminator Highlight Video

Pro Bonus
1st-Carl Jennings
2nd-Rocky Randolph
3rd-Tommy Zavala
3rd-Tracy Malan
Eliminations Page 1

Sport Bonus
1st-Justin Taylor
2nd-Carl Jennings
3rd-Taylor Johnson
Eliminations Page 1


Preview
 

The NSDA series continues on with its fifth point series race of the 2008 season, the NSDA Summer Nationals at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. NSDN will be on site with all the latest news, results, and video from the race starting Friday, May 9 with coverage of Pro and Sport Bonus races as well as opening round qualifying for Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, and Top Eliminator. NSDN’s Daily Race Coverage from San Jacinto, CA 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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