NSDN Weekend Race Updates

This concludes NSDN's updates from the three west coast events this weekend. Keep checking with NSDN for photos and video from these events in the next week or so.

Sunday Update #6 – Dome Valley

The AZ Sand Drag Shootout has concluded for the weekend. The day’s winners were Jeff Mamer (Fast Fours), Mike Erwin (Top Eliminator), Steve Anthony (Pro 1), Ron Grissom (Pro 2), and Keith Ahart (Pro ATV). “Read More” for more on this race.

Sunday Update #5 – Avenal

The Inaugural November Avenal Sand Drags event is now complete. Paul Taylor (Top Eliminator), Jerry Watson (Pro 1), Donnie Burns (Pro 2), April Elliott (Pro 3), and R. Ross (Pro 4) were the day’s winners. Look for video and pics from this event on NSDN within the next week or so. “Read More” for more info on this race.

Dome Valley
Fast Fours Final Round
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.57 def. Mike Rasmussen 3.28

Top Eliminator Final Round
Mike Erwin (W) 3.59 def. Lori Ketron 2.92

Pro 1
1st-Steve Anthony 3.844 (3.84)
2nd-Charlie Caudill 3.427 (3.43)

Pro 2
1st-Ron Grissom 4.90 (4.70)
2nd-Brendan Root 4.34 (4.40)

Pro ATV
1st-Keith Ahart 4.63 (4.35)
2nd-Dustin Covby 6.42 (6.10)

Thanks to Mike Erwin for the updates from Dome Valley this weekend.


Avenal
Top Eliminator Semi-Finals
Paul Taylor (W) def. Bob Gill
A. Wimberly (W) Bye

Top Eliminator Final Round
Paul Taylor (W) 2.957 def. A Wimberly 3.665

Pro 1
1st-Jerry Watson
2nd-Mike Bolton

Pro 2
1st-Donnie Burns
2nd-April Elliott

Pro 3
1st-April Elliott
2nd-Nick Young

Pro 4
1st-R. Ross
2nd-S. Mings

Jeff Hitchman made another pass, a 2.775. Geoff Gill did not make another pass after his 2.367 run.

Thanks go out to Chachy Zavala and Bob Gill for relaying info and results to us from this event. Also, congrats to Chachy on a smooth first event as race director at Avenal.


Sunday Update #4 – Dome Valley

Eliminations are continuing at Dome Valley’s AZ Shootout. The final round match ups are going to be Jeff Mamer vs. Mike Rasmussen (Fast Fours) and Lori Ketron vs. Mike Erwin (Top Eliminator). Click “Read More” for the latest.

Dome
Valley

Fast Fours Round Two Eliminations
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.00 def. Don Diffenbaugh
Mike Rasmussen (W) 3.28 def. Steve Hoffman RL

Top Eliminator Round One Eliminations
Lori Ketron (W) 2.951 def. Frank Prock
Mike Erwin (W) 10.15 def. Billy Morris 2.905


Sunday Update #3 – Avenal

A quick update from Avenal. Geoff Gill runs a 2.367 in his TF car.

Top Eliminator round one results are also posted now.
We’ll have updates throughout the afternoon from this race.

Avenal
Top Eliminator Round One Eliminations
Wimblerly (W) 3.35 def. Ron D’Artenay 2.98 RL
Paul Taylor (W) def. Sidney Payne
Bob Gill (W) 3.06 def. Jim Rossi

Geoff Gill ran a 2.367 in TF.
Jeff Hitchman ran a 2.704 in TA.


Sunday Update #2 – Dome Valley

Eliminations are under way with the Fast Fours class at AZ’s Sand Drag Shootout. Click “Read More” for round one results and more info.

Dome
Valley

Top Fuel Final Round
Matt Ludlow (W) 2.665/121 def. John Cadzow NT-Broke

Round One Fast Fours Eliminations
Jeff Mamer (W) 2.97 def. Art Cronin DNR
Don Diffenbaugh (W) def. Mario Tavares
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.10 def. Taylor Brewer DNR
Mike Rasmussen (W) 3.14 def. Dan Cronin

In Top Fuel, John Cadzow has broke, so Matt Ludlow is the only car left. Ludlow made an early shut off pass this morning.

Jim Hammond has put away his TA car for the weekend after running a 2.79 best.

There are 8 entries in both Pro car classes today.


Sunday Update #1 – Avenal

Day one is finished at Avenal’s November Sand Drags. Chachy Zavala and his Avenal crew put the cars down the track in an efficient manner and are putting on a great show this weekend. Saturday’s big winners were Steve Foster Jr. (Pro Index), Jerry Watson (Sport 1), Nick Young (Sport 2), and Eric Moran (Sport 3). Click “Read More” for final qualifying orders and Saturday’s race results.

Final
Saturday Update

Dome Valley


Day one is in the books at Dome Valley’s AZ Sand Drag Shootout. Matt Ludlow (Top Fuel), Jeff Mamer (Fast Fours), Jim Hammond (Top Alcohol), and Lori Ketron (Top Eliminator) lead their respective classes into Sunday’s eliminations. Jose Beas was the night’s big winner in the Pro Sport class, which fielded 30 entries. Click “Read More” for final qualifying orders and the day’s race winners.

AVI

Fast Track Racing’s AVI West Coast Nationals is complete. Bob Childress (Pro 1) and Tommy Zavala (Pro 2) were the race’s big winners. Tommy took the win in Pro 2 over Phil Soper in the final round. Phil went on and won the Sportsman car class by defeating Jesse Weston in the final round. The Fugowie Funny Car made some exhibition passes and ran a best of 2.99. Rebecca Barlow ran a best of 3.050 @ 120mph with a new blower motor in her dragster. Thanks to Tommy Zavala for the update from this event.


Avenal Saturday Final Results and Qualifying

Top Fuel
1. Geoff Gill 2.393

Top Alcohol
1. Jeff Hitchman 2.750

Top Eliminator
1. Ron D’Artenay 2.952
2. Sidney Payne 3.022
3. Bob Gill 3.031
4. Jim Rossi 3.073
5. Paul Taylor 3.088
6. Wimberly 3.340

Pro Index
1st-Steve Foster Jr. 4.02 (3.95)
2nd-Donnie Burns 3.858 (3.95)

Sport 1
1st-Jerry Watson 3.62 (3.52)
2nd-Gary Sakaguchi 3.77 (3.70)

Sport 2
1st-Nick Young 4.909 (4.90)
2nd-Craig D’Artenay 5.045 (5.00)
Margin of Victory = .002

Sport 3
1st-Eric Moran 7.15 (6.90)
2nd-Leo Martin 5.97 (6.12)


Dome Valley Saturday Final Results and Qualifying

Top Fuel
1. Matt Ludlow 2.60 (DNR)
2. John Cadzow 2.67 (DNR)

Fast Fours
1. Jeff Mamer 2.87 (DNR)
2. Mike Rasmussen 2.90 (DNR)
3. Steve Hoffman 2.93 (3.01)
4. Don Diffenbaugh 2.94 (3.14)
5. Taylor Brewer 2.96 (DNR)
6. Mario Tavares 3.01 (3.20)
7. Dan Cronin 4.03 (6.03)
8. Art Cronin NT (DNR)

Top Alcohol
1. Jim Hammond 2.79 (2.85)

Top Eliminator
1. Billy Morris 2.951 (DNR)
2. Lori Ketron 3.01 (DNR)
3. Frank Prock 3.30 (10.45)
4. Mike Erwin 3.78
Mike Erwin is now driving David Straub’s Jeep in the Top Eliminator class.

Pro Sport
1st-Jose Beas
2nd-Keith Ahart

Gambler
1st-Steve Anthony
2nd-Jose Vargas

Junior Gambler
1st-Aimee Mamer
2nd-Alan Mamer

Juniors
1st-Alan Mamer
2nd-Aimee Mamer

Youth
1st-Ryan Durning


Saturday Update #4 – Avenal

A quick update from Avenal’s November Sand Drags event. Geoff Gill ran a 2.39 @ 145mph in the Gill Bettencourt Top Fuel car. Jeff Hitchman is #1 in Top Alcohol with a 2.701. Ron D'Artenay ran a 2.952 for the top spot in Top Eliminator. We’ll have full details from today’s action in the morning.

Saturday Update #3 – Dome Valley

Third round of heads-up qualifying is complete at Dome Valley’s AZ Sand Drag Shootout. There will be a fourth qualifying session later on tonight.

Top Fuel
1. Matt Ludlow 2.60 (2.73)
2. John Cadzow 2.67

Fast Fours
1. Jeff Mamer 2.87 (3.14)
2. Mike Rasmussen 2.90
3. Steve Hoffman 2.93 (NT-RL)
4. Don Diffenbaugh 2.94
5. Taylor Brewer 2.96 (NT-RL)
6. Mario Tavares 3.01
7. Dan Cronin 4.03
8. Art Cronin NT


Top Alcohol
1. Jim Hammond 2.79 (2.86)

Top Eliminator
1. Billy Morris 2.951
2. Lori Ketron 3.01 (2.91)
3. Mike Erwin 3.20 (DNR-Broke)
4. Frank Prock 3.30
TE is down to three entries since Mike Erwin has broke and is done for the weekend.

If the racer did not improve on their earlier run, their Q3 time is listed in parentheses.

Saturday Update #2 – Dome Valley

Second round of heads-up qualifying is complete at Dome Valley’s AZ Sand Drag Shootout.

Top Fuel
1. Matt Ludlow 2.60 (2.74)
2. John Cadzow DNR

Fast Fours
1. Jeff Mamer 2.87 (3.21)
2. Mike Rasmussen 2.91 (3.14)
3. Steve Hoffman 2.93 (3.04)
4. Taylor Brewer 2.96 (NT-RL)
5. Don Diffenbaugh 2.99
6. Mario Tavares 3.36
7. Dan Cronin 4.46
8. Art Cronin NT


Top Alcohol
1. Jim Hammond 2.79 (DNR)

Top Eliminator
1. Lori Ketron 3.01 (3.03)
2. Mike Erwin 3.20 (DNR-Broke)
3. Frank Prock 3.37 (NT-RL)
4. Billy Morris 2.949

If the racer did not improve on their earlier run, their Q2 time is listed in parentheses.

There are 18 entries in the Pro Sport class, which will run their eliminations later on tonight.


Saturday Update #1 – Dome Valley

Round one of qualifying is complete at Dome Valley’s AZ Sand Drag Shootout. Read on for the results.

Top Fuel
1. Matt Ludlow 2.60
2. John Cadzow DNR
Cadzow skipped the first qualifying session.

Fast Fours
1. Jeff Mamer 2.87
2. Mike Rasmussen 2.91
3. Steve Hoffman 2.93
4. Taylor Brewer 2.96
5. Don Diffenbaugh 3.34
6. Mario Tavares 4.01
The Cronin Team also has two entries in this class to make it an 8 car field.


Top Alcohol
1. Jim Hammond 2.79

Top Eliminator
1. Lori Ketron 3.01
2. Mike Erwin 3.20
3. Frank Prock 3.37
4. Billy Morris 2.79
There is one more entry out of TX that is in this class that did not make the first qualifying session.

Approximately 60 entries for today, with a full Pro-Sport car class which will take place later in the afternoon.


Preview

This weekend will see three west coast sand drag races going on simultaneously. NSDN will have its contacts on the ground at these events and will update all weekend from Avenal, Dome Valley, and Laughlin (AVI). Keep checking in throughout the weekend for the latest updates from these events.

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