Editor's Notes | Jan '09BY: TOM BRAY
We have finally reached 2009 and the new race season is approaching. 2008 was a great season, and all we can do is hope that 2009 exceeds expectations. The month of January this year has been left race less, with the first race of the Southwest sand drag season going off January 31-February 1at Dome Valley Raceway. Two weeks after that is the scheduled debut of the new Larry Minor Raceway in
season saw performances across the country that was beyond expectations. Dennis
Rieck’s 2.22 in Top Fuel and Dan Allen’s 2.41 in the Top Alcohol class set the
bar very high for the ’09 season. This raises many questions about the possibilities
of what could happen in 2009. Will we see 2.2’s with more regularity and maybe
even a 2.1 in the Top Fuel class in 2009? Will 2.4’s become more common place
in Top Alcohol and maybe even a 2.3 pass this season? Will we see a Jeep break
the 2 second barrier? How low will the 4WD record drop in 2009? How huge will
the Pro Truck class be during the Pro Truck Nationals series? Can the
competition get any tougher in the Top Eliminator class across the country? How
will the bracket classes fare in ’09 with the economic woes across the country?
These are all interesting questions as we head into the 2009 season. Only time
Hopefully, with a little support, NSDN can get to a few different places in 2009 as well as cover the series that we have in the past. That is our plan at NSDN for this season. Thanks for your readership and support! See you at the track.