The 2009 version of the NSDA Primm Valley Resorts Spring Nationals lived up to expectations. A large car count along with tight racing showed why this event is highly regarded as one of the top sand drag racing events of the season. An example of the close racing was in the unbelievable Top Eliminator class with eight entries qualifying at 2.99 seconds or better, then to top it off after an awesome day of eliminations the final round was decided by a mere .005. That was all just in one class, across the board there was incredible action in all classes. Let’s take a look back at some of the more memorable racers and cars from the weekend through photos from our friends at C3 Productions – www.c3productions.net or www.myspace.com/c3productionsphotos.
Scott Whipple swept the Top Fuel class over the weekend; qualifying #1 with a great 2.303 then going on to take the class win.
Gary Mink got a little out of shape on this qualifying pass, but came back to take the Top Alcohol class win with a nice 2.47 final round run.
Jeff Mamer had a perfect weekend in the TE class; qualifying #1 with a perfect 2.950, then racing on to the class win over point leader Billy Morris in the final round.
Butch and Terri Blair brought out their Fugowie dual-tire Top Fuel dragster for an exhibition pass at Primm.
The Rhoades Racing Team brought out this unique Motorcycle-powered Smart Car to compete at Primm.
Mario Tavares made his NSDA debut in the TE class with his new Pauter Rods 4-Cylinder dragster.
Ralph Switzer brought out his good looking Dragin' Slayer Fiat to compete in the TE class.
April Soares dominated the Sportsman 1 and 2 classes on Saturday taking home both class victories.
Chris Adamson "The Villain" vs. "Wild Willie" Swim in Pro 1 Time Trial action.
Rod Gaasch came all the way from Colorado to race his Kong Ranger and ran some impressive 4.5's on DOT tires.
Sidney Payne debuted a new look on his "Full Blown Alky" TE Dragster at Primm.
Rob Winkle emerged victorious in Sunday's Motorcycle Pro 1 class.
Carey Mahoney made the long haul from Washington to Primm to compete in the Top Alcohol class.
Photos Courtesy C3 Productions – www.c3productions.net or www.myspace.com/c3productionsphotos.