The NSDA encountered their first incident at the February Soboba Casino event. Duane Nosko, no stranger to the sand industry, brought his buggy to the event to be driven by Kris Lauffer. Kris is a record holder on asphalt with some of the quickest and fastest VW race cars.
The buggy chassis was powered by a twin turbo Type 1 2853cc Pauter motor built by VW Paradise. This obviously created a fast buggy that ran in the mid 3 second zone.
Kris worked his way through eliminations in the Sportsman 1 class. In the late rounds, he had a bye run and decided to run it out to see what the car would do. The car pulled a big wheelie off the line and when the front end came down the front tires hooked and caused the car to tumble down the track.