NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Kingman Nov '10

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Sunday

Sunday saw the conclusion of the 2010 West Coast Winternational Sand Drags in Kingman, AZ. Dennis Rieck took home the victory in the Top Fuel class with a 2.49 final round winning time. The Top Alcohol class was dominated by Gary Mink, who ran Low ET of the entire event with a 2.43 in round two eliminations. Billy Morris topped an extremely tough Top Eliminator field to complete an undefeated season. Brian Chapman and the Short Fuse team emerged victorious in the A/Fuel class running a 2.89 to defeat Art Cronin in the final round. Read on from more results from this event.

Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET)
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.456/143 Bye
Terri Blair (W) 2.568/136 def. John Cadzow 3.616/63

Final Round
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.499/160 def. Terri Blair NT-Broke

Top Fuel Highlight Video

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET)
Gary Mink (W) 2.541/139 Bye
Scott Carroll (W) 2.536/135 def. Jim Hammond 2.746
Craig Sines (W) 2.483/146 Bye
Dan Allen (W) 2.535/142 Bye

Round Two Eliminations
Gary Mink (W) 2.430/137 def. Scott Carroll 2.563/138
Craig Sines (W) 2.548/134 def. Dan Allen 2.619/130

Final Round
Gary Mink (W) 2.480/132 def. Craig Sines 2.583/128

Top Alcohol Highlight Video

Top Eliminator

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET)
Jim Rossi (W) 3.019 Bye
Mark Punos (W) 3.068 def. Geoff Gill 3.052
Tim Martin (W) 2.990 def. Ron D’Artenay 3.284
Daniel King (W) 3.027 def. Mike Erwin 3.620
Billy Morris (W) 3.056 def. Glen Hickey 3.355
Carey Mahoney (W) 3.382 Bye
Terry Crawford (W) 2.999 def. Ralph Switzer 3.910
Paul Taylor (W) 2.994 def. Jim DePasse NT-RL

Round Two Eliminations
Jim Rossi (W) 2.951 def. Mark Punos 3.129
Billy Morris (W) 3.002 def. Daniel King 2.976
Carey Mahoney (W) 2.986 def. Tim Martin 2.926
Paul Taylor (W) 3.101 def. Terry Crawford 3.000

Round Three Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 3.022 def. Jim Rossi 2.928
Carey Mahoney (W) 3.136 def. Paul Taylor 2.949

Final Round
Billy Morris (W) 2.973 def. Carey Mahoney 3.018

Top Eliminator Highlight Video

A/Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET)
Brian Chapman (W) 8.472 Bye
Art Cronin (W) 3.336 Bye
Mario Tavares (W) 2.939/101 def. John Cronin 3.293
Aaron Mamer (W) 2.916

Round Two Eliminations
Brian Chapman (W) 7.002 Bye
Art Cronin (W) 2.920 def. Aaron Mamer 3.390

Final Round
Brian Chapman (W) 2.893/107 def. Art Cronin 2.962/103 RL

A/Fuel Highlight Video

Bracket classes were not run to completion. Purse money was split amongst racers remaining in competition.


Saturday

The weekend continued on with great Saturday action at the Napa Racing West Coast Winerational Sand Drags in Kingman, AZ. Dennis Rieck stayed atop the Top Fuel qualifying list with his Hammer Down Top Fueler running a 2.484. Gary Mink rolled in and stole the show in Top Alcohol with an amazing 2.432 to lead the field into Sunday. Jim Rossi performed a rare feat and ran a perfect 2.950 to top the Top Eliminator class in qualifying. Brian Chapman drove his Short Fuse Dragster to the top spot in A/Fuel with a 2.992. Racing action finishes on Sunday with eliminations in all categories.

Top Fuel

Final Qualifying Order
1. Dennis Rieck 2.485/144
2. Matt Ludlow 2.536/156
3. Marcus Norris 2.552/141
4. John Cadzow 2.564/137
5. Terri Blair 2.897/93

Notes
- Dennis Rieck stayed in the top spot with a 2.48 in his first qualifier on Saturday.
- Matt Ludlow made one pass on Saturday, a nice 2.53 lap in the Coldwater Kid car.
- Marcus Norris ran another personal best with a 2.552, however parts breakage has taken them out of competition for the weekend.
- John Cadzow ran a 2.56 in Saturday’s opening round. In the final session, he laid down a great looking pass, however there was a timing system failure resulting in both his & Dennis Rieck’s passes not recording at time.
- Terri Blair made a nice looking pass with the Fugowie dual-tire car with an early shut off 2.897.

Saturday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Gary Mink 2.432/137
2. Scott Carroll 2.537/138
3. Dan Allen 2.543/127
4. Craig Sines 2.569
5. Jim Hammond 2.761/127

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Jim Rossi 2.950
2. Carey Mahoney 2.953
3. Terry Crawford 2.953
4. Daniel King 2.961
5. Billy Morris 2.969
6. Paul Taylor 2.976
7. Tim Martin 2.992
8. Mark Punos 3.016
9. Geoff Gill 3.049
10. Ron D’Artenay 3.149
11. Jim DePasse 3.267
12. Glen Hickey 3.348
13. Mike Erwin 3.468
14. Ralph Switzer 3.494

Saturday TE Highlight Video

A/Fuel
Final Qualifying Order
1. Brian Chapman 2.993
2. Art Cronin 3.000
3. Mario Tavares 3.000
4. Aaron Mamer 3.138
5. John Cronin 3.187
6. Taylor Brewer 3.767

Saturday AF Highlight Video


Friday

Day 1 racing action is complete at the 2010 Napa Racing West Coast Winternational Sand Drags. The great new race facility at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman, AZ is playing host this weekend to one of the largest sand drag races anywhere in recent history. Early round qualifying for the top categories topped the bill on Friday with those racers taking to the track for two qualifying sessions. Dennis Rieck leads the Top Fuel list in the Hammer Down entry with a 2.518 pass. Craig Sines’ long trip from the Northwest is paying off as he currently sits in the top spot in Top Alcohol with a 2.569. Top Eliminator is currently led by Billy Morris with a 2.976. Bracket competitors got passes in for test and tune on Friday. Saturday will see final qualifying for the top classes with time trials & early round eliminations taking place in the bracket categories. Stick with NSDN throughout the weekend for all the latest.

Top Fuel

Qualifying Order
1. Dennis Rieck 2.518/117
2. Marcus Norris 2.612/134
3. Terri Blair 3.042/128
4. John Cadzow NT

Notes
- Dennis Rieck leads the field heading into Saturday with a 2.518 early shut off pass after his weekend opening 2.713/130mph run earlier in the day.
- Marcus Norris ran a personal best 2.612 to wind up in 2nd spot after day 1.
- John Cadzow made a pretty pass in the Cadzow Motorsports Top Fueler, however there was a timing system error and no time was recorded.
- There are three more Top Fuelers on site that have not made an attempt yet. They are the Coldwater Kid team of Matt & Dwight Ludlow, Rick Cameron & the Cameron Motorsports Fueler, and the Gary Brown-owned, Pete Schenk-driven Turtle’s Toy entry.

Friday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order
1. Craig Sines 2.569
2. Dan Allen 2.587/139

Notes
- Craig Sines ran a personal best 2.569 for the Thunder Struck team in the first qualifying session.
- Dan Allen with the Lucas Oil entry ran a 2.587 in his only attempt on Friday.
- There are several more entries on the grounds for competition in this class including Jim Hammond, Scott Carroll, and Gary Mink.

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order
1. Billy Morris 2.976
2. Art Cronin 2.998
3. Paul Taylor 3.007
4. Daniel King 3.035
5. Carey Mahoney 3.043
6. Geoff Gill 3.050
7. Aaron Mamer 3.086
8. Terry Crawford 3.108
9. John Cronin 3.108
10. Mark Punos 3.109
11. Ron D’Artenay 3.149
12. Jim DePasse 3.400
13. Ralph Switzer 3.494

Note: Several of these competitors may be moving to the A/Fuel (4-cylinder) class on Saturday, so this qualifying order may change.

Friday TE Highlight Video


Preview
NSDN is finishing off our 2010 Daily Race Coverage season with our first trip to the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman, AZ for the NAPA Racing West Coast Winternational Sand Drags Nov 5-7. We will have our normal results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete from this event. Also, keep an eye on the “Race Updates” live update side bar on the left side of the main page for updates from the event as it happens. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by Route 66 Wings & Wheels/West Coast Winternational Sand Drags and Heavy Metal/2 Dolla’ Bill Racing. Racing action kicks off on Friday with Test and Tune in the afternoon. We will have coverage of this event from start to finish. For any questions throughout the race weekend or to inquire about future Daily Race Coverage sponsorship opportunities, e-mail 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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