Editor's Notes | May '11

BY: TOM BRAY

tbjeeplead10.jpgThe month of May is upon us, which tends to be the busiest month of the sand drag racing season. NSDN will be at three big events in this month with Daily Race Coverage. This will kick off May 13-15 with coverage from the Mertens Heavy Equipment Repair Springnational Sand Drags at the Mohave County Fairgrounds in Kingman, AZ. This event looks like it’s going to be a great west coast event to close out the first half of the season, before taking a Summer Break. I want to thank all of the individuals that made the coverage of this event possible; Hammer Down Racing (Dennis Rieck), 2 Dolla’ Bill/Heavy Metal Racing (Rick & Billy Morris), Kingman Sand Drags/Route 66 Wings & Wheels, Coldwater Kid T/F (Dwight & Matthew Ludlow), and Swag Racing (Mike Erwin). NSDN has sponsorship spots available for the Fall West Coast races, feel free to e-mail me for more info if you want to be involved & ensure coverage from these events.

The second stop of the month will be May 20-21 as NSDN heads to Cleves, OH for the Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) Season Opener. This is always a great event as Dave Ohmer & the IOK 4-Wheelers crew does a great job prepping the track. All of their hard work paid off with the renovations to the track surface, and it should be better than ever in 2011. Complete information on this event can be found at http://www.protrucknationals.com/ptn2011-race1factsheet.

Rounding out the month of May will be the Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK May 27-29. Traditionally, this is one of the great events of the sand drag season. These guys put on a top notch event with some of the best hospitality you will find anywhere. I would like to thank Rod & Dee Trower as well as Atoka Motorsports Park for coming on board with the Coverage of this event. It should be an excellent weekend, and well worth the trip.

There’s no rest for the weary as NSDN only has one weekend off after Atoka before heading to Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY for the second PTN point series event of the season. Jim & Gay Johnson do an incredible job with their facility, and we are all looking forward to the trip to Kentucky.

I want to thank everyone with their help with the Nostalgia segments. With the hectic schedule coming up, it will be a while until the next segment will be posted, but it will be back and better than ever once things calm down.

Anyways, I sure hope everyone enjoys the upcoming Race Coverage’s. If you have any feedback, questions, or info to pass along, feel free to e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Until next month…

Tom Bray (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

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