Editor's Notes | February '12Wow, what an amazing start to the 2012 race season. The 3rd Annual Top Fuel Shootout at Dome Valley Raceway was just plain well attended, both on the racer & spectator side of the fence. Couple this with the great attendance seen at the 2011 SCSDA Season Finale, and those events are two great signs for the sport with all that is happening in the World today.
I have to say that the on-track performance at the Dome race was some of the best I have seen in a while, both ET wise & in close racing. Scott Whipple’s amazing performance in Top Fuel was truly something special, with “Famous Amos” turning the screws to FIVE consecutive 2.2 second passes on the weekend. The Pro Truck class was a huge hit with 17 entries making the first round call. With Pro Truck Nationals putting up some extra cash, it was great to see the level of competition in Pro Truck’s first appearance on the west coast. It’s a good thing to see some of the cool aspects of the sport stretch across the country.
NSDN is getting ready to head to our second race of the 2012 season as we head to the Dumont Dunes for the 40th Anniversary Jeep Jamboree put on by the Las Vegas Jeep Club February 18-19. This is my first trip out to this event, and I am definitely grateful for the opportunity to cover it. The next stop for NSDN after the Dumont trip will be the “April Fuels” SCSDA race at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA March 30-April 1. I’m certainly looking forward to the second race of the 2012 point series & seeing how things continue to shake out.
Thanks to all of our sponsors & supporters as the season starts to head into full swing. Without all of you, none of this would be possible. Stay safe, and see you at the track…