NSDN Daily Race Coverage - SCSDA Soboba Nov '12



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Sunday

The 2012 sand drag racing season wrapped up on Sunday with the “Season Finals” event at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Gary Mink once again worked his magic and found his way into the Top Alcohol winner’s circle with great 2.50 and 2.52 passes on race day. Jim Rossi worked some magic of his own as he completed a weekend sweep with two Top Eliminator class wins as he defeated Billy Morris in the final round to go with his win in the completion of the Avenal event, which he won on Saturday. Art Cronin used some driving skill to get a hole shot 2.86 to 2.83 final round Fast Fours victory over Mario Tavares. Geoff Gill worked that Larry Minor Motorsports small block power to take the Pro Mod Unlimited win over Tracy Malan. In the bracket classes, Wes Johnson was the day’s big winner as he took both the Pro 2 and Pro 3 category titles. Other winners on the day included Bob Cambridge (Pro 1), Christian Payne (Motorcycle Pro 1), Randy Mings (Motorcycle Pro 2), and Bradley Myers (Junior Dragster). Eliminations Run Sheets are now posted to conclude the NSDN Daily Race Coverage from this event. (11-6-12)

Top Alcohol
1st-Gary Mink
2nd-Pedro Villa
3rd-Jim Hammond
Top Alcohol Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Alcohol Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Pedro Villa (W) 2.608/125.56 .920 def. Craig Sines NT-Broke
Gary Mink (W) 2.504/142.34 .550 def. Jim Hammond 2.602/139.14 .629

Final Round
Gary Mink (W) 2.520/144.45 .535 def. Pedro Villa 2.596/129.87 .669

Top Eliminator
1st-Jim Rossi
2nd-Billy Morris
3rd-Todd Kinney
3rd-Marc Whitmore
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Eliminator Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Marc Whitmore (W) 3.163 .513 def. Ron D’Artenay 2.990 .686
Jim Rossi (W) 2.970 .633 def. Paul Graham 3.203 .614
Todd Kinney (W) 3.003 .575 def. Geoff Gill NT-Broke
Billy Morris (W) 3.152 .493 def. Paul Taylor 2.979 .673

Round Two Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 2.983 .478 def. Todd Kinney 3.065 .441
Jim Rossi (W) 2.953 .561 def. Marc Whitmore 3.278 .060

Final Round
Jim Rossi (W) 2.977 .514 def. Billy Morris 2.949 .462

Fast Fours
1st-Art Cronin
2nd-Mario Tavares
3rd-John Cronin
Fast Fours Sunday Eliminations Video
Fast Fours Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
John Cronin (W) 2.933/110.86 .486 def. Aaron Mamer 2.907/102.06 .560
Mario Tavares (W) 2.811/114.78 .613 def. Dave Marcroft NT-Broke
Art Cronin (W) 2.944/120.67 .658 def. Don Diffenbaugh 3.183/108.91 .149

Final Round
Art Cronin (W) 2.868/116.15 .496 def. Mario Tavares 2.838/113.07 .531

Pro Mod Unlimited
1st-Geoff Gill
2nd-Tracy Malan
3rd-Nick Shultzman
Pro Mod Unlimited Sunday Eliminations Video
Pro Mod Unlimited Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Tracy Malan (W) 3.767/95.35 .564 def. Carey Mahoney NT-Broke
Nick Shultzman (W) 3.280/100.12 .565 def. Jimmy DePasse 3.180/100.86 .379
Geoff Gill (W) 3.116/101.76 .430 def. Derek Balcunas 3.192/99.53 .464

Round Two Eliminations
Geoff Gill (W) 3.174/100.12 .564 def. Nick Shultzman 3.339/97.96 .540
Tracy Malan (W) 3.547/NS .426 Bye

Final Round
Geoff Gill (W) 3.121/99.10 .528 def. Tracy Malan 3.507/94.69 .433

Pro 1
1st-Bob Cambridge
2nd-Ray Islas
3rd-Keith Ahart
3rd-Derek Balcunas
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 2
1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Joe Simeone
3rd-George Amos
3rd-Clayton Record
Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 3
1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Arend Schouten
Pro 3 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Christian Payne
2nd-Brad Olson
3rd-Josh Wolford
3rd-Robert Garnas
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Randy Mings
2nd-Broc Rushing
3rd-Matthew Ortiz
3rd-Grant Hutchinson
Motorcycle Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Junior Dragster
1st-Bradley Myers
2nd-Ryan Rodriguez
3rd-Kyle Hensley
Junior Dragster Eliminations Run Sheet

Saturday

The “Season Finals” for the Southern California Sand Drag Association at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA continued on Saturday. Pedro Villa stole the show as the “Express” team ran a personal best ET of 2.56 to take the number one qualifying spot in the Top Alcohol class. Ron D’Artenay drove the “Red Warrior” to the head of the pack in the ultra tough Top Eliminator category with a nice 2.959 on the 2.95 Index. Jim Rossi defeated D’Artenay in the TE final round of the conclusion of the Avenal event winning a close 2.97 to 2.97 battle. Daniel King stood on his great 2.78 from Friday night to hold on to the top spot in Fast Fours as did Carey Mahoney, who held on to his 2.88 from Friday in the Pro Mod Unlimited class. Charlie Johnson waded through a very tough Pro Gambler class to take the victory in a great final round with Arend Schouten decided by just .018. Randy Mings emerged victorious in the Motorcycle Pro Gambler getting around Mark Ratliff in the final. Other big winners on the day included Sid Payne (Sportsman 1), Rick Hendershott (Sportsman 2), Josh Wolford (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), and Matthew Ortiz (Motorcycle Sportsman 2). Racing action concludes with eliminations on Sunday for the Heads-Up, Pro Bracket, and Junior classes.

Top Fuel
Final Qualifying Order
1. Dennis Rieck 2.435/158.93

Saturday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Pedro Villa 2.563/133.42
2. Gary Mink 2.574/139.71
3. Jim Hammond 2.587/138.01
4. Craig Sines 2.630/130.86

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Ron D’Artenay 2.959
2. Todd Kinney 2.961
3. Billy Morris 2.963
4. Paul Graham 2.974
5. Jim Rossi 2.979
6. Paul Taylor 2.994
7. Geoff Gill 3.128
8. Marc Whitmore 3.146
Broke. Larry Snow 3.085
Broke. Clark Harris 3.519

Saturday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Final Qualifying Order
1. Daniel King 2.786/114.01
2. Mario Tavares 2.797/115.36
3. Art Cronin 2.843/115.95
4. Aaron Mamer 2.850/109.61
5. John Cronin 2.851/109.97
6. Don Diffenbaugh 3.027/105.05
Broke. Dave Marcroft NT

Saturday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Carey Mahoney 2.883/121.53
2. Jimmy DePasse 3.009/103.14
3. Geoff Gill 3.064/103.93
4. Derek Balcunas 3.262/93.30
5. Nick Shultzman 3.293/101.61
6. Tracy Malan 3.440/98.81

Saturday PMU Highlight Video

Sportsman 1
1st-Sid Payne
2nd-Larry Brown
3rd-Russell Kennel
Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Sportsman 2
1st-Rick Hendershott
2nd-Jeff Goorsky
3rd-Jeff Wolfgang
3rd-Alan Mamer
Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Josh Wolford
2nd-Christian Payne
3rd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Tom Gagnon
Motorcycle Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Matthew Ortiz
2nd-Grant Hutchinson
3rd-Josh Wolford
3rd-Austin Thomas
Motorcycle Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Gambler
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Arend Schouten
3rd-Joe Simmons
3rd-Dennis Cross
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro Gambler
1st-Randy Mings
2nd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Taylor Holmes
Motorcycle Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Friday

The first day of racing action is complete at the 2012 SCSDA Season Finals being held at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Jim Hammond kept up his hot hand in the Top Alcohol class as he ran a stout 2.58 to lead the field. Daniel King in the Animal Control Dragster is leading the way in Fast Fours with an astounding 2.78, just .02 off of the World Record set by his grandfather nearly ten years ago. Todd Kinney put his Jeep atop the Top Eliminator standings with a great 2.99 effort. Washington’s Carey Mahoney ran a stellar 2.88 to lead the Pro Mod Unlimited class with his “Big Time” Funny Car. Racing action continues on Saturday with Sportsman & Gambler Bracket class action along with the remainder of Heads-Up Qualifying.

Top Fuel
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Dennis Rieck 3.574/60.55

Friday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Jim Hammond 2.587/138.01
2. Pedro Villa 2.805/100.12
3. Craig Sines 2.831/100.41

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Todd Kinney 2.994
2. Ron D’Artenay 3.030
3. Paul Graham 3.048
4. Jim Rossi 3.087
5. Larry Snow 3.105
6. Geoff Gill 3.128
7. Paul Taylor 3.129
8. Marc Whitmore 3.572
9. Billy Morris 2.873

Friday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Daniel King 2.786/114.01
2. Mario Tavares 2.809/113.82
3. Aaron Mamer 2.850/109.61
4. John Cronin 2.976/108.22
5. Art Cronin 3.967/70.43
NT. Dave Marcroft
NT. Don Diffenbaugh

Friday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Carey Mahoney 2.883/121.53
2. Derek Balcunas 3.383/96.43
3. Nick Shultzman 3.484/84.48
4. Jimmy DePasse NT

Friday PMU Highlight Video

Preview

NSDN concludes our 2012 Daily Race Coverage season with our fourth trip of the year to the Soboba Casino for the Southern California Sand Drag Association's (SCSDA) "Season Finals" event November 2-4. Sand drag racers from across the Southwest will converge on the San Jacinto, CA for this race, which also serves as the final race of the 2012 NSRA point series. NSDN will have our normal results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete from this event. Also, keep an eye on the “NSDN Live Race Updates” section at the top of the main page for updates from the event as it happens. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by Hammer Down Racing, Heavy  Metal/2 Dolla' Bill Racing, and Rialto Trophy . Racing action kicks off on Friday with Test and Tune for the Bracket classes as well as early round Heads-Up qualifying in the evening. 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..

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