NSDN Daily Race Coverage - SCSDA Soboba Mar '13



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Sunday

The 2013 Season for the Southern California Sand Drag Association is off to a fine start as the opening event wrapped up on Sunday. The Top Alcohol class saw an intense final round as Defending class champion Gary Mink reeled off a holeshot win over Jim Hammond 2.52 to 2.50. Another defending class champion Billy Morris had a great weekend as he took the final round hole shot win by the slimmest of margins, two-thousandths of a second (.002) over Paul Taylor. The Fast Fours class struggled with attrition all weekend long, but when it all came down to it Brian Chapman & the Short Fuse team pulled off the win with a 2.90 in the final round. The Larry Minor Motorsports team put driver Geoff Gill in the Pro Mod Unlimited Winner’s Circle with a 3.05. The NSRA Bonus Bucks program kicked off at Soboba as the Pro 2 Winner earned a $500 Bonus. Wes Gilmore guided the Rattitude Jeep to the win over Chris Adamson. Other big winners on the day included Tommy Zavala (Pro 1), Charlie Johnson (Pro 3), Bo Crossland (MP1), Randy Mings (MP2), and Billy Nunno (Junior Dragster). *Run Sheets Now Posted. 3-5-13. That concludes our Daily Race Coverage from this event.*

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

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Gary Mink (W) 2.529/137.74 .488 def. Jim Hammond 2.502/139.43 .643

Top Eliminator
1st-Billy Morris
2nd-Paul Taylor
3rd-Paul Graham
3rd-Ron D’Artenay
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Eliminator Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round Two Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Billy Morris (W) 2.975 .520 def. Sid Payne NT-No Show
Paul Graham (W) 3.067 .567 def. Larry Snow 2.969 .682
Paul Taylor (W) 3.006 .665 def. Marc Whitmore 3.093 .614
Ron D’Artenay (W) 2.984 .586 def. Jim Rossi 2.913 .578

Round Three Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 2.994 .496 def. Paul Graham 3.064 .520
Paul Taylor (W) 2.973. 547 def. Ron D’Artenay 2.956 .579

Final Round
Billy Morris (W) 2.999 .549 def. Paul Taylor 2.962 .588

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

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Art Cronin (W) 3.040/111.95 .273 Bye
Daniel King (W) 2.944/105.54 .327 def. John Cronin NT-No Show
Mario Tavares (W) 3.080/108.91 .885 Bye
Brian Chapman (W) 2.879/111.59 .543 def. Aaron Mamer NT-No Show

Round Two Eliminations
Daniel King (W) NT def. Art Cronin NT-No Show
Brian Chapman (W) NT def. Mario Tavares NT-No Show

Final Round
Brian Chapman (W) 2.909/113.07 .406 def. Daniel King 3.032/103.61 .351

Pro Mod Unlimited
1st-Geoff Gill
2nd-Jimmy DePasse
Pro Mod Unlimited Sunday Eliminations Video
Pro Mod Unlimited Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Geoff Gill (W) 3.053/107.54 .510 def. Jimmy DePasse 3.089/106.36 .394

Pro 1
1st-Tommy Zavala
2nd-Mike Kelly
3rd-Ron Moran
3rd-Bob Cambridge
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 2
1st-Wes Gilmore
2nd-Chris Adamson
3rd-Clayton Record
3rd-Tommy Zavala
Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 3
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Dennis Rieck
3rd-Shawn Thompson
3rd-Christopher Wells
Pro 3 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Bo Crossland
2nd-Garrett Ratliff
3rd-Robert Garnas
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Randy Mings
2nd-George Amos
3rd-Jeff Coale
Motorcycle Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Junior Dragster
1st-Billy Nunno
2nd-Kyle Hensley
3rd-Derek Partida
3rd-Christian Myers
Junior Dragster Eliminations Run Sheet

Juniors
1st-Cierra Pace
2nd-Levi Graham
3rd-Regeena Partida
3rd-Breanna Canfield

Mini Junior Dragster
1st-Dylan Hegwood
2nd-Brevin Wilson
3rd-Elena DeNunzio
3rd-Blake Adamson

Peewees
1st-Sean Dowling
2nd-Cody Mercer
3rd-Jade Foster
3rd-Jayden Pena

Saturday

Great Southern California weather greeted racers and spectators alike for Day 2 of the 2013 SCSDA Season Opener. The Top Alcohol saw some blistering fast performances as Gary Mink took the top spot by just three-thousandths of a second with a 2.480 to Jim Hammond’s personal best and first ever run in the 40’s (2.483). The Top Eliminator class saw defending class champion Billy Morris slip into the top spot with a 2.954 in the final qualifying session with the Morris Family Racing Dragster. TE also featured a Race-In first round of eliminations to narrow the field to eight; Ron D’Artenay, Marc Whitmore, and Sid Payne all earned their way into Sunday’s show. Art Cronin shoed the Meltdown Dragster to a 2.83 blast to lead the Four-cylinder contingent into race day. Clayton Record stole the show for the bracket cars as he won the Sportsman 2 class, and went into the late rounds of Sportsman 1 as well as the Pro Gambler. Likewise on the bracket ATV’s side, Craig Wright was the star of the show winning both Motorcycle Sportsman 2 and the Motorcycle Gambler class. Other winners on the day included Christopher Wells (Sportsman 1), Garrett Ratliff (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), and Derek Balcunas (Pro Gambler). Racing action concludes on Sunday with Eliminations at the Soboba Casino.

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Gary Mink 2.480/NS
2. Jim Hammond 2.483/139.71

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Billy Morris 2.954
2. Paul Taylor 2.961
3. Jim Rossi 2.962
4. Larry Snow 3.025
5. Paul Graham 3.026
6. Ron D’Artenay 3.045
7. Geoff Gill 3.055
8. Jimmy DePasse 3.073
9. Sid Payne 3.087
10. Marc Whitmore 3.093
11. Zac Bogner 3.201

Race-In Round One Eliminations
Ron D’Artenay (W) 3.072 .576 def. Zac Bogner 3.147 .550
Marc Whitmore (W) 3.073 .417 def. Geoff Gill 3.012 .484
Sid Payne (W) 3.047 .454 def. Jimmy DePasse 3.053 .580

Saturday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Final Qualifying Order
1. Art Cronin 2.830/114.97
2. Mario Tavares 2.840/113.25
3. Brian Chapman 2.936/108.74
4. Daniel King 2.980/102.83
5. John Cronin 3.238/95.62
6. Aaron Mamer NT

Saturday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Jimmy DePasse 3.018/107.20
2. Geoff Gill 3.093/102.68

Saturday PMU Highlight Video

Sportsman 1
1st-Christopher Wells
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Wes Gilmore
Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Sportsman 2
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Jack Bone
3rd-Kevin Cambridge
3rd-David Huffman
Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Garrett Ratliff
2nd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Steve Lackey
Motorcycle Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Craig Wright
2nd-Steve Lackey
3rd-Mark Ratliff
Motorcycle Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Gambler
1st-Derek Balcunas
2nd-Al McKinney
3rd-Clayton Record
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Gambler
1st-Craig Wright
2nd-Christian Payne
3rd-Scott Kinney
3rd-Mark Ratliff
Motorcycle Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Friday

The 2013 season for the Southern California Sand Drag Association kicked off on Friday with Test and Tune as well as first round Qualifying for the Heads-Up categories. Jim Hammond ran a personal best 2.54 to lead the Top Alcohol class with the April’s Dream Hemi-powered Dragster. Paul Taylor came to Soboba ready for battle with his “Outta Control” TE Dragster carding a 2.961 to lead the class after one session. Mario Tavares ran a 2.94 to lead the Fast Fours contingent while Jimmy DePasse carded fast time in the Pro Mod Unlimited class with a 3.06. Sportsman class bracket action as well as Final Heads-Up Qualifying is on the docket for Saturday.

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Jim Hammond 2.541/135.01

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Paul Taylor 2.961
2. Jim Rossi 2.966
3. Billy Morris 3.013
4. Ron D’Artenay 3.070
5. Larry Snow 3.074
6. Sid Payne 3.349
7. Paul Graham 3.431
8. Jimmy DePasse 3.491
9. Geoff Gill 3.625
10. Marc Whitmore 3.993

Friday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Mario Tavares 2.942/116.35
2. Daniel King 3.087/99.24
3. Art Cronin 3.749/65.05
4. John Cronin 11.160/28.56
5. Aaron Mamer NT

Friday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Jimmy DePasse 3.061/111.22
2. Geoff Gill 3.340/72.37

Friday PMU Highlight Video

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Preview
National Sand Drag News heads out to the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA for the Southern California Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) Season Opener over this weekend, March 1-3. This will also be the second race of the seven race NSRA Quality Aircraft Care Sand Drag Series. NSDN will have our normal race coverage including all the stats, results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete. Be sure to check our Twitter Feed at the top of the each page or visit the Twitter Feed directly at www.Twitter.com/NSDN. Also, we will be updating the NSDN Facebook page throughout the event at www.Facebook.com/NationalSandDragNews. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by Hammer Down Racing, Morris Family Racing/Heavy Metal/2 Dolla' Bill Racing, and Rialto Trophy & Signs/UTI Racing. Racing action kicks off on Friday with Test and Tune as well as first round Heads-Up Qualifying. 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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