NSDN Daily Race Coverage - SCSDA Soboba Nov '13

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The 2013 SCSDA Finals came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Jimmy DePasse made history in the DePasse/Otis Blown Jeep by not only winning the Pro Mod Unlimited class, but also setting a new A/Pro Jeep World Record with a 2.796 as well as being the first ever Jeep to dip into the 2.7-second range. Gary Mink continued his Top Alcohol class domination with an impressive string of 2.4-second laps to take the victory over Jim Hammond in the final round. Billy Morris had a double-up weekend to remember as he won both the Top Eliminator & Top Fuel classes. The Animal Control team proved unstoppable in Fast Fours action as Daniel, DL, and Dwight King made the right calls throughout the day and recorded a 2.88 to take the final round win over Don Minkle. The Pro Bracket classes were super competitive on Sunday with Bob Cambridge (Pro 1), Tara DeNunzio (Pro 2), Charlie Johnson (Pro 3), Brad Olson (Motorcycle Pro 1), and Jeff Coale (Motorcycle Pro 2) emerging victorious. The Junior classes were also on the card for today with Ryan Rodriguez (Junior Dragster), Kolton Wolfgang (Juniors), Levi Suggs (Mini Jr. Dragster), and Deegan Gutierrez (Peewees) all scoring big wins. **Run Sheets are now posted from this event.**

Top Fuel
1st-Billy Morris
Top Fuel Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Fuel Sunday Eliminations Video

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Billy Morris (W) 2.382/142.04 .665 Bye

Top Alcohol
1st-Gary Mink
2nd-Jim Hammond
3rd-David Morton
3rd-Jimmy DePasse
Top Alcohol Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Alcohol Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Gary Mink (W) 2.451/142.04 .690 def. Geoff Gill NT-No Show
David Morton (W) 2.530/133.42 .559 def. Pedro Villa 2.712/116.15
Jimmy DePasse (W) 2.807/116.15 .742 def. Rod Trower NT-No Show
Jim Hammond (W) 2.564/146.62 .460 def. Craig Sines 2.651/128.40 .429

Round Two Eliminations
Gary Mink (W) 2.475/142.93 .595 def. David Morton 2.542/138.86 .638
Jim Hammond (W) 2.661/130.11 .652 def. Jimmy DePasse 2.796/NS .557

Final Round Eliminations
Gary Mink (W) 2.500/134.74 .498 def. Jim Hammond 2.672/131.62 .526

Top Eliminator
1st-Billy Morris
2nd-Paul Graham
3rd-Paul Taylor
Top Eliminator Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Paul Taylor (W) 2.995 1.332 def. Terry Crawford 3.249 .000 RL
Paul Graham (W) 2.970 .513 def. Ron D’Artenay 3.05 .089 RL
Marc Whitmore (W) 3.038 .609 def. Dee Trower 2.881 .429
Billy Morris (W) 3.164 .490 def. Taylor Brewer 3.098 1.535
Mark Punos (W) 2.956 .493 def. Larry Snow 3.093 .828

Round Two Eliminations
Paul Taylor (W) 2.949 .676 Bye
Paul Graham (W) 2.992 .583 def. Marc Whitmore 3.073 .619
Billy Morris (W) 2.910 .565 def. Mark Punos 3.040 .361 RL

Round Three Eliminations
Paul Graham (W) 2.985 .513 def. Paul Taylor 3.036 .503
Billy Morris (W) 2.999 .481 Bye

Final Round Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 2.969 .448 def. Paul Graham NT-No Show

Fast Fours
1st-Daniel King
2nd-Don Minkel
3rd-Art Cronin
Fast Fours Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Fast Fours Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Robert Skidmore (W) 4.632/70.14 1.464 Bye
Don Minkel (W) 3.154/107.03 .584 def. Frank Martuscelli 3.131/NS .644
Art Cronin (W) 2.826/115.95 .756 def. Dave Marcroft NT-No Show
Daniel King (W) 2.907/108.05 .764 def. Greg Johnson NT-No Show
John Cronin (W) 3.218/98.52 .694 def. Mario Tavares 3.376/NS .619
Brian Chapman (W) 2.891/109.97 .782 def. Aaron Mamer NT-No Show

Round Two Eliminations
Don Minkel (W) 3.259 95.74 .694 def. Robert Skidmore NT .667
Art Cronin (W) 2.807/120.03 .737 def. John Cronin 3.061/103.77 .655
Daniel King (W) 3.398/82.34 .561 def. Brian Chapman 6.060/25.73 .676

Round Three Eliminations
Don Minkel (W) 7.352/30.14 .680 Bye
Daniel King (W) 2.868/111.59 .716 def. Art Cronin 2.990/115.36 .622

Final Round Eliminations
Daniel King (W) 2.883/110.14 .535 def. Don Minkel 3.010/96.98 .664

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

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Jimmy DePasse (W) 3.219/116.15 .698 def. Geoff Gill NT-No Show

Pro 1
1st-Bob Cambridge
2nd-Mike Kelly
3rd-Bill Meaney
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 2
1st-Tara DeNunzio
2nd-Bill Gonzalez
3rd-Charlie Johnson
Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 3
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Greg Tounget
3rd-Chris Adamson
Pro 3 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Brad Olson
2nd-Christian Payne
3rd-Mark Ratliff
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Jeff Coale
2nd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Garrett Ratliff
3rd-James Browning
Motorcycle Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

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

1st-Kolton Wolfgang
2nd-Zach Jennings
3rd-Levi Graham
3rd-Gavin Moya

Mini Junior Dragster
1st-Levi Suggs
2nd-Blake Adamson
3rd-Gavin Gutierrez
3rd-Leonardo Villa

1st-Deegan Gutierrez
2nd-Cody Mercer
3rd-Kyler Wolfgang
3rd-Elena DeNunzio


Day two of the SCSDA Season Finals at the Soboba Casino produced some excellent times throughout the day. Gary Mink had a huge day in his “Bad to the Bone” Top Alcohol Dragster. Gary not only qualified #1 with a Top Alcohol track record ET of 2.44, but he also won the final round from the October SCSDA race in a great race over David Morton. Gary’s Central California neighbor Paul Taylor was on his game in Top Eliminator carding a perfect 2.950 on the 2.95 class Index to lead the field into race day. Jimmy DePasse in the DePasse/Otis Simpson Jeep ran an incredible 2.86 to top the Pro Mod Unlimited qualifying sheet. First day qualifying leaders Billy Morris (Top Fuel) and Robert Skidmore (Fast Fours) hung on to their respective top qualifying positions. Charlie Johnson was the big winner in the Pro Gambler class as he defeated his brother, Wes Johnson in the final round. Jack Vandigriff scored the Motorcycle Gambler title over Wyatt Larson. Another great win on the day belonged to Ty Larson, who won the Sportsman 1 category in his unique 63 Corvette. Other winners on the day included Rick Hendershott (Sportsman 2), Mark Ratliff (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), and Jeff Coale (Motorcycle Sportsman 2). Eliminations in the remaining classes finish up on Sunday as the winners and champions will be crowned.

Top Fuel
Final Qualifying Order
1. Billy Morris 2.356/149.85

Saturday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Gary Mink 2.448/147.26
2. Rod Trower 2.501/140.87
3. Jim Hammond 2.518/137.74
4. David Morton 2.530/131.11
5. Pedro Villa 2.574/127.20
6. Craig Sines 2.622/132.39
7. Jimmy DePasse 2.873/110.32
8. Geoff Gill 2.937/116.74

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Paul Taylor 2.950
2. Billy Morris 2.960
3. Paul Graham 2.976
4. Dee Trower 2.976
5. Mark Punos 2.980
6. Larry Snow 3.002
7. Marc Whitmore 3.060
8. Ron D’Artenay 3.067
9. Taylor Brewer 4.347
10. Terry Crawford 2.927

Saturday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Final Qualifying Order
1. Robert Skidmore 2.701/118.16
2. Art Cronin 2.804/114.78
3. Daniel King 2.915/105.87
4. Brian Chapman 3.042/110.86
5. Mario Tavares 3.081/92.01
6. Frank Martuscelli 3.101/90.90
7. Don Minkel 3.139/107.03
8. John Cronin 3.168/99.24
9. Aaron Mamer 3.281/66.97
10. Greg Johnson 3.444/64.02
11. Dave Marcroft 3.774/78.10

Saturday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Jimmy DePasse 2.863/110.50
2. Geoff Gill 2.913/116.35

Saturday PMU Highlight Video

Sportsman 1
1st-Ty Larson
2nd-Wes Gilmore
3rd-Bill Meaney
3rd-Joe Simeone
Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Sportsman 2
1st-Rick Hendershott
2nd-Jeff Goorsky
3rd-Craig Priest
3rd-Dorothy Starns
Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Mark Ratliff
2nd-Brock Rushing
3rd-Christian Payne
Motorcycle Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Jeff Coale
2nd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Austin Ratliff
3rd-Aaron Bailey
Motorcycle Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Gambler
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Wes Johnson
3rd-Joe Simeone
3rd-Chris Adamson
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Gambler
1st-Jack Vandigriff
2nd-Wyatt Larson
3rd-Jeff Coale
Motorcycle Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet


The 2013 SCSDA Season Finals are underway at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Billy Morris ran a great 2.35 in the Team UTI Top Fueler for Low ET of the day. Oklahoma’s Rod Trower leads the pack in Top Alcohol with a 2.50/140MPH in his first pass on the Soboba track. Paul Graham’s Excavator Buggy ran the best time in Top Eliminator with a 2.976 on the 2.95 class Index. The Fast Fours put on a great show. Mario Tavares emerged victorious as he faced Art Cronin to decide the winner of the October event. This was a bizarre final round as Art red lighted away a 2.95 while Mario had issues and idled down the track to the victory. But the biggest story was the Quickest Fast Fours run ever as Robert Skidmore ran a 2.701/118MPH blast with a 1.05 60’ time. Geoff Gill leads the field in Pro Mod Unlimited with a 3.09 pass in the Larry Minor Motorsports Jeep. Racing action continues on Saturday with the conclusion of Heads-Up class qualifying as well as eliminations in Sportsman & Gambler classes.

Top Fuel
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Billy Morris 2.356/149.85

Friday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Rod Trower 2.501/140.87
2. Jim Hammond 2.712/131.87
3. Craig Sines 2.727/124.19
4. Jimmy DePasse 3.076/100.86
5. Geoff Gill 5.086/31.06

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Paul Graham 2.976
2. Paul Taylor 3.014
3. Billy Morris 3.027
4. Dee Trower 3.033
5. Larry Snow 3.060
6. Ron D’Artenay 3.067
7. Marc Whitmore 4.267
8. Frank Martuscelli 4.967

Friday TE Highlight Video

Fast Fours
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Robert Skidmore 2.701/118.16
2. Art Cronin 2.955/110.86
3. Brian Chapman 3.042/110.86
4. John Cronin 3.346/98.81
5. Dave Marcroft 3.774/78.10
6. Aaron Mamer 4.059/63.78
7. Mario Tavares 16.363/22.25

Friday FF Highlight Video

Pro Mod Unlimited
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 4 Sessions)
1. Geoff Gill 3.092/101.01
2. Jimmy DePasse 3.160/95.62

Friday PMU Highlight Video

National Sand Drag News is wrapping up the 2013 sand drag racing season at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA for the Southern California Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) event this weekend November 15-17. This will be the final event 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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