NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Albany Sandstorm Aug '14

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Sunday

Sandstorm 2014 is complete after a thrilling day of racing at Albany Sand Drags in Albany, OR. Craig Sines used a nearly perfect .005 RT to take a hole shot final round win in Top Alcohol 2.58 to 2.53 over Craig Mark. Ron d’Artenay pulled out a great 2.961 on the 2.95 with his Red Warrior Dragster to take a close final round Top Eliminator victory over Jim Rossi. The 3.5 Index class was thrilling all weekend and it was Christopher Wells turning on the win light with a 3.63 while Don Boespflug went a touch too fast with a 3.48. The Boespflug family would continue their winning ways as Don would come back and win the Sportsman 1 Cars class while Preston took the Youth 1 class win for the second day in a row. Arlo Cully (Open) and Josh Lowry (Stock Frame) on Brett Sanderson’s Sand Hustler were the ATV Heads-Up class winners. Other winners on the day included Scoty Burris (Pro 1 Cars), Tony Meline (Pro 2 Cars), John Cleaveland (Motorcycle Pro 1), Donald Huff (Motorcycle Pro 2), Mike Yates (Sportsman 2 Cars), Arlo Cully (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), Chris Hollenbeck (Motorcycle Sportsman 2), and David Gleason (Youth 2). Run Sheets now posted...

Top Alcohol
1st-Craig Sines
2nd-Craig Mark
3rd-Jim Hammond
3rd-David Morton
Top Alcohol Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Alcohol Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Craig Mark (W) 2.497/142.00 .141 def. Jim Hammond 2.710/128.60 .077
Craig Sines (W) 2.518/126/20 .108 def. David Morton NT-Broke

Final Round Eliminations
Craig Sines (W) 2.584/131.10 .005 def. Craig Mark 2.537/136.30 .148

Top Eliminator
1st-Ron d’Artenay
2nd-Jim Rossi
Top Eliminator Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Ron d’Artenay (W) 2.961 .154 def. Jim Rossi 2.986 .219

3.5 Index
1st-Christopher Wells
2nd-Don Boespflug
3rd-Rick Heintzman
3rd-Jonny Schwab
3.5 Index Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Don Boespflug (W) 3.573 .092 Bye
Jonny Schwab (W) 3.614 .108 def. Brady Menzenberg NT-DNF
Rick Heintzman (W) 3.606 .186 def. Kam Mccallister 3.870 .158
Christopher Wells (W) 3.557 .143 def. Dave Stidham 3.275 .103

Round Two Eliminations
Don Boespflug (W) 3.523 .159 def. Jonny Schwab 3.603 .133
Christopher Wells (W) 3.565 .139 def. Rick Heintzman 3.453 .144

Final Round Eliminations
Christopher Wells (W) 3.632 .043 def. Don Boespflug 3.489 .076

Open ATV Heads-Up
1st-Arlo Cully
2nd-Chris Spitali
3rd-Brad Christophersen
Open ATV Heads-Up Eliminations Run Sheet

Stock Frame ATV Heads-Up
1st-Josh Lowry
2nd-Daniel Lovebridge
3rd-Brett Sanderson
3rd-Brad Christophersen
Stock Frame ATV Heads-Up Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 1 Cars
1st-Scoty Burris
2nd-Adam Hill
3rd-Dan Beck
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 2 Cars
1st-Tony Meline
2nd-Blake Wallen
3rd-David R. Berg
3rd-Mike Yates
Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-John Cleaveland
2nd-Doug Gunderson
3rd-Tiffany Matthews
3rd-Kenny Spalding
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Donald Huff
2nd-Steve Miller
3rd-Gene Votaw
Motorcycle Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet

Sportsman 1 Car
1st-Don Boespflug
2nd-Shawn Carlson
3rd-Vince Gourley
Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Sportsman 2 Car
1st-Mike Yates
2nd-Tony Meline
3rd-Paige Mcmillen
3rd-Sheryl Hubert

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-Arlo Cully
2nd-John Cleaveland
3rd-Doug Gunderson

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Chris Hollenbeck
2nd-Gene Votaw
3rd-Chris Arnett

Youth 1
1st-Preston Boespflug
2nd-Chance Burris
3rd-Kaylee Schwab

Youth 2
1st-David Gleason
2nd-Aiden Norvo
3rd-Tucker Berg

Saturday

Day two of Sandstorm 2014 was another great day of racing at Albany Sand Drags in Albany, OR. Craig Mark held on to the top spot in Top Alcohol qualifying with his Friday best of 2.47. Jim Rossi bettered his mark in Top Eliminator with a 2.980, which he needed as Ron d’Artenay is right behind him with a 3.00 on the 2.95 Index. Don Boespflug showed up Saturday morning and proved he was ready for 3.5 Index action as he ripped off a 3.517 to lead Qualifying in that category. The Pro 1 Cars class final round was not completed tonight, so Casey Jensen and Adam Hill will face off in the morning for the class victory. Chris Wells kept up his winning ways as he scored the Sportsman 1 Car title. Other winners on the day included Tony Meline (Sportsman 2 Car), John Whitehurst (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), Chris Arnett (Motorcycle Sportsman 2), Preston Boespflug (Youth 1), and Jonny Maas (Youth 2). Sandstorm 2014 wraps up with Eliminations on Sunday.

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Craig Mark 2.474/139.10
2. David Morton 2.525/128.60
3. Craig Sines 2.533/128.60
4. Jim Hammond 2.752/121.70

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Jim Rossi 2.980
2. Ron d’Artenay 3.000

Saturday TE Highlight Video

3.5 Index
Final Qualifying Order
1. Don Boespflug 3.517
2. Chris Wells 3.551
3. Rick Heintzman 3.624
4. Brady Menzenberg 3.647
5. Kam Mccallister 3.659
6. Jonny Schwab 3.783
7. Dave Stidham 3.804

Pro 1 Cars
1st-Adam Hill
2nd-Casey Jensen
3rd-Kam Mccallister
3rd-Terry Choate
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 2 Cars
1st-Tony Meline
2nd-Mike Yates
3rd-Adam Wall
3rd-Blake Wallen

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Josh Lowry
2nd-Andy Seiver
3rd-Clint Reeves
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Chris Arnett
2nd-Steve Miller
3rd-Gene Votaw

Sportsman 1 Car
1st-Chris Wells
2nd-Sam Loshbaugh
3rd-Ron Kuhlmann
3rd-Adam Hill

Sportsman 2 Car
1st-Tony Meline
2nd-Sheryl Hubert
3rd-John Kendall

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-John Whitehurst
2nd-Andy Seiver
3rd-Arlo Cully

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Chris Arnett
2nd-Brad Kyllo
3rd-Jacob Maas
3rd-Brett Sanderson

Youth 1
1st-Preston Boespflug
2nd-Konner Cleaveland
3rd-Kaeden Schwab
3rd-Douglas Wells

Youth 2
1st-Jonny Maas
2nd-Tucker Berg
3rd-Cole Morris

Friday

Day one was full of action at Albany Sand Drags’ Sandstorm 2014 in Albany, OR. The big story of the day was Jim Hammond walking away from a scary ride when he had a rear wheel failure shortly off the starting line in his Top Alcohol Dragster. Jim is okay, and at last report the team is working on getting the car ready for action on Saturday. In other Top Alcohol class action, Craig Mark set the early pace with the Eruption Team’s personal best 2.47 ET at 139MPH. Craig was followed closely by David Morton’s 2.52 & Craig Sines’ 2.58. Jim Rossi ran a stout 3.00 to lead the Top Eliminator class. Ron d’Artenay is also here to race in TE, but had some problems with the oil pump drive that are hoping to be repaired so he can race the rest of the weekend. The 3.5 Index class started off with some nice passes in First Round Qualifying. Rick Heintzman in his Turbo VW-powered Buggy shut off early to a nice 3.62 to lead the pack. Christopher Wells just missed the perfect run as he recorded a 3.497 in Q1. It looks like that class will have a stellar field with more entries on the way. Dave Stidham turned up “The Grinch” Jeep and set the B/Pro Jeep record with a great 3.25 backed up by a 3.29. Congrats to Dave on those excellent runs. Saturday will feature the first day of Pro & Sportsman Eliminations as well as the final two rounds of Qualifying in the Heads-Up categories.

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Craig Mark 2.474/139.10
2. David Morton 2.525/128.60
3. Craig Sines 2.586/128.60
4. Jim Hammond NT

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Jim Rossi 3.004

Friday TE Highlight Video

3.5 Index
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Rick Heintzman 3.624
2. Kam Mccallister 3.709
3. Brady Menzenberg 3.746
4. Christopher Wells 3.497
5. Dave Stidham 3.25

Friday 3.5 Index Highlight Video

TOP ALCOHOL QUALIFYING DATA LOG
RUN CAR # DRIVER RT 60' ET MPH
Q1 215 JIM HAMMOND 0.049 1.171 NT  
Q1 4377 CRAIG SINES 0.074 1.100 2.586 128.60
Q1 371 CRAIG MARK 0.122 1.041 2.474 139.10
Q1 525 DAVID MORTON 0.399 NT 2.525 128.60

Preview
National Sand Drag News is heading to Albany Sand Drags in Albany, OR for the first time to cover Sandstorm 2014 over the weekend of August 15-17. This event will feature a highly competitive Top Alcohol category as well as Top Eliminator (2.95 Index), 3.5 Index Cars, Heads-Up ATV, and Stock Frame ATV Heads-Up classes. There will also be a great selection of bracket categories to compete in throughout the weekend. 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 Sandstorm 2014. Racing action kicks off on Friday with Test and Tune as well as first round Qualifying in the Top Alcohol, Top Eliminator and other Pro categories. 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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